Apple Context Machine Podcast
The Apple Context Machine is Mac, iPhone, and iPod news and analysis that puts the facts in perspective, brought to you with a sense of humor. Hosts Jeff Gamet and Bryan Chaffin put the Apple world into context.

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ACM 277: Apple Pay, Apple Designs, and iPad as a Laptop Replacement 5:30 PM, Oct. 23rd, 2014

Apple Pay is out and in the wild now that Apple has released iOS 8.1. Jeff and Bryan share their thoughts on how successful the…

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  1. Aug. 14th, 2013 ACM 217: iOS 7’s Skeuomorphism and Apple’s iPhone Launch Plans

    The developer preview of OS X Mavericks may give us a hint of things to come in iOS, and it may be too flat. Jeff and Bryan talk about that, along with what they expect from Apple's September 10 iPhone media event, and they have a few things to share from TMO's Cool Stuff Found, too.

  2. Aug. 7th, 2013 ACM 216: Apple’s ITC Wins, the DOJ’s iTunes Power Push, and Rapidfire

    Two ITC rulings against Apple have been shot down in the past few days, which is good news for the iPhone and iPad maker. The bad news is that the DOJ wants to have broad sweeping control over Apple's iTunes Store. Jeff and Bryan share their take on both, along with fitness tech and Jeff Bezos buying the Washington Post.

  3. Jul. 31st, 2013 ACM 215: Apple’s China Syndrome and the Politics of Google and Starbucks

    Worker watchdog groups say working conditions in the factories that make the Apple products we use aren't up to snuff so the Cupertino company is launching more investigations into the claims. Jeff and Bryan dig into the politics in Apple's China business, and they take a look at what it means for end users now that Google will be providing the free Wi-Fi in Starbucks stores and why Google wanted the gig in the first place.

  4. Jul. 24th, 2013 ACM 214: AAPL Earnings, Apple Bets Big on Maps, Microsoft’s Woes

    Apple reported strong revenue and earnings numbers during its third fiscal quarter conference call this week, and while iPhone sales figures pleased analysts, they weren't so happy with iPad and Mac numbers. Apple also snapped up a couple companies to help improve its Maps app and service. Jeff And Bryan take a look at both, and then jump into their thoughts on Microsoft's leadership when they should've been hiding from a lightning storm.

  5. Jul. 17th, 2013 ACM 213: Apple’s Mac Commitment to Pros & Google Maps 2.0

    In this Apple Context Machine podcast, Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet note that Apple has been showing some Mac love to the pro market this year with the new Mac Pro computer and on the release of Logic Pro X. They talk about Apple's commitment to the pro market, even while some pro users get left out. They also talk about Google Maps 2.0 and what it means to Apple's commitment to its own Maps service.

  6. Jul. 10th, 2013 ACM 212: Digging Into iOS 7, Tearing Into Apple’s Antitrust Conviction

    iOS 7 has had three beta seeds for developers so far, and Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet dig into it to see where it stands so far. On Wednesday, Apple was convicted for antitrust violations in the ebook industry, and Bryan and Jeff couldn't believe their eyes. Turns out they have something to say about that, too.

  7. Jul. 3rd, 2013 ACM 211: The BlackBerry Conundrum, the Microsoft Diversion, & Apple TV

    BlackBerry has all but killed its tablet business and Jeff and Bryan have different thoughts on where the company is headed, which leads them both down a Microsoft-filled rabbit hole. They also have some thoughts on the entertainment industry and how Time Warner fits into the Apple TV strategy. Plus Bryan tries to burn down the ACM studio.

  8. Jun. 26th, 2013 ACM 210: Discussing Apple TV, the New Mac Pro, iOS 7 with John Martellaro

    In this episode of The Apple Context Machine podcast, Jeff and Bryan talk to John Martellaro about the Apple TV (and all those rumors), Apple's new Mac Pro, and iOS 7 and the pushback we've seen from some quarters. We even manage to get in a little about OS X Mavericks, too. It's a fun episode!

  9. Jun. 19th, 2013 ACM 209: Apple’s Ebook Trial with Philip Elmer-Dewitt

    Apple wrapped up its arguments in the Department of Justice ebook price fixing trial against it on Wednesday, so Jeff and Bryan asked Fortune's Philip Elmer-Dewitt to join in and share his thoughts on the case after spending nearly every day of the three-week event in the courtroom. His take on the outcome? You'll have to listen to find out.

  10. Jun. 12th, 2013 ACM 208: iOS 7, OS X Mavericks, Mac Pro, WWDC, Whew!

    Apple hit us with all kinds of big announcements during its World Wide Developer Conference keynote presentation this week with iOS 7, OS X 10.9 Mavericks, the new Mac Pro, and more. Jeff and Bryan have plenty to say about all of those announcements, and it turns out Jeff lost a bet so now he owes Bryan a dollar.