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Apple Context Machine Podcast

Hosted by Jeff Gamet & Bryan Chaffin.

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.

Daily Observations Podcast

Hosted by The Mac Observer.

Daily Observations Podcast

Join Jeff Gamet each weekday as he assembles a panel of TMO staffers and contributors to talk through the stories and news of the day. Quick, informative, and entertaining. Make Daily Observations a part of your day!

Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Hosted by Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun.

Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Dave Hamilton and John F. Braun come together weekly to discuss things of interest to Mac geeks, yet present them in a way that's both entertaining and informative for the average listener.

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TMO Daily Observations 2015-01-26: Apple Fashion Hires, Google’s Foiled Fingerprint Sensor Plans 1:35 PM, Jan. 26th, 2015

Apple has already hired several people from the fashion industry, and doesn't seem to be slowing down. Bryan Chaffin and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet…

Podcast Archives

  1. Jan. 26th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-01-26: Apple Fashion Hires, Google’s Foiled Fingerprint Sensor Plans

    Apple has already hired several people from the fashion industry, and doesn't seem to be slowing down. Bryan Chaffin and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to talk about Apple's most recent hire, Burberry's Chester Chipperfield, and they take a look at how the company blocked Google from including a fingerprint sensor in the Nexus 6 smartphone.

  2. Jan. 25th, 2015 MGG 537: The Moral to the Story is Never Fun

    Thunderbolt booting, repair pricing/strategies, unreliable Apple TV connections, Skype microphone recommendations and monitors that make your Mac crash. All of this and more in this week's episode of Mac Geek Gab. Have a question or tip of your own? Send it in and your two favorite geeks will cover it!

  3. Jan. 23rd, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-01-23: Switzerland Versus Apple Watch

    Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro have different views on the likelihood that Swiss watch makers will be able to compete once Apple Watch hits the street. Both join Jeff Gamet to duke it out, plus they offer up their take on BlackBerry's CEO pushing for companies to develop all their apps for every platform.

  4. Jan. 22nd, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-01-22: Debunking the 24-bit/192kHz Audio Hype

    There's a debate raging in the audio world about whether we should listen to music encoded above the standard 16-bit 44.1kHz mark. Dave Hamilton joins Jeff Gamet to look at the differences between 16-bit 44.1kHz and 24-bit 192kHz, whether or not the science backs up the quality of 24-bit tracks, and why the bit depth doesn't necessarily translate to better sounding recordings.

  5. Jan. 21st, 2015 ACM 290: Apple’s Political Game, and Switzerland’s Smart Watch Plans

    Politics are playing a bigger part in Apple's world, and that means more money spent on lobbying. Jeff and Bryan talk about Apple's growing involvement in the political game and why it had to happen, plus they look at Swiss watch makers and their plans to look outside of Switzerland to make their Apple Watch competitors.

  6. Jan. 21st, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-01-21: Demystifying Apple Pay on Apple Watch

    One of the big features Apple is touting for its soon to ship Apple Watch is Apple Pay, but there are plenty of questions about how the feature will work. John Martellaro and the MacCast's Adam Christianson join Jeff Gamet to discuss Apple Pay on Apple Watch, what security measures we can expect, which iPhone models it supports, and more.

  7. Jan. 20th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-01-20: iPad Styluses, SyFy’s Hue Light Experience

    Apple's Steve Jobs said we don't need styluses for the iPad because we already have ten on the ends of our hands. Kelly Guimont and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to talk about the possibility of Apple designing its own stylus, and why we should be able to buy third-party styluses in Apple Stores, and Bryan gets his gook-a-dook on.

  8. Jan. 19th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-01-19: Xiaomi isn’t Apple, Protecting Our Private Data

    Xiaomi has been called China's Apple, and Bryan Chaffin thinks that's just wrong. Bryan and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to discuss the difference between innovating and simply copying Apple, plus they share their thoughts on President Obama's push to give the government a backdoor into our personal encrypted data.

  9. Jan. 18th, 2015 MGG 536: Tangentially Speaking, It’s All Relevant

    John and Dave are here to help. First it's Rob with his over-coffeed MacBook Air (hold the sad trombones!), then Kaz with screen capture advice, helping Wilko avoid data duplication backing up items in OS X's sandbox, and Andy adding an SSD to a 2011 iMac that never had one. And more. And more, and even more than that. Today your geeks talk about the why behind their whats! Download today, enjoy and learn simultaneously!

  10. Jan. 16th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-01-16: The Google Glass Hail Mary and Get Ready for HomeKit

    Google Glass needs some help, so the project is now in Nest founder Tony Fadell's hands. Kelly Guimont and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to look at what Mr. Fadell's involvement means for the future of Google Glass, plus they talk about the build up to the launch of HomeKit-compatible products.