Mac Observer Podcasts

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!

Background Mode Podcast

Hosted by The Mac Observer.

Background Mode Podcast

Join John Martellaro every week for fascinating interviews with tech industry pros and luminaries. It's more than a show about what they do; it's about who they are.

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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ACM 334: Apple’s Mac Pro vs. The Devil’s Advocate 4:27 PM, Nov. 25th, 2015

John Kheit, the infamous Devil's Advocate, joins Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet on this episode of the Apple Context Machine. Together they dig deep into…

Podcast Archives

  1. Nov. 25th, 2015 ACM 334: Apple’s Mac Pro vs. The Devil’s Advocate

    John Kheit, the infamous Devil's Advocate, joins Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet on this episode of the Apple Context Machine. Together they dig deep into Apple's Mac Pro and question its suitability for professional use.

  2. Nov. 25th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-11-25: Apple’s Plans for Faceshift

    Apple bought Faceshift, a company that specializes in facial recognition and tracking technology. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about the purchase and speculate on what Apple may have in store, and how Faceshift could fit in with autonomous cars and robots.

  3. Nov. 24th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-11-24: The Big Mac Pro Smackdown

    Apple introduced the tube-shaped Mac Pro over two years ago, but never followed up with any updates or improvements. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look at the state of the Mac Pro, what alternatives are available to pro-level users, and whether or not John Kheit got it right when he called the new Mac Pro a failure.

  4. Nov. 23rd, 2015 TMO Background Mode: Interview with Parallels’ John Uppendahl

    John Uppendahl is the vice president of communications for Parallels, the company that's famous for its virtual machine software for the Mac-called Parallels Desktop. I chat with John about what this product does, its evolution, the different uses by customers, how it has enabled five million customers to have the Mac they want yet launch and use Windows apps completely transparently. Or even multiple different copies of OS X. John Uppendahl also talks about the ever growing solutions that a virtual machine system provides, including the brilliant Parallels Access iPad app that "applifies," with native touch gestures, an interface to…

  5. Nov. 23rd, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-11-23: iOS App Holiday Survival Guide

    The holiday season is upon us, and that means lots of events with family and friends. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to share the iPhone apps they rely on to make holiday gatherings go smoothly-or as smoothly as possible.

  6. Nov. 22nd, 2015 MGG 580: The Magic of Instant On

    John and Dave take you through managing your media perfectly for your new - and old - Apple TV, including using a NAS to store it all if you like. Then it's some tips about speeding up Time Machine, speeding up App Store downloads, converting movies and sound issues. Pepper in some additional questions and listener Cool Stuff Found and you've got a full show!

  7. Nov. 20th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-11-20: Converging iOS and OS X, Apple Pencil Review

    Apple isn't working to merge iOS and OS X into a single operating system; instead, it's trying to build a better cross-device workflow. Peter Cohen and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about the future of iOS and OS X, and they also look at Jeff's Apple Pencil review.

  8. Nov. 19th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-11-19: Balancing Your Tech and Personal Life, Apple Pencil Cases

    If keeping up with Apple's fast paced tech advancements and new products feels overwhelming, John Martellaro has some suggestions for getting your life back. Along with John, Kelly Guimont joins Jeff Gamet to talk about balancing their tech gear piles with the rest of their lives, and Kelly has some suggestions for keeping your Apple Pencil-and the rest of your stylus collection-under control.

  9. Nov. 18th, 2015 ACM 333: Apple Pencil, New Assault on Privacy, Anonymous vs. ISIS

    Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet dive deep into Jeff's hands-on time with the new Apple Pencil. They also dip their toes into more heady waters concerning a new onslaught against encryption and how it could affect our privacy and security. For an end cap they discuss Anonymous's newly declared war against ISIS and what it might mean.

  10. Nov. 18th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-11-18: Apple Pencil and iPad Pro Keyboards

    Now that we have Apple Pencils in hand it's time to talk iPad Pro accessories. John Martellaro and The Maccast's Adam Christianson join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on Apple Pencil, and on keyboards from Apple, Logitech, and Zagg.