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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 2015-10-05: Apple and the NSA, Samsung Pay 1:36 PM, Oct. 5th, 2015

Apple CEO Tim Cook says the NSA isn't going to be pushing for backdoors into our tech gear, and the FBI is most likely coming…

Podcast Archives

  1. Sep. 24th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-09-24: Streaming Music on the Rise, Apple Talks XcodeGhost

    Streaming Music is on the rise and outpaced physical music sales in the first half of 2015. John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet look at the changing music market and how Apple Music may fit into that in the future. They also look at Apple's comments on XcodeGhost and the lack of an explanation as to how infected apps got past App Store screeners.

  2. Sep. 23rd, 2015 ACM 325: It’s Apple Car Time, iOS 9’s Proactive Feature vs. Google Now

    Comments from the automotive industry drive home why it's time for Apple to step in with some big time disruption. Jeff and Bryan dive into comments from a former GM executive, plus they offer up some thoughts on iOS 9's Proactive feature and how it compares to Google Now.

  3. Sep. 23rd, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-09-23: iPhone 6s Benchmarks, watchOS 2

    With the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus only a couple days away early performance benchmarks are coming in. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on how the new iPhones stack up against the MacBook, and they share some first reactions to watchOS 2.0.

  4. Sep. 22nd, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-09-22: watchOS 2 Release, Prepping for OS X El Capitan

    Apple released watchOS 2.0 on Monday and the rollout wasn't exactly smooth. John Martellaro and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to talk about watchOS 2's frustrating update process, and to offer up a few tips on preparing for next weeks OS X El Capitan upgrade.

  5. Sep. 21st, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-09-21: XcodeGhost, Peace Pulled from App Store

    Apple had to pull over 50 apps from its App Store because developers used non-legit copies of Xcode that added malware. The Maccast's Adam Christianson joins Jeff Gamet to look at the problems XcodeGhost is causing for Apple, developers, and end users, plus they offer up their thoughts on iOS 9 content blockers and Marco Arment's decision to pull Peace from the App Store.

  6. Sep. 20th, 2015 MGG 571: Not #HotDebateGuy, Just Geeks Answering Your Questions

    Getting a new iPhone? Your two favorite geeks talk about the best ways to go through and ensure your settings and apps make it over successfully. Getting hard drive errors? Listen to learn how to tell if they're serious or not. Want to sort out what to do with your unused hard drives? Want to run OS X without that pesky password? John and Dave share listener tips to help you do just that. All of this and more in today's MGG!

  7. Sep. 18th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-09-18: iOS 9 Content Blockers and Web Advertisers

    iOS 9's content blocker feature for Mobile Safari has many online advertisers worried about revenue streams. Today Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to talk about website revenue, the changes advertisers need to make, and what how TMO handles its site ads. Dave also wants to know what changes you'd like to see in web-based advertising.

  8. Sep. 17th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-09-17: watchOS 2.0 Favorite Features, Delays

    watchOS 2.0 didn't roll out yesterday, but should be here any time now. John Martellaro and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to talk about some of their favorite watchOS 2.0 features, and to look at the unexpected launch delay.

  9. Sep. 16th, 2015 ACM 324: Apple TV, Woz on the Steve Jobs Movie, Listener Comments

    Jeff and Bryan have more to say about Apple TV and where it fits in the streaming entertainment market, plus they look at Steve Wozniak's reaction to the Steve Jobs movie starring Michael Fassbender, and they dig into some reader comments.

  10. Sep. 16th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-09-16: The Big iOS 9 Upgrade Show

    Apple released iOS 9 today, so Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro joined Jeff Gamet to share some tips on preparing for the upgrade and how to make sure you have a current encrypted backup before jumping in. They also look at a few of the new features they're excited about.