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. 17th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-11-17: Pandora Buys Rdio, a Week with iPad Pro

    Rdio filed bankruptcy and now Pandora is buying up their assets. John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on Pandora's move and the streaming music market in general. Jeff and John also share their thoughts after a week with their new iPad Pros.

  2. Nov. 16th, 2015 TMO Background Mode: Interview with BusyMac’s John Chaffee

    John Chaffee is the founder of BusyMac, the company that brought us BusyCal and, recently, Busy Contacts for the Mac. In this interview, John describes how his early work with Now Up-to-Date launched a life-long interest in calendaring. But then, there were the customary career choices including some time developing Palm OS apps. Eventually, in 2007, John and former associate Dave Riggle reunited and founded the two-person company, BusyMac. John talks about the impact of the Mac App Store on his business and the future of Mac apps. Will there ever be a BusyMail? I just had to pop the…

  3. Nov. 16th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-11-16: Verizon Wi-Fi Calling, Terrorism and Tech Privacy

    Following lat week's tragic terrorist attacks in Paris government officials are calling again for back doors into our private and encrypted data. Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to discuss how those proposed laws will do little to stop criminals and terrorists, plus they also share their thoughts on Wi-Fi calling now that Verizon can start offering the feature to its customers.

  4. Nov. 15th, 2015 MGG 579: Bluetooth Audio, Calendar Management and Swap Explained

    Junk mail management, Bluetooth audio mysteries, calendar searching, portable speaker solutions and some page-in/page-out clarity are just a scant few of the issues discussed by your two favorite geeks today. That, plus some geek-fueled Cool Stuff Found rounds out the episode (next week is your turn, send 'em in!).

  5. Nov. 13th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-11-13: iPad Pro, Steve Jobs, and Amazon Listener Comments

    It's listener comment time on TMO's Daily Observations, so Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to respond to your thoughts on the iPad Pro, the Steve Jobs movie, and Amazon's Seattle book store.

  6. Nov. 12th, 2015 ACM 332: Hands On with iPad Pro, Pencil, Smart Keyboard, and Apple Is Doomed (Again)

    Jeff Gamet and Bryan Chaffin go deep with Apple's new iPad Pro, which Jeff picked up earlier on Wednesday. He also spent some time with Apple Pencil and the new Smart Keyboard. Believe it or not, there was even a new Apple Death Knell this week, and Jeff and Bryan deconstruct the argument that Apple's success hides how much trouble the company is really in.

  7. Nov. 12th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-11-12: A Day with iPad Pro

    It's been only a day since the iPad Pro was released and already people are forming their opinions on the mega-sized tablet. The Maccast's Adam Christianson joins Jeff Gamet to discuss what they think of the latest addition to the iPad line, and the different use cases they have planned for theirs.

  8. Nov. 11th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-11-11: iPad Pro Launch Day, more App Store Malware

    iPad Pro pre-orders started this morning with deliveries arriving on Friday, or you can go to an Apple Store and buy one today. Kelly Guimont and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on the iPad Pro launch, and to look at the latest malware app that made it onto Apple's App Store.

  9. Nov. 10th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-11-10: How to Recognize and Avoid Phishing Scams

    There's a new scam email making the rounds that's trying to trick people into giving out their Apple ID login and credit card information. Dave Hamilton and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about phishing scams, how to spot them, and what to do if you think you've tricked by one.

  10. Nov. 9th, 2015 TMO Background Mode: Interview with Astrophysicist Dr. Gaurav Khanna

    Dr. Gaurav Khanna is a theoretical astrophysicist at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth and a huge Apple fan. His specialty is the computational study of gravitational phenomena in the vicinity of black holes. John first got to know Dr. Khanna when Apple was pursuing supercomputing hardware and software in the early 2000s, and Dr. Khanna's technical support for scientific computing on Macs made him a hero in the community. In this interview, John asks Dr. Khanna about his current day research using his 2013 Mac Pros, his use of Apple's OpenCL for parallel computing and thoughts on Apple's support for…