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!

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 2015-03-02: Samsung’s New iPhone Copy, More Apple Car Evidence 1:25 PM, Mar. 2nd, 2015

Samsung fired up its copiers to make the Galaxy S6 smartphone very iPhone 6-like. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to discuss when…

Podcast Archives

  1. Feb. 19th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-02-19: More Apple Car Evidence, Apple Hires some Bloggers

    There's more evidence stacking up to show Apple is working on its own electric car. Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to talk about a new lawsuit claiming Apple poached employees from a high tech battery design company, plus they also offer their take on Apple's recent hires from the blogs that cover their activities and products.

  2. Feb. 18th, 2015 ACM 294: The Apple Car Story Goes Super Nova and Tim Cook Pushes for Privacy

    Bryan and Jeff dig deep into the Apple Car story, discussing all of the developments in the last few days. They also discuss Apple CEO Tim Cook's views on privacy and ask whether he and his company are going to start pushing privacy as a competitive advantage.

  3. Feb. 18th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-02-18: John Schools Us on Apple Watch Fashion

    What happens when you start a discussion about Apple Watch pricing with John Martellaro? It turns into John schooling Kelly Guimont and Jeff Gamet on the fashion scene. They also dive into Apple's virtual reality goggles patent, but today's show is really all about John's fashion sense.

  4. Feb. 17th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-02-17: WiFi Troubleshooting, Apple Watch Redesign

    WiFi networking issues can be a real pain, and our own Bryan Chaffin is experiencing that first hand. Bryan, along with Dave Hamilton, join Jeff Gamet to talk about WiFi network troubleshooting, plus they offer up their thoughts on Apple's decision to change Apple Watch from a health tracker into a fitness tracker.

  5. Feb. 16th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-02-16: More Apple Car Talk, Plus Zane Lowe and Music

    More information about Apple's car plans, and it's looking like this is a really big project. Bryan Chaffin and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet for a look at what's leaked out since Bryan first started talking about Apple's car plans, plus they have some thoughts on what's in store for Zane Lowe now that he's on Apple's payroll.

  6. Feb. 15th, 2015 MGG 540: A Blizzard Between Two Geeks

    Yet another New England snowstorm, and yet another Mac Geek Gab. John and Dave brave the snow (though most of it fell between them) to bring you answers to all your geeky questions. Wanna know why the Finder is showing up in every space? Want to know why drives don't appear in the Finder's sidebar? Fusion Drive - should you or shouldn't you? And what about Mavericks on those new Mac Pros? All of these answers and more in today's episode. You don't want to get caught missing this one!

  7. Feb. 13th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-02-13: Apple OKs Weed Apps and Fun with Text Messaging

    Apple seems to be loosening up on App Store restrictions because now marijuana-related apps are on the OK list. Kelly Guimont and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet with thoughts on the change to Apple's formerly binary approach to app approval, plus Kelly has some great tips on fun with text messaging on your iPhone.

  8. Feb. 12th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-02-12: Improving Apple Factory Conditions and App Store Discovery

    Apple's latest Supplier Responsibility Progress report is out, and the company is making a big push to end factory worker recruitment fees and bonded labor practices. Bryan Chaffin and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to offer their take on Apple's efforts to improve factory working conditions and labor practices, plus they have a few things to say about Apple teaming up with Pinterest to improve the App Store discovery process.

  9. Feb. 12th, 2015 ACM 293: The Church of Apple Doom and a Car is Coming from Cupertino

    The belief that Apple is doomed has practically become a religion, and Jeff and Bryan have plenty to say about that. They also jump in the middle of reports that Apple is working on designing its own car. Bonus: Bryan explores a career in the railroad industry.

  10. Feb. 11th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-02-11: Apple’s Environmental Push and Car Plans

    Apple's push to be an environmentally friendly corporation got a boost with the announcement that it is investing US$848 million in a California solar array farm. John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to look at Apple's efforts to be a green company and how that impacts investors and customers, plus they have something to say about Apple getting into the car business.