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 2015-07-07: Apple’s Product Packaging Rules, iOS 8.4 Home Sharing 1:09 PM, Jul. 7th, 2015

Product packaging in Apple's stores is about to undergo a big redesign. John Martellaro joins Jeff Gamet to look at Apple's plans to homogenize third-party…

Podcast Archives

  1. Jun. 24th, 2015 ACM 312: Music Isn’t Worth What it Used to Be

    The music industry is changing, and artist's work isn't worth what it once was. Jeff and Bryan look at how the music market has changed over the years, why music has been devalued, and what some artists are doing to stay in the industry. They also check out a really cool hoverboard prototype from Lexus.

  2. Jun. 24th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-06-24: Tidal’s CEO Hunt, Pharrell’s Apple Music Exclusive

    The streaming music market is rapidly changing, and that's especially true at Tidal. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about Tidal CEO Peter Tonstad quitting after only three months, plus they have some thoughts about Apple Music, Pharrel Williams, and exclusive streaming music deals.

  3. Jun. 23rd, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-06-23: Tim Cook Responds to Racism

    Following the tragic racist-driven shootings at a South Carolina church Apple CEO Tim Cook is speaking out to remove symbols of hate, and to bring an end to racism. Bryan Chaffin and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to look at Mr. Cook's comments and share their thoughts on what impact his words might have. They also look at a blog post that says Taylor Swift needs to take her own words to heart about paying artists for their work.

  4. Jun. 22nd, 2015 MGG 558: Storage Woes & Disabling iCloud Photo Library

    John and Dave are back from Midwest Mac BBQ and MacStock and have some stories to tell. Then, of course, it's off to answering your questions about living with less storage, iCloud Photo Library (and how to disable it!), how to find old iTunes purchases and more. Enjoy!

  5. Jun. 22nd, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-06-22: Apple, Taylor Swift, the Changing Music Industry

    Apple changed course and announced it would pay royalties during the free three month trial period for Apple Music subscribers after Taylor Swift called out the company in a blog post. Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to talk about Apple's place in the music industry, how listening to music has evolved, and why it's time for artists and record labels to adapt to the ways consumers listen to music now.

  6. Jun. 19th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-06-19: Jeff and John Look at Apple’s New World

    Apple is an always changing company, and that's more evident now than ever before. John Martellaro joins Jeff Gamet to look at how Apple has changed the way it responds to customer needs over the years, how OS X and iOS designs are evolving, why executives are becoming more accessible to the media, and more.

  7. Jun. 18th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-06-18: Edward Snowden on Apple and Privacy, Indy Labels and Apple Music

    Edward Snowden has already shaken up the security world, and now he says we should buy Apple products to show our support for better privacy protection. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to offer their thoughts on using our wallets to incentivize companies into giving us better security and privacy protection, plus they have something to say about U.K. indy record labels bowing out of Apple Music.

  8. Jun. 17th, 2015 ACM 311: XARA Security Flaw in iOS and OS X, and Samsung’s PR Fumble

    Apple is facing criticism over a just announced zero day security flaw that could expose your Keychain passwords. Jeff and Bryan look at what the threat is and how it impacts Mac, iPhone, and iPad users, plus they have plenty to say about the copycat Samsung product "ransom note," and a call to kill off the Mac.

  9. Jun. 17th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-06-17: Apple Watch is Changing Our Lives, Coding Secure Apps

    Apple Watch is making big changes in John Martellaro's life, and for the better. John joins Jeff Gamet to share his Apple Watch experiences, plus he explains how one company is working to design systems where computers help us write more secure code for the apps we rely on.

  10. Jun. 16th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-06-16: The Case for Saving the Mac, Apple News Curation

    The Mac needs to be killed, or so the Wall Street Journal says. John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to explain why the Mac isn't on its death bed yet, plus they offer up their thoughts on whether or not human-curated content for Apple News is a good idea.