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 2015-03-31: Tidal’s Entry into the Streaming Music Game 1:35 PM, Mar. 31st, 2015

There's a new streaming music service in town, and this time it's run by artists. Bryan Chaffin and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to share…

Podcast Archives

  1. Mar. 11th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-03-11: Apple’s Port-free MacBook and John gets to Gloat

    Apple brought back the MacBook line on Monday, and did away with every connection port we're familiar with. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to offer up their thoughts on Apple's new laptop, who it's good for, whether or not they'll buy one, the future of Thunderbolt, and more. All that, and John gets to gloat over the fact that the new MacBook is available in gold.

  2. Mar. 10th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-03-10: Apple Watch Reactions from TMO’s Watch Pros

    Is Apple Watch a smart buy? Dave Hamilton, Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on Apple Watch pricing, whether or not it makes sense to buy into Apple's smartwatch platform, what could happen when new models come in the future, and more.

  3. Mar. 9th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-03-09: Apple’s Spring Forward Media Event Wrap Up

    Apple's "Spring forward" media event was loaded with announcements including more details about Apple Watch and the brand new super-thin MacBook. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to offer up their first impressions on Apple's announcements, share which Apple Watch model their most interested in, and let John gloat over the fact that he predicted Apple would release a gold colored laptop.

  4. Mar. 9th, 2015 MGG 543: You Learn Something New Every Day

    It's been a crazy week, and the Apple event just adds to the mayhem. But no worries, your two favorite geeks are here to answer all your tech questions and solve all your tech problems. They'll try with your non-tech questions, too, but maybe that's a whole different podcast altogether.

  5. Mar. 6th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-03-06: Mac GateKeeper Security Flaw, Apple’s Same-sex Marriage Support

    Sometimes the Internet is a dangerous place, and Apple's Gatekeeper may not be doing as much to protect your Mac as you think. Bryan Chaffin and John F. Braun join Jeff Gamet to look at a security weekness in Gatekeeper that could let hackers sidestep some installer safety precautions and what you can do to protect yourself. They also offer up their take on Apple and other big companies urging the Supreme Court to shut down state laws banning same-sex marriage.

  6. Mar. 5th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-03-05: iPad Pro Design Rumors, HBO Now for Apple TV

    Word on the street is that Apple may include USB ports on the rumored 12-inch iPad. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to debate whether or not that makes sense, and why Apple would considering changing up its iPad design. They also look at HBO's plan to offer its content through a subscription outside of cable and satellite TV packages.

  7. Mar. 4th, 2015 ACM 296: Apple’s Spending Restraint, Disconnected Analysts, and Google’s Cell Service

    Apple may be the most valuable company in the world, but it isn't spending like it is. Jeff and Bryan take a look at Apple's fiscal restraint, plus they have some thoughts on a report that Apple's stock will tank because it can't sustain iPhone sales, and they also dive into Google's plans to start its own cell service as an MVNO.

  8. Mar. 4th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-03-04: Apple’s Pro-worker Stance in Silicon Valley

    Apple is making a positive move with contract workers in Silicon Valley by hiring its own security staff. Bryan Chaffin and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to look at Apple's decision to bring its contract security staff in house and how that fits in with the Silicon Valley economy. They also have some thoughts on Nissan-Renault's praise for Apple's plans for electric cars.

  9. Mar. 3rd, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-03-03: Google’s MVNO Plans, Apple Pay Scammers

    Google says it's ready to launch its own cell service as an MVNO. John Martellaro and The MacCast's Adam Christianson join Jeff Gamet to talk about what Google's entry into the cell service provider market could mean for AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint, plus they sort out what's really going on with credit card scammers and Apple Pay.

  10. Mar. 2nd, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-03-02: Samsung’s New iPhone Copy, More Apple Car Evidence

    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 and why Samsung copies Apple and other device makers, plus they dive into the news that Apple documents in Switzerland say the company is in the car business.