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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ACM 322: Apple’s TV Shows, Ian Rogers’ New Job, iPhone Jailbreaking 10:20 PM, Sep. 2nd, 2015

Apple is reportedly looking to create original content for Apple TV in the form its own TV shows and movies. Jeff and Bryan offer up…

Podcast Archives

  1. Aug. 13th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-08-13: CurrentC’s Market Fail, Restting HomeKit

    CurrentC is getting a lot of hype, at least from its CEO, despite the fact that it's probably not launching until 2016. Kelly Guimont and Bob LeVitus join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on CurrentC and mobile payment systems, plus Kelly has a tip on resetting HomeKit when things go awry.

  2. Aug. 12th, 2015 ACM 319: Google and Alphabet, HomeKit, Apple Maps

    Google shook up the tech world this week when it announced it's new parent company: Alphabet. Jeff and Bryan offer up their thoughts on Alphabet and what it means for the companies under its umbrella, as well as Google's founders. They also share their experiences trying out HomeKit gear, and using Apple Watch on a long road trip.

  3. Aug. 12th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-08-12: Data Backups, Part 2

    Today we're following up on last week's data backup episode. Bob LeVitus and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to talk more about backing up your Mac, online backup options, apps you can use to backup locally, and more.

  4. Aug. 11th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-08-11: Google’s Alphabet, IFTTT Smarthome Tips

    Google surprised everyone with its big Alphabet announcement yesterday. Bob LeVitus and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on Google's new parent company, plus they share how IFTTT's Do Button app is helping with their smarthome setups.

  5. Aug. 10th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-08-10: Verizon’s New Phone Deals, iTunes Alternative Wish List

    Verizon is getting on the no contract smartphone plan, just like T-Mobile. Kelly Guimont joins Jeff Gamet to talk about smartphone plans and the competition between T-Mobile and the big carriers. They also talk about which apps they'd like to see come back from the grave to replace iTunes on their Macs.

  6. Aug. 9th, 2015 MGG 565: Of Caps and Paste and Macs, Oh My!

    Ready to give up on your Mac? Don't let it go quite so easily. There might be an option or a repair or an upgrade! Have a Drobo or a DiskStation (or want one)? Do you know what it takes to manage one of those devices? It's not difficult, and John and Dave explain all that and more for you in one easy-to-digest podcast episode!

  7. Aug. 7th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-08-07: OS X El Capitan Features, Apple’s New Website

    OS X El Capitan has lots of new features for you to like (or hate). John Martellaro and Bob LeVitus join Jeff Gamet to talk about what John likes and what he thinks is just silly in El Capitan. They also share their first impressions on Apple's freshly designs-and store-free-website.

  8. Aug. 6th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-08-06: Apple Music’s 11M Users, Evolution of Mac OS

    Apple says it already has 11 million Apple Music users, but wants a lot more. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to share their perspective on Apple's streaming music service and offer their predictions on how long it'll take to hit 100 million subscribers. They also look at the evolution of the Mac's operating system and how the growth of the Internet has shaped how we use our computers today.

  9. Aug. 5th, 2015 ACM 318: Apple’s MVNO, Digital Privacy, the Lexus Hover Board Revisited

    Despite reports to the contrary, Apple says it doesn't have plans to launch its own MVNO service for iPhone owners. Jeff and Bryan look at the report and Apple's denial, and discuss why an Apple MVNO could be cool. They also offer up their take on digital privacy and the role the government is trying to push onto Apple and other software makers, plus they revisit the Lexus hover board.

  10. Aug. 5th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-08-05: Data Backup, DYDL Security Flaw

    Backing up your Mac's data saves you from losing files. Bob LeVitus and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to share their backup strategies, plus they offer a warning about the DYLD_PRINT_TO_FILE security flaw.