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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MGG 573: I Yell At Sites That Use Flash 12:23 PM, Oct. 4th, 2015

Clicking and Clacking is what your two Mac Geeks do when they're not answering questions. Or maybe that's how they answer your questions. Regardless, this…

Podcast Archives

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

    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 their thoughts on whether or not Apple is in a position to make that happen, plus they look at Ian Rogers' unexpected departure from Apple Music, and why jailbreaking your iPhone may not be such a good idea.

  2. Sep. 2nd, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-09-02: Listeners Respond to El Capitan Debate

    Last week we debated Apple's decision to exclude Repair Permissions in OS X El Capitan, and this week we look at your responses. John Martellaro and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to revisit their arguments, and to respond to your comments, too. Listen in to see what our listeners think about Apple's system changes.

  3. Sep. 1st, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-09-01: The Big Apple TV Studio Debate

    It looks like Apple may want to start offering its own original TV shows and movies on Apple TV. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on Apple getting into original content, or more accurately, they lock horns with diametrically opposed views.

  4. Aug. 31st, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-08-31: Apple’s Content Blockers

    Apple is including third-party content blockers in iOS 9, which equates to blocking ads. Dave Hamilton joins Jeff Gamet to offer up his perspective on Apple's plans as the owner of TMO and the ad management company BackBeat Media. His take: This can be a good thing for sites and readers.

  5. Aug. 30th, 2015 MGG 568: Running Your Mac Safe & Lean

    Your questions answered! Topics today include running out of memory, auto-ejecting disks, managing iTunes and more! Dave Hamilton and John F. Braun take your questions and answer them in a way you can truly understand. Download, press play and enjoy!

  6. Aug. 28th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-08-28: Apple’s in-store iPod, um, Shuffle

    Apple moved iPods from its front-end store displays to the shelves along side AirPort Basestations, but that doesn't mean the iPod is doomed. John Martellaro joins Jeff Gamet to look at the changes in Apple's iPod retail strategy and why we won't be seeing the end of the iPod touch, nano, or shuffle any time soon.

  7. Aug. 27th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-08-27: Apple’s Sept 9 Media Event, Amazon’s Defunct Smartphone

    Apple officially announced it's September 9 media event by saying, "Hey Siri, give us a hint." John Martellaro and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on the just announced media event and what they hope Apple announces, plus they offer up their take on the demise of Amazon's Fire Phone.

  8. Aug. 26th, 2015 ACM 321: An Afternoon with Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus

    Bryan is on vacation this week, so Jeff asked Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus on as a special guest. Bob offered up some advice on when it's time to replace your Mac, and they also talked about Logic Pro and Alchemy, music subscription services, Bob's home grown TV show, and more.

  9. Aug. 26th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-08-26: Best Buy’s Apple Watch Sales, OS X El Capitan Permissions

    Apple Watch sales in Best Buy are going so well that the retailer is accelerating its rollout program to include all of its stores before October. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look at Apple Watch sales and the smartwatch market, plus they share their very different thoughts on the lack of a Repair Permissions option in OS X El Capitan.

  10. Aug. 25th, 2015 MGG 567: You, Too, Can Be a Computer Consultant

    Backing up to multiple destinations, protecting your anti-reflective coating, Photos woes, Family Sharing and more are covered today. Consultants rejoice: this episode includes some stuff for you, too, including how best to protect yourself from getting sued!