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 2015-01-29: FCC’s Personal Hotspot Protection, China’s Tech Back Door Demands 1:24 PM, Jan. 29th, 2015

The FCC went to bat for consumers and said hotels can't block personal WiFi hotspots. Kelly Guimont and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to talk…

Podcast Archives

  1. Dec. 30th, 2014 TMO Daily Observations: 2014-12-30

    Turns out smart home devices can be part of our home entertainment systems, too. John Martellaro and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to look at SyFy's plans to control Hue LED lights as part of the 12 Monkeys series, plus they dive into why it's time for Jeff to get on the Hue bandwagon, look at the popularity of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus over the holidays, and talk about the distrust in Apple Pay some people are showing.

  2. Dec. 29th, 2014 MGG 533: Schrödinger’s Boson

    For this last show of the year Dave and John talk about Dave's iMac repair (it was the graphics card, but took a lot to get there, and Dave benefitted nicely!), then a tip for scanning WiFi networks on your standard (non-jailbroken) iPhone, how to create iTunes Extras, Aperture to Lightroom migration techniques and lots more. Download and enjoy today!

  3. Dec. 29th, 2014 TMO Daily Observations: 2014-12-29

    There's a good chance someone in your life picked up a new computer over the holidays and they're going to turn to you for technical help. Kelly Guimont and Bryan Chaffin and join Jeff Gamet to talk about some great options for helping your friends and family remotely, and they take a look at the news that Jimmy Iovine is working on landing exclusive album deals for Apple's iTunes Store.

  4. Dec. 24th, 2014 ACM 286: Apple and The Interview, Rockstar and the Mobile Patent Wars

    Jeff and Bryan want to know why Apple didn't jump on the opportunity to run The Interview, the Sony comedy about two Hollywood celebrities tapped by the CIA to assassinate the dictator of North Korea. They also explore the implications of the Apple and Microsoft-owned Rockstar Consortium, Inc. selling off all or most of its vast patent holdings. Is this the end of the mobile patent wars? It's a holiday episode that counts as short in their world.

  5. Dec. 24th, 2014 TMO Daily Observations: 2014-12-24

    Not only will "The Interview" be in theaters on Christmas Day, but it's available to watch online right now, unless you look at Apple's iTunes Store. Bryan Chaffin and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to look at the deals Sony penned to get the movie North Korea wanted banned onto Google Play, YouTube Movies, and Xbox Video, and they talk about the obvious omission from Apple's iTunes Store.

  6. Dec. 23rd, 2014 TMO Daily Observations: 2014-12-23

    Procrastinators rejoice! Kelly Guimont and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to offer up some great last minute holiday gift giving suggestions that'll keep friends and family from knowing you waited until the last minute to get them something special. They also take a look at Tim Cook as CNN's CEO of the year, and the positive recognition Apple has been getting throughout 2014.

  7. Dec. 22nd, 2014 TMO Daily Observations: 2014-12-22

    NPR's Serial podcast has become so big that Saturday Night Live recently made their own parody version. Bryan Chaffin and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to look at the show and how podcasting has become a part of mainstream life.The also look at how Apple Watch has stolen the wearables market for the holiday buying season even though it won't hit store shelves for months.

  8. Dec. 21st, 2014 MGG 532: Blowin’ Up The Spammers!

    Yep, another one of Dave's iMacs is having boot problems. It's mayhem! That's OK, he and John talk through possible resolution and also when not to assume you know the answer (hint: always!). Then it's on to maintaining your iTunes accounts, finding (and removing) any adware, and an unpublished solution to Yosemite's incrementing hostname issue. All this and more. Download today and enjoy!

  9. Dec. 19th, 2014 TMO Daily Observations: 2014-12-19

    The BBC says working conditions in factories making iPhones isn't all that great, and Apple says it's doing more than other companies to fix that. John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to talk about factory conditions, Apple's impact on workers in China, and the involvement of other companies in the efforts to address human rights.

  10. Dec. 18th, 2014 TMO Daily Observations: 2014-12-18

    You can't buy an iPhone in Russia today because Apple isn't cool with the wildly fluctuating ruble. Bryan Chaffin and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to look at Apple's decision and what impact that has on the company and consumers, plus they take a detour into Sony's decision to not release "The Interview," and they touch on Netflix's decision to not offer movies for offline viewing.