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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.

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 250: Apple’s iPhone Pricing, Samsung’s Fudging, Amazon’s Ambition 10:02 PM, Apr. 16th, 2014

Apple is rumored to want $100 more for a larger screen iPhone 6 than iPhones past. Bryan and Jeff say, "Well, duh!" They also take…

Podcast Archives

  1. Nov. 24th, 2013 MGG 476: Apple Syncs More to iCloud Than You Might Think

    Your two favorite geeks. Talking to you. For an hour. Or more. About your favorite tech. What is there not to love about that? Join John and Dave today. It's free! Just press play ... if you dare!

  2. Nov. 20th, 2013 ACM 231: Apple’s PrimeSense Move and Coin Is Your New Credit Card

    Apple may be buying the company behind Microsoft's Kinect motion tracking, but not so you can practice your dance moves in front of your TV. Rumors say your next iPhone will be bigger, Coin is aiming to change how you use your credit cards, and speaking of credit cards, Jeff and Bryan share a couple cool products that'll make you whip out your plastic.

  3. Nov. 17th, 2013 MGG 475: Geek Challenges, Applr App Discovery and More!

    Today John and Dave are joined by special guest, Michael Johnston, of Applr and We Have Communicators fame! Michael comes on the show to talk about Applr, but also joins the geeks for their whole discussion. In addition to Applr, your two (three?) favorite geeks go through some geek challenges, then it's on to answering your questions. Don't miss it!

  4. Nov. 13th, 2013 ACM 230: iPad mini with RD, Apple and Samsung, iBooks Developments

    Apple released the iPad mini with Retina Display-without a launch event-and Jeff Gamet and Bryan Chaffin talk about what they think that means. Some new additions to iBooks also got the boys thinking about how far Apple will go to make iBooks competitive. The squeezed in thoughts about Apple v. Samsung, Apple's donation service for Haiyan Typhoon, and...Bitcoins?

  5. Nov. 11th, 2013 MGG 474: Tech, Travel and Shopping Tips, Limiting Your Data Usage & More

    Dave and John sync up today, first talking about some cool things your two favorite geeks have been using, enhancing your traveling and shopping life - two important things this time of year! Then it's on to your questions with topics including Mavericks and Flash, iPhone battery usage, hard drives that won't mount, and more. Your geeks (and fellow listeners) also share few tips, including a way to use Little Snitch to limit your surprise data usage when traveling, too. Then the tables are turned with a few geek challenges to see if you can help out your fellow MGG…

  6. Nov. 6th, 2013 ACM 229: Apple Talks Out, and So Do Jeff and Bryan

    Apple speaks up about equal rights for the LGBT community and details, as best it can, how many government requests it gets for our personal information. There's also plenty for Jeff and Bryan to say about the brand new iPad Air, the feature-poor versions of Apple's iWork apps, and Apple's new sapphire business.

  7. Nov. 3rd, 2013 MGG 473: What’s Using the Cellular Data on my iPhone? And More!

    John and Dave kick off their Daylight Saving Time shoes and go Standard today. But there's nothing Standard about this episode (unless you count killer tips and excellent answers as standard ... WHICH WE DO). Dave and John talk through several interesting tweaks with Mavericks, including getting your windows to span multiple monitors again. Then it's off to troubleshooting using user accounts, with your two favorite geeks discussing the right way to handle that. There's more, too... you'll just have to download, press play, and enjoy!

  8. Oct. 31st, 2013 ACM 228: Three Nightmare Scenarios for Apple

    In this year's special Halloween edition of the Apple Context Machine Jeff and Bryan take a look at Apple's nightmare scenarios. Their interns, Sierra and Aynseley, find a way to get in on the action, too, or at least into Jeff and Bryan's candy stash.

  9. Oct. 27th, 2013 MGG 472: Mavericks, Gmail, Activity Monitor, Ethernet and Offline Google Maps

    Dave and John wrap up this crazy week by digging into Mavericks, helping you understand why you should (or shouldn't) install it, and what to do after you have it up and running. There's also the normal set of questions, too, with subjects including fixing your muted sound, saving Google Maps offline, and where to add more Ethernet ports. All this and more in this week's episode. Download today. It's free!

  10. Oct. 23rd, 2013 ACM 227: Apple’s Media Event, the New Mac Pro, iPad Air, and iPad mini

    Apple conveniently scheduled its media event yesterday, which means that Jeff Gamet and Bryan Chaffin get to talk about all the cool new products that were announced. There are new Mac Pros, new iPads, and we squeezed in a little chat about the new MacBook Pros, too. Plus, Bryan is all hopped on on iced latte's, so all kinds of fun ensues.