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 564: Wave a Minty-Fresh Rubber Chicken Over It 12:02 PM, Aug. 2nd, 2015

Answering your questions and sharing your tips is top priority in this week's Mac Geek Gab episode. iCloud Photo Library, Mastered for iTunes, Sleepless Macs,…

Podcast Archives

  1. Jun. 22nd, 2015 MGG 558: Storage Woes & Disabling iCloud Photo Library

    John and Dave are back from Midwest Mac BBQ and MacStock and have some stories to tell. Then, of course, it's off to answering your questions about living with less storage, iCloud Photo Library (and how to disable it!), how to find old iTunes purchases and more. Enjoy!

  2. Jun. 22nd, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-06-22: Apple, Taylor Swift, the Changing Music Industry

    Apple changed course and announced it would pay royalties during the free three month trial period for Apple Music subscribers after Taylor Swift called out the company in a blog post. Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to talk about Apple's place in the music industry, how listening to music has evolved, and why it's time for artists and record labels to adapt to the ways consumers listen to music now.

  3. Jun. 19th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-06-19: Jeff and John Look at Apple’s New World

    Apple is an always changing company, and that's more evident now than ever before. John Martellaro joins Jeff Gamet to look at how Apple has changed the way it responds to customer needs over the years, how OS X and iOS designs are evolving, why executives are becoming more accessible to the media, and more.

  4. Jun. 18th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-06-18: Edward Snowden on Apple and Privacy, Indy Labels and Apple Music

    Edward Snowden has already shaken up the security world, and now he says we should buy Apple products to show our support for better privacy protection. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to offer their thoughts on using our wallets to incentivize companies into giving us better security and privacy protection, plus they have something to say about U.K. indy record labels bowing out of Apple Music.

  5. Jun. 17th, 2015 ACM 311: XARA Security Flaw in iOS and OS X, and Samsung’s PR Fumble

    Apple is facing criticism over a just announced zero day security flaw that could expose your Keychain passwords. Jeff and Bryan look at what the threat is and how it impacts Mac, iPhone, and iPad users, plus they have plenty to say about the copycat Samsung product "ransom note," and a call to kill off the Mac.

  6. Jun. 17th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-06-17: Apple Watch is Changing Our Lives, Coding Secure Apps

    Apple Watch is making big changes in John Martellaro's life, and for the better. John joins Jeff Gamet to share his Apple Watch experiences, plus he explains how one company is working to design systems where computers help us write more secure code for the apps we rely on.

  7. Jun. 16th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-06-16: The Case for Saving the Mac, Apple News Curation

    The Mac needs to be killed, or so the Wall Street Journal says. John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to explain why the Mac isn't on its death bed yet, plus they offer up their thoughts on whether or not human-curated content for Apple News is a good idea.

  8. Jun. 15th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-06-15: Apple’s Privacy Push, El Capitan’s Missing Feature

    Apple wants privacy to matter to us, but that may be a hard sell. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about Apple's efforts to make privacy a big selling point, plus they talk about data backups and how Apple dropped the ball in OS X El Capitan.

  9. Jun. 14th, 2015 MGG 557: A Decade of Mac Geek Gab and Still Answering Your Questions

    Back from WWDC, Dave and John talk through the geekier side of Apple's news and what it means to you. Then they open the mailbag and answer your questions about virtualization, long trash empties, running Automator workflows from email and much, much more!

  10. Jun. 12th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-06-12: Apple’s Relentless March Forward, iOS 9’s Sex Tracking

    Apple has a long history of leaving technology behind as it moves forward into the next new thing. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look at Apple's relentless march forward and why that's a good thing for the company even if it upsets some customers. They also offer up their thoughts on the new sex-related tracking features in iOS 9's Health app.