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!

Background Mode Podcast

Hosted by The Mac Observer.

Background Mode Podcast

Join John Martellaro every week for fascinating interviews with tech industry pros and luminaries. It's more than a show about what they do; it's about who they are.

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 2015-12-01: AT&T’s Data Plan Price Increase 1:12 PM, Dec. 1st, 2015

Those unlimited data plans long time iPhone owners have been holding on to are about to get more expensive. Bryan Chaffin and Dave Hamilton join…

Podcast Archives

  1. Oct. 26th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-10-26: Say Hello to Our New Podcast, Background Mode

    The Mac Observer is launching a new podcast called Background Mode where we interview cool and interesting people from the tech world. John Martellaro joins Jeff Gamet to talk about the interviews he's hosting on the show, and Jeff gets him to share some of his past, too.

  2. Oct. 25th, 2015 MGG 576: Swear By (Not At!) The Terminal

    Is Photos showing you your phone when you don't want it to? How about when Photos doesn't show you your pictures? IMAP Mail giving you trouble? Mailboxes appearing underneath your inbox? It's these questions - and others like them from listeners like you - that John and Dave answer today, helping you understand your Mac and iPhone even better! Plus, they dig into great package managers for OS X, too. Don't miss it!

  3. Oct. 23rd, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-10-23: Steve Jobs Movie, Listener Comments

    Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs movie opens nation wide today, and it's getting love or hate it reactions from people-even if they haven't seen it yet. Bryan Chaffin and the Maccast's Adam Christianson join Jeff Gamet to look at the resistance the movie is getting, and to talk about their reactions after seeing it.

  4. Oct. 22nd, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-10-22: Apple TV Apps, Instagram’s Boomerang

    Apple is ready for developers to submit their Apple TV apps. John Martellaro and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to talk about Apple TV apps and what we may see come launch day. They also have some thoughts on Instagram's new Boomerang looping video app.

  5. Oct. 21st, 2015 ACM 329: Apple on CISA, Google Photo Search Stats, and Star Wars

    Apple's public stance against the U.S. government's CISA legislation has Jeff and Bryan talking about digital privacy. They also look at how much Google knows about us from our personal photo searches, respond to listener comments, and share their thoughts on the latest Star Wars movie trailer.

  6. Oct. 21st, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-10-21: Apple’s Big Gift Card Theft, Pining for Force Touch

    Crime doesn't pay, and one Apple Store employee is learning that the hard way. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about the bad life choices Rubin Profit made as he scammed his employer out of nearly $1 million in Apple gift cards. They also talk about developers adding Force Touch support to their apps, and give a nod to Back to the Future Day.

  7. Oct. 20th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-10-20: Adding Perspective to Apple Music Subscriber Numbers

    Apple CEO Tim Cook says Apple Music has 6.5 million paid subscribers and another 8.5 million in the three-month free trial phase. Dave Hamilton and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look at Apple Music's numbers and add some perspective to the service's place in the streaming music market.

  8. Oct. 19th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-10-19: iPhone Ads and Personal Data, Microsoft’s MacBook Rebate

    Apple is pulling titles from the App Store that are using private APIs to gather identifying information for advertisers. Bryan Chaffin joins Jeff Gamet to talk about the issue and the App Store screening process. They also take a look at Microsoft's unintentional admission that Macs are worth more than PCs.

  9. Oct. 18th, 2015 MGG 575: There’s No Better Time For a Funky Monkey

    Today your two favorite geeks share their own, personal Cool Stuff Found plus answer your questions about syncing contacts locally vs. iCloud, how to restore preview in Mission Control, software vs. hardware RAID, Nuking and paving your Fonts (without disrupting the rest of your system!) and much, much more!

  10. Oct. 16th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-10-16: State of the iPad, Tesla’s Autopilot Mode

    John Martellaro thinks it's time for Apple to make some big changes to the iPad. John, along with Adam Christianson from The Maccast, join Jeff Gamet talk about the state of the iPad, how Microsoft's Surface compares, and what could make for good iPad improvements. They also look at Tesla's automated driving feature, and Jeff wants a ride.