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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. Oct. 20th, 2013 MGG 471: Managing Digital Audio From Your Mac & More!

    Your questions answered, that's what John F. Braun and Dave Hamilton are up to during today's episode of Mac Geek Gab. As always, you've filled the mailbags and, as always, your dutiful hosts have gone through each and every piece of mail, pulling out the very best for today's show. Topics include iPhone 5s Slo-Mo video sharing, getting audio to/from your Apple TV, backing up SD cards, stopping iTunes podcast playback and more. Download and press play, that's all you've gotta do!

  2. Oct. 16th, 2013 ACM 226: Apple’s New Retail Boss and We’re Google’s New Ads

    It took a year, but Apple finally found someone to fill the roll of retail chief with the hiring of Angela Ahrendts from Burberry. We're the new marketing system for Google ads, and our faces will show up as product endorsements. That gets Bryan all fired up, and Jeff isn't too pleased, either. They also talk about HTC's entry into the smartphone fingerprint scanner game, and a memoir about Steve Jobs from his first girlfriend.

  3. Oct. 14th, 2013 MGG 470: Cool Stuff Found

    Dave and John dig in to Cool Stuff Found this morning... and boy is there a lot to go through! Follow your two favorite geeks as they share their and your Cool Stuff Found! Download today for free and enjoy!

  4. Oct. 9th, 2013 ACM 225: Apple’s October 22nd Media Event and Office for the iPad

    In this week's episode of The Apple Context Machine podcast, Jeff and Bryan talk about what's in store for Apple's rumored October 22nd media event. They also dissect Microsoft's plans to bring Office to the iPad (two years too late) and look at Microsoft's prospects in the tablet industry. Rapid Fire topics include the Nest Protect, Qualcomm's mea culpa about Apple's A7 processor, and the new Samsung Galaxy Round. Good stuff!

  5. Oct. 6th, 2013 MGG 469: Get Your Own Email Domain, Save a Headache

    For this week's episode, John and Dave are here again to answer your questions and share their tips. Some key topics covered include solving a pesky MacBook Pro lockup, configuring your own (free!) VPN server, some tips for Touch ID users and configuring your own email domain so you'll never have to worry when changing ISPs again! Download today for free and enjoy!

  6. Oct. 3rd, 2013 ACM 224: Samsung’s Crazy Business Moves, and Apple’s Wild Cash Pile

    Samsung's courtroom and marketing shenanigans have Bryan all fired up this week, Carl Icahn wants Apple to buy back more of its stock, and Apple has boat loads of cash to the tune of 10 percent of the non-financial corporate cash stash. Jeff and Bryan also take a look at what purchasing Cue means for Apple and Siri, and they both spend far too much time fighting with technology.

  7. Sep. 29th, 2013 MGG 468: Too Much Information Can Be a Good Thing

    Dave and John come out swinging today, hacking away at your problems, solving your dilemmas, sharing your groovy ideas, and ensuring that everyone is not only informed, but enlightened and entertained! Topics range from fixing crackly speakers to tidying up your menu bar to finding backups that disappeared. All of this and more ... just download and press play. That's all there is to it!

  8. Sep. 25th, 2013 ACM 223: Apple’s iPhone 5s and Digging into Touch ID

    Apple released the iPhone 5s over the weekend, and Bryan Chaffin and surprise cohost Dave Hamilton get down and dirty with it. They also dig into Touch ID, Apple's fingerprint-based biometric authentication system that is part of the iPhone 5s. A workaround has been found, but should you be worried? They walk you through the pertinent information.

  9. Sep. 22nd, 2013 MGG 467: iOS 7 Tips, iTunes 11.1 Podcast Help, & More!

    John and Dave are back at it, this time with not only answers to your questions, but a quick primer on iOS 7 for those of you that have updated or are just about to do so. Topics this week include managing your sharing settings so you know what data others can see, shutting down a pesky computer, trusting your iTunes purchase history, and answering a few questions about restoring from backups (always an important topic!). Download and enjoy!

  10. Sep. 19th, 2013 ACM 222: iPhone 5c vs. iPhone 5s - Which Is Right For You?

    Apple ships the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s on Friday, and Jeff and Bryan want to know who should buy which phone? They look at the ins and outs of both models, and talk about what kind of users will value the different features each has. They also talk about Apple's new "Plastic Perfected" commercial and the fact that the iBooks app was updated for iOS 7, and it's still skeuomorphic.