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 550: Photos Isn’t Always Easy 12:04 PM, Apr. 26th, 2015

You have questions about Apple's new Photos app and John and Dave have your answers. The answers are not always easy and not always exactly…

Podcast Archives

  1. Mar. 6th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-03-06: Mac GateKeeper Security Flaw, Apple’s Same-sex Marriage Support

    Sometimes the Internet is a dangerous place, and Apple's Gatekeeper may not be doing as much to protect your Mac as you think. Bryan Chaffin and John F. Braun join Jeff Gamet to look at a security weekness in Gatekeeper that could let hackers sidestep some installer safety precautions and what you can do to protect yourself. They also offer up their take on Apple and other big companies urging the Supreme Court to shut down state laws banning same-sex marriage.

  2. Mar. 5th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-03-05: iPad Pro Design Rumors, HBO Now for Apple TV

    Word on the street is that Apple may include USB ports on the rumored 12-inch iPad. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to debate whether or not that makes sense, and why Apple would considering changing up its iPad design. They also look at HBO's plan to offer its content through a subscription outside of cable and satellite TV packages.

  3. Mar. 4th, 2015 ACM 296: Apple’s Spending Restraint, Disconnected Analysts, and Google’s Cell Service

    Apple may be the most valuable company in the world, but it isn't spending like it is. Jeff and Bryan take a look at Apple's fiscal restraint, plus they have some thoughts on a report that Apple's stock will tank because it can't sustain iPhone sales, and they also dive into Google's plans to start its own cell service as an MVNO.

  4. Mar. 4th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-03-04: Apple’s Pro-worker Stance in Silicon Valley

    Apple is making a positive move with contract workers in Silicon Valley by hiring its own security staff. Bryan Chaffin and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to look at Apple's decision to bring its contract security staff in house and how that fits in with the Silicon Valley economy. They also have some thoughts on Nissan-Renault's praise for Apple's plans for electric cars.

  5. Mar. 3rd, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-03-03: Google’s MVNO Plans, Apple Pay Scammers

    Google says it's ready to launch its own cell service as an MVNO. John Martellaro and The MacCast's Adam Christianson join Jeff Gamet to talk about what Google's entry into the cell service provider market could mean for AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint, plus they sort out what's really going on with credit card scammers and Apple Pay.

  6. Mar. 2nd, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-03-02: Samsung’s New iPhone Copy, More Apple Car Evidence

    Samsung fired up its copiers to make the Galaxy S6 smartphone very iPhone 6-like. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to discuss when and why Samsung copies Apple and other device makers, plus they dive into the news that Apple documents in Switzerland say the company is in the car business.

  7. Mar. 1st, 2015 MGG 542: Stick This In Your Drive & Partition It

    Dave's back from Florida, John's back is feeling fine, and your two favorite geeks answer questions and discuss all sorts of topics that YOU want to hear about. Backups, restoration, nefarious installers and more.

  8. Feb. 27th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-02-27: Apple Watch Media Event Smackdown

    Not everyone has the same expectations for Apple's March 9 media event. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to duke it out over what announcements we may get along with more Apple Watch news on the 9th, including John's prediction for a gold Retina Display MacBook Air.

  9. Feb. 26th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-02-26: Apple Spring Forward Media Event, Net Neutrality

    Apple announced a special media event today for March 9 with only one hint in its tag line: "Spring forward." Bryan Chaffin and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on the media event and what sort of Apple Watch-related announcements it may include. They also take a look at the FCC's vote on Net Neutrality.

  10. Feb. 25th, 2015 ACM 295: Pebble Time, Samsung Cars, and Being an Apple Fan Today

    Does Samsung want to make an electric car? Jeff Gamet and Bryan Chaffin think so. They also look at the Pebble Time, which has raised tons of money on Kickstarter, even as Apple prepares to release the Apple Watch. With Apple getting ever-larger., they also want to know what it means to be an Apple fan today, and what it might mean tomorrow.