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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ACM 334: Apple’s Mac Pro vs. The Devil’s Advocate 4:27 PM, Nov. 25th, 2015

John Kheit, the infamous Devil's Advocate, joins Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet on this episode of the Apple Context Machine. Together they dig deep into…

Podcast Archives

  1. Oct. 12th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-10-12: Elon Musk on Electric Cars, Dell Buys EMC

    Tesla founder Elon Musk may be a little worried about the state of the electric car market and how his company is going to fit it. John Martellaro joins Jeff Gamet to dive a little deeper into why Mr. Musk bagged on Apple's car efforts, and they also took a look at PC maker Dell buying the enterprise cloud services company EMC.

  2. Oct. 12th, 2015 MGG 574: For Wireless Networks, Time Is a Hero

    Changing Finder view defaults, managing iOS 9 email accounts, RAID in El Capitan and much more are covered by your two favorite geeks today. Subscribe or simply press Play to enjoy!

  3. Oct. 9th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-10-09: Tesla Bags on Apple, AT&T’s Wi-Fi Calling

    Tesla's Elon Musk says Apple is hiring the people he fires, but it turns out that's not the case. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look at Mr. Musk's comments, the electric car market, and Apple's project Titan. They also talk about AT&T's Wi-Fi calling support, and which iPhones they chose to exclude.

  4. Oct. 8th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-10-08: Samsung vs. TSMC iPhone Chips, Lightroom for iPad

    Seems there's a difference between the A9X processors in the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus depending on if they come from Samsung or TSMC. Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to talk about battery performance based on which version is in your iPhone, and how you can find out if yours is from Samsung or TSMC. They also look at Adobe's new change that lets you use Lightroom on your iPhone or iPad without a Creative Cloud subscription.

  5. Oct. 7th, 2015 ACM 327: Competing with Google Now, Apple’s Other New Campus, iPad Pro for Artists

    Google Now is taking another leap forward, and that has Jeff and Bryan questioning how Siri's Proactive can catch up. They also look at how artists are reacting to the iPad Pro, what's up with the second new campus Apple is working on, and how they're using the iPhone 6s.

  6. Oct. 7th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-10-07: AT&T Wi-Fi Calling, Apple TV and Vidity

    AT&T is finally turning on Wi-Fi calling now that the FCC waiver the company needs is in place. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look at Wi-Fi calling, why AT&T hasn't offered it before now, and how the change impacts iPhone owners. They also look at the state of high definition television, Apple TV, and Vidity.

  7. Oct. 6th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-10-06: The Fight Over Steve Jobs’s History

    A dividing line is forming in the Steve Jobs world thanks to the books and movies about his life. Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to talk about the Steve Jobs history factions and what some people who knew him think about the various accounts of his life.

  8. Oct. 5th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-10-05: Apple and the NSA, Samsung Pay

    Apple CEO Tim Cook says the NSA isn't going to be pushing for backdoors into our tech gear, and the FBI is most likely coming around, too. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look at the state of ongoing government to get easy access to private files and other content, plus they offer up their take on Samsung's latest efforts in the mobile payment game.

  9. Oct. 4th, 2015 MGG 573: I Yell At Sites That Use Flash

    Clicking and Clacking is what your two Mac Geeks do when they're not answering questions. Or maybe that's how they answer your questions. Regardless, this is what they do and today is no different. Sharing your El Capitan and iOS 9 tips and questions, this week's episode is sure to inform and entertain!

  10. Oct. 2nd, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-10-02: Amazon Blocks Apple TV, iFixit Tears One Down

    Amazon doesn't want you to buy an Apple TV, and iFixit wants you to know what's inside before the new model ships. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on Amazon blocking Apple TV and Google Chromecast sales because they don't include Prime Video support, and on iFixit posting a tear down of the unreleased next generation Apple TV.