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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MGG 611: Troubleshoot & Resolve Your Mac & Apple Issues 12:18 PM, Jun. 26th, 2016

How to share contacts with your team, read CDs on a new Mac, resolve your router being blocked by servers, fix your iPad Pro when…

Podcast Archives

  1. May. 11th, 2016 ACM 359: General Hayden on Inevitable Encryption, Apple and AI

    General Michael Hayden gave an interview on the inevitability of unbreakable encryption, and his message to law enforcement was simple: "Get over it." Bryan and Jeff dig into that and Apple's Siri as compared to Amazon Echo and Microsoft's Cortana. They talk about different ways Apple can use our data to make our services better.

  2. May. 11th, 2016 TMO Daily Observations 2016-05-11: Declining iPhone Parts Orders, Goodbye Disney Infinity

    Parts suppliers say they're seeing fewer orders, so does that mean the iPhone is doomed? Bryan Chaffin and the Maccast's Adam Christianson join Jeff Gamet to offer their take on iPhone sales and parts orders, plus they look at Disney's decision to scrap its Infinity game platform.

  3. May. 10th, 2016 TMO Daily Observations 2016-05-10: Apple’s Big Car Challenges, Smart Device Security

    Apple may have an uphill battle coming over meeting production for its electric car project. John Martellaro and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to look at how the Apple Car may fare against Tesla and other car makers who have a head start in the business. They also offer their take on whether or not we need to be concerned about smart home device security.

  4. May. 9th, 2016 MGG 604: You’re Only Paranoid If They’re Not Out To Get You

    Lots of Cool Stuff Found to start the show today, including two different menubar monitor alternatives. Then it's on to Mail. It works well for some, and a few tips are shared. Others have trouble with Mail and some solutions are discussed. All your Mail are belong to YOU, at least for this episode. Then, are you paranoid when you buy a new Mac? Should you be? Find out all this and more in today's episode!

  5. May. 9th, 2016 TMO Background Mode: Interview With PJC Sr. Research Analyst Gene Munster

    Gene Munster is a Senior Research Analyst at Piper Jaffray, an investment bank in Minneapolis. One of his assignments is to research Apple and provide investment reports to clients. We started the show with Gene filling us in on his early life, and how he was obsessed with business. The youngest of four boys who were all technically oriented, Gene tells how technology and mathematics were a big part of growing up. In the second half of the show, Gene talks about how he does his job and the daily life of an analyst who also covers Google. We finish…

  6. May. 9th, 2016 TMO Daily Observations 2016-05-09: Apple’s Neglected Products

    Apple has a long history of releasing, then neglecting, services and products, and Apple Music's Connect is the latest to join that list. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about Connect, HomeKit, and other other products Apple doesn't seem to be paying attention to. Bonus: Bryan goes Apple-plectic in his rant.

  7. May. 6th, 2016 TMO Daily Observations 2016-05-06: Apple’s Online Retail Experience, Listener Comments

    Apple's online retail VP left the company for another job, and that got Jeff Gamet and Bryan Chaffin talking about how they feel about the company's integrated website and store experience. Bryan also helps our listeners reality check Jeff on HomeKit and the possibility of Apple making networked smoke detectors.

  8. May. 5th, 2016 TMO Daily Observations 2016-05-05: Dave’s iPhone SE Surprise, LAPD iPhone Hack

    The iPhone SE may be small, but it packs a lot of power in its tiny case. John Martellaro and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to discuss why the small screen iPhone still fits into Apple's lineup, and Dave explains why he likes it more than his iPhone 6s Plus. They also look at why the LAPD iPhone hack isn't as big a deal as some make it out to be.

  9. May. 4th, 2016 ACM 358: The Devil’s Advocate, Apple Scaling, and Tim Cook’s Speeches

    John "The Devil's Advocate" Kheit joins Bryan and Jeff on this special episode of The Apple Context Machine. They discuss John's argument that Apple has failed to scale its product delivery even while it scales its work force. They also argue about whether or not Tim Cook is a compelling speaker (hint, Bryan has the correct opinion).

  10. May. 4th, 2016 TMO Daily Observations 2016-05-04: The Big HomeKit and Apple Smoke Detector Rant

    Apple may have plans to make its own networked smoke detector of sorts for our homes. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about their HomeKit headaches and whether or not they'd buy a smoke detector from Apple.