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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.

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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TMO Daily Observations 2015-07-02: Coping with iCloud Music Library’s Problems 1:39 PM, Jul. 2nd, 2015

iTunes 12.2 and Apple Music's iCloud Music Library have some pretty serious issues. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to dive into the…

Podcast Archives

  1. May. 13th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-05-13: Facebook’s Instant Articles, Ruthless Apple Watch App Management

    Facebook is making a play to be the big name in online news syndication. Dave Hamilton and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to discuss the changing landscape for online news and blogging, and the role Facebook is playing. They also revisit Apple Watch app management now that Dave decided to take control of what he uses on his watch.

  2. May. 12th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-05-12: Apple Robots, iCloud Sync Tips

    Personal robots may have a place in our future, and TMO's John Martellaro thinks Apple is the company that could make that happen. John, along with Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to look at how personal robots could fit into our lives and society, and whether or not we're ready for them. Kelly also offers up some tips on troubleshooting iCloud sync issues.

  3. May. 11th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-05-11: Apple Car Meetings, Apple Watch and Messages

    Apple's still unconfirmed plans to design a car led to a Cupertino visit from Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne. Bryan Chaffin and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to talk about Apple's place in the automotive market and who will be the target market for the company's cars. After more than a week of Apple Watch time under their belts, they also have some observations on how the smartwatch is changing their communication preferences.

  4. May. 10th, 2015 MGG 552: The Mother(‘s Day Version) of All (Mac Geek Gab 2015) Podcast Episodes

    Ever hear of needing to heat your computer just to get the CPU to fire up? How about wanting to disable one of the radios on your AirPort Extreme? Or what about batch changes to Photos in the new app? All this and more on this episode of Mac Geek Gab. Download and enjoy!

  5. May. 8th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-05-08: à la Carte TV, Apple Watch Heart Rate Sensor

    With the push for à la carte TV channel subscriptions gaining some traction, 21st Century Fox claims that's not really what we want. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about TV subscription services and what consumers really want for the viewing experience, plus they look at the Apple Watch's heart rate sensor accuracy.

  6. May. 7th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-05-07: Bring on 4K Apple TV, Organizing Apple Watch Apps

    Apple TV is getting pretty long in the tooth, so maybe it's time for a new 4K model. John Martellaro and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to look at the state of high definition television and Apple TV's current lack of 4K support. They also offer up some tips on organizing your Apple Watch apps.

  7. May. 6th, 2015 ACM 305: Applebots, Streaming Music, and Apple’s Pending Doom

    Apple is making a move into the Internet search world, and Jeff and Bryan debate exactly what that may mean for the company and potential competitors. They also take a look at Apple's apparent strong arm tactics for swinging streaming music deals, and claims that the company's eminent doom is on the horizon.

  8. May. 6th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-05-06: Apple’s Applebot, Viewing Apple Watch Workout Data

    Apple has its own bot searching website, but does that mean Google and Bing need to be worried? Dave Hamilton and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to sort out Apple's plans for the Internet search market and what motives may be behind its Applebot. They also respond to a listener who points out we can, in fact, see detailed information about previous Apple Watch workouts if you know where to look.

  9. May. 5th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-05-05: Apple’s Latest Doom Prediction, Home Depot Blocks Apple Pay

    One analyst says Apple is close to the lowest point in the company's history, but we're doubting that's really the case. Bryan Chaffin and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to dissect the latest prediction of Apple's demise, and offer their thoughts on Home Depot blocking Apple Pay. Bonus: Dave adds nadirboson to our vocabulary.

  10. May. 4th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-05-04: Apple’s Strong Arm Negotiations, Apple Watch Calibration

    The DOJ is looking into claims that Apple is pressuring record labels to end free streaming music through Spotify. Kelly Guimont and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to look at how the claims seem out of place for Apple, and speculate on what may really be happening with the company's streaming music service negotiations. Plus Jeff explains how to calibrate your Apple Watch for better step count accuracy.