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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ACM 265: Ford goes iPhone and Facebook’s App Breakup 11:45 PM, Jul. 30th, 2014

Ford is giving BlackBerry a big kick in the pants by dumping the company's smartphones in favor of Apple's iPhone. Jeff and Bryan have plenty…

Podcast Archives

  1. May. 30th, 2014 TMO Daily Observations: 2014-05-30

    Apple has a 100 year plan in place to keep the company innovating even without Steve Jobs at the helm. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about Apple's long term plans, why it's time for an OS X facelift, and what we can expect at Monday's Worldwide Developer Conference keynote event.

  2. May. 29th, 2014 TMO Daily Observations: 2014-05-29

    Apple's Eddie Cue thinks the television experience sucks, but Apple TV can play a role in fixing that. Kelly Guimont and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to decipher what that means, and they take a look at Apple's just announced purchase of Beats Music and how Jimmy Iovine fits into the big picture.

  3. May. 29th, 2014 ACM 256: Apple Gets its Beats On and Home Automation

    Apple finally brought an end to the speculation Wednesday afternoon when it announced the planned purchase of Beats Music. Jeff and Bryan prognosticate on what that means for Apple and the music industry, talk about Apple's rumored plans for home automation and how Google's Nest Thermostat purchase plays in, and look at Amazon's bully tactics in the book market.

  4. May. 28th, 2014 TMO Daily Observations: 2014-05-28

    What happens when you put kids in front of a 30 year old computer? You get confused and frustrated kids, plus Jeff Gamet, Dave Hamilton, and Bryan Chaffin talking about what computing was like before the Macintosh existed. After they get over kids these days, they take a look at what Apple's early announcement of next weeks' WWDC live keynote stream could mean for new product announcements.

  5. May. 27th, 2014 TMO Daily Observations: 2014-05-27

    Apple may be planning on moving out of our living rooms with Apple TV and into the rest of our house through a brand new home automation platform. John Martellaro and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to share their ideas on exactly what that could mean for Apple and everyone looking to add some automatic action to their lives. They also take a look at how Beats may have unintentionally driven down their own value in Apple's eyes.

  6. May. 25th, 2014 MGG 503: Don’t Panic ... and Don’t Get Caught!

    John and Dave wrap up the weekend by first talking about another great upgrade you can add to your few-year-old Mac: a Thunderbolt Dock. Your two favorite geeks have reviewed a few options available and will talk through them for you. Then it's on to your questions. Having podcast management issues? Need to import movies into Aperture? Want to know how to easily store data on the network? John and Dave are here for you. All that and more, just download and press play.

  7. May. 23rd, 2014 TMO Daily Observations: 2014-05-23

    Apple's all but announced purchase of Beats Music may be about saving the music industry and giving everyone's favorite iPhone maker a stronger position in the fashion world. Bryan Chaffin and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to dissect that theory, offer up their thoughts on Apple's big office space expansion while its space ship campus is built, and Boeing's decision to cite Apple as a role model for its own business.

  8. May. 22nd, 2014 TMO Daily Observations: 2014-05-22

    It's no secret that Apple is hosting a keynote presentation at this year's Worldwide Developer Conference, but what's on the lineup is still shrouded in mystery. Dave Hamilton and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to discuss what they think that means, talk about Apple's apparent new transparency in light of its iMessages headaches, and look at yet another app that ran afoul of the App Store.

  9. May. 21st, 2014 ACM 255: Apple Doomsday Criers and Ad-Supported Technology

    Apple is doomed! Doomed! Or, at least it is according to Global Equities Research analyst Trip Chowdhry. Jeff and Bryan call Trip to task for his off-base prognostication and take a look at why TMO's Apple Death Knell Counter still gets entries. They also have some pretty strong opinions on Google collecting our personal information and what that's doing to consumer trust.

  10. May. 21st, 2014 TMO Daily Observations: 2014-05-21

    Microsoft introduced its brand new Surface 3 tablet on Tuesday with a comparison to Apple's MacBook Pro and MacBook Air product line. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet with their opinions on Microsoft's ongoing fight to get a foothold in the tablet market, and to talk about Google's revelation that it's considering pushing ads to Internet connected devices like Android-enabled cars and your smart thermostat.