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 313: Apple Music First Impressions, Steve Jobs Movie Trailer 9:40 PM, Jul. 1st, 2015

After getting to play with Apple Music for a day Jeff and Bryan have some thoughts on the latest entry into the streaming music market.…

Podcast Archives

  1. May. 1st, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-05-01: Tesla’s Home Batteries, A Week with Apple Watch

    Tesla announced its new home battery platform, and it seems new yet familiar. Bryan Chaffin and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to talk about Tesla Energy and what new features to home battery systems it may bring, plus Dave shares his first week impressions using Apple Watch.

  2. Apr. 30th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-04-30: Apple Watch Parts Supply Issues, Microsoft’s Hololens

    It looks like Taptic Engine component failures are behind Apple's constrained Apple Watch inventory. John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to look at Apple's parts supply issues and the impact that's having on the company and its suppliers, plus they offer up their thoughts on Microsoft's new Hololens technology.

  3. Apr. 29th, 2015 ACM 304: AAPL Q2 Wrap Up, Apple’s Media Plans, and the Mac’s New Success

    Jeff and Bryan have some context on Apple's second quarter earnings report, along with Mac, iPhone, and iPad sales. They also have some thoughts on Apple's hints at plans to disrupt the media market, Best Buy getting on board with Apple Pay, and the renewed success of the Mac.

  4. Apr. 29th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-04-29: CurrentC Loses Best Buy, Apple Robots

    CurrentC lost Best Buy to Apple Pay, and now the CEO heading up the wireless mobile payment system is out the door. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about the ramifications of Best Buy switching to Apple Pay, plus they talk about the possibility of Apple getting into personal robots. Bonus: Kelly coins the term shopenfreude.

  5. Apr. 28th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-04-28: AAPL Q2 2015 Earnings Report Wrap Up

    Apple's second fiscal quarter earnings report is out, and it includes some big numbers for the company. John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to share their take on rising iPhone and Mac sales, declining iPad sales, the shareholder dividend increase, and the lack of Apple Watch numbers.

  6. Apr. 27th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-04-27: Apple Watch Heart Rate Tracking and Band Limitations

    Apple Watch can't quite do everything we want, but there are reasons behind those limitations. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet talk discuss why heart rate tracking isn't available in Apple Watch apps from third party developers, and why watch band accessories may block some Apple Watch functions from working properly.

  7. Apr. 26th, 2015 MGG 550: Photos Isn’t Always Easy

    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 what you want, but your two favorite geeks will get you there as smoothly as possible. Also some fun (and geeky!) discussion of typing filenames (with spaces, no less) from the Terminal, as well as dealing with pesky WiFi signup screens when traveling. Oh, and Dave got his Apple Watch, too. All this and more!

  8. Apr. 24th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-04-24: Getting Inside Apple Watch

    It's Apple Watch delivery day, which means we finally get to see what's inside Apple's brand new smartwatch. Bryan Chaffin and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet talk about how Apple designed the insides of the Apple Watch, and debunk the idea that Apple designed an internal-upgradable device. They also explain how to navigate the Apple Watch interface, and Bryan gives us a great musical interlude.

  9. Apr. 23rd, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-04-23: Apple Watch Order Status, Google’s MVNO Plan

    The first wave of Apple Watch shipments are set to arrive at customer's doors tomorrow, and there will be very limited availability is a small handful of stores after all. Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet talk about the current status of Apple Watch shipments, tell you where to buy an Apple Watch in stores, and look at Google's just announced plans to offer its own cell phone and wireless data service.

  10. Apr. 22nd, 2015 ACM 303: Apple Watch Notifications and Apps, and Samsung’s Glory Days

    The era of Apple Watch notifications tapping on our wrists is almost upon us, and with it will come the inevitable rush from some developers to annoy the crap of us. Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet urge them to not mistake what they want us to know for what we want to know. They also look at Samsung's seeming fall from lofty heights in the smartphone market, and they discuss some of the cool looking Apple Watch apps already available.