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 592: Taming Wi-Fi Chaos 4:51 PM, Feb. 12th, 2016

iTunes spring cleaning, solving Error -43, revisiting Wi-Fi extensions and monitoring .plist files live as they're being written by apps are just a few of…

Podcast Archives

  1. Dec. 21st, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-12-21: Apple’s Hi-Res Music Plans, Apple TV Upgrade Cycle

    A new report says Apple is planning to switch to 96kHz 24-bit streaming audio in 2016. Dave Hamilton and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to explain why that may not be the best plan for Apple, and where those larger audio files really make sense. John also explains why we should be prepared for a faster upgrade cycle for the Apple TV.

  2. Dec. 19th, 2015 MGG 584: It’s Saturday and I’m Still Looking For My Stapler

    Today's show includes a new segment: Quick Tips! Those simple things that we all do without thinking about it can really help others do the same, so we've started sharing. In addition to that, today's discussion includes Keychain First Aid in 10.11.2, a fix for Office365 locking up, upgrade advice, backup solutions and some geeky tips. Definitely enough here to get you through the holidays!

  3. Dec. 18th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-12-18: Mobile Payment Fragmentation, Phil Schiller’s Mac App Store

    Target has plans to launch its own mobile payment system, just like Walmart is doing with Walmart Pay. Bryan Chaffin and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to talk about the fragmented mobile payment platform market, and the state of the Mac App Store now that it falls under Phil Schiller's purview.

  4. Dec. 17th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-12-17: Jeff’s Star Wars Extravaganza Show

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens is opening in theaters around the world, and it's no secret that Jeff is pretty excited about the event. Kelly Guimont joins him to talk about the new movie, some apps to hold you over until you get into the theater, and how to watch the previous movies in machete order.

  5. Dec. 16th, 2015 ACM 337: Apple’s R&D Machine, the BB8 iPhone App, and Banksy’s Steve Jobs

    Apple's research and development machine is a legend in the making, and Jeff and Bryan talk about two new developments that hint at the company's efforts. They also look at Tickle, an app for controlling the BB8 toy and a whole more, and for a closer they discuss Banksy's use of Steve Jobs's likeness in a piece meant to remind the world of the benefits of migration and immigration.

  6. Dec. 16th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-12-16: Apple’s iPad 3D Touch Plans, More on Netflix Streaming

    Word on the street says Apple is planning on bringing 3D Touch to the iPad. John Martellaro and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on where Apple is taking its tablet interface, plus John has a great followup on yesterday's Netflix streaming video discussion.

  7. Dec. 15th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-12-15: Netflix’s Streaming Video Changes, Mail Settings Lookup

    Netflix is changing up how it encodes video to reduce its streaming bandwidth usage by 20 percent. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to to debate whether or not Netflix is doing the right thing or splintering streaming video standards, plus Bryan has a great tip for troubleshooting your email configuration in Apple's Mail app.

  8. Dec. 14th, 2015 TMO Background Mode: Interview With The Mac Observer’s Kelly Guimont

    Kelly Guimont is a Contributing Editor for The Mac Observer and Social Media Manager for Smile Software. In this episode, I asked Kelly about her career path and her recent tour at The Unofficial Apple Weblog. But long before Kelly became a force on the Internet, we chatted about how she grew up as, basically, a gifted computer expert, inspired by her mother who was a teacher. Kelly described how she has thrived in a world typically dominated by males and, later, fell in with TMO at the Macworld Expos. In the second segment of the show, we talked about…

  9. Dec. 14th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-12-14: iPad mini 4 Upgrade Time, Large File Sharing

    Is it time for iPad mini owners to upgrade to the fourth generation model? Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to talk about the iPad mini's features and why it may be time to retire your older model while Bryan laments the lack of the iPad Air 3. They also turn to listeners for ideas on sharing large files online.

  10. Dec. 13th, 2015 MGG 583: Curiosity is Awesome… Unless You’re the Cat

    Searching in iPhone Mail, managing Gmail's unable-to-connect errors, DNS configuration, setting up a computer to ignore the Internet (it happens!), virtualization software and audio discussions (including Bluetooth headphone lag on the Mac). Download today and enjoy!