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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.

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 250: Apple’s iPhone Pricing, Samsung’s Fudging, Amazon’s Ambition 10:02 PM, Apr. 16th, 2014

Apple is rumored to want $100 more for a larger screen iPhone 6 than iPhones past. Bryan and Jeff say, "Well, duh!" They also take…

Podcast Archives

  1. Sep. 15th, 2013 MGG 466: Water Is Best Kept In a Bottle

    John and Dave kick off this Sunday morning helping a few of you with some Contacts-related anomalies. Then it's right into tips, including some killer Cool Stuff Found that you won't want to miss! After that some wrap-up, including a problem nearly all of us trackpad owners have had (or will have) and, as always, how to solve it! Download today and enjoy!

  2. Sep. 11th, 2013 ACM 221: Apple’s New iPhones, a Curious Chinese Media Event, and a Tip

    Apple just announced the long-rumored iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c. Jeff and Bryan talk about naming conventions, which device they like, and they both want to know why Apple bothered with the 5c when it costs so much. Speaking of much ado about nothing, they're also curious about Apple's so-called media event in China. Better yet, Melissa Holt surprises them with a Quickie tip.

  3. Sep. 10th, 2013 MGG 465: Apple Bakes Sleeper Features Into New iPhones

    John and Dave come to you on Tuesday for a special MGG this week. Discussing today's Apple Event and answering your questions, this show is bound to please and inform! In addition to all of today's Apple goodness, John and Dave answer your questions about how to stop iPhoto and PhotoStream from gobbling up all your bandwidth, how to share your new scanner on the network, how to rip Blu-Ray disks, and more!

  4. Sep. 4th, 2013 ACM 220: Microsoft Buys Nokia, Apple’s Media Events, and Samsung’s Galaxy Gear

    Microsoft is buying Nokia's handset business, including smartphones and feature phones, and that's kind of like an early Christmas present for Bryan and Jeff. Back in the land of awesome, Apple announced not one, but two media events, and one of them is in China. Lastly-and we mean that literally and figuratively, Samsung announced the Galaxy Gear smartwatch. In a word, Ugh.

  5. Sep. 3rd, 2013 MGG 464: When Pressing Play Just Isn’t Enough

    Dave & John cruise right out of the Labor Day weekend and into your podcast stream with this week's episode of Mac Geek Gab. Topics are decided by you, and this week your questions (and their answers!) included how to create your own personal cloud on your Mac, pesky web page loading in Safari, iTunes rentals that won't start mid-flight, and more. They also continue the conversation about email encryption and answer your questions about WiFi extensions, always a popular topic this time of year. Download, press play, and enjoy!

  6. Aug. 28th, 2013 ACM 219: Microsoft’s New Path and Samsung’s Jump into Wearable Tech

    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is on a 12-month plan to step down, which opens up new doors for the company. Jeff and Bryan offer their take on what that future may hold for Microsoft, plus they have something to say about Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch and the company's jump into the wearable tech market ahead of Apple.

  7. Aug. 26th, 2013 MGG 463: Securing Your Email (and Other Family Fun!)

    John and Dave kick off the week with ... yup, you guessed it! More answers to your questions. Lots of tips included this week, too, and that's just the way you like it. One popular topic your two favorite geeks have been asked about a lot lately is email security. Well, look no further, John and Dave are here to help!

  8. Aug. 21st, 2013 ACM 218: Gold iPhone 5S, Rainbow iPhone 5C, and Wearable Tech

    Apple is getting colorful with the iPhone. The iPhone 5 replacement will be available in black, white, or gold, plus the rumored iPhone 5C will come in several colored plastic backs. Jeff and Bryan offer their take on what's coming for the iPhone lineup, take a look at Apple and wearable technology, and more.

  9. Aug. 21st, 2013 MGG 462: It’s The Little Things That Count (with SSDs)

    Dave and John come to you on this Wednesday afternoon to answer all your questions. Topics covered today include nuking and paving your way to Mavericks, whether or not an SSD is right for you, solving Mac App Store failed downloads, and the differences between Telephoto, Wide angle, and Zoom. All that PLUS a few Cool Stuff Found nuggets. Download today and enjoy!

  10. Aug. 14th, 2013 ACM 217: iOS 7’s Skeuomorphism and Apple’s iPhone Launch Plans

    The developer preview of OS X Mavericks may give us a hint of things to come in iOS, and it may be too flat. Jeff and Bryan talk about that, along with what they expect from Apple's September 10 iPhone media event, and they have a few things to share from TMO's Cool Stuff Found, too.