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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TMO Daily Observations 2015-12-01: AT&T’s Data Plan Price Increase 1:12 PM, Dec. 1st, 2015

Those unlimited data plans long time iPhone owners have been holding on to are about to get more expensive. Bryan Chaffin and Dave Hamilton join…

Podcast Archives

  1. Dec. 1st, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-12-01: AT&T’s Data Plan Price Increase

    Those unlimited data plans long time iPhone owners have been holding on to are about to get more expensive. Bryan Chaffin and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to talk about AT&T's data plan price increase and whether or not it makes sense to keep yours. They're also pretty excited about TMO's video reviews and tips.

  2. Nov. 30th, 2015 MGG 581: Hints and Allegations for Cyber Monday

    Restoring lost contacts, signing onto websites with Facebook, cloning drives, troubleshooting external enclosures and learning about the behind-the-scenes of junk mail filtering are just some of the topics discussed by your two favorite geeks today. Download and enjoy!

  3. Nov. 30th, 2015 TMO Background Mode: Interview With Naomi Pearce From Pearce Communications

    Naomi Pearce is the founder of Pearce Communications. She represents several developers you've likely heard of: Bare Bones Software and Karelia Software. I've known Naomi for over a decade, and we've been great friends over the years. In this Background Mode interview, we chat about the Steve Jobs analogy of cars and trucks (iPads and Macs), the duality of many parts of the computing experience and what it's like to build and run a public relations agency for developers. We also engage in an enjoyable recollection of the early days of the Internet, early Macs, MacHTTP and WebSTAR. Naomi is…

  4. Nov. 30th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-11-30: NSA Data Collection Changes, Amazon Instant Video on Apple TV

    The NSA had to stop its mass phone data collection practice on Sunday and now needs to get warrants for record collection. John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to look at those changes and whether or not the agency has any real oversight for its surveillance activities. They also offer up their thoughts on word that Amazon Prime Instant Video is coming to the Apple TV.

  5. Nov. 25th, 2015 ACM 334: Apple’s Mac Pro vs. The Devil’s Advocate

    John Kheit, the infamous Devil's Advocate, joins Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet on this episode of the Apple Context Machine. Together they dig deep into Apple's Mac Pro and question its suitability for professional use.

  6. Nov. 25th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-11-25: Apple’s Plans for Faceshift

    Apple bought Faceshift, a company that specializes in facial recognition and tracking technology. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about the purchase and speculate on what Apple may have in store, and how Faceshift could fit in with autonomous cars and robots.

  7. Nov. 24th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-11-24: The Big Mac Pro Smackdown

    Apple introduced the tube-shaped Mac Pro over two years ago, but never followed up with any updates or improvements. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look at the state of the Mac Pro, what alternatives are available to pro-level users, and whether or not John Kheit got it right when he called the new Mac Pro a failure.

  8. Nov. 23rd, 2015 TMO Background Mode: Interview with Parallels’ John Uppendahl

    John Uppendahl is the vice president of communications for Parallels, the company that's famous for its virtual machine software for the Mac-called Parallels Desktop. I chat with John about what this product does, its evolution, the different uses by customers, how it has enabled five million customers to have the Mac they want yet launch and use Windows apps completely transparently. Or even multiple different copies of OS X. John Uppendahl also talks about the ever growing solutions that a virtual machine system provides, including the brilliant Parallels Access iPad app that "applifies," with native touch gestures, an interface to…

  9. Nov. 23rd, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-11-23: iOS App Holiday Survival Guide

    The holiday season is upon us, and that means lots of events with family and friends. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to share the iPhone apps they rely on to make holiday gatherings go smoothly-or as smoothly as possible.

  10. Nov. 22nd, 2015 MGG 580: The Magic of Instant On

    John and Dave take you through managing your media perfectly for your new - and old - Apple TV, including using a NAS to store it all if you like. Then it's some tips about speeding up Time Machine, speeding up App Store downloads, converting movies and sound issues. Pepper in some additional questions and listener Cool Stuff Found and you've got a full show!