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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. Mar. 9th, 2014 MGG 492: Sunday Morning Sleep-Deprived Geek Jam

    John and Dave started their Sunday morning recording this show for you. When do you listen? Anytime you like, that's when! In fact, come and post in the comments here and tell us when you listen. Inquiring minds want to know!

  2. Mar. 5th, 2014 ACM 245: Apple Shareholders, Global Expansion, and Court Oopsies

    Apple's shareholders got to see the angry side of CEO Tim Cook at the company's annual meeting last week, the company is hiring engineers outside the United States, which should have competitors worried, and CFO Peter Oppenheimer is retiring. Apple also has to deal with a bug legal fumble because it accidentally released the same confidential documents Samsung got in trouble over sharing. Jeff and Bryan take a look at all three topics, and try to deal with the realization that they fell out of the linear time stream.

  3. Mar. 2nd, 2014 MGG 491: Don’t Forget to Purge

    Dave and John wrangle your messages out of their overflowing mailbag to bring you this, today's show. Topics include some creative ways to purge messages, some creative (and hidden!) ways to purge RAM, skipping mounting your external volumes at login ... and more!

  4. Feb. 26th, 2014 ACM 244: Apple Crashes MWC Party, Disney Cozies Up with iTunes Store

    Samsung may have been present at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, but Apple managed to win an award without even bothering to show up. Jeff and Bryan take a look at that news, along with Samsung's new smartphone and smart watch announcements, tributes to Steve Jobs, Disney's new movie team up with the iTunes Store, and more.

  5. Feb. 22nd, 2014 MGG 490: 5GHz Isn’t Always Faster … But It Usually Is

    John and Dave come off the heels of a Cool Stuff Found show (and an interview show!) to get back to answering your questions. First, though, are the results of a bit of testing John and Dave did where they learned some interesting things about the way 5GHz networks perform on first-generation Time Capsules. Then it's onto your questions about email addresses, Time Machine backups and a free VPN for you to use.

  6. Feb. 19th, 2014 ACM 243: Apple’s Cranky Advertisers and Listener’s Choice Topics

    Advertisers aren't happy with Apple's tight secrecy over user data and want to see a policy change. Listeners gave Jeff and Bryan some topic ideas, too, that sent them off on discussions about Apple TV, Netflix, product code names, and Tim Cook's recent visits to Turkey and the UAE.

  7. Feb. 19th, 2014 MGG 489: Getting Geeky with Paul Kent about Macworld / iWorld 2014

    Your two geeks are joined by long-time Mac Geek Gab friend, Paul Kent, to talk all about the upcoming Macworld / iWorld 2014 show. Learn how the conference will focus on - and teach you about - the future of technology, iBeacons, Passbook, Bitcoins and, of course, all things Apple and Mac. Plus Dave and John go impromptu at the end to solve John's Google+ issues. All good, all free, all for you.

  8. Feb. 16th, 2014 MGG 488: Cool Stuff Found

    Yes, folks, it's time. We know these episodes get expensive, so we do our best to include Cool Stuff at all price levels, including free. Subscribe, press play, and enjoy. This one's a fast ride!

  9. Feb. 12th, 2014 ACM 242: Apple’s Plans for TV and Sapphire

    Reports claim Apple is getting ready to introduce a new Apple TV that includes some kind of content deal with Time Warner, there's lots of speculation about what's in store for all of the synthetic sapphire Apple is making, Judge Cote's antitrust monitor is back on the job, and Apple is getting serious about its training programs. All that, and more bad segues.

  10. Feb. 9th, 2014 MGG 487: A Day In The Life of Two Mac Geeks

    Dave and John have quite the show teed up for you today. First, lightning season is almost here and it's important to think about your surge supression infrastructure. Your geeks talk about that. Then a few questions and tips about network management before your geeks start giving new Mac buying advice. Finally a wrap-up about managing memory on Mavericks (say that ten times fast!), and a few other questions peppered in for good measure. You'll love this one!