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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TMO Daily Observations 2015-03-30: Tim Cook and Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act Law 1:38 PM, Mar. 30th, 2015

Apple CEO Tim Cook is speaking out against Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act and against other laws that support discrimination. Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin…

Podcast Archives

  1. Mar. 19th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-03-19: Nintendo’s iPhone Plans, TMO Staff Apple Watch Picks

    Nintendo is going to make games for the iPhone and iPad, but that may not be as cool as it sounds. Kelly Guimont and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on Nintendo's iOS strategy and if it has a chance of succeeding. They also talk about the Apple Watch choices the TMO staff are making.

  2. Mar. 18th, 2015 ACM 298: Apple Streaming TV and Privacy, New Steve Jobs Bio

    With reports out saying Apple is going to hand over our personal information to networks in exchange for content deals for its rumored streaming TV service, Jeff and Bryan weigh in with their thoughts on what that means. Along with their thoughts on whether or not Apple will give up on protecting customer privacy, they take a look at Apple's new retail marketing tactics for Apple Watch, and the reactions Apple executives are having to a new Steve Jobs biography.

  3. Mar. 18th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-03-18: Apple’s Data Sharing Plans, Kelly’s Finder Tips

    Apple is supposedly going to share information with networks to land the deals it needs for their streaming TV service. Dave Hamilton and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on why Apple would do that, and exactly what sorts of information that will most likely include-and they change Jeff's perspective in the process. Kelly also has some great tips for improving your productivity in the Mac's Finder.

  4. Mar. 17th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-03-17: Apple on your TV and in Space

    Word on the street says Apple is working on its own streaming TV network, and wants its own satellite, too. Kelly Guimont and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to offer up their take on Apple as a television content provider and what that could mean for cable TV subscribers looking to cut their cord. They also have some thoughts on how Apple could use its own satellite.

  5. Mar. 16th, 2015 MGG 544: Backup To The Future

    Your geeks return on yet another sunny-in-New England Monday to deliver the most chipper of pre-Spring-beginning Mac Geek Gab episodes possible. iOS Hotspot security concerns, slowing backups, 5GHz WiFi channel advice and much more are discussed. Download today and enjoy!

  6. Mar. 16th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-03-16: Adding Up Cable TV Cord Cutting Costs, Blackberry’s Secutablet

    Just because you have an Apple TV and cancel your cable TV subscription doesn't necessarily mean you'll save money. John Martellaro and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to look at the costs you face when buying access to your favorite shows online, plus they have some thoughts on Blackberry's planned move back into the tablet computer market. All that, and John is trying out a new podcasting mic and wants your feedback.

  7. Mar. 13th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-03-13: Why Apple Watch and Apple Car are both Good Moves

    Apple is carving out a place for itself in the fashion industry with its new Apple Watch, but not everyone seems happy about that. Dave Hamilton and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look at why some people think Apple Watch is a bad move for Apple, the perception of Apple fans, and why they thing smartwatches are a natural extension of the company's product lines. They also have some thoughts on why an Apple car makes sense for users and the automotive industry.

  8. Mar. 12th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-03-12: Intel gets some iPhone Action, Apple’s iTunes Store Downtime

    Intel is getting in on the iPhone action at Qualcomm's expense. Bryan Chaffin and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on Apple's LTE modem chip plans with Intel and how that impacts Qualcomm, plus they take a look at yesterday's iTunes Store and App Store outage and how much money consumers didn't get to spend. Dave also offers up a fantastic explanation about how DNS works and why it's a big deal when it doesn't.

  9. Mar. 11th, 2015 ACM 297: Apple’s ‘Spring forward’ Wrap Up and the CIA’s iPhone Hacking Efforts

    With Apple's "Spring forward" media event announcements and the news that the CIA has been working on hacking iPhone security there's plenty for Jeff and Bryan to talk about this week. They offer up their thoughts on privacy and security, the CIA's work on their own hacked version of Xcode, the new ultra-thin MacBook, ResearchKit, and the Apple Watch.

  10. Mar. 11th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-03-11: Apple’s Port-free MacBook and John gets to Gloat

    Apple brought back the MacBook line on Monday, and did away with every connection port we're familiar with. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to offer up their thoughts on Apple's new laptop, who it's good for, whether or not they'll buy one, the future of Thunderbolt, and more. All that, and John gets to gloat over the fact that the new MacBook is available in gold.