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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MGG 532: Blowin’ Up The Spammers! 8:14 PM, Dec. 21st, 2014

Yep, another one of Dave's iMacs is having boot problems. It's mayhem! That's OK, he and John talk through possible resolution and also when not…

Podcast Archives

  1. Dec. 10th, 2014 ACM 284: Facebook Rants and Apple’s Amazing Growth

    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg thinks Apple CEO Tim Cook is off base with his philosophy on relationships with customers, so Jeff and Bryan call him to task for missing the point Mr. Cook was really making. They also look at Apple's growing R&D efforts outside of the United States and what that means for the company's future and us.

  2. Dec. 10th, 2014 TMO Daily Observations: 2014-12-10

    Apps to help iPhone-toting snuggle buddies find each other are showing up on Apple's App Store. Dave Hamilton and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look at the social and safety implications of the cuddle apps, plus they dive into the problems Apple is making by forcing iOS app developers to remove key features from their products.

  3. Dec. 9th, 2014 TMO Daily Observations: 2014-12-09

    There may not be a plaintiff in the iPod antitrust lawsuit against Apple, but that doesn't mean the case is dead in the water. Bryan Chaffin and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to dive into why the trial is moving forward - at least for now - and they also look at the drama behind the scenes on Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs biopic.

  4. Dec. 8th, 2014 TMO Daily Observations: 2014-12-08

    John Martellaro thinks it's time for Apple to step up its iPad game, or risk losing market share. John and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to talk about whether or not that's a serious issue, and John shares what he thinks Apple should do to lock in the iPad's long term success.

  5. Dec. 7th, 2014 MGG 530: Chasing Those Pesky Incrementing Hostnames

    Eliminating Yosemite's Incrementing computer names, the real skinny on Yosemite and third-party SSDs, which codecs to use for creating your own streamable movies, advice on clean-installing and much, much more keep your geeks busy throughout this week's Mac Geek Gab episode. Download, press play and enjoy!

  6. Dec. 5th, 2014 TMO Daily Observations: 2014-12-05

    Apple is planning on spending US$161 million on a theater in its new space ship campus. John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to talk about what they think that theater will include and how you go about spending that much money. John also has some insight on how companies decide when you need to sign for an Apple Pay purchase.

  7. Dec. 4th, 2014 TMO Daily Observations: 2014-12-04

    Is it time for Apple to make its own high definition television? Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to debate whether or not an Apple television makes sense, and what hints at Apple's plans the new 5K iMac may offer. Kelly also shares her experience using the new option to order Starbucks drinks from your iPhone.

  8. Dec. 3rd, 2014 ACM 283: Apple’s Ebook Conspiracy Appeal and a Plea for Better Music Files

    Apple is headed back to court to appeal Judge Denise Cote's ruling that it orchestrated a conspiracy to artificially raise the price of books, and Jeff and Bryan have some thoughts on what Apple did, Judge Cote's ruling, and the book industry. They also have something to say about music file formats and the lack of Apple Lossless as an iTunes Store option.

  9. Dec. 3rd, 2014 TMO Daily Observations: 2014-12-03

    The new Mac mini is something of a disappointment, Apple's Thunderbolt display is long in the tooth, and some of the company's apps are becoming frustration points. John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to discuss the current state of Apple's product development, where they see problems, and more.

  10. Dec. 2nd, 2014 TMO Daily Observations: 2014-12-02

    Remember the iPod? There's a antitrust class action lawsuit that does, and it's finally getting its day in court. Bryan Chaffin and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to offer their take on the case, talk about a very cool levitating speaker, and they take a side trip into the audio world to talk about the Leslie Speaker.