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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.

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 2015-07-29: Fitness Tracker Accuracy, Logitech’s new Mouse 12:58 PM, Jul. 29th, 2015

Nike's FuelBand lawsuit settlement serves as a reminder that fitness trackers aren't necessarily accurate. Dave Hamilton and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to share their…

Podcast Archives

  1. Jul. 9th, 2015 ACM 314: Declining Apple Watch Sales, PHATASS, and Apple’s Failed Antitrust Appeal

    Slice Intelligence says that sales of Apple Watch are declining. Precipitously. Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet look at those numbers and talk about what they might mean. Spoiler: Bryan thinks Apple Watch is failing to delight most customers. They also look at PHATASS, a new album from Prince Harvey recorded entirely at an Apple Store during business hours. And just for fun they they take dig into Apple's recent failed antitrust appeal.

  2. Jul. 8th, 2015 MGG 560: Apple OS Updates, Apple Music & Your Questions Answered

    Apple released a slew of updates last week, and your two favorite geeks talk through all of them, answering your questions along the way. OS X 10.10.4, iOS 8.4, Apple Music, iTunes 12.2... you name it, John F. Braun and Dave Hamilton cover it. They even leave time for your questions to be answered, too!

  3. Jul. 8th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-07-08: Fixing Siri’s Beatles Problem, Apple Music DRM Compatibility

    Earlier this week Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus couldn't get Siri to play anything from The Beatles on his iPhone, but now we have a fix. Bob, along with Kelly Guimont, join Jeff Gamet to share the fix that got Siri back on track, plus they explain which devices support Apple Music's copy protection on downloaded songs.

  4. Jul. 7th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-07-07: Apple’s Product Packaging Rules, iOS 8.4 Home Sharing

    Product packaging in Apple's stores is about to undergo a big redesign. John Martellaro joins Jeff Gamet to look at Apple's plans to homogenize third-party packaging and explain why he thinks it's a bad idea. They also talk about Home Sharing and iOS 8.4, Eddy Cue's Twitter presence, and media outlets jumping to conclusions.

  5. Jul. 6th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-07-06: Dr. Mac’s Apple Music and Siri Problems

    Apple Music is pretty cool overall, but that doesn't mean there isn't room for improvement. Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about an issue that's keeping Siri from finding some of Bob's music, share some Apple Music tips, and let John explain why he hasn't signed up for the free trial yet.

  6. Jul. 2nd, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-07-02: Coping with iCloud Music Library’s Problems

    iTunes 12.2 and Apple Music's iCloud Music Library have some pretty serious issues. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to dive into the issues, share their thoughts on why Apple is having big problems with iCloud Music Library, and share a tip on how to see if you're using Apple's new online music storage system.

  7. Jul. 1st, 2015 ACM 313: Apple Music First Impressions, Steve Jobs Movie Trailer

    After getting to play with Apple Music for a day Jeff and Bryan have some thoughts on the latest entry into the streaming music market. They share what they like, what's working well, what isn't, and more. They also have plenty to say about the just released trailer for this fall's Steve Jobs movie.

  8. Jul. 1st, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-07-01: Apple Music Day 1, Loving the MacBook

    With a full day of Apple Music behind us Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to offer up their thoughts on how the new streaming music service and Internet radio station are working out so far. John also explains how the MacBook can grow on you even if you didn't like it at first.

  9. Jun. 30th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-06-30: Apple Music First Impressions

    Apple Music officially launched this morning so Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to to share their first impressions on Apple's new streaming music service and Internet radio station. They also look at iOS 8.4, OS X Yosemite 10.10.4, and some of the important fixes in both of those software updates.

  10. Jun. 29th, 2015 MGG 559: Connecting Networks Together, Photos on NAS & Upgrade Snapshots

    A simple network is simple, but what happens when you need to do a little more? What are the potential pitfalls of storing Photos and iTunes libraries on your network drive? Want to make snapshots before you upgrade? All of this and more on today's Mac Geek Gab with Dave Hamilton, John F. Braun and Pilot Pete!