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 2016-02-11: Apple’s A10 Chip Partner, Comcast Internet Speeds 1:08 PM, Feb. 11th, 2016

TSMC is going to be the exclusive A10 chip maker for Apple, which means Samsung is losing out on some serious money. Bryan Chaffin and…

Podcast Archives

  1. Jan. 25th, 2016 MGG 589: You Cannot Defeat Physics

    Cool Stuff Found dominates the start here, including some travel tips, some iOS support tips, sorting out how iOS chooses its WiFi network, headphones for your eyes and one of your geeks' favorite utilities that is now available for El Capitan. Then it's onto diagnosing Safari CPU usage, Mail inconsistencies and more. Don't worry, Dave's headcold only makes him loopy in a good way for this episode. You'll love it and learn from it!

  2. Jan. 25th, 2016 TMO Background Mode: Interview With the Omni Group’s CEO Ken Case

    Ken Case is the founder and CEO of The Omni Group, known for such Apple products as OmniFocus, OmniGraffle, and OminiOutliner. Early in his computing career, in the late 1980s, Ken was at the University of Washington computer center where he was a UNIX geek and system programmer. There, he was part of the university's NeXT computer lab. This iconic system was an exciting new UNIX platform, and Ken started learning Objective-C and creating apps. One thing led to another, and Ken's expertise with NeXTStep development and, later, Apple's acquisition of NeXT eventually led to the creation of The Omni…

  3. Jan. 25th, 2016 TMO Daily Observations 2016-01-25: Apple Loses its Car Boss, Apple Watch 2 Wish List

    There's a new job opening at Apple because Apple Car project lead is resigning. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about the state of the Apple Car project, and to share their thoughts on what they'd like to see change for Apple Watch 2.

  4. Jan. 22nd, 2016 TMO Daily Observations 2016-01-22: Apple’s 2016 Roadmap and Virtual Reality

    John Martellaro has some new ideas on what may be in store from Apple this year. John, along with Dave Hamilton, join Jeff Gamet to talk about John's ideas, plus they look at Apple's recent VR hire and what that may mean for future products.

  5. Jan. 21st, 2016 TMO Daily Observations 2016-01-21: Apple’s Slow Security Updates, Quantum Dot Displays

    Apple patched a security flaw in iOS 9.2.1 that it first knew about over two years ago, so does that mean Apple is dropping the ball? Dave Hamilton and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to discuss Apple's updates and how security fits in, plus John dives into the future of display technology.

  6. Jan. 20th, 2016 ACM 342: Apple’s Cracks, Educating Congress on Cybersecurity, Connected Devices

    Apple seems to be letting more things slip through the cracks, and Bryan and Jeff discuss some of the reasons contributing to the slippage. They also take a look at the Congressional Cybersecurity Lab being set up by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and talk about the current state of connected devices.

  7. Jan. 20th, 2016 TMO Daily Observations 2016-01-20: Apple Television and ESPN, Listener Comments

    Apple is working on a deal with ESPN for its rumored streaming television service. John Martellaro and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to look at why including sports is critical for Apple's plans, plus they follow up on listener comments on dealing with passwords after we've passed away.

  8. Jan. 19th, 2016 MGG 588: ¡No Te Dejes Atrapar!

    Dave's back from Mexico and he and John are back at it. Some fantastic quick tips today, including some that your two favorite geeks didn't know about both the Mac and the iPhone. New Mac buying advice is on your minds this week, so that topic is covered too, plus some travel tips from Dave round out the show!

  9. Jan. 19th, 2016 TMO Daily Observations 2016-01-19: Donald Trump’s Plans for Apple, Email Phishing Scams

    Donald Trump wants to force Apple to make its products in the United States if he's elected president. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to sort out his plan and whether or not it makes sense, plus they look at a fairly sophisticated email phishing scam that landed in Bryan's email.

  10. Jan. 18th, 2016 TMO Background Mode: Interview With iOS Developer and Book Author Erica Sadun

    Erica Sadun is an expert in all things related to iOS. She holds a Ph.D. in computer science from Georgia Tech's Graphics, Visualization and Usability Center, did early development work in Objective-C, has written many books about iOS development, and has recently embraced Apple's Swift language, culminating in her latest book: the "Swift Developer's Cookbook." I've had the pleasure of meeting Erica many times, back when she had time to manage the Denver Apple Geek lunches. Erica presented me with some intriguing ideas about the state of Apple, iOS, and Apple's product line imagination. Your Apple thinking will be challenged…