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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ACM 334: Apple’s Mac Pro vs. The Devil’s Advocate 4:27 PM, Nov. 25th, 2015

John Kheit, the infamous Devil's Advocate, joins Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet on this episode of the Apple Context Machine. Together they dig deep into…

Podcast Archives

  1. Nov. 9th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-11-09: Steve Jobs Tanks in Theaters, iPad Pro Pre-order Date

    The Steve Jobs movie is doing so poorly that it's being pulled from theaters. Bryan Chaffin and the Maccast's Adam Christianson join Jeff Gamet to offer up their thoughts on the movie and why it tanked. They also have a few things to say about Apple's iPad Pro pre-order announcement form this morning.

  2. Nov. 8th, 2015 MGG 578: Like Darth Vader, He’s Altering The Deal

    Making your new Apple TV work for you, Migrating iPhoto and Photos libraries, crashing Finders, Terminal tips and making sense of your swap space are the questions your two favorite geeks address and answer for you today. On top of that, some listener-submitted Cool Stuff Found rounds out the show!

  3. Nov. 6th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-11-06: Amazon Book Store, Apple Car’s Digital License Plates

    Amazon found an amazing new way to sell books: it opened a store in Seattle. John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to talk about Amazon's brick and mortar book store, and to share their thoughts on digital license plates and the Apple Car.

  4. Nov. 5th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-11-05: 4K, HDR, and Apple TV

    One of the common questions about the fourth generation Apple TV is why it doesn't support 4K TV. Adam Christianson from the Maccast and TMO's John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look at the mess that ultra high definition television is right now, and how that may be playing out for Apple's home entertainment plans.

  5. Nov. 4th, 2015 ACM 331: The New Apple TV, Facebook’s Android Dog Food, Gest, and 100 Year Old Computers

    The new Apple TV is here, and Jeff Gamet and Bryan Chaffin discuss a the first few days of using the device. They also look at Facebook's decision to force some of its developers to eat their own dog food and use Android devices. Peering into the future, they look at a Kickstarter project called Gest, and then dip way into the past and talk about a 102 year old computer beneath the Apple Store in Grand Central.

  6. Nov. 4th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-11-04: Star Trek, CBS All Access, and Amazon’s Bookstore

    Star Trek is coming back to the small screen in 2017 as a new television series, but you can watch it only through CBS All Access. John Martellaro and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to talk about TV paywalls and how that may impact the Star Trek franchise. They also offer up their reactions to the new Amazon bookstore opening in Seattle.

  7. Nov. 3rd, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-11-03: Privacy, Encryption, and Government Back Doors

    The UK's Investigatory Powers Bill is closer to becoming law, and it puts Apple and other tech companies in a bind because they'd have to reduce the security of their products to accomodate government access to encrypted data and communications. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on encryption, government back doors to our data, and how this impacts Apple.

  8. Nov. 2nd, 2015 TMO Background Mode: Interview with the Mac Observer’s Jeff Gamet

    In this show, I take an inward turn and interview Jeff Gamet, the Mac Observer's managing editor and host of the TMO Daily Observations podcast. I asked Jeff about his career path and how he came to become our managing editor. Jeff's background in design, fonts, and color have served him well in his current job. What's interesting is that Jeff already knew Dave Hamilton from Macworld Expo visits long before he was hired. So if you've been itching to know more about the life of the amazing Mr. Gamet, this is the podcast for you.

  9. Nov. 2nd, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-11-02: Apple TV First Reactions

    With the fourth generation Apple TV finally available, John Martellaro and The Maccast's Adam Christianson join Jeff Gamet to share their first impressions. They talk about the setup process, the new interface, gaming, what they like, and what isn't working for them. Bonus: we learn that John watches football.

  10. Nov. 1st, 2015 MGG 577: Never Mind the Squirrel

    Surviving Halloween yet again, your two favorite chocolate-fueled geeks set off on yet another episode of helping you solve your problems and learn new stuff! Deleting El Capitan's SystemMigration folder is covered, as is fixing its Wi-Fi. Mystery disk usage is solved, duplicate apps are crushed and Dave is finally able to share his full thoughts on the brand new Sonos PLAY:5. All of this and more!