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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.

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 497: How To Be a Consultant & Cool Stuff Found 7:13 PM, Apr. 13th, 2014

John and Dave kick off this Sunday's show with a discussion about upgrading your older Macs with SSDs, the first in a series about the…

Podcast Archives

  1. Dec. 25th, 2013 ACM 236: Apple, Samsung, China Mobile, Mac Pro, and Jeff and Bryan’s Xmas Skit

    Jeff and Bryan would like to wish everyone a merry Christmas, and they have a heart-warming skit involving those rascally interns-Sierra and Aynseley-to prove it. They also talk about Apple shipping the Mac Pro and making it in Austin, those creepy new commercials from Samsung and Nokia, Bill Gates and his cow, Tim Cook's plans for 2014, and they even find some room for China Mobile.

  2. Dec. 22nd, 2013 MGG 480: When In Doubt, Roll Back!

    It might be the holidays, but John and Dave are still at it, answering your questions and sharing all the juicy tips and apps and products they've found for you. This week you'll hear your two favorite geeks talk about solving problems like, "how to launch apps from unidentified developers?" and "why doesn't my password work in the Terminal?" and "how do I get my Mail plugins to work again?" Additionally, they talk through a few other, deep-geek topics, like getting geeky about storing photos. You're not going to want to miss this one! Download today (it's free!) and enjoy.

  3. Dec. 18th, 2013 ACM 235: Mr. Cook Goes to Washington, Apple Bests the Chip World

    Tech Industry leaders are pushing the White House to curb NSA surveillance, Apple is ready to unleash the redesigned Mac Pro, and Beyonce proves the iTunes Store is a big player in the music industry. As if that isn't enough to keep Jeff and Bryan talking, they also take a look at Apple's 64-bit chip launch that blind sided its competition and Samsung's early moves to copy Apple in the retail space.

  4. Dec. 15th, 2013 MGG 479: iCloud Syncing, Mail Solutions & Dave Tried a Kindle Fire HDX

    Dave and John coninue their holiday-fueled fervor, recommending as many cool things as they can while simultaneously (in harmony) answering your questions! And this week Dave talks about his previous week using a non-Apple tablet!

  5. Dec. 11th, 2013 ACM 234: Apple, Microsoft and Mergers that Just Won’t Happen

    One analyst thinks Apple and Microsoft will have to merge into a single company to fight off Google and Facebook, so Jeff and Bryan take it upon themselves to explain why he's flat-out wrong. They also dive into Apple's iBeacon deployment, the call for NSA reform, the media calling out Judge Cote in Apple's antitrust case, and whether or not it's time to cut the cable cord.

  6. Dec. 8th, 2013 MGG 478: Cool Stuff Found AND Your Questions Answered

    This weekend the show is split right down the middle: Cool Stuff Found on one side and Your Questions Answered on the other. Download today, press play, and enjoy!

  7. Dec. 4th, 2013 ACM 233: Apple v. Judge Cote and Samsung v. Consequences

    Apple's ongoing legal antitrust fight in the United States is starting to look like a battle between the company and Judge Cote how oversaw the trial and now the monitor that she ordered to make sure there aren't any more shenanigans. Jeff and Bryan take a look at that, plus Apple's proposed sanctions for Samsung's confidential document leak, Thanksgiving and Black Friday iPad sales, and Bryan manages to sneak in a little Bitcoin talk, too.

  8. Dec. 1st, 2013 MGG 477: Because It Was Time For a Wi-Fi Episode

    What exactly syncs to my iCloud Keychain? How do I secure my Wi-Fi Network? How do I increase my Wi-Fi signal strength? Which wireless router should I get? Have you ever asked any of these questions? Even if you haven't, do you want to know the answers? Download today and listen as your two favorite geeks discuss and solve these issues and more. It's free! [Note: Michael's schedule is such that he won't have timely time to convert the show to AAC and add the chapters this week, so 477 will only be available in MP3 format.]

  9. Nov. 27th, 2013 ACM 232: Jeff and Bryan’s Expensive Apple and Gagdet Shopping Guide

    Jeff and Bryan put together their shopping guide for 2013, and it turns out they've been looking at some fairly expensive gifts. They have awesome desktop speakers, cool stands, leather iPad Air cases, quality iPad styluses (or stylii, as Bryan insisted on calling them), fitness stuff, stuff for the house, and an expensive game for your iPad. Giddy-up, pretend that you're thinking about shopping for someone else, and enjoy.

  10. Nov. 24th, 2013 MGG 476: Apple Syncs More to iCloud Than You Might Think

    Your two favorite geeks. Talking to you. For an hour. Or more. About your favorite tech. What is there not to love about that? Join John and Dave today. It's free! Just press play ... if you dare!