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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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MGG 550: Photos Isn’t Always Easy 12:04 PM, Apr. 26th, 2015

You have questions about Apple's new Photos app and John and Dave have your answers. The answers are not always easy and not always exactly…

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  1. Apr. 26th, 2015 MGG 550: Photos Isn’t Always Easy

    You have questions about Apple's new Photos app and John and Dave have your answers. The answers are not always easy and not always exactly what you want, but your two favorite geeks will get you there as smoothly as possible. Also some fun (and geeky!) discussion of typing filenames (with spaces, no less) from the Terminal, as well as dealing with pesky WiFi signup screens when traveling. Oh, and Dave got his Apple Watch, too. All this and more!

  2. Apr. 24th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-04-24: Getting Inside Apple Watch

    It's Apple Watch delivery day, which means we finally get to see what's inside Apple's brand new smartwatch. Bryan Chaffin and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet talk about how Apple designed the insides of the Apple Watch, and debunk the idea that Apple designed an internal-upgradable device. They also explain how to navigate the Apple Watch interface, and Bryan gives us a great musical interlude.

  3. Apr. 23rd, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-04-23: Apple Watch Order Status, Google’s MVNO Plan

    The first wave of Apple Watch shipments are set to arrive at customer's doors tomorrow, and there will be very limited availability is a small handful of stores after all. Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet talk about the current status of Apple Watch shipments, tell you where to buy an Apple Watch in stores, and look at Google's just announced plans to offer its own cell phone and wireless data service.

  4. Apr. 22nd, 2015 ACM 303: Apple Watch Notifications and Apps, and Samsung’s Glory Days

    The era of Apple Watch notifications tapping on our wrists is almost upon us, and with it will come the inevitable rush from some developers to annoy the crap of us. Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet urge them to not mistake what they want us to know for what we want to know. They also look at Samsung's seeming fall from lofty heights in the smartphone market, and they discuss some of the cool looking Apple Watch apps already available.

  5. Apr. 22nd, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-04-22: Apple, James Bond, and Cool Watches

    There's a cool factor that goes along with the watches James Bond wears, and John Martellaro explored how that fits in with the Apple Watch. Along with Kelly Guimont, John joins Jeff Gamet to look at the tech that makes the watches we like so cool, plus they share some apps they want on their own Apple Watch.

  6. Apr. 21st, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-04-21: The Real Scoop on Twitter’s DM Changes

    Twitter put the social networking world in a tizzy yesterday when it said that Direct Messaging was opening up to people who aren't following each other. Dave Hamilton and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to help explain what's really happening, and why you aren't going to get overloaded with spam messages. Kelly also shows why OS X's Network Locations feature is so handy.

  7. Apr. 20th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-04-20: Apple Watch Inventory Theories, Playing the Innovation Game

    With Apple Watch deliveries stretching out into June, theories as to why inventory is so tight are popping up. John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on Apple Watch production issues and the idea that Apple is using a build-to-order system for initial production.

  8. Apr. 19th, 2015 MGG 549: Cool Stuff Found

    It's time for Cool Stuff Found. Your two favorite geeks do their level best to sift through everything they've found and everything you've submitted, pulling out their favorites and trying not to make you spend too much money (there's plenty of free stuff included in here, too!). You know how it goes... listen, then visit the shownotes to hunt down those things you just can't live without!

  9. Apr. 17th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-04-17: Don’t Hold Your Breath for In-store Apple Watch Sales

    Apple seems to be teaching consumers patience, at least as far as the Apple Watch is concerned. Bryan Chaffin and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to talk about the news that in-store sales for Apple Watches may not happen until June, plus they look at how Apple has become more open with journalists and bloggers since Tim Cook became CEO.

  10. Apr. 16th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-04-16: Apple Stores as Showrooms and Changing Retail Strategies

    Apple's latest products, Apple Watch and the new MacBook, aren't available in the company's retail stores, which has Kelly Guimont wondering if this is the beginning of big changes. Kelly and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look at Apple's online-only sales tactic, and offer up their thoughts on why the company is using its stores as a show room instead of a sale point for its latest products.