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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 2015-05-06: Apple’s Applebot, Viewing Apple Watch Workout Data 1:00 PM, May. 6th, 2015

Apple has its own bot searching website, but does that mean Google and Bing need to be worried? Dave Hamilton and John Martellaro join Jeff…

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  1. May. 6th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-05-06: Apple’s Applebot, Viewing Apple Watch Workout Data

    Apple has its own bot searching website, but does that mean Google and Bing need to be worried? Dave Hamilton and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to sort out Apple's plans for the Internet search market and what motives may be behind its Applebot. They also respond to a listener who points out we can, in fact, see detailed information about previous Apple Watch workouts if you know where to look.

  2. May. 5th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-05-05: Apple’s Latest Doom Prediction, Home Depot Blocks Apple Pay

    One analyst says Apple is close to the lowest point in the company's history, but we're doubting that's really the case. Bryan Chaffin and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to dissect the latest prediction of Apple's demise, and offer their thoughts on Home Depot blocking Apple Pay. Bonus: Dave adds nadirboson to our vocabulary.

  3. May. 4th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-05-04: Apple’s Strong Arm Negotiations, Apple Watch Calibration

    The DOJ is looking into claims that Apple is pressuring record labels to end free streaming music through Spotify. Kelly Guimont and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to look at how the claims seem out of place for Apple, and speculate on what may really be happening with the company's streaming music service negotiations. Plus Jeff explains how to calibrate your Apple Watch for better step count accuracy.

  4. May. 3rd, 2015 MGG 551: Syncing Happens More Ways Than One

    It's spring, and that means more time outdoors for a lot of folks, which means we need Wi-Fi. Your geeks talk about various outdoor Wi-Fi solutions, including some long range stuff that won't break the bank! Other questions answered include iCloud Drive vs. Dropbox, iCloud Family Sharing, managing multiple Photos libraries and mixing two channels of audio into one for your web conferences.

  5. May. 1st, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-05-01: Tesla’s Home Batteries, A Week with Apple Watch

    Tesla announced its new home battery platform, and it seems new yet familiar. Bryan Chaffin and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to talk about Tesla Energy and what new features to home battery systems it may bring, plus Dave shares his first week impressions using Apple Watch.

  6. Apr. 30th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-04-30: Apple Watch Parts Supply Issues, Microsoft’s Hololens

    It looks like Taptic Engine component failures are behind Apple's constrained Apple Watch inventory. John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to look at Apple's parts supply issues and the impact that's having on the company and its suppliers, plus they offer up their thoughts on Microsoft's new Hololens technology.

  7. Apr. 29th, 2015 ACM 304: AAPL Q2 Wrap Up, Apple’s Media Plans, and the Mac’s New Success

    Jeff and Bryan have some context on Apple's second quarter earnings report, along with Mac, iPhone, and iPad sales. They also have some thoughts on Apple's hints at plans to disrupt the media market, Best Buy getting on board with Apple Pay, and the renewed success of the Mac.

  8. Apr. 29th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-04-29: CurrentC Loses Best Buy, Apple Robots

    CurrentC lost Best Buy to Apple Pay, and now the CEO heading up the wireless mobile payment system is out the door. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about the ramifications of Best Buy switching to Apple Pay, plus they talk about the possibility of Apple getting into personal robots. Bonus: Kelly coins the term shopenfreude.

  9. Apr. 28th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-04-28: AAPL Q2 2015 Earnings Report Wrap Up

    Apple's second fiscal quarter earnings report is out, and it includes some big numbers for the company. John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to share their take on rising iPhone and Mac sales, declining iPad sales, the shareholder dividend increase, and the lack of Apple Watch numbers.

  10. Apr. 27th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-04-27: Apple Watch Heart Rate Tracking and Band Limitations

    Apple Watch can't quite do everything we want, but there are reasons behind those limitations. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet talk discuss why heart rate tracking isn't available in Apple Watch apps from third party developers, and why watch band accessories may block some Apple Watch functions from working properly.