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 345: What Is Apple’s Mission? 4:03 PM, Feb. 10th, 2016

What is Apple's mission? You might be surprised to know that Apple doesn't have a mission statement. Bryan and Jeff talk about whether or not…

Podcast Archives

  1. Feb. 2nd, 2016 TMO Daily Observations 2016-02-02: The Low Down on Google Topping Apple’s Value

    Google is now valued higher than Apple in the stock market, but that doesn't mean Apple is doomed. Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to sort out the math that shows Google's valuation above Apple's, plus they worth through the different types of Google stock, and dig into a little Wall Street logic, too.

  2. Feb. 1st, 2016 TMO Background Mode: Interview With Smile Software’s Co-Founder Greg Scown

    Greg Scown is the co-founder of Smile Software, well known for the essential OS X and iOS app TextExpander. Greg started his career as a computer science student at Stanford University. Having already interned with Apple, after graduation, Greg was offered a full-time job on campus. A few years later, that led to working for Apple in China, near Hong Kong, writing software. That's a pretty nifty background. Later, Greg would go on to start (along with Philip Goward) a very successful Silicon Valley company that now employs 18 people and makes award-winning products. Near the end of my interview,…

  3. Feb. 1st, 2016 TMO Daily Observations 2016-02-01: Maps Search Controversy, Apple’s Secret VR Team

    Apple Maps may not always show the search results you're expecting, but that doesn't mean the company is pushing an agenda. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look into reports about Maps abortion-related search results, plus they offer up their thoughts on the secret virtual reality team tucked away in Apple's offices.

  4. Jan. 31st, 2016 MGG 590: This is Why You Listen All The Way Through to The End

    QuickTips, including offline dictation on iOS, audio sync with AirPlay and 25 hidden iPhone features. Then your questions are answered, including moving backups from one drive to another, a strangely-starting MacBook, what the best small desktop speakers and what to do with lost+found items. All this and more, just for you!

  5. Jan. 29th, 2016 TMO Daily Observations 2016-01-28: Goodbye CableCards, Apple Pay at ATMs

    Today we follow up on the FCC's plan to open up set top cable and satellite TV boxes and give Bryan Chaffin a pat on the back for being right. Along with Bryan, Dave Hamilton joins Jeff Gamet to explain what the FCC's proposal really means, and they look at banks adding Apple Pay support to their ATMs

  6. Jan. 28th, 2016 TMO Daily Observations 2016-01-28: Goodbye Java, FCC’s Plan to Open Cable Set Top Boxes

    Oracle announced the demise of the Java Web browser plug-in, which means big changes are in store for sites relying on the platform to deliver content. Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to talk about the demise of Java in Web browsers, and the FCC's proposal to unlock cable set top boxes.

  7. Jan. 27th, 2016 ACM 343: $AAPL’s Earnings and Wall Street, Plus Apple’s Virtual Reality

    Bryan and Jeff dig into Apple's December record quarter and why Wall Street reacted by selling off the stock. They also talk about Tim Cook's comments on virtual reality during the conference call and what Apple might do with VR technology in the future.

  8. Jan. 27th, 2016 TMO Daily Observations 2016-01-27: AAPL Q1 2016 Earnings, iPhone 7 Plus Dual Cameras

    Apple announced its 2016 first fiscal quarter earnings yesterday and it was another record breaker. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look at Apple's revenue and earnings, along with iPhone sales numbers. They also have some thoughts on a report that the iPhone 7 Plus will include dual rear-facing cameras.

  9. Jan. 26th, 2016 TMO Daily Observations 2016-01-26: No, Apple’s Car Project isn’t Doomed

    Apple put a freeze on hiring for its electric car team, so does that mean the project is doomed? Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to explain why Project Titan isn't dead in the water, and even predict when we might see Apple's car unveiled.

  10. 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!