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!

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 2015-05-28: Target Says Yes to Apple Pay, Hiding Pics in Photos 1:41 PM, May. 28th, 2015

Target's commitment to CurrentC isn't as strong as it was because the retailer is now ready to support Apple Pay. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro…

Podcast Archives

  1. May. 19th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-05-19: Carl Icahn Knows Best

    Carl Icahn had all kinds of things to say about Apple recently, and Bryan and Dave have all kinds of things to say about Carl Icahn. Seems Apple had some things to say about Carl Icahn, too, or at least that's what the Wall Street Journal's story yesterday infers. Apple won't be making a screened version of the Apple TV according to WSJ (and it sure sounds like a controlled leak from Apple). All this and more on today's TDO!

  2. May. 18th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-05-18: Apple’s Navigation Plans, iPhone Crime Doesn’t Pay

    Apple just bought the GPS service company Coherent Navigation. Bryan Chaffin and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to talk about how Apple could use Coherent to improve services it offers like Maps, navigation, Find My iPhone, and more. They also look at a case out of England that shows exactly why crime doesn't pay, and they offer up a send off for popular Mac community writer Ted Landau.

  3. May. 15th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-05-15: Apple Watch Security, Fixing iTunes 12

    After explaining to us yesterday how iTunes 12 is like the Weasley's house, Kelly has some ideas on how to fix that problem. Kelly, along with John Martellaro, join Jeff Gamet to sort out how to make iTunes better, plus they look at reports of a major security flaw in Apple Watch and explain how those are wrong.

  4. May. 14th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-05-14: Apple Music, Ping, and Smart Home Troubleshooting

    Bing Music is about to become Apple Music, and it's going to revive part of Ping. John Martellaro and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to talk about Apple's streaming music efforts, social networking, and how giving artists a self promotion platform may work out. Kelly also has some tips on troubleshooting your network when your smart home devices misbehave, and she explains why iTunes is Apple's own version of the Weasley's house.

  5. May. 13th, 2015 ACM 306: Living with Apple Watch, Tony Fadell’s Watches, and Wearable Security

    Bryan joined the ranks of the Apple Watch owners, and he was surprised at his reaction to his fancy new smartwatch. Jeff and Bryan explore the changes Apple Watch has made in their lives already, plus they look at Tony Fadell and how his watch collection shows off who he is and what he might bring to wearable computer. And just for grins, they look at wearable tech cybersecurity, too.

  6. May. 13th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-05-13: Facebook’s Instant Articles, Ruthless Apple Watch App Management

    Facebook is making a play to be the big name in online news syndication. Dave Hamilton and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to discuss the changing landscape for online news and blogging, and the role Facebook is playing. They also revisit Apple Watch app management now that Dave decided to take control of what he uses on his watch.

  7. May. 12th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-05-12: Apple Robots, iCloud Sync Tips

    Personal robots may have a place in our future, and TMO's John Martellaro thinks Apple is the company that could make that happen. John, along with Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to look at how personal robots could fit into our lives and society, and whether or not we're ready for them. Kelly also offers up some tips on troubleshooting iCloud sync issues.

  8. May. 11th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-05-11: Apple Car Meetings, Apple Watch and Messages

    Apple's still unconfirmed plans to design a car led to a Cupertino visit from Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne. Bryan Chaffin and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to talk about Apple's place in the automotive market and who will be the target market for the company's cars. After more than a week of Apple Watch time under their belts, they also have some observations on how the smartwatch is changing their communication preferences.

  9. May. 10th, 2015 MGG 552: The Mother(‘s Day Version) of All (Mac Geek Gab 2015) Podcast Episodes

    Ever hear of needing to heat your computer just to get the CPU to fire up? How about wanting to disable one of the radios on your AirPort Extreme? Or what about batch changes to Photos in the new app? All this and more on this episode of Mac Geek Gab. Download and enjoy!

  10. May. 8th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-05-08: à la Carte TV, Apple Watch Heart Rate Sensor

    With the push for à la carte TV channel subscriptions gaining some traction, 21st Century Fox claims that's not really what we want. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about TV subscription services and what consumers really want for the viewing experience, plus they look at the Apple Watch's heart rate sensor accuracy.