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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 2015-07-01: Apple Music Day 1, Loving the MacBook 1:44 PM, Jul. 1st, 2015

With a full day of Apple Music behind us Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to offer up their thoughts on how the…

Podcast Archives

  1. Jun. 10th, 2015 ACM 310: WWDC 2015’s Big Announcments

    It's Worldwide Developer Conference week, and Apple announced a lot for OS X, iOS, and Apple Watch. Jeff and Bryan have plenty to say about Apple's Proactive Assistant for Siri, Metal and OS X El Capitan, Spotlight improvements, Swift 2 going open source, and more.

  2. Jun. 10th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-06-10: Why OS X El Capitan’s Metal Matters

    One of the big features in OS X El Capitan that average Mac users might miss is Metal. John Martellaro joins Jeff Gamet to explain what Metal is, how it will improve overall performance on your Mac, and why this is a big deal for developers. They also take a look at how they're using Apple Watch after having one on their wrists for a few weeks, and talk about how Apple's smartwatch fits into their daily routines.

  3. Jun. 9th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-06-09: Apple Music, Swift Goes Open Source

    There's still plenty to talk about from yesterday's Worldwide Developer Conference keynote. Today John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on Apple Music and the streaming music market, as well as the news that Apple's Swift programming language is going open source.

  4. Jun. 8th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-06-08: WWDC 2015 Keynote Wrap Up

    Apple's 2015 Worldwide Developer Conference keynote showed off OS X El Capitan, iOS 9, watchOS 2, and more. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to offer up their take on Apple's announcements, what they liked from today's event, and more.

  5. Jun. 7th, 2015 MGG 556: Blowing Dust and Perma-Verbose Mode

    Recording hours before the WWDC 2015 keynote, John and Dave answer your questions, as per usual! How do you detect and deal with duplicate files? What about a failing hard drive with some important data? What's the right - and wrong - way to clean dust out of your Mac? And have you ever wanted to enable perma-verbose mode? Find out all this and more on today's Mac Geek Gab!

  6. Jun. 5th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-06-05: AT&T’s New iPhone Plans, Mark Newson on Smart Cars

    Goodbye, AT&T iPhone subsidies and hello Next plan. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on AT&T moving towards customers paying for their new smartphones through loans instead of subsidies, plus they take a look at Mark Newson's thoughts on wearable tech and intelligent cars.

  7. Jun. 4th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-06-04: WWDC, Apple TV, and Streaming Content Deals

    Word on the street says no new Apple TV announcement at next week's Worldwide Developer Conference. Bryan Chaffin and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to talk about why we won't be getting a new Apple TV come Monday, the hurdles Apple is facing with its streaming television service, and whether or not third party apps are coming to the device.

  8. Jun. 3rd, 2015 ACM 309: Tim Cook on Encryption, Plus Apple’s Upcoming Projects

    Apple CEO Tim Cook is speaking out again against government eroding our privacy. Jeff and Bryan offer up their thoughts on why that's important, plus they look at Apple's rumored competitor to Google Now, and the company's secret projects.

  9. Jun. 3rd, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-06-03: Thunderbolt 3, Preserving Digital Privacy

    Turns out Thunderbolt still has some life in it, and even looks like it's about to get a serious boost. John Martellaro and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to look at Intel's Thunderbolt 3 announcement, and they get on their soapbox about protecting our digital privacy, too.

  10. Jun. 2nd, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-06-02: Copying Apple Watch Features, Hands on with Google Photos

    Apple Watch is barely a month old and already the feature knock-offs are showing up. Kelly Guimont and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to talk about the new Asus ZenWatch 2 "crown" and how Apple designs show up in competitor's products. Kelly went hands on with Google Photos and shares her experience, too.