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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ACM 296: Apple’s Spending Restraint, Disconnected Analysts, and Google’s Cell Service 7:30 PM, Mar. 4th, 2015

Apple may be the most valuable company in the world, but it isn't spending like it is. Jeff and Bryan take a look at Apple's…

Podcast Archives

  1. Feb. 12th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-02-12: Improving Apple Factory Conditions and App Store Discovery

    Apple's latest Supplier Responsibility Progress report is out, and the company is making a big push to end factory worker recruitment fees and bonded labor practices. Bryan Chaffin and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to offer their take on Apple's efforts to improve factory working conditions and labor practices, plus they have a few things to say about Apple teaming up with Pinterest to improve the App Store discovery process.

  2. Feb. 12th, 2015 ACM 293: The Church of Apple Doom and a Car is Coming from Cupertino

    The belief that Apple is doomed has practically become a religion, and Jeff and Bryan have plenty to say about that. They also jump in the middle of reports that Apple is working on designing its own car. Bonus: Bryan explores a career in the railroad industry.

  3. Feb. 11th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-02-11: Apple’s Environmental Push and Car Plans

    Apple's push to be an environmentally friendly corporation got a boost with the announcement that it is investing US$848 million in a California solar array farm. John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to look at Apple's efforts to be a green company and how that impacts investors and customers, plus they have something to say about Apple getting into the car business.

  4. Feb. 10th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-02-10: Cybersecurity Summit, Samsung’s Failure in Japan

    U.S. government officials and tech industry executives are meeting this week for a cybersecurity summit, and Apple CEO Tim Cook will be there. Dave Hamilton and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to discuss what they see as the big issues that'll be on the table and what that may mean for our personal privacy, plus they take a look at the news that Samsung may abandon Japan's smartphone market.

  5. Feb. 9th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-02-09: Apple is Doomed, or Maybe Not

    Despite Apple's record breaking earnings and product sales, reports of its eminent demise are still making the rounds. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look at why analysts still say Apple is a doomed company, plus they explain why we won't see sapphire glass displays on future iPhone models.

  6. Feb. 8th, 2015 MGG 539: Cool Stuff Found

    It's Cool Stuff Found! Yes, it's true, Dave and John bring you another action-packed Cool Stuff Found podcast full of, well, all the cool tips, tricks, gadgets and apps that you and they have come across or suggested recently. There's too much to list here, so just join the show, download and enjoy!

  7. Feb. 6th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-02-06: Mac Photos Beta, Apple Watch Ban

    A beta version Apple's iPhoto replacement app for the Mac has been given to developers, and not everyone is pleased with what they're seeing. Bryan Chaffin and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to look at the new Photos beta for the Mac and talk about who will and who won't like it. They also dive into the news that some schools are banning smartwatches because they expect Apple Watch to be a popular test cheating tool.

  8. Feb. 5th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-02-05: Net Neutrality, New iPhone Malware

    FCC chairman Tom Wheeler wants to classify broadband Internet as a common carrier service to protect net neutrality, but is that a good thing? Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to offer up their thoughts on the net neutrality fight, plus they have a warning about the new XAgent malware threat targeting the iPhone.

  9. Feb. 4th, 2015 ACM 292: HTC’s Anti-iPhone Groove, the Net Neutrality Fight

    HTC is giving Apple the smackdown in a manner of speaking-or rapping. Jeff and Bryan have some thoughts on HTC's painful video about how its smartphones are better than the iPhone, plus they take a look at the current state of the FCC's plans to regulate net neutrality, and they dive into Apple's retail push into China.

  10. Feb. 4th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-02-04: Planning for the Apple Watch Launch, Outlook for iPhone Issues

    As we get closer to the launch of Apple Watch what can we expect for the early adopter buying experience? John Martellaro and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on how Apple may manage the product rollout, and Kelly says there may be a few issues for IT managers in Microsoft's new Outlook for the iPhone.