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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.

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 251: What’s in an Upgrade, Apple’s Google Gambit, the Future of iPhone 8:43 PM, Apr. 23rd, 2014

Dave Hamilton sits in for Jeff Gamet this week, and he and Bryan Chaffin gab about Mac upgrades, Apple's courtroom Google gambit, and what they…

Podcast Archives

  1. Feb. 12th, 2014 ACM 242: Apple’s Plans for TV and Sapphire

    Reports claim Apple is getting ready to introduce a new Apple TV that includes some kind of content deal with Time Warner, there's lots of speculation about what's in store for all of the synthetic sapphire Apple is making, Judge Cote's antitrust monitor is back on the job, and Apple is getting serious about its training programs. All that, and more bad segues.

  2. Feb. 9th, 2014 MGG 487: A Day In The Life of Two Mac Geeks

    Dave and John have quite the show teed up for you today. First, lightning season is almost here and it's important to think about your surge supression infrastructure. Your geeks talk about that. Then a few questions and tips about network management before your geeks start giving new Mac buying advice. Finally a wrap-up about managing memory on Mavericks (say that ten times fast!), and a few other questions peppered in for good measure. You'll love this one!

  3. Feb. 5th, 2014 ACM 241: Microsoft’s Future and Apple’s Roster of Health Experts

    Microsoft has handed its corporate reigns to a new CEO, Satya Nadella, and Jeff and Bryan take a look at his first interview and Microsoft's future. They also mull over Apple's growing stable of health and fitness experts, including the company's new sleep expert, and discuss what it might mean. For added grins, they poke a stick at Samsung, Verizon's Net Neutrality shenanigans, and Facebook's curious Paper app.

  4. Feb. 2nd, 2014 MGG 486: Touch Download And Enjoy This Super Bowl O’ Great Mac Tips

    John and Dave kickoff your Sunday morning with all the power of a Super Bowl full of Wheaties! Want to mix Time Machine backups with other data on the same drive? They've got you covered. Want to get a real alert when your battery dies? Just press play and your two favorite geeks will tell you. How about learning all about a quick-and-easy way to maintain your Mac? Touch download and you'll score all these answers and more. This podcast is For The Win.

  5. Jan. 29th, 2014 ACM 240: AAPL Earnings, Crazy Investors, and Happy Birthday Mac

    Apple reported record revenue and strong iPhone sales for its first fiscal quarter in 2014, but not all investors were happy and a couple big names even called the company to task in their own special ways. Google surprised the tech world by announcing it's selling Motorola Mobility to Lenovo, the Mac turned 30, and Bryan has a new toy.

  6. Jan. 27th, 2014 MGG 485: Jim Tanous Talks Movie Ripping and Management

    John and Dave are joined by TekRevue's Jim Tanous (aka MGGJim here at TMO). Jim's been managing his movie library digitally for years, and he talks through his workflow for ripping, storing, and playing back all this data; all while keeping it freed from any ecosystem lock-in (and future-proofing and other buzzwords, too). That plus your questions answered. Enjoy!

  7. Jan. 22nd, 2014 ACM 239: Judge Cote Goes Boom, Samsung Sees Doom

    It's been a busy week in court with Judge Cote's ebook antitrust monitor getting shut down by an Appeals Judge, and Judge Koh ruling one Samsung's patents isn't valid and the company is infringing on one of Apple's. HP is jumping back in time and selling Windows 7 PCs instead of Windows 8, plus it's the 30th anniversary of the Mac. So much for Jeff and Bryan to talk about.

  8. Jan. 19th, 2014 MGG 484: Mavericks Gets a Bad Rap ... For a Reason

    John and Dave dig into the mailbag once again for you, dear listener, and answer your questions. Didn't get your question answered? It's because you didn't ask. Your geeks don't bite... just send in a question and they'll take care of you!

  9. Jan. 15th, 2014 ACM 238: CES Stuff, Apple and the Judge, Net Neutrality, Google Buys Nest

    Jeff and Bryan look back at the joys of CES and that time they caught the plague. They also talk about the continuing dust-up between Apple and Judge Denise Cote, the new threat to Net Neutrality, and the implications of Google buying home thermostat king Nest.

  10. Jan. 12th, 2014 MGG 483: Sometimes Your Mac Lies to You

    Dave's back from CES and he and John have all that to discuss as well as a full mailbag. Want to know about USB ports not being the same? Want to learn more about speeding up Safari? How about an automation tip for iOS that uses Hazel? The common theme? Sometimes your Mac lies to you (and your favorite geeks help you sort that out!). All this and more in today's episode, just for you!