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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 2015-08-31: Apple’s Content Blockers 1:13 PM, Aug. 31st, 2015

Apple is including third-party content blockers in iOS 9, which equates to blocking ads. Dave Hamilton joins Jeff Gamet to offer up his perspective on…

Podcast Archives

  1. Jul. 31st, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-07-31: New Apple TV Rumors, Google Defies France

    Reports that there's a new Apple TV coming are back, and they say we'll see the new hardware in September. Bryan Chaffin and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on what may be in store for the next Apple TV update and whether or not they think it really is only a few weeks away. They also look at Google refusing to comply with France's demands to scrub search results for some people world wide.

  2. Jul. 30th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-07-30: iPad Stylus-palooza, New Apple Campus Cafe

    If Apple's patents are any indication, there's an amazingly cool iPad stylus in our future. John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to talk about Apple's potential stylus and share some of their current favorites, too. They also explain why Apple's space ship campus is going to be the new cool place you want to hang out.

  3. Jul. 29th, 2015 ACM 317: T-Mobile’s Crazy iPhone Deal, Fitness Tracking Accuracy, Listener Comments

    T-Mobile is shaking up the mobile phone contract market again with a really great deal for potential customers looking for a new iPhone. Jeff and Bryan dive into why T-Mobile's JUMP! On Demand plan is so cool for its customers, and could lead to better deals at Verizon and AT&T, too. They also talk about why they like fitness trackers even though they have accuracy issues, and they respond to listener comments.

  4. Jul. 29th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-07-29: Fitness Tracker Accuracy, Logitech’s new Mouse

    Nike's FuelBand lawsuit settlement serves as a reminder that fitness trackers aren't necessarily accurate. Dave Hamilton and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on fitness tracker data, what works for them, and why you shouldn't give up on using yours. John also fills us in on why he likes Logitech's MX Anywhere 2 mouse.

  5. Jul. 28th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-07-28: Google+ gets Smaller, Apple gets Bigger

    Google learned the hard way that you need more than a big company to make a successful social network. John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet look at Google's downscaling of Google+, and John explains why we need to stop treating Apple like a small company.

  6. Jul. 27th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-07-27: Apple’s Brilliant Marketing Message, Apple Watch in Best Buy

    Apple has a special gift for using plain words pull at our emotions and deliver product messages. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet share their perspective on Apple's latest iPhone marketing campaign, plus they share their thoughts on Apple Watch coming to Best Buy's stores.

  7. Jul. 26th, 2015 MGG 563: Troubleshooting is a Process ... and So is Ranting About the Cloud

    Today it's all about troubleshooting -- and helping you do so. Plus your two favorite geeks teach you some things you didn't know your Mac could do! Download today to listen to John F. Braun and Dave Hamilton collect and share the Apple troubleshooting wisdom with you. Plus, Dave goes off the rails on a rant about syncing. It's off-the-hook, folks!

  8. Jul. 24th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-07-24: Nest Leaves the Apple Store

    Nest's smart thermostats aren't available in Apple's retail and online stores any more, but that doesn't necessarily mean there's been a falling out between the two companies. Bryan Chaffin and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet with their thoughts on Nest and the word that new products are coming soon. They also respond to listener's comments on Apple Music and App Store pricing.

  9. Jul. 23rd, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-07-23: Apple Music and FTC Antitrust Probes

    Apple Music it taking some heat from Senator Al Franken and The Loop's Jim Dalrymple. Kelly Guimont and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to offer their take on Senator Franken's call for an FTC probe into what he thinks may be an unfair pricing advantage, and they also look at the problems that are pushing some people away from Apple Music.

  10. Jul. 22nd, 2015 ACM 316: AAPL Q3 2015 Earnings Report Wrapup and Apple Watch

    Apple reported another record breaking quarter over US$49 billion in revenue, 4.8 million Macs sold, and 47.5 million iPhones sold. Jeff and Bryan look into Apple's numbers-and lack of numbers, in the case of Apple Watch-plus Bryan explains why the company's stock can drop even when the figures it reports are so good. They also have some complaints about iTunes 12.