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 2015-02-27: Apple Watch Media Event Smackdown 1:09 PM, Feb. 27th, 2015

Not everyone has the same expectations for Apple's March 9 media event. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to duke it out over…

Podcast Archives

  1. Jan. 19th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-01-19: Xiaomi isn’t Apple, Protecting Our Private Data

    Xiaomi has been called China's Apple, and Bryan Chaffin thinks that's just wrong. Bryan and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to discuss the difference between innovating and simply copying Apple, plus they share their thoughts on President Obama's push to give the government a backdoor into our personal encrypted data.

  2. Jan. 18th, 2015 MGG 536: Tangentially Speaking, It’s All Relevant

    John and Dave are here to help. First it's Rob with his over-coffeed MacBook Air (hold the sad trombones!), then Kaz with screen capture advice, helping Wilko avoid data duplication backing up items in OS X's sandbox, and Andy adding an SSD to a 2011 iMac that never had one. And more. And more, and even more than that. Today your geeks talk about the why behind their whats! Download today, enjoy and learn simultaneously!

  3. Jan. 16th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-01-16: The Google Glass Hail Mary and Get Ready for HomeKit

    Google Glass needs some help, so the project is now in Nest founder Tony Fadell's hands. Kelly Guimont and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to look at what Mr. Fadell's involvement means for the future of Google Glass, plus they talk about the build up to the launch of HomeKit-compatible products.

  4. Jan. 15th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-01-15: Samsung’s BlackBerry Bid, Songs for Columbian Prisoners

    Word on the street is Samsung wants to buy BlackBerry. Bryan Chaffin and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to talk about why Samsung might want to snatch up BlackBerry, and they take a look at a cool story about how the Columbian army used music to get a message to rebel hostages.

  5. Jan. 14th, 2015 ACM 289: Apple’s iOS Management Morass, Apple Watch, and Mac Market Share

    Jeff and Bryan are on a roll, and Bryan might be a little manic. Whatever the case, they go on a tear about the growing complexity of managing our iOS devices, and they speculate on what it will take to manage the Apple Watch. Speaking of the Apple Watch, the boys chew over some ideas on Apple Watch longevity, or the lack thereof. And to cap off this tempestuous tantrum, they dive into Apple's Mac market share. Fun, right?

  6. Jan. 14th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-01-14: The Big Apple Watch Upgrade Debate

    John Martellaro thinks Apple Watch will be hardware upgradable to make it more a more attractive purchase, but Dave Hamilton thinks otherwise. Both join Jeff Gamet to debate whether or not Apple expects us to buy a brand new watch every year, plus John introduces us to the term "kilobuck."

  7. Jan. 13th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-01-13: Lesbian Emoji, David Cameron Wants to Read Your Messages

    Racial and sexual diversity isn't nearly as prevalent in emoji as you might think, but that can change. Kelly Guimont and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to look at the lack of racial and sexual diversity in the emoji pictograph library, and how Apple can play a role in changing that. They also talk about UK Prime Minister David Cameron's push for government access to our encrypted messages and the importance of preserving our privacy.

  8. Jan. 12th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-01-12: AT&T Data Throttling, Apple TV HomeKit Hub

    AT&T is trying to stop an FTC lawsuit over throttling unlimited data speed throttling by claiming it's a common carrier while at the same time telling the FCC it isn't. Bryan Chaffin and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to talk about AT&T's efforts to block government oversight, and Kelly gets some validation for her idea that Apple TV would make a great HomeKit home automation hub.

  9. Jan. 11th, 2015 MGG 535: Trash Talking Geeks

    Dave's back from CES and he & John have an overflowing mailbag to get through. System layout, Mail, SSDs and more are discussed. Download and enjoy!

  10. Jan. 9th, 2015 ACM 288: CES 2015 and Apple, Home Automation, and Cool New Products

    The Mac Observer was on location this week at CES 2015, and along with all the cool products that are coming soon, the crew picked up on some trends for the coming year. Jeff and Bryan talk about the interest-or lack of-device makers were showing in HealthKit and HomeKit, what's happening with home automation products, who wants to support Apple Watch, and more.