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 2015-07-30: iPad Stylus-palooza, New Apple Campus Cafe 1:10 PM, Jul. 30th, 2015

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…

Podcast Archives

  1. Jun. 19th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-06-19: Jeff and John Look at Apple’s New World

    Apple is an always changing company, and that's more evident now than ever before. John Martellaro joins Jeff Gamet to look at how Apple has changed the way it responds to customer needs over the years, how OS X and iOS designs are evolving, why executives are becoming more accessible to the media, and more.

  2. Jun. 18th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-06-18: Edward Snowden on Apple and Privacy, Indy Labels and Apple Music

    Edward Snowden has already shaken up the security world, and now he says we should buy Apple products to show our support for better privacy protection. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to offer their thoughts on using our wallets to incentivize companies into giving us better security and privacy protection, plus they have something to say about U.K. indy record labels bowing out of Apple Music.

  3. Jun. 17th, 2015 ACM 311: XARA Security Flaw in iOS and OS X, and Samsung’s PR Fumble

    Apple is facing criticism over a just announced zero day security flaw that could expose your Keychain passwords. Jeff and Bryan look at what the threat is and how it impacts Mac, iPhone, and iPad users, plus they have plenty to say about the copycat Samsung product "ransom note," and a call to kill off the Mac.

  4. Jun. 17th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-06-17: Apple Watch is Changing Our Lives, Coding Secure Apps

    Apple Watch is making big changes in John Martellaro's life, and for the better. John joins Jeff Gamet to share his Apple Watch experiences, plus he explains how one company is working to design systems where computers help us write more secure code for the apps we rely on.

  5. Jun. 16th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-06-16: The Case for Saving the Mac, Apple News Curation

    The Mac needs to be killed, or so the Wall Street Journal says. John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to explain why the Mac isn't on its death bed yet, plus they offer up their thoughts on whether or not human-curated content for Apple News is a good idea.

  6. Jun. 15th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-06-15: Apple’s Privacy Push, El Capitan’s Missing Feature

    Apple wants privacy to matter to us, but that may be a hard sell. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about Apple's efforts to make privacy a big selling point, plus they talk about data backups and how Apple dropped the ball in OS X El Capitan.

  7. Jun. 14th, 2015 MGG 557: A Decade of Mac Geek Gab and Still Answering Your Questions

    Back from WWDC, Dave and John talk through the geekier side of Apple's news and what it means to you. Then they open the mailbag and answer your questions about virtualization, long trash empties, running Automator workflows from email and much, much more!

  8. Jun. 12th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-06-12: Apple’s Relentless March Forward, iOS 9’s Sex Tracking

    Apple has a long history of leaving technology behind as it moves forward into the next new thing. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look at Apple's relentless march forward and why that's a good thing for the company even if it upsets some customers. They also offer up their thoughts on the new sex-related tracking features in iOS 9's Health app.

  9. Jun. 11th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-06-11: Dave Hamilton’s WWDC 2015 Field Notes

    Getting the Worldwide Developer Conference perspective from someone who was there is always cool, so today Dave Hamilton joins Jeff Gamet to share his thoughts on the event. They look at Apple's Monday morning keynote, iOS 9 and the iPad, Apple Watch, and more.

  10. 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.