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 2015-04-24: Getting Inside Apple Watch 1:22 PM, Apr. 24th, 2015

It's Apple Watch delivery day, which means we finally get to see what's inside Apple's brand new smartwatch. Bryan Chaffin and Kelly Guimont join Jeff…

Podcast Archives

  1. Mar. 16th, 2015 MGG 544: Backup To The Future

    Your geeks return on yet another sunny-in-New England Monday to deliver the most chipper of pre-Spring-beginning Mac Geek Gab episodes possible. iOS Hotspot security concerns, slowing backups, 5GHz WiFi channel advice and much more are discussed. Download today and enjoy!

  2. Mar. 16th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-03-16: Adding Up Cable TV Cord Cutting Costs, Blackberry’s Secutablet

    Just because you have an Apple TV and cancel your cable TV subscription doesn't necessarily mean you'll save money. John Martellaro and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to look at the costs you face when buying access to your favorite shows online, plus they have some thoughts on Blackberry's planned move back into the tablet computer market. All that, and John is trying out a new podcasting mic and wants your feedback.

  3. Mar. 13th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-03-13: Why Apple Watch and Apple Car are both Good Moves

    Apple is carving out a place for itself in the fashion industry with its new Apple Watch, but not everyone seems happy about that. Dave Hamilton and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look at why some people think Apple Watch is a bad move for Apple, the perception of Apple fans, and why they thing smartwatches are a natural extension of the company's product lines. They also have some thoughts on why an Apple car makes sense for users and the automotive industry.

  4. Mar. 12th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-03-12: Intel gets some iPhone Action, Apple’s iTunes Store Downtime

    Intel is getting in on the iPhone action at Qualcomm's expense. Bryan Chaffin and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on Apple's LTE modem chip plans with Intel and how that impacts Qualcomm, plus they take a look at yesterday's iTunes Store and App Store outage and how much money consumers didn't get to spend. Dave also offers up a fantastic explanation about how DNS works and why it's a big deal when it doesn't.

  5. Mar. 11th, 2015 ACM 297: Apple’s ‘Spring forward’ Wrap Up and the CIA’s iPhone Hacking Efforts

    With Apple's "Spring forward" media event announcements and the news that the CIA has been working on hacking iPhone security there's plenty for Jeff and Bryan to talk about this week. They offer up their thoughts on privacy and security, the CIA's work on their own hacked version of Xcode, the new ultra-thin MacBook, ResearchKit, and the Apple Watch.

  6. Mar. 11th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-03-11: Apple’s Port-free MacBook and John gets to Gloat

    Apple brought back the MacBook line on Monday, and did away with every connection port we're familiar with. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to offer up their thoughts on Apple's new laptop, who it's good for, whether or not they'll buy one, the future of Thunderbolt, and more. All that, and John gets to gloat over the fact that the new MacBook is available in gold.

  7. Mar. 10th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-03-10: Apple Watch Reactions from TMO’s Watch Pros

    Is Apple Watch a smart buy? Dave Hamilton, Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on Apple Watch pricing, whether or not it makes sense to buy into Apple's smartwatch platform, what could happen when new models come in the future, and more.

  8. Mar. 9th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-03-09: Apple’s Spring Forward Media Event Wrap Up

    Apple's "Spring forward" media event was loaded with announcements including more details about Apple Watch and the brand new super-thin MacBook. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to offer up their first impressions on Apple's announcements, share which Apple Watch model their most interested in, and let John gloat over the fact that he predicted Apple would release a gold colored laptop.

  9. Mar. 9th, 2015 MGG 543: You Learn Something New Every Day

    It's been a crazy week, and the Apple event just adds to the mayhem. But no worries, your two favorite geeks are here to answer all your tech questions and solve all your tech problems. They'll try with your non-tech questions, too, but maybe that's a whole different podcast altogether.

  10. Mar. 6th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-03-06: Mac GateKeeper Security Flaw, Apple’s Same-sex Marriage Support

    Sometimes the Internet is a dangerous place, and Apple's Gatekeeper may not be doing as much to protect your Mac as you think. Bryan Chaffin and John F. Braun join Jeff Gamet to look at a security weekness in Gatekeeper that could let hackers sidestep some installer safety precautions and what you can do to protect yourself. They also offer up their take on Apple and other big companies urging the Supreme Court to shut down state laws banning same-sex marriage.