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!

Background Mode Podcast

Hosted by The Mac Observer.

Background Mode Podcast

Join John Martellaro every week for fascinating interviews with tech industry pros and luminaries. It's more than a show about what they do; it's about who they are.

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 334: Apple’s Mac Pro vs. The Devil’s Advocate 4:27 PM, Nov. 25th, 2015

John Kheit, the infamous Devil's Advocate, joins Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet on this episode of the Apple Context Machine. Together they dig deep into…

Podcast Archives

  1. Oct. 21st, 2015 ACM 329: Apple on CISA, Google Photo Search Stats, and Star Wars

    Apple's public stance against the U.S. government's CISA legislation has Jeff and Bryan talking about digital privacy. They also look at how much Google knows about us from our personal photo searches, respond to listener comments, and share their thoughts on the latest Star Wars movie trailer.

  2. Oct. 21st, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-10-21: Apple’s Big Gift Card Theft, Pining for Force Touch

    Crime doesn't pay, and one Apple Store employee is learning that the hard way. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about the bad life choices Rubin Profit made as he scammed his employer out of nearly $1 million in Apple gift cards. They also talk about developers adding Force Touch support to their apps, and give a nod to Back to the Future Day.

  3. Oct. 20th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-10-20: Adding Perspective to Apple Music Subscriber Numbers

    Apple CEO Tim Cook says Apple Music has 6.5 million paid subscribers and another 8.5 million in the three-month free trial phase. Dave Hamilton and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look at Apple Music's numbers and add some perspective to the service's place in the streaming music market.

  4. Oct. 19th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-10-19: iPhone Ads and Personal Data, Microsoft’s MacBook Rebate

    Apple is pulling titles from the App Store that are using private APIs to gather identifying information for advertisers. Bryan Chaffin joins Jeff Gamet to talk about the issue and the App Store screening process. They also take a look at Microsoft's unintentional admission that Macs are worth more than PCs.

  5. Oct. 18th, 2015 MGG 575: There’s No Better Time For a Funky Monkey

    Today your two favorite geeks share their own, personal Cool Stuff Found plus answer your questions about syncing contacts locally vs. iCloud, how to restore preview in Mission Control, software vs. hardware RAID, Nuking and paving your Fonts (without disrupting the rest of your system!) and much, much more!

  6. Oct. 16th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-10-16: State of the iPad, Tesla’s Autopilot Mode

    John Martellaro thinks it's time for Apple to make some big changes to the iPad. John, along with Adam Christianson from The Maccast, join Jeff Gamet talk about the state of the iPad, how Microsoft's Surface compares, and what could make for good iPad improvements. They also look at Tesla's automated driving feature, and Jeff wants a ride.

  7. Oct. 15th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-10-15: Facebook the Battery Killer, Listener Comments

    It's listener comment time, and you had plenty to say about our thoughts on the state of the Mac Pro. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to respond to your comments, and offer up their thoughts on Facebook's iPhone app ignoring your background app refresh settings.

  8. Oct. 14th, 2015 ACM 328: Smartphone Cameras, Listener Mail, Court Monitors, and Mac Desktops

    Jeff and Bryan dig into new digital camera technologies and their impact on both smartphones and DSLRs. Then they crack open the listener mail 'cause they have some 'splainin' to do, and discuss how interesting it is that Judge Denise Cote quickly agreed to dismiss the monitor she appointed to watch Apple. For an overtime rant, they talk about Apple's new awesome iMacs and the sorry state of the Mac Pro.

  9. Oct. 14th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-10-14: The Big Mac Pro Rant

    John Martellaro puts on his ranty pants and joins Jeff Gamet to talk about Apple's Mac Pro computer. They look at Apple's upgrade cycle, how the Mac Pro is falling behind competitors, and the impact that's having on businesses and other organizations looking to buy new high end computers.

  10. Oct. 13th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-10-13: New Retina iMacs, Steve Jobs Movie

    Apple introduced new 4K and 5K iMacs today along with updated versions of its keyboard, mouse, and trackpad. Bryan Chaffin and The Maccast's Adam Christianson join Jeff Gamet to offer up their thoughts on Apple's new hardware, plus they talk about the new Steve Jobs film.