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 345: What Is Apple’s Mission? 4:03 PM, Feb. 10th, 2016

What is Apple's mission? You might be surprised to know that Apple doesn't have a mission statement. Bryan and Jeff talk about whether or not…

Podcast Archives

  1. Jan. 7th, 2016 ACM 340: Looking for Apple at CES

    Jeff and Bryan have been looking for Apple's presence looming over CES like it usually does, but so far, they've come up emptry. There's plenty of Apple ecosystem products at CES 2016-they also talk about their favorites so far-but Apple isn't dominating the show like it usually does.

  2. Jan. 6th, 2016 TMO Daily Observations 2016-01-06: CES 2016 Day 3, Trends and Cool Gear

    CES 2016 is officially kicks off today, but there's been enough happening pre-show to keep us plenty busy. Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to talk about some of the interesting products they've seen, and to look at the trends emerging at this year's event.

  3. Jan. 5th, 2016 TMO Daily Observations 2016-01-05: CES 2016 Day 2, Cool Products Finds

    CES 2016 is ramping up, and the TMO team is already seeing some pretty cool stuff. Bryan Chaffin and John F. Braun join Jeff Gamet to look at some of the products they saw yesterday, and unlike so many devices shown at CES, these are already shipping.

  4. Jan. 4th, 2016 TMO Daily Observations 2016-01-04: Microsoft’s Hotmail Hack Fail, CES 2016 Day 1

    Microsoft has some egg on its face after word leaked the company didn't tell Hotmail users about account hacks. Bryan Chaffin joins Jeff Gamet to talk about China's undisclosed hack into Hotmail accounts, and they get ready for a week at CES 2016.

  5. Jan. 4th, 2016 TMO Background Mode: Interview With Bare Bones Software’s Rich Siegel

    Back on the Classic Mac OS, I was one of the early users of The Bare Bones Software text editor called BBEdit. It's been my go to editor for at least 20 years, and so I've been wanting to interview the mind behind BBEdit, Rich Siegel, for a long time. Rich tells the story about how in the late 80's, he was working for Think Technologies, a company that made its living building development tools for the Mac. During that gig, Rich, realized that there was a need for a standalone text editor for the Mac. In April 1992, a…

  6. Jan. 4th, 2016 MGG 586: What Happens in Vegas… is The Pentium Episode

    John and Dave are in Las Vegas together for CES and ... for the first time in a long time ... recorded Mac Geek Gab together in the same room. See just how well that works while they answer your questions, share advice and share some fantastic quick tips. Definitely one for the record books, folks. See what happens in Vegas!

  7. Dec. 31st, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-12-31: Pushing Diversity on Apple, Listener Comments

    Workplace diversity is a hot topic, and at least one Apple shareholder thinks it's something the company's executive team needs to embrace. John Martellaro and Jim Tanous from TekRevue join Jeff Gamet to look at the proposed shareholder initiative to force Apple to hire more diverse executives, plus they respond to listener comments on John's stance that we need more coding tools on the iPad.

  8. Dec. 30th, 2015 ACM 339: Flying Star Destroyers, Silly Apple Lawsuits, and Apple’s Year in Beta

    This week Bryan and Jeff start you off with a tangent on Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep and the movie it inspired, Bladerunner. Jumping franchises, they careen into the video of a 15-foot Star Destroyer from Star Wars that actually flies. But then they remember that this is the Apple Context Machine and discuss a new class action lawsuit brought against Apple, as well as the idea that 2015 was the year of betas for the company.

  9. Dec. 30th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-12-30: The Case for Coding on iPads

    The iPad has grown up a lot since it was introduced in 2010, and John Martellaro thinks its time for Apple to expand their tablet's capabilities. John joins Jeff Gamet to explain why he wants to see serious coding tools available on the iPad and how that's a good thing for today's tech users.

  10. Dec. 29th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-12-29: John’s Apple Wish List for 2016

    It's the end of the year, which means it's time to start looking forward to what's in store for 2016. John Martellaro joins Jeff Gamet to share his wish list for Apple in 2016, and it's probably not what you're expecting. Also, we get his take on the new Star Wars movie.