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. 1st, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-10-01: OS X El Capitan First Impressions

    Apple released OS X El Capitan on Wednesday, so today Bryan Chaffin and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to talk about their upgrade experience and first thoughts on using Apple's latest Mac operating system. They also talk about app and device driver compatibility, and respond to listener comments.

  2. Sep. 30th, 2015 ACM 326: iPhone Sizes, Content Blockers, Streaming Music Cut

    Adam Christianson joins Bryan Chaffin to discuss why he's happy he downsized to the iPhone 6s, content blockers and ad-blocking, and Apple's in-app purchase cut when it comes to streaming music. Plus, Adam commits-with all of you as witness-to only using the iPad Pro instead of his laptop when he leaves his office to work. Check it out!

  3. Sep. 30th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-09-30: iPhone 6s Live Photos

    There's plenty to look at in the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, so today Kelly Guimont joins Jeff Gamet to talk about Live Photos, Apple's new cameras, making the move from the iPhone 5s, and using 3D touch.

  4. Sep. 29th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-09-29: iPhone 6s 3D Touch, Listener Comments

    Today Jeff takes a closer look at 3D Touch on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus with Bryan Chaffin. Yesterday's iPhone 6s first look got a lot of feedback, so we respond to listener comments, too.

  5. Sep. 28th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-09-28: iPhone 6s First Impressions

    Apple's iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus launched this weekend, so it's time to look at which features are standing out. Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet talk about which features they're liking the most, and offer up a couple suggestions for improvements along with some tips on using Siri.

  6. Sep. 27th, 2015 MGG 572: Cool Stuff Found, El Capitan Tips, Networks & More

    Cool Stuff Found returns for a segment, but that still leaves time to prep you for El Capitan's release this week. What are your geek's favorite features in the upcoming OS update? Listen to find out that and some tips for installing, too. Then it's on to your questions, including diagnosing some connection dropouts and advice for a new drive. Listen today!

  7. Sep. 25th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-09-25: iPhone 6s Launch Day, Upgrade Tips

    iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus deliveries started today, and in-store sales kicked off, too. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet talk about Apple's newest iPhone models, the features they're most interested in, and how to make sure the upgrade from your current iPhone goes smoothly.

  8. Sep. 24th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-09-24: Streaming Music on the Rise, Apple Talks XcodeGhost

    Streaming Music is on the rise and outpaced physical music sales in the first half of 2015. John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet look at the changing music market and how Apple Music may fit into that in the future. They also look at Apple's comments on XcodeGhost and the lack of an explanation as to how infected apps got past App Store screeners.

  9. Sep. 23rd, 2015 ACM 325: It’s Apple Car Time, iOS 9’s Proactive Feature vs. Google Now

    Comments from the automotive industry drive home why it's time for Apple to step in with some big time disruption. Jeff and Bryan dive into comments from a former GM executive, plus they offer up some thoughts on iOS 9's Proactive feature and how it compares to Google Now.

  10. Sep. 23rd, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-09-23: iPhone 6s Benchmarks, watchOS 2

    With the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus only a couple days away early performance benchmarks are coming in. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on how the new iPhones stack up against the MacBook, and they share some first reactions to watchOS 2.0.