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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TMO Daily Observations 2016-02-05: Streaming the Super Bowl, Time Machine’s Failure 1:16 PM, Feb. 5th, 2016

CBS is making it easy-and free-for anyone to watch the Super Bowl without needing a cable TV subscription or antenna. Dave Hamilton and John Martellaro…

Podcast Archives

  1. Dec. 13th, 2015 MGG 583: Curiosity is Awesome… Unless You’re the Cat

    Searching in iPhone Mail, managing Gmail's unable-to-connect errors, DNS configuration, setting up a computer to ignore the Internet (it happens!), virtualization software and audio discussions (including Bluetooth headphone lag on the Mac). Download today and enjoy!

  2. Dec. 11th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-12-11: TV’s Golden Age, the State of iPad Pro Cases

    We're in a golden age of television and the Internet could change that. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to discuss how network content packages led to the long list of high quality shows on television, and how smaller content packages could impact that. They also look at the current state of iPad Pro cases.

  3. Dec. 10th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-12-10: Walmart Pay, Apple Streaming TV Followup

    Walmart is branching out from CurrentC with its own mobile payment system. John Martellaro and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to talk about Walmart Pay and the state of mobile payment platforms, plus they take a look at some of the reasons behind Apple's failed efforts in negotiating its own streaming TV service.

  4. Dec. 9th, 2015 ACM 336: Steve Ballmer, More Gifts, and Trump’s Internet

    Bryan and Jeff explore the realm where Steve Ballmer thinks he's earned the right to criticize Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella decisions. The also offer you four more gift ideas and discuss Donald Trump's call to talk to Bill Gates about "closing that Internet up in some way." Fun times!

  5. Dec. 9th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-12-09: Apple’s Failed Streaming TV Plans

    Apple may be ditching its plans for an Internet streaming TV show service. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look at dive into the world of subscription television packages, streaming video, and Apple's failed play to get into the market.

  6. Dec. 8th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-12-08: Apple’s New iPhone Case, France’s Potential Internet Restrictions

    Apple released a new humpback battery case for the iPhone 6s, and France could start imposing new Internet restrictions. Bryan Chaffin and The Maccast's Adam Christianson join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts and reactions to Apple's new iPhone case, then they dive into the issues they see with restricting open Wi-Fi and Tor access.

  7. Dec. 7th, 2015 MGG 582: Time Capsule, Thunderbolt, Troubleshooting & Things Beginning with T

    Some notes from Apple techs about iPhone Flat Rate repair and Finder default window positions are shared, then it's on to a quick discussion about why it's good El Capitan doesn't allow you to repair permissions... and when you would need to anyway! Thunderbolt, USB3, Network troubleshooting, external drive backups and Cool Stuff Found round out this week's show!

  8. Dec. 7th, 2015 TMO Background Mode: Interview With Andrew Stone From Stone Design

    Andrew Stone is the founder of Stone Design, a company that has been enormously successful with apps like Create, iMaginator, Videator and, recently, the gigantic Twitter client hit Twittelator. Andrew tells the story of how he was first inspired by Star Trek, Apple's Bill Atkinson in 1987 then Steve Jobs. This interview is full of anecdotes about how Andrew hitched his star to Steve Jobs, NeXT, then Apple's iOS, never looked back and was richly rewarded. Will Shipley has described Andrew as "The Godfather of the Indie developers." Anyone who's thinking about becoming (or flourishing as) an app developer will…

  9. Dec. 7th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-12-07: The New Old-school Musician’s Revenue Stream

    The music industry is at the tail end of a 50 year blip, and that has big ramifications for musicians. Dave Hamilton and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about the music industry's transition back to artists looking to more than album sales as a primary revenue source, how the Internet has changed the music discovery process, and Dave's dream for a social network where he can find new bands.

  10. Dec. 4th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-12-04: Samsung’s Patent Judgement, YouTube’s TV Series Plans

    Samsung agreed to pay Apple US$548 million as a partial settlement in their patent infringement fight. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on why Samsung decided to pay up, plus they look at YouTube's original TV series and movie negotiations for its Red streaming service.