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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 2015-03-31: Tidal’s Entry into the Streaming Music Game 1:35 PM, Mar. 31st, 2015

There's a new streaming music service in town, and this time it's run by artists. Bryan Chaffin and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to share…

Podcast Archives

  1. Jan. 29th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-01-29: FCC’s Personal Hotspot Protection, China’s Tech Back Door Demands

    The FCC went to bat for consumers and said hotels can't block personal WiFi hotspots. Kelly Guimont and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to talk about the FCC's warning to businesses, and they also take a look at China's new regulations requiring back doors into computers and software.

  2. Jan. 28th, 2015 ACM 291: Apple’s Massive Numbers and the Rosetta Stone for Apple Timing

    Apple turned in some big numbers on Tuesday-really big. Jeff and Bryan talk about the Macs and the iPhones and the fact that we won't hear about iPods any more.They also delve into the billion iOS devices Apple has sold and speculate on whether Tim Cook gave himself a prize for getting that billionth unit. One of the most interesting things from Apple's conference call, however, had to be when Mr. Cook revealed the Rosetta Stone for understanding Apple's timing.

  3. Jan. 28th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-01-28: AAPL Q1 2015 Earnings, YouTube Dumps Flash

    Apple's first fiscal quarter earnings conference call for 2015 happened yesterday, and the company reported block buster numbers. Bryan Chaffin and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to talk about Apple's earnings report and Tim Cook's leadership, plus they have a few things to say about YouTube's decision to drop Flash as its default media format for desktop computers.

  4. Jan. 27th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-01-27: Samsung Copies Apple Pay, Google’s Dropcam Plans

    Samsung is flexing its innovation muscles again, this time going after Apple Pay with Samsung Pay. Kelly Guimont and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to look at Samsung's innovation track record, and whether or not they think Samsung Pay will be able to compete with Apple Pay and Google Wallet. They also talk about Google's decision to end support for the Dropcam Echo, and Kelly sings happy birthday to the iPad.

  5. Jan. 26th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-01-26: Apple Fashion Hires, Google’s Foiled Fingerprint Sensor Plans

    Apple has already hired several people from the fashion industry, and doesn't seem to be slowing down. Bryan Chaffin and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to talk about Apple's most recent hire, Burberry's Chester Chipperfield, and they take a look at how the company blocked Google from including a fingerprint sensor in the Nexus 6 smartphone.

  6. Jan. 25th, 2015 MGG 537: The Moral to the Story is Never Fun

    Thunderbolt booting, repair pricing/strategies, unreliable Apple TV connections, Skype microphone recommendations and monitors that make your Mac crash. All of this and more in this week's episode of Mac Geek Gab. Have a question or tip of your own? Send it in and your two favorite geeks will cover it!

  7. Jan. 23rd, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-01-23: Switzerland Versus Apple Watch

    Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro have different views on the likelihood that Swiss watch makers will be able to compete once Apple Watch hits the street. Both join Jeff Gamet to duke it out, plus they offer up their take on BlackBerry's CEO pushing for companies to develop all their apps for every platform.

  8. Jan. 22nd, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-01-22: Debunking the 24-bit/192kHz Audio Hype

    There's a debate raging in the audio world about whether we should listen to music encoded above the standard 16-bit 44.1kHz mark. Dave Hamilton joins Jeff Gamet to look at the differences between 16-bit 44.1kHz and 24-bit 192kHz, whether or not the science backs up the quality of 24-bit tracks, and why the bit depth doesn't necessarily translate to better sounding recordings.

  9. Jan. 21st, 2015 ACM 290: Apple’s Political Game, and Switzerland’s Smart Watch Plans

    Politics are playing a bigger part in Apple's world, and that means more money spent on lobbying. Jeff and Bryan talk about Apple's growing involvement in the political game and why it had to happen, plus they look at Swiss watch makers and their plans to look outside of Switzerland to make their Apple Watch competitors.

  10. Jan. 21st, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-01-21: Demystifying Apple Pay on Apple Watch

    One of the big features Apple is touting for its soon to ship Apple Watch is Apple Pay, but there are plenty of questions about how the feature will work. John Martellaro and the MacCast's Adam Christianson join Jeff Gamet to discuss Apple Pay on Apple Watch, what security measures we can expect, which iPhone models it supports, and more.