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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: 2014-07-21 1:24 PM, Jul. 21st, 2014

Google and Apple have very different philosophies on product development and that's having an impact on how both companies are perceived. Today John Martellaro and…

Podcast Archives

  1. May. 20th, 2014 TMO Daily Observations: 2014-05-20

    Moving from an iPhone to an Android or Windows smartphone could mean you no longer get text messages from your iPhone-toting friends, and it certainly means Apple gets a lawsuit. Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to take a look at the Messages headache, share their thoughts on Senator Al Franken's stance against the AT&T/DirecTV merger, and Apple's decision to block a female masturbation educational app from the App Store.

  2. May. 19th, 2014 MGG 502: Teri, Terry, Larry & More!

    Dave and John come out of the weekend with a great show for you today to kick off your week. Some quick follow-ups to clarify a few lingering SSD questions and then it's off to the races answering your questions and solving your problems. If you've been using iTunes for a few years you might have some clean-up needs like listener Teri, so your two favorite geeks talk through that. Then a few things about cleaning up Mail and its rules; holiday calendar management, mixed-mode WiFi concerns and quiet audio round it out... with the exception of your favorite: the…

  3. May. 19th, 2014 TMO Daily Observations: 2014-05-19

    Welcome to TMO's Daily Observations podcast where we take a look at current Apple and tech-related topics. In our first episode, Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to dive into their opinions on Apple's iTunes 11.2 update that hid the Users directory, and what was done to fix the problem. They also take a look at Apple's deal with Motorola Mobility to end their mutual patent infringement fight and what that might mean for their battle with Samsung.

  4. May. 14th, 2014 ACM 254: iPhone 6 Rumors, Apple wants Beats, and Cryptocurrency Woes

    Interest in Apple's unannounced iPhone 6 is on the rise, and there are plenty of rumors about what's in store. Jeff and Bryan take a look at few and offer their take on whether or not they're legit. There's also the report that Apple is buying Beats, and a cryptocurrency online vault was hacked, so there's more than enough for them to talk about this week.

  5. May. 12th, 2014 MGG 501: Peeling Back The Onion In Many Ways

    John and Dave have recovered from the 500th celebration and it's time to get back to work! Answering your questions as well as sharing the geeky path they took to ensure a new Tor browser for iOS was doing what it's supposed to do, your two favorite geeks leave no stone unturned and no question unanswered. All... for you! Download today, press play, and enjoy.

  6. May. 7th, 2014 ACM 253: Apple’s MedTech Move and Samsung’s a Big Old Copycat

    Apple's long list of hires from the medical and fitness industries has the medtech market worried about what might be coming from Cupertino, and rightly so. Turns out Samsung has a history of copying other companies, plus Apple won another JD Power award, and the NSA is making it hard for us to trust the tech industry. Jeff and Bryan dive into all these stories with a little Doomsday action on the side.

  7. May. 4th, 2014 MGG 500: Geeks and Listeners Celebrate The Last Nine Years

    John, Dave and Pilot Pete come together with several long-time Mac Geek Gab listeners - yes, you! - to discuss what's changed since MGG started, both in terms of the general trends but also how podcasts have impacted and influenced now only your three favorite geeks, but your fellow listeners, as well. Special guests include Barry Fulk, Melissa Davis, Brian Monroe, Allison Sheridan and Cory Imdieke.

  8. Apr. 30th, 2014 ACM 252: Amazon’s ComiXology Blow and Apple’s Rumored Search Engine

    Apple's 7-to-1 stock split is about to happen, so Jeff and Bryan dive into what that means for shareholders big and small. They also have plenty to say about Amazon's new place in the digital comic market thanks to its ComiXology purchase, and they look at the possibility of an Apple-run online search engine.

  9. Apr. 28th, 2014 MGG 499: Bidding Farewell to the Four Hundreds

    Dave and John, as promised, follow-up today on their SSD upgrade discussion, going through the issues and questions you've had since they introduced the topic a few weeks back. Answers and wisdom include the best data migration path, whether (and how) to enable TRIM support, SATA II vs. SATA II, quelling your fears about cracking open your Mac, how old is too old, and more. Then it's on to some Automator goodness (so easy truly anyone can do it!), as well as a very creative use for Mavericks' tags. All this and more in today's show!

  10. Apr. 23rd, 2014 ACM 251: What’s in an Upgrade, Apple’s Google Gambit, the Future of iPhone

    Dave Hamilton sits in for Jeff Gamet this week, and he and Bryan Chaffin gab about Mac upgrades, Apple's courtroom Google gambit, and what they think Apple's iPhone lineup will look like by the end of 2014. They also chew on Apple's decision to open up Mavericks betas to the public.