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Shareholder Lawsuits, TV+ and Sports
Jun 4th, 2020 1:45 PM

Charlotte Henry and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss a shareholder lawsuit, and Apple TV+ possibly getting into sports.

Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Hosted by Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun.

Mac Geek Gab

Dave Hamilton and John F. Braun come together weekly to answer your questions and discuss things of interest to Apple and Mac geeks, yet present them in a way that's both entertaining and informative for the average listener.

Background Mode Podcast

Hosted by John Martellaro from The Mac Observer.

Background Mode

Join The Mac Observer's 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.

Apple Context Machine Podcast

Hosted by Bryan Chaffin from The Mac Observer.

Apple Context Machine

Apple Context Machine is a weekly in-depth look at Apple and the tech world from Bryan Chaffin, editor-in-chief of The Mac Observer with special guests from the tech world.

Podcast Archives

  1. Jun. 4th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Shareholder Lawsuits, TV+ and Sports – TMO Daily Observations 2020-06-04

    Charlotte Henry and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss a shareholder lawsuit, and Apple TV+ possibly getting into sports.

  2. Jun. 3rd, 2020
    Apple Context Machine Podcast
    Dads & Grads, Mind Mapping, Work at Home Tips, with Bob LeVitus – ACM 531

    Bryan Chaffin is joined by Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus to discuss some of his Dads & Grads gift recommendations. They also discuss mind mapping software and how Bob found his connection for using it. And, they go over some of Bob's tips for working from home.

  3. Jun. 3rd, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Rounded Rectangles, AR Companions – TMO Daily Observations 2020-06-03

    Andrew Orr and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Steve Jobs' rectangle preference, and what an AI companion could look like.

  4. Jun. 2nd, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple’s Charitable Efforts, Music App Updates – TMO Daily Observations 2020-06-02

    Charlotte Henry joins host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple’s support for to the Equal Justice Initiative and other orgs in the wake of George Floyd's death, and changes to the Music app for #BlackoutTuesday.

  5. Jun. 1st, 2020
    Background Mode Podcast
    Writer and Podcaster Antony Johnston – TMO BGM Interview

    Antony Johnston is a New York Times bestselling writer and podcaster. The Charlize Theron movie Atomic Blonde is based on his graphic novel; his Brigitte Sharp thrillers are critically acclaimed; and Dead Space, his first videogame, redefined its genre. He also hosts a writer's podcast.Antony told me about how he transformed his career as graphics artist into successful graphic novels and video game scripting. Later, on his Mac, he delved into novel writing (with Scrivener), most notably the Brigitte Sharp thrillers. Antony recounted how his graphic novel The Coldest City came to be made into a theatrical movie, Atomic Blonde. And to top it all off, Antony told me about his podcast "Writing and Breathing," a show about "why, how, and what we write," in which he chats with fellow authors of all kinds.

  6. Jun. 1st, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Battery Care, New TV+ Shows – TMO Daily Observations 2020-06-01

    John Martellaro and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss caring for your iOS device's battery, and some new Apple TV+ shows.

  7. Jun. 1st, 2020
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    Backtick is Zoomalicious (in Preview) – Mac Geek Gab 817

    Who knew one key could do THAT? Plus, you can take iPhone pics right from your Mac desktop. Lots of quick tips.And then a quick discussion about tech support in the time of social distancing. We've heard from a few consultants who help John and Dave suss that out.Wi-Fi is always popular, and this week marks a return to some in-depth discussions about various configurations, including expanding your Wi-Fi... and that of your friends and family members. Plus we've got Cool Stuff Found and more. Press play and enjoy learning at least five new things with your two favorite geeks!

  8. May. 29th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Security Friday, Apple Card Updates – TMO Daily Observations 2020-05-29

    Andrew Orr joins host Kelly Guimont to discuss Security Friday news and some updates to Apple Card data in the Wallet app.

  9. May. 28th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple Store Reopenings, Fraggle Rock on TV+ – TMO Daily Observations 2020-05-28

    John Martellaro and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple Store reopenings, and Apple airing Fraggle Rock on Apple TV+.

  10. May. 27th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Mythic Quest: Quarantine – TMO Daily Observations 2020-05-27

    Bryan Chaffin and Dave Hamilton join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the unexpected new quarantine episode of Mythic Quest on Apple TV+.

  11. May. 26th, 2020
    Background Mode Podcast
    Parallels Dir. of Sales Engineers Victor Fiss – TMO BGM Interview

    Victor Fiss has had a distinguished career leading teams to implement, integrate, and manage enterprise wide systems. As Director of Sales Engineers, he oversees coordination of pre-sales and post-sales delivery for Parallels solutions. He is responsible for the team’s goals and initiatives with sales, product management, development, and worldwide customer support.Victor and I explored everything about Parallels Desktop (PD) on the Mac. What it is, how it works, supported OSes, support for Metal, external GPUs, games, working at home issues and support, macOS VM clients, adjustments at Parallels amidst COVID-19, embracing OS agnosticism, the Parallels Toolbox, the Remote Application Server, and a brief discussion of PD on ARM-based Macs. It's all right here.

  12. May. 26th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple Original Podcasts, Laptop Evolution – TMO Daily Observations 2020-05-26

    Charlotte Henry and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple's hiring a Podcast lead, and John's take on the Macbook's future.

  13. May. 25th, 2020
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    Drawing, Backing Up, and Being a Screenshot Ninja – Mac Geek Gab 816

    Did you know you could move your screenshot selection window around after you create it? How about rearranging columns in the Finder and having it remember? What about Profiles on your Mac, and how they can be used to hijack your browser?If you listen to this week's Mac Geek Gab with Dave Hamilton and John F. Braun, not only will you know how to do these three things, we guarantee you'll learn at least two more (and probably a lot more than that!). Press play and enjoy learning all these things with your two favorite geeks.

  14. May. 22nd, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Security Friday, Exposure Logging – TMO Daily Observations 2020-05-22

    Andrew Orr joins host Kelly Guimont for Security Friday news and to discuss the difference between contact tracing and exposure logging.

  15. May. 21st, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    iPhone Ports and Headphones – TMO Daily Observations 2020-05-21

    Charlotte Henry and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the future of iPhone ports, and John's brilliant iPhone ordering idea.

  16. May. 20th, 2020
    Apple Context Machine Podcast
    Apple Siri Grading Whistleblower, Podcast Exclusivity, with Andrew Orr – ACM 530

    Bryan Chaffin and Andrew Orr talk about surveillance capitalism and the former Apple employee and Siri grading whistleblower who recently went public. They also discuss the growing battle for podcast exclusivity between the tech giants and Spotify.

  17. May. 20th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Monitor Math – TMO Daily Observations 2020-05-20

    John Martellaro and Dave Hamilton join host Kelly Guimont to discuss widescreen displays and how many Ks and inches and lines you really need.

  18. May. 19th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    TV Tuesday: Apple TV+ Content Expansion – TMO Daily Observations 2020-05-19

    John Martellaro and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss reports Apple is looking to buy content to expand the TV+ library.

  19. May. 18th, 2020
    Background Mode Podcast
    TMO Contributor Kelly Guimont (#11) – TMO BGM Interview

    Kelly Guimont is a long-time podcaster, Contributing Editor for The Mac Observer, the host of the Mac Observer's Daily Observations podcast, and a tech support guru.In her 11th appearance, Kelly and I chat about our favorite TV shows of the 1980s as well as some of our favorite, recent movies. I open segment #1 with a fond recollection by both us us for Miami Vice (Starz), then similar feelings about Hill Street Blues (Hulu). A Kelly favorite along with me was: Magnum P.I. (Amazon). In segment #2 we critiqued Knives Out (iTunes), Onward (Disney+), Saving Mr. Banks (Netflix) and superb scifi The Lost Room (Amazon). Join us as we explore together what's great about these shows.

  20. May. 18th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Unreliable Entities, Sustainability Reports – TMO Daily Observations 2020-05-18

    Andrew Orr and Charlotte Henry join Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple's inclusion on China's "naughty" list and corporate responsibility.