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Security Friday, Safari, Watch Pulse Oximeter
Sep 18th, 2020 2:37 PM

Andrew Orr and Jeff Butts join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Security Friday news, Safari updates, and the latest feature of Apple Watch.

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. Sep. 18th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Security Friday, Safari, Watch Pulse Oximeter – TMO Daily Observations 2020-09-18

    Andrew Orr and Jeff Butts join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Security Friday news, Safari updates, and the latest feature of Apple Watch.

  2. Sep. 17th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    iOS 14 Features, Updates – TMO Daily Observations 2020-09-17

    Andrew Orr and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the iPad/iOS 14 release, and the biggest updates and changes to your devices.

  3. Sep. 16th, 2020
    Apple Context Machine Podcast
    Apple One and Fitness+, Apple Watch vs. Apple Watch, with Charlotte Henry – ACM 535

    Bryan Chaffin and Charlotte Henry dig into everything they love about Apple One, Apple's new bundled services plan. They also have Apple Watch fighting Apple Watch for Charlotte's affections, and they even have a winner!

  4. Sep. 16th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    John’s Robotic Look at Life, Bryan’s Fitness Routine – TMO Daily Observations 2020-09-16

    John Martellaro & Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to chat iPads, Fitness+, and Family Setup. John also has a bone to pick with Spotify.

  5. Sep. 15th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Time Flies Event Aftermath – TMO Daily Observations 2020-09-15

    Andrew Orr and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the Time Flies event announcements of new hardware and services.

  6. Sep. 14th, 2020
    Background Mode Podcast
    Ice Age Ecologist Dr. Jacquelyn Gill – BGM Interview

    Dr. Jacquelyn Gill is an Associate Professor of Paleoecology and Plant Ecology, School of Biology, Ecology and Climate Change Institute, the University of Maine. Her research interests include: Paleoecology, community ecology, vegetation dynamics, extinction, climate change and biotic interactions. She received her Ph.D. in Paleoecology from the Univ. of Wisconsin.An outdoor life, science fiction, cave exploration and a professor who taught her how to ask questions about what she saw in the natural environment laid the foundation for Jacquelyn's interest in Nature and Ecology. She tells a remarkable, instructive story about how she got admitted to her Ph.D. program. Then we chatted about just what Paleoecology and Biogeography are as well as the effects of animal extinction, recovering extinct animals from DNA, ecological models, and recovery from bad ecological trends. Jacquelyn is spellbinding in her description of her work.

  7. Sep. 14th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Nvidia Shopping Spree, Apple’s Succession Plan – TMO Daily Observations 2020-09-14

    Bryan Chaffin and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple's succession plan, and Nvidia purchasing ARM.

  8. Sep. 14th, 2020
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    Network Speed Dissection, Cool Stuff Found, and More — Mac Geek Gab 833

    Having a solid connection to your network is only part of it. The other part? Speed! Dissecting the differences between these two — and teaching you how to do the same — are your two favorite geeks: John F. Braun and Dave Hamilton. Of course, that's just one of the many things covered in this week's episode. Lots more tips, questions answered, and Cool Stuff Found shared. Press play and learn those five new things, alright?

  9. Sep. 13th, 2020
    Apple Context Machine Podcast
    The Mac Web Today, Apple Event Speculation, with John Kheit – ACM 534

    Bryan Chaffin and John Kheit take a look back at the Mac Web 20 years ago and discuss what's different about today, including how coverage of Apple is different today. They also chew over expectations for Apple's media event on September 15th.

  10. Sep. 11th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Security Friday, State of the Beta – TMO Daily Observations 2020-09-11

    Andrew Orr and Dave Hamilton join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Security Friday news and Andrew has an update on the State of the (iOS) Beta.

  11. Sep. 10th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Subscription Offer Codes, New Privacy Ad Review – TMO Daily Observations 2020-09-10

    John Martellaro and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple's new offer codes for subscriptions, and the new privacy ad.

  12. Sep. 9th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Maxed out Macs, Apple v Epic Updates – TMO Daily Observations 2020-09-09

    John Martellaro and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to discuss a maxed out Mac mini, and the latest in Apple v Epic Games.

  13. Sep. 8th, 2020
    Background Mode Podcast
    TMO Contributor Kelly Guimont (#13) – 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 13th appearance, Kelly and I chat about our favorite movies and TV shows of late. I open segment #1 with a rave review of the series Warrior Nun (Netflix). Kelly has seen all 10 episodes too, and also gives it a thumbs up. John then reviews the documentary series Still Standing. (Amazon). Kelly tells us, with enthusiasm, about Bill and Ted Face the Music (iTunes) and Lovecraft Country (HBO). In turn, John delves into a critical review of Upload (Netflix). And there's bonus material. Join us as we explore together what's great (and not so great) about these shows.

  14. Sep. 8th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    “Time Flies” Apple Event Speculation – TMO Daily Observations 2020-09-08

    John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple's "Time Flies" event announcement and what could be unveiled.

  15. Sep. 7th, 2020
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    Packing Your Geeky Go Bag — Mac Geek Gab 832

    What's in your Geeky Go Bag? Whether you're heading to work remotely, or take a plane trip, or head to the hospital, or just work outside at a coffee shop, what do you bring with you? John and Dave talk through their thought-processes here as they assemble their own Go Bags, helping you to make sure you have yours together. That's not nearly the tip of the iceberg, though. This episode is chock full of your questions answered, tips shared, and Cool Stuff Found. Press play and learn at least five new things together with the rest of the Mac Geek Gab family!

  16. Sep. 4th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Security Friday News, iOS 14 Privacy – TMO Daily Observations 2020-09-04

    Andrew Orr and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Security Friday news, and what privacy will look like in iOS 14.

  17. Sep. 3rd, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Deepfake Detection, In-Depth Exposure Tracking – TMO Daily Observations 2020-09-03

    Bryan Chaffin and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Microsoft's Deepfake Detector, and digging into exposure tracing in iOS.

  18. Sep. 2nd, 2020
    Background Mode Podcast
    TMO UK Associate Editor Charlotte Henry (#7) – BGM Interview

    Charlotte is the Mac Observer’s UK Associate editor, based in London. A self described media junkie, she has also written for City A.M. (London’s daily business tabloid,) Computer Business Review, and The Times, amongst others. She is also a book author.In this episode, Charlotte and I explore several streaming TV topics. We open with how Apple has built a coherent ecosystem that pleasantly entices customers to engage and stick with Apple TV+. Namely, strong content, theatrical releases such as Greyhound, services bundling, contingency bundling and quality content for kids. In part II, we explored research data from Reelgood that reveals how customers mix their streaming TV services. Reelgood published a fascinating, informative chart that we analyze. One upshot is that the newbies face an uphill battle. Charlotte knows her stuff, and it shows in this episode.

  19. Sep. 2nd, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple Silicon Mac Mini, Streaming Subscription Data – TMO Daily Observations 2020-09-02

    Charlotte Henry and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the Apple Silicon Mac mini, and streaming subscription overlap.

  20. Sep. 1st, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    More Apple and Google Team-Ups, Also Puppies – TMO Daily Observations 2020-09-01

    Bryan Chaffin and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont for the latest in Apple and Google's mobile solutions to fight COVID-19,and puppies.