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Embracing the 15s — Mac Geek Gab 892 episode image
Embracing the 15s
Sep 27th, 2021 7:30 AM

Safari 15, iOS 15, your 15th birthday, all of these are things we must embrace, right? Listen as your two favorite geeks walk you through...

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.

Media+

Hosted by Charlotte Henry from The Mac Observer.

Media+

Charlotte Henry and her guests bring focus — and a little something extra — to discussions about digital media in today's world.

Podcast Archives

  1. Sep. 27th, 2021
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    Embracing the 15s — Mac Geek Gab 892

    Safari 15, iOS 15, your 15th birthday, all of these are things we must embrace, right? Listen as your two favorite geeks walk you through their thoughts on it all (the first two, anyway!). That's not all, though, as this episode has some of the best Quick Tips we've ever shared, plus some new chargers to look out for with your new iPhones and iPads. Press play and join John and Dave in learning at least five new things this week!

  2. Sep. 24th, 2021
    Apple Context Machine Podcast
    iPhone 13 Pro, Apple Watch 7, and iPad mini, with Jeff Gamet – ACM 556

    Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet take a deep dive into Apple's new product announcements, including iPhone 13 Pro and its camera, Apple Watch 7, and the new iPad mini.

  3. Sep. 24th, 2021
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Security Friday: Bad, Real Bad, and Good News – TMO Daily Observations 2021-09-23

    Andrew Orr joins host Kelly Guimont for a round of Security Friday news, including ransomware, hacking, and a way to protect your Apple Card.

  4. Sep. 23rd, 2021
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Thursdays with Bob: The Future of (Your) iPhone – TMO Daily Observations 2021-09-23

    Dr Mac joins Kelly to talk about new iPhones, what to look forward to if you do upgrade, and tips on what makes it a good time to do so.

  5. Sep. 22nd, 2021
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Shortcuts and Focus Modes – TMO Daily Observations 2021-09-22

    Charlotte Henry and Jeff Butts join host Kelly Guimont to discuss first impressions of the new iOS 15, including Focus and notification styles.

  6. Sep. 21st, 2021
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Media and OS Updates – TMO Daily Observations 2021-09-21

    Charlotte Henry joins host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple's Emmy results, and all the recent updates to every single software platform.

  7. Sep. 21st, 2021
    Media+
    ‘Ted Lasso’ Scores at The Emmys, ‘The Morning Show’ is Back— Media+

    Awards Correspondent Bryan Chaffin returns to Media+ to discuss a big night at the Emmys for the 'Ted Lasso' team. He and host Charlotte Henry also give their verdict on the opening episode of season two of 'The Morning Show'.

  8. Sep. 20th, 2021
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Cases and MagSafes for iPhone 13 – TMO Daily Observations 2021-09-20

    Andrew Orr and Jeff Butts join host Kelly Guimont to discuss their picks for iPhone cases and MagSafe gear.

  9. Sep. 20th, 2021
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    Meanwhile, Back At The Ranch — Mac Geek Gab 891

    Today the "we" is three with the return of Pilot Pete! The content is the same, only better, as Pete ensures your two favorite geeks complete their explanations for you. Topics today include Time Machine, Watch battery drain, airplanes, and of course your favorite Quick Tips and Cool Stuff Found. Press play and enjoy learning at least five new things with John, Dave, and Pete!

  10. Sep. 17th, 2021
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Security Friday: Phishin and Strippin – TMO Daily Observations 2021-09-17

    Andrew Orr and Kelly Guimont discuss Security Friday news and updates, including new phishing scams and sketchy wifi networks.

  11. Sep. 16th, 2021
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Thursdays with Bob: Margaritas and Sidecars – TMO Daily Observations 2021-09-16

    Today, Dr Mac joins Kelly to talk about the magic of multiple monitors without buying a whole new display. And margaritas. But mostly screens.

  12. Sep. 15th, 2021
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    TMO Staff Preorders – TMO Daily Observations 2021-09-15

    Dave Hamilton and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to discuss what they are (and aren't) ordering from yesterday's announcements.

  13. Sep. 14th, 2021
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    Geeks Scheming about Apple’s California Streaming — Mac Geek Gab 890

    Apple announced new iPhones, iPads, Fitness+ features, Watches, and more on Tuesday, and your two favorite geeks are here to share their reactions. On top of that, listen for Dave's pre-review of iOS 15 for you and John, as well as advice on how to approach next week's upgrade. Press play and enjoy learning five new things!

  14. Sep. 14th, 2021
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    California Streaming Reactions – TMO Daily Observations 2021-09-14

    Charlotte Henry and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple's 'California Streaming' event and the announced (or not) products.

  15. Sep. 14th, 2021
    Media+
    Facebook Glasses – Creepy or Great for Content Creation and Consumption? — Media+

    Adrian Weckler joins Charlotte Henry to discuss his experience using Ray-Ban Stories/Facebook glasses. They are creepy but are they also useful for content creation and consumption.

  16. Sep. 13th, 2021
    Apple Context Machine Podcast
    Smart Bulbs vs. Smart Light Switches, Digital IDs, with Jeff Gamet – ACM 555

    Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet dive back into smarthome tech, with a focus on using smart light switches instead of smart light bulbs. This includes Jeff's recommendation for a smart light switch. They also discuss digital IDs and the perils and promise they offer.

  17. Sep. 13th, 2021
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Martellaro Monday: Apple Events and Technical Load – TMO Daily Observations 2021-09-13

    John Martellaro joins host Kelly Guimont for a preview of the iPhone announcement and examines the "technical load" of the upgrade path.

  18. Sep. 13th, 2021
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    Regurgitate, Reiterate, and Recurse — Mac Geek Gab 889

    Starting with some of the best Quick Tips we've ever shared, your two favorite geeks roar through topics including measuring current, USB-C Flash Drives, solving Mail issues on iPhone, dissecting local storage usage, and much more. Press play and learn five new things with Dave and John.

  19. Sep. 10th, 2021
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Security Friday and Epic Updates – TMO Daily Observations 2021-09-10

    Andrew Orr joins host Kelly Guimont to discuss Security Friday news and the latest in the Apple v Epic lawsuit.

  20. Sep. 9th, 2021
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Thursdays with Bob: Dr Mac has Seen the Future – TMO Daily Observations 2021-09-09

    Thursdays with Bob continue as Dr Mac reports to Kelly from The Future on what Focus Modes look like in forthcoming Apple operating systems.