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Security Friday: Data Breaches, DNS
Feb 21st, 2020 2:02 PM

Andrew Orr joins host Kelly Guimont for Security Friday, discussing a new data breach and keeping your ISP from selling your web history.

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.

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.

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 question 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.

Podcast Archives

  1. Feb. 21st, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Security Friday: Data Breaches, DNS – TMO Daily Observations 2020-02-21

    Andrew Orr joins host Kelly Guimont for Security Friday, discussing a new data breach and keeping your ISP from selling your web history.

  2. Feb. 20th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple Music Albums, iPad Treats – TMO Daily Observations 2020-02-19

    Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss assorted iPad accessories, and how to hear a specific version of an album in Apple Music.

  3. Feb. 19th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    iPhoneography Tips, iCloud sync vs Backup – TMO Daily Observations 2020-02-19

    Andrew Orr joins host Kelly Guimont to discuss some tips for improving your iPhone photos, and a reminder that iCloud sync is not a backup.

  4. Feb. 18th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Stock Market School – TMO Daily Observations 2020-02-18

    Bryan joins host Kelly to chat about Apple's updated guidance, what guidance is, why it matters, and what exactly this update means for Apple stock.

  5. Feb. 17th, 2020
    Background Mode Podcast
    TMO Contributor John Kheit (#4) – TMO Background Mode Interview

    John Kheit is a New York attorney and a regular contributor to The Mac Observer. We share many common interests, including the 4K/UHD/HDR TV revolution, 8K TV and displays, Wi-Fi/5G technologies and the state of Apple. In this special edition, I interview John about his new 2019 Mac Pro. I asked John about the configuration he ordered, what substitutions he made (graphics card), his add-on SSD, and whether he bought the Pro Display XDR. John shared lots of technical tidbits: a changed initial order, his total outlay, details of the T2 security chip, the various kinds (layer configurations) of SSDs, his display setup and observations about the cooling system. If you're planning to purchase a new Mac Pro, this conversation is essential listening.

  6. Feb. 17th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Podcasts From Apple…by Apple? – TMO Daily Observations 2020-02-17

    Charlotte Henry and Dave Hamilton join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple's role in podcasts, and how it could (or should) change over time.

  7. Feb. 17th, 2020
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    Upgrades, Slow Internet, Hard Drives, and More – Mac Geek Gab 802

    How's your Catalina installation behaving? Have any Macs left to upgrade? Your two favorite geeks talk through it all. Then it's time to diagnose the cause of slow internet, always a pesky one to diagnose! Add in some hard drive diagnostics, follow-ups on your subscription tracking, and John and Dave have a show chock-full-of-infotainment goodness to share with you!

  8. Feb. 14th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Security Friday, Backup Tips – TMO Daily Observations 2020-02-14

    Charlotte Henry and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont for Security Friday, discussing security news, malware protection, and backup tips.

  9. Feb. 13th, 2020
    Apple Context Machine Podcast
    AI vs. Machine Learning, Thoughts on Our New Macs, Oak Island – ACM 525

    Bryan Chaffin and John Kheit discuss the difference between artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, including the state of both today. They also talk about their new Macs— John got a new 28-core Mac Pro, while Bryan has a new iMac—and whether or not they like their new purchases. The cap the show by catching up on The Curse of Oak Island TV show on History.

  10. Feb. 13th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Huawei Backdoors, iPad Multitasking – TMO Daily Observations 2020-02-13

    Charlotte Henry and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Huawei's access to 5G networks, and Bryan "shows" Split-Screen on iPad.

  11. Feb. 12th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Swift Playgrounds on macOS, AirPod Domination – TMO Daily Observations 2020-02-12

    Andrew Orr and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Swift Playgrounds coming to macOS and what makes AirPods Pro so wonderful.

  12. Feb. 11th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Clearview AI vs Everybody, iPhone 9 Rumors – TMO Daily Observations 2020-02-11

    Andrew Orr and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Clearview AI's business model and a new wave of iPhone 9/SE rumors.

  13. Feb. 10th, 2020
    Background Mode Podcast
    TMO UK Associate Editor Charlotte Henry (#4) – TMO Background Mode Interview

    Charlotte Henry is a London-based technical journalist. A self-described media junkie, she writes about Apple — and now for the Mac Observer as well as our UK Associate Editor. She has also written for City A.M. (London’s daily business tabloid,) Computer Business Review, the Independent on Sunday and CapX. Her new book is: Not Buying It. In this special episode, Charlotte and I discuss the various streaming TV services: Apple TV+, Netflix, Amazon, Disney+, CBS All Access, Britbox, Peacock, and Quibi. We chat about our favorite shows, our experiences viewing, the pricing, and the prospects of success for the new guys on the block. Charlotte loves The Bold Type (Netflix). John waxes poetic about The Mandalorian and Star Trek: Picard.

  14. Feb. 10th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    TV+ Trials, Taika vs Apple Keyboards – TMO Daily Observations 2020-02-10

    Charlotte Henry and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the fate of Apple TV+ trials, and Taika Waititi's keyboard review.

  15. Feb. 10th, 2020
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    Start with The Preposterous, Bow to The Absurd – Mac Geek Gab 801

    You love the Quick Tips? You'll love these when you learn about the things you can do with window edges, copying screenshots, picture-in-picture mode, and extra options for the Safari Share Sheet. Say THAT ten times fast! Then, move on to learning the least expensive way to stream Apple TV+ to your TV, manage iOS's varying volume levels, override iOS autocorrect and much, much more. Just press play and join John, Dave, and your fellow MGG listeners in learning at least five new things together!

  16. Feb. 7th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Security Friday! – TMO Daily Observations 2020-02-07

    Andrew Orr joins host Kelly Guimont to discuss the latest security headlines and some tips for avoiding malware and viruses on your Mac.

  17. Feb. 6th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Determining Streaming Success – TMO Daily Observations 2020-02-06

    John Martellaro joins host Kelly Guimont to discuss John's metrics of what makes a streaming service a success and obstacles that lie in wait.

  18. Feb. 5th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    S Woz on S Jobs, Streaming Signature Shows – TMO Daily Observations 2020-02-05

    John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Woz's chat about Steve Jobs, and John's ranking of streaming shows.

  19. Feb. 4th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Music Production, New Hardware – TMO Daily Observations 2020-02-04

    Dave Hamilton and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Neil Young's comments, and Charlotte's latest trip to the Apple Store.

  20. Feb. 3rd, 2020
    Background Mode Podcast
    Science Communicator Dr. Kiki Sanford (#8) – TMO Background Mode Interview

    Dr. Kiki Sanford makes her eighth appearance on Background Mode. Kiki is a neurophysiologist with a B.S. in conservation biology and a Ph.D. avian neurophysiology from the University of California. She's a popular science communicator and creator/co-host of This Week in Science (TWIS) podcast and radio show. In this episode, we spend the entire first segment discussing the coronavirus. Kiki fills us in on the details you don't hear about on the nightly news. In segment #2, Kiki tells us the real reason why people under stress get grey hair, how Mars used to have surface water, how the Earth's sea level is rising faster than expected, and how zebra strips seem to provide good protection against biting insects. As always, Kiki makes science fun and interesting.