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Security Friday - Intel, LastPass, Clario
Aug 7th, 2020 1:41 PM

Andrew Orr and Jeff Butts join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Security Friday news, and a new headphone option coming with iOS 14.

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. Aug. 7th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Security Friday – Intel, LastPass, Clario – TMO Daily Observations 2020-08-07

    Andrew Orr and Jeff Butts join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Security Friday news, and a new headphone option coming with iOS 14.

  2. Aug. 6th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Stars Head to TV+, Apple Music Goes Gaga – TMO Daily Observations 2020-08-06

    Charlotte Henry and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple's newfound appeal with stars, and the latest Apple Music radio show.

  3. Aug. 5th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple Acquisition, Phil Schiller Transition – TMO Daily Observations 2020-08-05

    Bryan Chaffin and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple's latest company acquisition, and Phil Schiller's new role.

  4. Aug. 4th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    New iMac Updates – TMO Daily Observations 2020-08-04

    John Martellaro joins host Kelly Guimont to discuss the updates to the iMac and iMac Pro, and whether John might be in the market for one.

  5. Aug. 3rd, 2020
    Background Mode Podcast
    H.S. Principal Dr. Amy Fast – BGM Interview

    Amy Fast is a high school principal in the McMinnville School District in Oregon. She holds a Ed.D. degree. Previously, she's been an elementary teacher, instructional coach, and assistant principal. She is also an education commentator and author of the book, It’s the Mission, Not the Mandates.After a brief overview of Amy's career and a discussion of her book, we dug into the issues facing educators amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. We covered planning for remote vs. in-person classes, the technology of remote classes, teacher concerns about in-person class safety, funding for cleaning, effectiveness of remote teaching, mental health issues, and long-term changes to education in the post-pandemic era. Parents with schoolchildren and educators will find this interview enormously helpful.

  6. Aug. 3rd, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple Silicon Pricing, Oprah’s Conversations – TMO Daily Observations 2020-08-03

    Charlotte Henry and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss rumors of Apple Silicon pricing, and The Oprah Conversation's debut.

  7. Aug. 3rd, 2020
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    Geek Challenges, Quick Tips, and Your Network Questions Answered — Mac Geek Gab 827

    John and Dave take a few deeper dives today to solve your peskier problems... Geek Challenges, we like to call them (though sometimes we call them "Stump the Geeks!"). Listen as your two favorite nerds talk through creatively increasing your broadband speeds, diagnosing those CPU spikes, managing battery life, Wi-Fi issues, and more. Of course, your favorite Quick Tips are here, and maybe even a few more surprises. Press play and watch while you learn five new things!

  8. Jul. 31st, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple Earnings Insights – TMO Daily Observations 2020-07-31

    Bryan Chaffin and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss what was (or wasn't) said during Apple's latest earnings call.

  9. Jul. 30th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple’s Antitrust Appearance – TMO Daily Observations 2020-07-30

    Bryan Chaffin and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Tim Cook's appearance as part of a Congressional antitrust hearing.

  10. Jul. 29th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Dr Mac on Storage and Also Backup – TMO Daily Observations 2020-07-29

    Bob "Dr Mac" LeVitus joins host Kelly Guimont to discuss hard drive options and what to consider when you consider more space.

  11. Jul. 28th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple TV + Strategy and Successes – TMO Daily Observations 2020-07-28

    Charlotte Henry and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple's strategy for making TV+ available and recent awards.

  12. Jul. 27th, 2020
    Background Mode Podcast
    IT Security Manager, NIST, Bob Gendler – BGM Interview

    Bob Gendler is an IT Specialist in the Apple world and a Jamf guru. He holds a B.S. degree in Information Technology from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He is now part of the Mac Management team at NIST, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, in Washington, D.C.From a very early age, Bob fell into the world of Apple starting with an Apple IIgs and, as a teenager, a Power Mac 6100. Quickly, as an undergraduate, his specialty became system administration, and, later, that served him well landing the job at NIST. Bob filled me in on his latest project, the "macOS Security Compliance Project," and the security problem the community faced with macOS. Basically, the new GitHub project leverages a library of scriptable actions which are mapped to compliance requirements in existing security guides or used to develop customized guidance. Bob nicely explains this crucial tool, his team, and who would benefit.

  13. Jul. 27th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple and Accessibility – TMO Daily Observations 2020-07-27

    Dave Hamilton joins host Kelly Guimont to chat accessibility tips for macOS and iOS on the heels of the 30th anniversary of the ADA.

  14. Jul. 27th, 2020
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    The Case for The Nuke and Pave — Mac Geek Gab 826

    We all love the convenience of a quick upgrade and Migration Assistant, but those bring along many needles inside the haystack that can linger and leave you with fun things to troubleshoot in the future. The reality is that sometimes the Nuke and Pave is worth it, and John and Dave talk this through. That's not the only segment, though, FAR FROM IT! Cool Stuff Found, Quick Tips, and more and more of your questions are addressed, dissected, and yes, even answered! Press play to learn at least five new things.

  15. Jul. 24th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Security Friday – Apple Security, TikTok – TMO Daily Observations 2020-07-24

    Andrew Orr joins host Kelly Guimont for Security Friday to discuss Apple's new security research, a privacy app, and other security news.

  16. Jul. 23rd, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Jamf IPO, NYT Media Purchases – TMO Daily Observations 2020-07-23

    Charlotte Henry joins host Kelly Guimont to discuss her interview with the CTO of Jamf, and the latest media moves by the New York Times.

  17. Jul. 22nd, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple’s Carbon Neutral Plans, OmniPlan 4 – TMO Daily Observations 2020-07-22

    Andrew Orr joins host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple's Carbon Neutrality schedule, and the latest releases from the Omni Group.

  18. Jul. 21st, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Peacock vs VPNs, First Look at Service – TMO Daily Observations 2020-07-21

    Charlotte Henry and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the new Peacock streaming service, and how the app does or doesn't work.

  19. Jul. 20th, 2020
    Background Mode Podcast
    TMO Contributor Kelly Guimont (#12) – 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 12th appearance, Kelly and I chat about our favorite movies and TV shows of late. I open segment #1 with an extended review of the Tom Hanks movie Greyhound (Apple TV+). Next we turn to a Kelly favorite Black Monday (Showtime). I then talk about two favorite murder mystery TV shows Death in Paradise S9 (Amazon) and The Mentalist (Amazon). Kelly tells us about Romancing the Stone (DVD) and Billions (Showtime). Join us as we explore together what's great about these shows.

  20. Jul. 20th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Why Macs and PCs should “go ARM” – TMO Daily Observations 2020-07-20

    John Martellaro joins host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple's ARM transition, and how that move impacts Macs but could impact PCs as well.