Mac Observer Podcasts

Apple Context Machine Podcast

Hosted by Jeff Gamet & Bryan Chaffin.

The Mac Observer's Apple Context Machine

The Apple Context Machine is Mac, iPhone, and iPod news and analysis that puts the facts in perspective, brought to you with a sense of humor. Hosts Jeff Gamet and Bryan Chaffin put the Apple world into context.

Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Hosted by Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun.

The Mac Observer's Mac Geek Gab

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

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TDO 2017-09-21: iOS 11 Control Center Wireless Settings 1:16 PM Sep. 21st, 2017

Dave Hamilton and Jeff Butts join Jeff Gamet to explain how Wi-Fi and Bluetooth settings work in iOS 11’s Control Center, plus Mr. B has...

Podcast Archives

  1. Sep. 21st, 2017
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Understanding iOS 11 Control Center, ARKit’s Limitations – TMO Daily Observations 2017-09-21

    Dave Hamilton and Jeff Butts join Jeff Gamet to explain how Wi-Fi and Bluetooth settings work in iOS 11's Control Center, plus Mr. B has a few complaints about ARKit.

  2. Sep. 21st, 2017
    Terminal Tinkering Podcast
    Creating the High Sierra USB Install Disk for a Hackintosh and Installing FreeBSD On a Power Mac G5 – Terminal Tinkering 3

    If you're ready to start installing your Hackintosh or breathing new life into an older Mac, this episode's for you.

  3. Sep. 20th, 2017
    Apple Context Machine Podcast
    iOS 11, Siri, APFS Backups, and T-Mobile’s Band 71 – ACM 429

    Apple tech podcaster and blogger Peter Cohen is here while Bryan is out of town to chat with Jeff about iOS 11 and the iPad, Siri, APFS and backing up your files, T-Mobile's band 71 and the iPhone, and more.

  4. Sep. 20th, 2017
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    The Good and Bad in iOS 11 and watchOS 4 – TMO Daily Observations 2017-09-20

    Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about what they like in iOS 11 and watchOS 4 along with what they don't, and Kelly asks for some iPhone 8 buyer's advice.

  5. Sep. 19th, 2017
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    iOS 11 and watchOS 4 First Impressions – TMO Daily Observations 2017-09-19

    Dave Hamilton and The Maccast's Adam Christianson join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on the just released iOS 11 and watchOS 4 updates for the iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch.

  6. Sep. 18th, 2017
    The Mac Observer's Background Mode Podcast
    TMO Background Mode Interview with The Mac Observer’s Contributing Editor John Kheit

    John Kheit is a New York attorney and a regular Contributing Editor for The Mac Observer. We share many common interests, including the 4K/UHD TV revolution, and have recently been comparing notes on that technology. So, for this edition of Background Mode, we just geeked out, chatted about his acquisition of an LG OLED 4K/UHD TV, compared OLED to the older Plasmas, covered LG's use of webOS 3, talked High Dynamic Range (HDR), did some comparisons to LCD TVs, and offered our thoughts about the future of TV, including 8K. We finished the show chatting about last week's Background Mode interview with Car and Driver magazine's Eddie Alterman and the future of autonomous cars.

  7. Sep. 18th, 2017
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Getting Ready for iOS 11, HEIF Explained – TMO Daily Observations 2017-09-18

    Dave Hamilton and Jeff Butts join Jeff Gamet to share some tips on getting ready to upgrade your iPhone and iPad to iOS 11, plus they explain the new HEIF image format.

  8. Sep. 17th, 2017
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    I One The Sandbox – Mac Geek Gab 675

    Downloading YouTube Videos, App Stores Woes, Apple Pay Cash, Person-to-Person Payments, iPhone X, iOS 11 Screen Recording, Restoring from a different iPhone and a discussion of whether or not it's safe to use Facebook to login to other sites are ALL discussed in this week's show... and more! Press play and enjoy.

  9. Sep. 15th, 2017
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    iPhone 8 and Apple Watch Pre-orders, macOS High Sierra GM – TMO Daily Observations 2017-09-15

    Jeff Butts and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to talk about iPhone 8 and Apple Watch Series 3 pre-orders and whether or not they ordered any new kit, plus they look at the extra steps they needed to install macOS High Sierra GM.

  10. Sep. 14th, 2017
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Finding the iPhone 8’s Place, Face ID Demo Fail – TMO Daily Observations 2017-09-14

    Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to discuss how the iPhone 8 fits in to Apple's product lineup and whether or not it'll sell well next to the iPhone X, plus they look at the explanation for Tuesday's Face ID demo fail.

  11. Sep. 14th, 2017
    Terminal Tinkering Podcast
    The Arduino Thermometer – Terminal Tinkering 2

    It's time to have some fun with Arduino, and see one very useful purpose you can fill with the microcontroller technology.

  12. Sep. 13th, 2017
    Apple Context Machine Podcast
    The Steve Jobs Theater, iTunes Rant, iPhone X, and Apple Watch Series 3 – ACM 428

    Apple's new Steve Jobs Theater had its debut, and Bryan and Jeff talk about some of the amazing things we saw. They also spew some vitriol all over Apple's decision to pull the App Store from iTunes, and discuss their favorite aspects of Apple Watch Series 3 and iPhone X.

  13. Sep. 13th, 2017
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple TV 4K, iTunes 12.7 – TMO Daily Observations 2017-09-13

    John Martellaro and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to talk about Apple TV 4K plus changes in iTunes 12.7.

  14. Sep. 12th, 2017
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    iPhone X Launch Event Wrap Up – TMO Daily Observations 2017-09-12

    Dave Hamilton, Bryan Chaffin, and Jeff Butts join Jeff Gamet to share their reactions to today's "Let's meet at our place" media event at Apple's new headquarters where we saw the iPhone X, Apple Watch Series 3, and Apple TV 4K.

  15. Sep. 12th, 2017
    The Mac Observer's Background Mode Podcast
    TMO Background Mode – Special Apple Event Coverage with Michael Gartenberg

    Former Apple Senior Director Michael Gartenberg and I got together to discuss Apple's September 12 event, "Let's Meet at Our Place." We traded thoughts on the new Apple Watch Series 3, the Apple TV 4K, the iPhone 8 series and the iPhone X. Michael's insights are, as always, amazing. Don't miss this special edition coverage.

  16. Sep. 11th, 2017
    The Mac Observer's Background Mode Podcast
    TMO Background Mode Interview with Planetary Scientist Dr. Alan Stern

    Dr. Alan Stern is a planetary scientist with the Southwest Research Institute. He's also the co-founder and chief scientist of World View, working with high altitude balloon research. He is perhaps most famous as the principle investigator for NASA's New Horizons mission to Pluto. Way back in grade school, Alan was interested in space exploration and wanted to be a part of the Star Trek future. He received his Ph.D. in planetary science from the University of Colorado, and that launched his life-long interest in Kuiper Belt Objects and the Oort Cloud. He's a licensed pilot, was selected by NASA as a Payload Specialist, and has flown research missions in high performance jet aircraft. We talked about his career, the New Horizons mission design, Pluto discoveries (and planetary classification) and his latest research.