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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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Listener Comments on Consumer Reports, Apple Music Goes Pop Culture - TMO Daily Observations 2017-01-16 2:15 PM Jan. 16th, 2017

TDO listeners have plenty to say about how Consumer Reports rates laptops, so today dive into their comments. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff...

Podcast Archives

  1. Jan. 16th, 2017
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Listener Comments on Consumer Reports, Apple Music Goes Pop Culture – TMO Daily Observations 2017-01-16

    TDO listeners have plenty to say about how Consumer Reports rates laptops, so today dive into their comments. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to respond to listener comments, plus they share their thoughts on Apple Music becoming a pop culture nexus.

  2. Jan. 13th, 2017
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Consumer Reports Loves the Mac Again, Bigger Apple TV Apps – TMO Daily Observations 2017-01-13

    Consumer Reports changed its tune and now recommends Apple's new Touch Bar MacBook Pro. John Martellaro joins Jeff Gamet to debate whether or not we should trust Consumer Reports computer reviews, plus they share their thoughts on the big app size increase for Apple TV.

  3. Jan. 12th, 2017
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple’s TV Series Hunt, Pennies in Macs – TMO Daily Observations 2017-01-12

    Apple is out shopping for original TV shows for Apple Music, so John Martellaro joins Jeff Gamet to talk about what impact that's going to have on the company. They also talk about the future of Apple TV, mysterious coins showing up inside some Macs.

  4. Jan. 11th, 2017
    Apple Context Machine Podcast
    Apple TV and Amazon Prime TV, iPad Rumors, Apple Departures – ACM 393

    Nvidia is adding Amazon Prime TV to its Shield TV settop box, leaving Apple TV as one of the only devices that doesn't support the #2 streaming service. Bryan and Jeff think Apple needs to fix this. They also look at some sketchy iPad rumors and talk about key departures from Apple's executive ranks.

  5. Jan. 11th, 2017
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple Loses More Key Employees, Killing Unlimited Data Plans – TMO Daily Observations 2017-01-11

    Apple keeps losing key people to other companies, most recently Tesla. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look at whether or not Apple's employees leaving is a sign the company has lost focus, plus they have some thoughts on AT&T and Verizon pushing more customers out of unlimited data plans.

  6. Jan. 10th, 2017
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    CES 2017 Smart Home, IoT, More – TMO Daily Observations 2017-01-10

    Dave Hamilton joins Jeff Gamet to talk about the smart home and IoT gear they saw at CES 2017. They also dive into storage and smart fitness tech, too.

  7. Jan. 9th, 2017
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    Moving Photos, Fixing Mail, Securing Your Network & More – Mac Geek Gab 639

    Back from CES, your two favorite geeks have some fun stuff to report about and all of your questions to answer. The latter include things like fixing Mail.app's CPU-hogging, which hibernatemode to use for your MacBook, and much, much more. Press play and enjoy!

  8. Jan. 9th, 2017
    The Mac Observer's Background Mode Podcast
    TMO Background Mode: Interview with Producer Rod Roddenberry

    Rod Roddenberry is a media producer. The son of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, he's following in his father's footsteps. It all started when Steve Jobs gave Gene Roddenberry an original Macintosh in 1984, and the young Rod started experimenting with MacPaint. Ever since then, Rod has been an Apple enthusiast. Today, Rod is carrying on his father's work as a producer, the chief executive of Roddenberry Entertainment and the founder of the Roddenberry Foundation. And he's currently working with the CBS All Access Star Trek: Discovery. Rod's foundation funds small grants focused on early-stage unconventional ideas that can disrupt and serve the greater good for mankind. Rod and I chatted about all this plus his passion for preserving the Earth's oceans.  We covered a lot of ground in this fascinating interview. You won't want to miss it.

  9. Jan. 9th, 2017
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    CES 2017 Wrap Up – TMO Daily Observations 2017-01-09

    With CES 2017 behind us, Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about what stood out for them. They look at health and fitness, televisions, and more.

  10. Jan. 6th, 2017
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    CES 2017 Wireless Earpods and Drone Blocking – TMO Daily Observations 2017-01-06

    ShowStoppers at CES 2017 had loads of cool tech, which means there's more for Dave Hamilton, Bryan Chaffin, and John F. Braun to share with Jeff Gamet. They look at wireless earpods, drone and cellphone blocking, and smart lights.

  11. Jan. 5th, 2017
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    CES 2017 Wireless Charging, Sober Sensors, and More – TMO Daily Observations 2017-01-05

    Pepcom at CES 2017 was packed with cool tech gear, so Dave Hamilton, Bryan Chaffin, and John F. Braun join Jeff Gamet look at some of the products they liked. There's an Apple Watch band that knows if you're drunk, ubiquitous wireless charging, and more.

  12. Jan. 4th, 2017
    Apple Context Machine Podcast
    Lounging at CES 2017 with Bryan and Jeff – ACM 392

    LAS VEGAS - Join Bryan and Jeff as they lounge at CES 2017. On deck for this week's episode are Q.RAD, the super computer that heats your home, smart clothes (for Android only?), and Eugene, the smart trash can thingy.

  13. Jan. 4th, 2017
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    CES 2017 Smart Remotes, Mesh Networks, and More – TMO Daily Observations 2017-01-04

    CES 2017's Unveiled event was last night and we saw loads of interesting new products. Dave Hamilton, Bryan Chaffin, and John F. Braun join Jeff Gamet share some of the cool tech gear they found ranging from smart remotes for home entertainment systems to new wireless mesh network basestations.

  14. Jan. 3rd, 2017
    The Mac Observer's Background Mode Podcast
    TMO Background Mode: Interview with EdTech Specialist Phil Shapiro

    Phil Shapiro is an EdTech specialist, a strong supporter of public libraries, children's education, and the technology of learning. Currently he's the "public geek" at the Tacoma Park, Maryland public library. The child of a UNICEF employee, Phil originally thought that the law might be a good tool to achieve social change, but not so much as he reached adulthood. Having finished law school, he turned his attention to his real passion, journalism and education as a better means of social change. A chance magazine article inspired him to pursue the synthesis of modern computer technology and learning. That evolved into a life-long career in the development of software for education, teaching teachers about tech, support of school Macs for students and the Virginia MUG. If you're into EdTech, this is a must episode.

  15. Jan. 3rd, 2017
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    CES 2017 Expectations and Predictions- TMO Daily Observations 2017-01-03

    CES 2017 is kicking off, so today Kelly Guimont joins Jeff Gamet talk about what they expect to be the big product categories at this year's events. Be sure to follow along all week for The Mac Observer's on-location coverage.

  16. Jan. 1st, 2017
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    Happy New Year from Your Two Favorite Geeks – Mac Geek Gab 638

    Need to use Mini DisplayPort monitor with your USB-C Mac? Need to make screen recordings? Need a Dropbox replacement? Your two favorite geeks have you covered with these questions and others. Cool Stuff Found segment includes a way to control your reboot sounds, your clipboard, and your unwanted robocalls. Plus, another AirPods alternative. Download and enjoy!