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 2017-11-21: 4K TV Buying Tips 1:54 PM Nov. 21st, 2017

John Martellaro and Andrew Orr join Jeff Gamet to share tips on buying a 4K television, and on how to take better holiday photos with...

Podcast Archives

  1. Nov. 21st, 2017
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    4K TV Buying Tips, Better Holiday iPhone Photos – TMO Daily Observations 2017-11-21

    John Martellaro and Andrew Orr join Jeff Gamet to share tips on buying a 4K television, and on how to take better holiday photos with your iPhone.

  2. Nov. 20th, 2017
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    Five Minutes is an Eternity to a Computer – Mac Geek Gab 684

    Turkey day is coming up in the USA, and your geeks are ready. But mostly they're just ready to answer your Mac and iPhone questions and solve your problems... and that's what they're here to do today. Download, press play, and gobble-gobble it all up!

  3. Nov. 20th, 2017
    The Mac Observer's Background Mode Podcast
    TMO Background Mode Special Interview with Former Apple Executive and Tech Analyst Michael Gartenberg

    Michael Gartenberg is a former Apple Senior Director of Product Marketing and reported directly to Phil Schiller. Currently, he's a technology analyst and has also been a frequent guest on Background Mode. In this special edition, I asked Michael about his thoughts on his new iPhone X. We covered all the bases: pricing, build quality, Face ID setup and use, the camera, the super-retina AMOLED display, inductive charging, the feel in the hand and balance, the new uses for the side button and battery life. If you've been on the fence about this new iPhone X from Apple, you'll want to hear Michael's thoughts about Apple's thinking and his own experiences with the "most impressive product Apple has ever done."

  4. Nov. 20th, 2017
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Sutherland Springs Shooting iPhone Warrant, Apple Park Visitor Center – TMO Daily Observations 2017-11-20

    Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about the iPhone search warrant in the Sutherland Springs mass shooting, plus Bryan visits the new Apple Park Visitor Center.

  5. Nov. 17th, 2017
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    HomePod Shipping Delay, Listener Comments – TMO Daily Observations 2017-11-17

    John Martellaro and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to discuss Apple's announced HomePod shipping delay, plus they respond to listener comments to John's macOS upgrade rant.

  6. Nov. 16th, 2017
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    John’s macOS Upgrade Rant – TMO Daily Observations 2017-11-16

    Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about John's issue with Apple's macOS upgrade strategy, plus Jeff shares an iPhone X complaint.

  7. Nov. 15th, 2017
    Apple Context Machine Podcast
    Wearable Market Breakdown, Harry Potter AR, iPhone X Camera – ACM 437

    Bryan and Jeff argue that the wearables market is breaking down into three competitors, Apple, Xiaomi, and Fitbit. All others are lolwannabes. They also think Harry Potter Wizards Unite will be way bigger than Pokémon Go, and talk about just how good the camera is on iPhone X.

  8. Nov. 15th, 2017
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple’s Aqua Connect Patent Fight, Firefox Quantum – TMO Daily Observations 2017-11-15

    John Martellaro and Andrew Orr join Jeff Gamet to look at the latest patent infringement fight for Apple, plus they chat about Web browsers and Mozilla's new Firefox Quantum.

  9. Nov. 14th, 2017
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    How Many Times Can You Fold a Podcast? – Mac Geek Gab 683

    Have questions about your Mac or iPhone? Just want to learn more? Join John F. Braun and Dave Hamilton, your two favorite geeks, as they entertain and inform you this week.

  10. Nov. 14th, 2017
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    iPhone 3D Cameras, Amazon’s Lord of the Rings TV Series – TMO Daily Observations 2017-11-14

    Bryan Chaffin and The Maccast's Adam Christianson join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on Apple bringing 3D depth sensing to future iPhone cameras, plus they look at Amazon's plans for a Lord of the Rings-based TV series.

  11. Nov. 13th, 2017
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Hacking Face ID, DOJ Still Hates Encryption – TMO Daily Observations 2017-11-13

    Bryan Chaffin and Andrew Orr join Jeff Gamet to look at a report from a security company that hacked the iPhone X Face ID, plus they discuss the DOJ's new push for encryption back doors.

  12. Nov. 13th, 2017
    The Mac Observer's Background Mode Podcast
    TMO Background Mode Interview With Mac Observer’s Editor-in-Chief Bryan Chaffin

    Bryan Chaffin is the Editor-in-Chief of The Mac Observer. He was born and raised in Texas, and it was in Austin where he met Dave Hamilton. In 1997, Bryan was writing for a website named Webintosh. Later, Bryan bought a half-intest in the publication. Soon he realized he needed someone to run the business side of the website, so he sold his half to Dave Hamilton and they rebranded it as The Mac Observer, launching on December 28, 1998. We reminisced about how an invitation from Bryan led to my first article at the Mac Observer in October, 1999. In the second segment, we chatted about two of Bryan's notable, recent articles, iPhone encryption and Apple's tax situation. We finished with a discussion of Bryan's books, both technical and science fiction. Great stuff.

  13. Nov. 10th, 2017
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple’s New TV Show, Face ID on iPad – TMO Daily Observations 2017-11-10

    Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look at Apple's expanding original content lineup for Apple Music, and John tells us when he expects Face ID to come to the iPad.

  14. Nov. 9th, 2017
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple’s AR Goggles, Listener Face ID Comments – TMO Daily Observations 2017-11-09

    John Martellaro and Andrew Orr join Jeff Gamet to talk about Apple's reported augmented reality goggles, plus a listener writes in about Face ID and Apple Pay.

  15. Nov. 8th, 2017
    Apple Context Machine Podcast
    Encryption Debate, Apple’s Paradise Papers, iPhone X – ACM 436

    The false dichotomy that we must choose between privacy and safety when it comes to encryption has once again reared its ugly head, and Bryan and Jeff discuss why that's so dangerous. They also look at how Apple was affected by the so-called Paradise Papers, and discuss Jeff's initial impressions of the iPhone X. For added fun, Jeff mocks Bryan for not having his iPhone X yet.

  16. Nov. 8th, 2017
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Twitter’s New 280 Characters, iPhone X Animoji – TMO Daily Observations 2017-11-08

    Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on Twitter bumping tweet length up from 140 characters to 280, plus they get a little philosophical about Animoji.