Mac Observer Podcasts

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.

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iMacs of History, The Morning Show Trailer 1:47 PM Aug. 19th, 2019

Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the iMac in a historical context, and ‘The Morning Show’ full trailer.

Podcast Archives

  1. Aug. 19th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    iMacs of History, The Morning Show Trailer – TMO Daily Observations 2019-08-19

    Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the iMac in a historical context, and 'The Morning Show' full trailer.

  2. Aug. 16th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple’s Job Footprint, EU Tax Case – TMO Daily Observations 2019-08-16

    Bryan Chaffin and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to talk about Apple's job footprint report, and the latest news in the EU tax case.

  3. Aug. 15th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Tumblr vs Facebook, Naming iPhones – TMO Daily Observations 2019-08-15

    John Martellaro and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Tumblr (under Automattic) taking on Facebook, and iPhone nomenclature.

  4. Aug. 14th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Battery/Email PSAs, Siri Spotify Teamup – TMO Daily Observations 2019-08-14

    Andrew Orr and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to talk about a couple of PSAs for Apple folks and how Siri and Spotify might team up.

  5. Aug. 13th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Salmon Gold, Gift Card Shenanigans – TMO Daily Observations 2019-08-13

    Andrew Orr and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to talk about RESOLVE and Salmon Gold, and when gift cards go wrong.

  6. Aug. 12th, 2019
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    The Power … of Power – Mac Geek Gab Podcast 774

    Power comes in so many forms! Apple Card is Power. Cool Stuff Found is Power. Quick Tips are Power. NASA has power. Wi-Fi has power. YOU have the power, too. After all, you can press play and listen to John F. Braun and Dave Hamilton talk through all of this and more. Seems like a good idea!

  7. Aug. 12th, 2019
    Background Mode Podcast
    TMO Contributor Kelly Guimont – TMO Background Mode Interview

    Kelly Guimont is a long-time podcaster, Contributing Editor for The Mac Observer, the host of the Mac Observer's Daily Observations podcast, a tech support guru, and a Founding Volunteer of App Camp for Girls.Kelly first appeared here in December, 2015 to tell her career story and has returned many times for interesting technical and media discussions. In her 7th appearance, we chat about our favorite TV shows of late. John: Anne With an "E" (Netflix) and Outlander (Netflix). Kelly: Good Omens (Amazon), Stranger Things S3 (Netflix), and Battestar Galactica (SyFy). Join us as we explore together what's great about these shows. We also put in a good word for Chuck Joiner's new podcast Trek Favorites.

  8. Aug. 12th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Foldable iPad Rumor, Affordable Products for College – TMO Daily Observations 2019-08-12

    Bryan Chaffin is joined by John Martellaro and Andrew Orr to discuss rumors of a foldable iPad, including the question of what problem foldable devices solve. Andrew also has some recommendations for some affordable products for college students.

  9. Aug. 10th, 2019
    Apple Context Machine Podcast
    Apple’s ASMR Venture, LOL Samsung, AAPL Buybacks with Charlotte Henry – ACM 520

    Apple has posted plenty of "Shot on iPhone": videos, but four new ASMR videos mark the first time where the content is more about the experience than it is about the device that made it. Bryan Chaffin is joined by guest-host Charlotte Henry to discuss it. They also talk about Samsun's lame decision to pull an old ad from its YouTube channel that mocked an Apple move that Samsung is following today. So lame. They also look at Apple's gargantuan effort to buy $24 billion of its own stock in just the June quarter.

  10. Aug. 9th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Streaming Service Pricing, Touchscreen MacBook – TMO Daily Observations 2019-08-09

    Charlotte Henry and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to talk about Disney's new streaming bundle and "adding" a touchscreen to a MacBook.

  11. Aug. 8th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple Card Obtained! – TMO Daily Observations 2019-08-08

    Today John F Braun of Mac Geek Gab fame joins host Kelly Guimont to discuss the process of getting and managing Apple's shiny new credit card.

  12. Aug. 7th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple Laptop Ports, Bug Bounty Program – TMO Daily Observations 2019-08-07

    John Martellaro and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to talk about port differentials on MacBook models and Apple's macOS bug bounty.

  13. Aug. 6th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple Card Rollout, Claris Returns– TMO Daily Observations 2019-08-06

    Andrew Orr and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to talk about the rollout of the Apple Card, and Claris making a comeback.

  14. Aug. 5th, 2019
    Background Mode Podcast
    ZDNet Sr. Technical Editor Jason Perlow – TMO Background Mode Interview

    Jason Perlow is a a well-known technical journalist. He is also also a technologist with over two decades of experience in cloud computing, IoT, mobility, security, open source, enterprise systems architecture, Microsoft technology, and Software as a Service. Today, he is a Senior Technical Editor at ZDNet and an Information Security Threat Writer at Proofpoint.Jason started his tech life at age 12 with an Apple II Plus thanks to a very technical father. But after college, Jason was hired by IBM and years later by Microsoft. The result was a standoffish approach to Apple. Today, however, Jason is all in with Apple, and he told me the story of how that happened. In fact, Jason think Apple and Microsoft should be working more closely together, and we explored his recent article about that.

  15. Aug. 5th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    MacBook Pro Changes, iPhone Design Leaks – TMO Daily Observations 2019-08-05

    John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to talk about changes to the MacBook Pro lineup, and iPhone designs vs Nexus leaks.

  16. Aug. 5th, 2019
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    Five New Keyboard Shortcuts, Cool Stuff Found, and More Tips – Mac Geek Gab 773

    Sometimes just one tip can cause you and your two favorite geeks alike to learn at least five new things. Does this episode have that magic tip? You'll have to listen to find out! Along the way you'll learn more about APFS, Encryption, Power, and more as John and Dave walk you through it all!

  17. Aug. 2nd, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Suspending Siri Grading, MacBook Saga Ends – TMO Daily Observations 2019-08-02

    John Martellaro and Adam Christianson join host Kelly Guimont to talk about Siri's grading program and the end of John's MacBook repair saga.

  18. Aug. 1st, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    CBS vs DirecTV, Microsoft Ad Deconstruction – TMO Daily Observations 2019-08-01

    John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the evolution of the CBS/DirecTV standoff, and a new ad from Microsoft.

  19. Jul. 31st, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Stock Market School, Data Transfer Project – TMO Daily Observations 2019-07-31

    Andrew Orr and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to talk about yesterday's earnings report, and Apple joining the Data Transfer Project.

  20. Jul. 30th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Capital One Breach, Interactionless iOS Bugs – TMO Daily Observations 2019-07-30

    Bryan Chaffin and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to talk about what you can do about the Capital One data breach, and iOS bugs.