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Dr Mac and the New Logitech Mouse
Nov 19th, 2019 2:28 PM

Bryan Chaffin and Doctor Mac join host Kelly Guimont to discuss their deep abiding love for Logitech mice, including the new MX Master 3.

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.

Podcast Archives

  1. Nov. 19th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Dr Mac and the New Logitech Mouse – TMO Daily Observations 2019-11-19

    Bryan Chaffin and Doctor Mac join host Kelly Guimont to discuss their deep abiding love for Logitech mice, including the new MX Master 3.

  2. Nov. 18th, 2019
    Background Mode Podcast
    Former Apple Director of Federal Sales David Sobotta – TMO Background Mode Interview

    David Sobotta joined Apple in 1984. His career there lasted until July 2004. During that time David went from being an entry-level sales representative based in Halifax, Nova Scotia covering Atlantic Canada to the Reston, Virginia, based director of Apple’s federal sales group. He has gained an intimate knowledge of Apple, its culture and the leadership of Steve Jobs. David tells a story that started with the Apple II, learning the technology, going to work for a mini computer shop in Canada, growing the business so much that he got to know the Apple rep and then the serious attention of Apple. David evolved through business and then education, working with resellers, and eventually rose to the position of Apple Director of Federal Sales. We also chatted about Apple's brief foray into selling supercomputers in 2004.

  3. Nov. 18th, 2019
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    I Got Caught … Learning! – Mac Geek Gab 789

    Searching Safari’s history, running macOS Catalina 10.15 on an unsupported Mac, previews in Finder’s list fit, and a creative use for Chrome profiles are just a few of the tips shared in today’s episode. Listen as John and Dave answer listener questions and share even more tips right here. Press play and enjoy learning at least five new things!

  4. Nov. 18th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple and Customer Feedback, Holiday Shopping – TMO Daily Observations 2019-11-18

    Andrew Orr and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple listening to customer feedback and gearing up for gift-giving season.

  5. Nov. 15th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Subscriber Numbers, iOS and Security Keys – TMO Daily Observations 2019-11-15

    Charlotte Henry joins Kelly Guimont to discuss subscriber stats for Disney+ vs Apple services, bundles, and iOS using hardware security keys.

  6. Nov. 14th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple’s Research App, Health Studies – TMO Daily Observations 2019-11-14

    Charlotte Henry and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple's new Research app for iOS and the studies announced today.

  7. Nov. 13th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    New MacBook Pro – TMO Daily Observations 2019-11-13

    John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the specs and the features of the new MacBook Pro model announced today.

  8. Nov. 12th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Microsoft Opts in to CCPA, Streaming Services Old & New – TMO Daily Observations 2019-11-12

    Andrew Orr & John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Microsoft following CCPA nationwide, and new vs nostalgic streaming content.

  9. Nov. 11th, 2019
    Background Mode Podcast
    Tech Columnist and Author Mike Elgan – TMO Background Mode Interview

    Mike Elgan writes a popular weekly column for Computerworld, contributes news analysis pieces for Fast Company and SecurityIntelligence and also writes special features, columns, and think pieces for a variety of publications. Mike tells a career story that started in newspaper publishing with QuarkXPress. Soon, he realized that what he loved was not covering local politics but rather the technology of the Mac, networking and printing. That launched his career writing about computer tech. In the 2nd segment we chatted about some of our favorite topics: dealing with information overload, Apple's amazing U1 chip, Augmented Reality glasses replacing iPhones, and cars that sense driver emotions. Mike has an amazing vision of our tech future. Join us.

  10. Nov. 11th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Deirdre O’Brien Interview, Apple and Veterans – TMO Daily Observations 2019-11-11

    Charlotte Henry and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to discuss a new Deirdre O'Brien interview and Apple showcasing apps for Veterans Day.

  11. Nov. 11th, 2019
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    This is Where You Cut Me Off – Mac Geek Gab 788

    Cleaning up your Photos libraries, Protecting against ransomware, remapping keyboard shortcuts, and Catalina’s USB drive crashes are just a few of the important questions your two favorite geeks hit in this week’s show. There’s more, including some Cool Stuff Found and some Quick Tips that will blow your mind. Listen as John and Dave share each of these, helping you learn at least five new things this week!

  12. Nov. 8th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Spotting Fake News, MacBook Complaints – TMO Daily Observations 2019-11-08

    Charlotte Henry and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to talk about finding misinformation in your news, and Apple's laptop situation.

  13. Nov. 7th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Google Malware Scanners, Apple Family Leave – TMO Daily Observations 2019-11-07

    Charlotte Henry and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Google announcing better malware scans and Apple's updated family leave.

  14. Nov. 6th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Google’s Secure Enclave, Saving Streaming Subscribers – TMO Daily Observations 2019-11-06

    Andrew Orr and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Google's secure enclave, and how streaming services can retain subscribers.

  15. Nov. 6th, 2019
    Apple Context Machine Podcast
    Social Media, Hands On with AirPods Pro, Apple Content Bundles, with John Kheit – ACM 524

    John Kheit joins Bryan Chaffin to discuss social media, mob rule, and the 1st Amendment. Yikes! They also talk about their hands-on experience with AirPods Pro and look at Apple's content pricing and whether or not the company is likely to offer more bundles for its content (spoiler: no!).

  16. Nov. 5th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Photoshop for iOS, Apple’s Real Estate Venture – TMO Daily Observations 2019-11-05

    Andrew Orr and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Photoshop's official iOS release and Apple's new Bay Area real estate venture.

  17. Nov. 4th, 2019
    Background Mode Podcast
    TMO Contributor Kelly Guimont (#8) – 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 discussions. In her 8th appearance, we chat about our favorite TV shows of late. Kelly: Fleabag (Amazon), The Politician (Netflix), and Billions (Showtime). John: Madam Secretary (CBS), Toy Story 4 (Pixar) and Victoria S3 (PBS). Join us as we explore together what's great about these shows.

  18. Nov. 4th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    TV+ First Look Reviews – TMO Daily Observations 2019-11-04

    Today John Martellaro, Bryan Chaffin, and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the Apple TV+ shows they watched on the weekend.

  19. Nov. 4th, 2019
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    Hey Presto! I Outsmarted Myself! – Mac Geek Gab 787

    Tips about new functionality, including moving Catalina's windows, scanning with your iPhone, fixing mail, running cron jobs, and downloading installers from the Terminal are just scratching the surface. Then it's on to diagnosing some network problems and learning how Time Machine can keep your volumes from being resized. Listen as John and Dave walk through all of these, to ensure everyone (including them!) learns at least five new things this week.

  20. Nov. 1st, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    AirPods Pro, Other True Wireless Earbuds – TMO Daily Observations 2019-11-01

    Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Bryan's new AirPods Pro, and some features of true wireless earbuds.