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iOS Update PSAs, John's Mac Pro
Dec 11th, 2019 2:19 PM

Andrew Orr and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss some new features in the latest iOS update, and John’s Mac Pro.

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.

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.

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. Dec. 11th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    iOS Update PSAs, John’s Mac Pro – TMO Daily Observations 2019-12-11

    Andrew Orr and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss some new features in the latest iOS update, and John's Mac Pro.

  2. Dec. 10th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Mac Pro and iMac Pro, Apple Card Bonuses – TMO Daily Observations 2019-12-10

    Charlotte Henry and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the new bonuses with the Apple Card and Bryan's impending Mac purchase.

  3. Dec. 9th, 2019
    Background Mode Podcast
    TMO UK Associate Editor Charlotte Henry (#3) – TMO Background Mode Interview

    Charlotte Henry is a London-based technical journalist. A self described media junkie, she writes about Apple - and now for the Mac Observer as well as our UK Associate Editor. She has also written for City A.M. (London’s daily business tabloid,) Computer Business Review, the Independent on Sunday and CapX. Her new book is: Not Buying It. In this special holiday edition of BGM, Charlotte and I chat about our favorite Christmas movies and what makes them so great for us. There are also some honorable mentions. We finish with a diagnosis of Apple TV+ The Morning Show.

  4. Dec. 9th, 2019
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    When Your Mac Sleeps Too Deeply – Mac Geek Gab 792

    Sleeping computers are good, until they don't wake up. Thankfully, John and Dave are here each week to answer your questions, including this one. But that's not all! Listen for answers to questions about Apple Watch hourly chimes, registering Apple devices, and tips on using the camera adapter between two iPhones, opening windows in new tabs, and more. Press play and enjoy learning at least five new things on this week's episode of Mac Geek Gab.

  5. Dec. 9th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Mail.app Alternates, John’s Future Mac – TMO Daily Observations 2019-12-09

    Charlotte Henry and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss alternate email apps on macOS and iOS, and John's Mac Pro successor.

  6. Dec. 6th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Premier League Streaming, TMO Gift Guides – TMO Daily Observations 2019-12-06

    Andrew Orr and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Amazon's foray into streaming sports, and the latest TMO Holiday Gift Guide.

  7. Dec. 5th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple Tech Transitions, Port-Free Prediction – TMO Daily Observations 2019-12-05

    Andrew Orr and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple's technology evolution, and the latest in iPhone speculation.

  8. Dec. 4th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Location Data, Background Mode – TMO Daily Observations 2019-12-04

    Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss sending location data to Apple (or not), and John's new Background Mode.

  9. Dec. 3rd, 2019
    Background Mode Podcast
    Wall Street Journal Special Writer Gregory Zuckerman – TMO Background Mode Interview

    Gregory Zuckerman is a Special Writer at The Wall Street Journal, a 23-year veteran of the paper and a three-time winner of the Gerald Loeb award—the highest honor in business journalism. At the Journal, Greg writes about big financial firms, personalities and trades, as well as hedge funds, the energy revolution and more. Greg is the author of The Man Who Solved the Market: How Jim Simons Launched a Quant Revolution, a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller. Greg told me the surprising tale about how he got started covering business issues and how he finally landed at the WSJ. He told me how he develops his contacts and works with them to develop breaking stories. We talked about his award winning work and what kind of effort that takes. We finished with his latest book describing how Jim Simons and his team of physicist-analysts changed investing forever—and got rich in the process.

  10. Dec. 3rd, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple Awards, Intercontinental Payment Systems – TMO Daily Observations 2019-12-03

    Dave Hamilton and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple's 2019 Best Of Awards, and payment systems in the US and UK.

  11. Dec. 2nd, 2019
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    Mr. MacSpeedy – Mac Geek Gab 791

    Sometimes speed is what it's all about. Many of this week's topics focus around making sure your Mac is running as fast as possible. That's not all, though. Learn how to test your network from your iPhone, manage Mail plugins effectively, and recapture all those songs you added to Apple Music before they were removed. Of course, any tangents are bonus gifts from John and Dave. Press play and enjoy learning five new things!

  12. Dec. 2nd, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    With A Rusty Spork – TMO Daily Observations 2019-12-02

    Andrew Orr and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the latest "predictions" about Apple products, and tracking holiday packages.

  13. Nov. 27th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple’s App Behavior, Black Friday Gift Guide – TMO Daily Observations 2019-11-27

    John Martellaro and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple's apps behavior vs third party apps, and the Black Friday gift guide.

  14. Nov. 26th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple Arcade, New Holiday Ad – TMO Daily Observations 2019-11-26

    Andrew Orr and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss cancelling Apple Arcade subscriptions, and Apple's new holiday ad.

  15. Nov. 25th, 2019
    Background Mode Podcast
    Fermilab Cosmologist Dr. Dan Hooper – TMO Background Mode Interview

    Dr. Dan Hooper is a Senior Scientist and the Head of the Theoretical Astrophysics Group at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Illinois. He is also a Professor in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Chicago. He holds a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Wisconsin. Dan told me about how his early aspirations as a youth were actually in music. It wasn't until he took a class as an undergraduate in Relativity that the astrophysics bug bit him. Hard. Dan explained how he landed a post-doc position at Oxford and how he was later hired at Fermilab. Later, we chatted about his interest in the interface between particle physics and cosmology, Dark Matter and what neutrinos can tell us about the early universe. We finished with an overview of his new astrophysics book that explores the mysteries of the origin of the universe.

  16. Nov. 25th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple’s Latest Service, Black Friday Deals – TMO Daily Observations 2019-11-25

    Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple's new Music For Business service and upcoming Black Friday deals.

  17. Nov. 25th, 2019
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    Desirable, Delightful, De-Lovely, or Delicious? – Mac Geek Gab 790

    Quick Tips include zooming messages in Mail, tweaking Preview Options, more Remote Access, and remapping keyboard shortcuts. But that's not all, listen for Cool Stuff Found, holiday deals and more just by pressing play. John F. Braun and Dave Hamilton are here to make sure you learn your five new things this week!

  18. Nov. 22nd, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple’s OS Release Approach – TMO Daily Observations 2019-11-22

    John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple's recent iOS and macOS releases and improving user experience.

  19. Nov. 21st, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    TV+ Features, Morning Show Reviews – TMO Daily Observations 2019-11-21

    John Martellaro and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss streaming interface options, and The Morning Show's tepid reviews.

  20. Nov. 20th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple’s New Austin Facility, 100cameras and iPhone – TMO Daily Observations 2019-11-20

    Andrew Orr and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple's Austin expansion and 100cameras using iPhones to teach photography.