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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Apple Content, Marzipan, Exec Shuffle, w/Charlotte Henry - ACM 502 7:06 PM Feb. 22nd, 2019

Where is Apple going with its content drive? Bryan Chaffin is joined by guest-host Charlotte Henry to dive deep into original shows, services, publishing, news,...

Podcast Archives

  1. Feb. 22nd, 2019
    Apple Context Machine Podcast
    Apple and Content, Marzipan, and the Executive Shuffle, with Charlotte Henry – ACM 502

    Where is Apple going with its content drive? Bryan Chaffin is joined by guest-host Charlotte Henry to dive deep into original shows, services, publishing, news, and Apple's other content ambitions. They also talk about the promise (and potential drawbacks) of Marzipan, and what Apple's recent executive shuffling might portend.

  2. Feb. 22nd, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Barry Diller on Netflix, Facebook’s Latest Data Kerfuffle – TMO Daily Observations 2019-02-22

    Andrew Orr and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to talk about Barry Diller's backward stance on Netflix, and (say it with me) Facebook's latest user data kerfuffle.

  3. Feb. 21st, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    When Algorithms Fail, Apple’s Credit Card – TMO Daily Observations 2019-02-21

    Bryan Chaffin and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss when algorithms fail, as well as the Apple/Goldman Sachs credit card.

  4. Feb. 20th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Advice to 1999 Apple Customers, Facebook Tomfoolery – TMO Daily Observations 2019-02-20

    Host Kelly Guimont chats with John Martellaro and Andrew Orr about advice to Mac users 20 years ago, and the latest in Facebook tomfoolery.

  5. Feb. 19th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Spielberg’s Streaming Fears, Apple’s Services Future – TMO Daily Observations 2019-02-19

    Host Kelly Guimont talks to Charlotte Henry and John Martellaro about the moviegoing experience and what Apple's executive shuffle tells us.

  6. Feb. 18th, 2019
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    The Mesh Wi-Fi Industrial Complex – Mac Geek Gab 749

    Wanna know how to force Safari to download a media file instead of playing it? Want to know how to use the same drive on USB-C and USB-A Macs? Want to know how to secure erase your NAS drive? John and Dave have your answers! There is also a lot of concern about the future of eero, so your two geeks discuss that, too. All this and more, just press play and enjoy learning at least five new things!

  7. Feb. 18th, 2019
    Background Mode Podcast
    TMO Background Mode Encore #6 Interview with Science Communicator Dr. Kiki Sanford

    Dr. Kiki Sanford makes her sixth appearance on Background Mode. Kiki is a neurophysiologist with a B.S. in conservation biology and a Ph.D. avian neurophysiology from the University of California. She's a popular science communicator and creator of This Week in Science (TWIS) podcast and radio show.In this episode, we chat about the science of rising sea levels, neural networks and vocoder technology trained to recognize brain patterns related to listening to human speech, how learning two human languages in childhood positively affects the brain, rebooting the human immune system, whether intelligence is sexy, and the colonization of Mars and whether it will be commercially exploited or preserved by all nations like the Earth's Antarctic. Dr. Kiki is always a delight to listen to and learn from.

  8. Feb. 18th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple’s Post-iPhone Era, Facebook vs UK Lawmakers – TMO Daily Observations 2019-02-18

    Kelly Guimont chats with Andrew Orr and Charlotte Henry about Augmented Reality as Apple's future, and the UK putting Facebook on blast.

  9. Feb. 15th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Webcams and Post-Its, Scary AI – TMO Daily Observations 2019-02-14

    John Martellaro and Andrew Orr join Kelly Guimont to discuss webcams and security measures, as well as AI that freaks out even Elon Musk.

  10. Feb. 14th, 2019
    Apple Context Machine Podcast
    Apple Infrastructure, Attention to Details, Apple Car/AR/Glasses, with John Martellaro – ACM 501

    Does Apple have the infrastructure it needs for a cohesive future? Once that seemed clear, but Bryan Chaffin and guest-host John Martellaro say it's become harder to see, if so. They then pivot to how augmented reality will figure into Apple's future plans and products. They cap the show by weighing Apple's ability to pay attention to details as the company grows.

  11. Feb. 14th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    DuckDuckGo Improvements, Payment System Updates – TMO Daily Observations 2019-02-14

    Kelly Guimont has Andrew Orr and John Martellaro on to discuss updates to the DuckDuckGo iOS app, and the current(c) state of NFC payments.

  12. Feb. 13th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple as a Publisher, Sony’s New Watch Strap – TMO Daily Observations 2019-02-13

    Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to talk about Apple possibly becoming "Netflix for news" and Sony's new watch strap.

  13. Feb. 12th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Next to a Crate Full of Chickens – TMO Daily Observations 2019-02-12

    Today Dave Hamilton and John Martellaro join Kelly Guimont to discuss Angela Ahrendts' departure and the implications of Amazon buying Eero.

  14. Feb. 11th, 2019
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    Touch Bar & The Terminal – Mac Geek Gab Podcast 748

    Do you need an elbow connector? You might after listening to this episode! That, after all, is what Cool Stuff Found segments are all about: discovering stuff you didn't know existed, and now you need! In addition to that, of course, your tips are shared and questions are answered, including some about iCloud Archives, CarPlay, and Watch Notifications. Hosts Dave Hamilton and John F. Braun guide you through all of this and more, just press play and enjoy learning at least five new things!

  15. Feb. 11th, 2019
    Background Mode Podcast
    TMO Background Mode Interview with Princeton Theoretical Physicist Dr. Paul Steinhardt

    Paul Steinhardt is the Albert Einstein Professor in Science at Princeton University, where he is on the faculty of both the departments of Physics and of Astrophysical Sciences. He co-founded the Princeton Center for Theoretical Science and is currently the Director of that prestigious research institution.He has a Ph.D. in Physics from Harvard, and his research interests include cosmology, inflation theory, dark matter and specialized solids, including QuasiCrystals.We chatted about the early influences of his father and, later, Dr. Richard Feynman when he was an undergraduate at Caltech. Then we chatted about cosmic inflation, the Multiverse, Dark Matter, and finally QuasiCrystals, the subject of his latest book. Dr. Steinhardt is a preeminent physicist working at the limits of human knowledge. Come listen and enjoy.

  16. Feb. 11th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Veterans Health Records; Podcast Picks – TMO Daily Observations 2019-02-11

    John Martellaro and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont for a discussion of Apple rolling out health records to the VA, and podcast picks.

  17. Feb. 8th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Still More Data Breach Updates, iPad Picks – TMO Daily Observations 2019-02-08

    Bryan Chaffin and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the newest collection of breached data and some picks for great iPad apps.

  18. Feb. 7th, 2019
    Apple Context Machine Podcast
    Apple Yesterday vs. Apple Today vs. Apple Tomorrow, with Dave Hamilton – ACM 500

    Bryan Chaffin is joined by Dave Hamilton to take a very high-level look at Apple, comparing the company from its early days to the company of today, and looking ahead to what kind of company Apple might be tomorrow.

  19. Feb. 7th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Screen Recording Your Activity, RIP Do Not Track – TMO Daily Observations 2019-02-07

    Dave Hamilton and Andrew Orr discuss iOS apps recording your screen and bid farewell to Safari's Do Not Track option, with host Kelly Guimont.

  20. Feb. 6th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple Retail Changes, Spotify Acquisitions – TMO Daily Observations 2019-02-06

    Charlotte Henry and Dave Hamilton join host Kelly Guimont for a discussion of Angela Ahrendts leaving Apple and Spotify's latest purchases.