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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TDO 2019-03-22: NYT vs Apple News 1:38 PM Mar. 22nd, 2019

Bryan Chaffin and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to chat about the lack of NYT in Apple News and Apple’s share of app transactions.

Podcast Archives

  1. Mar. 22nd, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    NYT vs Apple News, Apple’s 30 Percent – TMO Daily Observations 2019-03-22

    Bryan Chaffin and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to chat about the lack of NYT in Apple News and Apple's share of app transactions.

  2. Mar. 21st, 2019
    Apple Context Machine Podcast
    Google Stadia and Apple AR Gaming, Good Data Collection, with Andrew Orr – ACM 506

    Google Stadia looks likely to shake up the gaming world, but there's more than one way to skin a gaming cat, and Apple is focused on AR. Bryan Chaffin is joined by guest cohost Andrew Orr to discuss how those different tracts might fare. They also talk about the good sides of corporate data surveillance, and yes, they will both forgive you if you are surprised either would entertain such a notion.

  3. Mar. 21st, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Headphones (including AirPods), Apple’s Premium News Service – TMO Daily Observations 2019-03-21

    Dave Hamilton and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss AirPods and alternatives, and chat about Apple's premium news serivce.

  4. Mar. 20th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    New AirPods, iMac Processor Update – TMO Daily Observations 2019-03-20

    Andrew Orr and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the latest iteration of AirPods and an update on the new iMac processor.

  5. Mar. 19th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    iMac Refresh, Apple’s Next Updates – TMO Daily Observations 2019-03-19

    Bryan Chaffin and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont for a chat about updated iMacs and speculate on the next Apple product to be updated via press release.

  6. Mar. 18th, 2019
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    Beware the Magnets – Mac Geek Gab 753

    You want Cool Stuff Found? You want to know how to uninstall apps properly? What about the dangers of disabling SIP? John F. Braun and Dave Hamilton, your two favorite geeks, come together to answer all of these and more. Have a question? Send it in to feedback@macgeekgab.com or post in the MGG forums.

  7. Mar. 18th, 2019
    Background Mode Podcast
    TMO Background Mode Interview #4 with Tidbits Managing Editor Josh Centers

    Josh Centers is the Managing Editor of Tidbits.com and has published several Take Control (TC) books. He's the author of Take Control of Apple TV and Take Control of Home Automation. He's been writing the Take Control books for iOS since version 8, and his latest book is Take Control of iOS 12.Josh is a great guest and very knowledgeable about Apple, so I invited him to return to Background Mode for the fourth time. In this show, we first discussed the technology and viability of foldable smartphones. Will Apple develop a foldable iPhone or iPad? Or not at all? In the second segment we took a close look at Apple's new original TV content and service. We pondered pricing, if not free, and how the March 25 "It's show time" event might play out.

  8. Mar. 18th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    New iPad, iPad mini, Current Apple Lineup – TMO Daily Observations 2019-03-18

    Andrew Orr and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to talk about Apple's new iPad Air/iPad mini announcements, and how they fit in.

  9. Mar. 15th, 2019
    Apple Context Machine Podcast
    Augmented Reality, Practical Robots, and Modern Cabling, with John Kheit – ACM 505

    Bryan Chaffin and John Kheit don their futurist caps and look for the killer app in Augmented Reality. Spoiler: they have different ideas on what form it might take. They also explore the near-term future of practical robots, starting with today's vacuumbots. They cap the show looking at the slow pace of progress when it comes to modern cabling. Let's get that Cat 8 and 40 GB/s throughput!

  10. Mar. 15th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Charlotte’s New Mac, Apple Strikes Back at Spotify – TMO Daily Observations 2019-03-15

    Host Kelly Guimont chats with Charlotte Henry and Bryan Chaffin about Charlotte's new Mac, and Apple's statement regarding Spotify's claims.

  11. Mar. 14th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Streaming vs Blu-ray, WWDC Announced – TMO Daily Observations 2019-03-14

    John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the current state of Blu-ray and streaming, and look ahead to WWDC.

  12. Mar. 13th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple’s New Concerns, Ending Web Dysfunction – TMO Daily Observations 2019-03-13

    John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple's new streaming concerns, and the state of the web 30 years on.

  13. Mar. 12th, 2019
    Apple Context Machine Podcast
    Mac Pricing and Cord Cutting, with Bob LeVitus – ACM 504

    In this episode, Bryan Chaffin is joined by guest-cohost Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus to examine the ins and outs of Apple's Mac pricing. It's no simple issue, and they dig deep into what appears to be Apple's strategy. They also talk about the realities of cord cutting today, with Bob's own situation serving as the example scenario.

  14. Mar. 12th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple Event Confirmation, Robocall Aggravation – TMO Daily Observations 2019-03-12

    John Martellaro and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the finally confirmed Apple Event, and the scourge that is robocalls.

  15. Mar. 11th, 2019
    Background Mode Podcast
    TMO Background Mode Special Edition Chat #5 with Kelly Guimont

    Kelly Guimont is a long-time pro podcaster, Contributing Editor for The Mac Observer, 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 several times for interesting technical discussions. In this encore special edition, we chat about our favorite TV shows of late. John: Star Trek: Discovery, Saving Hope, and Being Erica. Kelly: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Doc Martin, and Wynonna Earp. Join us as we explore together what makes these shows so cool.

  16. Mar. 11th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Mac Upgrades; Elizabeth Warren Talks Apple – TMO Daily Observations 2019-03-11

    Bryan Chaffin and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss upgrading Charlotte's aging Mac and Elizabeth Warren's latest comments about Apple.

  17. Mar. 11th, 2019
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    Finder, Friend or Foe? – Mac Geek Gab 752

    The Finder can be your friend or foe, depends upon how well you tame and tweak it. These are the kinds of things John and Dave help you do each week on Mac Geek Gab. In addition to that, we've got segments on taming iCloud's two-factor authentication, suggestions for improving on the Stickies model, and ways of recovering disk space. All this and more! Just press play and learn at least five new things!

  18. Mar. 8th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    International Women’s Day, Apple Style – TMO Daily Observations 2019-03-08

    Charlotte Henry joins host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple's International Women's Day events as well as macOS and iOS tools for creation.

  19. Mar. 7th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Facebook and Privacy, Guy Kawasaki – TMO Daily Observations 2019-03-07

    Andrew Orr and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Facebook's latest "privacy" stance and a new interview with Guy Kawasaki. Plus Kelly completely forgets about PayPal.

  20. Mar. 6th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple’s Environmental Impact – TMO Daily Observations 2019-03-05

    Andrew Orr and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple's plan to minimize environmental impact, and the new supplier responsibility progress report.