Mac Observer Podcasts

Latest Episode

Security Friday, Keychain Tips, Settings Shortcuts
Sep 25th, 2020 2:53 PM

Andrew Orr joins host Kelly Guimont to discuss Security Friday news, tips for secure payment options, and some new shortcuts.

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 questions 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.

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.

Podcast Archives

  1. Sep. 25th, 2020
    Security Friday, Keychain Tips, Settings Shortcuts – TMO Daily Observations 2020-09-25

    Andrew Orr joins host Kelly Guimont to discuss Security Friday news, tips for secure payment options, and some new shortcuts.

  2. Sep. 24th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    App Store Objections and Coalitions – TMO Daily Observations 2020-09-24

    Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the Coalition for App Store Fairness and new avenues for App Store disputes.

  3. Sep. 23rd, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple TV+ and Smart TVs – TMO Daily Observations 2020-09-23

    Dave Hamilton and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Smart TVs and Apple TV+ and if you really need an Apple TV box anymore.

  4. Sep. 22nd, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Series 6 Watch Teardown, Love for Ted Lasso – TMO Daily Observations 2020-09-22

    John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss a Series 6 Watch teardown, plus Bryan and Kelly's love of Ted Lasso.

  5. Sep. 21st, 2020
    Background Mode Podcast
    The Mac Observer Co-founder Dave Hamilton – BGM Interview

    Dave Hamilton is the co-founder of The Mac Observer, publisher, and co-host of the legendary Mac Geek Gab (MGG) podcast, having done over 800 shows with our John Braun. He's an Apple—and router—guru.Dave and I opened the show with an extensive discussion of Apple succession planning. Who would replace CEO Tim Cook on an emergency basis? Who might succeed him when he retires? Who on the executive team is qualified? In segment II, Dave explained Wi-Fi 6 and its presence (and lack thereof) on various Apple products. That got us into new routers that support Wi-Fi 6. Finally, we looked at the ever-changing UI of Apple OSes, discoverability of features and the continuing need to remain practiced with each OS. As with his MGG, Dave is both informative and entertaining.

  6. Sep. 21st, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Complicated iPad Purchasing, Bryan’s New Watch – TMO Daily Observations 2020-09-21

    Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss how Apple made choosing an iPad more difficult, and Bryan's new Watch!

  7. Sep. 21st, 2020
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    iOS 14 Quick Tips and More — Mac Geek Gab 834

    We've got first-run Quick Tips for iOS 14, iPadOS 14, watchOS 7, and tvOS 14 for you right here. You know those things that surprise and delight your friends when they see you do them? That's what Quick Tips are! Come and learn at least five new things as John and Dave talk through Quick Tips plus answer your questions about everything Mac, Apple, iPhone, and more. Press play and enjoy hanging out with your two favorite geeks!

  8. Sep. 18th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Security Friday, Safari, Watch Pulse Oximeter – TMO Daily Observations 2020-09-18

    Andrew Orr and Jeff Butts join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Security Friday news, Safari updates, and the latest feature of Apple Watch.

  9. Sep. 17th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    iOS 14 Features, Updates – TMO Daily Observations 2020-09-17

    Andrew Orr and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the iPad/iOS 14 release, and the biggest updates and changes to your devices.

  10. Sep. 16th, 2020
    Apple Context Machine Podcast
    Apple One and Fitness+, Apple Watch vs. Apple Watch, with Charlotte Henry – ACM 535

    Bryan Chaffin and Charlotte Henry dig into everything they love about Apple One, Apple's new bundled services plan. They also have Apple Watch fighting Apple Watch for Charlotte's affections, and they even have a winner!

  11. Sep. 16th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    John’s Robotic Look at Life, Bryan’s Fitness Routine – TMO Daily Observations 2020-09-16

    John Martellaro & Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to chat iPads, Fitness+, and Family Setup. John also has a bone to pick with Spotify.

  12. Sep. 15th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Time Flies Event Aftermath – TMO Daily Observations 2020-09-15

    Andrew Orr and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the Time Flies event announcements of new hardware and services.

  13. Sep. 14th, 2020
    Background Mode Podcast
    Ice Age Ecologist Dr. Jacquelyn Gill – BGM Interview

    Dr. Jacquelyn Gill is an Associate Professor of Paleoecology and Plant Ecology, School of Biology, Ecology and Climate Change Institute, the University of Maine. Her research interests include: Paleoecology, community ecology, vegetation dynamics, extinction, climate change and biotic interactions. She received her Ph.D. in Paleoecology from the Univ. of Wisconsin.An outdoor life, science fiction, cave exploration and a professor who taught her how to ask questions about what she saw in the natural environment laid the foundation for Jacquelyn's interest in Nature and Ecology. She tells a remarkable, instructive story about how she got admitted to her Ph.D. program. Then we chatted about just what Paleoecology and Biogeography are as well as the effects of animal extinction, recovering extinct animals from DNA, ecological models, and recovery from bad ecological trends. Jacquelyn is spellbinding in her description of her work.

  14. Sep. 14th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Nvidia Shopping Spree, Apple’s Succession Plan – TMO Daily Observations 2020-09-14

    Bryan Chaffin and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple's succession plan, and Nvidia purchasing ARM.

  15. Sep. 14th, 2020
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    Network Speed Dissection, Cool Stuff Found, and More — Mac Geek Gab 833

    Having a solid connection to your network is only part of it. The other part? Speed! Dissecting the differences between these two — and teaching you how to do the same — are your two favorite geeks: John F. Braun and Dave Hamilton. Of course, that's just one of the many things covered in this week's episode. Lots more tips, questions answered, and Cool Stuff Found shared. Press play and learn those five new things, alright?

  16. Sep. 13th, 2020
    Apple Context Machine Podcast
    The Mac Web Today, Apple Event Speculation, with John Kheit – ACM 534

    Bryan Chaffin and John Kheit take a look back at the Mac Web 20 years ago and discuss what's different about today, including how coverage of Apple is different today. They also chew over expectations for Apple's media event on September 15th.

  17. Sep. 11th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Security Friday, State of the Beta – TMO Daily Observations 2020-09-11

    Andrew Orr and Dave Hamilton join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Security Friday news and Andrew has an update on the State of the (iOS) Beta.

  18. Sep. 10th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Subscription Offer Codes, New Privacy Ad Review – TMO Daily Observations 2020-09-10

    John Martellaro and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple's new offer codes for subscriptions, and the new privacy ad.

  19. Sep. 9th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Maxed out Macs, Apple v Epic Updates – TMO Daily Observations 2020-09-09

    John Martellaro and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to discuss a maxed out Mac mini, and the latest in Apple v Epic Games.

  20. Sep. 8th, 2020
    Background Mode Podcast
    TMO Contributor Kelly Guimont (#13) – BGM Interview

    Kelly Guimont is a long-time podcaster, Contributing Editor for The Mac Observer, the host of the Mac Observer's Daily Observations podcast, and a tech support guru.In her 13th appearance, Kelly and I chat about our favorite movies and TV shows of late. I open segment #1 with a rave review of the series Warrior Nun (Netflix). Kelly has seen all 10 episodes too, and also gives it a thumbs up. John then reviews the documentary series Still Standing. (Amazon). Kelly tells us, with enthusiasm, about Bill and Ted Face the Music (iTunes) and Lovecraft Country (HBO). In turn, John delves into a critical review of Upload (Netflix). And there's bonus material. Join us as we explore together what's great (and not so great) about these shows.