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iPhone Cracking Lab, Two Quick Tips
Jan 22nd, 2020 2:01 PM

Andrew Orr and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the tech lab built by SDNY, and Andrew’s Apple Card and AirPods tips.

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. Jan. 22nd, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    iPhone Cracking Lab, Two Quick Tips – TMO Daily Observations 2020-01-22

    Andrew Orr and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the tech lab built by SDNY, and Andrew's Apple Card and AirPods tips.

  2. Jan. 21st, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple and the FBI – TMO Daily Observations 2020-01-21

    Bryan Chaffin and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple's decision not to encrypt backups, and what data Apple can share.

  3. Jan. 20th, 2020
    Background Mode Podcast
    TMO Contributor Kelly Guimont (#9) – 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, and a tech support guru. In her 9th appearance, Kelly and I chat about our favorite TV shows and movies of late. We open in segment #1 with a shared favorite: The Mandalorian (Disney+). In segment #2: Kelly: Dr. Who (BBC), The World According to Jeff Goldblum (Disney+). John: Star Trek: Discovery (S2) (CBS), Virgin River (Netflix) and Downton Abbey - the movie (iTunes). Also: some honorable mentions. Join us as we explore together what's great about these shows.

  4. Jan. 20th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Game Picks, News Roundup – TMO Daily Observations 2020-01-20

    Andrew Orr and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss their new favorite games, listener mail, and some recent news stories.

  5. Jan. 20th, 2020
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    Cool Stuff Found and Your Questions Answered – Mac Geek Gab 798

    You like Cool Stuff Found? Good! So do your two favorite geeks. Listen as John and Dave begin this episode sharing you – and their – new finds over the past couple of weeks. Apps, utilities, gizmos, and gadgets to help you truly increase your enjoyment and productivity with your technology. Then, of course, questions! Listen to answers to your (and other listeners') questions about migrating drives, software subscriptions, Catalina Mail, Photos, APFS, and more. It's all about having fun and learning five new things in the process, folks!

  6. Jan. 17th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Forsaking Safari, Security Friday Debut – TMO Daily Observations 2020-01-17

    Charlotte Henry and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Charlotte's move (back) to Google Chrome, and the first Security Friday!

  7. Jan. 16th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Hidden Long-Press Actions, USB-C Travel – TMO Daily Observations 2020-01-16

    Andrew Orr and Dave Hamilton join host Kelly Guimont to discuss (hidden) long-press options in Safari, and travel with a USB-C machine.

  8. Jan. 15th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    5G Infrastructure, 5G in iPhones – TMO Daily Observations 2020-01-15

    Charlotte Henry and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss 5G network rollouts, and when iPhones might take advantage of it.

  9. Jan. 14th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Reality Converter App, Online Scam Avoidance – TMO Daily Observations 2020-01-14

    Bryan Chaffin and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Battery Case Replacements, the AR Converter app, and avoiding online scams.

  10. Jan. 13th, 2020
    Background Mode Podcast
    Tidbits Managing Editor Josh Centers (#6) – TMO Background Mode Interview

    Josh Centers is the Managing Editor of Tidbits.com and has published many 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 iOS 13 and iPadOS 13. In his sixth appearance on the show, Josh and I explored what's in store for Apple in 2020. We started by looking at the iMac Pro and its possible fate. Then we turned to the mythical xMac, and continued with the MacBook Pro line. In part II of the show, we took a look at the HomePod. Is it a dead product? Then we looked at iPhone (2020) 5G wrinkles. We finished by wondering what new thing Apple might do in 2020.

  11. Jan. 13th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Cable Haunt, iPod Timeline – TMO Daily Observations 2020-01-13

    Charlotte Henry and Dave Hamilton join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the Cable Haunt malware, and the (rapid) iPod development timeline.

  12. Jan. 13th, 2020
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    CES Wrap-up, Quick Tips, Cool Stuff Found – Mac Geek Gab 797

    John and Dave are back from CES with new stuff they've learned, Cool Stuff Found, Quick Tips, and more. Of course, your questions are featured, as well, including analyzing USB power draw, fast external drives, folder permissions, and more. Press play to learn five new things with your two favorite geeks!

  13. Jan. 10th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Trade In Values, Cryptocurrency Attacks – TMO Daily Observations 2020-01-10

    Charlotte Henry and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss trade-in values dropping in Apple Stores, and a new malware attack.

  14. Jan. 9th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple At CES, New TV+ Shows – TMO Daily Observations 2020-01-09

    John Martellaro and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple's (lack of) presence at CES, and the new wave of TV+ content.

  15. Jan. 8th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    CES Picks, Happy Birthday Aqua – TMO Daily Observations 2020-01-08

    Andrew Orr and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss their CES picks, and Bryan and Kelly reminisce about Aqua's lickable design.

  16. Jan. 7th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    JBL, SanDisk, Legrand, LE Audio, and More from CES 2020 – TMO Daily Observations 2020-01-07

    LAS VEGAS – Live from CES 2020, Dave Hamilton and John F. Braun share their thoughts on the new stuff they've found. Cool Stuff Found includes JBL's new Quantum gaming headsets, Legrand's smart electrical panel, ChronoLife's smart Nexkin shirt, SanDisk's latest (r)evolution of the thumb drive (it's got a lot of storage and it's fast!), Bluetooth's first audio evolution in decades, and even more. Listen, enjoy, and let us know what you think at [email protected]

  17. Jan. 6th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Cool Stuff Found from CES Unveiled – TMO Daily Observations 2020-01-06

    LAS VEGAS – John F. Braun and Dave Hamilton attended CES Unveiled 2020 on Sunday night, sifting through hundreds of products and companies to bring you this gadget-focused collection of Cool Stuff Found. Listen and enjoy!

  18. Jan. 6th, 2020
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    Dissecting APFS and macOS Catalina with Mike Bombich – Mac Geek Gab 796

    Carbon Copy Cloner developer – and APFS guru! – Mike Bombich joins John and Dave this week to talk APFS, backups, upgrades, and more. Listen as your two favorite geeks become your three favorite geeks, sharing everything they know plus some cool stuff found to kick it up a notch into the new year.

  19. Jan. 3rd, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    CES 2020 Preview – TMO Daily Observations 2020-01-03

    Dave Hamilton and John F. Braun join host Kelly Guimont to discuss CES 2020 and what TDO will look like next week as part of that coverage.

  20. Jan. 2nd, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Purchasing iPad Accessories, Original Streaming Shows – TMO Daily Observations 2020-01-02

    Charlotte Henry and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss purchasing iPad accessories, and how streaming original shows stack up.