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iPad at Ten Years On
Apr 3rd, 2020 1:49 PM

John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the iPad on the tenth anniversary of release. Looking back, and forward, at its...

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 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.

Podcast Archives

  1. Apr. 3rd, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    iPad at Ten Years On – TMO Daily Observations 2020-04-03

    John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the iPad on the tenth anniversary of release. Looking back, and forward, at its impact and potential.

  2. Apr. 2nd, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    New Versions of macOS, Stewart Brand – TMO Daily Observations 2020-04-02

    Dave Hamilton and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss what the new version of macOS could look like (and when we'll see it), and an interesting documentary about an interesting guy, Stewart Brand.

  3. Apr. 1st, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    This Year’s iPhone, Dark Sky by Apple – TMO Daily Observations 2020-04-01

    Bryan Chaffin and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple's release of a an iPhone in 2020 (or not), and Apple's acquisition of weather app Dark Sky.

  4. Mar. 31st, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Blocking Texts on macOS, Alternative Private Apps – TMO Daily Observations 2020-03-31

    John Martellaro and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to discuss blocking unwanted messages on your Mac, and some private alternatives to the iOS apps Apple gives you.

  5. Mar. 30th, 2020
    Background Mode Podcast
    TMO UK Associate Editor Charlotte Henry (#5) – TMO BGM 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., Computer Business Review, the Independent on Sunday and CapX. Her new book is: Not Buying It. In this episode, Charlotte and I discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the TV entertainment and streaming industry. We look at the diversion of theatrical releases to streaming, whether indoor theaters will ever return to normal, possible changes to production methods, throttling of streaming speeds, a possible return to more feel-good movies, the impact on binge watching, series vs. movie watching during lock-down, and Charlotte's reaction to Disney+. Plus, John reveals a very personal secret!

  6. Mar. 30th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    New MacBook Air, Face ID on Macs – TMO Daily Observations 2020-03-29

    John Martellaro and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the newly released MacBook Air, and what Face ID on Macs could look like.

  7. Mar. 30th, 2020
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    I Made a Loop – Mac Geek Gab 808

    Are your fans blazing during those Zoom calls? Is your laptop plugged in more frequently now? Have an issue printing? How about choosing between NAS vs. USB-C drives? You're in luck! These are just a sample of the questions your two favorite geeks answer during this week's show. John and Dave then share some Cool Stuff Found, some tips, and more. Press play and enjoy learning at least five new things!

  8. Mar. 27th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Security Friday, Kernel Extensions – TMO Daily Observations 2020-03-27

    Dave Hamilton and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Security Friday news, and the new kernel extension alert popping up in the latest MacOS 10.15 update.

  9. Mar. 26th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    More Online Resources, Privacy PSA – TMO Daily Observations 2020-03-26

    Andrew Orr joins host Kelly Guimont to discuss the latest resources available for online work and fun, and include a PSA about a fitness app.

  10. Mar. 25th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Zoom Video Meeting Tips – TMO Daily Observations 2020-03-25

    Just in time for social distancing, Bryan Chaffin is joined by Charlotte Henry to go over her tips for using Zoom for video meetings.

  11. Mar. 24th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Dr. Mac’s Advice for Better Battery Life – TMO Daily Observations 2020-03-24

    Dr. Mac (aka Bob LeVitus) joins Dave Hamilton for a geeky-yet-understandable tour through some quick things you can do to extend your MacBook's battery life. But it's Bob and Dave, of course, so there's a tangent thrown in, this time about the benefits clipboard history switchers. You'll love it!

  12. Mar. 23rd, 2020
    Background Mode Podcast
    TMO Contributor Kelly Guimont (#10) – TMO 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 10th appearance, Kelly and I chat about our favorite streaming TV shows of late. I open segment #1 with a critique of Amazing Stories: "The Cellar" (Apple TV+), then rave reviews for a shared favorite, Star Trek: Picard and a Kelly favorite: Westworld S3 (HBO). In segment #2: Kelly: The Expanse (Amazon), Wynonna Earp (SyFy). John: Outlander (S3) (Netflix) and Night on Earth (Netflix). Join us as we explore together what's great (and not great) about these shows.

  13. Mar. 23rd, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    China Pulls Apps, Ebook Tips – TMO Daily Observations 2020-03-23

    Andrew Orr and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss China's outsized App Store power, and getting free ebooks from a few sources.

  14. Mar. 23rd, 2020
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    The Great Internet Blocking Conspiracy – Mac Geek Gab 807

    Options for Apple TV Volume, Silencing CarPlay upon connect, LTE internet options, and managing the shared family calendar only scratch the surface of this episode's content: the mailbag overflows with your tips and questions, and John and Dave do their level best to share, answer, entertain and inform! Press play to learn about all this and more; and learn five new things in the process!

  15. Mar. 20th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Sidecar Makes iPad a Mac Display, Customize Control Center – TMO Daily Observations 2020-03-20

    Bryan Chaffin guest-hosts with Charlotte Henry to discuss how to use Sidecar to make your iPad a second display for your Mac. They also dig into all the ways you can customize Control Center on iPad (and iPhone, for that matter).

  16. Mar. 19th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    New MacBook Air, Mac mini Updates – TMO Daily Observations 2020-03-19

    Apple's updates to the processors (and more) in the MacBook Air and pricing and RAM for the Mac mini leave Charlotte Henry and guest host, Dave Hamilton, with a ton to talk through, and a ton for you to hear. Listen and enjoy!

  17. Mar. 18th, 2020
    Apple Context Machine Podcast
    New iPad Pro, Mac mini, and MacBook Air, the Power of ARM, and Oak Island, with John Kheit – ACM 526

    Bryan Chaffin is joined by John Kheit to talk about Apple's new iPad Pros, MacBook Airs, and Mac mini, plus the new Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro. They also discuss the potential for the ARM processor in Macs, and all the cursed goodness of the latest episode of Oak Island.

  18. Mar. 18th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    New iPad Pro Announced – TMO Daily Observations 2020-03-18

    John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the new iPad Pro, announced this morning, and where it fits as a device.

  19. Mar. 17th, 2020
    Background Mode Podcast
    Musician and Programmer John Nastos – TMO BGM Interview

    John Nastos is a multi-instrumentalist, music composer and improvisor, saxophonist, an iOS app developer, book author and is currently on faculty at Portland State University as a Jazz Saxophone Instructor. John is one of those special people who is an accomplished jazz musician, iOS developer and author. He tells a fascinating stoy about how he got started as a jazz musician and the people who mentored him. Along the way, he also fondly adopted the Mac, and that stood him well when it came time to develop some very popular, technical music apps that had never existed before. As an instructor, John teaches his students the principles behind music improvisation. His first book, The Mechanism lays out those core concepts. John is a gifted speaker and educator, so don't miss this show.

  20. Mar. 17th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple TV+, Content Craters – TMO Daily Observations 2020-03-17

    John Martellaro and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple TV+ as a service, and what it looks like in the future.