Mac Observer Podcasts

Apple Context Machine Podcast

Hosted by Jeff Gamet & Bryan Chaffin.

The Mac Observer's Apple Context Machine

The Apple Context Machine is Mac, iPhone, and iPod news and analysis that puts the facts in perspective, brought to you with a sense of humor. Hosts Jeff Gamet and Bryan Chaffin put the Apple world into context.

Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Hosted by Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun.

The Mac Observer's Mac Geek Gab

Dave Hamilton and John F. Braun come together weekly to discuss things of interest to Mac geeks, yet present them in a way that's both entertaining and informative for the average listener.

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The Apple of Tomorrow, and the Wild West of Home Automation - ACM 419 6:28 PM Jul. 12th, 2017

Bryan and Jeff don their futurist hats and explore what they think is the real future of augmented reality, virtual reality, AI, smarthomes, and self-driving...

Podcast Archives

  1. Jul. 12th, 2017
    Apple Context Machine Podcast
    The Apple of Tomorrow, and the Wild West of Home Automation – ACM 419

    What exactly is "Apple?" The company is changing dramatically, and Bryan and Jeff explore where Apple might be going. They also talk about home automation, and how we are in the Wild West days of this future technology.

  2. Jul. 12th, 2017
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Tech Simulating Real People, Bringing C++ Back to the Mac – TMO Daily Observations 2017-07-12

    Jeff Butts and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about the implications of technology that can realistically simulate actual people speaking, plus John explains why you might want to code in C++ on your Mac.

  3. Jul. 11th, 2017
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    EFF Tech Company Score Card, Smart Home Appliance Surveillance – TMO Daily Observations 2017-07-11

    Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Butts join Jeff Gamet to sort out the EFF's tech company score card, plus they have some thoughts on home voice appliances calling the police for us.

  4. Jul. 10th, 2017
    The Mac Observer's Background Mode Podcast
    TMO Background Mode Interview with Professor of Computer Science Dr. John Gustafson

    Dr. John Gustafson is a professor of computer science, now at The National University of Singapore. He holds a Ph.D. in Applied mathematics from Iowa State University and also specializes in high performance (supercomputer) computing. (HPC). He's worked at Sun Labs, Clearspeed Technology, Massively Parallel Technology, Intel, and AMD. At an early age, he was fascinated by chemistry and also had a good sized electronics lab in his basement (thanks to indulgent parents). But by the time he started his undergraduate degree at Cal Tech, he'd settled on applied mathematics with physics as a second major. It was at Cal Tech where he met and was influenced by the Nobel Prize winning physicist, Dr. Richard Feynman. John, describes his career arc, and at the end has some great advice for young scientists just getting started.

  5. Jul. 10th, 2017
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple’s Controlled Information Flow, Woz Haters – TMO Daily Observations 2017-07-10

    Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to to talk about the controlled flow of information out of Apple, plus they try to sort out why Apple fans bag on Steve Wozniak.

  6. Jul. 9th, 2017
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    Migrating Mail, Managing your Monitor, and More! – Mac Geek Gab 665

    Lots of summer-related Cool Stuff Found here, including stuff for hearing your music while you're out enjoying the outdoors. Don't worry, southern-hemisphere friends, we've got plenty of stuff for you, too, including a new mesh wireless system to discuss. The Q&A portion of the show covers migrating mail, operating with the monitor off (desirably and not-so-much). All this and more. Press play and enjoy!

  7. Jul. 7th, 2017
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Tidal’s Dwindling Exclusive Deals, Touch ID Isn’t Dead Yet – TMO Daily Observations 2017-07-07

    Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to share their perspective on Tidal's dwindling exclusive artist deals, plus John shares his insight on Apple and Touch ID.

  8. Jul. 6th, 2017
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    iPhone 8 Sans Touch ID, WebVR Community Group – TMO Daily Observations 2017-07-06

    Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to look at a report claiming Touch ID won't be an iPhone 8 feature, plus they offer up their thoughts on Apple engineers joining the WebVR Community Group.

  9. Jul. 5th, 2017
    Apple Context Machine Podcast
    iPhone 8 Face Scanning, Building a Hackintosh, High Sierra Beta – ACM 418

    Bryan is out on vacation so Jeff Butts joins Jeff Gamet to talk about reports saying the iPhone 8 will ditch Touch ID for facial recognition, building a hackintosh, and macOS High Sierra beta experiences.

  10. Jul. 5th, 2017
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Mac, iPhone, and Apple Watch Tips – TMO Daily Observations 2017-07-05

    Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to share some tips that make using their iPhones, iPads, Macs, and Apple Watches easier.

  11. Jul. 2nd, 2017
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    Puck Killed the Wi-Fi – Mac Geek Gab 664

    Keyboard shortcuts, system-wide tools, reversing panorama mode, and putting the finishing touches on your system updates are the things you’ll learn about in just the first few minutes of this episode. From there it goes even deeper, including a great segment about managing your email on macOS and iOS. You won’t want to miss this one. Press play… and enjoy!

  12. Jun. 30th, 2017
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Get Ready for macOS High Sierra Public Beta – TMO Daily Observations 2017-06-30

    John Martellaro and Jeff Butts team up with Jeff Gamet to share their macOS High Sierra beta experiences and offer some tips on preparing to make the upgrade, plus they discuss the slow death of software manuals and documentation.

  13. Jun. 29th, 2017
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    The iPhone’s 10 Year Anniversary – TMO Daily Observations 2017-06-29

    Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look back on the launch of the original iPhone 10 years ago and talk about the impact it had on their lives.

  14. Jun. 28th, 2017
    Apple Context Machine Podcast
    Mac Malware, Cell Service Providers, Upgrading to macOS High Sierra – ACM 417

    With Bryan out on vacation Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus joins Jeff Gamet to talk about why Bob doesn't routinely run a malware checker on his Mac, plus the rant a little about cell service providers, and talk about their macOS High Sierra upgrade experiences.

  15. Jun. 28th, 2017
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple’s Czar of Cool, Hidden Mac Features – TMO Daily Observations 2017-06-28

    Jeff Butts and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on Apple's new Czar of Cool job to help Siri learn about interesting events, plus Mr. B has some cool hidden Mac features to share.

  16. Jun. 27th, 2017
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple’s Augmented Reality Glasses – TMO Daily Observations 2017-06-27

    John Martellaro and Jeff Butts join Jeff Gamet take a look at Apple's SensoMotoric purchase, augmented reality, wearable tech, and AR glasses.