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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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TDO 2017-09-13: Apple TV 4K, iTunes 12.7 2:02 PM Sep. 13th, 2017

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Podcast Archives

  1. Sep. 13th, 2017
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple TV 4K, iTunes 12.7 – TMO Daily Observations 2017-09-13

    John Martellaro and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to talk about Apple TV 4K plus changes in iTunes 12.7.

  2. Sep. 12th, 2017
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    iPhone X Launch Event Wrap Up – TMO Daily Observations 2017-09-12

    Dave Hamilton, Bryan Chaffin, and Jeff Butts join Jeff Gamet to share their reactions to today's "Let's meet at our place" media event at Apple's new headquarters where we saw the iPhone X, Apple Watch Series 3, and Apple TV 4K.

  3. Sep. 12th, 2017
    The Mac Observer's Background Mode Podcast
    TMO Background Mode – Special Apple Event Coverage with Michael Gartenberg

    Former Apple Senior Director Michael Gartenberg and I got together to discuss Apple's September 12 event, "Let's Meet at Our Place." We traded thoughts on the new Apple Watch Series 3, the Apple TV 4K, the iPhone 8 series and the iPhone X. Michael's insights are, as always, amazing. Don't miss this special edition coverage.

  4. Sep. 11th, 2017
    The Mac Observer's Background Mode Podcast
    TMO Background Mode Interview with Planetary Scientist Dr. Alan Stern

    Dr. Alan Stern is a planetary scientist with the Southwest Research Institute. He's also the co-founder and chief scientist of World View, working with high altitude balloon research. He is perhaps most famous as the principle investigator for NASA's New Horizons mission to Pluto. Way back in grade school, Alan was interested in space exploration and wanted to be a part of the Star Trek future. He received his Ph.D. in planetary science from the University of Colorado, and that launched his life-long interest in Kuiper Belt Objects and the Oort Cloud. He's a licensed pilot, was selected by NASA as a Payload Specialist, and has flown research missions in high performance jet aircraft. We talked about his career, the New Horizons mission design, Pluto discoveries (and planetary classification) and his latest research.

  5. Sep. 11th, 2017
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    iOS 11 GM Leaked, Apple Media Event Expectations – TMO Daily Observations 2017-09-11

    Jeff Butts, Dave Hamilton, and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on someone in Apple leaking iOS 11 gold master, plus they talk about what they expect to see at tomorrow's "Let's meet at our place" media event.

  6. Sep. 10th, 2017
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    Cool Stuff Found, DOCSIS 3.1, and The Backup Tango – Mac Geek Gab 674

    Your questions answered, as always, including several unresponsive Macs and how to fix them, Life after CrashPlan, Problematic iCloud syncing, and moving your media libraries. Cool Stuff Found kicks things off, though, with lots of great stuff that you'll love. Plus, a healthy competition about internet speeds between your two favorite geeks is in there, too! Press play and enjoy!

  7. Sep. 8th, 2017
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Siri’s Real Job, Understanding DolphinAttack – TMO Daily Observations 2017-09-08

    Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to talk about Apple's vision for Siri and user's perception of the voice command platform, plus they shed some light on DolphinAttack.

  8. Sep. 7th, 2017
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple’s New Entertainment Industry Hires, Dealing with Spam Callers – TMO Daily Observations 2017-09-07

    Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look at Apple's latest entertainment industry hires, plus they talk about dealing with spam callers.

  9. Sep. 7th, 2017
    Terminal Tinkering Podcast
    UNIX on Older Macs, the TMO Hackintosh, and Recording Your iOS Screen – Terminal Tinkering 1

    In the first episode of Terminal Tinkering, Jeff Butts dives right into technology new, old, and different.

  10. Sep. 6th, 2017
    Apple Context Machine Podcast
    iOS 11 Favorite Features, Apple’s Entertainment Plans, Apple Watch Cheaters – ACM 427

    iOS 11 is coming, and Bryan and Jeff discuss some of what they're looking forward to. They also talk about Apple's big plans in making movies and TV shows, and why it's important for Apple to do so. The cap the show with a look at Apple Watch being involved with a baseball cheating scheme.

  11. Sep. 6th, 2017
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple’s Bond Bid, Apps and Services for Natural Disasters – TMO Daily Observations 2017-09-06

    Kelly Guimont and Jeff Butts join Jeff Gamet to talk about Apple's bid for the James Bond franchise, plus they talk about emergency preparedness resources and apps.

  12. Sep. 5th, 2017
    The Mac Observer's Background Mode Podcast
    TMO Background Mode Interview with Car & Driver Magazine Editor-in-Chief Eddie Alterman

    Eddie Alterman is the Editor-in-Chief of Car and Driver magazine. He fell in love with cars even earlier than most of us. His father was a car salesman in Detroit in the 1970s when cars weren't great, but it was still exciting. His dad would leave copies of Car and Driver magazine open on the dining room table for Eddie. It worked. Eddie imagined that all the editors who got to test cars were "living the best possible life." So Eddie designed his whole life around writing for a car magazine. It worked again. In the second segment we chatted about the romance of driving and also spent a lot of time discussing the technology and sociology of autonomous cars. Eddie had some great observations, based on his considerable experience, that will keep you pondering for months.

  13. Sep. 5th, 2017
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Goodbye Apple Music Festival, the State of the Mac Touch Bar – TMO Daily Observations 2017-09-05

    John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to Apple ending its Apple Music Festival, plus they look at the state of the MacBook Pro Touch Bar.

  14. Sep. 3rd, 2017
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Dollars – Mac Geek Gab 673

    Moving your Photos to a new drive, managing your Finder's smart searches, reasons for a VPN, and remote access to your own Macs are just the first few topics that Dave and John discuss this week. Then it's on to managing your document syncing, finding an old version of Mac OS X for an older Mac, some cool scripts that other listeners developed for monitoring your network, and more! Press play and enjoy!

  15. Sep. 1st, 2017
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Siri’s New Boss, APFS Fusion Drive Issues – TMO Daily Observations 2017-09-01

    Dave Hamilton and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to share their perspective on Siri's management being reassigned from Eddy Cue to Craig Federighi, plus they discuss APFS compatibility issues with Fusion Drives in macOS High Sierra.

  16. Aug. 31st, 2017
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Goodbye Project Titan Engineers, High Sierra Hackintosh Update – TMO Daily Observations 2017-08-31

    Jeff Butts and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on Apple losing Project Titan engineers, plus Mr. B updates us on his macOS High Sierra Hackintosh project.