Mac Observer Podcasts

Apple Context Machine Podcast

Hosted by Jeff Gamet & Bryan Chaffin from The Mac Observer.

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 from The Mac Observer put the Apple world into context.

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.

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.

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Podcast Archives

  1. Oct. 4th, 2018
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    China’s Computer Spying Chips, Presidential Alert Follow Up – TMO Daily Observations 2018-10-04

    Andrew Orr and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to explore a report that China snuck spy chips onto servers Apple, Amazon, and U.S. government agencies used, plus they follow up on yesterday's smartphone emergency alert test.

  2. Oct. 3rd, 2018
    Apple Context Machine Podcast
    Pictar Pro, Netflix Narnia, Apple’s October Surprise – ACM 482

    The Pictar Pro marries old school camera goodness to modern iPhone convenience, and Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet weigh the pros and cons. They also talk about Netflix's plans to make new movies and TV series (both) out of The Chronicles of Narnia books. Lastly, they talk about what to expect if Apple does an October media event.

  3. Oct. 3rd, 2018
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Tim Cook’s Vice Interview, John’s Big Screen iPhone Love – TMO Daily Observations 2018-10-03

    John Martellaro and Andrew Orr join Jeff Gamet to talk about Tim Cook's Vice interview, plus they explore John's new found love for the iPhone XS Max's giant screen.

  4. Oct. 2nd, 2018
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    IoT Consumer Protections, Presidential Alert Explained – TMO Daily Observations 2018-10-02

    Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to discuss state IoT consumer protections, plus reaching public critical mass for demanding change. They also explain the Presidential Alert test that's happening on Wednesday.

  5. Oct. 1st, 2018
    Background Mode Podcast
    TMO Background Mode Interview with Former Apple Software Engineer James Dempsey

    James Dempsey worked at Apple for fifteen years before setting out on his own in August 2011. As a software engineer at Apple, he worked on iOS, Aperture, and macOS releases Leopard through Lion, including half a decade on the Cocoa frameworks team. He's the founder of Tapas Software, developer of iOS and Mac software. We talked abut his "aha" moments in life starting with his college roommate's Mac Plus in 1986. His dream to work for Apple was eventually fulfilled in 1996, and James described what it was like to be an Apple evangelist in those days. But James is also an accomplished comedian, vocalist, ukulele player and has a published album. He's also routinely written special songs for WWDC each year. If you ever wanted to work for Apple, this show is must listening.

  6. Oct. 1st, 2018
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Mojave, Marzipan, and Splitting Up iTunes – TMO Daily Observations 2018-10-01

    Dave Hamilton and Andrew Orr join Jeff Gamet to talk about how Apple could use macOS Mojave's Marzipan to split iTunes apart, plus they look at some apps that make using your iPhone even better.

  7. Oct. 1st, 2018
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    Is Mojave the Key to Solving the iTunes Problem? – Mac Geek Gab Podcast 729

    Ever wanted to run Terminal from your iPhone? How about merge two Mac Photos Libraries the right way? And is Mojave the Key to Solving the iTunes Problem? All of these questions and lots, lots more are answered in this week's Mac Geek Gab!

  8. Sep. 28th, 2018
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple’s Unconventional Product Naming Conventions – TMO Daily Observations 2018-09-28

    Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look at what's working, and what isn't, with Apple's product naming conventions.

  9. Sep. 27th, 2018
    Apple Context Machine Podcast
    AWS4 Love, Design Meets Science, Apple’s PG TV Dreams – ACM 481

    Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet can't get enough of Apple Watch Series 4, even though Jeff is wrong about the Infograph Watch Face. They also find it interesting that a designer got recognized by the world of science, and they weigh whether or not Apple's plan to avoid sex, violence, and politics with its original TV shows will hurt its streaming service.

  10. Sep. 27th, 2018
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    HomePod in Hotels, iOS 12 Shortcuts – TMO Daily Observations 2018-09-27

    Adam Christianson from the Maccast and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to talk about HomePod coming to Marriott hotel rooms, plus they explore who will be interested in iOS 12 Shortcuts.

  11. Sep. 26th, 2018
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    macOS Mojave First Impressions – TMO Daily Observations 2018-09-26

    Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to share their first impressions on macOS Mojave, Apple's brand new operating system for the Mac.

  12. Sep. 25th, 2018
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    iPhone XS First Impressions – TMO Daily Observations 2018-09-25

    Adam Christianson from the Maccast and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to talk follow up yesterday's Apple Watch Series 4 first impressions with their thoughts on the new iPhone XS.

  13. Sep. 24th, 2018
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    Mojave, Inexpensive Tech, Dual SIMs, and More – Mac Geek Gab 728

    Don't get caught, folks. That's what we say, and that's what we mean. This week that takes shape with advice about when to install macOS Mojave, finding the right place(s) to buy inexpensive tech, and extending your Wi-Fi network the right – and fun – ways. Oh, and there's more, too. You'll just have to listen, OK?

  14. Sep. 24th, 2018
    Background Mode Podcast
    TMO Background Mode Interview with Technology Journalist Ryan Faas

    Ryan Faas is a technology journalist and author who has been writing about Apple, business, enterprise IT topics, and the mobile industry for over a decade. He also spent a large portion of the past 15 years in the systems/network engineering and IT management fields as an IT director and systems administrator. He's worked for MTV Networks as well as being a former Apple Genius. Today, he is also a Contributing Writer for Computerworld. We chatted about how he became such an expert in enterprise matters as well as knowledgeable in multiple OSes. He told me why the wireless carriers decline to push Android updates as often as Apple, and he filled me in on what really going on with macOS Server. Finally, Ryan also predicted when Apple will go to ARM processors in the Mac.

  15. Sep. 24th, 2018
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple Watch Series 4 First Impressions – TMO Daily Observations 2018-09-24

    Adam Christianson from the Maccast and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to talk about how well the original iPhone's design is holding up, plus they share their first impressions after a weekend with Apple Watch Series 4.

  16. Sep. 21st, 2018
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Amazon’s Big Echo and Alexa Product Launch – TMO Daily Observations 2018-09-21

    Kelly Guimont and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to look at the new Echo and Alexa products Amazon announced on Thursday.

  17. Sep. 20th, 2018
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple Watch for Android Phones, Notifications Tips – TMO Daily Observations 2018-09-20

    Andrew Orr and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about whether or not Apple Watch will ever get Android phone support or become a stand alone device. They also have some tips for managing Notification in iOS 12 and watchOS 5.

  18. Sep. 19th, 2018
    Apple Context Machine Podcast
    Memoji Fun, Siri Shortcuts and Suggestions, Password Ease – ACM 480

    In this episode, Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet talk about the fun they're having with Memoji in iOS 12. They also talk about Siri Shortcuts and Siri Suggestions, and just how cool it is that iOS 12 can integrate y our password manager at the system level.

  19. Sep. 19th, 2018
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple Watch in Our Culture, iOS 12 Shortcuts – TMO Daily Observations 2018-09-19

    John Martellaro and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to look at how Apple Watch is becoming part of our culture, plus they share their thoughts on iOS 12's Shortcuts feature.

  20. Sep. 18th, 2018
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    The iOS 12 Tipesode – TMO Daily Observations 2018-09-18

    Bryan Chaffin and Andrew Orr join Jeff Gamet to share some tips on using iOS 12 on your iPhone and iPad.