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CES 2020 Preview
Jan 3rd, 2020 2:32 PM

John Martellaro and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the SE2 rumors coming back (again), and this week’s Security Friday.

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.

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.

Podcast Archives

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Dec. 31st, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    2019 In Review – TMO Daily Observations 2019-12-31

    Andrew Orr and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss favorite apps, games, and gear of 2019.

  4. Dec. 30th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    A Decade of Apple Stories – TMO Daily Observations 2019-12-30

    Charlotte Henry and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to look back at the previous decade of Apple news and notable events.

  5. Dec. 30th, 2019
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    Avoid RISCy Behavior – Mac Geek Gab 795

    Ever have an iOS device that won't stay connected to your Mac? How about needing to connect your Thunderbolt 2 devices to your new Thunderbolt 3-equipped Mac? What about proving your location in the past? Or looking up phone numbers? These are just a few of the questions John and Dave tackle this week. Of course, Cool Stuff Found and Quick Tips are healthily represented as we drive towards the end of 2019. Just make sure to avoid RISCy behavior. Or don't, and be like Chuck Peddle!

  6. Dec. 27th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apps To Delete, Year Of Security – TMO Daily Observations 2019-12-27

    Bryan Chaffin and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to discuss apps you should remove from your devices, and making 2020 more secure.

  7. Dec. 26th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Christmas Aftermath, How-To Guides – TMO Daily Observations 2019-12-26

    Dave Hamilton and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to discuss setting up new gear and picks for those new iPhones and iPads.

  8. Dec. 23rd, 2019
    Background Mode Podcast
    Cosmologist Dr. Andrew Friedman (#2) – TMO Background Mode Interview

    Dr. Andrew Friedman is an astronomer, cosmologist, and data scientist. He's currently an NSF funded Assistant Research Scientist at the University of California at San Diego Center for Astrophysics & Space Sciences. He is also a Research Affiliate in the MIT Program in Science, Technology and Society. He holds a Ph.D. in Astronomy and Astrophysics from Harvard. We chatted about the apparent, seemingly contrived conflict between science and religion. We explored some of the sources of this conflict and how, with a good perspective, they are not really at odds. We looked at faith, both in science and religion, Gödel's incompleteness theorem, proof of God's existence, varying views about what God is, approaching the subject with humility, and how the Bible cannot really serve as a science textbook. Join us as we get our theology hats on.

  9. Dec. 23rd, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    NYT and Location Data, Last Minute Gift Picks – TMO Daily Observations 2019-12-23

    Dave Hamilton and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the latest location data reporting, and last minute gift ideas.

  10. Dec. 23rd, 2019
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    A Festivus for The Geeks in Us – Mac Geek Gab 794

    Cool Stuff Found galore begins this episode, because that's the spirit of the holiday season. Equally as important, though, are the airing of the grievances, and Mail.app provides a healthy platform for that...with some hints and tips, to be helpful, of course. After all, we each need to learn at least five new things! That's not all: there are more tips and questions and answers here to enjoy, as well. Press play and join John, Dave, and the rest of the MGG Family for this week's episode.

  11. Dec. 20th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple Satellites, Improved Bug Bounties – TMO Daily Observations 2019-12-20

    Bryan Chaffin and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple getting into satellites for reasons unknown, and new bug bounties.

  12. Dec. 19th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Location Data, Listener Mail – TMO Daily Observations 2019-12-19

    Dave Hamilton and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss location data and who gets to use it, as well as some listener mail.

  13. Dec. 18th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Home Automation Standards, Ring “Security” Measures – TMO Daily Observations 2019-12-18

    Bryan Chaffin and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple joining a standards group for smart home devices, and Ring's security.

  14. Dec. 17th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Mac Pro Teardown, iMac Pro’s Future – TMO Daily Observations 2019-12-17

    Andrew Orr and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the new Mac Pro teardown from iFixit, and the future of the iMac Pro.

  15. Dec. 16th, 2019
    Background Mode Podcast
    Smile TextExpander Evangelist Jeff Gamet – TMO Background Mode Interview

    Jeff Gamet the former managing editor of The Mac Observer, a position he held for 13 years. He's also a book author and noted podcaster. About a year ago, Jeff left TMO to become the Smile TextExpander Evangelist. With a year at his new job under his belt, I asked Jeff about his accomplishments, challenges, and ongoing change in perspective being an evangelist for a major software company. We chatted about being deep on macOS, the TextExpander transition to macOS Catalina, the change being heavily involved in Apple developer relations and the change in work habits, especially being no longer immersed in every Apple product and service. We also chatted about his new 16-inch MacBook Pro at some length. Jeff was as he always is: charming and warm.

  16. Dec. 16th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple News Partnership, A New Mac Model – TMO Daily Observations 2019-12-16

    Charlotte Henry and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple News partnering with ABC, and John's proposal of a new Mac.

  17. Dec. 16th, 2019
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    Be Good and Don’t Get Caught – Mac Geek Gab 793

    macOS Catalina might finally be ready for prime-time with 10.15.2. Your two favorite geeks discuss. Then it's on to your tips and questions. Listen as John and Dave talk through Keyboard Shortcuts, third-party display issues, full-page screenshots, watching TV in multiple locations, outbound VPN, Mail, Bluetooth, and more! We guarantee you'll learn at least five new things before the band plays you out for the week.

  18. Dec. 13th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple Podcasts via Alexa, OS Updates– TMO Daily Observations 2019-12-13

    Andrew Orr and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple Podcasts coming to Amazon Echo devices, and the latest OS updates.

  19. Dec. 12th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Encryption on iOS, Apple’s Fan Allergy – TMO Daily Observations 2019-12-12

    John Martellaro and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss an iOS security kerfuffle, and Apple's known allergy to computer fans.

  20. Dec. 11th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    iOS Update PSAs, John’s Mac Pro – TMO Daily Observations 2019-12-11

    Andrew Orr and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss some new features in the latest iOS update, and John's Mac Pro.