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Apple Fined by France, Powerbeats 4
Mar 16th, 2020 1:53 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. Mar. 16th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple Fined by France, Powerbeats 4 – TMO Daily Observations 2020-03-16

    Bryan Chaffin and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss a French authority fining Apple over inventory, and the new Powerbeats 4 appealing to Charlotte for, frankly, not being AirPods.

  2. Mar. 16th, 2020
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    Catalina Nonplussed By HFS – Mac Geek Gab 806

    Do you want a dock with more USB-C ports? If so, why? John and Dave have some ideas for you. How should you best manage your USB-C-powered devices? Or what if you need a backup internet connection with your cell phone? These questions, plus more questions, plus some Cool Stuff Found, plus your Quick Tips round out the episode. We know... it's a lot! That's what it takes to learn five new things each week together, isn't it?

  3. Mar. 13th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Security Friday, WWDC 2020 – TMO Daily Observations 2020-03-13

    Charlotte Henry and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the new look for WWDC and Security Friday's headlines and tips.

  4. Mar. 12th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple Doesn’t Get The iMessage – TMO Daily Observations 2020-03-12

    Charlotte Henry joins host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple's (lacking) Messages app and what rumors say could make it an Apple-level product in iOS 14.

  5. Mar. 11th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Forgotten Apple Watch Features – TMO Daily Observations 2020-03-11

    John Martellaro joins host Kelly Guimont to discuss the Apple Watch features that tend to be forgotten when it's considered a health tracker.

  6. Mar. 10th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Working In A New Location – TMO Daily Observations 2020-03-10

    Dave Hamilton joins Kelly to discuss tips and tricks for working in a location which isn't your usual workspace. Apps, best practices, and more!

  7. Mar. 9th, 2020
    Background Mode Podcast
    Founding Director, End Climate Silence Dr. Genevieve Guenther — TMO BGM Interview

    Dr. Genevieve Guenther is a scholar and author. She is affiliate faculty at the Tishman Environment and Design Center at The New School in New York and the founder and director of End Climate Silence, an activist organization helping the news media cover the climate crisis. How should climate scientists use effective language skills and storytelling to convey scientific research? How can they speak effectively to both fellow scientists and the lay public? How can they avoid what's called semantic ambiguity so that their choice of words isn't twisted by deniers? How can the media learn to couch severe climate change events in proper science context while not appearing unduly biased? Dr. Genevieve Guenther chats with me on all this and more in a most engaging and informative discusion.

  8. Mar. 9th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Handset Depreciation, TV+ Reviews – TMO Daily Observations 2020-03-09

    Charlotte Henry joins host Kelly Guimont to discuss trade-in values of various smartphones, and a new wave of reviews for Apple TV+ shows.

  9. Mar. 9th, 2020
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    To RAID or Not (to RAID)? – Mac Geek Gab 805

    Do you close your Terminal sessions correctly? Does iStat Menus work after you migrate? Are you getting Notes to launch as fast as possible? You'll be able to answer "yes" to all three of these things after just the first few minutes of this week's show. Stick around and learn about taming CarPlay, sharing Calendars, using a VPN with your Apple TV and much more. You'll definitely hit your quota of learning at least five new things with John and Dave this week.

  10. Mar. 6th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Security Friday – TMO Daily Observations 2020-03-05

    Andrew Orr joins host Kelly Guimont for Security Friday! Hardware flaws, This Week in Who Has Your Data, and the latest in ending encryption.

  11. Mar. 5th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    iPhone Photography, Device Disinfection – TMO Daily Observations 2020-03-05

    Andrew Orr and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss disinfecting (not just cleaning!) your devices, and Andrew's tips for iPhone photography.

  12. Mar. 4th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple vs (Non-Computer) Viruses – TMO Daily Observations 2020-03-04

    John Martellaro joins host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple's next moves regarding gathering thousands of people in San Jose (for WWDC) or not, and manufacturing logistics vs the current state of affairs.

  13. Mar. 3rd, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    ARM Inside, NSA-brand Malware – TMO Daily Observations 2020-03-03

    Charlotte Henry and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss malware bought and reused by the NSA, and the future of Mac processors.

  14. Mar. 2nd, 2020
    Background Mode Podcast
    PCMag Lead Mobile Analyst Sascha Segan – TMO Background Mode Interview

    Sascha Segan is PCMag.com's Lead Mobile Analyst. He has reviewed more than 1,100 smartphones, tablets and other gadgets in more than 15 years with PCMag. Sascha is also a multiple award-winning travel writer. We chatted about how he got started in computing, and it was a familiar story. "...published the high school newspaper, literary magazine and foreign language magazine on an SE/30." Along the way, Sascha discovered that he loved helping people and showing them how tech works. We talked about the future of foldable smartphones, how the butterfly MBP keyboard drove him to Windows, a (presumed) Apple iPhone/iPad event on March 31, and what's in store for the 5G iPhone 12. Sascha understands 5G and phones deeply, and so this was a very informative show.

  15. Mar. 2nd, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Notes and Evernote – TMO Daily Observations 2020-03-02

    Bob "Dr Mac" LeVitus chats with host Kelly Guimont about Apple's Notes app, how it has evolved, and if it's an alternative to Evernote.

  16. Mar. 2nd, 2020
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    What’s Different About Mexican Power? – Mac Geek Gab 804

    Dave's back from Mexico where the power is definitely the same. Yep, certianly. Or is it? He and John talk that through. Mostly, though, the show focuses on you: your questions, your tips, your thoughts, and your answers! Learn how to "right-size" Finder columns, use the keyboard to navigate System Preferences, re-enable your Mac's startup chime, manage Photos backups, boot a new Mac from an old one, and more! Press play to learn at least five new things!

  17. Feb. 28th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    iPads, Trackpads, China, and Censorship – TMO Daily Observations 2020-02-28

    This week we saw rumors of Apple releasing an iPad keyboard with a trackpad, and news that Apple will be requiring paid game developers to comply with Chinese censorship laws. Charlotte Henry and Bryan Chaffin join Dave Hamilton to sift through it all for you before the weekend. Press play and enjoy!

  18. Feb. 27th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Kelly and Peter Cohen – TMO Daily Observations 2020-02-27

    Kelly sits down with Peter Cohen to discuss the Mac App Store as a way to get apps, Twitter polls, and how the App Store ranks as a service.

  19. Feb. 26th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Kelly and Brent Simmons – TMO Daily Observations 2020-02-26

    Kelly sits down (on a sunny day) to chat with Brent Simmons about the history of NetNewsWire, his approach to the design of the app, and why he *really* writes software.

  20. Feb. 25th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Kelly and Ian Betteridge – TMO Daily Observations 2020-02-25

    Today Kelly sits down with Ian Betteridge to discuss the current state of design at Apple and how it stacks up against the competition.