Mac Observer Podcasts

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.

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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Navigation HUDs and iPhone, 16" MacBook Pro Rumor Roundup – TMO Daily Observations 2019-07-29 1:44 PM Jul. 29th, 2019

Bryan Chaffin and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to talk about Apple’s job footprint report, and the latest news in the EU tax case.

Podcast Archives

  1. Jul. 29th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Navigation HUDs and iPhone, 16″ MacBook Pro Rumor Roundup – TMO Daily Observations 2019-07-29

    Charlotte Henry and John Martellaro join guest-host Bryan Chaffin to discuss the future of car navigation, HUDs, and iPhone. They also parse the latest rumors of a 16-inch MacBook Pro that's supposed to hit this fall.

  2. Jul. 29th, 2019
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    We Love Dongle World – Mac Geek Gab Podcast 772

    Live from MacStock Conference and Expo 2019, John and Dave play Stump the Geek and take listener questions live, with a little help from impromptu co-host Kelly Guimont! Learn about APFS and Fusion Drives, iPhones making sounds when they're not supposed to, and why we love Dongle World as much as we do. Press play and learn at least five new things!

  3. Jul. 26th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    MacBook Saga, DirecTV and CBS Squabble – TMO Daily Observations 2019-07-26

    John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to talk about the latest in John's MacBook saga, and the CBS/DirecTV kerfuffle.

  4. Jul. 25th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Older iOS Software Updates, TMO Picks – TMO Daily Observations 2019-07-25

    Andrew Orr and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to talk about the upcoming GPS update for older devices, and some picks for listeners.

  5. Jul. 24th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple Headset Patent, Google Buying Facial Data – TMO Daily Observations 2019-07-24

    Bryan Chaffin and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont for a discussion of an Apple "headset" patent and Google's offer to buy facial data.

  6. Jul. 23rd, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Intel Selling Modem Biz, USB Hubs – TMO Daily Observations 2019-07-23

    John Martellaro and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to theorize about Intel selling their modem business to Apple, and USB/USB-C hubs.

  7. Jul. 22nd, 2019
    Background Mode Podcast
    Theoretical Physicist Dr. Jim Gates – TMO Background Mode Interview

    Dr. Jim Gates is a theoretical physicist and currently the Brown Theoretical Physics Center Director, Ford Foundation Professor of Physics, Affiliate Mathematics Professor, and a Watson Institute for International Studies & Public Affairs Faculty Fellow at Brown University. He is known for his work on supersymmetry, supergravity, and superstring theory.We opened the show with a discussion of Jim's early career, a B.S. with a dual major in mathematics and physics at MIT and, later, his Ph.D. in physics, also from MIT. In the heart of the podcast, Jim explained Superstring theory—its successes, failures and issues with dark energy. He also explained supersymmetry and supergravity for us. We finished with what's considered the hottest topic in theoretical astrophysics. Jim is an extraordinary teacher and science communicator, so tune in and get your science hat on!

  8. Jul. 22nd, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple Display Tech, Entry-Level iPhones – TMO Daily Observations 2019-07-22

    Charlotte Henry and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to talk about display technology in Apple devices, and an "entry level" iPhone.

  9. Jul. 22nd, 2019
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    You Don’t Get to Change Your Mind about The Past in the Future – Mac Geek Gab Podcast 771

    So how do these "silent updates" work, anyway? Why can't I click links in Safari? And will your future self be happy with your past self's backup-related decisions? These are the hard questions, folks, and your two favorite geeks tackle them just for you. Plus, listen as John and Dave share your tips, Cool Stuff Found, and more. Mac Geek Gab 771 is here just for you. Press play and enjoy learning at least five new things!

  10. Jul. 21st, 2019
    Apple Context Machine Podcast
    iOS 13 and iPad OS, Things We Like and Things We Like Less, with Andrew Orr – ACM 519

    Bryan Chaffin is joined by Andrew Orr to discuss Apple's new iOS 13 and iPadOS, both of which are in developer and public beta. They talk about some of the features they really like—and some features they don't like at all.

  11. Jul. 19th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apollo Space in the News, Apple’s Russia Conundrum – TMO Daily Observations 2019-07-19

    Charlotte Henry and Andrew Orr join guesthost Bryan Chaffin to look at all the awesome Apollo and space content that's available around the Moon Landing's 50th anniversary. They also talk about a proposed law in Russia that could challenge some of Apple's core business principles.

  12. Jul. 18th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    FaceApp Terms, Inside Podcasting Baseball – TMO Daily Observations 2019-07-18

    Dave Hamilton and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the current FaceApp situation, and the current podcasting landscape.

  13. Jul. 17th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple’s Engineering Focus, iPod Frustration – TMO Daily Observations 2019-07-17

    John Martellaro and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple's engineering focus and the use case for the "new" iPod touch.

  14. Jul. 16th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Mesh Wi-Fi, App Store Bug – TMO Daily Observations 2019-07-16

    Andrew Orr and Dave Hamilton join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Dave's mesh Wi-Fi guide with a side of Prime Day deals, and an App Store bug.

  15. Jul. 15th, 2019
    Background Mode Podcast
    Science Fiction Author Darren Beyer (#2) – TMO Background Mode Interview

    Darren Beyer is a former NASA Space Shuttle engineer at Kennedy Space Center who worked on launching and recovering more than a dozen missions. He also conducted astronaut training and had the honor of working onboard every Space Shuttle orbiter except Challenger. In late 1998, he left NASA to become an author.The result was the Anghazi series of novels, Casimir Bridge, released in 2016 to rave reviews thanks largely to his commitment to putting the science back in science fiction. The second installment, Pathogen Protocol was released in October, 2018. In this second show with Darren, we continue our previous discussion: Back to the Moon first or off to Mars first? With robot companions? Industrializing the Moon. Plus: Darren's approach to the third novel in the Anghazi series and an explanation of how his characters achieve interstellar travel.

  16. Jul. 15th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple’s Security Evolution, iCloud VPN – TMO Daily Observations 2019-07-15

    John Martellaro and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to talk about Apple's balance of security and user freedom, and a new iCloud VPN idea.

  17. Jul. 15th, 2019
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    Swiper, More Swiping! – Mac Geek Gab 770

    Your questions answered, including migrating photos, syncing movies, moving to a new Mac, which earbuds to get, smart bulbs, and much more. Plus, there's never a lack of things to swipe. And on your iPhone and Mac, that's a good thing. Come learn five new things with John and Dave!

  18. Jul. 12th, 2019
    Apple Context Machine Podcast
    Apple without Jony Ive, Services, and Current Macs, with John Kheit – ACM 518

    Bryan Chaffin and John Kheit discuss Apple without Sir Jony Ive, why he might have left, and and how it might have gone down. They also discuss the growing role of Apple Services, and the current state of the Mac lineup.

  19. Jul. 12th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple’s AR Glasses, HomeKit Hardware – TMO Daily Observations 2019-07-12

    Andrew Orr and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to talk about the state of Apple's AR "glasses" and the new wave of HomeKit hardware.

  20. Jul. 11th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple’s Silent Updates, Robocall Blocking – TMO Daily Observations 2019-07-11

    John Martellaro and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to talk about the state of updates from Apple, and the latest in blocking robocalls.