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Sign In With Apple, Managing Logins
Oct 2nd, 2019 3:13 PM

Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss speculation about new AirPods, their features, and earning the “pro” name.

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.

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. Oct. 2nd, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Sign In With Apple, Managing Logins – TMO Daily Observations 2019-10-02

    Charlotte Henry and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to discuss updates to Sign In With Apple, and how to use and manage those logins.

  2. Oct. 1st, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Today in Data Breaches, “Think Different” Reminiscing – TMO Daily Observations 2019-10-01

    John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the Zynga breach and look back at the 1997 Think Different ad campaign.

  3. Sep. 30th, 2019
    Background Mode Podcast
    NASA Chair, Lib. of Congress Dr. Susan Schneider – TMO Background Mode Interview

    Dr. Susan Schneider is an Associate Professor of Philosophy and Cognitive Science at The University of Connecticut. She writes about issues in philosophy, AI, cognitive science and astrobiology. Within philosophy, she works on both the computational nature of the brain and the metaphysical nature of the mind. The topics she has written about most recently include radical brain enhancement, machine intelligence, consciousness, and the nature of persons. Her new book is Artificial You - AI And The Future Of Your Mind. In our chat we covered many of the major issues of AI: the computational nature of the mind, consciousness, the question of whether consciousness is restricted to humans, extraterrestrial post-biological intelligence, AI implants in humans, and the ethical and cybersecurity issues of AI. Susan talks to AI issues you may have never thought about before. Join me in this awesome 30 minute virtual seminar on AI.

  4. Sep. 30th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Quick iOS 13 Messages Tips; Beginning Catalina Prep – TMO Daily Observations 2019-09-30

    Dave Hamilton and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to discuss some hints for iMessage in iOS 13, and we start talking Catalina prep.

  5. Sep. 30th, 2019
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    Don’t Fear The Reminders – Mac Geek Gab 782

    Reminders change things for third-party apps, too, it seems, especially those that rely on CalDAV. Plus, a Quick Tip or two about typing more efficiently never hurt anyone. This, folks, is what Mac Geek Gab is all about. Listen as John and Dave answer your questions and share your tips to ensure everyone learns at least five new things!

  6. Sep. 27th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple Films in Theaters, iPhone Adoration – TMO Daily Observations 2019-09-27

    Charlotte Henry and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to discuss a security PSA, Apple content in theaters, and Charlotte's iOS conversion.

  7. Sep. 26th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Corporations vs Governments, Always-On Watch Display – TMO Daily Observations 2019-09-26

    John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss regulating tech companies, and Bryan's watch display adventure.

  8. Sep. 25th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Sharing Locationless Photos, Apple Security Flaws – TMO Daily Observations 2019-09-25

    Andrew Orr and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss sharing photos (but not their location data), and Apple's OS security.

  9. Sep. 24th, 2019
    Background Mode Podcast
    Thriller Novelist Carter Wilson – TMO Background Mode Interview

    Carter Wilson is the USA Today and #1 Denver Post bestselling author of six critically acclaimed, standalone psychological thrillers, as well as numerous short stories. He is an ITW Thriller Award finalist, a three-time winner of the Colorado Book Award, and his novels have received multiple starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and Library Journal. His latest novel, The Dead Girl in 2A, was released in July 2019.Carter didn't plan to become a novelist. It was really quite by accident. He got his bachelor's degree from Cornell and planned to work in hotel services. Then, on a spring day in 2003, an exercise to ward off boredom during a continuing-education class evolved into a 400-page manuscript. Since that day, Carter has been constantly writing. We chatted about the craft of thrillers, his writing technique, killing off characters, and how he plans his storylines. It's been an amazing journey.

  10. Sep. 24th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Google Play Pass, Apple Arcade Picks – TMO Daily Observations 2019-09-24

    Charlotte Henry and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to compare Google Play Pass to Apple Arcade, and include a few Apple Arcade picks.

  11. Sep. 23rd, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Mac Pro Made in USA, Oprah’s Book Club Returns – TMO Daily Observations 2019-09-23

    Charlotte Henry and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the Mac Pro's US-based manufacturing, and Oprah's book club selection (don't call it a comeback).

  12. Sep. 23rd, 2019
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    Answers and Tips for iCloud, iOS 13, iPhone 11, macOS, and More – Mac Geek Gab 781

    Lots of new stuff from Apple this week... and lots of technical landmines to navigate. Thankfully, you've been sending your questions into John and Dave, and they've been doing the research to get you answers. Listen to the answers to your questions – and everyone else's, too! Press play, and enjoy learning at least five new things... one that might even save your bacon this week!

  13. Sep. 20th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Bionic Chip Deep Dive; Happy Phonemas – TMO Daily Observations 2019-09-20

    Charlotte Henry and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to discuss a closer look at the A13 Bionic chip, and the iPhone and iOS releases.

  14. Sep. 19th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple’s EU Tax Case, Charlotte’s New iPhone – TMO Daily Observations 2019-09-19

    Charlotte Henry and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple's EU tax case as well as tips and apps for Charlotte's new iPhone.

  15. Sep. 18th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Legislation and Tech Conflicts, iPhone Battery Life – TMO Daily Observations 2019-09-18

    Andrew Orr and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss tech and legislation colliding in unfortunate ways, and iPhone battery life.

  16. Sep. 17th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple TV+ Subscribers vs Users, Calculus of Success – TMO Daily Observations 2019-09-17

    John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple's eventual reporting of TV+ users, and what success looks like.

  17. Sep. 16th, 2019
    Background Mode Podcast
    Journalist & TMO Contributor Charlotte Henry (#2) – TMO Background Mode Interview

    Charlotte is a London-based technical journalist. A self described media junkie, she writes about Apple—and now for the Mac Observer as well. She has also written for City A.M. (London’s daily business tabloid,) Computer Business Review, and the Independent on Sunday. Her new book is: Not Buying It.In this special edition of BGM, Charlotte chats about her reactions to Apple's September 10 iPhone event. She noted how Apple is in a new balancing act, promoting hardware to sell services—and vice versa. Charlotte told me about how pleased she is with the new iPad and plans to buy one. Then we took a closer look at the value proposition comparing the iPhone Xr to the iPhone 11. Charlotte also filled us in on her experience watching the event in the Apple London flagship store.

  18. Sep. 16th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Iger Leaves Apple Board, Revolutionary iPhone Chip – TMO Daily Observations 2019-09-16

    Andrew Orr and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to talk about Bob Iger's board departure, and the iPhone 11 chip Apple didn't discuss.

  19. Sep. 16th, 2019
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    Subscription vs. Private Cloud, Archiving Data, Geek Challenges Galore – Mac Geek Gab 780

    Many Dropbox users are going to experience a device-limit issue with new iPhones coming this week. Listen as John and Dave talk through how to use your Synology DiskStation to solve this problem. That's not all, though: Mac Geek Gab always aims to have everyone learn at least five new things. Your two favorite geeks answer questions about managing email, archiving your backups, mesh networks, iOS upgrade strategies, and more. Press play and enjoy!

  20. Sep. 13th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    iPhone Order Fever, Accessory Picks – TMO Daily Observations 2019-09-13

    Bryan Chaffin and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss iPhone ordering and ship times, and offer some picks for iPhone treats.