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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TDO 2019-03-07: Facebook's latest "privacy" update 1:22 PM Mar. 7th, 2019

This week your two favorite geeks, John F. Braun and Dave Hamilton, tackle answers to your questions about traveling with technology, porting your phone number...

Podcast Archives

  1. Mar. 7th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Facebook and Privacy, Guy Kawasaki – TMO Daily Observations 2019-03-07

    Andrew Orr and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Facebook's latest "privacy" stance and a new interview with Guy Kawasaki. Plus Kelly completely forgets about PayPal.

  2. Mar. 6th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple’s Environmental Impact – TMO Daily Observations 2019-03-05

    Andrew Orr and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple's plan to minimize environmental impact, and the new supplier responsibility progress report.

  3. Mar. 5th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Cord Cutting Arguments, Apple’s Policy Stance – TMO Daily Observations 2019-03-05

    Bryan Chaffin & John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss arguments about cord cutting and Apple's policy (not political) decisions.

  4. Mar. 4th, 2019
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    Sharing Contacts, Bulk SMS, Calendar Tweaks, and Quick Tips – Mac Geek Gab Podcast 751

    Want to learn the big secret to keeping your computer happy? How about how to share contacts? What about some quick tips about using calendar? This is what Mac Geek Gab is all about, and Dave and John help guide you through all of this, including getting your questions answered!

  5. Mar. 4th, 2019
    Background Mode Podcast
    TMO Background Mode Interview with TMO Podcaster and Journalist John Braun

    John Braun is a software engineer, multiple patent holder, a Mac Observer Contributor and co-host of the Mac Observer's podcast Mac Geek Gab (MGG). That podcast launched in 2005, and John has co-hosted 750 episodes to date.We chatted about John's early interest in computers and science, influenced in part by his father, an engineering manager. John started off partial to chemistry, but later specialized in computers. He holds aa B.S. in Computer Engineering and an M.S. in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.John told me about early work with computer bulletin boards, his career at Pitney Bowes, how he got to know Dave Hamilton and then joined the Mac Observer, how he prepares for the weekly podcast, and all about his two current Macs and why he loves them.

  6. Mar. 4th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple Comment Misfire, Hollywood Unhappy with Interference – TMO Daily Observations 2019-03-04

    Bryan Chaffin and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple's International Women's Day comments and Hollywood interference.

  7. Mar. 1st, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple Watch Popularity, Becoming the Next GE – TMO Daily Observations 2019-03-01

    John Martellaro and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple Watch popularity and the future of Apple's (financial) services.

  8. Feb. 28th, 2019
    Apple Context Machine Podcast
    Robots, Apple Robots, Autonomous Vehicle Robots, and Foldable Phones with John Martellaro – ACM 503

    This episode is all about robots! Apple robots, military robots, delivery repots, preacher robots, manufacturing robots, and self driving car robots! Bryan Chaffin is joined by guest host John Martellaro to deep into what's happening with robots today and what they expect for robots in the future. Put your SciFi futurist cap on for this one. They also talk about foldable phones, or as they like to think of it, the netbook of 2019.

  9. Feb. 28th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Project Titan Layoffs, ARM Processors in Macs – TMO Daily Observations 2019-02-28

    Host Kelly Guimont chats with Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro about this round of Project Titan Layoffs, and ARM processors coming to Macs.

  10. Feb. 27th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Thunderbolt Vulnerability, Warrant Canaries – TMO Daily Observations 2019-02-27

    Andrew Orr and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the new Thunderbolt vulnerability and the latest in warrant canaries.

  11. Feb. 26th, 2019
    Background Mode Podcast
    TMO Background Mode Interview with Houston Chronicle Technology Editor Dwight Silverman

    Dwight Silverman is the technology editor for the Houston Chronicle. He manages the TechBurger website, and writes about personal technology for HoustonChronicle.com, Chron.com and the print edition.Previously, he was the senior web producer for premium products, managing HoustonChronicle.com, the Chronicle's iPad app and E-edition. He also worked as the social media manager and technology blogger for the Houston Chronicle and Chron.com.We chatted about becoming a technology journalist in the early days, his work at various newspapers, dealing with unusual writing assignments, how he fell into the Apple/Mac sphere, writing books about the Mac, and his evolution at the Houston Chronicle. We closed with a discussion of te streaming video business and how Apple will break into the business now dominated by Netflix and Amazon.

  12. Feb. 26th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple’s Executive Shuffle, Credit Card Update – TMO Daily Observations 2019-02-26

    Andrew Orr and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to consider Deirdre O'Brien's new overlapping roles and an Apple/Goldman Sachs followup.

  13. Feb. 25th, 2019
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    Batteries In The Cloud – Mac Geek Gab 750

    Aren't using all your iCloud Storage? No worries, we've got an idea for that. We also have Cool Stuff Found and answers to your other questions. Plus, we iterate on a Quick Tip from last episode making it quicker and tipper! Listen with John and Dave and learn at least five new things!

  14. Feb. 25th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple News vs Publishers, Jeff Williams Talks Pricing – TMO Daily Observations 2019-02-25

    Bryan Chaffin and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to discuss opinions of Apple News and COO Jeff Williams' comments on Apple pricing.

  15. Feb. 22nd, 2019
    Apple Context Machine Podcast
    Apple and Content, Marzipan, and the Executive Shuffle, with Charlotte Henry – ACM 502

    Where is Apple going with its content drive? Bryan Chaffin is joined by guest-host Charlotte Henry to dive deep into original shows, services, publishing, news, and Apple's other content ambitions. They also talk about the promise (and potential drawbacks) of Marzipan, and what Apple's recent executive shuffling might portend.

  16. Feb. 22nd, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Barry Diller on Netflix, Facebook’s Latest Data Kerfuffle – TMO Daily Observations 2019-02-22

    Andrew Orr and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to talk about Barry Diller's backward stance on Netflix, and (say it with me) Facebook's latest user data kerfuffle.

  17. Feb. 21st, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    When Algorithms Fail, Apple’s Credit Card – TMO Daily Observations 2019-02-21

    Bryan Chaffin and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss when algorithms fail, as well as the Apple/Goldman Sachs credit card.

  18. Feb. 20th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Advice to 1999 Apple Customers, Facebook Tomfoolery – TMO Daily Observations 2019-02-20

    Host Kelly Guimont chats with John Martellaro and Andrew Orr about advice to Mac users 20 years ago, and the latest in Facebook tomfoolery.

  19. Feb. 19th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Spielberg’s Streaming Fears, Apple’s Services Future – TMO Daily Observations 2019-02-19

    Host Kelly Guimont talks to Charlotte Henry and John Martellaro about the moviegoing experience and what Apple's executive shuffle tells us.

  20. Feb. 18th, 2019
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    The Mesh Wi-Fi Industrial Complex – Mac Geek Gab 749

    Wanna know how to force Safari to download a media file instead of playing it? Want to know how to use the same drive on USB-C and USB-A Macs? Want to know how to secure erase your NAS drive? John and Dave have your answers! There is also a lot of concern about the future of eero, so your two geeks discuss that, too. All this and more, just press play and enjoy learning at least five new things!