Mac Observer Podcasts

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TMO UK Associate Editor Charlotte Henry (#6)
Jun 15th, 2020 6:12 PM

Charlotte Henry and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to discuss a reported Apple Arcade shakeup, and the future of the service.

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.

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. Jun. 15th, 2020
    Background Mode Podcast
    TMO UK Associate Editor Charlotte Henry (#6) – TMO BGM Interview

    Charlotte is the Mac Observer’s UK Associate editor, based in London. A self described media junkie, she has also written for City A.M. (London’s daily business tabloid,) Computer Business Review, and The Times, amongst others. Her new book is: Not Buying It.In this episode, Charlotte and I dig deep into Apple TV+. We look at its current market share and growth potential based on a zero sum game, the possible addition of live sports, and a customer satisfaction survey. In passing, Charlotte believes that the naming conventions Apple has used for its Apple TV hardware and software have created a giant mess of customer confusion. We explored some new shows and also examined the character of Apple TV+ content compared to other streaming TV services.

  2. Jun. 15th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    WWDC Speculation: ARM Mac Rollout – TMO Daily Observations 2020-06-15

    John Martellaro and Dave Hamilton join host Kelly Guimont to discuss what the ARM Mac rollout could look like next week at WWDC 2020.

  3. Jun. 15th, 2020
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    Five Catalina Volumes and Foolproof Migration — Mac Geek Gab 819

    Have you ever noticed your Mac tells you Catalina uses up 5 volumes? How about encrypting specific files and folders? And what about that cable modem password...should you change it? These are just a few of the questions answered.This episode is chock full of everything you love: Quick Tips, Cool Stuff Found, and yes, answers to your questions! Send yours in to [email protected], and now press play to listen and learn at least five new things.

  4. Jun. 12th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Security Friday: Ransomware, DNS Options – TMO Daily Observations 2020-06-12

    Andrew Orr joins host Kelly Guimont to discuss Security Friday news including a new ransomware attack and some alternative DNS options.

  5. Jun. 11th, 2020
    WWDC Details, Apple’s Charitable Efforts – TMO Daily Observations 2020-06-11

    Charlotte Henry joins host Kelly Guimont to discuss WWDC details, as well as Apple's charitable efforts for racial equity and COVID-19 aid.

  6. Jun. 10th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Shortcuts And You – TMO Daily Observations 2020-06-10

    Andrew Orr joins host Kelly Guimont to discuss Shortcuts on iOS, how they're different from Siri Shortcuts, and some useful examples.

  7. Jun. 9th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple’s Alleged ARM Announcement – TMO Daily Observations 2020-06-09

    Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss reports of Apple announcing new processors at WWDC later this month.

  8. Jun. 8th, 2020
    Background Mode Podcast
    Apple Industry Analyst Rene Ritchie – TMO BGM Interview

    Rene Ritchie has been covering personal technology for over a decade. He currently hosts his own YouTube channel where he provides news analysis and insight on Apple and related technologies and culture. He also co-hosts MacBreak Weekly on the TWiT network and writes a column every Monday for iMore. He is the former Editor-in-Chief of iMore.Rene and I discussed an incredible range of Apple topics: the MBP's awful 720p FaceTime camera, the aging iMac design, the future of iMac Pro, the Butterfly keyboard, Rene's enthusiasm for Apple and the trustworthiness of the company. I also got to know Rene better as we chatted about growing up with Macs, his love of Apple Watch bands, Pokémon and years of studying martial arts. Rene finished with several tips for video podcasters.

  9. Jun. 8th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Humans vs Robots, iOS 14 – TMO Daily Observations 2020-06-08

    John Martellaro and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss humans beating robots at manufacturing, and a peek at iOS 14.

  10. Jun. 8th, 2020
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    The Great Backup Debate — Mac Geek Gab 818

    Do you backup or clone? Which is more important? What do you do first? Ok, let's battle. Well, not really.Lots of Cool Stuff Found in this episode, including a way to turn your iPhone into a webcam for your Mac. Internet upgrade options are popular among the questions that came in this week, so your two favorite geeks have answers.Listen along with John and Dave as they share, answer, postulate, and everyone learns (at least!) five new things.

  11. Jun. 5th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Security Friday: Wiping Devices, Password Project – TMO Daily Observations 2020-06-05

    Andrew Orr joins host Kelly Guimont to discuss Security Friday news, how to wipe your devices, and Apple's open source password project.

  12. Jun. 4th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Shareholder Lawsuits, TV+ and Sports – TMO Daily Observations 2020-06-04

    Charlotte Henry and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss a shareholder lawsuit, and Apple TV+ possibly getting into sports.

  13. Jun. 3rd, 2020
    Apple Context Machine Podcast
    Dads & Grads, Mind Mapping, Work at Home Tips, with Bob LeVitus – ACM 531

    Bryan Chaffin is joined by Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus to discuss some of his Dads & Grads gift recommendations. They also discuss mind mapping software and how Bob found his connection for using it. And, they go over some of Bob's tips for working from home.

  14. Jun. 3rd, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Rounded Rectangles, AR Companions – TMO Daily Observations 2020-06-03

    Andrew Orr and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Steve Jobs' rectangle preference, and what an AI companion could look like.

  15. Jun. 2nd, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple’s Charitable Efforts, Music App Updates – TMO Daily Observations 2020-06-02

    Charlotte Henry joins host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple’s support for to the Equal Justice Initiative and other orgs in the wake of George Floyd's death, and changes to the Music app for #BlackoutTuesday.

  16. Jun. 1st, 2020
    Background Mode Podcast
    Writer and Podcaster Antony Johnston – TMO BGM Interview

    Antony Johnston is a New York Times bestselling writer and podcaster. The Charlize Theron movie Atomic Blonde is based on his graphic novel; his Brigitte Sharp thrillers are critically acclaimed; and Dead Space, his first videogame, redefined its genre. He also hosts a writer's podcast.Antony told me about how he transformed his career as graphics artist into successful graphic novels and video game scripting. Later, on his Mac, he delved into novel writing (with Scrivener), most notably the Brigitte Sharp thrillers. Antony recounted how his graphic novel The Coldest City came to be made into a theatrical movie, Atomic Blonde. And to top it all off, Antony told me about his podcast "Writing and Breathing," a show about "why, how, and what we write," in which he chats with fellow authors of all kinds.

  17. Jun. 1st, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Battery Care, New TV+ Shows – TMO Daily Observations 2020-06-01

    John Martellaro and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss caring for your iOS device's battery, and some new Apple TV+ shows.

  18. Jun. 1st, 2020
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    Backtick is Zoomalicious (in Preview) – Mac Geek Gab 817

    Who knew one key could do THAT? Plus, you can take iPhone pics right from your Mac desktop. Lots of quick tips.And then a quick discussion about tech support in the time of social distancing. We've heard from a few consultants who help John and Dave suss that out.Wi-Fi is always popular, and this week marks a return to some in-depth discussions about various configurations, including expanding your Wi-Fi... and that of your friends and family members. Plus we've got Cool Stuff Found and more. Press play and enjoy learning at least five new things with your two favorite geeks!

  19. May. 29th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Security Friday, Apple Card Updates – TMO Daily Observations 2020-05-29

    Andrew Orr joins host Kelly Guimont to discuss Security Friday news and some updates to Apple Card data in the Wallet app.

  20. May. 28th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple Store Reopenings, Fraggle Rock on TV+ – TMO Daily Observations 2020-05-28

    John Martellaro and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple Store reopenings, and Apple airing Fraggle Rock on Apple TV+.