Mac Observer Podcasts

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Apple Silicon Mac Mini, Streaming Subscription Data
Sep 2nd, 2020 1:37 PM

Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss how Apple made choosing an iPad more difficult, and Bryan’s new Watch!

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. Sep. 2nd, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple Silicon Mac Mini, Streaming Subscription Data – TMO Daily Observations 2020-09-02

    Charlotte Henry and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the Apple Silicon Mac mini, and streaming subscription overlap.

  2. Sep. 1st, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    More Apple and Google Team-Ups, Also Puppies – TMO Daily Observations 2020-09-01

    Bryan Chaffin and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont for the latest in Apple and Google's mobile solutions to fight COVID-19,and puppies.

  3. Aug. 31st, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple Silicon Ruminations – TMO Daily Observations 2020-08-31

    John Martellaro and Jeff Butts join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the transition to Apple Silicon and what we might learn from Apple history.

  4. Aug. 31st, 2020
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    Networking Fun and Naughty Macs — Mac Geek Gab 831

    It's time to get your geek on, and John and Dave are right there with you. Today your two favorite geeks dig into some networking issues, aiming to solve your problems, and help make sense of them so you understand even if you're not a networking geek!Of course, there's plenty of time left for your Apple/Mac/iPhone questions, too. Press play and enjoy! And send your questions in to [email protected].

  5. Aug. 28th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Security Friday: Malware, Ad Tracking, also Bill and Ted – TMO Daily Observations 2020-08-28

    Andrew Orr joins host Kelly Guimont for the latest Security Friday news from ad network hijacking to Facebook (with a side of Bill and Ted).

  6. Aug. 27th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Monitors and Macs and 4K – TMO Daily Observations 2020-08-27

    John Martellaro and Dave Hamilton join host Kelly Guimont to discuss monitors and 4K and how newer resolutions can inform buying decisions.

  7. Aug. 26th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple’s iPhone/MacBook Success in 2020 – TMO Daily Observations 2020-08-26

    John Martellaro and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss iPhone SE success and increased shipments on laptops.

  8. Aug. 25th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple v. Epic Could Change All Apple’s Relationships – TMO Daily Observations 2020-08-25

    Charlotte Henry joins host Kelly Guimont to discuss how Apple's legal dispute with Epic could have a ripple effect on other relationships.

  9. Aug. 24th, 2020
    Background Mode Podcast
    Astronomy Professor Dr. Emily Levesque – BGM Interview

    Dr. Emily Levesque is a professor in the University of Washington’s astronomy department. Her research program is focused on improving our overall understanding of how massive stars evolve and die. She received her bachelors in physics from MIT and a Ph.D. in astronomy from the University of Hawaii.Emily knew she wanted to be an astronomer from the moment she saw Halley's comet in the night sky as a child. As an undergraduate at MIT, she was already developing a technical interest in massive stars, the focus of her career. And so we explored massive stars in some detail: formation, evolution and the final fate for many: supernova. Is Betelgeuse, in our own stellar backyard, about to go supernova? Emily weighs in. We finished with a discussion of her new book The Last Stargazers.. It shares the tales and experiences of astronomical observing. And, finally, spiders and lasers.

  10. Aug. 24th, 2020
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    Where’s The Internet? — Mac Geek Gab 830

    Sometimes you think you're connected to the internet ... but you're not. It happens to John and Dave, too, and they talk through exactly what they've found to help solve it... and why! That's not all, of course... your questions answered, your quick tips, and more. Press play and enjoy learning five new things!

  11. Aug. 24th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Possible One More Thing – TMO Daily Observations 2020-08-24

    John Martellaro and Jeff Butts join host Kelly Guimont to discuss new leaks about the fall Apple Event including a possible "one more thing."

  12. Aug. 21st, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Security Friday, Encrypted Email – TMO Daily Observations 2020-08-21

    Andrew Orr and Jeff Butts join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Security Friday news and how to encrypt email on iOS devices.

  13. Aug. 20th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple Market Milestone, Tim Cook’s Leadership Style – TMO Daily Observations 2020-08-20

    Andrew Orr and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple's market milestone and Tim Cook's leadership style.

  14. Aug. 19th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Fall Hardware Releases – TMO Daily Observations 2020-08-19

    John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss what we know (and wish) about Apple's impending hardware releases.

  15. Aug. 18th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    TV Tuesday: TV+ Bundle, Apple Music 1 – TMO Daily Observations 2020-08-18

    John Martellaro and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple's new Showtime/CBS bundle and a rebranded Music Radio station.

  16. Aug. 17th, 2020
    Background Mode Podcast
    Tidbits Managing Editor Josh Centers (#7) – BGM Interview

    Josh Centers is the managing editor of TidBITS, as well as the author of many Take Control Books: Notes, Home Automation, Apple TV, co-author of Take Control of Preview. He also published Take Control of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13. And he's recently joined The Prepared as an editor.In his seventh appearance on the show, Josh explored the new faetures of iOS 14 and what he likes most—as he prepares for his forthcoming Take Control book. The App Libraries feature was at the top of his list. In segment two, Josh and I discussed a major, impressive research article he recently wrote about the often contentious relationship between developers and Apple and its handling of the App Store. We finished with thoughts on a next gen Apple TV 4K.

  17. Aug. 17th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Episode 1500! – TMO Daily Observations 2020-08-17

    Original TDO host Jeff Gamet joins current host Kelly Guimont for a 1500 episode celebration, including the story of how it came to be.

  18. Aug. 17th, 2020
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    Do Attachments Last Forever? — Mac Geek Gab 829

    What happens to Mail attachments in your archive? Have you ever done a three finger drag? How do you manage your trash can? We mean *really* manage it? All these questions — and a lot more — are answered for you this week as Dave and John pour through the mailbag and help you learn at least five new things. Press play and enjoy listening as your two favorite geeks help make it all happen!

  19. Aug. 14th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Security Friday: Instagram, Packet Loss, and Fortnite – TMO Daily Observations 2020-08-14

    Andrew Orr and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Security (read: Facebook) news, Apple Card id protection, and Fortnite. Extended edition brought to you by intellectual laziness.

  20. Aug. 13th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Ready Apple One – TMO Daily Observations 2020-08-13

    Charlotte Henry and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss news of Apple's bundled services, and Charlotte starts a rumo(u)r.