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Apple Music and Spotify's Payments to Artists
Apr 19th, 2021 3:27 PM

Andrew Orr joins host Kelly Guimont for Security Friday’s news, including Facebook’s latest move involving your data.

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.

Media+

Hosted by Charlotte Henry from The Mac Observer.

Media+

Charlotte Henry and her guests bring focus — and a little something extra — to discussions about digital media in today's world.

Podcast Archives

  1. Apr. 19th, 2021
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple Music and Spotify’s Payments to Artists – TMO Daily Observations 2021-04-19

    Charlotte Henry joins guest-host Bryan Chaffin to break down how Apple Music and Spotify pay artists and labels, and what that might mean to the music industry as a whole.

  2. Apr. 19th, 2021
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    Not-So-Silent Ringing — Mac Geek Gab 866

    Sometimes your iPhone's silent, and sometime it's not. But what about when it decides what to do, not you? That's when you call John and Dave! Or you can email them. Or you can text them. Or you can post in the forums. Either way, they'll answer your questions and try to help solve your problems. Listen to all your questions answered, Cool Stuff Found and Quick Tips shared, and you're guaranteed to learn at least five new things hanging out with your two favorite geeks!

  3. Apr. 16th, 2021
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Security Friday and a Hitchhiker’s Guide – TMO Daily Observations 2021-04-16

    Andrew Orr joins host Kelly Guimont to discuss Security Friday news, and a very helpful Hitchhiker's Guide (not that one).

  4. Apr. 15th, 2021
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Extra Storage And You – TMO Daily Observations 2021-04-15

    Thursdays with Bob continue as Dr Mac drops by to chat with Kelly about how (and why) to shop for a hard drive, and Bob's secret for buying them.

  5. Apr. 14th, 2021
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple TV+ Announcements, Streaming Comparisons – TMO Daily Observations 2021-04-14

    Charlotte Henry joins host Kelly Guimont to discuss new announcements on Apple TV+ and a new study of how TV+ stacks up against other services.

  6. Apr. 13th, 2021
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple Event Predictions and Wishes – TMO Daily Observations 2021-04-13

    Bryan Chaffin joins host Kelly Guimont to discuss their predictions and also hopes for the newly announced Apple Event on April 20.

  7. Apr. 13th, 2021
    Media+
    Walking ‘The Line’ — Media+

    Apple TV+ has released an original audio podcast - 'The Line' - telling the story of U.S. Navy Seal Eddie Gallagher. Jeff Gamet joins host Charlotte Henry to discuss what he likes about the show and why Spotify executives should be worried.

  8. Apr. 12th, 2021
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple Music on Echo Gear, Apple “Originals” – TMO Daily Observations 2021-04-12

    Charlotte Henry joins host Kelly Guimont for a Media Monday chat about playing Apple Music on Amazon hardware, and Apple's latest "original" content.

  9. Apr. 12th, 2021
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    Geek Challenges and Cool Stuff Found — Mac Geek Gab 865

    Sometimes there are those problems that just don't have easy solutions...and that's when things get fun! Geek Challenges mean you get to join in the fun of helping find the answers. Listen as John and Dave share some of their more troubling troublehooting experiences plus, of course, some Cool Stuff Found to round it all out. Press play and learn five new things!

  10. Apr. 9th, 2021
    Apple Context Machine Podcast
    An iCloud Issue, Home Automation, NFC Tags, and a Smart Home Friction Point, with Jeff Gamet – ACM 545

    Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet dig deep into smart home tech and home automation, starting with an iCloud account issue Jeff had with a new HomePod mini. They also discuss NFC tags, a home automation friction point Bryan has experienced, and other aspects of smart homes.

  11. Apr. 9th, 2021
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Security Friday: Exploits and Scammers – TMO Daily Observations 2021-04-09

    Andrew Orr joins host Kelly Guimont to discuss (good) Security Friday news, including an in-depth look at phone scammers and tactics to stop them.

  12. Apr. 8th, 2021
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Thursdays with Bob: Cool Stuff Found! – TMO Daily Observations 2021-04-08

    Thursdays with Bob bring Dr Mac by to chat with host Kelly Guimont about a new interactive data service, and deliver some bad news about your webcam.

  13. Apr. 7th, 2021
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    IMEI Numbers, Apple Arcade Updates – TMO Daily Observations 2021-04-07

    Bryan Chaffin and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss IMEI numbers, the new wave of Apple Arcade games, and cultural confessions.

  14. Apr. 6th, 2021
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    How to Clean Up Facebook (Data) Leakage – TMO Daily Observations 2021-04-06

    Today Andrew Orr joins host Kelly Guimont to discuss why there's new headlines about an old data leak, and what you can do to protect yourself.

  15. Apr. 6th, 2021
    Media+
    Substack, That’s Where It’s at— Media+

    Substack baby! Journalist Mic Wright joins host Charlotte Henry to discuss the realities of life on the popular newsletter platform. How much work does it take? Can writers make money? What is next for company?

  16. Apr. 5th, 2021
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Tim Cook and Kara Swisher – TMO Daily Observations 2021-04-05

    Charlotte Henry joins host Kelly Guimont to discuss Tim Cook's appearance on Kara Swisher's podcast Sway, and what we learned about Tim and Apple.

  17. Apr. 5th, 2021
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    M1 Mac Troubleshooting, Quick Tips, and More — Mac Geek Gab 864

    M1 Macs have only been available for a few months, but y'all are buying them up like crazy. Of course, troubleshooting them is a bit different than familiar Intel models, and Dave and John talk through some of that while answering your questions. Quick Tips help to make this episode accessible for all, in addition to some non-platform-specific questions about troubleshooting in general. Listen in as your two favorite geeks help share the knowledge, and perhaps you'll learn five new things, too!

  18. Apr. 2nd, 2021
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Security Friday: Privacy vs Security, App Tracking Updates – TMO Daily Observations 2021-04-02

    Andrew Orr joins host Kelly Guimont to discuss new App Tracking Transparency news, other updates, and the difference between security and privacy.

  19. Apr. 1st, 2021
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Thursdays with Bob: iPads and iMazing – TMO Daily Observations 2021-04-01

    Thursdays with Bob continue, Dr Mac drops by to chat with host Kelly Guimont to share how a new iPad proved the power of iMazing as a backup utility.

  20. Mar. 31st, 2021
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    World Backup Day – TMO Daily Observations 2021-03-31

    Dave Hamilton and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss World Backup Day, including the history of Time Machine and testing backups.