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Notes and Evernote
Mar 2nd, 2020 2:21 PM

John Martellaro joins host Kelly Guimont to discuss John’s ten tips for iPhone users who want to get the most out of their devices.

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.

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.

Podcast Archives

  1. Mar. 2nd, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Notes and Evernote – TMO Daily Observations 2020-03-02

    Bob "Dr Mac" LeVitus chats with host Kelly Guimont about Apple's Notes app, how it has evolved, and if it's an alternative to Evernote.

  2. Mar. 2nd, 2020
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    What’s Different About Mexican Power? – Mac Geek Gab 804

    Dave's back from Mexico where the power is definitely the same. Yep, certianly. Or is it? He and John talk that through. Mostly, though, the show focuses on you: your questions, your tips, your thoughts, and your answers! Learn how to "right-size" Finder columns, use the keyboard to navigate System Preferences, re-enable your Mac's startup chime, manage Photos backups, boot a new Mac from an old one, and more! Press play to learn at least five new things!

  3. Feb. 28th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    iPads, Trackpads, China, and Censorship – TMO Daily Observations 2020-02-28

    This week we saw rumors of Apple releasing an iPad keyboard with a trackpad, and news that Apple will be requiring paid game developers to comply with Chinese censorship laws. Charlotte Henry and Bryan Chaffin join Dave Hamilton to sift through it all for you before the weekend. Press play and enjoy!

  4. Feb. 27th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Kelly and Peter Cohen – TMO Daily Observations 2020-02-27

    Kelly sits down with Peter Cohen to discuss the Mac App Store as a way to get apps, Twitter polls, and how the App Store ranks as a service.

  5. Feb. 26th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Kelly and Brent Simmons – TMO Daily Observations 2020-02-26

    Kelly sits down (on a sunny day) to chat with Brent Simmons about the history of NetNewsWire, his approach to the design of the app, and why he *really* writes software.

  6. Feb. 25th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Kelly and Ian Betteridge – TMO Daily Observations 2020-02-25

    Today Kelly sits down with Ian Betteridge to discuss the current state of design at Apple and how it stacks up against the competition.

  7. Feb. 24th, 2020
    Background Mode Podcast
    TMO Editor-in-Chief Bryan Chaffin (#2) – TMO Background Mode Interview

    Bryan Chaffin is the co-founder and Executive Vice President of The Mac Observer. He is also our Editor-in-Chief. He's been working lately as co-author of a new edition of iPad For Dummies, and so I enlisted him to discuss the future of the iPad. We chatted about how the iPad has made enormous gains in CPU and graphics power over the last 10 years. But iOS and then iPadOS not so much. In the early days Apple wasn't quite sure where the iPad would go, and that's perhaps a factor in its development. We examined how multi-tasking has been implemented, the prospects for larger displays, home screen operations, consumption vs. productivity, the stagnation of sales, and whether there needs to be a new product between the iPad and Mac. Bryan resurrects the notorious concept of the ::gasp:: toaster-fridge. There's much more.

  8. Feb. 24th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Favorite Steve Jobs Memories, Location Data Clipboard Leak – TMO Daily Observations 2020-02-24

    John Martellaro and Andrew Orr join guest-host Bryan Chaffin to celebrate Steve Jobs's birthday with some of their favorite memories. They also discuss a report that location data can be leaked through the Clipboard in iOS.

  9. Feb. 24th, 2020
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    Taming System Preferences, Podcasts, Email, and More – Mac Geek Gab 803

    Sometimes things just get out of hand with your devices and need to be wrangled back into line. Today's targets: System Preferences, the Podcasts app, IMAP email, and much more. Plus, some early replies on our search for the best way to tame our episode watch lists are already in, too! Listen as John and Dave talk through all of this, add some Cool Stuff Found, and more.

  10. Feb. 21st, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Security Friday: Data Breaches, DNS – TMO Daily Observations 2020-02-21

    Andrew Orr joins host Kelly Guimont for Security Friday, discussing a new data breach and keeping your ISP from selling your web history.

  11. Feb. 20th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple Music Albums, iPad Treats – TMO Daily Observations 2020-02-19

    Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss assorted iPad accessories, and how to hear a specific version of an album in Apple Music.

  12. Feb. 19th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    iPhoneography Tips, iCloud sync vs Backup – TMO Daily Observations 2020-02-19

    Andrew Orr joins host Kelly Guimont to discuss some tips for improving your iPhone photos, and a reminder that iCloud sync is not a backup.

  13. Feb. 18th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Stock Market School – TMO Daily Observations 2020-02-18

    Bryan joins host Kelly to chat about Apple's updated guidance, what guidance is, why it matters, and what exactly this update means for Apple stock.

  14. Feb. 17th, 2020
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    TMO Contributor John Kheit (#4) – TMO Background Mode Interview

    John Kheit is a New York attorney and a regular contributor to The Mac Observer. We share many common interests, including the 4K/UHD/HDR TV revolution, 8K TV and displays, Wi-Fi/5G technologies and the state of Apple. In this special edition, I interview John about his new 2019 Mac Pro. I asked John about the configuration he ordered, what substitutions he made (graphics card), his add-on SSD, and whether he bought the Pro Display XDR. John shared lots of technical tidbits: a changed initial order, his total outlay, details of the T2 security chip, the various kinds (layer configurations) of SSDs, his display setup and observations about the cooling system. If you're planning to purchase a new Mac Pro, this conversation is essential listening.

  15. Feb. 17th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Podcasts From Apple…by Apple? – TMO Daily Observations 2020-02-17

    Charlotte Henry and Dave Hamilton join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple's role in podcasts, and how it could (or should) change over time.

  16. Feb. 17th, 2020
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    Upgrades, Slow Internet, Hard Drives, and More – Mac Geek Gab 802

    How's your Catalina installation behaving? Have any Macs left to upgrade? Your two favorite geeks talk through it all. Then it's time to diagnose the cause of slow internet, always a pesky one to diagnose! Add in some hard drive diagnostics, follow-ups on your subscription tracking, and John and Dave have a show chock-full-of-infotainment goodness to share with you!

  17. Feb. 14th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Security Friday, Backup Tips – TMO Daily Observations 2020-02-14

    Charlotte Henry and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont for Security Friday, discussing security news, malware protection, and backup tips.

  18. Feb. 13th, 2020
    Apple Context Machine Podcast
    AI vs. Machine Learning, Thoughts on Our New Macs, Oak Island – ACM 525

    Bryan Chaffin and John Kheit discuss the difference between artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, including the state of both today. They also talk about their new Macs— John got a new 28-core Mac Pro, while Bryan has a new iMac—and whether or not they like their new purchases. The cap the show by catching up on The Curse of Oak Island TV show on History.

  19. Feb. 13th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Huawei Backdoors, iPad Multitasking – TMO Daily Observations 2020-02-13

    Charlotte Henry and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Huawei's access to 5G networks, and Bryan "shows" Split-Screen on iPad.

  20. Feb. 12th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Swift Playgrounds on macOS, AirPod Domination – TMO Daily Observations 2020-02-12

    Andrew Orr and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Swift Playgrounds coming to macOS and what makes AirPods Pro so wonderful.