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Parallels Dir. of Sales Engineers Victor Fiss
May 26th, 2020 7:14 PM

Bryan Chaffin is joined by John Kheit to talk about Apple Silicon and the Mac moving to Apple-designed ARM processors. They also talk about Target...

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.

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Hosted by John Martellaro from The Mac Observer.

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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. May. 26th, 2020
    Background Mode Podcast
    Parallels Dir. of Sales Engineers Victor Fiss – TMO BGM Interview

    Victor Fiss has had a distinguished career leading teams to implement, integrate, and manage enterprise wide systems. As Director of Sales Engineers, he oversees coordination of pre-sales and post-sales delivery for Parallels solutions. He is responsible for the team’s goals and initiatives with sales, product management, development, and worldwide customer support.Victor and I explored everything about Parallels Desktop on the Mac. What it is, how it works, supported OSes, support for Metal, external GPUs, games, working at home issues and support, macOS VM clients, adjustments at Parallels amidst COVID-19, embracing OS agnosticism, the Parallels Toolbox, the Remote Application Server, and a brief discussion of Parallels Desktop on ARM-based Macs. It's all right here.

  2. May. 26th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple Original Podcasts, Laptop Evolution – TMO Daily Observations 2020-05-26

    Charlotte Henry and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple's hiring a Podcast lead, and John's take on the Macbook's future.

  3. May. 25th, 2020
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    Drawing, Backing Up, and Being a Screenshot Ninja – Mac Geek Gab 816

    Did you know you could move your screenshot selection window around after you create it? How about rearranging columns in the Finder and having it remember? What about Profiles on your Mac, and how they can be used to hijack your browser?If you listen to this week's Mac Geek Gab with Dave Hamilton and John F. Braun, not only will you know how to do these three things, we guarantee you'll learn at least two more (and probably a lot more than that!). Press play and enjoy learning all these things with your two favorite geeks.

  4. May. 22nd, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Security Friday, Exposure Logging – TMO Daily Observations 2020-05-22

    Andrew Orr joins host Kelly Guimont for Security Friday news and to discuss the difference between contact tracing and exposure logging.

  5. May. 21st, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    iPhone Ports and Headphones – TMO Daily Observations 2020-05-21

    Charlotte Henry and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the future of iPhone ports, and John's brilliant iPhone ordering idea.

  6. May. 20th, 2020
    Apple Context Machine Podcast
    Apple Siri Grading Whistleblower, Podcast Exclusivity, with Andrew Orr – ACM 530

    Bryan Chaffin and Andrew Orr talk about surveillance capitalism and the former Apple employee and Siri grading whistleblower who recently went public. They also discuss the growing battle for podcast exclusivity between the tech giants and Spotify.

  7. May. 20th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Monitor Math – TMO Daily Observations 2020-05-20

    John Martellaro and Dave Hamilton join host Kelly Guimont to discuss widescreen displays and how many Ks and inches and lines you really need.

  8. May. 19th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    TV Tuesday: Apple TV+ Content Expansion – TMO Daily Observations 2020-05-19

    John Martellaro and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss reports Apple is looking to buy content to expand the TV+ library.

  9. May. 18th, 2020
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    TMO Contributor Kelly Guimont (#11) – TMO BGM Interview

    Kelly Guimont is a long-time podcaster, Contributing Editor for The Mac Observer, the host of the Mac Observer's Daily Observations podcast, and a tech support guru.In her 11th appearance, Kelly and I chat about our favorite TV shows of the 1980s as well as some of our favorite, recent movies. I open segment #1 with a fond recollection by both us us for Miami Vice (Starz), then similar feelings about Hill Street Blues (Hulu). A Kelly favorite along with me was: Magnum P.I. (Amazon). In segment #2 we critiqued Knives Out (iTunes), Onward (Disney+), Saving Mr. Banks (Netflix) and superb scifi The Lost Room (Amazon). Join us as we explore together what's great about these shows.

  10. May. 18th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Unreliable Entities, Sustainability Reports – TMO Daily Observations 2020-05-18

    Andrew Orr and Charlotte Henry join Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple's inclusion on China's "naughty" list and corporate responsibility.

  11. May. 18th, 2020
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    Holy Bidirectional Thunderbolt, Mac-Man! – Mac Geek Gab 815

    Did your Mac stop showing all your spotlight results? Do you have an external rotational drive on your Mac? Do you want to Add the Dark Menubar to your Light-themed Mac?These answers are addressed in the opening Quick Tips segment. Can you imagine what happens when John and Dave, your two favorite geeks, start answering your questions? Good news: you don't have to imagine. Just press play and all will be revealed!

  12. May. 15th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Security Friday, News+ Audio – TMO Daily Observations 2020-05-15

    Andrew Orr and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont for Security Friday, and a chat about Apple's News+ articles in an audio format.

  13. May. 14th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Logic Pro X Updates – TMO Daily Observations 2020-05-14

    Charlotte Henry and Dave Hamilton join host Kelly Guimont to discuss updates to Logic Pro X and what those improvements mean to musicians.

  14. May. 13th, 2020
    Apple Context Machine Podcast
    Apple Product Releases, Digital WWDC, and What-We-Wish-Apple-Made, with Charlotte Henry – ACM 529

    Bryan Chaffin and Charlotte Henry discuss what seems like a blistering pace of new Apple products, even in the midst of a pandemic. Charlotte explains why she is so excited about the digital version of Apple's World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) coming in June, and they both look at the product they wish Apple would make.

  15. May. 13th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple Watch With a Side of Android – TMO Daily Observations 2020-05-13

    John Martellaro and Dave Hamilton join host Kelly Guimont to imagine how Apple Watch could work with an Android phone as a companion instead.

  16. May. 12th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple’s AirPod Success Story – TMO Daily Observations 2020-05-12

    Charlotte Henry and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the success of Apple's AirPods line, and how they compete vs other headphones.

  17. May. 11th, 2020
    Background Mode Podcast
    Technical Columnist Chris Matyszczyk – TMO BGM Interview

    Chris Matyszczyk is the President of creative consultancy Howard Raucous LLC. He advises corporations and individuals on content creation, advertising and marketing. For the last 13 years, he has also written the Technically Incorrect column first for CNET and now for ZDNet. He also writes the Absurdly Driven column at Inc.Chris has a witty, irreverent, playful writing style at times. Over the years, several of his articles have caught my attention for my Friday column, Particle Debris, and we chatted about them. Plus, I've always wanted to hear his career story and how he got started as a technical columnist. In this interview, you'll get a sense of Chris's wry humor, and he'll keep you laughing the whole show.

  18. May. 11th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Media Monday: Apple TV and AppleTV and Apple TV+ – TMO Daily Observations 2020-05-11

    John Martellaro and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple TV boxes, Apple TV apps, and the Apple TV+ streaming service.

  19. May. 11th, 2020
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    Mispronouncing “Bondi” – Mac Geek Gab 814

    What's bloating up your hard drive? Why is your Bluetooth mouse still draining? Which 13" MacBook should you get? All these questions are answered, and more. John and Dave are here to ensure you get the answers you need, in the way you need them. And that's not all, they talk through a few ways of managing multiple Apple IDs, 10G Ethernet, macOS 10.15.5, plus Quick Tips, Cool Stuff Found, and more. Press play to listen and learn at least five new things along with your two favorite geeks!

  20. May. 8th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Security Friday, Animal Crossing – TMO Daily Observations 2020-05-08

    Andrew Orr joins host Kelly Guimont for a Security Friday News Roundup of items, and then a discussion of Nintendo's new Animal Crossing game.