Mac Observer Podcasts

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MGG 787: Hey Presto! I Outsmarted Myself!
Nov 4th, 2019 7:30 AM

Andrew Orr and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple Podcasts coming to Amazon Echo devices, and the latest OS updates.

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 question 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.

Podcast Archives

  1. Nov. 4th, 2019
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    Hey Presto! I Outsmarted Myself! – Mac Geek Gab 787

    Tips about new functionality, including moving Catalina's windows, scanning with your iPhone, fixing mail, running cron jobs, and downloading installers from the Terminal are just scratching the surface. Then it's on to diagnosing some network problems and learning how Time Machine can keep your volumes from being resized. Listen as John and Dave walk through all of these, to ensure everyone (including them!) learns at least five new things this week.

  2. Nov. 1st, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    AirPods Pro, Other True Wireless Earbuds – TMO Daily Observations 2019-11-01

    Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Bryan's new AirPods Pro, and some features of true wireless earbuds.

  3. Oct. 31st, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Earnings Call Observations – TMO Daily Observations 2019-10-31

    John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss to discuss what we heard and think we heard on Apple's earnings call.

  4. Oct. 30th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    iPhone Camera Evolution, The Internet At 50 – TMO Daily Observations 2019-10-30

    Charlotte Henry and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the latest iPhone camera software and hardware, and the internet at fifty.

  5. Oct. 29th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Update PSAs, Restaurant Payment Systems – TMO Daily Observations 2019-10-29

    Andrew Orr and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss system updates to iPhones and HomePods, and the evolution of payment tech.

  6. Oct. 28th, 2019
    Background Mode Podcast
    GRUBBRR CEO Bhavin Asher – TMO Background Mode Interview

    Bhavin Asher is a technologist and entrepreneur. After graduating college with a computer science degree, he went to work for IBM. Later, Bhavin transitioned to a position at Deloitte as a CRM Strategy Consultant. Deloitte provided a learning environment to understand how successful businesses leverage technology to scale and grow. Most recently, he was a Director and Solutions Architect at Salesforce. Today, Bhavin is the founder and CEO of GRUBBRR. Bhavin tells a career story that well prepared him to launch his own business. GRUBBRR is a full-service kiosk order and sales system for, to name a few, restaurants, fast-casual restaurants, cafes, bars, coffee shops, and bakeries. If you've ever waited an eternity for your food order or check, you'll want to hear how GRUBBRR has re-engineered the whole process for the digital age—including great GUI displays, AI and Apple Watch support. Welcome to tomorrow.

  7. Oct. 28th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Encryption (Stance) Evolution, AirPods Pro – TMO Daily Observations 2019-10-28

    Charlotte Henry and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss former FBI counsel Jim Baker's stance on encryption and new AirPods Pro.

  8. Oct. 28th, 2019
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    iCloud Keychain vs. Catalina Cage Match – Mac Geek Gab 786

    Today, your two favorite geeks dig into your questions about recovering photo data, removing malware, resolving iCloud Keychain in macOS Catalina, and more. But that's not all! You've got some great tips for automating those un-automatable Personal Reminders, fixing DNS, Mono Podcast Listening, and creating disk images. All of this and more from Dave Hamilton and John F. Braun, as soon as you press play. Do it now and don't get caught!

  9. Oct. 25th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Happy Birthday iPod! – TMO Daily Observations 2019-10-25

    Andrew Orr and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the iPod turning 18, and how Apple and its events have changed since 2001.

  10. Oct. 24th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Subscription Management and Deals – TMO Daily Observations 2019-10-24

    Charlotte Henry and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss managing subscriptions on macOS, and the future of paid vs free users.

  11. Oct. 23rd, 2019
    Apple Context Machine Podcast
    The Apple TV+ and Apple Originals Preview Show – ACM 523

    Charlotte Henry joins Bryan Chaffin to talk about Apple TV+, Apple Originals, Apple's role in the industry, the evolution of original streaming content, and a whole lot more—all in preparation for the November 1st launch of Apple TV+.

  12. Oct. 23rd, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    CASE Act, Dolby Vision on Netflix – TMO Daily Observations 2019-10-23

    John Martellaro and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the CASE Act passing the House, and John explains Dolby Vison on Netflix.

  13. Oct. 22nd, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    AirPods Pro or Airpod Pros? – TMO Daily Observations 2019-10-22

    Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss speculation about new AirPods, their features, and earning the "pro" name.

  14. Oct. 21st, 2019
    Background Mode Podcast
    Former Apple Engineering Director Don Melton – TMO Background Mode Interview

    Don Melton is probably best known as the person who started the Safari and WebKit projects at Apple and his rise to Apple Engineering Director of Internet Technologies. These days he's an aspiring writer, podcaster and recovering programmer. Don walks us through his early career starting with his aspiration to become a comic strip or comic book artist. His artistic talent led to a newspaper job which led to information graphics which led to work with Macs. His tinkering with the Mac revealed that he had a special talent for programming, and that ultimately led to his job at Netscape developing the Navigator browser. Later, a relationship with Andy Hertzfeld and Bud Tribble led to his job at Apple in 2001, chartered by Scott Forstall, to write a web browser. Don tells a fascinating story about the development of Safari for Mac OS X and the race to replace Microsoft's Internet Explorer.

  15. Oct. 21st, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Current Apple = Old Linux, iPad Buying Tips – TMO Daily Observations 2019-10-21

    Charlotte Henry and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple's Linux similarities, and how to decide which iPad to buy.

  16. Oct. 21st, 2019
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    macOS Catalina and iOS 13 Tips and Troubleshooting – Mac Geek Gab 785

    macOS Catalina and iOS 13 have been out for a few weeks now, and your tips and questions have been coming in. Plus, Dave learned a few things at MacTech last week to add. Mix in some Cool Stuff Found, a few Quick Tips, and some follow-ups from last week and we'll all learn at least five new things!

  17. Oct. 18th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple’s Rapid iOS Releases, macOS Upgrade Warning and Prep – TMO Daily Observations 2019-10-18

    Charlotte Henry and John Martellaro are back with guest-host Bryan Chaffin to discuss the seemingly dizzying array of iOS updates Apple has released in the last few weeks. They also talk about the special case needs of macOS Catalina and whether Apple could do more to proactively warn users of everything they might face with their Mac systems.

  18. Oct. 17th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    FitBit’s Health Play, EU’s Weird Apple Play Probe – TMO Daily Observations 2019-10-17

    Charlotte Henry and John Martellaro join guest-host Bryan Chaffin to discuss FitBit's efforts to claw back some space from Apple Watch with a heart-monitoring feature. They also discuss the EU's weird antitrust concern about Apple Pay.

  19. Oct. 16th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Breaking Up Big Tech, Apple as Media Company – TMO Daily Observations 2019-10-16

    Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss breaking up "big tech" companies, and Apple as a media company.

  20. Oct. 15th, 2019
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    Don’t Outsmart Yourself – Mac Geek Gab 784

    Sometimes the best thing you can do is to not overthink a solution... and sometimes it happens anyway! Join your two favorite geeks to learn about Catalina tweaks, AirPods tips, iOS scanners, and more. Plus, listen as John and Dave troubleshoot a network issue in real time with just tools available on every Mac!