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MGG 779: Apple Event Reactions with Dr. Mac
Sep 10th, 2019 5:37 PM

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...

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.

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.

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. 10th, 2019
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    Apple Event Reactions with Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus – Mac Geek Gab 779

    Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus joins John and Dave today for a quick take on Apple's latest announcements and event. Press play... and enjoy. Now in stereo for your listening pleasure.

  2. Sep. 10th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple Media Event Reactions – TMO Daily Observations 2019-09-10

    John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the Apple Media Event and share their reactions to the announcements.

  3. Sep. 9th, 2019
    Background Mode Podcast
    Tidbits Managing Editor Josh Centers (#5) – TMO Background Mode Interview

    Josh Centers is the Managing Editor of Tidbits.com and has published many Take Control (TC) books. He's the author of Take Control of Apple TV and Take Control of Home Automation. He's been writing the Take Control books for iOS since version 8, and his latest book is Take Control of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13.In his fifth appearance on the show, Josh and I explored his latest article (Aug. 30) at Tidbits that explores a controversial user interface issue in iOS 13. Josh is blunt about Apple's questionable use of the ellipsis. We then took a 30,000 ft. view of the current disarray in the area of IoT, home automation and security. As an aside, Josh and I hypothesize about a new Apple product. We finished with a discussion of what sets iPadOS 13 apart from iOS 13.

  4. Sep. 9th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Weaponizing security flaws, Apple Watch Slow Burn – TMO Daily Observations 2019-09-09

    Charlotte Henry and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss iOS vulnerabilities as weapons, and the slow success of  Watch.

  5. Sep. 9th, 2019
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    Optimizing Storage, Migration, Snapshots, and Combo Updates – Mac Geek Gab 778

    This isn't the one after 9/9, it's the one on 9/9! And that means it's time to answer your questions and share your tips about optimizing your iPhone storage, managing your snapshots, ejecting pesky drives, finding a service better than Gazelle, and much more. Press play and enjoy learning at least five new things right alongside John and Dave!

  6. Sep. 6th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple Music on the Web, Voice Assistant Perspectives – TMO Daily Observations 2019-09-06

    Charlotte Henry and Dave Hamilton join host Kelly Guimont to talk about the latest web interface from Apple, and voice assistant points of view.

  7. Sep. 5th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple and Cryptocurrency, iPhone Eavesdropping – TMO Daily Observations 2019-09-05

    Bryan Chaffin and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple's cryptocurrency comments and if your iPhone is dropping eaves or not.

  8. Sep. 4th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    New iPhone Speculation, Catalina Features – TMO Daily Observations 2019-09-04

    Charlotte Henry and Bob "Dr Mac" LeVitus join host Kelly Guimont to talk about the new wave of iPhone SE speculation and Catalina features.

  9. Sep. 3rd, 2019
    Background Mode Podcast
    Astronomer Dr. Clay Sherrod (#2) – TMO Background Mode Interview

    Dr. Clay Sherrod's astronomical studies began, soon after his Ph.D. work, in 1970 with the Arkansas Sky, Inc., his private non-profit and educational research and educational program. Although now retired, the work, publications and outreach from him via the Arkansas Sky Observatory ranks among the top in private non-profit facilities.In his second appearance on the show, Clay and I talked about his latest book which covers the entire spectrum of the change in the Earth's climate. We noted that climate science has deep roots into the planet's history and is based on the scientific method. Not everyone speaks the language of science, and so it's important to identify authoritative sources that can be trusted. We tried to cover as many aspects as we could to deliver a broad picture of the perils facing the Earth.

  10. Sep. 3rd, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Botnet Takedown, Apple’s AR Plans – TMO Daily Observations 2019-09-03

    Bryan Chaffin and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the latest botnet takedown and the new wave of Apple "headset" speculation.

  11. Sep. 2nd, 2019
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    Swipe Right… In the Stopwatch App – Mac Geek Gab Podcast 777

    When you're setting up a new Mac, what steps do you take to ensure success down the road? Can Windows viruses infect the Mac with Boot Camp? How to connect FireWire to a 2019 Mac? All of these questions are asked... and all are answered! Plus, where is it safe to swipe right? In the stopwatch app, of course! Press play and enjoy.

  12. Aug. 30th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    iPhone Hacks, Python, Particle Debris – TMO Daily Observations 2019-08-30

    John Martellaro and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to discuss an iOS vulnerability, the future of Python on macOS, and Particle Debris.

  13. Aug. 29th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple Repair Program Expansion, iPhone Event Invites – TMO Daily Observations 2019-08-29

    Bryan Chaffin and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple's expansion of iPhone repair programs, and iPhone event invites.

  14. Aug. 28th, 2019
    Apple Context Machine Podcast
    Redefining Corporate Responsibility, DMAC and Publisher Immunity, with John Kheit – ACM 521

    Bryan Chaffin is joined by John Kheit to talk about the Business Roundtable's (and Apple's) proposal to redefine corporate responsibility. They also discuss publisher/platform immunity and the ways in which Big Tech may lose that immunity.

  15. Aug. 28th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Mid-Range iPhone, Apple’s Media Moves – TMO Daily Observations 2019-08-28

    Charlotte Henry and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss iPhone model (perceived) gaps and Apple's recent streaming ramp up.

  16. Aug. 27th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple Card Privacy, App Store Download Stats – TMO Daily Observations 2019-08-27

    Andrew Orr and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to talk about Apple Card's relative privacy and App Store download statistics.

  17. Aug. 26th, 2019
    Background Mode Podcast
    Archaeologist Dr. Sarah Parcak – TMO Background Mode Interview

    Dr. Sarah Parcak is an archaeologist, anthropologist, Egyptologist, and remote sensing expert who has used satellite imaging to identify potential archaeological sites in Egypt, Rome, and elsewhere. She's written the first textbook in the field of satellite archaeology, called Satellite Remote Sensing for Archaeology. She holds a Ph.D. from Cambridge University in Egyptian Archaeology and is currently at the Univ. of Alabama, Birmingham.Sarah told me how she became fascinated by Egyptology at an early age. And, yes, she was influenced by Indiana Jones. In college, inspired by her father's aerial photogrammetry work, she took a remote sensing class, and that gave her the idea years later, to use NASA satellite photos to identify prospective archaeological sites. These satellite photos can also reveal signs of looting. Sarah described how climate change and poor funding is adversely affecting the science of archaeology.

  18. Aug. 26th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple September Event Speculation – TMO Daily Observations 2019-08-26

    Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to talk about the September Apple Event and what they hope to see besides iPhones.

  19. Aug. 26th, 2019
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    Acronym Soup – Mac Geek Gab Podcast 776

    Is Wireless USB as S.M.A.R.T. as NVMe? As users of today's tech, we sure use a lot of acronyms, don't we? Listen as Dave and John help you wade through the soup and make sense of not only all the acronyms, but the tech that they describe, too! Press play and enjoy, friends!

  20. Aug. 23rd, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Tim Cook, Taylor Swift, and Cleaning Apple Cards – TMO Daily Observations 2019-08-23

    Charlotte Henry and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Tim Cook's diplomacy, Taylor Swift's remix session, and Apple Card care.