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iOS 13 & iPad OS, Things We Like and Don't Like, w/Andrew Orr - ACM 519
Jul 21st, 2019 5:41 AM

Bryan Chaffin and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss iPhone ordering and ship times, and offer some picks for iPhone treats.

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.

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. Jul. 21st, 2019
    Apple Context Machine Podcast
    iOS 13 and iPad OS, Things We Like and Things We Like Less, with Andrew Orr – ACM 519

    Bryan Chaffin is joined by Andrew Orr to discuss Apple's new iOS 13 and iPadOS, both of which are in developer and public beta. They talk about some of the features they really like—and some features they don't like at all.

  2. Jul. 19th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apollo Space in the News, Apple’s Russia Conundrum – TMO Daily Observations 2019-07-19

    Charlotte Henry and Andrew Orr join guesthost Bryan Chaffin to look at all the awesome Apollo and space content that's available around the Moon Landing's 50th anniversary. They also talk about a proposed law in Russia that could challenge some of Apple's core business principles.

  3. Jul. 18th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    FaceApp Terms, Inside Podcasting Baseball – TMO Daily Observations 2019-07-18

    Dave Hamilton and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the current FaceApp situation, and the current podcasting landscape.

  4. Jul. 17th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple’s Engineering Focus, iPod Frustration – TMO Daily Observations 2019-07-17

    John Martellaro and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple's engineering focus and the use case for the "new" iPod touch.

  5. Jul. 16th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Mesh Wi-Fi, App Store Bug – TMO Daily Observations 2019-07-16

    Andrew Orr and Dave Hamilton join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Dave's mesh Wi-Fi guide with a side of Prime Day deals, and an App Store bug.

  6. Jul. 15th, 2019
    Background Mode Podcast
    Science Fiction Author Darren Beyer (#2) – TMO Background Mode Interview

    Darren Beyer is a former NASA Space Shuttle engineer at Kennedy Space Center who worked on launching and recovering more than a dozen missions. He also conducted astronaut training and had the honor of working onboard every Space Shuttle orbiter except Challenger. In late 1998, he left NASA to become an author.The result was the Anghazi series of novels, Casimir Bridge, released in 2016 to rave reviews thanks largely to his commitment to putting the science back in science fiction. The second installment, Pathogen Protocol was released in October, 2018. In this second show with Darren, we continue our previous discussion: Back to the Moon first or off to Mars first? With robot companions? Industrializing the Moon. Plus: Darren's approach to the third novel in the Anghazi series and an explanation of how his characters achieve interstellar travel.

  7. Jul. 15th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple’s Security Evolution, iCloud VPN – TMO Daily Observations 2019-07-15

    John Martellaro and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to talk about Apple's balance of security and user freedom, and a new iCloud VPN idea.

  8. Jul. 15th, 2019
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    Swiper, More Swiping! – Mac Geek Gab 770

    Your questions answered, including migrating photos, syncing movies, moving to a new Mac, which earbuds to get, smart bulbs, and much more. Plus, there's never a lack of things to swipe. And on your iPhone and Mac, that's a good thing. Come learn five new things with John and Dave!

  9. Jul. 12th, 2019
    Apple Context Machine Podcast
    Apple without Jony Ive, Services, and Current Macs, with John Kheit – ACM 518

    Bryan Chaffin and John Kheit discuss Apple without Sir Jony Ive, why he might have left, and and how it might have gone down. They also discuss the growing role of Apple Services, and the current state of the Mac lineup.

  10. Jul. 12th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple’s AR Glasses, HomeKit Hardware – TMO Daily Observations 2019-07-12

    Andrew Orr and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to talk about the state of Apple's AR "glasses" and the new wave of HomeKit hardware.

  11. Jul. 11th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple’s Silent Updates, Robocall Blocking – TMO Daily Observations 2019-07-11

    John Martellaro and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to talk about the state of updates from Apple, and the latest in blocking robocalls.

  12. Jul. 10th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    PSAs, Current Mac Lineup – TMO Daily Observations 2019-07-10

    John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont for a few PSAs, then a discussion of the current state of Apple's computer lineup.

  13. Jul. 9th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    New Macs, New Security Flaws – TMO Daily Observations 2019-07-09

    Andrew Orr and Dave Hamilton join host Kelly Guimont to talk about the new Mac laptop updates and the latest security flaw courtesy of Zoom.

  14. Jul. 8th, 2019
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    Save Your Data…Safely – Mac Geek Gab 769

    macOS Catalina will bring with it a lot of changes, one of which is that a lotof older apps and related hardware won't work. Dave and John answer your questions and share your tips about how to navigate these waters ahead of time... to avoid surprises. In addition, your archives are only as good as the method and medium you use. It's time to talk about data safety and reliability. Plus, your other questions need answers, and that's what happens here on Mac Geek Gab: everyone learns at least five new things!

  15. Jul. 8th, 2019
    Background Mode Podcast
    Director, Vatican Observatory Br. Guy Consolmagno – TMO Background Mode Interview

    Br. Guy Consolmagno earned his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Planetary Science from MIT and his Ph.D. in Planetary Science from the University of Arizona. He's been at the Vatican Observatory since 1993 and is currently the director there where his research explores connections between meteorites, asteroids, and the evolution of small solar system bodies. Br. Guy has co-authored two astronomy books as well as popular books such as Would you Baptize and Extraterrestrial?" He is a Jesuit Brother.We chatted about Br. Guy's post-graduate work, how he came to be at the Vatican Observatory—and then become the director. He explained why the Vatican has an observatory and how the Catholic Church is not anti-science. Actually he is just part of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences that advises the Pope. And there was much, much more.

  16. Jul. 8th, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    DNS Over HTTPS, New iCloud Login Method – TMO Daily Observations 2019-07-08

    Andrew Orr and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to talk new DNS security from Mozilla, and Apple's new login system coming to iCloud.

  17. Jul. 3rd, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Catalina and the Future of Storage – TMO Daily Observations 2019-07-03

    Dave Hamilton and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to talk about APFS and the new ways files will be managed by macOS in Catalina.

  18. Jul. 2nd, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Tim Cook and the Wall Street Journal – TMO Daily Observations 2019-07-02

    John Martellaro and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to talk about Tim Cook disputing reports surrounding Jony Ive's departure.

  19. Jul. 1st, 2019
    Background Mode Podcast
    Founder, Bombich Software, Mike Bombich (#2) – TMO Background Mode Interview

    Mike Bombich is the founder and president of Bombich Software, the developer of Carbon Copy Cloner. That’s a backup app for the Mac that has saved the day for many users. He's a former Apple employee.In this timely post-WWDC show, Mike joins me to explain the structure of APFS drives and the new read-only System files in macOS Catalina. He explained new features of volumes in macOS 10.15, especially how the System is isolated from the Data volume (which contains /Users). He also explained the new firmlinks that tie these two volumes together, making them appear as one. Finally, Mike explained how Carbon Copy Cloner external drives can no longer be HFS+ in Catalina but must become APFS.

  20. Jul. 1st, 2019
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Eddy Cue Speaks, Evolution of iTunes – TMO Daily Observations 2019-07-01

    John Martellaro and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Eddy Cue's new interview and the evolution of iTunes through the ages.