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Stephon Alexander on Background Mode
Unreliable Entities, Sustainability Reports
May 18th, 2020 2:49 PM

Dr. Stephon Alexander is a theoretical physicist specializing in cosmology, particle physics and quantum gravity (String Theory and Loop Quantum Gravity). He received his BSc...

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.

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. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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!

  11. 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.

  12. May. 7th, 2020
    Apple Context Machine Podcast
    Apple Is More Responsive to Customers, But Still Goes a Little Marie Antoinette, with John Kheit – ACM 528

    Bryan Chaffin is joined by John Kheit to look at a couple of contradictory things about Apple. The first is that there is no doubt that Apple under Tim Cook is more responsive to customers than it was under Steve Jobs. And yet, Apple still has some "let them eat cake" Marie Antoinette aspects about it, too.

  13. May. 7th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Audiobooks on Macs – TMO Daily Observations 2020-05-07

    Charlotte Henry joins host Kelly Guimont to walk through how to listen to your audiobooks on a Mac, both from Audible and from Apple Books.

  14. May. 6th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Why Apple Cares About ARM – TMO Daily Observations 2020-05-06

    John Martellaro and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss ARM processors, what exactly they are why Apple wants to develop them.

  15. May. 5th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    WWDC 2020 Announced – TMO Daily Observations 2020-05-05

    Bryan Chaffin and Dave Hamilton join host Kelly Guimont to discuss WWDC 2020, and making lemonade from the hand of lemons we've been dealt.

  16. May. 4th, 2020
    Background Mode Podcast
    Assoc. Professor of Psychiatry Dr. Jud Brewer – TMO BGM Interview

    Dr. Jud Brewer is the Director of Research and Innovation at the Mindfulness Center and associate professor in psychiatry at the School of Medicine at Brown University, as well as a research affiliate at MIT.As an addiction psychiatrist, Dr. Jud has developed and tested novel mindfulness programs for habit change, including both in-person and app-based treatments for smoking, emotional eating, and anxiety. He is the author of The Craving Mind: from cigarettes to smartphones to love, why we get hooked and how we can break bad habits. In this sparkling and entertaining interview, I pepper Jud with questions about his chosen career, consciousness, mindfulness, reward-behavior, breaking bad habits and how to cope with the isolation and stress of our current pandemic. You should get into the habit of listening to Dr. Jud!

  17. May. 4th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Star Wars Day! Also MacBook Pro Updates – TMO Daily Observations 2020-05-04

    John Martellaro and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple's updates to the MacBook Pro and what exactly is (and isn't) new.

  18. May. 4th, 2020
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    New Stuff, Old Macs? Old Stuff, New Macs! – Mac Geek Gab 813

    Need to run Mojave on your Catalina Mac? Need to really manage your printers? Want to add multiple monitors to your MacBook Pro? No problem. John and Dave have you covered. Listen as your two favorite geeks answer your questions about all this and more. It's deliciously informative. And... it's entertaining! Press play and watch, too!

  19. May. 1st, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple Earnings Chat – TMO Daily Observations 2020-05-01

    Andrew Orr, Bryan Chaffin, and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple's earnings, and what was said (or not) during the call. With a bonus trolling that Kelly totally fell for.

  20. Apr. 30th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    All About Apple ID – TMO Daily Observations 2020-04-30

    Andrew Orr joins host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple ID management tips, from resetting a password to cleaning up contacts and more!