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MGG 807: The Great Internet Blocking Conspiracy
Mar 23rd, 2020 7:30 AM

Andrew Orr joins host Kelly Guimont to discuss Security Friday news, how to wipe your devices, and Apple’s open source password project.

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. Mar. 23rd, 2020
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    The Great Internet Blocking Conspiracy – Mac Geek Gab 807

    Options for Apple TV Volume, Silencing CarPlay upon connect, LTE internet options, and managing the shared family calendar only scratch the surface of this episode's content: the mailbag overflows with your tips and questions, and John and Dave do their level best to share, answer, entertain and inform! Press play to learn about all this and more; and learn five new things in the process!

  2. Mar. 20th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Sidecar Makes iPad a Mac Display, Customize Control Center – TMO Daily Observations 2020-03-20

    Bryan Chaffin guest-hosts with Charlotte Henry to discuss how to use Sidecar to make your iPad a second display for your Mac. They also dig into all the ways you can customize Control Center on iPad (and iPhone, for that matter).

  3. Mar. 19th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    New MacBook Air, Mac mini Updates – TMO Daily Observations 2020-03-19

    Apple's updates to the processors (and more) in the MacBook Air and pricing and RAM for the Mac mini leave Charlotte Henry and guest host, Dave Hamilton, with a ton to talk through, and a ton for you to hear. Listen and enjoy!

  4. Mar. 18th, 2020
    Apple Context Machine Podcast
    New iPad Pro, Mac mini, and MacBook Air, the Power of ARM, and Oak Island, with John Kheit – ACM 526

    Bryan Chaffin is joined by John Kheit to talk about Apple's new iPad Pros, MacBook Airs, and Mac mini, plus the new Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro. They also discuss the potential for the ARM processor in Macs, and all the cursed goodness of the latest episode of Oak Island.

  5. Mar. 18th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    New iPad Pro Announced – TMO Daily Observations 2020-03-18

    John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the new iPad Pro, announced this morning, and where it fits as a device.

  6. Mar. 17th, 2020
    Background Mode Podcast
    Musician and Programmer John Nastos – TMO BGM Interview

    John Nastos is a multi-instrumentalist, music composer and improvisor, saxophonist, an iOS app developer, book author and is currently on faculty at Portland State University as a Jazz Saxophone Instructor.John is one of those special people who is an accomplished jazz musician, iOS developer and author. He tells a fascinating story about how he got started as a jazz musician and the people who mentored him. Along the way, he also fondly adopted the Mac, and that stood him well when it came time to develop some very popular, technical music apps that had never existed before. As an instructor, John teaches his students the principles behind music improvisation. His first book, The Mechanism lays out those core concepts. John is a gifted speaker and educator, so don't miss this show.

  7. Mar. 17th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple TV+, Content Craters – TMO Daily Observations 2020-03-17

    John Martellaro and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple TV+ as a service, and what it looks like in the future.

  8. Mar. 16th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple Fined by France, Powerbeats 4 – TMO Daily Observations 2020-03-16

    Bryan Chaffin and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss a French authority fining Apple over inventory, and the new Powerbeats 4 appealing to Charlotte for, frankly, not being AirPods.

  9. Mar. 16th, 2020
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    Catalina Nonplussed By HFS – Mac Geek Gab 806

    Do you want a dock with more USB-C ports? If so, why? John and Dave have some ideas for you. How should you best manage your USB-C-powered devices? Or what if you need a backup internet connection with your cell phone? These questions, plus more questions, plus some Cool Stuff Found, plus your Quick Tips round out the episode. We know... it's a lot! That's what it takes to learn five new things each week together, isn't it?

  10. Mar. 13th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Security Friday, WWDC 2020 – TMO Daily Observations 2020-03-13

    Charlotte Henry and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the new look for WWDC and Security Friday's headlines and tips.

  11. Mar. 12th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple Doesn’t Get The iMessage – TMO Daily Observations 2020-03-12

    Charlotte Henry joins host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple's (lacking) Messages app and what rumors say could make it an Apple-level product in iOS 14.

  12. Mar. 11th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Forgotten Apple Watch Features – TMO Daily Observations 2020-03-11

    John Martellaro joins host Kelly Guimont to discuss the Apple Watch features that tend to be forgotten when it's considered a health tracker.

  13. Mar. 10th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Working In A New Location – TMO Daily Observations 2020-03-10

    Dave Hamilton joins Kelly to discuss tips and tricks for working in a location which isn't your usual workspace. Apps, best practices, and more!

  14. Mar. 9th, 2020
    Background Mode Podcast
    Founding Director, End Climate Silence Dr. Genevieve Guenther — TMO BGM Interview

    Dr. Genevieve Guenther is a scholar and author. She is affiliate faculty at the Tishman Environment and Design Center at The New School in New York and the founder and director of End Climate Silence, an activist organization helping the news media cover the climate crisis.How should climate scientists use effective language skills and storytelling to convey scientific research? How can they speak effectively to both fellow scientists and the lay public? How can they avoid what's called semantic ambiguity so that their choice of words isn't twisted by deniers? How can the media learn to couch severe climate change events in proper science context while not appearing unduly biased? Dr. Genevieve Guenther chats with me on all this and more in a most engaging and informative discusion.

  15. Mar. 9th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Handset Depreciation, TV+ Reviews – TMO Daily Observations 2020-03-09

    Charlotte Henry joins host Kelly Guimont to discuss trade-in values of various smartphones, and a new wave of reviews for Apple TV+ shows.

  16. Mar. 9th, 2020
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    To RAID or Not (to RAID)? – Mac Geek Gab 805

    Do you close your Terminal sessions correctly? Does iStat Menus work after you migrate? Are you getting Notes to launch as fast as possible? You'll be able to answer "yes" to all three of these things after just the first few minutes of this week's show. Stick around and learn about taming CarPlay, sharing Calendars, using a VPN with your Apple TV and much more. You'll definitely hit your quota of learning at least five new things with John and Dave this week.

  17. Mar. 6th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Security Friday – TMO Daily Observations 2020-03-05

    Andrew Orr joins host Kelly Guimont for Security Friday! Hardware flaws, This Week in Who Has Your Data, and the latest in ending encryption.

  18. Mar. 5th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    iPhone Photography, Device Disinfection – TMO Daily Observations 2020-03-05

    Andrew Orr and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss disinfecting (not just cleaning!) your devices, and Andrew's tips for iPhone photography.

  19. Mar. 4th, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple vs (Non-Computer) Viruses – TMO Daily Observations 2020-03-04

    John Martellaro joins host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple's next moves regarding gathering thousands of people in San Jose (for WWDC) or not, and manufacturing logistics vs the current state of affairs.

  20. Mar. 3rd, 2020
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    ARM Inside, NSA-brand Malware – TMO Daily Observations 2020-03-03

    Charlotte Henry and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss malware bought and reused by the NSA, and the future of Mac processors.