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ACM 420: Amazon Pay Places, Atari Flashback, New Emojis
Jul 19th, 2017 6:17 PM

Andrew Orr joins host Kelly Guimont to discuss Security Friday news, tips for secure payment options, and some new shortcuts.

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. Jul. 19th, 2017
    Apple Context Machine Podcast
    Amazon Pay Places, Atari Flashback, and Apple’s New Emojis – ACM 420

    In episode 420, Bryan and Jeff discuss whether or not Amazon was high when it came up with Amazon Pay Places. They also discuss Atari Flashback 8 Gold, the new Atari retro gaming box, as well as Apple's new emojis.

  2. Jul. 19th, 2017
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Transmit 5, Apps We Miss, When to Buy an iPad – TMO Daily Observations 2017-07-19

    Transmit 5's release got Kelly Guimont, John Martellaro, and Jeff Gamet talking about FTP and other apps they used long ago, plus they offer up their thoughts on advice to wait until next year before buying a new iPad.

  3. Jul. 18th, 2017
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Australia’s Anti-encryption Push, Macstock 2017 Wrapup – TMO Daily Observations 2017-07-18

    John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to discuss Australia's push for encryption back doors, plus the look back at this year's Macstock conference.

  4. Jul. 17th, 2017
    Background Mode Podcast
    TMO Background Mode Interview with the CTO of It’s Borrowed Joe Moreno

    Joe Moreno is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, a former U.S. Marine officer, a former Apple software engineer for nine years, and is now the Chief Technical Officer of ItsBorrowed.com. In high school, influenced by his father, Joe decided to join the Marines. He was also very much into computers and became a Marine programmer, working on production systems. Later, after the academy, he became a supply & logistics officer, and his skills caught the attention of Apple in 1998. He was virtually hired on the spot at a career fair for military officers. We spent some time chatting about Apple's recent history and his work with databases, WebObjects, Unix and Apple's online store. Listen in to hear us chat about iPhone ordering tricks from the Apple store during the annual September chaos.

  5. Jul. 17th, 2017
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Interview with Chuck Joiner from MacVoices – TMO Daily Observations 2017-07-17

    Jeff Gamet sat down with Chuck Joiner at Macstock 2017 to chat about podcasting, how he got into hosting shows and interviews, and more.

  6. Jul. 16th, 2017
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    Three Geeks at Macstock 2017 – Mac Geek Gab 666

    For episode 666 your two favorite geeks are joined (raided!) by Guy Serle and the episode becomes a mix of Mac Geek Gab and the MyMac podcast. Recorded live at Macstock 2017, Guy, Dave, and John talk through all sorts of things, including some stellar quick tips just for you. Download, press play, and enjoy!

  7. Jul. 14th, 2017
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    App Store Free Trials, Time for a New Apple TV – TMO Daily Observations 2017-07-14

    Jeff Butts and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to discuss how developers can offer app trial versions on Apple's App Store, plus John explains why its past time for a new Apple TV.

  8. Jul. 13th, 2017
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Amazon’s HomePod Competitor, Apple Store HomeKit Demos – TMO Daily Observations 2017-07-13

    Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Butts join Jeff Gamet to offer up their take on Amazon's Echo that's coming this fall to compete with Apple's HomePod, plus they have some thoughts on Apple adding HomeKit demonstration stations to its stores.

  9. Jul. 12th, 2017
    Apple Context Machine Podcast
    The Apple of Tomorrow, and the Wild West of Home Automation – ACM 419

    What exactly is "Apple?" The company is changing dramatically, and Bryan and Jeff explore where Apple might be going. They also talk about home automation, and how we are in the Wild West days of this future technology.

  10. Jul. 12th, 2017
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Tech Simulating Real People, Bringing C++ Back to the Mac – TMO Daily Observations 2017-07-12

    Jeff Butts and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about the implications of technology that can realistically simulate actual people speaking, plus John explains why you might want to code in C++ on your Mac.

  11. Jul. 11th, 2017
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    EFF Tech Company Score Card, Smart Home Appliance Surveillance – TMO Daily Observations 2017-07-11

    Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Butts join Jeff Gamet to sort out the EFF's tech company score card, plus they have some thoughts on home voice appliances calling the police for us.

  12. Jul. 10th, 2017
    Background Mode Podcast
    TMO Background Mode Interview with Professor of Computer Science Dr. John Gustafson

    Dr. John Gustafson is a professor of computer science, now at The National University of Singapore. He holds a Ph.D. in Applied mathematics from Iowa State University and also specializes in high performance (supercomputer) computing. (HPC). He's worked at Sun Labs, Clearspeed Technology, Massively Parallel Technology, Intel, and AMD. At an early age, he was fascinated by chemistry and also had a good sized electronics lab in his basement (thanks to indulgent parents). But by the time he started his undergraduate degree at Cal Tech, he'd settled on applied mathematics with physics as a second major. It was at Cal Tech where he met and was influenced by the Nobel Prize winning physicist, Dr. Richard Feynman. John, describes his career arc, and at the end has some great advice for young scientists just getting started.

  13. Jul. 10th, 2017
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Apple’s Controlled Information Flow, Woz Haters – TMO Daily Observations 2017-07-10

    Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to to talk about the controlled flow of information out of Apple, plus they try to sort out why Apple fans bag on Steve Wozniak.

  14. Jul. 9th, 2017
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    Migrating Mail, Managing your Monitor, and More! – Mac Geek Gab 665

    Lots of summer-related Cool Stuff Found here, including stuff for hearing your music while you're out enjoying the outdoors. Don't worry, southern-hemisphere friends, we've got plenty of stuff for you, too, including a new mesh wireless system to discuss. The Q&A portion of the show covers migrating mail, operating with the monitor off (desirably and not-so-much). All this and more. Press play and enjoy!

  15. Jul. 7th, 2017
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Tidal’s Dwindling Exclusive Deals, Touch ID Isn’t Dead Yet – TMO Daily Observations 2017-07-07

    Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to share their perspective on Tidal's dwindling exclusive artist deals, plus John shares his insight on Apple and Touch ID.

  16. Jul. 6th, 2017
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    iPhone 8 Sans Touch ID, WebVR Community Group – TMO Daily Observations 2017-07-06

    Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to look at a report claiming Touch ID won't be an iPhone 8 feature, plus they offer up their thoughts on Apple engineers joining the WebVR Community Group.

  17. Jul. 5th, 2017
    Apple Context Machine Podcast
    iPhone 8 Face Scanning, Building a Hackintosh, High Sierra Beta – ACM 418

    Bryan is out on vacation so Jeff Butts joins Jeff Gamet to talk about reports saying the iPhone 8 will ditch Touch ID for facial recognition, building a hackintosh, and macOS High Sierra beta experiences.

  18. Jul. 5th, 2017
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Mac, iPhone, and Apple Watch Tips – TMO Daily Observations 2017-07-05

    Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to share some tips that make using their iPhones, iPads, Macs, and Apple Watches easier.

  19. Jul. 2nd, 2017
    Mac Geek Gab Podcast
    Puck Killed the Wi-Fi – Mac Geek Gab 664

    Keyboard shortcuts, system-wide tools, reversing panorama mode, and putting the finishing touches on your system updates are the things you’ll learn about in just the first few minutes of this episode. From there it goes even deeper, including a great segment about managing your email on macOS and iOS. You won’t want to miss this one. Press play… and enjoy!

  20. Jun. 30th, 2017
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    Get Ready for macOS High Sierra Public Beta – TMO Daily Observations 2017-06-30

    John Martellaro and Jeff Butts team up with Jeff Gamet to share their macOS High Sierra beta experiences and offer some tips on preparing to make the upgrade, plus they discuss the slow death of software manuals and documentation.