Apple Context Machine Podcast

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.

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Apple One, Fitness+, Apple Watch vs. Apple Watch, w/Charlotte Henry

Sep. 16th, 2020 - 11:36 PM | 00:58:48

Bryan Chaffin and Charlotte Henry dig into everything they love about Apple One, Apple’s new bundled services plan. They also have Apple Watch fighting Apple Watch for Charlotte’s affections, and they even have a winner!

Podcast Archives

  1. Sep. 16th, 2020
    Apple Context Machine Podcast
    Apple One and Fitness+, Apple Watch vs. Apple Watch, with Charlotte Henry – ACM 535

    Bryan Chaffin and Charlotte Henry dig into everything they love about Apple One, Apple's new bundled services plan. They also have Apple Watch fighting Apple Watch for Charlotte's affections, and they even have a winner!

  2. Sep. 13th, 2020
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    The Mac Web Today, Apple Event Speculation, with John Kheit – ACM 534

    Bryan Chaffin and John Kheit take a look back at the Mac Web 20 years ago and discuss what's different about today, including how coverage of Apple is different today. They also chew over expectations for Apple's media event on September 15th.

  3. Jul. 2nd, 2020
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    Apple Silicon, Target Mode, iOS Apps Coming to Mac, with John Kheit – ACM 533

    Bryan Chaffin is joined by John Kheit to talk about Apple Silicon and the Mac moving to Apple-designed ARM processors. They also talk about Target Mode's demise and something John Kheit predicted years ago: iOS apps coming to the Mac.

  4. Jun. 17th, 2020
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    macOS on ARM and WWDC, HomePod Hopes with Jeff Gamet – ACM 532

    Bryan Chaffin is joined by Jeff Gamet to discuss macOS and Mac hardware on ARM processors, along with their ideas about how much we might see at WWDC. They also discuss their hopes for HomePod and how it might improve.

  5. Jun. 3rd, 2020
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    Dads & Grads, Mind Mapping, Work at Home Tips, with Bob LeVitus – ACM 531

    Bryan Chaffin is joined by Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus to discuss some of his Dads & Grads gift recommendations. They also discuss mind mapping software and how Bob found his connection for using it. And, they go over some of Bob's tips for working from home.

  6. May. 20th, 2020
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    Apple Siri Grading Whistleblower, Podcast Exclusivity, with Andrew Orr – ACM 530

    Bryan Chaffin and Andrew Orr talk about surveillance capitalism and the former Apple employee and Siri grading whistleblower who recently went public. They also discuss the growing battle for podcast exclusivity between the tech giants and Spotify.

  7. May. 13th, 2020
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    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.

  8. May. 7th, 2020
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    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.

  9. Apr. 22nd, 2020
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    Apple on a Roll, Apple TV+ and Streaming Video, with John Martellaro – ACM 527

    John Martellaro joins Bryan Chaffin to discuss Apple's recent roll when it comes to launching new products. They also talk about Apple TV+ and the other streaming video services, which are seeing a bit of a book thanks for shelter-in-place orders—including what it means for the future.

  10. Mar. 18th, 2020
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    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.

  11. Feb. 13th, 2020
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    AI vs. Machine Learning, Thoughts on Our New Macs, Oak Island – ACM 525

    Bryan Chaffin and John Kheit discuss the difference between artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, including the state of both today. They also talk about their new Macs— John got a new 28-core Mac Pro, while Bryan has a new iMac—and whether or not they like their new purchases. The cap the show by catching up on The Curse of Oak Island TV show on History.

  12. Nov. 6th, 2019
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    Social Media, Hands On with AirPods Pro, Apple Content Bundles, with John Kheit – ACM 524

    John Kheit joins Bryan Chaffin to discuss social media, mob rule, and the 1st Amendment. Yikes! They also talk about their hands-on experience with AirPods Pro and look at Apple's content pricing and whether or not the company is likely to offer more bundles for its content (spoiler: no!).

  13. Oct. 23rd, 2019
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    The Apple TV+ and Apple Originals Preview Show – ACM 523

    Charlotte Henry joins Bryan Chaffin to talk about Apple TV+, Apple Originals, Apple's role in the industry, the evolution of original streaming content, and a whole lot more—all in preparation for the November 1st launch of Apple TV+.

  14. Sep. 12th, 2019
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    iPhone 11 and 11 Pro, Apple Watch Series 5, with Jeff Gamet – ACM 522

    Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet reunite to discuss Apple's new product announcements, including iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, Apple Watch Series 5, Apple's trade-in program, midnight green, glass...it's Bryan and Jeff, so of course they spin out of control on various and sundry side rails. Buckle up!

  15. Aug. 28th, 2019
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    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.

  16. Aug. 10th, 2019
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    Apple’s ASMR Venture, LOL Samsung, AAPL Buybacks with Charlotte Henry – ACM 520

    Apple has posted plenty of "Shot on iPhone": videos, but four new ASMR videos mark the first time where the content is more about the experience than it is about the device that made it. Bryan Chaffin is joined by guest-host Charlotte Henry to discuss it. They also talk about Samsun's lame decision to pull an old ad from its YouTube channel that mocked an Apple move that Samsung is following today. So lame. They also look at Apple's gargantuan effort to buy $24 billion of its own stock in just the June quarter.

  17. Jul. 21st, 2019
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    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.

  18. Jul. 12th, 2019
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    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.

  19. Jun. 26th, 2019
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    Apple Skates to the Privacy Puck, Disney Plus Spanner, with John Martellaro – ACM 517

    Apple has been skating to the privacy puck for years, and Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro argue it's about time Apple got some credit for it. They also talk about John's thesis that Disney Plus pricing threw a spanner into Apple's plans for Apple TV Plus.

  20. Jun. 19th, 2019
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    Libra: Finally, a Way for Facebook to Control More, with Andrew Orr – ACM 516

    Bryan Chaffin and Andrew Orr dig deep into the possibilities—for good and ill (mostly ill)—of Facebook's new Libra cryptocurrency. They cover how it work, why Facebook went the cryptocurrency route, and what Facebook has to gain from the project. Spoiler, the answer is everything!