Apple and Content, Marzipan, and the Executive Shuffle, with Charlotte Henry - ACM 502

· Bryan Chaffin · Apple Context Machine Podcast

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Where is Apple going with its content drive? Bryan Chaffin is joined by guest-host Charlotte Henry to dive deep into original shows, services, publishing, news, and Apple’s other content ambitions. They also talk about the promise (and potential drawbacks) of Marzipan, and what Apple’s recent executive shuffling might portend.

Using iPad, Apple Original TV Shows, and Macs with Jim Dalrymple: ACM 490

· Bryan Chaffin · Apple Context Machine Podcast

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Bryan Chaffin and guest-host Jim Dalrymple talk about how they use their iPads, and it turns out they’re pretty different use cases. They try to talk about where Apple TV might go but venture into a much deeper conversation about Apple’s original TV shows and videos. Spoiler: one of them is a pessimist. They close the show by examining the state of the Mac. Another spoiler: one of them is a pessimist!

Disney Unveils Disney+, Coming 2019

· Charlotte Henry · News

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The confirmation of the heavily anticipated Netflix challenger came from the firm’s Chairman and CEO Bob Iger during an earnings call on Thursday.

Throttlegate Lessons, Free Apple Video Rumors, Security PSA - ACM 485

· Bryan Chaffin · Apple Context Machine Podcast

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In the wake of Apple’s $12 million fine from Italian regulators, Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet ask if the company learned any lessons from Throttlegate. They also update their plans for the show, discuss increasing rumors that Apple’s video content will be free, and offer a security public service announcement.

AWS4 Love, Design Meets Science, Apple's PG TV Dreams - ACM 481

· Bryan Chaffin & Jeff Gamet · Apple Context Machine Podcast

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Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet can’t get enough of Apple Watch Series 4, even though Jeff is wrong about the Infograph Watch Face. They also find it interesting that a designer got recognized by the world of science, and they weigh whether or not Apple’s plan to avoid sex, violence, and politics with its original TV shows will hurt its streaming service.

Apple Buys Global Rights to 'The Elephant Queen' Documentary

· Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

Apple has purchased the global rights to documentary The Queen Elephant, according to Deadline. This film is about an elephant clan led by Athena. That’s her with the giant tusks. 😍 The documentary was filmed by Victoria Stone and Mark Deeble, who spent years with Athena’s family, as she coped with a drought. It sounds amazing, and I can’t wait to see it. Apple hasn’t said when it will be released, but one might imagine it will be part of whatever original streaming service the company has been cooking up for the last few years.

Apple Buys Global Rights to ‘The Elephant Queen’ Documentary

Apple Interface Consistency, Storage Permutations, Walmart Streaming Video - ACM 471

· Bryan Chaffin · Apple Context Machine Podcast

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In this age of different devices and platforms, Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet talk about the lack of consistency in Apple’s interfaces compared to the days when “Apple” meant “Mac.” They also go over some listener feedback (read criticism) about their rant last week on Apple’s storage pricing for new MacBook Pro models. Lastly, they discuss whether not Walmart can make a go in the streaming video market, and how that might actually work.

Facebook's Spy Patent, Apple Music Shows, Samsung Patent Fight Ends - ACM 468

· Bryan Chaffin · Apple Context Machine Podcast

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Facebook has a scary new patent application that Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet say “is so Zuck.” They also talk about how Apple might position and price its streaming original content, and there are a lot of possibilities. Plus, Apple’s long-running patent fight with Samsung is over. What does that really mean?

Apple Hires Another TV Exec for Scripted Programming

· Bryan Chaffin · News

Michelle Lee - Creative Executive at Apple Worldwide Video

From 2012 until now, Ms. Lee was producing partner to Emmy-winning writer and showrunner Jason Katims at Universal Television-based True Jack Productions.