Apple Context Machine Podcast
The Apple Context Machine is Mac, iPhone, and iPod news and analysis that puts the facts in perspective, brought to you with a sense of humor. Hosts Jeff Gamet and Bryan Chaffin put the Apple world into context.

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  1. Feb. 10th, 2016 ACM 345: What Is Apple’s Mission?

    What is Apple's mission? You might be surprised to know that Apple doesn't have a mission statement. Bryan and Jeff talk about whether or not this matters and what it says about Apple. They also talk about the relationship between Steve Jobs and Bill Gates.

  2. Feb. 3rd, 2016 ACM 344: Spying through the Internet of Things and Apple’s Wireless Charging Plans

    Bryan and Jeff go deep in this episode of the Apple Context Machine on surveillance, whether or not the government is "Going Dark" due to encryption, and security, of the lack thereof, in the Internet of Things. They also talk about Apple's reported plans for wireless charging.

  3. Jan. 27th, 2016 ACM 343: $AAPL’s Earnings and Wall Street, Plus Apple’s Virtual Reality

    Bryan and Jeff dig into Apple's December record quarter and why Wall Street reacted by selling off the stock. They also talk about Tim Cook's comments on virtual reality during the conference call and what Apple might do with VR technology in the future.

  4. Jan. 20th, 2016 ACM 342: Apple’s Cracks, Educating Congress on Cybersecurity, Connected Devices

    Apple seems to be letting more things slip through the cracks, and Bryan and Jeff discuss some of the reasons contributing to the slippage. They also take a look at the Congressional Cybersecurity Lab being set up by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and talk about the current state of connected devices.

  5. Jan. 13th, 2016 ACM 341: Apple and Time Warner, Apple vs. the EU, and Trip ‘Still Wrong’ Chowdry

    Rumors are flying that Apple may be interested in buying Time Warner Entertainment. Bryan and Jeff discuss how it might work and why Apple might want the company. They also look at another story coming out of Europe about Apple agreeing to make an iOS-to-Android migration tool. To cap the story off, they discuss Trip "Still Wrong" Chowdry's pronouncement that Tim Cook and Apple's management are "completely clueless" and need to go. Sounds fun, right.

  6. Jan. 7th, 2016 ACM 340: Looking for Apple at CES

    Jeff and Bryan have been looking for Apple's presence looming over CES like it usually does, but so far, they've come up emptry. There's plenty of Apple ecosystem products at CES 2016-they also talk about their favorites so far-but Apple isn't dominating the show like it usually does.

  7. Dec. 30th, 2015 ACM 339: Flying Star Destroyers, Silly Apple Lawsuits, and Apple’s Year in Beta

    This week Bryan and Jeff start you off with a tangent on Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep and the movie it inspired, Bladerunner. Jumping franchises, they careen into the video of a 15-foot Star Destroyer from Star Wars that actually flies. But then they remember that this is the Apple Context Machine and discuss a new class action lawsuit brought against Apple, as well as the idea that 2015 was the year of betas for the company.

  8. Dec. 22nd, 2015 ACM 338: Taylor Swift, BlackBerry on Encryption, Apple’s Executive Evolution

    Taylor Swift debuted her 1989 World Tour (Live) movie on Apple Music, and Jeff and Bryan want to know how much it cost. Up in Waterloo, Canada, BlackBerry CEO John Chen said some stuff about encryption and Apple, and most of it didn't make any sense. And down in Cupertino, Apple has been shifting the roles of some of its executives, leading to two people not known as "product guys" to be in charge of products.

  9. Dec. 16th, 2015 ACM 337: Apple’s R&D Machine, the BB8 iPhone App, and Banksy’s Steve Jobs

    Apple's research and development machine is a legend in the making, and Jeff and Bryan talk about two new developments that hint at the company's efforts. They also look at Tickle, an app for controlling the BB8 toy and a whole more, and for a closer they discuss Banksy's use of Steve Jobs's likeness in a piece meant to remind the world of the benefits of migration and immigration.

  10. Dec. 9th, 2015 ACM 336: Steve Ballmer, More Gifts, and Trump’s Internet

    Bryan and Jeff explore the realm where Steve Ballmer thinks he's earned the right to criticize Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella decisions. The also offer you four more gift ideas and discuss Donald Trump's call to talk to Bill Gates about "closing that Internet up in some way." Fun times!