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. Dec. 2nd, 2015 ACM 335: Apple’s Mac App Store and Some Holiday Gift Ideas

    Bryan and Jeff talk about the Mac App Store and why Bohemian Coding pulled Sketch for Mac. Apple runs lean and mean, like a massive multibillion startup. Is having products like the Mac App Store languish the price we must pay for the rest of Apple's product line being great? Onto lighter affairs, they offer up some gift ideas for the holidays.

  2. Nov. 25th, 2015 ACM 334: Apple’s Mac Pro vs. The Devil’s Advocate

    John Kheit, the infamous Devil's Advocate, joins Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet on this episode of the Apple Context Machine. Together they dig deep into Apple's Mac Pro and question its suitability for professional use.

  3. Nov. 18th, 2015 ACM 333: Apple Pencil, New Assault on Privacy, Anonymous vs. ISIS

    Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet dive deep into Jeff's hands-on time with the new Apple Pencil. They also dip their toes into more heady waters concerning a new onslaught against encryption and how it could affect our privacy and security. For an end cap they discuss Anonymous's newly declared war against ISIS and what it might mean.

  4. Nov. 12th, 2015 ACM 332: Hands On with iPad Pro, Pencil, Smart Keyboard, and Apple Is Doomed (Again)

    Jeff Gamet and Bryan Chaffin go deep with Apple's new iPad Pro, which Jeff picked up earlier on Wednesday. He also spent some time with Apple Pencil and the new Smart Keyboard. Believe it or not, there was even a new Apple Death Knell this week, and Jeff and Bryan deconstruct the argument that Apple's success hides how much trouble the company is really in.

  5. Nov. 4th, 2015 ACM 331: The New Apple TV, Facebook’s Android Dog Food, Gest, and 100 Year Old Computers

    The new Apple TV is here, and Jeff Gamet and Bryan Chaffin discuss a the first few days of using the device. They also look at Facebook's decision to force some of its developers to eat their own dog food and use Android devices. Peering into the future, they look at a Kickstarter project called Gest, and then dip way into the past and talk about a 102 year old computer beneath the Apple Store in Grand Central.

  6. Oct. 29th, 2015 ACM 330: Apple’s Big Q4 2015 Earnings Report and ACM’s Halloween Adventure

    Apple reported big numbers during its fourth quarter earnings call yesterday. Jeff and Bryan sort out Apple's revenue and earnings, China's place in Apple's game plan, and what other news sites got wrong about Android switchers. They also try to keep track of the interns, Sierra and Ayneseley, on their Halloween trick-or-treat adventure.

  7. Oct. 21st, 2015 ACM 329: Apple on CISA, Google Photo Search Stats, and Star Wars

    Apple's public stance against the U.S. government's CISA legislation has Jeff and Bryan talking about digital privacy. They also look at how much Google knows about us from our personal photo searches, respond to listener comments, and share their thoughts on the latest Star Wars movie trailer.

  8. Oct. 14th, 2015 ACM 328: Smartphone Cameras, Listener Mail, Court Monitors, and Mac Desktops

    Jeff and Bryan dig into new digital camera technologies and their impact on both smartphones and DSLRs. Then they crack open the listener mail 'cause they have some 'splainin' to do, and discuss how interesting it is that Judge Denise Cote quickly agreed to dismiss the monitor she appointed to watch Apple. For an overtime rant, they talk about Apple's new awesome iMacs and the sorry state of the Mac Pro.

  9. Oct. 7th, 2015 ACM 327: Competing with Google Now, Apple’s Other New Campus, iPad Pro for Artists

    Google Now is taking another leap forward, and that has Jeff and Bryan questioning how Siri's Proactive can catch up. They also look at how artists are reacting to the iPad Pro, what's up with the second new campus Apple is working on, and how they're using the iPhone 6s.

  10. Sep. 30th, 2015 ACM 326: iPhone Sizes, Content Blockers, Streaming Music Cut

    Adam Christianson joins Bryan Chaffin to discuss why he's happy he downsized to the iPhone 6s, content blockers and ad-blocking, and Apple's in-app purchase cut when it comes to streaming music. Plus, Adam commits-with all of you as witness-to only using the iPad Pro instead of his laptop when he leaves his office to work. Check it out!