Mac Observer Podcasts

Apple Context Machine Podcast

Hosted by Jeff Gamet & Bryan Chaffin.

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.

Daily Observations Podcast

Hosted by The Mac Observer.

Daily Observations Podcast

Join Jeff Gamet each weekday as he assembles a panel of TMO staffers and contributors to talk through the stories and news of the day. Quick, informative, and entertaining. Make Daily Observations a part of your day!

Background Mode Podcast

Hosted by The Mac Observer.

Background Mode Podcast

Join 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.

Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Hosted by Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun.

Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Dave Hamilton and John F. Braun come together weekly to discuss things of interest to Mac geeks, yet present them in a way that's both entertaining and informative for the average listener.

Content has moved.

You've found our older podcast archive. These are older episodes of our shows. You're welcome to listen to these episodes, but if you'd like to hear the newer stuff go here

Podcast Archives

  1. Jun. 20th, 2016 TMO Daily Observations 2016-06-20: Apple Power Plans, what’s Coming for Passcodes

    Apple wants to be an electric company, but that doesn't mean we'll be buying iElectricity soon. John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to talk about Apple's plans for the surplus electricity it generates through its renewable energy efforts, plus they share their thoughts on Apple's plans for biometric passcodes and protecting our privacy.

  2. Jun. 17th, 2016 TMO Daily Observations 2016-06-17: Apple Pay Fears, No iMessage for Android

    Mobile payment platforms aren't taking off because consumers don't trust them. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to discuss a Pew study looking at who uses mobile payment systems like Apple Pay, and they also dive into Apple's reasoning for not bringing iMessage to Google's Android platform.

  3. Jun. 16th, 2016 ACM 364: Tim Cook Brings Diversity to Apple’s Stage and Other WWDC Observations

    Apple CEO Tim Cook put his money where is mouth is and brought significant diversity to the WWDC stage this week, including four powerful women. Bryan and Jeff think it was cool. They also dig into watchOS 3, Swift Playgrounds, and ask if Steve Jobs would have opened up Siri, Maps, iMessage, and Phone to third party developers.

  4. Jun. 16th, 2016 TMO Daily Observations 2016-06-16: Apple’s Big macOS Security Push

    Security is big in macOS Sierra, and it's going to have an impact on developers as well as end users. John Martellaro joins Jeff Gamet to talk about changes we'll see in Gate Keeper, signed apps, encryption, Safari, and more.

  5. Jun. 15th, 2016 TMO Daily Observations 2016-06-15: Deleting Stock iOS 10 Apps, Net Neutrality’s Win

    iOS 10 will let you delete pre-installed apps like Weather, Stocks, and Mail, but that may not be quite as awesome as it sounds. Adam Christianson from the Maccast, John Martellaro, and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to look at what really happens when you delete the pre-installed apps from your iPhone or iPad, plus they share their thoughts on the US Court of Appeals upholding the FCC's Net Neutrality rules. Bonus: Jeff hears phantom audio. Aliens? NSA?

  6. Jun. 14th, 2016 TMO Background Mode: Interview With Mashable Sr. Technical Correspondent Christina Warren

    Christina Warren is Mashable's Senior Tech Correspondent. Her specialty is the intersection between new media and technology. In 2007, she got her start writing for USA Today about TV entertainment and music. It went so well, she started blogging about other entertainment and technology topics. Eventually, she joined Mashable in 2009, moving from staff writer to her current position. In April, during the Apple vs. FBI dispute, Christina wrote an amazing, tour de force article explaining how Apple approaches security, and she told me how it got written. Later in the show, we chatted about the state of Apple's iTunes,…

  7. Jun. 14th, 2016 TMO Daily Observations 2016-06-14: The Mac’s New File System, watchOS 3

    One big announcement that didn't make Monday's Worldwide Developer Conference keynote event was a new file system for macOS. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to explain APFS and why it matters to Mac users, plus Bryan talks about why he thinks watchOS 3 could move him from like to love for his Apple Watch.

  8. Jun. 13th, 2016 MGG 609: Keynote Thoughts and Power Magic

    Fresh out of Apple's keynote and State of the Union talks, Dave and John digest their thoughts together, live for you (or, well, live to tape... not tape but digital... oh, you know what we mean!). Then it's time for some serious followups from the last two episodes. Photos, Watch layouts, Genius Bar tips and more. And maybe, just maybe, John and Dave might have to have a spirited disagreement to celebrate their 11th anniversary!

  9. Jun. 13th, 2016 TMO Daily Observations 2016-06-13: WWDC 2016 Keynote Wrap Up

    Apple hosted its 2016 Worldwide Developer Conference keynote Monday morning with big announcements for watchOS, tvOS, iOS, and the just renamed macOS. John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to share their first impressions and talk about what they saw as some of the most important announcements from today's event.

  10. Jun. 10th, 2016 TMO Daily Observations 2016-06-10: iMessage for Android, Logic Pro’s Mega Update

    Word on the street says Apple is about to announce iMessage for Android. Bryan Chaffin and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to offer up their thoughts on why Apple might want to make its end-to-end encrypted text message platform Android-compatible, plus they look at the stunningly long list of fixes and new features in Logic Pro's 10.2.3 update.