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.

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  1. May. 4th, 2016 ACM 358: The Devil’s Advocate, Apple Scaling, and Tim Cook’s Speeches

    John "The Devil's Advocate" Kheit joins Bryan and Jeff on this special episode of The Apple Context Machine. They discuss John's argument that Apple has failed to scale its product delivery even while it scales its work force. They also argue about whether or not Tim Cook is a compelling speaker (hint, Bryan has the correct opinion).

  2. May. 4th, 2016 TMO Daily Observations 2016-05-04: The Big HomeKit and Apple Smoke Detector Rant

    Apple may have plans to make its own networked smoke detector of sorts for our homes. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about their HomeKit headaches and whether or not they'd buy a smoke detector from Apple.

  3. May. 3rd, 2016 TMO Daily Observations 2016-05-03: Privacy Criminals, Cheap iTunes Gift Cards

    The Department of Justice will soon be able to target computers using a VPN or TOR Web browsers with search warrants. Bryan Chaffin joins Jeff Gamet to discuss the implications of the changes, and has a tip on how to save money on iTunes gift cards.

  4. May. 2nd, 2016 TMO Background Mode: Interview With Intel Fellow Dr. Bruce Horn

    Bruce Horn started his career at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center working with the Smalltalk language and Alan Kay. That's where he was in the early 1980s when Steve Jobs visited PARC to take a look at their Xerox Star, and Bruce was there watching Mr. Jobs react to the demo of this magical research computer with revolutionary new features: a mouse, windows and file icons. Soon after, Mr. Jobs recruited Bruce to work on the original Macintosh team along with Andy Hertzfeld and others. I asked Bruce to talk about the challenges of designing the original Mac operating…

  5. May. 2nd, 2016 TMO Daily Observations 2016-05-02: Apple’s Next Big Thing, Icahn’s $AAPL Selloff

    An electric car isn't the only new thing Apple is working on. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to explore what Apple may be developing next, and Bryan helps sort out why Carl Icahn sold his bucket loads of Apple stock.

  6. May. 1st, 2016 MGG 603: Pronunciation, Rants and The Joy of a Smaller Phone

    Sound is a funny thing, so are pronunciations and ringtones, and yet your two favorite geeks have some great tips for you about both of those. Need to replace the Finder? Need to diagnose a malfunctioning port on your Mac? How about restoring your magically disappearing printers? Your geeks have you covered there, too. Plus, Dave talks about his experience with an iPhone SE. All of this and more for you today on MGG!

  7. Apr. 29th, 2016 TMO Daily Observations 2016-04-29: Kicking Off a New Apple Conference

    Starting a new conference can be intimidating, but it can be exciting, too. Indie DevStock's Tammy Coron joins Jeff Gamet to talk about jumping into the conference organizer world, the excitement and camaraderie she's seeing, and her experience in the conference and developer world.

  8. Apr. 28th, 2016 TMO Daily Observations 2016-04-28: The Developer Side of Apple Conferences

    With Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference coming in June, today we look at how other developer-related events fit in. John Wilker from 360|iDev joins Jeff Gamet to talk about dev-focused conferences, meeting developer needs outside of WWDC, the openness between event organizers, and more.

  9. Apr. 27th, 2016 TMO Daily Observations 2016-04-27: Apple’s Conference Community

    Apple conferences are about more than traveling to a different city to learn something new. Today Mike Potter from Mac Stock and Barry Fulk from the Midwest Mac BBQ join Jeff Gamet to talk about the community experience we get from conferences and why that makes smaller events more appealing to some attendees.

  10. Apr. 26th, 2016 TMO Daily Observations 2016-04-26: The Evolution of Apple Conferences

    The conference and tradeshow market is evolving, and we're seeing changes in the offerings for Apple-related content. Today Neil Ticktin from MacTech joins Jeff Gamet to talk about where we've come from and where we're headed with Apple conferences, what's working, and why some events fail.