Apple Context Machine is a weekly in-depth look at Apple and the tech world from Bryan Chaffin, editor-in-chief of The Mac Observer with special guests from the tech world.
Changes, 15 Years of iPhone - ACM 567
Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet reflect on recent changes, and they try to put 15 years of iPhone into context. Hard to believe!
CES, Brain Implants, Social Media Accountability, w/Jeff Gamet
Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet talk about CES and the future of in-person events. They also take a look at brain implants, which, believe it or not, are here. And, they talk about efforts to make social media companies accountable and say: be careful what you wish for.
Streaming Music, Using iPads, NFT Comic Books, w/Jeff Gamet
Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet talk about the practical realities of listening to music int he age of streaming music services. They also talk about how they use their iPads, and the ways in which that has changed. They cap the show with a practical use case look at NFT graphic novels, which Bryan says is one way of bringing collectibility back to the comic book world.
Universal Control, App Privacy, ArtSabers, w/Jeff Gamet
Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet geek out over ArtSabers and UltraSabers, two companies making light sabers! They also talk about Universal Control and how they would use it when Apple gets around to releasing it. And they look at the ever-changing world of app privacy.
Smarthome Matter, Crypto Down Market, w,Jeff Gamet
Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet dig into Matter, the smarthome platform that should make it easier for devices to work all the major smarthome platforms. They also talk about cryptocurrencies in a down market, and how and why Bryan is interested only in long-term prospects and possibilities.
Adele's Shuffle Challenge, Apple on State-Sponsored Spyware, w/Jeff Gamet
Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet talk about Adele’s desire that we not shuffle her albums. They also look at Apple’s public stand against state-sponsored spyware.
Blockchain ‘explanation’ uninformed
Just as a general rule, if you don’t really understand a technology don’t try to explain it. It’s clear that you don’t understand blockchain and the way it works. It seems to me that if you’re going to go down that rabbit hole you should either get an expert on the show or do more research.