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TMO Daily Observations 2015-05-22: Fingerprints to Google and Apple Watch Heartrate Monitoring

1:08 PM, May. 22nd, 2015 · Dave Hamilton · Daily Observations Podcast

Daily Observations Podcast

Google wants to offer Android M users the convenience of Touch ID's fingerprint unlocking... will users want to offer Google their fingerprints? Also, do you care if Apple Watch checks your resting heart rate less than every ten minutes, because it seems like that's what's happening with this week's Watch OS update. Bryan and Dave talk through all of this today on TDO.

TMO Daily Observations 2015-05-19: Carl Icahn Knows Best

1:27 PM, May. 19th, 2015 · Dave Hamilton · Daily Observations Podcast

Daily Observations Podcast

Carl Icahn had all kinds of things to say about Apple recently, and Bryan and Dave have all kinds of things to say about Carl Icahn. Seems Apple had some things to say about Carl Icahn, too, or at least that's what the Wall Street Journal's story yesterday infers. Apple won't be making a screened version of the Apple TV according to WSJ (and it sure sounds like a controlled leak from Apple). All this and more on today's TDO!

Synology Releases DSM 5.2 with Updated Support for Private & Public Cloud Services, Virtualization &

8:03 AM, May. 12th, 2015 · Dave Hamilton · Product News

On Tuesday Synology released DiskStation Manager 5.2, a significant update to the software that runs on all the NAS units the company makes. Updates include tighter integration between Synology's private cloud and public cloud services like Dropbox, Box, Google Drive and OneDrive; significant enhancements to Synology's Note Station, Audio Station and File Station; and a brand new virtualization environment called Docker.

Sponsor: Bushel Device Management Made Simple for Anyone

2:07 PM, May. 8th, 2015 · Dave Hamilton · Weekly Sponsorship

I'm thrilled to have Bushel on board as our sponsor here this week at TMO. Bushel is, quite simply, device management for non-IT people. Certainly IT people will see value, too, but the folks at JAMF designed Bushel so you don't have to be in IT to enjoy using this. In their words, Bushel was created for those for whom IT is a task and not a career. And JAMF's history at creating some of the very best managment suites shows that they're quite capable of doing the heavy-lifting so you don't have to worry about it.

Apple Watch Battery Straps Likely Not to Work

8:46 AM, Apr. 27th, 2015 · Dave Hamilton · Dave Hamilton's Blog

After a few days with the Apple Watch one thing has become clear: many of the pre-announced accessories are going to be complete and utter failures. TL;DR: don't believe anyone that implies you'll be able to happily use your Apple Watch while it's separated from your wrist. Read on for more specifics.

Apple Watch Orders Charged Wednesday Still on Track for 4/24 Delivery

11:16 AM, Apr. 23rd, 2015 · Dave Hamilton · Product News

One of the Apple Watch Sport 42mm Space Gray orders we placed here at TMO via Apple Pay didn't see a credit card charge until Wednesday (yesterday), and didn't get a shipment notification until Thursday (today), but is still on track for a Friday, 4/24 delivery. Good news is coming in for many folks who placed early pre-orders on Apple Watches, it seems.

Apple Stores Will Schedule Walk-In Appointments for Apple Watch

2:25 PM, Apr. 1st, 2015 · Dave Hamilton · TMO Scoop

Apple Store staff are training to ensure customers have a full jewelry counter-style experience when trying and buying the Apple Watch. Contrary to recent reports, our sources tell us the appointment-only process will accommodate walk-ins using a system similar to one recently instituted at Genius Bars worldwide.