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TMO Daily Observations 2015-11-16: Verizon Wi-Fi Calling, Terrorism and Tech Privacy

1:15 PM, Nov. 16th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · Daily Observations Podcast

Daily Observations Podcast

Following lat week's tragic terrorist attacks in Paris government officials are calling again for back doors into our private and encrypted data. Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to discuss how those proposed laws will do little to stop criminals and terrorists, plus they also share their thoughts on Wi-Fi calling now that Verizon can start offering the feature to its customers.

Verizon gets FCC Green Light for Wi-Fi Calling

11:35 AM, Nov. 16th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · News

Verizon gets Wi-Fi calling waiver from FCC

Verizon customers will finally be able to take advantage of Wi-Fi calling, just like T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T subscribers do. The carrier received their FCC waiver allowing them to support the feature, which means it'll be coming soon.

Where to Find ResearchKit Medical Study Apps

11:00 AM, Nov. 16th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

Apple opened the door for more comprehensive medical research studies when it introduced ResearchKit for iOS. The trick is finding the apps that let you participate. Turns out Apple has a special App Store page highlighting the apps using the platform for various studies. More apps joined the list recently, so you have several options such as asthma, breast cancer, autism, and more. You can participate for free, and the data you provide could help improve lives.

Apple CEO: iOS and OS X aren’t Merging into a Single OS

9:25 AM, Nov. 16th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · News

The OS X iPad? Tim Cook says nope.

Apple CEO Tim Cook says iOS and OS X aren't converging into a single operating system even though they share many similar traits. Speaking with Ireland's The Independent, that's not what customers want, and it isn't the experience Apple wants to create.

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A unified operating system for iPhones, iPads, and Macs sounds like a bad idea. We'd end up with a single OS that best serve any device, and that is exactly what Apple wants to avoid.

Mozilla Brings Firefox to iPhone, iPad

11:32 AM, Nov. 12th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · Product News

Firefox on Apple's new iPad Pro

Mozilla finally released Firefox for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch on Thursday, following through on their announcement from about a year ago. The iOS version of the Web browser supports syncing tabs, book marks, and history with other devices, and includes private browsing support, and includes iPad Pro support, too.