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!

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TMO Daily Observations 2016-05-25: Apple Hires Jon Callas, Microsoft’s Smartphone Failure 1:33 PM, May. 25th, 2016

Apple just hired security expert Jon Callas. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look at Apple's efforts to ramp up its security…

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  1. May. 25th, 2016 TMO Daily Observations 2016-05-25: Apple Hires Jon Callas, Microsoft’s Smartphone Failure

    Apple just hired security expert Jon Callas. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look at Apple's efforts to ramp up its security and encryption efforts, plus they have some thoughts on Microsoft scaling back its smartphone efforts again.

  2. May. 24th, 2016 TMO Daily Observations 2016-05-24: New MacBook Pros this Fall, Spotify’s New Pricing

    It looks like we won't see new MacBook Pro models until this fall, but at least they'll be loaded with new features. John Martellaro and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to talk about Apple's laptop upgrade cycle, what they're looking forward to in new models, and the mystery that is Ming-Chi Kuo. Turns out Dave is right about streaming music pricing, so he gets a few minutes to bask in his rightness.

  3. May. 23rd, 2016 TMO Daily Observations 2016-05-23: iPhone Calling Patent Lawsuit, Fitbit Heart Rate Accuracy

    Apple is getting sued for patent infringement because the iPhone can make phone calls. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look at the Corydoras Technologies lawsuit and the plight of patent troll cases in general, plus they have some thoughts on a lawsuit claiming Fitbit's heart rate tracking feature is wildly inaccurate.

  4. May. 20th, 2016 TMO Daily Observations 2016-05-20: Senate isn’t Hip on FBI Mass Surveillance

    A new Senate bill would block changes that give the Department of Justice and FBI mass surveillance powers. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about the approved changes to Rule 41 evidence collection procedures, and why Congress wants to stop what amounts to FBI mass surveillance.

  5. May. 19th, 2016 TMO Daily Observations 2016-05-19: Fitbit Buys Coin, Symantec’s Security Bug

    Fitbit wants a piece of the contactless mobile payment game, so they bought Coin. Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to look at Fitbit's purchase and how it fits into the mobile payment space, and how it compares to Apple Pay. They also have something to say about Symantec's recent security software exploit.

  6. May. 18th, 2016 TMO Daily Observations 2016-05-18: CurrentC’s Slow, Painful Death

    CurrentC is delayed yet again, and it's looking more and more like the alternative contactless payment system will never officially launch. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about the eminent demise of CurrentC and the companies defecting from the platform for alternative systems.

  7. May. 17th, 2016 TMO Daily Observations 2016-05-17: iTunes 12.4, ‘System and Security Info’ App Store Rejection

    iTunes 12.4 is out with some new interface changes. John Martellaro and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to share their first impressions with the iTunes update, plus they offer up some thoughts on the System and Security Info app getting bumped from the App Store.

  8. May. 16th, 2016 TMO Daily Observations 2016-05-16: Apple Car and Didi, iPhone Upgrade Burnout

    Apple's car plans may not be exactly what we're expecting. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about shared cars and Didi, plus they debate whether or not iPhone users are tired of annual upgrades.

  9. May. 13th, 2016 TMO Daily Observations 2016-05-13: The App Store’s 1 Percent Developers

    Most all of the App Store revenue is going to the top 1 percent of developers. John Martellaro and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to look at how the numbers break down and discuss whether or not there's a problem, or if this is just the market's natural progression.

  10. May. 12th, 2016 TMO Daily Observations 2016-05-12: Apple and the End of Music Download Sales

    Insiders say iTunes music sales are coming to an end, but Apple says that's not so. Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to share their take on the future of iTunes music purchases and whether or not we really will see an end to music download sales.