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TMO Daily Observations 2015-01-28: AAPL Q1 2015 Earnings, YouTube Dumps Flash 1:17 PM, Jan. 28th, 2015

Apple's first fiscal quarter earnings conference call for 2015 happened yesterday, and the company reported block buster numbers. Bryan Chaffin and Dave Hamilton join Jeff…

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  1. Jan. 28th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-01-28: AAPL Q1 2015 Earnings, YouTube Dumps Flash

    Apple's first fiscal quarter earnings conference call for 2015 happened yesterday, and the company reported block buster numbers. Bryan Chaffin and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to talk about Apple's earnings report and Tim Cook's leadership, plus they have a few things to say about YouTube's decision to drop Flash as its default media format for desktop computers.

  2. Jan. 27th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-01-27: Samsung Copies Apple Pay, Google’s Dropcam Plans

    Samsung is flexing its innovation muscles again, this time going after Apple Pay with Samsung Pay. Kelly Guimont and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to look at Samsung's innovation track record, and whether or not they think Samsung Pay will be able to compete with Apple Pay and Google Wallet. They also talk about Google's decision to end support for the Dropcam Echo, and Kelly sings happy birthday to the iPad.

  3. Jan. 26th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-01-26: Apple Fashion Hires, Google’s Foiled Fingerprint Sensor Plans

    Apple has already hired several people from the fashion industry, and doesn't seem to be slowing down. Bryan Chaffin and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to talk about Apple's most recent hire, Burberry's Chester Chipperfield, and they take a look at how the company blocked Google from including a fingerprint sensor in the Nexus 6 smartphone.

  4. Jan. 23rd, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-01-23: Switzerland Versus Apple Watch

    Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro have different views on the likelihood that Swiss watch makers will be able to compete once Apple Watch hits the street. Both join Jeff Gamet to duke it out, plus they offer up their take on BlackBerry's CEO pushing for companies to develop all their apps for every platform.

  5. Jan. 22nd, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-01-22: Debunking the 24-bit/192kHz Audio Hype

    There's a debate raging in the audio world about whether we should listen to music encoded above the standard 16-bit 44.1kHz mark. Dave Hamilton joins Jeff Gamet to look at the differences between 16-bit 44.1kHz and 24-bit 192kHz, whether or not the science backs up the quality of 24-bit tracks, and why the bit depth doesn't necessarily translate to better sounding recordings.

  6. Jan. 21st, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-01-21: Demystifying Apple Pay on Apple Watch

    One of the big features Apple is touting for its soon to ship Apple Watch is Apple Pay, but there are plenty of questions about how the feature will work. John Martellaro and the MacCast's Adam Christianson join Jeff Gamet to discuss Apple Pay on Apple Watch, what security measures we can expect, which iPhone models it supports, and more.

  7. Jan. 20th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-01-20: iPad Styluses, SyFy’s Hue Light Experience

    Apple's Steve Jobs said we don't need styluses for the iPad because we already have ten on the ends of our hands. Kelly Guimont and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to talk about the possibility of Apple designing its own stylus, and why we should be able to buy third-party styluses in Apple Stores, and Bryan gets his gook-a-dook on.

  8. Jan. 19th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-01-19: Xiaomi isn’t Apple, Protecting Our Private Data

    Xiaomi has been called China's Apple, and Bryan Chaffin thinks that's just wrong. Bryan and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to discuss the difference between innovating and simply copying Apple, plus they share their thoughts on President Obama's push to give the government a backdoor into our personal encrypted data.

  9. Jan. 16th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-01-16: The Google Glass Hail Mary and Get Ready for HomeKit

    Google Glass needs some help, so the project is now in Nest founder Tony Fadell's hands. Kelly Guimont and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to look at what Mr. Fadell's involvement means for the future of Google Glass, plus they talk about the build up to the launch of HomeKit-compatible products.

  10. Jan. 15th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-01-15: Samsung’s BlackBerry Bid, Songs for Columbian Prisoners

    Word on the street is Samsung wants to buy BlackBerry. Bryan Chaffin and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to talk about why Samsung might want to snatch up BlackBerry, and they take a look at a cool story about how the Columbian army used music to get a message to rebel hostages.