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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
John Martellaro thinks Apple Watch will be hardware upgradable to make it more a more attractive purchase, but Dave Hamilton thinks otherwise. Both join Jeff Gamet to debate whether or not Apple expects us to buy a brand new watch every year, plus John introduces us to the term "kilobuck."
Racial and sexual diversity isn't nearly as prevalent in emoji as you might think, but that can change. Kelly Guimont and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to look at the lack of racial and sexual diversity in the emoji pictograph library, and how Apple can play a role in changing that. They also talk about UK Prime Minister David Cameron's push for government access to our encrypted messages and the importance of preserving our privacy.