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TMO Daily Observations 2015-05-22: Fingerprints to Google and Apple Watch Heartrate Monitoring 1:08 PM, May. 22nd, 2015
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…
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.
John Martellaro finally received his stainless steel Apple Watch last week and, true to form, has some thoughts about exactly what is and isn't great with this first iteration of Apple's newest product line. John will take you there ... and we'll take you back home when you're finished.
Spotify plans to bring their discovery engine to podcasts this summer, and Apple releases Watch OS 1.0.1. Hear what Bryan Chaffin, Kelly Guimont and Dave Hamilton have to say about all this and more. Plus, get your 10-days of Lynda free at Lynda.com/TDO.
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!
Apple just bought the GPS service company Coherent Navigation. Bryan Chaffin and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to talk about how Apple could use Coherent to improve services it offers like Maps, navigation, Find My iPhone, and more. They also look at a case out of England that shows exactly why crime doesn't pay, and they offer up a send off for popular Mac community writer Ted Landau.
After explaining to us yesterday how iTunes 12 is like the Weasley's house, Kelly has some ideas on how to fix that problem. Kelly, along with John Martellaro, join Jeff Gamet to sort out how to make iTunes better, plus they look at reports of a major security flaw in Apple Watch and explain how those are wrong.
Bing Music is about to become Apple Music, and it's going to revive part of Ping. John Martellaro and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to talk about Apple's streaming music efforts, social networking, and how giving artists a self promotion platform may work out. Kelly also has some tips on troubleshooting your network when your smart home devices misbehave, and she explains why iTunes is Apple's own version of the Weasley's house.
Facebook is making a play to be the big name in online news syndication. Dave Hamilton and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to discuss the changing landscape for online news and blogging, and the role Facebook is playing. They also revisit Apple Watch app management now that Dave decided to take control of what he uses on his watch.
Personal robots may have a place in our future, and TMO's John Martellaro thinks Apple is the company that could make that happen. John, along with Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to look at how personal robots could fit into our lives and society, and whether or not we're ready for them. Kelly also offers up some tips on troubleshooting iCloud sync issues.
Apple's still unconfirmed plans to design a car led to a Cupertino visit from Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne. Bryan Chaffin and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to talk about Apple's place in the automotive market and who will be the target market for the company's cars. After more than a week of Apple Watch time under their belts, they also have some observations on how the smartwatch is changing their communication preferences.