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TMO Daily Observations 2015-06-29: Getting Ready for Apple Music 2:20 PM, Jun. 29th, 2015
Apple Music launches tomorrow morning, and we want make sure you're ready. Bryan Chaffin and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to fill you in on…
Apple Music launches tomorrow morning, and we want make sure you're ready. Bryan Chaffin and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to fill you in on what you need to know when Apple's new streaming music service opens for business, plus Kelly has a tip for getting your Spotify and Pandora playlists into Apple Music.
Apple is pulling titles from the App Store that include the Confederate flag following hate-related shootings in South Carolina. Dave Hamilton, Bryan Chaffin, John Martellaro, Kelly Guimont, and Adam Christianson join Jeff Gamet to offer up their perspective on Apple's decision, plus they have some thoughts on Apple's potential purchase of finger print sensor company Privaris.
The promise of home automation isn't living up to expectations, and it's a little frustrating. John Martellaro and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to look at the still immature home automation market, vent some frustrations, and hope for a better future. Bonus: Kelly coins the term "iPod of home automation."
The streaming music market is rapidly changing, and that's especially true at Tidal. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about Tidal CEO Peter Tonstad quitting after only three months, plus they have some thoughts about Apple Music, Pharrel Williams, and exclusive streaming music deals.
Following the tragic racist-driven shootings at a South Carolina church Apple CEO Tim Cook is speaking out to remove symbols of hate, and to bring an end to racism. Bryan Chaffin and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to look at Mr. Cook's comments and share their thoughts on what impact his words might have. They also look at a blog post that says Taylor Swift needs to take her own words to heart about paying artists for their work.
Apple changed course and announced it would pay royalties during the free three month trial period for Apple Music subscribers after Taylor Swift called out the company in a blog post. Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to talk about Apple's place in the music industry, how listening to music has evolved, and why it's time for artists and record labels to adapt to the ways consumers listen to music now.
Apple is an always changing company, and that's more evident now than ever before. John Martellaro joins Jeff Gamet to look at how Apple has changed the way it responds to customer needs over the years, how OS X and iOS designs are evolving, why executives are becoming more accessible to the media, and more.
Edward Snowden has already shaken up the security world, and now he says we should buy Apple products to show our support for better privacy protection. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to offer their thoughts on using our wallets to incentivize companies into giving us better security and privacy protection, plus they have something to say about U.K. indy record labels bowing out of Apple Music.
Apple Watch is making big changes in John Martellaro's life, and for the better. John joins Jeff Gamet to share his Apple Watch experiences, plus he explains how one company is working to design systems where computers help us write more secure code for the apps we rely on.
The Mac needs to be killed, or so the Wall Street Journal says. John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to explain why the Mac isn't on its death bed yet, plus they offer up their thoughts on whether or not human-curated content for Apple News is a good idea.