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 2016-04-29: Kicking Off a New Apple Conference 12:00 PM, Apr. 29th, 2016

Starting a new conference can be intimidating, but it can be exciting, too. Indie DevStock's Tammy Coron joins Jeff Gamet to talk about jumping into…

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  1. Apr. 15th, 2016 TMO Daily Observations 2016-04-15: App Store Search Plans, Apple Car Designs

    Apple has a team working on App Store and iTunes discoverability, and that may include paid search. John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on Apple's search efforts, then they get pretty heated when the topic switches to Apple Car designs.

  2. Apr. 14th, 2016 TMO Daily Observations 2016-04-14: Check Your Router’s Performance, No iPhone Leads for FBI

    Your network router may be slowing you down. Dave Hamilton and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to explain how you can check your network router to see how it performs and what impact it's having on your internet connection speeds. They also offer up their thoughts on news that the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone doesn't have any information the FBI can use.

  3. Apr. 13th, 2016 TMO Daily Observations 2016-04-13: FBI’s Emotional Encryption Debate, 3D Touch

    FBI Director James Comey says we're too emotional about protecting encryption. Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to offer their thoughts on Director Comey's comments and protecting encryption, plus they look at the state of 3D Touch six months after the iPhone 6s launch.

  4. Apr. 12th, 2016 Apple’s Moving Censorship Target and New York’s ‘Textalyzer’ Bill

    Apple's walled garden approach to a curated App Store comes with lots of unintended consequences, including an ever-moving target on things like censorship. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join substitute host Dave Hamilton to discuss how Apple recently handled Reddit apps over NSFW content. They also talk about a New York bill that would allow the police to perform a so-called "textalyzer" test on your smartphone to see if you were texting in the moments leading up to an accident.

  5. Apr. 11th, 2016 TMO Daily Observations 2016-04-11: Apple Watch 2 Predictions, Sex Robots

    We have conflicting reports on what features we'll see in the next Apple Watch, so it's time for us to weigh in. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on what may be in store for the second generation Apple Watch, plus they look at sex androids and what implication they may have on society and law.

  6. Apr. 8th, 2016 TMO Daily Observations 2016-04-08: The White House’s Shifting Position on Digital Privacy

    The White House doesn't seem interested in a bill giving judges the authority to force companies to bypass their own product's encryption. Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to look at President Obama's position on encryption and privacy, and whether or not we're seeing a shift in his stance that law enforcement should be able to access all of our private data.

  7. Apr. 7th, 2016 TMO Daily Observations 2016-04-07: The Subscription Software Debate Followup

    Today Adam Christianson from the Maccast and TMO's Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to take a look at subscription software models from the perspective of the average user. They also share their thoughts on budgeting for app purchases and subscriptions, if developers are sharing their pricing messages effectively, and more.

  8. Apr. 6th, 2016 TMO Daily Observations 2016-04-06: Balancing Security and Privacy, WhatsApp’s Encryption

    Finding the balance between security and convenience is no easy task, and Apple learned that again yesterday. Dave Hamilton and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about Apple's stance on security and convenience with the iPhone and Siri, plus they share their thoughts on WhatsApp enabling end-to-end encryption for all platforms.

  9. Apr. 5th, 2016 TMO Daily Observations 2016-04-05: TextExpander 6 and the Software Subscription Debate

    TextExpander 6 is out and it fired up the software subscription debate. Greg Scown from Smile Software, along with Dave Hamilton and John Martellaro, join Jeff Gamet to look at subscription software models, what benefits they can offer, and why some people oppose them.

  10. Apr. 4th, 2016 TMO Daily Observations 2016-04-04: iPhone SE Sales, Tesla Model 3

    iPhone SE sales aren't impressing at least some analysts. Adam Christianson from The Mac Cast and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to offer up their take on the iPhone SE and who it's for, plus they look at Tesla's Model 3 and how it may impact the electric car market before Apple jumps in.