Daily Observations Podcast
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TMO Daily Observations 2015-02-27: Apple Watch Media Event Smackdown 1:09 PM, Feb. 27th, 2015

Not everyone has the same expectations for Apple's March 9 media event. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to duke it out over…

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  1. Feb. 13th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-02-13: Apple OKs Weed Apps and Fun with Text Messaging

    Apple seems to be loosening up on App Store restrictions because now marijuana-related apps are on the OK list. Kelly Guimont and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet with thoughts on the change to Apple's formerly binary approach to app approval, plus Kelly has some great tips on fun with text messaging on your iPhone.

  2. Feb. 12th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-02-12: Improving Apple Factory Conditions and App Store Discovery

    Apple's latest Supplier Responsibility Progress report is out, and the company is making a big push to end factory worker recruitment fees and bonded labor practices. Bryan Chaffin and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to offer their take on Apple's efforts to improve factory working conditions and labor practices, plus they have a few things to say about Apple teaming up with Pinterest to improve the App Store discovery process.

  3. Feb. 11th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-02-11: Apple’s Environmental Push and Car Plans

    Apple's push to be an environmentally friendly corporation got a boost with the announcement that it is investing US$848 million in a California solar array farm. John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to look at Apple's efforts to be a green company and how that impacts investors and customers, plus they have something to say about Apple getting into the car business.

  4. Feb. 10th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-02-10: Cybersecurity Summit, Samsung’s Failure in Japan

    U.S. government officials and tech industry executives are meeting this week for a cybersecurity summit, and Apple CEO Tim Cook will be there. Dave Hamilton and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to discuss what they see as the big issues that'll be on the table and what that may mean for our personal privacy, plus they take a look at the news that Samsung may abandon Japan's smartphone market.

  5. Feb. 9th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-02-09: Apple is Doomed, or Maybe Not

    Despite Apple's record breaking earnings and product sales, reports of its eminent demise are still making the rounds. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look at why analysts still say Apple is a doomed company, plus they explain why we won't see sapphire glass displays on future iPhone models.

  6. Feb. 6th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-02-06: Mac Photos Beta, Apple Watch Ban

    A beta version Apple's iPhoto replacement app for the Mac has been given to developers, and not everyone is pleased with what they're seeing. Bryan Chaffin and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to look at the new Photos beta for the Mac and talk about who will and who won't like it. They also dive into the news that some schools are banning smartwatches because they expect Apple Watch to be a popular test cheating tool.

  7. Feb. 5th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-02-05: Net Neutrality, New iPhone Malware

    FCC chairman Tom Wheeler wants to classify broadband Internet as a common carrier service to protect net neutrality, but is that a good thing? Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to offer up their thoughts on the net neutrality fight, plus they have a warning about the new XAgent malware threat targeting the iPhone.

  8. Feb. 4th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-02-04: Planning for the Apple Watch Launch, Outlook for iPhone Issues

    As we get closer to the launch of Apple Watch what can we expect for the early adopter buying experience? John Martellaro and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on how Apple may manage the product rollout, and Kelly says there may be a few issues for IT managers in Microsoft's new Outlook for the iPhone.

  9. Feb. 3rd, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-02-03: Apple’s New Command Center, Bob Bridger’s Retirement

    Apple plans to turn GTAT's now defunct sapphire production plant into a new global command center. Kelly Guimont and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to look at Apple's plans for the Arizona factory and what impact it will have on jobs, plus they offer up their thoughts on the news that Apple's retail real estate vice president Bob Bridger is planning to retire.

  10. Feb. 2nd, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-02-02: The Apple News and Blog Changing Landscape

    With The Unofficial Apple Weblog shutting down and Macworld Magazine's last print issue a couple months behind us, it's clear the Apple news landscape has been changing. Bryan Chaffin and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to talk about the state of the Apple news and blog community, what's different compared to several years ago, and why we're seeing changes now.