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 2015-03-03: Google’s MVNO Plans, Apple Pay Scammers 1:23 PM, Mar. 3rd, 2015

Google says it's ready to launch its own cell service as an MVNO. John Martellaro and The MacCast's Adam Christianson join Jeff Gamet to talk…

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Jan. 30th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-01-30: Samsung’s Smartphone Numbers, Congress Wants More Corporate Cash

    Apple and Samsung shipped the same number of smartphones last quarter, and that doesn't bode well for Samsung. Bryan Chaffin and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to look at what Samsung's smartphone numbers mean for the market and Apple, plus they take a look at a new bill that hopes to convince big corporations to bring offshore money into the United States.

  4. Jan. 29th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-01-29: FCC’s Personal Hotspot Protection, China’s Tech Back Door Demands

    The FCC went to bat for consumers and said hotels can't block personal WiFi hotspots. Kelly Guimont and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to talk about the FCC's warning to businesses, and they also take a look at China's new regulations requiring back doors into computers and software.

  5. Jan. 28th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-01-28: AAPL Q1 2015 Earnings, YouTube Dumps Flash

    Apple's first fiscal quarter earnings conference call for 2015 happened yesterday, and the company reported block buster numbers. Bryan Chaffin and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to talk about Apple's earnings report and Tim Cook's leadership, plus they have a few things to say about YouTube's decision to drop Flash as its default media format for desktop computers.

  6. Jan. 27th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-01-27: Samsung Copies Apple Pay, Google’s Dropcam Plans

    Samsung is flexing its innovation muscles again, this time going after Apple Pay with Samsung Pay. Kelly Guimont and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to look at Samsung's innovation track record, and whether or not they think Samsung Pay will be able to compete with Apple Pay and Google Wallet. They also talk about Google's decision to end support for the Dropcam Echo, and Kelly sings happy birthday to the iPad.

  7. Jan. 26th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-01-26: Apple Fashion Hires, Google’s Foiled Fingerprint Sensor Plans

    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.

  8. Jan. 23rd, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-01-23: Switzerland Versus Apple Watch

    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.

  9. Jan. 22nd, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-01-22: Debunking the 24-bit/192kHz Audio Hype

    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.

  10. Jan. 21st, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-01-21: Demystifying Apple Pay on Apple Watch

    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.