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 2015-04-01: Understanding the Apple Watch In-store Purchase System 2:33 PM, Apr. 1st, 2015

Apple's system for dealing with Apple Watch try-ons and purchases is pretty slick, and TMO found out how it's going to work. Dave Hamilton and…

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  1. Mar. 4th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-03-04: Apple’s Pro-worker Stance in Silicon Valley

    Apple is making a positive move with contract workers in Silicon Valley by hiring its own security staff. Bryan Chaffin and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to look at Apple's decision to bring its contract security staff in house and how that fits in with the Silicon Valley economy. They also have some thoughts on Nissan-Renault's praise for Apple's plans for electric cars.

  2. Mar. 3rd, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-03-03: Google’s MVNO Plans, Apple Pay Scammers

    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 about what Google's entry into the cell service provider market could mean for AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint, plus they sort out what's really going on with credit card scammers and Apple Pay.

  3. Mar. 2nd, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-03-02: Samsung’s New iPhone Copy, More Apple Car Evidence

    Samsung fired up its copiers to make the Galaxy S6 smartphone very iPhone 6-like. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to discuss when and why Samsung copies Apple and other device makers, plus they dive into the news that Apple documents in Switzerland say the company is in the car business.

  4. Feb. 27th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-02-27: Apple Watch Media Event Smackdown

    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 what announcements we may get along with more Apple Watch news on the 9th, including John's prediction for a gold Retina Display MacBook Air.

  5. Feb. 26th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-02-26: Apple Spring Forward Media Event, Net Neutrality

    Apple announced a special media event today for March 9 with only one hint in its tag line: "Spring forward." Bryan Chaffin and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on the media event and what sort of Apple Watch-related announcements it may include. They also take a look at the FCC's vote on Net Neutrality.

  6. Feb. 25th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-02-25: Philips Hue and Lux Lighting Tips and Tricks

    Philips Hue and Lux smart lighting systems are popular with the TMO team, and our own Kelly Guimont has plenty of expertise to share. Kelly and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about what makes Hue lighting so cool, and what you can do to make your setup even more useful. John also has some thoughts on our changing perception on how we track important data.

  7. Feb. 24th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-02-24: Everyone Wants Pebble’s Time Smartwatch

    Pebble announced its new Time smartwatch as a Kickstarter project, and the Internet pretty much started throwing money at the company. John Martellaro and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to talk about the stunning response to Pebble's latest smartwatch, the wrist top device market, and competition for Apple Watch. They also take a look at John's review of the ExoLens camera lens kit for the the iPhone.

  8. Feb. 23rd, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-02-23: How Lenovo Screwed Customer Trust and Security

    Lenovo's decision to bring in a little extra money by installing what amounts to a man in the middle attack on computers has left its customers open to serious security risks. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about the damage Lenovo's actions have done to customer trust, the potential risks they face, and who may be creating even bigger technology risks.

  9. Feb. 20th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-02-20: Get Ready for the Apple Car Launch and the iPhone of the Future

    New sources claim Apple's unannounced car will go into production in 2020. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to duke it out over who really has the right time frame for an official Apple Car launch, plus they look at what the iPhone of the future may be and what physical and social implications go along with augmenting our bodies with technology.

  10. Feb. 19th, 2015 TMO Daily Observations 2015-02-19: More Apple Car Evidence, Apple Hires some Bloggers

    There's more evidence stacking up to show Apple is working on its own electric car. Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to talk about a new lawsuit claiming Apple poached employees from a high tech battery design company, plus they also offer their take on Apple's recent hires from the blogs that cover their activities and products.