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 2016-05-05: Dave’s iPhone SE Surprise, LAPD iPhone Hack 1:44 PM, May. 5th, 2016

The iPhone SE may be small, but it packs a lot of power in its tiny case. John Martellaro and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet…

Podcast Archives

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Apr. 1st, 2016 TMO Daily Observations 2016-04-01: The Big Windows on Mac Debate

    Should Apple sell a Mac bundled with Microsoft Windows? John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to debate whether or not that makes sense, and if there's a market for a Mac/Windows package.

  6. Mar. 31st, 2016 TMO Daily Observations 2016-03-31: Apple’s TV Shows, Goodbye Disney Infinity

    Apple is starting to produce its own original television content, although we haven't seen any of it online yet. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look at Apple's push into TV shows and offer their thoughts on where the company may be headed. They also offer up their thoughts on Disney abandoning Apple TV for its Infinity gaming series.

  7. Mar. 30th, 2016 TMO Daily Observations 2016-03-30: Smartphone addiction, Encrypting Files

    Our smartphones seem to be taking over more of our lives, but it doesn't have to be that way. John Martellaro and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to talk about our dependency on smartphones and the compulsion many people have to immediately respond to every alert and notification. They also look at ways to keep your documents private and encrypted with the tools built into OS X on your Mac.

  8. Mar. 29th, 2016 TMO Daily Observations 2016-03-29: FBI Drops iPhone Unlock Fight, Apple’s Magnetic Connector Patent

    The FBI found a way into Syed Farook's iPhone, so now they're dropping the case for a hackable iOS. Dave Hamilton and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on the case and what the FBI and DOJ may have in store next. They also have something to say about Apple's magnetic peripheral connector patent.

  9. Mar. 28th, 2016 TMO Daily Observations 2016-03-28: Curved iPhone 7, New York iPhone Unlock Case

    Word on the street says the next iPhone will be all curvy. John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on whether or not the iPhone 7 will have a curved display, plus they look at the New York iPhone unlocking case.

  10. Mar. 25th, 2016 TMO Daily Observations 2016-03-25: Netflix’s Video Throttling, Microsoft’s Tay Fail

    Turns out Netflix video throttling is real, but who's behind it is a surprise. Bryan Chaffin joins Jeff Gamet to look at Netflix's own video quality throttling, plus they have some thoughts on Microsoft's Twitter disaster with its Tay chatbot.