The Mac Observer's 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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Apple's New iPad, Extortionists Threaten iCloud - TMO Daily Observations 2017-03-22 1:50 PM Mar. 22nd, 2017

Apple introduced a new iPad and updated the iPhone SE yesterday, and today is dealing with hackers threatening to trash millions of iCloud accounts. Dave...

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  1. Mar. 22nd, 2017
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    Apple’s New iPad, Extortionists Threaten iCloud – TMO Daily Observations 2017-03-22

    Apple introduced a new iPad and updated the iPhone SE yesterday, and today is dealing with hackers threatening to trash millions of iCloud accounts. Dave Hamilton joins Jeff Gamet to look at Apple's latest gear and lament the slow demise of the iPad mini, and to talk about how trying to extort money out of the company is a pretty bad idea.

  2. Mar. 21st, 2017
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    Introducing the Apple Market Forum Conference- TMO Daily Observations 2017-03-21

    There's a new conference coming this summer for Apple device users called Apple Market Forum. Event organizers Dave Hamilton and Paul Kent join Jeff Gamet to talk about the conference, share why they're starting the event, and explain who it's for.

  3. Mar. 20th, 2017
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    Apple Goes Tax-free in New Zealand – TMO Daily Observations 2017-03-20

    Apple is a master of making profits, and an expert and keeping its money out of government hands. Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Butts join Jeff Gamet to offer their thoughts on Apple's tax practices in New Zealand and other countries.

  4. Mar. 17th, 2017
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    Google Home’s Ad Responses, McDonald’s and Mobile Ordering – TMO Daily Observations 2017-03-17

    Google Home owners are angry because yesterday they got an ad to go along with their morning schedule request. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on Google doing what it always does, plus they have some opinions on McDonald's offering mobile app food ordering.

  5. Mar. 16th, 2017
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    Apple and Politics, Apple Watch Stand Out Features – TMO Daily Observations 2017-03-16

    Apple didn't sign the amicus brief opposing the second travel ban executive order, but that doesn't mean the company supports it. John Martellaro and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to talk about Apple's political versus business positions, plus they look at the features that keep them using their Apple Watch.

  6. Mar. 15th, 2017
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    Apple Big Security Hire, Twitter and Two-factor Authentication – TMO Daily Observations 2017-03-15

    It's security time on TMO's Daily Observations. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about Apple hiring security specialist Jonathan Zdziarski, plus they talk about why two-factor authentication is so important. They also talk about what an awesome asset Tom Negrino has been to the Apple community.

  7. Mar. 14th, 2017
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    Finding the 10.5-inch iPad’s Target Market – TMO Daily Observations 2017-03-14

    Apple may unveil its rumored 10.5-inch iPad in April at the new Apple Park Steve Jobs Theater. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to sort out who Apple is targeting with the new iPad size, plus John offers some insight into management productivity inside the company.

  8. Mar. 13th, 2017
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    Why iOS 10.3 Isn’t Going to Trash Your iPhone’s Data – TMO Daily Observations 2017-03-13

    Is iOS 10.3 going to destroy all the data on your iPhone? Spoiler: No, it isn't. Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to explain what's really going on with the transition to APFS in iOS 10.3, plus Jeff goes out on a limb and says the iPhone 8 will have a flat display with curved edges, just like the iPhone 7.

  9. Mar. 10th, 2017
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    Understanding Retina and HiDPI Resolutions for Mere Mortals- TMO Daily Observations 2017-03-10

    Retina and HiDPI displays, scaling, resolution... It all gets confusing pretty quickly, so Dave Hamilton and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to explain what they mean and how they impact what you see on screen. Dave also explains WiFi throughput terms and dives into the Tough Bar MacBook Pro's wireless network antennas.

  10. Mar. 9th, 2017
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    Privacy and Encryption, HP’s Push for Apple’s Pro Customers – TMO Daily Observations 2017-03-09

    FBI Director James Comey absolute privacy doesn't exist in the United States. Dave Hamilton and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look at what that means for privacy and security through encryption, plus John tells us why HP is targeting Apple's Pro users with its new computers.

  11. Mar. 8th, 2017
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    Wikileaks, CIA, and iPhone Hacks – TMO Daily Observations 2017-03-08

    With the Wikileaks report out saying the CIA developed hacking tools to get into our iPhones, John Martellaro joins Jeff Gamet to look at Apple's security measures for our mobile devices. They also look at the negative message Apple is sending customers by not giving us solid information about the Mac, and Kelly Guimont drops by for a few minutes, too.

  12. Mar. 7th, 2017
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    Ron Johnson on Steve Jobs, iPhone Numbers, Sonos PLAYBASE – TMO Daily Observations 2017-03-07

    Former Apple executive Ron Johnson recently shared some insight into Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. Bryan Chaffin and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on how Steve Jobs worked through new ideas before accepting them, plus they look at Apple's iPhone numbers and the new Sonos PLAYBASE.

  13. Mar. 6th, 2017
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    New Mobile Battery Tech, Upgrading Old Macs – TMO Daily Observations 2017-03-06

    Rechargeable battery technology may be getting a much needed boostfrom the same man who invented the tech in our iPhone batteries. Dave Hamilton and Jeff Butts join Jeff Gamet to tak about what may be in store for future mobile device batteries, plus they share some tips on extending the life of our old Macs.

  14. Mar. 3rd, 2017
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    iPhone 8, Lightning, and Hey Siri on the Mac – TMO Daily Observations 2017-03-03

    We're learning more about what to expect when Apple ships the iPhone 8 this fall, and it's looking like we won't have to give up our Lightning ports after all. John Martellaro and Jeff Butts join Jeff Gamet to look at Lightning and USB-C, plus Touch ID and finger print sensors embedded in the display. Jeff Butts also shares a tip on using "Hey, Siri" on your Mac.

  15. Mar. 2nd, 2017
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    Avoiding Microsoft Office in 2017 and Apple’s View of the Mac – TMO Daily Observations 2017-03-02

    John Martellaro joins guest-host Bryan Chaffin to talk about whether having or not having Microsoft Office on your Mac is a relevant question in 2017. They also try and consider the state of the Mac product line from Apple's viewpoint, and how the company might look at the importance of new hardware.

  16. Mar. 1st, 2017
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    Working Smarter for Mac Users Preview with Bob “Dr Mac” LeVitus – TMO Daily Observations 2017-03-01

    Working Smarter for Mac Users is the latest book from Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus, so he's joining Jeff Gamet to give us a preview before it launches this Friday. Bob also shares a couple tips to help improve your Mac productivity.