The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast

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TDO 2018-05-25: Alexa's Eavesdropping Incident

1:35 PM May. 25th, 2018 | 00:20:34 - Download: MP3 Version (AAC Version Coming Soon)

Bryan Chaffin and Andrew Orr join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on Amazon’s Alexa inadvertently recording a conversation and sending it to someone as a message, plus Andrew has a tip on a Music app alternative for the iPhone and iPad.

Podcast Archives

  1. May. 25th, 2018
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    Alexa’s Eavesdropping Incident, Doppler Music Player – TMO Daily Observations 2018-05-25

    Bryan Chaffin and Andrew Orr join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on Amazon's Alexa inadvertently recording a conversation and sending it to someone as a message, plus Andrew has a tip on a Music app alternative for the iPhone and iPad.

  2. May. 24th, 2018
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    Intel’s Mac CPU Roadmap, Network Buffer Bloat Explained – TMO Daily Observations 2018-05-24

    Dave Hamilton and John Martellaro and join Jeff Gamet to look at what's coming in Intels next generation processors for the Mac, plus Dave explains network buffer bloat and why it matters.

  3. May. 23rd, 2018
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    WWDC and Hardware Expectations, Apple Music for Other Platforms – TMO Daily Observations 2018-05-23

    John Martellaro and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to talk about expectations for hardware announcements at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference, plus they debate if it's time for Apple Music to come to more platforms.

  4. May. 22nd, 2018
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    Lightning Versus USB-C for the iPhone and iPad – TMO Daily Observations 2018-05-22

    John Kheit from Pop.0, Bryan Chaffin, and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to debate whether or not Apple should move to USB-C from Lightning for the iPhone and iPad data sync and charging port.

  5. May. 21st, 2018
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    iPhone Addiction, TeenSafe’s Apple ID Login Leak – TMO Daily Observations 2018-05-21

    Andrew Orr and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to discuss who should be responsible for controlling iPhone and other electronic device addiction, plus they have something to say about TeenSafe's Apple ID user name and password leak.

  6. May. 18th, 2018
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    Twitter Killing Client App APIs, Micro.blog Explained – TMO Daily Observations 2018-05-18

    Jean MacDonald from Micro.blog and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on Twitter's plans to deprecate the APIs third-party client apps use, plus Jean fills us in on Micro.blog.

  7. May. 17th, 2018
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    Getting Ready for WWDC iOS and macOS Betas, App Camp for Girls Fundraiser Concert – TMO Daily Observations 2018-05-17

    Dave Hamilton and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to talk about WWDC's upcoming iOS and macOS developer betas and how you can prepare for them, plus Kelly tells us about the James Dempsey and the Breakpoints fundraiser concert for App Camp for Girls.

  8. May. 16th, 2018
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    Designing Apple’s Personal Robot, Yanny or Laurel – TMO Daily Observations 2018-05-16

    Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about what a personal robot from Apple could be, plus they explain what's going on with the "Yanny or Laurel" meme.

  9. May. 15th, 2018
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    Apple’s Leadership Without Steve Jobs’ Influence – TMO Daily Observations 2018-05-15

    Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on the impact Steve Jobs had on Apple's current leadership, and what happens when Tim Cook is gone.

  10. May. 14th, 2018
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    The Microsoft and Apple Team Up Debate, Efail Explained – TMO Daily Observations 2018-05-14

    Andrew Orr and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about the possibility of Microsoft and Apple forming a business partnership, plus they explain the Efail email encryption security flaw.

  11. May. 11th, 2018
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    Debating the Mac mini’s Fate, iMessage for Windows – TMO Daily Observations 2018-05-11

    John Martellaro and Bryan Andrew Orr join Jeff Gamet to look at Apple's Mac mini and debate whether it needs an update or to go end of life. They also discuss Microsoft's push to bring iMessage to Windows.

  12. May. 10th, 2018
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    Google Duplex, Voice Assistants, and AI – TMO Daily Observations 2018-05-10

    Kelly Guimont, John Martellaro, and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on Google Duplex and what human-like voice assistants will have on our conversations.

  13. May. 9th, 2018
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    Exploring the iPhone Black Dot Bug – TMO Daily Observations 2018-05-09

    Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to explain the iPhone black dot bug, explore what's behind the bug, and how to recover from it.

  14. May. 8th, 2018
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    Encrypted Twitter Messages, Face ID for the iPad – TMO Daily Observations 2018-05-08

    Andrew Orr and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about end-to-end encryption in Twitter direct messages, plus what the possibility of landscape-orientation Face ID in iOS 12 means for the iPad.

  15. May. 7th, 2018
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    The Complicated Tech Conundrum, Jeff’s Unified Health Record Dream – TMO Daily Observations 2018-05-07

    John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to discuss the benefits and problems the average tech user experiences, plus they talk about the lack of a real unified health and medical record management system.

  16. May. 4th, 2018
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    Twitter’s Plain Text Password List, MacBook Pro Recall Petition – TMO Daily Observations 2018-05-04

    Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about Twitter's plain text password list, and a petition to recall and replace the Touch Bar MacBook Pro's built-in keyboard.

  17. May. 3rd, 2018
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    Alexa’s Lead in the Voice Assistant Market – TMO Daily Observations 2018-05-03

    John Martellaro and Andrew Orr join Jeff Gamet to discuss Amazon Alexa's apparent lead in the voice control platform game and how Apple's Siri on HomePod fits in.

  18. May. 2nd, 2018
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    Apple Q2 2018 Earnings Report, Mobile Safari Alternatives – TMO Daily Observations 2018-05-02

    Andrew Orr and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to look at Apple's second fiscal quarter earnings, plus Andrew tips us off to some alternatives to Safari on the iPhone and iPad.

  19. May. 1st, 2018
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    WhatsApp’s Future, No Project Marzipan this Year – TMO Daily Observations 2018-05-01

    Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about what Jan Koum leaving Facebook means for WhatsApp, plus they look at when we can expect Apple's unified Apple app development platform.

  20. Apr. 30th, 2018
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    T-Mobile, Sprint, and 5G Networks – TMO Daily Observations 2018-04-30

    John Martellaro and Andrew Orr join Jeff Gamet to discuss the T-Mobile and Sprint merger along with 5G networks, plus they respond to listener comments on Apple dropping its AirPort product line.