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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New iPad Pro and iPhone SE Report - TMO Daily Observations 2017-02-21 2:47 PM Feb. 21st, 2017

A report claims Apple will introduce new iPads and an updated iPhone SE in March. Bryan Chaffin and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to look...

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  1. Feb. 21st, 2017
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    New iPad Pro and iPhone SE Report – TMO Daily Observations 2017-02-21

    A report claims Apple will introduce new iPads and an updated iPhone SE in March. Bryan Chaffin and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to look at what Apple may have in store for the iPad Pro lineup, plus they share their thoughts on an updated iPhone SE.

  2. Feb. 20th, 2017
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    Apple’s Facial Recognition Plans, the AI Race – TMO Daily Observations 2017-02-20

    Apple buying RealFace has people talking even more about using facial recognition to unlock our iPhones. John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to talk about Apple's potential plans and what they think the company has in store for facial recognition technology. They also look at Apple's Siri and Amazon's Alexa and the race for mainstream artificial intelligence.

  3. Feb. 17th, 2017
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    iPhone 8 Biometric Sensors, FCC and Smartphone Radio Chips – TMO Daily Observations 2017-02-17

    New reports say Apple won't include a Home button on the iPhone 8 this fall. Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Butts join Jeff Gamet to look at what that means for Touch ID and biometric authentication on the new phone, plus they offer up their thoughts on an FCC request for smartphone makers to enable the FM radio chips in smartphones.

  4. Feb. 16th, 2017
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    4K Apple TV, WWDC 2017 – TMO Daily Observations 2017-02-16

    Apple may finally release a 4K Apple TV this year. John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to look at what we know about Apple's plans and if 4K support is enough to keep Apple TV relevant. They also look at Apple's new San Jose venue for this year's Worldwide Developer Conference.

  5. Feb. 15th, 2017
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    Right to Repair Laws, Apple Design Critics – TMO Daily Observations 2017-02-15

    Apple doesn't make it easy for people to get parts for do-it-yourself repairs, and some states want to change that. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to debate whether or not companies should be required to make device parts available outside of authorized repair centers, plus they look at a claim Apple is actually pretty crappy ad designing products.

  6. Feb. 14th, 2017
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    Apple Music’s Reality TV Plans – TMO Daily Observations 2017-02-14

    Apple is making a push into original video content for Apple Music with Planet of the Apps and other shows. John Martellaro and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to look at how reality TV fits in with Apple's plans. They also look at the state of personal privacy with smart TVs and more.

  7. Feb. 13th, 2017
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    The State of Apple Pay – TMO Daily Observations 2017-02-13

    Some big retailers don't seem interested in Apple Pay, and Apple is having a fight over adoption in Australia. Adam Christianson from the Maccast and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look at the state of Apple Pay and talk about what they see in the future for contactless payment systems.

  8. Feb. 10th, 2017
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    iPhone Iris Scanner, Smart TV Privacy Tips – TMO Daily Observations 2017-02-10

    Reports say the next iPhone will include an iris scanner for authentication, much like the current Touch ID sensor. John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on Apple's authentication technology plans (spoiler: Jeff thinks it isn't iris scanning), plus John has some tips on protecting our privacy from smart TVs.

  9. Feb. 9th, 2017
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    Apple’s Expensive Anniversary iPhone – TMO Daily Observations 2017-02-09

    Are you ready to drop $1,000 on a new iPhone because it sounds like Apple is hoping you are. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about the report of a $1,000 special edition 10th anniversary iPhone, plus John dives into the philosophy of math and Apple product sales estimates.

  10. Feb. 8th, 2017
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    Apple TV’s New Marketing Boss – TMO Daily Observations 2017-02-08

    Apple may have some new plans for Apple TV now that they hired away Amazon's Fire TV boss. Kelly Guimont joins Jeff Gamet to talk about Timothy Twerdahl's now job as Apple TV's vice president for product marketing, plus they look at what could be in store for the next Apple TV refresh.

  11. Feb. 7th, 2017
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    Vizio’s Spying TVs, UAC iPhone Connectors – TMO Daily Observations 2017-02-07

    Vizio just settled an FTC lawsuit for using their smart TVs to spy on customers. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about Vizio collecting viewing data on users without permission and the settlement with the FTC. They also look at the UAC connector that's going to let headphones connect to Lightning and USB-C.

  12. Feb. 6th, 2017
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    Apple and the Broken FaceTime Lawsuit – TMO Daily Observations 2017-02-06

    Apple is facing a class action lawsuit over claims it intentionally broke FaceTime to force users to upgrade to iOS 7. John Martellaro and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to look at the case and decide whether or not they think it has any merit.

  13. Feb. 3rd, 2017
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    Tim Cook’s Newseum Free Expression Award – TMO Daily Observations 2017-02-03

    Apple CEO Time Cook is receiving a Newseum Free Expression Award for free speech. Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on CEOs speaking out on social and political topics.

  14. Feb. 2nd, 2017
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    Ebook Sales Take a Hit, Apple Watch Battery Band Patent – TMO Daily Observations 2017-02-02

    Ebook sales are down, tablet and ebook reader sales are down, and there may be a correlation. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look at the state of ebook sales, plus they weigh in on an Apple patent for an Apple Watch battery wristband.

  15. Feb. 1st, 2017
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    The iPhone’s Future, Prince and Streaming Music – TMO Daily Observations 2017-02-01

    Apple made truck loads of money during its first fiscal quarter for 2017, but that wasn't the only news from yesterday's earning report. John Martellaro and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on Tim Cook saying the iPhone hasn't reached maturity yet, plus they look at the news that Prince's music is coming to Apple Music.

  16. Jan. 31st, 2017
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    Apple and Worker Visas, HomeKit Falls Behind in the Smarthome Game – TMO Daily Observations 2017-01-31

    Work Visas for the tech industry may be changing thanks to an executive order that's said to be coming from the White House. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look at the draft order and the impact it could have on Apple and other Silicon Valley companies. They also have some thoughts on the rapidly changing smart home market and Apple's apparent lagging position.