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TDO 2018-10-19: Dave Buys an iPhone XR

Oct. 19th, 2018 - 1:23 PM | 00:25:01

John Martellaro and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to talk about why Dave pre-ordered an iPhone XR, plus they discuss their experiences so far with Shortcuts in iOS 12.

Podcast Archives

  1. Oct. 19th, 2018
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    Dave Buys an iPhone XR – TMO Daily Observations 2018-10-19

    John Martellaro and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to talk about why Dave pre-ordered an iPhone XR, plus they discuss their experiences so far with Shortcuts in iOS 12.

  2. Oct. 18th, 2018
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    Apple’s October 30 Media Event, iPhone X Versus iPhone X – TMO Daily Observations 2018-10-18

    Adam Christianson from the Maccast and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on Apple's just announced October 30th media event in New York City, plus they debate which is a better upgrade: iPhone XR or a used iPhone X.

  3. Oct. 17th, 2018
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    iPhone XR pre-orders, 4K is here to stay – TMO Daily Observations 2018-10-17

    John Martellaro and Andrew Orr join Kelly Guimont to discuss iPhone XR pre-orders and who is lining up, as well as 4K television no longer being a fad.

  4. Oct. 16th, 2018
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    Mac App Store Developer Problems, More Apple Watch Series 4 Experiences – TMO Daily Observations 2018-10-16

    John Martellaro and Andrew Orr join Jeff Gamet to look at the frustration some developers are experiencing with Apple's Mac App Store, plus Jeff and John share how they feel about Apple Watch Series 4 after three weeks.

  5. Oct. 15th, 2018
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    Photoshop CC for iPad, Third-party Apple Watch Faces – TMO Daily Observations 2018-10-15

    Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about Adobe's new Photoshop CC for iPad announcement, plus share their thoughts on third-party watch faces for Apple Watch.

  6. Oct. 12th, 2018
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    What’s New with WiFi Mesh, Apple’s Possible iPad Pro Media Event – TMO Daily Observations 2018-10-12

    Dave Hamilton and Andrew Orr join Jeff Gamet to look at what's new in the WiFi Mesh market, plus they share their thoughts on whether or not Apple will host an iPad Pro media event in October.

  7. Oct. 11th, 2018
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    Apple’s Maybe Free TV Shows Plan, Google and Apple’s AI Battle – TMO Daily Observations 2018-10-11

    John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on how Apple will promote its streaming TV content and follow up on yesterday's subscription TV overload discussion. They also look at competition in the artificial intelligence space with Google's new Call Screen feature.

  8. Oct. 10th, 2018
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    China Spy Hacks Again, Subscription TV Streaming Overload – TMO Daily Observations 2018-10-10

    Adam Christianson from the Maccast and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to try to sort out Bloomberg's latest Chinese server spy hack report, plus they dive into the growing problem with subscription streaming TV service overload.

  9. Oct. 9th, 2018
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    Goodbye Google+, USB-C iPad Pro – TMO Daily Observations 2018-10-09

    Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to discuss what's behind Google shutting down its Google+ social network platform, plus they explore a new report saying an iPad Pro with a USB-C port is coming in October.

  10. Oct. 8th, 2018
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    Deconstructing Bloomberg’s Spy Chip Report, 7 Years of Siri – TMO Daily Observations 2018-10-08

    Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look at the responses to Bloomberg's China spy chip report, and what could account for the strong denials from Apple and Amazon. They also look at the state of Siri on the voice assistant's 7th anniversary.

  11. Oct. 5th, 2018
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    Managing Your Kid’s Online Activity – TMO Daily Observations 2018-10-05

    Adam Christianson from the Maccast and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to share their experiences and advice on managing kid's online activity, plus they look at what they like—and don't like—about Parental Control and Screen Time.

  12. Oct. 4th, 2018
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    China’s Computer Spying Chips, Presidential Alert Follow Up – TMO Daily Observations 2018-10-04

    Andrew Orr and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to explore a report that China snuck spy chips onto servers Apple, Amazon, and U.S. government agencies used, plus they follow up on yesterday's smartphone emergency alert test.

  13. Oct. 3rd, 2018
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    Tim Cook’s Vice Interview, John’s Big Screen iPhone Love – TMO Daily Observations 2018-10-03

    John Martellaro and Andrew Orr join Jeff Gamet to talk about Tim Cook's Vice interview, plus they explore John's new found love for the iPhone XS Max's giant screen.

  14. Oct. 2nd, 2018
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    IoT Consumer Protections, Presidential Alert Explained – TMO Daily Observations 2018-10-02

    Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to discuss state IoT consumer protections, plus reaching public critical mass for demanding change. They also explain the Presidential Alert test that's happening on Wednesday.

  15. Oct. 1st, 2018
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    Mojave, Marzipan, and Splitting Up iTunes – TMO Daily Observations 2018-10-01

    Dave Hamilton and Andrew Orr join Jeff Gamet to talk about how Apple could use macOS Mojave's Marzipan to split iTunes apart, plus they look at some apps that make using your iPhone even better.

  16. Sep. 28th, 2018
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    Apple’s Unconventional Product Naming Conventions – TMO Daily Observations 2018-09-28

    Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look at what's working, and what isn't, with Apple's product naming conventions.

  17. Sep. 27th, 2018
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    HomePod in Hotels, iOS 12 Shortcuts – TMO Daily Observations 2018-09-27

    Adam Christianson from the Maccast and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to talk about HomePod coming to Marriott hotel rooms, plus they explore who will be interested in iOS 12 Shortcuts.

  18. Sep. 26th, 2018
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    macOS Mojave First Impressions – TMO Daily Observations 2018-09-26

    Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to share their first impressions on macOS Mojave, Apple's brand new operating system for the Mac.

  19. Sep. 25th, 2018
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    iPhone XS First Impressions – TMO Daily Observations 2018-09-25

    Adam Christianson from the Maccast and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to talk follow up yesterday's Apple Watch Series 4 first impressions with their thoughts on the new iPhone XS.

  20. Sep. 24th, 2018
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    Apple Watch Series 4 First Impressions – TMO Daily Observations 2018-09-24

    Adam Christianson from the Maccast and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to talk about how well the original iPhone's design is holding up, plus they share their first impressions after a weekend with Apple Watch Series 4.