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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Will Apple Compete with Alexa and the Qualcomm Royalty Battle - TMO Daily Observations 2017-04-28 1:51 PM Apr. 28th, 2017

Will Apple release an Alexa-like device as a Siri-powered hub? Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Dave Hamilton to discuss how wrong the latter two are. They...

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  1. Apr. 28th, 2017
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    Will Apple Compete with Alexa and the Qualcomm Royalty Battle – TMO Daily Observations 2017-04-28

    Will Apple release an Alexa-like device as a Siri-powered hub? Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Dave Hamilton to discuss how wrong the latter two are. They also chew over Apple's escalating royalty battle with Qualcomm.

  2. Apr. 27th, 2017
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    Apple Wireless Charging and Mixing Hollywood into Apple Music – TMO Daily Observations 2017-04-27

    Apple has a new patent application dealing with wireless charging, and Jeff Butts and Bryan Chaffin join guest-host Dave Hamilton to discuss what that might mean. They also talk about Apple executive Jimmy Iovine's efforts to bring Hollywood into Apple Music.

  3. Apr. 26th, 2017
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    iPads, Robots and the Future of Tablet Computing – TMO Daily Observations 2017-04-26

    Future iPads are going to be designed in part based on changes in society, according to TMO's own John Martellaro. John, along with Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet look at what's coming for the iPad, and whether or not it's evolving fast enough.

  4. Apr. 25th, 2017
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    Uber iPhone Tracking, Carpool Karaoke Delay – TMO Daily Observations 2017-04-25

    Uber tried to pull one over on Apple by tracking iPhones in violation of App Store guidelines. Jeff Butts and Bryan Chaffin dive into what Uber did with Jeff Gamet, plus they share their thoughts on Apple postponing Carpool Karaoke's premiere again.

  5. Apr. 24th, 2017
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    iPhone 8 Delays, Apple’s Satellite Pros – TMO Daily Observations 2017-04-24

    Word on the street says the iPhone 8 won't ship until October or November. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on potential iPhone 8 production issues, plus they dive into Apple's satellite expert hires from Google.

  6. Apr. 21st, 2017
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    Apple’s Unplanned Augmented Reality Leak – TMO Daily Observations 2017-04-21

    Apple's employee injury reports are giving us a clue into the company's augmented reality plans. Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Butts join Jeff Gamet to talk about what Apple's augmented reality plans may be, and how wearable technology may play in.

  7. Apr. 20th, 2017
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    Artificial Intelligence’s Impact on Society – TMO Daily Observations 2017-04-20

    Artificial Intelligence research is racing forward and loads of companies want in on the game. John Martellaro and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to discuss the impact artificial intelligence could have on society and how the AI choices we make now could have big repercussions in the future.

  8. Apr. 19th, 2017
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    Facebook, Apple, and Augmented Reality – TMO Daily Observations 2017-04-19

    Facebook just announced its augmented reality platform and Apple has already said it's very interested in AR. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look at Facebook's augmented reality plans, what Apple may be working on, and how apps today are preparing us for an augmented reality future.

  9. Apr. 18th, 2017
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    What We Want in Apple’s Pro iMac – TMO Daily Observations 2017-04-18

    Apple says an iMac with pro features is coming later this year, but didn't elaborate on exactly what that entails. Jeff Butts and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to talk about what they'd like to see in the new model. Spoiler: they were able to distill that down to two words.

  10. Apr. 17th, 2017
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    Project Titan on Open Roads, Predicting Tech Companies Demise – TMO Daily Observations 2017-04-17

    We know Project Titan isn't dead because Apple has a permit to test self driving cars on public roads in California. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about the status of Apple's car plans, plus John wants us to pick a tech company to be gone in 50 years.

  11. Apr. 14th, 2017
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    Apple and Robots, Latest iPhone 8 Leak – TMO Daily Observations 2017-04-14

    Robots are finding their way into our homes, and John Martellaro thinks Apple needs to set the bar for quality and security. John, along with Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on Apple's place in the personal robot market, plus they look at today's iPhone 8 leak showing the Touch ID sensor embedded in the display.

  12. Apr. 13th, 2017
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    Leaked iPhone 8 Schematic, Apple’s Diabetes Blood Sensor – TMO Daily Observations 2017-04-13

    If the schematic that leaked today is real, Apple is putting the Touch ID sensor on the back of the iPhone 8. Dave Hamilton and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to offer up their thoughts on rear-facing smartphone fingerprint sensors, plus they look at a report claiming Apple designed a blood glucose sensor that doesn't require a finger prick.

  13. Apr. 12th, 2017
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    Apple’s Swatch Lawsuit, NVIDIA’s New macOS Drivers – TMO Daily Observations 2017-04-12

    It's trademark lawsuit time again because Apple thinks Swatch's "Tick Different" campaign is too similar to "Think Different." Jeff Butts and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to talk about Apple's latest trademark fight, plus they dive into NVIDIA's new macOS video card drivers and the hackintosh scene.

  14. Apr. 11th, 2017
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    Apple Music Nails It, Dumping Dialog Semiconductor – TMO Daily Observations 2017-04-11

    Bryan Chaffin says Apple pretty much nailed it with Apple Music. Bryan and Jeff Butts join Jeff Gamet to look at Apple's streaming music service, plus they dive into the company's tactics to bring more chip design in house.

  15. Apr. 10th, 2017
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    No 32-bit Apps in iOS 11, Apple Designing its Own GPUs – TMO Daily Observations 2017-04-10

    The writing is on the wall: iPhone and iPad 32-bit apps are on the way out. Dave Hamilton and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about 32-bit apps and what their coming demise in iOS 11 means, plus they look at Apple's plans for its own mobile device GPUs.

  16. Apr. 7th, 2017
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    Social Media Privacy Settlement, Apple’s Clips App – TMO Daily Observations 2017-04-07

    The big social media networks settled a lawsuit over taking our phone's contacts without our knowledge, but it isn't costing them much. Bryan Chaffin joins Jeff Gamet to look at the settlement and companies stepping into our privacy, plus they talk about Apple's new Clips app.