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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TDO 2018-04-24: The EU Shazam Investigation

1:14 PM Apr. 24th, 2018 | 00:22:50 - Download: MP3 Version (AAC Version Coming Soon)

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.

Podcast Archives

  1. Apr. 24th, 2018
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    The EU Shazam Investigation, Amazon Key for Cars – TMO Daily Observations 2018-04-24

    Bryan Chaffin and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to talk about the EU's investigation into Apple's planned Shazam purchase along with Amazon Key expanding to cars. They also mangle a few metaphors and dive into investigation theater.

  2. Apr. 23rd, 2018
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    Amazon, Apple, and Home Robots – TMO Daily Observations 2018-04-23

    John Martellaro and Andrew Orr join Jeff Gamet to look at Amazon's Vesta home robot project and the possibility of Apple getting in on the competition.

  3. Apr. 20th, 2018
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    No Unified Apple OS for You, Daisy iPhone Recycling Robot – TMO Daily Observations 2018-04-20

    Dave Hamilton and Andrew Orr join Jeff Gamet to talk about why macOS and iOS won't merge into a single operating system for now, and they look at how the iPhone's long life span stands in contrast to Greenpeace criticism.

  4. Apr. 19th, 2018
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    The Broken iMac Pro Controversy, Amazon’s Fire TV Edition – TMO Daily Observations 2018-04-19

    John Martellaro and Dave Hamilton joins Jeff Gamet to discuss the controversy surrounding an iMac Pro Apple reportedly isn't fixing, plus they look at the viability of Amazon's new Fire TV Edition.

  5. Apr. 18th, 2018
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    Dave and Jeff Nerd Out on Wi-Fi Routers – TMO Daily Observations 2018-04-18

    Dave Hamilton joins Jeff Gamet to talk about Wi-Fi routers, what to look for when replacing your AirPort Extreme, why you may want a stand-alone router instead of Wi-Fi Mesh, and more.

  6. Apr. 17th, 2018
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    iPhones, Strong Passcodes, and GrayKey – TMO Daily Observations 2018-04-17

    John Martellaro and Andrew Orr join Jeff Gamet to talk about why longer iPhone passcodes are becoming more important, plus they discuss the GrayKey iPhone hacking device available to law enforcement.

  7. Apr. 16th, 2018
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    HomePod Sales, Third-party Apple Watch Faces – TMO Daily Observations 2018-04-16

    Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look at the state of HomePod sales, plus they share their thoughts on third-party Apple Watch faces.

  8. Apr. 13th, 2018
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    Facebook’s Shadow Profiles – TMO Daily Observations 2018-04-13

    Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet take a look at Facebook's shadow profiles on people who don't have accounts, and how those accounts may impact online privacy legislation.

  9. Apr. 12th, 2018
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    32-bit Mac App Support’s Demise, Shows We Want Apple to License – TMO Daily Observations 2018-04-12

    Adam Christianson from The Maccast and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet talk about what Apple's coming end to 32-bit Mac app support means, plus they share some properties they'd love to see as original shows on Apple Music.

  10. Apr. 11th, 2018
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    New Web Authentication Tech, Apple Lands Foundation TV Series – TMO Daily Observations 2018-04-11

    Kelly Guimont and Andrew Orr join Jeff Gamet to look at a new Web API that could make passwords obsolete, plus they share their thoughts on Apple landing a deal for Asimov's Foundation series for Apple Music.

  11. Apr. 10th, 2018
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    Companies Committing to User Privacy, Apple’s R&D Efforts – TMO Daily Observations 2018-04-10

    John Martellaro and Andrew Orr join Jeff Gamet to discuss the push to get tech companies on board with user security pledges, and to talk about Apple's R&D efforts.

  12. Apr. 9th, 2018
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    Predicting What We’ll Get in Apple’s New Mac Pro – TMO Daily Observations 2018-04-09

    Dave Hamilton and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to explore why they think the Mac Pro in 2019 will be a departure from Apple's current desktop computer design.

  13. Apr. 6th, 2018
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    Apple’s Latest Mac Pro News – TMO Daily Observations 2018-04-06

    John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on Apple's latest news about the upcoming Mac Pro, what they're hoping for in the new machine, and what they think of its 2019 time table.

  14. Apr. 5th, 2018
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    Facebook’s Powerful Draw, Limiting Online Tracking – TMO Daily Observations 2018-04-05

    Andrew Orr and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to discuss how Facebook works to hold our interest, and talk about ways to limit how much the social network tracks us.

  15. Apr. 4th, 2018
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    Windows versus Mac Security, Listener Comments – TMO Daily Observations 2018-04-04

    John Martellaro and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to look at the state of Windows 10 security versus macOS, plus they respond to listener comments on Jeff's HomeKit fail.

  16. Apr. 3rd, 2018
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    Proprietary Mac Processors, HomeKit’s Big Fail – TMO Daily Observations 2018-04-03

    Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on the possibility of Apple designing its own Mac processors, plus Jeff explains how HomeKit failed for him.

  17. Apr. 2nd, 2018
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    Understanding DNS, Dave’s Wi-Fi Mesh Router Update – TMO Daily Observations 2018-04-02

    Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to dive into DNS and Cloudflare's new server, plus we get an update on the state of Wi-Fi Mesh routers.

  18. Mar. 30th, 2018
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    Apple Profile Downloads, Business Chat Explained – TMO Daily Observations 2018-03-30

    Andrew Orr and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about Apple letting us download the data associated with our Apple ID, plus they take a look at Business Chat in Messages.

  19. Mar. 29th, 2018
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    Jumping into Home Automation with Smart Lights – TMO Daily Observations 2018-03-29

    Dave Hamilton and Andrew Orr join Jeff Gamet to talk about getting started with smart lights now that Dave has some Philips Hue bulbs. They also share some smart home automation tips.

  20. Mar. 28th, 2018
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    Finding Apple’s Place in Education – TMO Daily Observations 2018-03-27

    Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about Apple's push into education, how the new iPad fits in, and why Logitech's Crayon stylus works only with the new model.