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 2017-05-04: Apple Job Stats, iPhone 8 Function Bar 1:32 PM May. 4th, 2017

Bryan Chaffin and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to talk about Apple Watch ranking as the most accurate wrist heart rate monitor, plus Dave fills...

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  1. May. 4th, 2017
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    Apple’s Developer Job Stats, iPhone 8 Function Bar – TMO Daily Observations 2017-05-04

    Apple CEO Tim Cook says the company has created about 2 million developer jobs. John Martellaro and Jeff Butts join Jeff Gamet to dive into those numbers, plus they look at a rendering of what may be the function bar area on this fall's iPhone 8.

  2. May. 3rd, 2017
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    Apple’s Q2 Earnings Report, Microsoft Surface Laptop – TMO Daily Observations 2017-05-03

    Apple reported some big numbers during its second quarter earnings report yesterday, and raised a few questions, too. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet look share their reactions to Apple's iPhone and iPad sales, plus they have some thoughts on Microsoft's just announced Surface Laptop, too.

  3. May. 2nd, 2017
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    Microsoft gets Serious About the Education Market – TMO Daily Observations 2017-05-02

    Microsoft wants a bigger piece of the education market, and the company's just announced new products mean the game is on for Apple and Google, too. Dave Hamilton and Jeff Butts join Jeff Gamet look at Microsoft's new education strategy and what it means for the fight to win students.

  4. May. 1st, 2017
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    Textalyzer’s Privacy Threat, Wi-Fi Security Tip – TMO Daily Observations 2017-05-01

    Tragedies can lead to a push for new laws, but sometimes that legislation leads to unintended consequences. Bryan Chaffin and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet share their thoughts on Textalyzer and giving police access to our smartphone activity for accident investigations. Dave also has a tip for easily improving Wi-Fi network security.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.