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 2017-10-30: Facebook and Smartphone Spying

1:49 PM Oct. 30th, 2017 | 00:22:18 - Download: MP3 Version (AAC Version Coming Soon)

John Martellaro and Andrew Orr join Jeff Gamet to share tips on buying a 4K television, and on how to take better holiday photos with your iPhone.

Podcast Archives

  1. Oct. 30th, 2017
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    Facebook and Smartphone Spying, Bryan’s iPhone 8 and iPhone X Price Theory – TMO Daily Observations 2017-10-30

    Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to shed some light on reports that Facebook uses our smartphone cameras to spy on us for targeted ads, plus the look at the iPhone 8's role in making the iPhone X price tag more palatable.

  2. Oct. 27th, 2017
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    iPhone X Pre-orders, Bryan’s Pepcom SF Cool Finds – TMO Daily Observations 2017-10-27

    Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to look at Apple's iPhone X pre-order process, plus Bryan found some cool tech products at Pepcom in San Francisco.

  3. Oct. 26th, 2017
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    iPhone X Pre-order versus iPhone 8 – TMO Daily Observations 2017-10-26

    John Martellaro and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to discuss why they're going to try to pre-order the iPhone X tonight, or in Kelly's case why she's happy with the iPhone 8 instead.

  4. Oct. 25th, 2017
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    Apple’s Entertainment Industry Strategy, Stranger Things Season 2 – TMO Daily Observations 2017-10-25

    Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about Apple's entertainment industry strategy, plus they wax poetic about this week's Stranger Things Season 2 premiere on Netflix.

  5. Oct. 24th, 2017
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    iPhone X Pre-order Tips, APFS Snapshots Rant- TMO Daily Observations 2017-10-24

    Jeff Butts and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to offer up some tips on improving your odds of getting a launch day iPhone X, plus they look at Apple's almost hidden APFS Snapshots feature.

  6. Oct. 23rd, 2017
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    Gifting Air Travel by the Hour, iPad Controlled VW Bus – TMO Daily Observations 2017-10-23

    Bryan Chaffin is joined by Jeff Butts and Andrew Orr to chat about Skyhour app's new ability to gift air travel by the hour. They also look at VW's plans for an iPad-controlled VW Bus.

  7. Oct. 20th, 2017
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    Animoji Trademark Lawsuit, Apple’s Sloppy UI Problem – TMO Daily Observations 2017-10-20

    Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Butts join Jeff Gamet to share their take on the Animoji trademark lawsuit against Apple, and to look at Apple's lack of consistency in macOS and iOS interface details.

  8. Oct. 19th, 2017
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    KRACK Update and China’s Apple Watch LTE Ban – TMO Daily Observations 2017-10-19

    Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet for an update on the KRACK Wi-Fi hack, plus they look at China blocking LTE support for the Apple Watch Series 3.

  9. Oct. 18th, 2017
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    Cheap (Legal?) Movie Downloads and The (Self-Inflicted?) Effects of Apple’s RDF – TMO Daily Observations 2017-10-18

    The movie studios let you add digital movies to your library for two dollars, and Apple's reality distortion field is still strong – and perhaps self-inflicted – and that's what Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro discuss with guest-host Dave Hamilton on today's TDO. Press play... and enjoy!

  10. Oct. 17th, 2017
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    Benchmarking High Sierra on Older Macs, Who’s to Blame for iPhone Addiction – TMO Daily Observations 2017-10-17

    John Martellaro and Jeff Butts join guest-host Bryan Chaffin to examine benchmarks showing that High Sierra is faster on older Macs than Sierra. They also talk about the issue of smartphone addiction, who's to blame, and whether or not it's a problem for Apple.

  11. Oct. 16th, 2017
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    KRACK WPA2 Flaw Explained, Qualcomm’s Push for iPhone Production Ban – TMO Daily Observations 2017-10-16

    Bryan Chaffin and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to discuss the impact the KRACK WPA2 WiFi security threat will have on us, plus they look at Qualcomm's push to ban iPhone manufacturing in China.

  12. Oct. 13th, 2017
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    iPhone Stylus, Disney’s Movies Anywhere – TMO Daily Observations 2017-10-13

    Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about the possibility of an iPhone Apple Pencil, plus they look at Disney's new Movies Anywhere service.

  13. Oct. 12th, 2017
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    Discover Card and Apple Pay, Microsoft Office Alternatives – TMO Daily Observations 2017-10-12

    Jeff Butts and Andrew Orr join Jeff Gamet to discuss Discover Card's new Apple Pay perk, plus they look at alternatives to Microsoft Office.

  14. Oct. 11th, 2017
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    Hobbled iPhone Myth, Amazing Stories, App Camp for Girls – TMO Daily Observations 2017-10-11

    Kelly Guimont and Jeff Butts join Jeff Gamet to shoot down the myth that Apple intentionally slows down older iPhones, plus they look at Amazing Stories coming to Apple Music, and the new App Camp for Girls fundraiser.

  15. Oct. 10th, 2017
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    Twitterific 5, DIY Surround Sound for Your Mac – TMO Daily Observations 2017-10-10

    Jeff Butts and Andrew Orr join Jeff Gamet to welcome Twitterific back to the Mac, and learn how to use those extra speakers you have stashed away to make a surround sound system.

  16. Oct. 9th, 2017
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    iTunes App Store Fix, EFF Slams iOS 11’s Control Center – TMO Daily Observations 2017-10-09

    Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Butts join Jeff Gamet to share their reactions to iTunes 12.6.3 and the App Store, look at the EFF's take on iOS 11's Control Center settings, and offer their condolences for AOL Instat Messenger.