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TDO 2017-06-15: Tim Cook's Siri Smart Home Stance

Jun. 15th, 2017 - 1:46 PM | 00:22:59

Andrew Orr and John Martellaro chat with host Kelly Guimont about how to spot bad science and ways to help verify that claim you read about.

Podcast Archives

  1. Jun. 15th, 2017
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    Tim Cook’s Take on a Siri Smart Home Controller – TMO Daily Observations 2017-06-15

    Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to offer up their thoughts on Apple CEO Tim Cook saying we don't need a Siri smart home controller because we already have the iPhone and Apple Watch.

  2. Jun. 14th, 2017
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    Who Needs the New iPad Pro – TMO Daily Observations 2017-06-14

    Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to discuss who the 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro are best suited for, plus they look at where the iMac Pro fits in Apple's product matrix.

  3. Jun. 13th, 2017
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    Tim Cook Confirms Project Titan, eero’s New WiFi Mesh Network Gear – TMO Daily Observations 2017-06-13

    Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on Apple CEO Tim Cook confirming the Project Titan car program is a real thing, plus the look at eero and WiFi mesh network performance.

  4. Jun. 12th, 2017
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    No Gigabit Download iPhones, Camera Phone 20th Anniversary – TMO Daily Observations 2017-06-12

    Apple isn't supporting gigabit cellular download speeds with this year's iPhone refresh, so Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Butts join Jeff Gamet to explain why that's not a big deal. They also look at the 20th anniversary of the first camera phone photo.

  5. Jun. 9th, 2017
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    The Big HomePod FAQ Show – TMO Daily Observations 2017-06-09

    Today Dave Hamilton and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to dive deep into what we know about Apple's HomePod and get you up to speed on what it does—and doesn't—do.

  6. Jun. 8th, 2017
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    iMac and iMac Pro Under the Hood – TMO Daily Observations 2017-06-08

    There's a lot going on with Apple's new iMac lineup, so Jeff Gamet dives under the hood with Jeff Butts and TekRevue's Jim Tanous.

  7. Jun. 7th, 2017
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    Apple Pay Cash, Planet of the Apps – TMO Daily Observations 2017-06-07

    Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Butts join jeff Gamet to look at Apple Pay Cash, plus they share their first impressions on Apple's Planet of the Apps premiere.

  8. Jun. 6th, 2017
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    iOS 11 Hands On – TMO Daily Observations 2017-06-06

    Now that the developer preview of iOS 11 is out following Monday's Worldwide Developer Conference keynote, Jeff Butts and Bryan Chaffin join jeff Gamet to talk about hands-on experiences with some of the new features.

  9. Jun. 5th, 2017
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    WWDC 2017 Keynote Standout Announcements – TMO Daily Observations 2017-06-05

    Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference keynote was filled with announcements so Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to talk about what they saw as the standouts from the event.

  10. Jun. 2nd, 2017
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    OneLogin Encryption Breach, WWDC 2017 Expectations – TMO Daily Observations 2017-06-02

    Jeff Butts and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look at the security breach that exposed OneLogin encrypted data, plus they share their expectations for next week's Worldwide Developer Conference keynote announcements.

  11. Jun. 1st, 2017
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    Apple’s Big WWDC Keynote Plans, Siri Speaker vs Sonos – TMO Daily Observations 2017-06-01

    Bryan Chaffin and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to talk about how today's announcements from Apple mean we're in store for some big WWDC announcements, plus they discuss how the rumored Siri Speaker may be a Sonos competitor.

  12. May. 31st, 2017
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    Google Maps vs Apple Maps – TMO Daily Observations 2017-05-31

    Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look at a year's worth of data comparing Google Maps and Apple Maps and share which is their favorite.

  13. May. 30th, 2017
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    Courts and Divulging Passcodes, Essential Home – TMO Daily Observations 2017-05-30

    John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on courts compelling people to divulge their smartphone passcodes, plus they react to Essential's Home voice assistant appliance.

  14. May. 26th, 2017
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    Apple Watch Tops Heart Rate Monitor Study, Adam Curry’s Podcaster Pro – TMO Daily Observations 2017-05-26

    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 us in on Adam Curry's all-in-one device for recording podcasts.

  15. May. 25th, 2017
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    The Big Ringless Voicemail Rant – TMO Daily Observations 2017-05-25

    Jeff Butts and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to make it clear exactly how they feel about ringless voicemail. Spoiler: they don't like it.

  16. May. 24th, 2017
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    Apple Wants you to Know Swift, Smarthome Fatigue – TMO Daily Observations 2017-05-24

    Kelly Guimont joins Jeff Gamet to discuss Apple's Swift education strategy, plus they talk about smart home fatigue.

  17. May. 23rd, 2017
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    IKEA Says Hello to HomeKit, Apple’s Diversity Boss, Huawei Targets the MacBook – TMO Daily Observations 2017-05-23

    HomeKit compatible products are about to become easier to find and more affordable thanks to IKEA. Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to talk about IKEA's place in the smart home market, plus they noteDenise Young Smith's new position at Apple, and Huawei's new laptop that targets the MacBook.

  18. May. 22nd, 2017
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    Ford’s Interest in Autonomous Cars, iOS 11 Wish List – TMO Daily Observations 2017-05-22

    The car market just took an interesting turn because Ford's new CEO was running the company's autonomous vehicle division. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to discuss how what that means for the car industry and the other companies with autonomous vehicle aspirations. They also share some thoughts on what Apple may have planned for its iOS 11 announcements at next month's Worldwide Developer Conference.

  19. May. 19th, 2017
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    Trusting Siri, Apple’s Diabetes Wristband – TMO Daily Observations 2017-05-19

    In machines we trust, or maybe not. John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to talk about how people may perceive the information artificial intelligence systems like Siri will give us as they get smarter. They also have some thoughts on Apple's potential impact on the medical industry.

  20. May. 18th, 2017
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    Chat Tipping in China, Thoughts on Apple Park – TMO Daily Observations 2017-05-18

    Apple has reportedly blocked in-app tipping in Chinese chat apps, and Jeff Butts and John Martellaro join guest-host Bryan Chaffin to talk about it. They also talk about John Martellaro's thesis that Apple Park celebrates the employee.