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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Listener Comments on Consumer Reports, Apple Music Goes Pop Culture - TMO Daily Observations 2017-01-16 1:26 PM Nov. 29th, 2016

TDO listeners have plenty to say about how Consumer Reports rates laptops, so today dive into their comments. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff...

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  1. Nov. 29th, 2016
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    TMO Daily Observations 2016-11-29: Why the iPhone isn’t Made in the US

    There's a call for Apple to bring more of its production into the United States, but will that work for the iPhone? John Martellaro and the Maccast's Adam Christianson join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on what could be keeping iPhone production in China.

  2. Nov. 28th, 2016
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    TMO Daily Observations 2016-11-28: 2017 iPhone Design Changes, Calendar Invitation Spam

    Apple may have some big changes in store for the 2017 iPhone model. Bryan Chaffin and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to offer up their thoughts on a 3D camera, thinner display bezel, and removing the Home button, plus Bryan has a tip on dealing with spam invitations in the Calendar app.

  3. Nov. 23rd, 2016
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    TMO Daily Observations 2016-11-23: Apple’s Automation Plans, Thanksgiving Tech Tips

    Apple's Craig Federighi says the company isn't abandoning automation tools on the Mac, but the way he said it wasn't reassuring. John Martellaro and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on what's in store for system-level Mac automation tools, plus Kelly has some tips for helping our less tech-savvy family and friends over the Thanksgiving holiday.

  4. Nov. 22nd, 2016
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    TMO Daily Observations 2016-11-22: Listener Comments on Apple’s WiFi Plans

    Yesterday's show about Apple dissolving its wireless networking team got lots of comments and questions from listeners, so today Dave Hamilton and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to offer up their responses to your reactions, and share their thoughts on your questions.

  5. Nov. 21st, 2016
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    TMO Daily Observations 2016-11-21: Farewell AirPort Extreme, MacBook Pro Touch Bar First Impressions

    Apple's wireless routers look like they're headed down the same path as the now defunct Thunderbolt Display. Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to look at the state of Apple's WiFi router lineup, and explain why they think it's fine the AirPort Extreme, AirPort Express, and Time Capsule are heading out to pasture. They also offer up their thoughts on the new Retina MacBook Pro's Touch Bar.

  6. Nov. 18th, 2016
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    TMO Daily Observations 2016-11-18: Apple’s Bulbs and Listener Email on Apple TV

    Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro talk about Apple's new Bulbs commercial for MacBook Pro, a spot centered around big ideas. They also take in some listener email about whether or not 4K TV is really something Apple should be worried about on Apple TV.

  7. Nov. 17th, 2016
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    TMO Daily Observations 2016-11-17: Goodbye AppleScript, Apple Axes Sal Soghoian

    Apple's Product Manager of Automation Technologies Sal Soghoian is out of a job, and that doesn't bode well for the future of AppleScript and Automator. Bryan Chaffin joins Jeff Gamet to talk about what's likely in store for automation on the Mac, the impact that's going to have on pro users, and Sal's efforts to keep automation tools alive.

  8. Nov. 16th, 2016
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    TMO Daily Observations 2016-11-16: Why is $feature Missing from Apple TV?

    Today it's time to look at Apple TV and ask one tough question: why don't we get $feature on Apple TV? Good thing we're geeks and we understand variables, too, because for this episode $feature = array("4K Output","Amazon Prime Video","Netflix Inside of TV App"); Listen and hear what John and Dave have to say about all this... then send us your feedback and let us know!

  9. Nov. 15th, 2016
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    TMO Daily Observations 2016-11-15: Apple’s Coffee Table Book, HP’s Campaign to Win Mac Users

    Apple has a new product out. It comes in two sizes, small and large, at $199 and $299, respectively. And it's a coffee table book. Bryan Chaffin, Dave Hamilton, and John Martellaro discuss the book and ask if it's a sign that Apple has lost sight of the game. They also discuss HP's new Z2 Mini and that company's efforts to lure Mac users to the world of Windows.

  10. Nov. 14th, 2016
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    TMO Daily Observations 2016-11-14: Samsung Buying Harman, HomeKit Security, AT&T Stream Saver

    Samsung is buying audio company Harman and it may be in part to compete with Apple's CarPlay. Bryan Chaffin and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to look at Samsung's motives, plus Dave explains HomeKit's security versus other Internet of Things devices, and they take a look at AT&T's Stream Saver.

  11. Nov. 11th, 2016
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    TMO Daily Observations 2016-11-11: Interview with TMO’s Bryan Chaffin

    This week we're diving in deep with authors and writers in the Apple community. Today TMO's own Bryan Chaffin joins Jeff Gamet to talk about his experiences writing fiction, the evolution of his novel, and finding a publishing agent.

  12. Nov. 10th, 2016
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    TMO Daily Observations 2016-11-10: Interview with Amy Gahran

    This week we're diving in deep with authors and writers in the Apple community. Today author and journalist Amy Gahran joins Jeff Gamet to talk about how her books took her deep into research, self publishing, and more.

  13. Nov. 9th, 2016
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    TMO Daily Observations 2016-11-09: Interview with John L Forrest

    This week we're diving in deep with authors and writers in the Apple community. Today science fiction author John L Forrest joins Jeff Gamet to talk about writing novels and short stories, his process for bringing his ideas to life, self publishing, and more.

  14. Nov. 8th, 2016
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    TMO Daily Observations 2016-11-08: Interview with David Sparks from MacSparky

    This week we're diving in deep with authors and writers in the Apple community. Today David Sparks joins Jeff Gamet to talk about his earlier Apple-focused books and his transition into self publishing with the MacSparky Field Guides.

  15. Nov. 7th, 2016
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    TMO Daily Observations 2016-11-07: Interview with Ted Landau

    This week we're diving in deep with authors and writers in the Apple community. Today long time author, journalist, and blogger Ted Landau joins Jeff Gamet to talk about his history in the Apple community, writing one of the top selling Mac titles, running his own Apple-related website, and more.

  16. Nov. 4th, 2016
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    TMO Daily Observations 2016-11-04: Finding the Touch Bar’s Market, New Mac Buyer Poll

    The new MacBook Pro's Touch Bar looks great, but it can't be the primary way for accessing an app's features. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look at how the Touch Bar may fit in to third-party app developer's plans, and why it may not get adopted as quickly as users may like despite its coolness factor. They also look at the results from TMO's Twitter poll for new Mac buyers.