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 2017-04-11: Apple Music, Dialog Semiconductor 1:51 PM Apr. 11th, 2017

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.

Podcast Archives

  1. Apr. 11th, 2017
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    Apple Music Nails It, Dumping Dialog Semiconductor – TMO Daily Observations 2017-04-11

    Bryan Chaffin says Apple pretty much nailed it with Apple Music. Bryan and Jeff Butts join Jeff Gamet to look at Apple's streaming music service, plus they dive into the company's tactics to bring more chip design in house.

  2. Apr. 10th, 2017
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    No 32-bit Apps in iOS 11, Apple Designing its Own GPUs – TMO Daily Observations 2017-04-10

    The writing is on the wall: iPhone and iPad 32-bit apps are on the way out. Dave Hamilton and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about 32-bit apps and what their coming demise in iOS 11 means, plus they look at Apple's plans for its own mobile device GPUs.

  3. Apr. 7th, 2017
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    Social Media Privacy Settlement, Apple’s Clips App – TMO Daily Observations 2017-04-07

    The big social media networks settled a lawsuit over taking our phone's contacts without our knowledge, but it isn't costing them much. Bryan Chaffin joins Jeff Gamet to look at the settlement and companies stepping into our privacy, plus they talk about Apple's new Clips app.

  4. Apr. 6th, 2017
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    Pebble Watches Aren’t Dead Yet, Whole-home VPN – TMO Daily Observations 2017-04-06

    Good news, Pebble owners, your smartwatch isn't a paperweight just yet. Dave Hamilton and John F. Braun join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on Fitbit making it possible to side load apps onto Pebble smartwatches, plus they explain whole-home VPN protection.

  5. Apr. 5th, 2017
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    Apple’s New Display Plans, Broadcom’s WiFi Chip Security Flaw – TMO Daily Observations 2017-04-05

    Along with the promise of new a new Mac Pro yesterday, Apple also said it's going to get back into the pro display business, too. John Martellaro and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to talk about Apple's plans, plus they look at Broadcom's WiFi chip security flaw.

  6. Apr. 4th, 2017
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    Apple’s Surprise Mac Pro Announcements – TMO Daily Observations 2017-04-04

    Apple gave the Mac Pro a minor processor and GPU refresh after only three years, but also surprised us by talking about the plans for its pro-level desktop computer. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts and reactions to Apple's out of character announcements.

  7. Apr. 3rd, 2017
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    Smile’s Greg Scown Discusses TextExpander and Subscription Software – TMO Daily Observations 2017-04-03

    It's been about a year since Smile introduced its subscription licensing model for TextExpander, so I invited company co-founder Greg Scown back on the show to talk about how that's working out. Dave Hamilton joins us to round out the discussion.

  8. Mar. 31st, 2017
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    Under the Hood with APFS – TMO Daily Observations 2017-03-31

    APFS is part of macOS Sierra 10.12.4, but what does that mean for average users? Dave Hamilton and Jeff Butts join Jeff Gamet to talk about what's working and what isn't, APFS performance compared to HFS+, and more.

  9. Mar. 30th, 2017
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    Internet Privacy and VPNs – TMO Daily Observations 2017-03-30

    The Federal law allowing ISPs to sell our browser history without our consent passed both the House and Senate and is on its way to the White House. Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to look at what that means for our privacy and they explain why you might want to use a VPN.

  10. Mar. 29th, 2017
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    Debunking iPhone 8 Touch ID Switch Rumor – TMO Daily Observations 2017-03-29

    There's a new report claiming Apple is moving the Touch ID fingerprint scanner to the back of the iPhone 8. Kelly Guimont and Jeff Butts join Jeff Gamet to talk about why they think the report is wrong, plus they have some thoughts on Samsung selling refurbished Galaxy Note 7 smartphones.

  11. Mar. 28th, 2017
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    Apple’s New APFS File System, Developers Respond to App Store Reviews – TMO Daily Observations 2017-03-28

    Say hello to APFS, Apple's new file system for macOS and iOS that rolled out as part of yesterday's operating system updates. Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to explain what APFS is and how it impacts users, along with why we don't need to be afraid of the change. They also offer up their thoughts on Apple finally letting developers respond to App Store reviews.

  12. Mar. 27th, 2017
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    UK Anti-encryption Push, Woz at Startup World Cup – TMO Daily Observations 2017-03-27

    There's a new government call to for tech companies to let law enforcement bypass our security and encryption, but this time it's from the United Kingdom. Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Butts join Jeff Gamet to look at the ramifications if the U.K. forces the issue, plus Bryan fills us in on Steve Wozniak's presentation at Startup World Cup.

  13. Mar. 24th, 2017
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    App Store Quality Issues, Change Your iCloud Password – TMO Daily Observations 2017-03-24

    Apple's App Store has loads of apps, but that doesn't mean they're all great or easy to find. Dave Hamilton and the Maccast's Adam Christianson join Jeff Gamet to discuss the quality issues they're seeing on the App Store, plus they explain why changing your iCloud password right now is a good idea.

  14. Mar. 23rd, 2017
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    Apple Buys Workflow, iTunes First-run Movie Rentals – TMO Daily Observations 2017-03-23

    Apple just bought the iPhone and iPad automation app Workflow. Jeff Butts and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on what the Workflow purchase means for iOS, plus they look at Apple's push to offer rentals for movies that are still showing in theaters.

  15. Mar. 22nd, 2017
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    Apple’s New iPad, Extortionists Threaten iCloud – TMO Daily Observations 2017-03-22

    Apple introduced a new iPad and updated the iPhone SE yesterday, and today is dealing with hackers threatening to trash millions of iCloud accounts. Dave Hamilton joins Jeff Gamet to look at Apple's latest gear and lament the slow demise of the iPad mini, and to talk about how trying to extort money out of the company is a pretty bad idea.

  16. Mar. 21st, 2017
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    Introducing the Apple Market Forum Conference- TMO Daily Observations 2017-03-21

    There's a new conference coming this summer for Apple device users called Apple Market Forum. Event organizers Dave Hamilton and Paul Kent join Jeff Gamet to talk about the conference, share why they're starting the event, and explain who it's for.