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TMO Daily Observations 2016-07-11: The (Potential) Demise of the Mac Pro and Mac mini

Jul. 11th, 2016 - 2:23 PM | 00:25:11

Bryan Chaffin and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont for a discussion of surveillance and courts, and John Kheit’s take on Mac Pro punditry.

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  1. Jul. 11th, 2016
    The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast
    TMO Daily Observations 2016-07-11: The (Potential) Demise of the Mac Pro and Mac mini

    With the Mac Pro and Mac mini languishing as years-old machines without refreshes, the future of Apple's desktop lineup is in question. John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on what Apple may‚or may not—have in store for its desktop computers.

  2. Jul. 8th, 2016
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    TMO Daily Observations 2016-07-08: Apple Sabotage, Installing Apple’s Public Betas

    Apple is being accused of intentionally ruining performance on older devices to push sales. Bryan Chaffin joins Jeff Gamet to talk about a petition calling out Apple for planned obsolescence, plus they talk about how to install the iOS 10 and macOS Sierra public betas.

  3. Jul. 7th, 2016
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    TMO Daily Observations 2016-07-07: iOS 10 and Sierra Public Betas

    The iOS 10 and macOS Sierra public betas are here! John Martellaro joins Jeff Gamet to look at the public beta releases, talk about what they like, and remind everyone that betas shouldn't go on our primary devices. They also have something to say about gun-shaped iPhone cases.

  4. Jul. 6th, 2016
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    TMO Daily Observations 2016-07-06: AI Agents and Privacy, Backdoor.MAC.Elanore Mac Malware

    AI agents are great for helping us, but the come with a cost that not everyone is comfortable with. John Martellaro joins Jeff Gamet to talk about the personal data we give up to make AI agents more useful, and how we can limit what we share. They also take a look at the Backdoor.MAC.Elanor malware that's threatening Macs.

  5. Jul. 5th, 2016
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    TMO Daily Observations 2016-07-05: iOS 10’s Organ Donor Registry, Tesla’s Autopilot Crash

    Becoming an organ donor will get a lot easier once iOS 10 ships this fall. John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to look at Apple's partnership with Donate Life America to add donor registration to the Health app, plus they offer up their thoughts on the impact of the tragic Tesla autopilot car crash.

  6. Jul. 1st, 2016
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    TMO Daily Observations 2016-07-01: Apple Music and Tidal, Spotify’s App Store Gripe

    Word on the street says Apple is in talks to buy the streaming music service Tidal. Bryan Chaffin and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on whether or not a deal between the two makes sense, plus they look at Spotify's complaint that Apple is blocking competition in the streaming music market with its App Store approval process.

  7. Jun. 30th, 2016
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    TMO Daily Observations 2016-06-30: The Apple, Amazon, and Google Competition Lockout

    Apple, Amazon, and Google are all big players in the tech market, and Senator Elizabeth Warren says they're stifling competition. John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to look at the Senator's concerns and share their thoughts on competition in the tech world.

  8. Jun. 29th, 2016
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    TMO Daily Observations 2016-06-29: Apple’s Camera Blocking Patent, iPhone Design Lawsuit

    Apple patented a way to block our smartphone cameras from recording. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on the patent and its potential for abuse. They also look at a lawsuit alleging Apple stole the idea for the iPhone.

  9. Jun. 28th, 2016
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    TMO Daily Observations 2016-06-28: iPhone Audio Ports, Facebook is Creepy

    Speculation about the audio ports on the next iPhone are still going strong. Today Dave Hamilton joins Jeff Gamet to talk about the potentially missing headphone jack on the new iPhone, digital to analog converters, and how we listen to our music. They also get a little creeped out over Facebook's location-based friend suggestions.

  10. Jun. 27th, 2016
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    TMO Daily Observations 2016-06-27: AAPL, Brexit, Google Blocks

    Apple's stock isn't a high as it used to be and understanding why can be a little daunting. Bryan Chaffin joins Jeff Gamet to look at Wall Street's dysfunctional relationship with Apple and the Brexit impact on the stock market. They also check out Google's new Blocks programming platform for kids.

  11. Jun. 24th, 2016
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    TMO Daily Observations 2016-06-24: Goodbye Thunderbolt Display, Spinning off the Mac

    It's official: Apple is killing off the Thunderbolt Display. Bryan Chaffin and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on what this means for Apple in the display market, plus they have something to say about John C. Dvorak's claim that it's time for Apple to spin off the Mac into its own company.

  12. Jun. 23rd, 2016
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    TMO Daily Observations 2016-06-22: Listeners Comment on Concert iPhone Bans, APFS

    It's listener comment day on TDO. Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to respond to your thoughts on Alicia Keys locking up attendee's smartphones at her concerts, and on Apple's new APFS file system for macOS, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS.

  13. Jun. 22nd, 2016
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    TMO Daily Observations 2016-06-22: Taking a Closer look at APFS

    John Martellaro has been busy learning all about APFS, and he has plenty to share. John, along with Kelly Guimont, join Jeff Gamet to take a closer look at Apple's new file system for the Mac, iOS, Apple Watch, and tvOS.

  14. Jun. 21st, 2016
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    TMO Daily Observations 2016-06-21: Forcing Phone-free Concerts, Russia’s Anti-encryption Bill

    Going to an Alicia Keys concert will get your iPhone locked away, but not by the police. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on concert goers being forced to drop their smartphones in locked bags as a condition to see the show. They also take a look at Russia's bill calling for backdoors into encrypted chat apps.

  15. Jun. 20th, 2016
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    TMO Daily Observations 2016-06-20: Apple Power Plans, what’s Coming for Passcodes

    Apple wants to be an electric company, but that doesn't mean we'll be buying iElectricity soon. John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to talk about Apple's plans for the surplus electricity it generates through its renewable energy efforts, plus they share their thoughts on Apple's plans for biometric passcodes and protecting our privacy.