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 2017-04-19: Facebook's Augmented Reality Plans

1:48 PM Apr. 19th, 2017 | 00:24:38 - Download: MP3 Version (AAC Version Coming Soon)

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.

Podcast Archives

  1. Apr. 19th, 2017
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    Facebook, Apple, and Augmented Reality – TMO Daily Observations 2017-04-19

    Facebook just announced its augmented reality platform and Apple has already said it's very interested in AR. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look at Facebook's augmented reality plans, what Apple may be working on, and how apps today are preparing us for an augmented reality future.

  2. Apr. 18th, 2017
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    What We Want in Apple’s Pro iMac – TMO Daily Observations 2017-04-18

    Apple says an iMac with pro features is coming later this year, but didn't elaborate on exactly what that entails. Jeff Butts and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to talk about what they'd like to see in the new model. Spoiler: they were able to distill that down to two words.

  3. Apr. 17th, 2017
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    Project Titan on Open Roads, Predicting Tech Companies Demise – TMO Daily Observations 2017-04-17

    We know Project Titan isn't dead because Apple has a permit to test self driving cars on public roads in California. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about the status of Apple's car plans, plus John wants us to pick a tech company to be gone in 50 years.

  4. Apr. 14th, 2017
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    Apple and Robots, Latest iPhone 8 Leak – TMO Daily Observations 2017-04-14

    Robots are finding their way into our homes, and John Martellaro thinks Apple needs to set the bar for quality and security. John, along with Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on Apple's place in the personal robot market, plus they look at today's iPhone 8 leak showing the Touch ID sensor embedded in the display.

  5. Apr. 13th, 2017
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    Leaked iPhone 8 Schematic, Apple’s Diabetes Blood Sensor – TMO Daily Observations 2017-04-13

    If the schematic that leaked today is real, Apple is putting the Touch ID sensor on the back of the iPhone 8. Dave Hamilton and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to offer up their thoughts on rear-facing smartphone fingerprint sensors, plus they look at a report claiming Apple designed a blood glucose sensor that doesn't require a finger prick.

  6. Apr. 12th, 2017
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    Apple’s Swatch Lawsuit, NVIDIA’s New macOS Drivers – TMO Daily Observations 2017-04-12

    It's trademark lawsuit time again because Apple thinks Swatch's "Tick Different" campaign is too similar to "Think Different." Jeff Butts and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to talk about Apple's latest trademark fight, plus they dive into NVIDIA's new macOS video card drivers and the hackintosh scene.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.