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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Sprint's Tidal Purchase, Apple Watch as a Medical Sensor - TMO Daily Observations 2017-01-23 2:04 PM Jul. 20th, 2016

Sprint now owns 33% of Tidal, and its cell service subscribers are going to get some exclusive content out of the deal. Dave Hamilton and...

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  1. Jul. 20th, 2016
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    TMO Daily Observations 2016-07-20: Autonomous Car Black Boxes, WebP in iOS 10 and macOS Sierra

    Germany wants black box recorders in autonomous cars. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look at Germany's plans and what that means for anyone considering buying a self driving car. They also explain WebP, Google's image format Apple is supporting in the iOS 10 and macOS Sierra betas.

  2. Jul. 19th, 2016
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    TMO Daily Observations 2016-07-19: Iran’s Smartphone Database, Apple Music Improves Song Matching

    Iran wants Apple to join a smartphone registry, or it'll ban and confiscate iPhones in the country. Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to share their thoughts on Iran's demands, plus they dive into the changes in Apple Music song matching.

  3. Jul. 18th, 2016
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    TMO Daily Observations 2016-07-18: SoftBank’s ARM Purchase, Apple TV’s Cord Cutter Miss

    SoftBank is buying chip designer ARM, which may—or may not—have implications for Apple. Bryan Chaffin and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to look at the SoftBand and ARM deal, plus they share their thoughts on why Apple TV still isn't an all-in-one solution for TV cord cutters.

  4. Jul. 15th, 2016
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    TMO Daily Observations 2016-07-15: Apple’s Fall Launches, Apollo’s Open Source Code

    We know Apple is releasing macOS Sierra, iOS 10, watchOS 3, tvOS 10, and new iPhones this fall, but there could be more in store, too. John Martellaro joins Jeff Gamet to discuss what announcements Apple may be planning, and how the announcements will be managed. They also talk about NASA releasing the Apollo 11 source code and how important Margaret Hamilton was to the space program.

  5. Jul. 14th, 2016
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    TMO Daily Observations 2016-07-14: Eddy Cue on Apple TV, Samsung goes to the Supreme Court

    Apple's Eddy Cue recently shared some insight into the company's plans for original TV content. Bryan Chaffin joins Jeff Gamet to look at what he had to say and how Apple fits into the entertainment market, plus they have some thoughts on the scheduled Supreme Court hearing in the Apple and Samsung patent infringement fight.

  6. Jul. 13th, 2016
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    TMO Daily Observations 2016-07-13: Mac Sales Decline, Tesla’s Latest Crash

    Mac sales are showing a decline and that has some pundits saying Apple has a big problem on its hands. John Martellaro joins Jeff Gamet to look at the state of Mac sales, the long gap between product refreshes, and the reaction we can expect when new models ship. They also look at the ramifications of the latest Tesla autopilot crash.

  7. Jul. 12th, 2016
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    TMO Daily Observations 2016-07-12: Goodbye iPhone Mute Switch, Hello Pokémon GO

    The latest round of leaked iPhone 7 pics show a smartphone without the familiar mute switch. Bryan Chaffin joins Jeff Gamet to talk about why this has them concerned, and why it may not be such a big a deal. Jeff also explains why he's enjoying Pokémon GO even though he's not big into gaming.

  8. Jul. 11th, 2016
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    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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.