The current incarnation of The Daily Observations Podcast is coming to an end. But there is still a show to do! TMO Managing Editor Jeff Butts joins Ken to talk about rumors that Apple’s mixed reality headset is being delayed. Plus – Needham analyst Laura Martin thinks Apple and Disney should merge. It’s been fun.
Mixed Feelings on Apple's MR Headset - TMO Daily Observations 2023-03-27
Both the New York Times and Bloomberg say there are certain misgivings around Apple’s mixed reality headset inside Apple. TMO Managing Editor Jeff Butts joins Ken to talk over the latest chatter. Plus China, the Steve Jobs audio chatbot, and soccer pour out of the mailbag.
A Mixed-Reality and Mailbag Monday - TMO Daily Observations 2023-03-13
The Financial Times says Apple’s mixed-reality headset will be Tim Cook’s legacy. But rumor says not everyone at Apple thinks it’s the best idea. TMO Managing Editor Jeff Butts joins Ken to address the headset. Plus – Apple Music Classical, MLS, and high-priced iPad Pros are in for Mailbag Monday.
A.R. You Ready for a Show? - TMO Daily Observations 2023-02-16
News we don’t want to talk about and not news that we do. TMO Managing Editor Jeff Butts joins Ken to talk about not talking about politics, and avoiding such news while also delivering it. The not news is a rumor – but it’s about Apple’s anticipated mixed-reality headset, so – Jeff and Ken were powerless against discussing it.
Playing Games with the Mac - TMO Daily Observations 2023-02-08
Apple says the M-processors have set the company up for a place in the games space. TMO writer Nick deCourville joins Ken to discuss the road from here to Apple being a true player on the gaming landscape.
Sideloading and Mixing Realities - TMO Daily Observations 2023-02-02
A federal agency is encouraging Congress to make Apple allow sideloading of apps and third-party app stores on the iPhone. TMO Managing Editor Jeff Butts joins Ken for a conversation worthy of Groundhog Day. Plus – Samsung hints at an upcoming AR/VR/MR something.
You A.R. What You Eat - TMO Daily Observations 2023-02-01
Apple has a new augmented reality idea for counting calories. But is it for an iPhone or a headset? TMO writer Nick deCourville joins Ken to talk that over. Plus a public service announcement from The Wall Street Journal that has nothing to do with man’s money, and everything to do with man’s best friend.
Crashing and Tweeting and Mailbag Monday - TMO Daily Observations 2023-01-16
Updates on the false Crash Detection calls coming from the ski slopes and Twitter nixing third-party clients start us off this week. Then, TMO Managing Editor Jeff Butts and Ken find mixed-reality, touchscreen MacBooks, and the US government waiting in Mailbag Monday.
How Many Operating Systems Does a Mixed Reality Need? - TMO Daily Observations 2023-01-13
Snippets of code in an Apple-made Windows app namecheck two AR/VR/MR related operating systems. TMO Managing editor Jeff Butts and Ken kick those around. First though, examining analyst sentiment around Apple. Grok the fullness. Grok it!
Apple's Great Big Augmented Year? - TMO Daily Observations 2023-01-09
Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman says Apple’s AR/VR headset push will mean placeholder upgrades for the rest of Apple’s hardware and operating systems. TMO Managing Editor Jeff Butts and Ken discuss his predictions. Plus – Mixpanel says iOS 16 adoption is at 70-percent. Is that slow? And if so, why?