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Episode Date
TDO 2019-05-21: Consumer Privacy Rollback
00:22:41

Andrew Orr and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to talk about a social media database breach and a new wrinkle in consumer privacy.

May 21, 2019
TDO 2019-05-20: Wizards Unite
00:22:44

Andrew Orr and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the latest video about Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, and the Lazy Guide to Backing Up Data.

May 20, 2019
TDO 2019-05-17: Huawei Concerns
00:20:52

Charlotte Henry and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to talk about the latest issues with Huawei’s hardware and some ideas for Shortcuts.

May 17, 2019
TDO 2019-05-16: Apple TV App
00:24:39

Andrew Orr and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont for a deeper dive into the new and “improved” Apple TV app on tvOS and iOS.

May 16, 2019
TDO 2019-05-15: Wi-Fi 6
00:23:27

John Martellaro and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont for a discussion of the new designations for Wi-Fi networks, and some Apple Pay tips.

May 15, 2019
TDO 2019-05-14: Intel's Latest Updates
00:24:26

John Martellaro and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to talk about Intel’s latest announcements and push notification adjustments on iOS.

May 14, 2019
TDO 2019-05-13: Supreme Court's Apple Ruling
00:26:24

John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the Supreme Court’s ruling against Apple and the state of Apple Retail.

May 13, 2019
TDO 2019-05-10: Mother's Day
00:25:19

Andrew Orr and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Mother’s Day gifts and family tech support tips and tricks for home visits.

May 10, 2019
TDO 2019-05-09: Angela Ahrendts' Talks Apple
00:23:52

John Martellaro and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to talk about Angela Ahrendts’ time at Apple and tips for automating in Siri Shortcuts.

May 09, 2019
TDO 2019-05-08: Privacy Isn't A Luxury Item
00:29:41

Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Google’s assertion privacy is not a luxury item, and Apple’s “magic.”

May 08, 2019
TDO 2019-05-07: Death Of Passwords
00:27:53

Andrew Orr and Dave Hamilton join host Kelly Guimont to discuss better security than passwords, and prioritizing phone calls on an iPhone.

May 07, 2019
TDO 2019-05-06: Apple vs Spotify Update
00:25:06

Andrew Orr and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to talk about the EU investigation into Apple Music, and journalism versus surprises.

May 06, 2019
TDO 2019-05-03: Apple Glasses as Health Trackers
00:24:05

Andrew Orr and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to talk about Apple making glasses as health trackers and share some tips and tricks.

May 03, 2019
TDO 2019-05-02: Cable Managing-Purging
00:24:11

John Martellaro and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss managing or disposing of cables, and the state of streaming content.

May 02, 2019
TDO 2019-05-01: Apple Earnings Aftermath
00:24:45

Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple’s earnings report and add a dash of speculation.

May 01, 2019
TDO 2019-04-30: Machine Learning and Creativity
00:22:30

John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the effects of machine learning on creativity and artistic pursuits.

Apr 30, 2019
TDO 2019-04-29: Parental Controls
00:26:59

John Martellaro and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to discuss parental control apps and the (non) inevitable merge of macOS and iOS.

Apr 29, 2019
TDO 2019-04-26: Apple Design Team Changes
00:25:05

Bryan Chaffin and Charlotte Henry chat with host Kelly Guimont about departing members of the Industrial Design team and picks for listeners.

Apr 26, 2019
TDO 2019-04-25: #DeleteFBSDK
00:22:21

John Martellaro and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to chat about Apple’s app notarization and devs removing the Facebook SDK from apps.

Apr 25, 2019
TDO 2019-04-24: Butterfly Keyboard Woes
00:21:52

Today is an all hardware episode, Andrew Orr and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss butterfly keyboards and SSD upgrades.

Apr 24, 2019
TDO 2019-04-23: Penney's vs Apple Pay
00:27:26

Andrew Orr and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to talk about JC Penney’s removing Apple Pay and Elon Musk’s vision for Tesla taxicabs.

Apr 23, 2019
TDO 2019-04-22: Earth Day
00:24:42

Charlotte Henry and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to chat about a wish list for iOS privacy features and how Apple celebrates Earth Day.

Apr 22, 2019
TDO 2019-04-19: Security Updates
00:28:45

Andrew Orr and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss “ownership” of eBooks, Instagram’s security, and viewing your tracked data.

Apr 19, 2019
TDO 2019-04-18: Death to Robocalls
00:28:45

Andrew Orr and Dave Hamilton join host Kelly Guimont to discuss robocall blocking and a new law concerning consent to get advertising.

Apr 18, 2019
TDO 2019-04-17: Apple and Modems
00:25:35

Andrew Orr and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont for a discussion of Apple’s current modem situation and why buying Roku makes sense.

Apr 17, 2019
TDO 2019-04-16: Facial Recognition
00:28:57

Bryan Chaffin and Dave Hamilton join host Kelly Guimont to discuss San Francisco’s current debate over facial recognition software.

Apr 16, 2019
TDO 2019-04-15: The Rise Of Cashless Stores
00:24:38

Bryan Chaffin joins host Kelly Guimont today to talk about the rise of cashless stores, and Mozilla’s petition to “improve” iOS ad tracking.

Apr 15, 2019
TDO 2019-04-12: Disney+ and the Streaming Landscape
00:29:10

Today Bryan Chaffin, Charlotte Henry AND Dave Hamilton join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Disney+ and how it compares to other services.

Apr 12, 2019
TDO 2019-04-11: iTunes, macOS Futures
00:25:08

Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the possiblity of Marzipan updates to iTunes, and the future of macOS.

Apr 11, 2019
TDO 2019-04-10: Family Friendly Stephen King
00:22:38

John Martellaro and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple TV+ including new shows and the family friendliness of Stephen King.

Apr 10, 2019
TDO 2019-04-09: Digital Legacy
00:23:05

Host Kelly Guimont chats with Andrew Orr and Bryan Chaffin about your online data after you die, and plugging weird stuff into your computer.

Apr 09, 2019
Safari Click Tracking, Social Media Duty of Care – TMO Daily Observations 2019-04-08
00:24:13

Andrew Orr and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the latest in Safari security, and a proposed UK law addressing online harm.

Apr 08, 2019
TDO 2019-04-05: Apple Music vs Spotify
00:24:05

Andrew Orr and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple Music/Spotify subscriptions, and new hires in Special Projects.

Apr 05, 2019
TDO 2019-04-04: Levels of Machine Learning
00:26:49

John Martellaro and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss levels of computer intelligence, and the UK’s first cashless stadium.

Apr 04, 2019
TDO 2019-04-03: Powerbeats Pro Launch
00:24:49

Bryan Chaffin and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to discuss new Powerbeats and iOS gaming including pay to play and Fortnite addiction.

Apr 03, 2019
TDO 2019-04-02: iPad mini Teardown
00:22:18

Andrew Orr and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the iFixit teardown of the new iPad mini, & Marie Kondo influencing design.

Apr 02, 2019
TDO 2019-04-01: RIP AirPower
00:21:53

John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont for a chat about staff changes on Apple’s hardware team and the AirPower’s demise.

Apr 01, 2019
TDO 2019-03-29: Mojave Mail Bug
00:20:46

Bryan Chaffin and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to chat about the latest iteration of iPhone rumors and a bug in Mac Mail on Mojave.

Mar 29, 2019
TDO 2019-03-28: Apple's Bundle Business
00:23:09

Charlotte Henry and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the latest iPhone ad and Apple’s entry into the bundle business.

Mar 28, 2019
TDO 2019-03-27: Where is Apple Books+?
00:28:51

Dave Hamilton and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to discuss a new service Andrew wants, and the relationship publishers have with Apple.

Mar 27, 2019
TDO 2019-03-26: Apple Credit Card Update
00:26:24

John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join host host Kelly Guimont to discuss the Apple Card, and the reactions to the TV+ announcement.

Mar 26, 2019
TDO 2019-03-25: Apple Media Event
00:27:35

Today is all about Apple’s Media Event “It’s Show Time,” Charlotte Henry and John Martellaro join Kelly to discuss what was announced today.

Mar 25, 2019
TDO 2019-03-22: NYT vs Apple News
00:25:16

Bryan Chaffin and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to chat about the lack of NYT in Apple News and Apple’s share of app transactions.

Mar 22, 2019
TDO 2019-03-21: AirPods and Other Headphones
00:30:21

Dave Hamilton and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss AirPods and alternatives, and chat about Apple’s premium news serivce.

Mar 21, 2019
TDO 2019-03-20: New AirPods Released!
00:25:56

Andrew Orr and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the latest iteration of AirPods and an update on the new iMac processor.

Mar 20, 2019
TDO 2019-03-19: iMac Refresh
00:24:00

Bryan Chaffin and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont for a chat about updated iMacs and speculate on the next Apple product to be updated via press release.

Mar 19, 2019
TDO 2019-03-18: iPad mini's Triumphant Return
00:25:40

Andrew Orr and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to talk about Apple’s new iPad Air/iPad mini announcements, and how they fit in.

Mar 18, 2019
TDO 2019-03-15: Charlotte's New Mac
00:25:36

Host Kelly Guimont chats with Charlotte Henry and Bryan Chaffin about Charlotte’s new Mac, and Apple’s statement regarding Spotify’s claims.

Mar 15, 2019
TDO 2019-03-14:
00:23:20

John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the current state of Blu-ray and streaming, and look ahead to WWDC.

Mar 14, 2019
TDO 2019-03-13: Apple Streaming Concerns
00:25:11

John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple’s new streaming concerns, and the state of the web 30 years on.

Mar 13, 2019
TDO 2019-03-12: Apple's Finally Announced Event
00:24:15

John Martellaro and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the finally confirmed Apple Event, and the scourge that is robocalls.

Mar 12, 2019
TDO 2019-03-11: Upgrading A Mac: Things To Consider
00:27:56

Bryan Chaffin and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss upgrading Charlotte’s aging Mac and Elizabeth Warren’s latest comments about Apple.

Mar 11, 2019
TDO 2019-03-08: International Women's Day
00:25:01

Charlotte Henry joins host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple’s International Women’s Day events as well as macOS and iOS tools for creation.

Mar 08, 2019
TDO 2019-03-07: Facebook's latest "privacy" update
00:29:26

Andrew Orr and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Facebook’s latest “privacy” stance and a new interview with Guy Kawasaki. Plus Kelly completely forgets about PayPal.

Mar 07, 2019
TDO 2019-03-06: Apple's Environmental Impact
00:31:23

Andrew Orr and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple’s plan to minimize environmental impact, and the new supplier responsibility progress report.

Mar 06, 2019
TDO 2019-03-05: Cord Cutting Arguments
00:30:01

Bryan Chaffin & John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to discuss arguments about cord cutting and Apple’s policy (not political) decisions.

Mar 05, 2019
TDO 2019-03-04: Apple's Hollywood Interference
00:30:04

Bryan Chaffin and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple’s International Women’s Day comments and Hollywood interference.

Mar 04, 2019
TDO 2019-03-01: Apple Financial Services
00:30:54

John Martellaro and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple Watch popularity and the future of Apple’s (financial) services.

Mar 01, 2019
TDO 2019-02-28: Project Titan Layoffs
00:30:39

Host Kelly Guimont chats with Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro about this round of Project Titan Layoffs, and ARM processors coming to Macs.

Feb 28, 2019
TDO 2019-02-27: Thunderbolt vulnerability
00:23:52

Andrew Orr and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the new Thunderbolt vulnerability and the latest in warrant canaries.

Feb 27, 2019
TDO 2019-02-26: Apple's Executive Overlaps
00:27:37

Andrew Orr and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to consider Deirdre O’Brien’s new overlapping roles and an Apple/Goldman Sachs followup.

Feb 26, 2019
TDO 2019-02-25: Apple News vs Publishers
00:31:14

Bryan Chaffin and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to discuss opinions of Apple News and COO Jeff Williams’ comments on Apple pricing.

Feb 25, 2019
TDO 2019-02-22: Facebook's Latest
00:32:51

Andrew Orr and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont to talk about Barry Diller’s backward stance on Netflix, and (say it with me) Facebook’s latest user data kerfuffle.

Feb 22, 2019
TDO 2019-02-21: When Algorithms Fail
00:27:40

Bryan Chaffin and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss when algorithms fail, as well as the Apple/Goldman Sachs credit card.

Feb 21, 2019
TDO 2019-02-20: Facebook Tomfoolery
00:28:39

Host Kelly Guimont chats with John Martellaro and Andrew Orr about advice to Mac users 20 years ago, and the latest in Facebook tomfoolery.

Feb 20, 2019
TDO 2019-02-19: Apple's Services Future
00:33:27

Host Kelly Guimont talks to Charlotte Henry and John Martellaro about the moviegoing experience and what Apple’s executive shuffle tells us.

Feb 19, 2019
TDO 2019-02-18: UK puts Facebook on Blast
00:31:16

Kelly Guimont chats with Andrew Orr and Charlotte Henry about Augmented Reality as Apple’s future, and the UK putting Facebook on blast.

Feb 18, 2019
TDO 2019-02-15: Webcams and Post-Its
00:22:52

John Martellaro and Andrew Orr join Kelly Guimont to discuss webcams and security measures, as well as AI that freaks out even Elon Musk.

Feb 15, 2019
TDO 2019-02-14: Current(c) State of Payment Systems
00:33:51

Kelly Guimont has Andrew Orr and John Martellaro on to discuss updates to the DuckDuckGo iOS app, and the current(c) state of NFC payments.

Feb 14, 2019
TDO 2019-02-13: Apple as a Publisher
00:32:06

Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to talk about Apple possibly becoming “Netflix for news” and Sony’s new watch strap.

Feb 13, 2019
TDO 2019-02-12: Next to a Crate Full of Chickens
00:35:47

Today Dave Hamilton and John Martellaro join Kelly Guimont to discuss Angela Ahrendts’ departure and the implications of Amazon buying Eero.

Feb 12, 2019
TDO 2019-02-11: Apple Health Records For Veterans
26:01

John Martellaro and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont for a discussion of Apple rolling out health records to the VA, and podcast picks.

Feb 11, 2019
TDO 2019-02-08: More Breached Data Available
00:25:49

Bryan Chaffin and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the newest collection of breached data and some picks for great iPad apps.

Feb 08, 2019
TDO 2019-02-07: Secret Screen Recordings
00:27:26

Dave Hamilton and Andrew Orr discuss iOS apps recording your screen and bid farewell to Safari’s Do Not Track option, with host Kelly Guimont.

Feb 07, 2019
TDO 2019-02-06: Apple Retail Changes
00:34:41

Charlotte Henry and Dave Hamilton join host Kelly Guimont for a discussion of Angela Ahrendts leaving Apple and Spotify’s latest purchases.

Feb 06, 2019
TDO 2019-02-05: Apple Annoyances
00:30:06

Andrew Orr and John Martellaro make a grand entrance to discuss how Apple is currently annoying us and a new lawsuit about iPhone chargers.

Feb 05, 2019
TDO 2019-02-04: Siri Privacy and Team Changes
00:24:52

Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro discuss Siri with host Kelly Guimont: Both what Siri should keep to herself and team leadership changes.

Feb 04, 2019
TDO 2019-02-01: Tech Buying Mistakes
00:25:45

Andrew Orr and John Martellaro chat with host Kelly Guimont about common tech purchasing mistakes and the latest international privacy news.

Feb 01, 2019
TDO 2019-01-31: iPhone Hacking
00:27:12

Host Kelly Guimont talks to Andrew Orr and Bryan Chaffin about Apple updating Facebook’s frenemy status and iPhone hacking in the UAE.

Jan 31, 2019
TDO 2019-01-30: Earnings and Apple's Future
00:30:07

Bryan Chaffin and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to chat about Apple’s earnings report yesterday and some conjecture about what’s next.

Jan 30, 2019
TDO 2019-01-29: Group FaceTime Bug
00:22:46

Charlotte Henry and Andrew Orr chat with host Kelly Guimont about the Group FaceTime issue and the latest on US accusations against Huawei.

Jan 29, 2019
TDO 2019-01-28: Manufacturing on an Apple scale
00:28:01

Bryan Chaffin and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss responsibility in social media and manufacturing on Apple’s scale.

Jan 28, 2019
TDO 2019-01-25: Privacy Face-Off
00:27:09

Host Kelly Guimont chats with Andrew Orr and Bryan Chaffin about Microsoft Office in the Mac App Store and privacy as a business model.

Jan 25, 2019
TDO 2019-01-24: Happy Birthday Macintosh
00:27:55

Dave Hamilton and John Martellaro join host Kelly Guimont for a chat about the 35th Anniversary of the Macintosh and Mojave upgrade updates.

Jan 24, 2019
TDO 2019-01-23: Robots with a Side of Robots
00:31:03

It’s Robot Wednesday! Charlotte Henry and John Martellaro discuss robotic car parks and the future of robotics, with host Kelly Guimont

Jan 23, 2019
TDO 2019-01-22: iPhone SE Returns
00:28:53

Host Kelly Guimont chats with John Martellaro and Charlotte Henry about the return of the iPhone SE and Apple Pay’s continued deployment.

Jan 22, 2019
TDO 2019-01-21: Japan's new rules
00:25:48

Bryan Chaffin and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to discuss issues with Japan’s new communication rules and Bryan’s new favorite TV show.

Jan 21, 2019
TDO 2019-01-18: Spotting bad science
00:22:59

Andrew Orr and John Martellaro chat with host Kelly Guimont about how to spot bad science and ways to help verify that claim you read about.

Jan 18, 2019
TDO 2019-01-17: Data Breaches and Time Magazine
00:25:13

Charlotte Henry and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the new collection of breached data and Tim Cook’s Time Magazine article.

Jan 17, 2019
TDO 2019-01-16: IBM PC Unboxing
00:29:04

Kelly Guimont has Bryan Chaffin and Andrew Orr on to discuss the state of IBM PC packaging and how to interpret Apple Watch heart rate data.

Jan 16, 2019
TDO 2019-01-15: Digital Anxiety
00:26:54

Host Kelly Guimont chats with John Martellaro and Andrew Orr about young people having digitally induced anxiety and end-of-life planning.

Jan 15, 2019
TDO 2019-01-14: Apple & Amazon's Frenemy-ship
00:23:53

Charlotte Henry and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Wi-Fi’s effect on health and the state of the Apple/Amazon relationship.

Jan 14, 2019
TDO 2019-01-11: CES Wrapup
00:26:57

Dave Hamilton and John F Braun join host Kelly Guimont to wrap up coverage of CES 2019 including the show floor and new uses for AR/VR.

Jan 11, 2019
T2 Chip Security, New Apple Scams – TMO Daily Observations 2019-01-10
00:28:54

John Martellaro and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the security behind the T2 chip and the latest wave of Apple scams.

Jan 10, 2019
TDO 2019-01-09: Forgotten iOS Features
00:21:13

Andrew Orr joins host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple hiring a former Facebook employee and a few features of iOS you might have forgotten.

Jan 09, 2019
TDO 2019-12-08: CES 2019 Preview
00:00:00

Host Kelly Guimont welcomes Dave Hamilton and John F. Braun live from CES on what they’ve seen even before the show floor officially opens.

Jan 08, 2019
TDO 2019-01-07: AirPlay on Samsung Televisions
00:28:13

Samsung announced AirPlay 2 coming to TVs, and there’s a Project Erasmus update. Kelly Guimont hosts Charlotte Henry and Andrew Orr.

Jan 07, 2019
TDO 2019-01-04: Apple TV as cable box
00:25:15

John Martellaro and Dave Hamilton join Kelly Guimont to chat about the new Charter Cable app for Apple TV and the current state of cable.

Jan 04, 2019
TDO 2019-01-03: Apple Guidance adjustment
00:31:59

Bryan Chaffin comes by to discuss Apple’s guidance adjustment and John Martellaro chats about his Mojave upgrade with host Kelly Guimont.

Jan 03, 2019
TDO 2019-01-02: Keeping Resolutions
00:25:44

Andrew Orr and Charlotte Henry join Kelly Guimont to chat about Project Erasmus and how iOS apps can help keep those 2019 resolutions.

Jan 02, 2019