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Join Ken Ray 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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    • 4.5 • 13 Ratings

Join Ken Ray 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!

    Captains of Industry

    Captains of Industry

    Elon Musk has decided to pick a fight with Apple. TMO Managing Editor Jeff Butts and Ken talk over the Twitter Owner and CEO’s trollish behavior. Plus – Disney CEO Bob Iger addresses talk of Apple acquiring Disney, and Tim Cook’s post-Thanksgiving visit with victims of the Hingham Apple Store crash.

    • 26 min
    Protests in China and Chipmaking in Arizona

    Protests in China and Chipmaking in Arizona

    “iPhone City” isn’t the only city in China seeing protests. TMO Managing Editor Jeff Butts joins us to talk societal issues, Foxconn issues, and issues for Apple investors. Then, a Mailbag Monday question from Johnny: If chipmaking needs water, why are chipmakers going to Arizona?

    • 23 min
    Noise Around Various Voice Assistants

    Noise Around Various Voice Assistants

    News on the Hingham Apple Store tragedy, stirring the Apple/Disney M&A stew, and the noise around various voice assistants – we’re wrapping a holiday shortened week with TMO Managing Editor Jeff Butts. Happy Thanksgiving, one and all.

    • 22 min
    What a Week Monday Was

    What a Week Monday Was

    Bad news and interesting topics to tackle Tuesday. TMO Managing Editor Jeff Butts joins Ken to discuss a tragedy at a Boston-area Apple Store, whether Apple can keep outperforming the markets, processors coming out of the Arizona desert, and Bob Iger’s return as CEO of Disney.

    • 21 min
    Two Takes on AAPL and Solutions to the Twitter Issue

    Two Takes on AAPL and Solutions to the Twitter Issue

    Will Apple buoy the markets or is it set to sink? Two pieces from Barron’s argue both sides. TMO Managing Editor Jeff Butts joins Ken to talk them over. Plus – An Apple exec has left Twitter and a former president is invited to return. How likely are Apple and Google to keep a check on the birdhouse?

    • 22 min
    A Glass Half Full of Chips

    A Glass Half Full of Chips

    Is Apple’s plan to buy chips sourced from Arizona actually good news? Depends which headline you read. TMO Managing Editor Jeff Butts joins Ken to to talk about the glass half-empty takes. Plus – Apple hardware is filling the glass with medical goodness.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Ian Lewis ,

Great, but now too long

An all star line up discussing all things Apple. The panel are informative and look at the news from various perspectives.

I have listened since the start and I now feel for a 'daily' show it has become too long around the 20 minute mark. Advertising is important to support the network but these ads for the size of the episode are also too long in my opinion.

I think the show would benefit from streamlining back to the 10-15 minute bite size episode.

gilesGTD ,

A great way to keep updated on all things Apple

This is a 30 minute daily podcast which is a great way to keep updated on all things Apple - not just the Mac. You get the latest news and developments in the Apple world with some wider context from the tech world. A must listen if you’re an Apple fan

Ban Rua ,

Entertaining and informative

This is a podcast I never miss as it's a great way to keep on top of issues affecting Apple users. Topics are discussed in pretty good depth for a short, daily podcast and the presenters & guests are sincere in their efforts to tease out the key issues of each topic.

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