How To Use Your iPhone’s Barometer to Crowdsource Weather

3 hours, 18 minutes ago · · iObserver

The iPhone's barometer can help track the weather

If you have an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, you've been carrying a barometer around with you this whole time. There's a couple of things you can do with it besides track flights of stairs, and Kelly has some examples of other ways you can put it to work.

Another Reason to Update to iOS 8.4.1: Ins0mnia

9:22 AM, Aug. 27th, 2015 · · iObserver

Stop procrastinating and install iOS 8.4.1. It has some seriously important security fixes.

Ins0mnia is a serious security flaw in iOS 8 that could let hackers run what appear to be legit apps in the background to steal user's data, and it's a perfect example of why updating to iOS 8.4.1 is so important. The vulnerability was patched in the update, but instead of letting iPhone and iPad owners know about the critical fixes, Apple focused only on making sure everyone new about Apple Music improvements.

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Apple is going only half way with its security updates. Patching security flaws is important, but so is letting users know so they'll install the updates.

iOS 9 Beta: Extra Security with a 6-Digit Passcode

8:55 AM, Aug. 26th, 2015 · · iObserver

iOS 9's new six digit passcode

The beta of iOS 9 is just a goldmine of fun new stuff to mess around with, but in this Quick Tip, we're going to go over something serious: an easy new way to improve the security of your device without much inconvenience. Setting up a six-digit passcode and thwarting thieves is what Melissa Holt's got for us today.

Best Buy Shows Apple Watch Has Muggle Appeal

5:34 PM, Aug. 25th, 2015 · · iObserver

Best Buy's Apple Watch sales are a big success

Apple Watch has appeal beyond the tech crowd, and that has Best Buy happy. The big box retailer said demand for Apple's smartwatch has been high, and it's original plan to have them in 300 of its stores by the holiday buying season has expanded to include all 1,050 of its locations before October.

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It's OK for tech analysts to chill out a little over Apple Watch. If the average user didn't want one Best Buy wouldn't be expanding its in-store sales locations.

Apple Launches Long Overdue Replacement Program for Faulty iPhone 6 Plus iSight Camera

1:55 AM, Aug. 24th, 2015 · · iObserver

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Apple on Friday launched the "iSight Camera Replacement Program for iPhone 6 Plus," publicly acknowledging a longstanding defect in some iPhone 6 Plus devices that can result in blurry images from the rear-facing “iSight” camera. Users with potentially defective iPhones can now check their device's serial number for replacement eligibility.

Jeff Gamet Discusses Apple’s Next iPad on MacVoices

9:09 AM, Aug. 21st, 2015 · · iObserver

TMO's Jeff Gamet on MacVoices

The Mac Observer's Jeff Gamet teamed up with MacVoices this week for a special MacJury panel to look at what could be in store for Apple's next iPad. The panel also offered up their thoughts on the rumored September iPhone launch event, the future of the iPad mini, how they use their iPads, and more.

Evidence for the iPad Pro This Fall Is Now Ironclad

5:15 PM, Aug. 19th, 2015 · · iObserver

Mounting evidence from several sources suggests that the 12.9-inch iPad Pro is just about certain to be released by Apple this fall. While this new product may not, alone, turn the tide of iPad sales, it will launch a new step forward in the evolution of the iPad family.