Black Friday 2014: 4 Best iPad Deals

1 hour, 2 minutes ago · · iObserver

Ch-Ching!

Considering an iPad as a Christmas gift? Kelly is on the case, and found the best (confirmed) deals on new iPads, as well as when you need to show up to get in on the insanity action.

Square Wants to Bring Apple Pay to Small Businesses

1 hour, 49 minutes ago · · iObserver

Square

Square wants to support Apple Pay, a move that would allow even small businesses to accept Apple's new payment solution. Calling using Apple Pay "a great experience," Square founder Jack Dorsey said his company is focused on allowing merchants to accept as many payment options as possible.

iPhoneography 101: Essential iPhone Camera Apps

10:30 AM, Nov. 22nd, 2014 · · iObserver

Shooting iPhone pix? iPhoneography 101 is a new column from Vern Seward offering up some of the lessons he's learned taking photos with his iPhone. In this installment, he shows us some of the essential iPhone camera apps and why you should use them.

Use a PDF to See How Big Apple Watches Really Are

5:18 PM, Nov. 21st, 2014 · · iObserver

How Big Is It?

Craig Hockenberry of the Iconfactory spent some time with WatchKit, the developer environment for working with Apple Watch elements. He wrote up his impressions on it, and some of the non-programming sections were just as interesting as the development parts.

iOS 8: Using “Send Last Location”

9:00 AM, Nov. 21st, 2014 · · iObserver

Today we're going to discuss how to use "Send Last Location" within iOS 8, which'll allow your iPhone or iPad to automatically transmit its location right before its battery dies. This could potentially help you to recover a lost or stolen device with a dead battery, so we think it's important! Melissa Holt is going to teach us all about it in this Quick Tip.

Apple Reportedly Plans Cheaper Beats Music in iOS in 2015

7:53 PM, Nov. 20th, 2014 · · iObserver

Beats Music

Apple is working behind the scenes to secure better pricing for Beats Music customers before including it as a service in iOS in 2015. Citing unnamed sources "briefed on the plans," The Financial Times reported that Apple is looking for a retail price of US$5 per month for subscribers, while record labels are holding out for a higher price.

Apple Changes App Store ‘Free’ Button to ‘Get’

6:25 PM, Nov. 20th, 2014 · · iObserver

Get

Apple has changed the wording for free and freemium apps—where once the download button said "Free," it is now labeled "Get," as shown in the screenshot below. Apple didn't announce the change, but it seems likely the change is part of Apple's efforts to comply with tighter European Commission rules governing the way Apple, Google, Amazon, and other market "free" apps.

DOJ Warns Apple that iOS Encryption Could Kill Children

10:46 PM, Nov. 19th, 2014 · · iObserver

iSpy

The number two person in the U.S. DOJ's number two person recently warned Apple the company's encryption scheme in iOS 8 will eventually result in the death of a child. Bryan Chaffin argues that when anyoen tells us we must give up privacy for the sake of the children, they've lost the argument.