Apple Reportedly Building Chinese Sapphire Plant with Foxconn

9:36 PM, Nov. 26th, 2014 · · iObserver

Sapphire Boule

Apple's GT Advanced Technologies troubles are well-known, but a report coming out of Taiwan suggests that Apple isn't ready to give up on sapphire displays for iPhone just yet. A report out of China says that Apple-supplier Foxconn is building a plant in China to produce sapphire for iPhone displays.

iOS 8: Control Which Apps Can Access Your Private Data

3:10 PM, Nov. 26th, 2014 · · iObserver

By design, some iOS apps need to access your personal data.
A special camera app may want to access your camera roll. Skype may want to access all your contacts. John Martellaro shows you how to control which apps can access things like photos, contacts, calendars and health data.

5 iPhone Apps to Cut Your Thanksgivings Stress

10:46 AM, Nov. 26th, 2014 · · iObserver

Thanksgiving is supposed to be a day of sharing and embracing generosity, but more often than not it seems to turn into a stress filled event. Your Thanksgiving shouldn't have to turn out that way, so The Mac Observer put together a list of five iPhone and iPad apps to help you get through the day happy and stress-free — or as stress-free as possible. It is, after all, Thanksgiving.

iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite: Naming Group Conversations in Messages

8:50 AM, Nov. 26th, 2014 · · iObserver

Did you know that the newest versions of iOS and OS X will let you name your Messages conversations? This makes it easy to identify which pals are chatting with you, as the title shows up in your notifications, too. However, there are some very important caveats for this feature, which we're going to talk about in today's Quick Tip (hint: don't name the conversation with your boss!).

BuzzFeed Uses Apple Watches to Incentivise Staff

9:01 PM, Nov. 25th, 2014 · · iObserver

Incentive

BuzzFeed is doing well these days. The company raked in more than US$100 million in revenue during 2014, a figure surely worthy of a couple of list-style titles. That's a lot of money, and the company has more than 700 employees making it happen.

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Apple Watch is going to take doubters by surprise. There is an interesting vibe growing about this device. It's going to become ever more interesting.

Black Friday 2014: The Best iPhone Deals

4:52 PM, Nov. 25th, 2014 · · iObserver

Black Friday Roundup

Yesterday you got the heads up on iPad deals coming on Black Friday. Today we're talking iPhones, so if you or someone you know is in the market, Kelly can hook you up.

Susquehanna Raises AAPL Target to $135 on Strong iPhone 6 Demand

10:21 AM, Nov. 25th, 2014 · · iObserver

Susquehanna Financial Group analyst Chris Caso raised his 12 month target price for Apple's stock from US$120 up to $135 on Tuesday in response to continued high demand for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. According to his research, demand for the iPhone 6 Plus is so high that Apple simply can't make phones as fast as consumers buy them.

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Demand for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus hasn't dropped off since their introduction in September, and we're just now entering into the busiest shopping season for the year. Apple's real problem this holiday season won't be selling iPhones, it'll be making enough to meet demand.

Apple Highlights Continuity, Gaming in New iPhone 6 Ads

9:14 AM, Nov. 25th, 2014 · · iObserver

Apple released two new iPhone 6 commercials Monday evening featuring Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake. The ads highlight Continuity's ability to send and place phone calls through the iPhone via an iPad or Mac, and collaborative gaming, too.

Black Friday 2014: 4 Best iPad Deals

7:07 PM, Nov. 24th, 2014 · · 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.