Netflix Says Offline iPad Viewing Not Going to Happen

2 hours, 42 minutes ago · · iObserver

Holding out for Netflix to bring offline content viewing to the iPhone and iPad? Don't hold your breath, because the company says that's not going to happen.

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This sure seems like a missed opportunity for Netflix, but maybe investing in new programming instead will worth it for the company in the long run.

TAG Heuer Announces Plans for Mechanical Smartwatch

8:56 PM, Dec. 16th, 2014 · · iObserver

TAG Heuer Carrera

Swiss watchmaker TAG Heuer (TAG) is getting on the smartwatch bandwagon, possibly in a big way. Part of the luxury conglomerate LVMH, TAG is working on making an Intel-powered smartwatch that also includes a mechanical movement. Bryan Chaffin argues this is the beginning of Apple Watch's effect on the luxury watch market, even if TAG's head watch person doesn't quite understand why.

Apple Pay Supporters Grow with More Retailers and Banks On Board

10:55 AM, Dec. 16th, 2014 · · iObserver

Apple Pay, the mobile payment system Apple introduced with iOS 8 and the iPhone 6, is quickly growing and is now compatible with cards that make up about 90 percent of credit card purchases in the United States. The list of companies and banks supporting Apple pay has continued to rise and includes Barclaycard, TD Bank North America, Albertsons, Staples, and more.

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Looks like Apple isn't having any trouble at all getting banks and retailers excited about Apple Pay.

iTunes: Deleting Songs (Completely) from a Playlist on Your Mac

8:50 AM, Dec. 15th, 2014 · · iObserver

The subject of today's Quick Tip is deleting songs from iTunes playlists. No, not just removing songs from playlists, but deleting songs entirely out of your library from there. So if you've got a whole playlist or two, say, filled with music you no longer want, you can get rid of all of it, lickety-split!

iPhoneography 101: Photo Post Processing on Your iPhone

10:30 AM, Dec. 13th, 2014 · · iObserver

iPhoneography 101: Photo Post Processing on Your iPhone

Add interest to your photos with these post processing techniques in this week's iPhonegraphy 101. Vern Seward runs through several techniques and apps you can use to take your photos to the next level, after you click the shutter.

Iowa Ready to turn Your iPhone into Your Driver’s License

4:56 PM, Dec. 12th, 2014 · · iObserver

Your iPhone can already serve as your credit card, and Iowa is hoping it'll be your driver's license soon, too. The state is working on an app that shows your driver's license on screen that it hopes will be available in 2015, although privacy concerns may delay its launch.

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Digital driver's licenses on our iPhones seems like a natural next step now that Apple Pay is available. Hopefully Iowa can work out privacy concerns, and its program becomes a template for other states.

Octa Lynx Grips iPads and Clamps to Just About Anything

12:30 PM, Dec. 12th, 2014 · · iObserver

Octa  Lynx iPad Stand

The Lynx iPad stand from Octa clamps to any number of irregular surfaces while also providing close-up and personal access to your tablet. It works equally well with large iPads and the iPad mini. Soft rubber clamps prevent scratches. Plus, it breaks down into three easy pieces for transport.

How to Build Your Own Apps with Workflow for the iPhone and iPad

11:14 AM, Dec. 12th, 2014 · · iObserver

Workflow is a cool new app for the iPhone and iPad that lets you automate actions that otherwise would be tedious, or even impossible without other apps. You can even save your workflows so they show up on your Home screen just like any other app. Read on to learn how to build your own apps in Workflow.

Taiwan Supply Chain Claims Apple Watch Production Will Begin in January

7:51 PM, Dec. 11th, 2014 · · iObserver

The Apple Watch Crystal Ball

A supply chain leak out of Taiwan is claiming that Apple and Quanta have solved yield issues that will allow Apple Watch production to ramp up starting in January. United Daily News reported that the first wave of Apple Watches will number in the 3-5 million mark, with 24 million scheduled for all of calendar 2015.

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I hope UDN has this one right. I can't wait to strap an Apple Watch onto my wrist.