Apple Sued for Wiping iPhone Data at Genius Bar

10 hours, 37 minutes ago · · iObserver

London man sues Apple over lost iPhone data

Apple has a new lawsuit on its hands, but this time it isn't for patent infringement. Instead, it's over lost data when a customer failed to backup their iPhone before taking it to the Genius Bar for tech support.

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Apple isn't responsible for the data on our iPhones, iPads, or Macs. Taking Apple to court because you didn't back up your iPhone seems more like trying to avoid taking responsibility for an avoidable mistake.

Amazon Feedback Says Prime Video Coming to Apple TV

11 hours, 38 minutes ago · · iObserver

Amazon Prime Instant Video could come to Apple TV soon

Amazon may be working on an Apple TV version of its Prime Instant Video app, and it may be released in just a few weeks. Word of the company's Apple TV support comes from a response to a feedback comment from a developer—which isn't the same as official confirmation.

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News of Prime Instant Video coming to Apple TV isn't official, but does seem plausible. If true we'd be able to watch iTunes Store, Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime video on our televisions without having to switch set top boxes. Like a boss.

20% iTunes Cards from Best Buy Back on for Black Friday

5:23 PM, Nov. 27th, 2015 · · iObserver

Best Buy iTunes Gift Cards

Best Buy's 20 percent off iTunes cards offer is back on today. This deal was first offered on Wednesday, but quickly expired.  It works like this: buy the first card at full price and get the second for 40 percent off, a 20 percent discount on the two of them when combined. These are for physical cards that are shipped to you (we also posted a deal on same-day email codes from PayPal on Friday). You can also choose to pick it up at a store. To get the deal, simply add two cards to your cart and the price will automatically be discounted. No coupon code required. Best Buy's instructions don't make that clear, but I tested the process.

20% Off iTunes Cards from Ebay/PayPal

5:15 PM, Nov. 27th, 2015 · · iObserver

iTunes Gift Card

Ebay and PayPal are offering $100 iTunes gift cards for $80, a 20 percent discount. These are for codes that are emailed to you, usually within an hour or two. I've purchased several during the last year without a hitch. They always sell out fast—if you're wanting one, don't dawdle.

iOS 9: Using Mail Markup with Photos

9:01 AM, Nov. 25th, 2015 · · iObserver

How to mark up photos in iOS 9's Mail app

iOS 9's Mail app has a feature that'll let you annotate images before you send them, so if you've gotta add in your signature, circle part of an image for clarity, or put in a text box, you can do so. In today's Quick Tip, we'll tell you how!

PSA: If You’re Having Network Troubles, Turn Off Wi-Fi Calling

8:45 PM, Nov. 24th, 2015 · · iObserver

Tin cans with a broken string

Funny thing happened today: our own Adam Christianson was having trouble with his Internet connection. So, he called up his provider, but his phone call kept dropping. Holy 2007, Batman! Turns out he had Wi-Fi Calling turned on, and the very Internet connection he was calling about was dropping his calls to his cable company.

Apple Targets February for China Apple Pay Launch

9:31 AM, Nov. 24th, 2015 · · iObserver

Apple Pay could launch in China this February

Apple Pay, meet China. China, meet Apple Pay. Apple's mobile payment system is coming to China in February 2016 with the backing of the country's four big banks—or so say insider sources.

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Apple Pay may be popular, but the current user base is nothing compared to the potential China brings to the platform. Once launched, Apple Pay use in China could dwarf usage everywhere else in the world.

iOS 9: Control Siri’s Sounds

8:50 AM, Nov. 24th, 2015 · · iObserver

How to make Siri silent when you mute your iPhone

There's a way under iOS that you can actually mute Siri using the switch on the side of your device, so if you're easily embarrassed by Apple's voice assistant shouting at you in public, we've got you covered. Now all you'll have to do is remember to mute the darned thing when necessary! We may not be able to help you with that.

5 iPhone Apps to Make Your Holiday Events Easier

6:30 PM, Nov. 23rd, 2015 · · iObserver

Your iPhone can help cut holiday stress with the right apps

Our iPhones can be an invaluable resource during the holidays and with Thanksgiving only a few days away it's time to put them to work making our lives easier and less stressful. We can use our iPhones to make our holiday meals even more special, mix up the perfect cocktail, play group games, and let everyone share in the good memories we're making. The Mac Observer's Jeff Gamet put together a list of some of his favorite apps to help you out. The only thing missing is the perfect dairy-free gingerbread recipe to make him happy.