Peri Duo Case for iPhone Marries Speaker, Battery, and Wi-Fi Audio

47 minutes ago · · iObserver

Peri Duo Case

Bryan Chaffin met with the folks at Peri this week to check out their Duo Case. This device is an iPhone case with a built-in 2,500mAh battery for charging your iPhone. It also has two speakers built into the back of the case, making it the most portable of speakers. But what really got him excited is its support for Wi-Fi Audio, which sets this product apart.

iTunes gets OS X Yosemite Notification Widget

9 hours ago · · iObserver

Apple rolled out iTunes 12.1 on Thursday with a new feature just for OS X Yosemite users: a Notification Center widget. The widget lets iTunes users play and pause songs from their personal music library or from iTunes Radio, skip ahead, and purchase streaming songs from the iTunes Store.

ZeroLemon SolarJuice 20,000mAh Portable Charger: $49.99

5:34 PM, Jan. 29th, 2015 · · iObserver

ZeroLemon SolarJuice 20,000mAh Battery: $49.99

Here's a deal on a killer gadget called ZeroLemon SolarJuice—it's a 20,000mAh portable charger for your iPhone, iPad, or Android devices, and you can charge it using the on-board 1.2W solar panels. That's totally cool. 20,000mAh is a ton of power, enough to charge your iPhone 6 more than seven times. If that's not enough, it has a built-in LED flashlight. This thing retails for $100, which is a good price, but through our deal you can get it for $49.99. 

Revogi Smart Color Bluetooth LED Bulb: $34.99

2:45 PM, Jan. 28th, 2015 · · iObserver

Revogi Smart Color Bluetooth LED Bulb: $34.99

Check out the Revogi Smart Color Bluetooth LED Bulb. You can control it from your iPhone, iPad, and some Android devices. It offers 16 million colors, variable brightness, timers, preset scenes, and through our deal you can get them for US$34.99.

Tim Cook Says Apple Watch Will Ship in April

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

Apple Watch

Apple CEO Tim Cook said on Tuesday that Apple will ship its highly anticipated Apple Watch in April. Until now, we've only had an "early 2015" timeline, making Mr. Cook's comments the first hard news on a shipping date for the device.

Apple iOS Device Sales Top 1 Billion Units

5:11 PM, Jan. 27th, 2015 · · iObserver

Apple has sold over 1 billion iOS devices since the original iPhone was introduced over seven years ago. News of the sales figures came from Apple CEO Tim Cook during the company's first fiscal quarter earnings report on Tuesday.

Apple TV 7.0.3 Squashes 16 Security Vulnerabilities

2:33 PM, Jan. 27th, 2015 · · iObserver

Apple TV

Apple released Apple TV 7.0.3 Tuesday. Apple hasn't yet released patch notes for the update, but the company did send out security patch notes. Apple TV 7.0.3 squashes some 16 security bugs, including several that could allow the bad guys to take over your device.

Apple Releases iOS 8.1.3, Reduces Storage Required for Updates

2:04 PM, Jan. 27th, 2015 · · iObserver

iOS 8.1.3

Apple released iOS 8.1.3 Tuesday, and update that most notably reduces the amount of storage required to install an update. In the past year, a number of users were upset to find they could not install over-the-air (OTA) updates on their iPhones and iPads because of the amount of space required. The update also includes various bug fixes. 

Apple TV gets More Athletic with 120 Sports Channel

11:07 AM, Jan. 27th, 2015 · · iObserver

Apple pushed out another sports-related channel to Apple TV owners on Tuesday, this time in the form of 120 Sports. The channel offers content online and through iOS apps, along with its Apple TV channel, and promises to provide content in new ways sports fans haven't experienced before.

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More sports on Apple TV means fewer people will feel tied to their cable TV subscription. That said, there's still a long way to go before Apple TV poses a serious threat to Comcast and Time Warner.