Apple’s App Store Needs Cold Storage

7 hours, 57 minutes ago · · iObserver

Apple's App Store Needs Cold Storage

There are over a million apps in the iTunes App Store. This is both great and terrible news. One thing that would help is if Apple added a "cold storage" section for apps that are no longer being updated. Kelly explains the issue and how she'd solve it. 

Apple Watch: Three Tips on Contacting Your Pals

9 hours, 37 minutes ago · · iObserver

Want to use your Apple Watch to get in touch with folks, quickly and easily? Then boy, do we have a Quick Tip for you today! In this article, Melissa Holt will cover adding new colors to your Digital Touch palette, using Force Touch to assist with Messages, and sending dictated texts as fast as possible.

Google Reportedly Plans to Fingerprint ID to Android M

4:47 PM, May. 21st, 2015 · · iObserver

Google Reportedly Plans to Fingerprint ID to Android M

Google will be adding native fingerprint authentication to the next version of Android, Android M, according to Buzzfeed. Without citing sources, the publication said the feature would allow users to login to their many Google services with a fingerprint. The company will reportedly announce the feature during next week's Google I/O developer conference.

Three Easy Ways to Get Started With Home Automation

3:55 PM, May. 21st, 2015 · · iObserver

Home automation sounds really intimidating when you hear Kelly talk about hubs and horrible user experiences and compatibility concerns. Luckily there are three easy ways you can try a little bit of automation yourself without having to spend a lot of time learning new tech. Kelly has three examples of easy ways to set up cool automation in your house with a minimum of muss and fuss.

Does the Apple Watch Free Us or Enslave Us?

2:30 PM, May. 21st, 2015 · · iObserver

The Apple Watch keeps us better connected, and that can be a good or bad thing depending on what one thinks is a good thing to be connected to. And who gets to decide? John Martellaro ponders his newfound attachment to his Apple Watch.

Apple Could Add Mass Transit to Maps in iOS 9

11:56 AM, May. 21st, 2015 · · iObserver

Apple Could Add Mass Transit to Maps in iOS 9

Apple is planning to reintroduce mass transit directions to its Maps app in iOS 9. Apple hopes to introduce bus, subway, and train route navigation to Apple Maps, a feature that has been absent since Apple stopped working with Google to power its mapping services.

Apple Watch Bands in Apple Stores in Limited Quantities Soon

9:42 AM, May. 21st, 2015 · · iObserver

Apple Watch Bands

Apple will begin having "limited" quantities of Apple Watch bands in its fleet of Apple Store retail locations later this week. Online reports say the bands will initially be available to customers who want to swap the band that came with their device, though the process for this isn't yet known.

How I Feel About My Apple Watch After a Week

3:15 PM, May. 20th, 2015 · · iObserver

I've had my Apple Watch for a week now, and I'm ready to talk about my delivery time, how I feel about it, and how I use it.  It's been mostly great, but there are a few things I hope Apple fixes.