Apple Job Posting Suggests Worldwide Expansion of Apple Pay

44 minutes ago · · iObserver

Apple Pay May expand worldwide soon

Apple Pay has been a huge success in the United States. The mobile payment purchase is supported by credit cards used for 90 percent of purchases. Now, thanks to a job posting that's been spotted, it seems Apple is ready to expand Apple Pay into Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India.

iOS 8 Mail: Customizing Swipe Gestures

6 hours, 45 minutes ago · · iObserver

Apple's Mail app on the iPhone and iPad includes a couple handy gestures that let you flag messages, set them as read, or toss them in the trash. But what if those gestures don't do exactly what you want? iOS 8 lets you change them, and it's easy to do.

STM Harbour iPhone 6 Case is Colorful, Lightweight and Inexpensive

5:20 PM, Dec. 17th, 2014 · · iObserver

STM Harbour Case For iPhone 6

The Harbour iPhone 6 (and 6 Plus) case from STM is sturdy, has dual layer construction, and works perfectly with a dock. It's lightweight, comes in four color combos, and has all the expected features of a protective case. And it's not very expensive, as iPhone cases go. However, it does not meet military standards for drops. 

Register for TMO’s Apple Watch Giveaway

5:16 PM, Dec. 17th, 2014 · · iObserver

Register for TMO's Apple Watch Giveaway

I am pleased as punch to announce our Apple Watch giveaway with our friends at Stack Social! It's straight forward—register to receive deal notifications from TMO, and you'll be entered into a drawing for an Apple Watch. You can get additional entries by getting your friends to register, too. Check out the rules for the details—the winner will be drawn on February 17th, 2015—likely before Apple actually released the Apple Watch. So enter! And good luck. smile

Netflix Says Offline iPad Viewing Not Going to Happen

11:32 AM, Dec. 17th, 2014 · · 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.