iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite: Naming Group Conversations in Messages

44 minutes ago · · iObserver

Did you know that the newest versions of iOS and OS X will let you name your Messages conversations? This makes it easy to identify which pals are chatting with you, as the title shows up in your notifications, too. However, there are some very important caveats for this feature, which we're going to talk about in today's Quick Tip (hint: don't name the conversation with your boss!).

BuzzFeed Uses Apple Watches to Incentivise Staff

9:01 PM, Nov. 25th, 2014 · · iObserver

Incentive

BuzzFeed is doing well these days. The company raked in more than US$100 million in revenue during 2014, a figure surely worthy of a couple of list-style titles. That's a lot of money, and the company has more than 700 employees making it happen.

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Apple Watch is going to take doubters by surprise. There is an interesting vibe growing about this device. It's going to become ever more interesting.

Black Friday 2014: The Best iPhone Deals

4:52 PM, Nov. 25th, 2014 · · iObserver

Black Friday Roundup

Yesterday you got the heads up on iPad deals coming on Black Friday. Today we're talking iPhones, so if you or someone you know is in the market, Kelly can hook you up.

Susquehanna Raises AAPL Target to $135 on Strong iPhone 6 Demand

10:21 AM, Nov. 25th, 2014 · · iObserver

Susquehanna Financial Group analyst Chris Caso raised his 12 month target price for Apple's stock from US$120 up to $135 on Tuesday in response to continued high demand for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. According to his research, demand for the iPhone 6 Plus is so high that Apple simply can't make phones as fast as consumers buy them.

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Demand for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus hasn't dropped off since their introduction in September, and we're just now entering into the busiest shopping season for the year. Apple's real problem this holiday season won't be selling iPhones, it'll be making enough to meet demand.

Apple Highlights Continuity, Gaming in New iPhone 6 Ads

9:14 AM, Nov. 25th, 2014 · · iObserver

Apple released two new iPhone 6 commercials Monday evening featuring Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake. The ads highlight Continuity's ability to send and place phone calls through the iPhone via an iPad or Mac, and collaborative gaming, too.

Black Friday 2014: 4 Best iPad Deals

7:07 PM, Nov. 24th, 2014 · · iObserver

Ch-Ching!

Considering an iPad as a Christmas gift? Kelly is on the case, and found the best (confirmed) deals on new iPads, as well as when you need to show up to get in on the insanity action.

Square Wants to Bring Apple Pay to Small Businesses

6:20 PM, Nov. 24th, 2014 · · iObserver

Square

Square wants to support Apple Pay, a move that would allow even small businesses to accept Apple's new payment solution. Calling using Apple Pay "a great experience," Square founder Jack Dorsey said his company is focused on allowing merchants to accept as many payment options as possible.

iPhoneography 101: Essential iPhone Camera Apps

10:30 AM, Nov. 22nd, 2014 · · iObserver

Shooting iPhone pix? iPhoneography 101 is a new column from Vern Seward offering up some of the lessons he's learned taking photos with his iPhone. In this installment, he shows us some of the essential iPhone camera apps and why you should use them.