Sony and Samsung Both Offered to Pay James Bond to Use Their Phones

6 hours, 57 minutes ago · · iObserver

Sony and Samsung both offered to pay James Bond actor Daniel Craig to use their smartphones in the next installment of the series, Spectre. According to stolen Sony emails posted to Wikileaks, both companies offered Daniel Craig US$5 million to use their devices in the film. The negotiations fell apart over marketing fees and because the actor and Specter director Sam Mendes both felt, "James Bond only uses the 'best.'"

Four Things To Get You Started With Apple Watch

10 hours, 11 minutes ago · · iObserver

Waiting for your new Apple Watch to arrive? Waiting for it to charge? Waiting for version 2? Whatever your situation, Kelly has collected all manner of information to help you get up and running when it actually does show up.

Apple’s iPhone 7 Will Make Current iPhones Obsolete

3:55 PM, Apr. 24th, 2015 · · iObserver

Now that the MacBook and Apple Watch are shipping, it's time  to start thinking about the iPhone 6s (or iPhone 7 according to some rumors). Just when we think the iPhone can't get any better, Apple seems poised to blow us away. Again. 

Apple Offers Online Personal Setup Assistance for Apple Watch

1:50 PM, Apr. 24th, 2015 · · iObserver

Apple is taking its online-focused launch for Apple Watch a step farther by offering buyers Personal Setup sessions through their computer. Apple Watch owners scheduled to receive their new smartwatch today started receiving emails touting the Web-based setup help along with a link to sign up for a time slot.

iFixit Apple Watch Tear Down Kills Hopes of Upgrades

11:24 AM, Apr. 24th, 2015 · · iObserver

Apple Watch deliveries have barely started arriving, and iFixit has already stripped one down to its screws. What they found inside pretty much kills hopes and rumors that Apple will offer internal component upgrades when future models come out.

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Sorry gang, no upgradable internal components in your brand new Apple Watch. Considering how much is inside one, it's likely Apple found a way to use Timelord technology, which seems completely appropriate.

ZeroLemon SolarJuice 20000mAh Battery: $49.99

6:07 PM, Apr. 23rd, 2015 · · iObserver

ZeroLemon SolarJuice 20000mAh 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. I think that's super 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. 

Just Mobile’s New USB Battery Charger Goes a Step Beyond

3:55 PM, Apr. 23rd, 2015 · · iObserver

Some USB battery chargers are just ho-hum with nothing special about them. But the Just Mobile TopGum 6000 mAh charger takes everything a step further. It features a magnetic charging stand with two input modes, dual similtaneous outputs, a hideaway Lighting connector and even a gold color option.

6 Apple Watch Apps to Keep You Healthy and In Shape

3:23 PM, Apr. 23rd, 2015 · · iObserver

The iPhone has become the go-to health and fitness tracker for many people, and now that can extend out to your wrist, too. The list of Apple Watch apps designed to help you stay in shape and keep yourself healthy is growing quickly, so TMO put together a list of some of our favorites just in time for your brand new smartwatch to arrive.

Apple Watch: Major Hit or Epic Failure?

1:44 PM, Apr. 23rd, 2015 · · iObserver

Apple Watch: Hit or epic failure?

The Apple Watch, being Apple's first actual "new" product since the iPad in 2010 (or the iPhone in 2007 if you consider the iPad a sub-species of the iPhone), has already generated more sales estimates and predictions of its success or failure than usual. Dr. Mac has a prediction of his own, but it's not what you think...