G Cloud Unlimited Backup for iPhone and Android: 5-Year Subscription for $29.99

5:01 PM, Jun. 24th, 2016 · · iObserver

G Cloud on iPhone and Android

We have a deal for you today on G Cloud, a 5-year unlimited backup plan for iPhone and Android devices for $29.99. G Cloud allows you to backup and restore your device from within their dedicated app, and you're able to view that content online, as well. It's being stored on AWS, Amazon's cloud service, using military-grade 256-AES encryption. You can get this 5-year subscription through us for $29.99.

Elgato Eve, an App for Controlling Smart Devices

4:50 PM, Jun. 22nd, 2016 · · iObserver

eve app easy homekit

Dr. Mac says he's tried at least half a dozen apps for controlling his smart HomeKit devices, but the only one that checked all his boxes was the Eve app from Elgato. He's got the lowdown in this installment of Rants & Raves.

Judge Dismisses Error 53 iPhone Bricking Lawsuit

9:39 AM, Jun. 22nd, 2016 · · iObserver

Judge dismisses Error 53 class action lawsuit

A class action lawsuit against Apple over bricked iPhones and Error 53 has been dismissed because the Judge overseeing the case saying the plaintiffs failed to prove they had been harmed. This isn't, however, the end of the line because they can amend their claims, plus there are at least two similar cases in the court system, too.

YoCam Versatile Waterproof Camera: $179

5:32 PM, Jun. 21st, 2016 · · iObserver

YoCam

Check out the YoCam, a small camera that is waterproof up to 20 feet (IP68). It takes photos or video, and has video stabilization, too. It weighs just 1.9 ounces, and it has a companion app for iPhone and Android devices for processing images. You can get YoCam through our deal for $179.

Apple Should just Confirm the iPhone 7 Headphone Jack is Gone

4:31 PM, Jun. 21st, 2016 · · iObserver

Don't count on a headphone jack for the next iPhone refresh

The only big design change we can expect to see in the iPhone 7 when it ships this fall will be the lack of a headphone jack. That's what the latest report claims, and it also says it'll be 2017 before a major redesign comes. Considering this report comes from the Wall Street Journal, Apple should just go ahead and officially confirm the headphone jack is gone.

China’s iPhone 6 Sales Ban Not a Big Problem for Apple

7:22 PM, Jun. 17th, 2016 · · iObserver

China says iPhone 6 copies local company's patented phone design

Beijing's Intellectual Property Bureau has ordered Apple to stop selling the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in the city because it infringes on a Chinese company's design patent. Of course, Apple is appealing the ruling and—wait...there's an intellectual property bureau in China?

Report Claims No Dual Lens Camera for iPhone 7

9:47 AM, Jun. 17th, 2016 · · iObserver

The next iPhone will have dual rear-facing cameras. Or not.

Apple's iPhone 7 won't sport dual lens cameras, contrary to earlier rumors that claimed it would. Or, more accurately, there's a new rumor that says something different than the old rumor, and no one knows what Apple really has planned for the next iPhone update.

Lynktec Takes its Apex Fusion Electronic Stylus to the Next Level

5:25 PM, Jun. 16th, 2016 · · iObserver

Lynktec Apex Fusion review

Lynktec has continued to evolve the Apex line of electronic styluses. In late May, the company released a sleek, new version called the Apex Fusion. It's slimmer, better looking, and is available in black, silver, gold and rose gold. It's drop-dead gorgeous and features a fine point for accurate drawing and a rechargeable battery. John takes a close look and reports.

Apple Will Support RAW Photo Files in iOS 10 (for Professionals)

8:13 PM, Jun. 14th, 2016 · · iObserver

RAW

Apple is taking a significant step towards making iPhone a(n even more) serious camera for professionals in iOS 10 by adding support for RAW photo files. The information was included in a slide during Monday's World Wide Developer Conference keynote, and TechCrunch reported details from a WWDC session confirming RAW support in iOS 10.