A New Apple TV with 4K Would NOT Break the Internet

6:00 PM, Mar. 25th, 2015 · · iObserver

Often, for the sake of dramatic effect and the attention it brings, technical articles are couched in terms of dramatic change. And while change is what our industry is all about, the technical people behind the scenes know that nothing all happens at once. The same applies to 4K streaming.

Christy Turlington: Apple Watch Accurately Tracks Workouts without an iPhone

4:14 PM, Mar. 25th, 2015 · · iObserver

Apple Watch spokesperson Christy Turlington-Burns posted her Week Three blog entry in a series about training for the upcoming London Marathon. Mrs. Turlington-Burns said in her Apple-sponsored blog that after a few uses, her Apple Watch learned enough about her stride that she didn't need her iPhone with her to accurately track her results.

BOLT Combination Portable Battery and Wall Charger: $44.99

5:22 PM, Mar. 24th, 2015 · · iObserver

BOLT Combination Portable Battery and Wall Charger: $44.99

Check out the BOLT. It's a wall charger with its own built in-battery that turns it into a portable charger on-the-go. It has foldable prongs, is quite small, and features a 3,000mAh battery with a USB charging port for your devices. Through our deal you can get it for $44.99, 25 percent off retail.

Apple TV Adds TED, Tastemade, Young Hollywood Channels

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

Apple TV added three new channels Tuesday morning: TED, Tastemade, and Young Hollywood. Unlike some other channels on Apple TV that require a cable television subscription to view, the latest three are all free.

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Seeing TED on Apple TV is pretty cool. Even better: No cable subscription requirement.

How Comcast is Now Handling Internet Data Usage and Caps

3:45 PM, Mar. 23rd, 2015 · · iObserver

A few years ago, there was somewhat of a fuss about emerging Comcast monthly data caps for Internet usage. The number was 250 GB per month. Lately, however, Comcast has not been imposing hard data caps and has, instead, taken a pragmatic approach to monitoring and analyzing network usage. As a result, the path to 4K streaming will be eased.

Pegtron Rides the iPhone Wave to Big Profits

10:12 AM, Mar. 23rd, 2015 · · iObserver

Pegatron's annual net profit is up 53.4 percent year over year, and that's thanks to Apple's iPhone 6. The company builds iPhone for Apple, and that partnership has been paying off with profits hitting US$466.8 million.

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As long as iPhone sales stay strong, Pegatron is doing great. Considering revenue is down substantially for its other manufacturing categories, however, the company could find itself hurting if iPhone sales drop, or if Apple takes its assembly needs somewhere else.

Brute Force Device can Find Your iPhone Password

2:17 PM, Mar. 20th, 2015 · · iObserver

Bypassing your iPhone's passcode before it auto-deletes all of your data seems to be a possibility now thanks to a new device that uses a brute force attack system. The device can run through every four-digit unlock code combination in about 111 hours, and once completed, gives whoever has your iPhone access to all of your information.

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Devices like this can essentially negate all the work Apple has done so far to make our iPhones more secure and less enticing to criminals. Hopefully this is something Apple can find a fix for, and if we're lucky it'll be something that they can do with software instead of hardware. If not, we'll have to wait for a future iPhone release to see a fix.