Sharing Pictures with the Apple TV

8:40 AM, Apr. 9th, 2014 · · iObserver

In this Quick Tip, we’re going to cover how to send images from your Mac to your second- or third-generation Apple TV using Home Sharing. This is a really entertaining way to view and share your photos, and it’s simple to configure. Melissa Holt’s got the skinny on how to set it up (and all the caveats you’ll need to know!).

Apple Will End the War of the TV Set-top Boxes

2:40 PM, Apr. 8th, 2014 · · iObserver

The little black box war

Black boxes for delivering video content are flooding the market, and, as fast as they appear, they're updated with new designs.  Is it just a phase the industry is going through? Where is this all leading? More importantly, how can Apple differentiate itself?

iOS Nap Time: Playing Music to Fall Asleep

10:53 AM, Apr. 8th, 2014 · · iObserver

If you want to listen to music on your iPhone while you fall asleep, you don't need to remember to shut it off or download third-party apps to handle that for you. Turns out the iPhone can handle that task all on its own, and it's easy to set up.

Adobe Lightroom Comes to the iPad

9:02 AM, Apr. 8th, 2014 · · iObserver

Adobe announced the immediate availability of Lightroom for the iPad on Monday as a companion app for Lightroom 5 on the Mac and Windows. Lightroom is Adobe's professional photography management and editing application.

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iPhoto on the iPad is nice, but it isn't the same as having a mobile version of Aperture. Right now, Adobe is doing more for professional photographers on the go than Apple. It's your move, Cupertino.

Apple Orders Sample 65-inch Displays Sparking TV Set Rumors (Again)

4:49 PM, Apr. 7th, 2014 · · iObserver

The Apple Crystal Ball

Apple has ordered “sample display panels” from a Korean display maker, according to a Korean analyst. Lee Seung-woo, an analyst at Seoul-based IBK Securities, told The Korean Herald that Apple has ordered samples and was working with a local company to produce them, but from there the story gets fuzzy, to be generous.

iOS 7: Changing Siri’s Voice

11:50 AM, Apr. 7th, 2014 · · iObserver

Siri's pretty cool because it lets you talk to your iPhone, iPad, or iPhone iPod touch to issue commands, but what if you don't like the gender of the default voice Siri uses when it replies? That's not a problem in iOS 7 because you can switch Siri's gender between female and male with just a couple screen taps.

Puzzled? 3 Free Puzzlers For iOS

7:51 PM, Apr. 4th, 2014 · · iObserver

Free on iTunes

If you're a fan of puzzles then you've come to the right place. Vern Seward points out three free iOS puzzle games in this week's Free on iTunes. DOOORS, Montezume Pussle, and Sudoku 2.

Google Updates Gmail with More User Snooping

7:20 PM, Apr. 4th, 2014 · · iObserver

Yeah...this.

Like a lot of Google moves, this sounds fine at first, but after a little consideration it turns out to only be in Google's best interests. Please fetch me my fainting couch.

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Really? "Don't be evil" strikes again?