BlackBerry CEO Lobs Desperate Hail Mary to Bolster His Company

7:30 PM, Jan. 22nd, 2015 · · iObserver

John Chen

BlackBerry CEO John Chen's solution for BlackBerry's struggles is to require every developer and service provider to make their products work on all mobile platforms. Bryan Chaffin thinks this is a remarkably bad idea as self serving as it is devoid of logic.

Ten One Mountie: Easily Hang an iPhone/iPad on a MacBook

7:00 PM, Jan. 22nd, 2015 · · iObserver

Ten One Designs has released the Mountie, a small gadget that solidly attaches an iPhone or iPad to your MacBook or iMac screen. Kelly has one and tries it out with a variety of devices. (Spoiler alert: Your iPad Air is in good hands. Or clips.)

iOS 8: New Mailbox Options

8:50 AM, Jan. 22nd, 2015 · · iObserver

This Quick Tip is about the two new mailbox options we've got under iOS 8: "Thread Notifications" and "Today." If you want a quick place to look at all of the emails that fall under those categories, this article's for you!

Bluetooth Audio Beanie: $34.99

5:51 PM, Jan. 21st, 2015 · · iObserver

Bluetooth Audio Beanie: $34.99

It's cold. You have tunes to listen to. You need the Bluetooth Audio Beanie, a beanie with bluetooth speakers embedded into the cloth. It has a microphone, too, so you can use this beanie for phone calls. You can recharge it through a MicroUSB charging port, also built into the beanie.

TAG Chief Says No One Could Produce a Smartwatch in Switzerland

9:17 PM, Jan. 20th, 2015 · · iObserver

TAG Watch

Jean-Claude Biver, the head of the luxury holding company that owns watch brand TAG Heuer, said Tuesday that TAG will not use the "Swiss Made" label for its in-development Apple Watch competitor. In an interview with Bloomberg, Mr. Biver said Switzerland simply doesn't have the technology needed to make a smartwatch.

NuGuard KX Case for iPhone 6: Substantial Protection at Great Price

6:30 PM, Jan. 19th, 2015 · · iObserver

NuGuard KX case for iPhone 6: review

The NewerTech NuGuard KX case for iPhone 6 features a two layer energy absorbing shell that's still thin and light and yet meets the U.S. military drop test standard. Included is a three layer screen armor that's only 0.28 mm thick. The grip is excellent, and the Apple logo is revealed. John Martellaro thinks this is a great case.

Mount Your iPhone with a Shielded Magnet for $24.99

5:43 PM, Jan. 19th, 2015 · · iObserver

Mount Your iPhone with a Magnet for $24.99

Check out the Neutron S phone and tablet mount. It lets you use the magic of magnets to mount your device.  It features a neodymium magnet—that's a rare earth permanent magnet—that's shielded to protect your device. Stick the mount where you want it, stick the mounting disc on the back of your device or its case, and boom! Insta-mount. There's a video showing the Neutron S at work on the deal's page. It retails for $30, but through our deal you can get it for $24.99.

Apple TV Adds More Sports Coverage with Tennis Channel

11:39 AM, Jan. 19th, 2015 · · iObserver

Apple pushed out another new sports channel to Apple TV owners over the weekend. This time, it's Tennis Channel Everywhere, giving tennis fans a new option for watching games, although it does require an annual US$69.99 subscription.

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Offering more sports content will make it easier for some to ditch their cable TV subscription for Apple TV, but we still have a long way to go before most people can make the switch.