Apple Watch May Deliveries Already ‘Preparing to Ship’

3:20 PM, Apr. 22nd, 2015 · · iObserver

Apple Watch May Deliveries Already 'Preparing to Ship'

Some Apple Watch orders originally scheduled for delivery between May 13th and May 27th have had their status changed to "Preparing to Ship." Credit cards have also been charged, indicating these orders might ship well ahead of their expected delivery times.

Conquer iOS 8 Programming in 31 Days: $39

3:17 PM, Apr. 22nd, 2015 · · iObserver

Conquer iOS 8 Programming in 31 Days: $39

If you want to learn how to develop apps for iOS 8, we have a great deal for you today. It's a bundle of training courses—more than 230 lectures and 34-plus hours of content—designed to teach you what you need to know in 31 days. Call it the month of May. You'll learn Swift and Xcode, get interviews with successful developers, and more. With our deal, you can get this bundle for $39.

7 Great Apple Watch Social Networking Apps

2:21 PM, Apr. 22nd, 2015 · · iObserver

The iPhone made it easy to keep on top of your social networks on the go, and the Apple Watch promises to make that even more convenient. TMO rounded up some of our favorites just so we could share them with you.

iOS 8.3 Messages: Filtering Unknown Senders

8:55 AM, Apr. 22nd, 2015 · · iObserver

With today's Quick Tip, we're going to learn how iOS 8.3 can help us identify and report potential spam iMessages (hint: it's really, really simple). As a bonus, Melissa Holt will cover how to report any spam SMS texts you get to your wireless carrier, so you'll be all set to clean the junk out of your Messages app!

Angela Ahrendts Explains Apple Watch Rollout in Employee Video

5:50 PM, Apr. 21st, 2015 · · iObserver

Angela Ahrendts Explains Apple Watch Rollout in Employee Video

Apple Senior Vice President of Retail Angela Ahrendts sent a video to Apple Store retail employees explaining the decision to limit initial Apple Watch orders to online only. In the video, Ms. Ahrendts delivers a very personal address that goes deeper into points she made in a written memo earlier in April, and stresses that Apple launched two new products at one time, Apple Watch and MacBook.

10 Must Have Apple Watch Apps for Launch Day

2:19 PM, Apr. 21st, 2015 · · iObserver

The first wave of Apple Watches will start arriving this Friday, April 24. You'll need some apps to show off just how cool your brand new smartwatch is, so TMO put together a list of must-have apps to make your daily routine easier while wowing your friends at the same time.

James Bond, It’s Time to Try on Your Apple Watch

2:00 PM, Apr. 21st, 2015 · · iObserver

Ever since the movie Dr. No, James Bond has, on and off, used a gadget wristwatch to get out of a tight spot. Have the watches of the Bond movies seeped into our collective smartwatch subconsciousness? Also, Bond is a Brit and Sir Jonathan Ive is a Brit. What connection could there possibly be?  John Martellaro ponders the various influences.

Google Kills YouTube for 2nd Gen Apple TV, Older iOS Devices

10:09 AM, Apr. 21st, 2015 · · iObserver

Google is dropping support for several devices from its YouTube API, which means that second generation Apple TV owners won't be able to watch cat videos any more. Along with the older Apple TV model, YouTube support for iPhones and iPads running iOS 6, older Google TV versions, and some smart TVs was dropped, too.

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If watching YouTube videos through the Apple TV channel is a big thing for you, the third generation model costs US$69.