KGI Analyst Thinks Apple is Ready to get into the iPad Stylus Game

9:06 AM, Jan. 19th, 2015 · · iObserver

Apple may be ready to backtrack on Steve Jobs's feeling that including a stylus with your tablet means you failed—or, at least that's what KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo thinks. Mr. Kuo predicts Apple will offer a stylus as an optional add-on for the rumored iPad Pro instead of being bundled with each purchase.

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Apple's stance against styluses has been firm for years, but it does hold several stylus-related patents. Mr. Kuo also has a fairly good track record with his Apple predictions. Maybe there is something to what he's saying, but we aren't holding our breath.

High iPhone 6 Demand has RBC Raising its AAPL Target to $123

11:43 AM, Jan. 16th, 2015 · · iObserver

Demand for Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is still higher than RBC Capital analysts expected, so they're raising their target price for the company's stock from US$120 up to $123. The bump comes ahead of Apple's January 27 quarterly earnings report where iPhone sales figures are expected to be high thanks to holiday shoppers.

Can Tony Fadell Save Google Glass? Probably Not

6:23 PM, Jan. 15th, 2015 · · iObserver

Father iPod and Google Glass

Good Ol' Google Glass is "graduating" from an experimental project at Google[x] Labs, according to a blog post from the Glass team. Though that team didn't directly announce it, reports say that the product is being taken over by Tony Fadell, the CEO of Nest and the creator of Apple's iPod. Can he save it? Bryan Chaffin doesn't think so.

Samsung May Be Trying to Buy BlackBerry

9:55 PM, Jan. 14th, 2015 · · iObserver

The Future

Samsung is reportedly sniffing around BlackBerry, and may have even made an offer to buy the Ontario, Canadian company for US$7.5 billion. According to Reuters, Samsung offered some $13.35 to $15.49 per share to buy BlackBerry, but was rebuffed.

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Yeah, buying BlackBerry will finally let Samsung take it to Apple. ::snort:: That'll really change everything. ::choke:: Can't stand it anymore...LOL

Mammoth Interactive iOS and Swift Bootcamp: $99

6:00 PM, Jan. 14th, 2015 · · iObserver

Mammoth Interactive iOS and Swift Bootcamp: $99

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Belkin to Add HomeKit to WeMo ‘in Very Near Future’

4:40 PM, Jan. 13th, 2015 · · iObserver

One of the most popular home automation ecosystems is WeMo, an easy way to control things in your home using your mobile device. Belkin, makers of WeMo, have finally issued a statement about HomeKit compatibility: Much like winter, HomeKit compatibility is coming.

BuQu Battery Case for iPhone 6 - Easy to Install and Remove

3:05 PM, Jan. 13th, 2015 · · iObserver

BuQu PowerArmour battery case

The iPhone 6 PowerArmour battery case from BuQu offers a lightweight, easy to use, battery case for the iPhone 6. In spite of the weight 3.7 ounces (91 grams) it provides days of back up power with a 2800 mAh capacity. The matte finish makes for a solid grip. A special mechanism makes it very easy to attach and remove.

Goodbye Free on iTunes: Apple Stops its Weekly Song Promotion

2:24 PM, Jan. 13th, 2015 · · iObserver

The free song of the week promotion Apple offered through the iTunes Store for years went from a big badge to a small text link, and now is gone completely. Searching for free songs doesn't turn up anything, either, and comments in Apple's own forums claim Free on iTunes—at least for music—has officially come to an end.