Apple Watch Pre-orders: What You Need to Know [Update]

10:39 AM, Mar. 16th, 2015 · · iObserver

Apple Watch will be in stores on April 10 so you can try one on before pre-ordering, which is great because this is exactly the sort of thing you should see first. You'll also need to be prepared before visiting your local Apple Store so you don't have to deal with any unexpected surprises when you arrive. Read on to learn what you need to know before trying on an Apple Watch.

Pyle Health Thermometer Works with Free iOS App

12:25 PM, Mar. 13th, 2015 · · iObserver

Pyle Audio Pyle Health Thermometer

Pyle Audio has released a digital thermometer that works with iOS devices. It allows users to take a temperature in seconds without difficulty for the user or trauma to the patient. The free IOS app keeps a log of each patient's history. There are no moving parts that a child could remove. Amazon's price is very good, and Nancy recommends it.

Apple’s iOS 8.3 Beta goes Public for the First Time

9:55 AM, Mar. 13th, 2015 · · iObserver

Apple has been offering public betas of OS X Yosemite for months, and now the company has added iOS 8 to its public beta program for the first time. The iPhone and iPad maker is now offering iOS 8.3 beta to some of its OS X public beta list, giving them a chance to work with the pre-release version of the mobile operating system ahead of its official launch.

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Getting to try out iOS 8.3 as a public beta is pretty cool, but don't forget it's still a pre-release version. Some features may be broken, and there's always the chance you could lose important data, so be sure to have a good backup before jumping into the beta program.

Apple Pushes iOS 8.3 Beta 3 to Developers

2:31 PM, Mar. 12th, 2015 · · iObserver

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Apple released iOS 8.3 (beta) 12F5047f—the third beta release of the iPhone and iPad operating system—to developers Thursday . The most notable change in the release is a known issue with Verizon LTE Voice.

Intel Wins a Space in Apple’s next iPhone

10:26 AM, Mar. 12th, 2015 · · iObserver

Intel has reportedly won a space inside the next iPhone model, and that's coming at Qualcomm's expense. Intel's new 7360 LTE modem will replace Qualcomm's LTE chip in iPhones sold in Asia and Latin America.

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Sourcing at least LTE chips from Intel should have Qualcomm worried. If Intel manages to impress Apple with its designs, that could cut deep into Qualcomm's LTE chip sales to the company.

The Ultimate Apple Watch Comparison Chart

3:03 PM, Mar. 11th, 2015 · · iObserver

The Ultimate Apple Watch Comparison Chart

Rob Griffiths has posted a great comparison chart for Apple Watch. It lists every model with every strap option, and includes the price, weight, and size of the model. If you're interested in this device, it's a must-see.

The CIA Has a Secret War against Apple Encryption

10:04 PM, Mar. 10th, 2015 · · iObserver

The CIA Has a Secret War against Apple Encryption

The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is engaged in an active campaign to break Apple's encryption technologies in order to broaden its ability to surveil anyone, anywhere. According to The Intercept, the CIA has waged a multi-year effort to find vulnerabilities in iOS, iPhones, and iPads that it can exploit.