How to Have iOS Speak Text Back to You

10:30 AM, Mar. 29th, 2014 · · iObserver

A young lady holding up an iPad with Italian text on the screen.

You can set your iPad or iPhone to read selected text out loud for you. There are several great uses for this capability, and it supports multiple languages. Sandro Cuccia is here to tell you all about Speak Selection and how to enable it.

3 Free App for the Citizen Scientist

4:30 PM, Mar. 28th, 2014 · · iObserver

All science isn't done in a lab by white coated professors.You can do scientific field work where ever you are with these three free iOS app featured in this week's Free on iTunes. Project Squirrel, Project Noah, Merlin Bird ID.

Suspend Your iPhone in Mid-Air with iPEVO Articulating Stand

2:45 PM, Mar. 28th, 2014 · · iObserver

IPEVO   Articulating Video Stand for iPhone and iPod touch

IPEVO’s Articulating Video Stand allows one to suspend an iPhone or iPod touch virtually in mid-air with great flexibility. It will appeal to anyone who needs to create training or demonstrations videos or suspend the iPhone's camera above an object. There are many other uses.

Apple Reportedly Discusses iTunes Subscriptions With Record Execs Hoping To Increase Sales

5:09 PM, Mar. 24th, 2014 · · iObserver

Apple is reportedly considering expanding its music offerings in the face of declining iTunes sales, including the option of offering a subscription service. The more interesting options being discussed include a Spotify/Beats Music-style paid subscription service for on-demand listening, and perhaps even a version of the iTunes store for Android devices.

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An Android version of iTunes? Really!? Well, yeah, maybe.

Apple’s iTunes Radio Expands to News with NPR Station

2:37 PM, Mar. 24th, 2014 · · iObserver

NPR News ad Culture

Apple has added its first news station to iTunes Radio, NPR News and Culture. The station went live Tuesday morning, and it offers a mix of live news and segments from the public radio network's shows, including All things Considered, and The Diane Rehm Show.