Pangea Offers Developer Tutorial on Adding 3DTV Support to Apple TV Games

8:51 PM, Nov. 3rd, 2015 · · iObserver

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Pangea Software founder Brian Greenstone has published a developer tutorial for adding 3DTV support—that is support for television sets with 3D—to their Apple TV 4th Generation games. This is trickier than it might seem at first blush because neither tvOS nor Apple TV support 3D TV—but Mr. Greenstone has figured out how to do with through tools available in OpenGL, and he's sharing.

NomadPlus Smartphone Wall Charger and Battery Pack: $24.99

5:26 PM, Nov. 3rd, 2015 · · iObserver

NomadPlus Smartphone Wall Charger and Battery Pack

Check out the NomadPlus Smartphone Wall Charger and Battery Pack. This clever device houses your Apple USB wall plug, passing through a charge to your iPhone or other device (with the right charging cable on your end). What makes it nifty is that it's also an 1,800mAh battery pack. So it passes through a charge when plugged in and becomes a portable batter when you unplug it. Simple, clever, useful, and through our deal it's just $24.99. Buy one for yourself and then one for a fellow nerd you love.

Mega iOS App Design Kit: $44.50

4:40 PM, Nov. 2nd, 2015 · · iObserver

Mega iOS App Design Kit

The Mega iOS Design Kit is a collection of more than 20 user interface screens and 300 design elements. It's aimed at developers who may not have the best design skills or the time to make their own user interface elements. This bundle also includes the source code from a live app, and more. Through our deal, you can get this deal for $44.50, half off the regular price.

Facebook Tells Employees to Ditch iPhones for Android

11:46 AM, Nov. 2nd, 2015 · · iObserver

Facebook tells some employees,

Have an iPhone and work for Facebook? If you're part of chief product officer Chris Cox's team, you may be switching to Android. He's forcing a substantial portion of his team to switch to Android so they can essentially eat their own dog food—and because it's the only way he can get them to not use an iPhone.

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The big takeaway is that you have to force people to give up their iPhones for Android.

Report Says iPad Pro Launching on Nov 11

10:25 AM, Nov. 2nd, 2015 · · iObserver

iPad Pro on November 11? Maybe

Apple promised the iPad Pro would be available in November, and if insider sources are right, the new tablet will launch on Wednesday the 11th. That's when they claim Apple's jumbo screen iPad will be in stores and available online, and not a pre-order date.

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Reports first claimed the iPad Pro would ship in the first week of November. Now those reports are saying the second week. At least they're still in November.

Apple Experiments with iPhone, Apple Watch Bundle Pricing

9:05 AM, Nov. 2nd, 2015 · · iObserver

Apple experiments with iPhone and Apple Watch discount bundle

If you're planning on buying a new iPhone and an Apple Watch soon, some Apple retail stores will give you a US$50 discount for picking them up at the same time. The deal is available when you buy an Apple Watch Sport or stainless steel Apple Watch with an iPhone, and the offer ends on November 15th, 2015.

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If Apple Watch sales were tanking, a $50 discount at a handfull of stores when also buying an iPhone isn't going to make a difference. This is Apple experimenting to see how customers react to Apple Watch presented as an iPhone accessory, which is exactly what it is.

Pencil by FiftyThree Digital Stylus: $44.99

6:38 PM, Oct. 30th, 2015 · · iObserver

Pencil by FiftyThree Digital Stylus

We have a deal on a stylus from FiftyThree, the developers of the popular art app Paper by FiftyThree. The stylus is called Pencil by FiftyThree, and it's the first stylus I've seen shaped like a drafting pencil. While the device works as a dumb stylus, it's also a connected device when used with Paper. It can be used at multiple angles, and Paper has adaptive palm-rejection built into it for use with this stylus. You can get this device through our deal for $44.99, a 23 percent discount.

TMO’s Apple TV App Roundup

2:40 PM, Oct. 30th, 2015 · · iObserver

Apple TV supports third-party apps. Finally.

The new Apple TV is here, and that means we can finally start using third-party apps on our fancy little streaming entertainment boxes. The Mac Observer poked around and found several apps to get you started, but there are plenty more for you to try out. Read on to find some cool games, utilities, and more for your Apple TV.

Here’s Where to Buy an Apple TV Today

11:16 AM, Oct. 30th, 2015 · · iObserver

You can buy the new Apple TV in stores today

Apple TV pre-orders start arriving today—at least for some people—and for everyone else who wants to get their hands on one right away you can make a trip to the local Apple Store. Other retailers are carrying them, too, although inventory may be limited.

ZeroLemon SolarJuice 20,000mAh Battery: $49.99

2:44 PM, Oct. 29th, 2015 · · iObserver

ZeroLemon SolarJuice 20,000mAh Battery

Here's a deal on a gadget called ZeroLemon SolarJuice—it's a 20,000mAh portable charger for your iPhone, iPad, or Android devices, and you can charge it using the on-board 1.2W solar panels. I think that's cool. 20,000mAh is a ton of power, enough to charge your iPhone 6 or 6s more than seven times. If that's not enough, it has a built-in LED flashlight. This thing retails for $100, which is a good price, but through our deal you can get it for $49.99.