Free iOS Game Developer Course

3:55 PM, Jul. 10th, 2015 · · iObserver

Game on iPad

We have a great deal for would-be developers, an 8 week game development course. And it's free. With this course you will learn Objective-C, Xcode, and SpriteBuilder by cloning Flappy Bird, Game of Life, and Angry Birds. You will also create and finish your own iPhone game using 17,000 free art assets. And the whole thing is free through us. Check out the details on the deal page.

5 Must Have iPhone Apps for San Diego Comic Con

10:36 AM, Jul. 10th, 2015 · · iObserver

San Diego Comic Con on the iPhone 6

Staying on top of everything at San Diego Comic Con can be overwhelming, so The Mac Observer put together our list of must-have iPhone and iPad apps to get you through the week. Read on to see which apps will make your Comic Con experience easier and more fun.

How to Download iOS 9 and El Capitan Public Betas

6:14 PM, Jul. 9th, 2015 · · iObserver

iOS 9 Beta Software on iPad and iPhone

Apple launched a public beta program for iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan Thursday. Announced during June's World Wide Developer Conference, the public beta allows we, the people, to test drive iOS 9 and El Capitan so that Apple can see how they are working in real world circumstances.

iCracked iPhone 6 DIY Screen Repair Kit (White): $114.99

4:49 PM, Jul. 9th, 2015 · · iObserver

Check out this do-it-yourself white iPhone 6 screen repair kit from iCracked. It has the tools, materials, and instructions needed to replace a broken screen. It retails for $180, but through our deal you can get it for $114.99. Please note that replacing your own screen is likely to void your iPhone's warranty. Proceed with caution and vheck out the deal listing for details.

Apple Seeds 3rd Developer Release for iOS 9, El Capitan, watch OS 2

3:22 PM, Jul. 8th, 2015 · · iObserver

4 x 4 Grid in Folders on iPad for iOS 9 Beta 3

Apple on Wednesday seeded the third developer releases of iOS 9 (build 13A4293f), OS X 10.12 El Capitan (build 15A216g), and watch OS 2 (build 13S5293e). The new releases include a new two-factor authentication system for iOS 9 and El Capitan, the News app and Apple Music in iOS 9. Release notes for this watch OS 2 version have not been published.

Siri Couldn’t Find The Beatles (But Now She Can)

9:25 AM, Jul. 8th, 2015 · · iObserver

Siri can't find any of the 400+ Beatles songs in Dr. Mac's library. What's up with that?

Dr. Mac encountered his first (and so far, only) problem with Apple Music last week. He asks Siri to play music by The Beatles all the time and she used to respond by playing one of the 467 Beatles tunes in his iTunes library. After updating to iOS 8.4, Siri said the strangest thing when he asked for Beatles music: “Sorry, I can’t find that.” No matter what he tried, Siri insisted she couldn’t find the Beatles, even though he could clearly see 467 Beatles songs in his library. It took days but he did ultimately find a solution that worked for him...  

Falling Sales Suggest Apple Watch Isn’t Resonating with Consumers

9:43 PM, Jul. 7th, 2015 · · iObserver

Slice Intelligence Apple Watch Chart

Apple Watch sales are on the decline, according to a report from Slice Intelligence via Marketwatch. Based on customer receipts sampled by Slice Intelligence, Apple Watch sales have fallen from 200,000 units per day in the opening week of sales to less than 10,000 per day in late June. Whether a seasonal slowing, a failing of marketing, or worse, a failure of product design and development, that decline suggests strongly that Apple Watch isn't the right device yet.

Standalone Showtime Apps Hit Apple TV and App Store

7:05 PM, Jul. 7th, 2015 · · iObserver

Showtime on Apple TV

Showtime launched its standalone service Tuesday on both Apple TV and the App Store. Apps titled simply Showtime allow users to watch Showtime programming through a monthly subscription independent of cable or satellite TV providers.