How to Troubleshoot iCloud Syncing

12:30 PM, May. 12th, 2015 · · iObserver

When things that should be syncing have given up, finding the bump in the road can be tricky. With iCloud, doubly so. Kelly has some tips to help you figure out where it went wrong and help you get things working again.

China’s Military Bans Apple Watch and Other Wearable Tech

11:30 AM, May. 12th, 2015 · · iObserver

Apple may have a hard time finding a place on the wrist of Chinese soldiers because the country's military has banned Apple Watch as a potential security threat. Other companies are up against the same brick wall, too, because the military sees wearable tech devices as tools enemies could use to spy, or to track soldier's movements.

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It's technically possible for Apple Watch and other Internet-enabled wearable devices to be used for spying, but that doesn't mean they are. There isn't any indication Apple's tech is being used in that way, and this decision from China's military is more about internal control than the potential cybersecurity threat posed by Apple and other wearable tech device makers.

PhoneClean iOS Cleaner: $9.99

5:59 PM, May. 11th, 2015 · · iObserver

PhoneClean iOS Cleaner: $9.99

PhoneClean is a Mac app that lets you clean your iPhone. It can delete private text messages, find and remove hidden temporary and cache files, get rid of useless app crash logs and system notifications, and a lot more. It retails for $39.99, but you can get it through our deal for just $9.99. Check out the deal page for more information.

olloCase for iPhone 6 and olloclip Lenses is Slim, Simple

5:30 PM, May. 11th, 2015 · · iObserver

For those customers who have an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus and a corresponding olloclip lens kit, it can be annoying to remove the iPhone's case of choice and attach the lenses. olloclip has solved that problem by introducing a very nice iPhone 6/6 Plus case of its own that needn't be removed. Plus, it's a very nice case in its own right.

Apple Watch Nails Heart Rate Monitor Accuracy

10:24 AM, May. 8th, 2015 · · iObserver

Just how accurate is the Apple Watch heart rate monitor? Surprisingly accurate. In fact, it's pretty much in line with the Mio Alpha, which is considered to be as accurate as traditional chest strap heart rate monitors.

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Apple Watch heart rate tracking as accurate as the Mio Alpha? That's some really impressive.

Android Switchers Pushing iPhone Growth in Europe

7:03 PM, May. 7th, 2015 · · iObserver

Android Switchers Pushing iPhone Growth in Europe

Apple's iPhone has fared less well in Europe than in other markets, but that appears to be changing, according to Kantar Worldpanel ComTech. The research firm published a report claiming that users switching from Android to iPhone are driving growth for Apple in Europe's five largest economies: Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain.

à la Carte TV Channels Agitate Fox Executive

3:45 PM, May. 7th, 2015 · · iObserver

On May 6, 21st Century Fox COO Chase Carey told analysts that customers don't want à la Carte TV channels. John Martellaro claims that if you believe that, you live in another galaxy far, far away.