Ring Video Doorbell: $199

5:35 PM, May. 4th, 2015 · · iObserver

Ring Video Doorbell: $199

The Ring video doorbell is a nifty device that allows you to see who's ringing your doorbell. They press the button, and it streams a video straight to your iPhone. In addition to the security conscious, it's a handy device for people with homes that make it hard to hear your physical doorbell. In addition to the one-way video, the device allows two way communication from your iPhone to the doorbell. Through our deal, you can get the Ring for $199, a 13 percent discount.

How to Calibrate Apple Watch for More Accurate Step Tracking

1:27 PM, May. 4th, 2015 · · iObserver

If your Apple Watch is going to be part of your fitness tracking routine, getting accurate step counts and distance measurements for walking and running is probably pretty important. Calibrating Apple Watch to better track your steps is easy as long as you're willing to get out and walk or run for at least 20 minutes. Read on to learn how.

Amazon PrimeNow Offers One Hour Delivery, Here’s How it Works

5:00 PM, May. 2nd, 2015 · · iObserver

Amazon PrimeNow

Amazon has instituted a new service called PrimeNow that is available in some parts of the country. Austin, Texas being one of them. PrimeNow allows you to order products for delivery within the hour or in selected time slots. It was a bit rough setting it up, but the results were surprisingly good.

Apple Watch, Sport Ship Dates Pushed to July

1:21 PM, May. 1st, 2015 · · iObserver

Shipping times for new Apple Watch orders are now reaching out to July for the 42mm Apple Watch and Apple Watch Sport. Apple has been working to get pre-orders from April 10 out to customers, but so far hasn't been able to catch up enough to see quicker ship dates for new orders.

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Looks like Apple hasn't gotten those Apple Watch parts supply issues under control yet.

Apple Store App Update Adds Apple Watch Support

7:00 PM, Apr. 30th, 2015 · · iObserver

If taking your iPhone out of your pocket to make an Apple Store purchase is just too much work, Apple has you covered with a new Apple Store app update. The update added support for Apple Watch so you can check up on your orders and more from your wrist.

Apple Invites Developers to App Analytics Beta

6:48 PM, Apr. 30th, 2015 · · iObserver

Apple and Developers

Apple began inviting developers participate in a beta program for App Analytics, an other unannounced service that gives developers more information about how and how often their customers are engaging with their apps. The invitation was posted to Twitter by developer Ryan Hoover, and is limited on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Taptic Engine Issues Behind Apple Watch Shipment Delays

11:51 AM, Apr. 30th, 2015 · · iObserver

The delays in shipping Apple Watch pre-orders looks to be tied one supplier's defective Taptic Engine parts. AAC Technologies Holdings reportedly delivered large numbers of the vibrating motors that are failing, leaving Nidec as the only part supplier able to get reliable parts to Apple.

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A single part supplier can unintentionally cause all kinds of headaches for a product launch, and that's what happened with AAC's Taptic Engine parts. The upside is that Apple caught the issue before shipping defective Apple Watches to customers.

Japan Postal Workers Team with Apple, IBM to Monitor the Elderly

10:33 AM, Apr. 30th, 2015 · · iObserver

Apple and IBM are partnering with Japan's postal service to help monitor the welfare of elderly people in the country by using iPads. The partnership will enhance Japan's service where postal workers check in on elderly people along their routes by using iPads running IBM software.

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People are living longer, which means caring for our elderly population is becoming more important. Assuming the partnership with Japan Post, Apple, and IBM proves successful, the iPad could become a big part of that in Japan and other countries, too.

Analyst: Apple Watch to be Apple’s Best Selling New Product

11:09 AM, Apr. 29th, 2015 · · iObserver

Apple Watch inventory may be severely limited right now, but that won't stop it from becoming the best selling new device in the company's history. Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Brian White thinks Apple Watch will outpace all other new product launches, and he says Apple is innovating on a scale unlike anything it's done before.

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Brian White says Apple Watch will be the company's most successful product launch ever, and he thinks their current innovation streak could lead to personal robots. Please, oh please, let that come true.

4 Tips for Preserving Apple Watch Battery Life

8:55 AM, Apr. 29th, 2015 · · iObserver

More Apple Watch tips? Don't mind if we do! In this article, we'll go over some ideas for stretching the battery life on your fancy new device, including how to see the time you've spent actually interacting with the Watch since you last charged it. Keeping your tech alive and well is what we're all about in this Quick Tip.