Ink and Slide: Adobe’s Stylus Revolution

4:50 PM, Jun. 30th, 2014 · · iObserver

Adobe is finally making its first venture in to the hardware market, and it's doing so with the highly anticipated stylus and ruler combo it first teased a year ago. That combo, Ink and Slide, work together to turn your iPad into a full-on art tablet, but not like any stylus that's come before. At US$199, the set isn't cheap. Read on to find out if it's worth the steep price tag.

Apple Rolls Out Apple TV 6.1.2 Update with Security Fixes

3:08 PM, Jun. 30th, 2014 · · iObserver

Along with iOS 7.1.2 and OS X 10.9.4, Apple also rolled out Apple TV 6.1.2 on Monday. The update for Apple's set top streaming entertainment box includes several security-related fixes for second generation and newer models.

Apple Squashes 35 Security Bugs in iOS 7.1.2 for Siri, Webkit, More

2:54 PM, Jun. 30th, 2014 · · iObserver

iOS7 Bugs

There weren't that many line items in the iOS 7.1.2 update Apple released on Monday, but the company smushed some 35 security bugs, including 18 memory leak issues in Safari alone. A security flaw that allowed someone to use Siri to view an iPhone's Contacts without a passcode was also addressed, as were a number of issues in WebKit.

Apple Continues to Push Personal Empowerment with new iPhone Ad

11:35 AM, Jun. 30th, 2014 · · iObserver

Apple rolled out a new commercial over the weekend that continues with the idea that the iPhone 5S is an empowering tool in our daily lives. The new ad, called Parenthood, shows families using their iPhones to learn, stay in touch, control their homes, and more.

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The average user doesn't care about processors or megapixels. They want a smartphone that makes their life easier, and Apple gets that.

Apple’s iTunes U gets Student Discussions, Course Creation

9:37 AM, Jun. 30th, 2014 · · iObserver

Apple announced an update for the iTunes U app for the iPad on Monday with support for in-app student discussions, the ability for instructors to create courses, and improved class management tools. iTunes U is Apple's online education system for all grade levels and college courses, too.

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Apple is still pushing to make the iPad the go-to tool for education, and it's clear the company is serious about being a big part in the learning process.

Google Ready to Kill Quickoffice for iOS, Android

8:36 AM, Jun. 30th, 2014 · · iObserver

Google is ready to pull Quickoffice from Apple's App Store for the iPhone and iPad as well as it's own Google Play store for Android. The Internet search giant said the app for editing Microsoft Office documents has outlived its usefulness thanks to recent Google Docs updates.

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Once Google started unbundling its Office-compatible productivity apps it was pretty clear Quickoffice was short for this world.

How To Install Fonts Onto Your iPad

6:30 PM, Jun. 28th, 2014 · · iObserver

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Under iOS 7, you can install your own fonts, and use them in any app that supports the selection and changing of text font. Let Sandro Cuccia show you how he recently was able to do this on his iPad in order to accommodate a particular font for a Keynote presentation.

3 Free Do It Yourself Apps for iPhone and iPad

9:25 PM, Jun. 27th, 2014 · · iObserver

Free on iTunes

Fancy yourself handy with a screwdriver? Even experts can learn something new with these 3 free app that offer tip, how-tos and more in this week's Free on iTunes. DIY Tip Genius, WikiHow, and IFixIt.