How to Pair a Siri Remote With its 4G Apple TV

7:00 PM, Apr. 4th, 2016 · · iObserver

Pair a Siri Remote With its 4G Apple TV

It can happen. Your Siri Remote isn't working. You're sure it has a good battery charge. As (bad) luck would have it, it may have become unpaired with the 4G Apple TV.  Here's how to get the two all paired up again.

Dillan’s Voice: iPad Helps Autistic Teen See His Words and Hold onto His Thoughts

6:56 PM, Apr. 4th, 2016 · · iObserver

Dillan's Voice Screenshot

Apple published a very powerful video over the weekend called Dillan's Voice. It tells the story of Dillan, a non-verbal autistic teen whose iPad has helped him connect with the world. The 2 minute video is one of those powerful messages Apple excels at—and funny enough, it allows us to connect with Dillan in a way we might not have otherwise.

iPhone SE More Fragile than iPhone 6s in SquareTrade Testing

5:38 PM, Apr. 4th, 2016 · · iObserver

iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus in SquareTrade Testing

SquareTrade released the results of its iPhone SE testing, and it turns out the device was less strong than its larger siblings, iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. The iPhone SE bent, cracked, shattered, and drowned before the larger models in most of the tests.

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My gut expected the smaller iPhone SE to be sturdier than its larger counterparts. That wasn't the case, which really just makes me respect iPhone 6s all that much more.

iSafe Drive Lite (32GB): $69

4:46 PM, Apr. 4th, 2016 · · iObserver

iSafe Drive Lite (32GB)

Check out the iSafe Drive Lite (32GB), a storage device with a Lightning connector on one side and a USB connector on the other. Use that slider to pick which one is out. It's MFi-certified, and it's designed to let you transfer data between your Mac or PC and your iOS device. You can stream music or movies from it, and it's protected with AES 256 bit encryption. Pretty slick, and through our deal you can get it for $69. Check out the deal listing for details.

Siri gets Smarter about Baseball, Crisis Responses

9:30 AM, Apr. 4th, 2016 · · iObserver

Siri gets smarter about baseball and crisis responses

Siri is getting smarter and more sensitive. Apple's mobile device voice recognition system now knows a lot more about baseball just in time for opening day, and can respond much more appropriately to statements about abuse and sexual assault.

iMyfone D-Back iOS Data Recovery: $24.99

5:12 PM, Apr. 1st, 2016 · · iObserver

iMyfone D-Back iOS Data Recovery on Mac

Check out iMyfone D-Back iOS Data Recovery, a utility that will let you recover 22 different file types from an iPhone. The developer says that it recovers files when they’ve been deleted, your device was lost or damaged, it was attacked by a virus, was reset, or is locked by a forgotten passcode. Maybe the FBI could use it? Through our deal, it's priced at $24.99. There's a pulldown menu that lets you choose a version that runs on the Mac or Windows.

iOS 9: Interact with Notifications on Your iPhone and iPad

9:05 AM, Apr. 1st, 2016 · · iObserver

How to interact with Notifications on your iPhone or iPad

If you want to learn about different ways you could use Notification Center, then this article's for you! We find that a lot of people only see this iOS feature when they accidentally swipe to bring it down, but we actually find interacting with our notifications to be a real time-saver. Melissa Holt's got the details in today's Quick Tip.

iOS 9.3.1 Fixes Problem with Tapping Links

6:59 PM, Mar. 31st, 2016 · · iObserver

iOS 9.3.1 Screenshot

Apple released iOS 9.3.1 Thursday, a release that corrected a problem some users had when tapping links. It was an issue many noticed with iOS 9.3, but was likely present in earlier versions of iOS, too.