Apple Announces iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus with 3D Touch [Update]

3:14 PM, Sep. 9th, 2015 · · iObserver

iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus

Apple announced iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus during Wednesday's "Hey Siri" event. The anchor features include 3D Touch, a variant of the Force Touch technology introduced on the touchpad for MacBook. The device will also include significant camera improvements, faster Touch ID, the new A9 processor, and a Move from Android migration feature for switchers.

(PRODUCT)RED Apple Watch Sport Band Leaks on Twitter

11:00 AM, Sep. 9th, 2015 · · iObserver

Larry Greenberg's Apple Watch Sport (PRODUCT)RED band photo

With only a couple hours to go before Apple's "Hey Siri" media event, one announcement has already leaked online. RunAroundTech Editor in Chief Larry Greenberg posted a photo of a (PRODUCT)RED band for the 42mm Apple Watch Sport model on Twitter this morning, and for some people it looks like that's enough to make today's product announcements all worth while.

Adobe Says Apple Dominates ‘TV Everywhere’ Viewing

5:25 PM, Sep. 4th, 2015 · · iObserver

Adobe Chart

Apple devices dominate consumption of "TV Everywhere" viewing, according to a new study by Adobe Digital Index, a research arm of the software maker. Led by the iPad, Apple devices accounted for some 61 percent of such viewing, and Apple claimed three of the top four devices used to watch TV content other than your TV.

iOS 9 Beta: Sharing and Saving Voicemails

9:07 AM, Sep. 4th, 2015 · · iObserver

Share Voice Mail messages in iOS 9

We're getting ready for Apple's big event next week, but in the meantime, Melissa Holt's got a brand-new iOS 9 trick for us! In this Quick Tip, she's going to discuss her very favorite new feature, which is the ability to share voicemails with other people and save 'em out into other apps. 

Apple Committed to ‘Cleaning Up’ Apple Music

5:20 PM, Sep. 3rd, 2015 · · iObserver

Apple Music Promo Image

Apple is working on "cleaning up certain things" about Apple Music, according to Oliver Schusser, vice president, iTunes International, for Apple. In an interview with The Guardian, Mr. Schusser said that Apple has been getting feedback from 110 markets around the world, and was focused on improving the Apple Music experience.

Retailer Screws Up, Shows Off HomeKit Compatible Hue Bridge Early

5:05 PM, Sep. 3rd, 2015 · · iObserver

Philips Hue HomeKit compatible Bridge coming soon and it'll cost about $60

When Philips said its Hue smart lightbulb line would be HomeKit compatible the assumption was that we'd need some piece of new hardware to make that happen, and now we have confirmation thanks to a light retailer in the Netherlands who added the new Hue Bridge to its online store prematurely. The bad news is the HomeKit compatible Hue Bridge will cost about US$60, but the good news is you won't have to replace any of your bulbs.

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Spending extra cash to make your Hue lights HomeKit compatible does kind of suck, but it isn't like you have to replace all of your bulbs, too. So at least there's that.