Class Action Denied in AT&T Data Throttling Lawsuit

9:05 AM, Mar. 14th, 2016 · · iObserver

AT&T dodges class action status in iPhone data throttling lawsuit

AT&T won't face a class action lawsuit over throttling speeds for customers with unlimited smartphone data plans. U.S. District Court Judge Edward Chen handed down that ruling after determining the plaintiffs must all deal with AT&T individually because their contracts prohibit class action cases.

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Denying class action status effectively killed the hopes of many iPhone owners who wanted to see AT&T pay for what they felt was a deceptive business practice. In the end, it was the clause in their AT&T service plan contracts requiring individual arbitration that did them in—and this is exactly why companies include those terms in their service agreements.

FBI Court Filing Plays Fast and Loose with Apple Facts

2:08 PM, Mar. 11th, 2016 · · iObserver


The FBI on Thursday filed a response to Apple's response to a court order mandating that Apple create a version of iOS—dubbed FBiOS or GovtOS in the media—shorn of several key security features. In that response, the FBI attempts to deconstruct Apple's arguments against the order, but in one area in particular, the government's attorneys play fast and loose with the facts in an apples-to-oranges comparison.

Jamstik Wireless Smart Guitar for 40% Discount

4:40 PM, Mar. 9th, 2016 · · iObserver

Jamstik Wireless Smart Guitar and iPad App

We have a deal today on Jamstick, a device that lets you play guitar through an iPad app without having a full-sized guitar. At 16.4 inches long and weight of 1 pound, 9 ounces, it's easy to carry. Its built-in battery can go up to 8 hours between charges, and you don't have to tune it (it's not a real guitar, after all). It also comes with a teaching app and two other apps on the App Store. You can get it for 40 percent off retail at $149.99 through our deal.

Leaked iPhone 7 Case Supports no Headphone Jack Rumor

10:37 AM, Mar. 9th, 2016 · · iObserver

Leaked iPhone 7 case pic shows 3.5mm headphone port is gone

Rumors have been claiming the iPhone 7 won't include a headphone jack and instead will rely on Bluetooth or the Lightning port for audio out, and now what purports to be a leaked case for the smartphone backs that up.

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On one hand it sucks to lose the headphone jack we've been using since the 1980s. On the other hand, we could get much better audio quality once the digital to analog converter (DAC) moves from our iPhones to our headphones.

The tvOS Gamer and Dev Bundle for Apple TV: $29

2:15 PM, Mar. 4th, 2016 · · iObserver

The tvOS Gamer and Dev Bundle

We have a bundle of six training courses designed to teach you how to develop for tvOS, the operating system on Apple's new Apple TV and App Store. The courses have more than 34 hours of video tutorials covering the gamut of developing apps for Apple TV. You can get it through our deal for $29, a huge discount off retail. Check out the deal for more information.

Apple Music: Controlling Your Library with Siri

8:00 AM, Mar. 4th, 2016 · · iObserver

Today's Quick Tip is about using Apple Music with Siri. Have you ever wondered how you can get the voice assistant to play the music you own rather than items from Apple's music catalog? Well, wonder no more, because we've got the answer to that (plus a few more handy-dandy tips) here!

Podium-Style Charging Stand for iPhone and iPad: $35.99

3:36 PM, Mar. 2nd, 2016 · · iObserver

Podium-Style Charging Stand

Check out the Podium-Style Charging Stand, a combination portable charger and stand for your iPhone or iPad. It has a 10,500mAh battery, two charging ports, and a built in stand for holding your device. Better yet, it folds into a compact square making it easy to carry. You can get this device through our deal for $35.99, a 68 percent discount.

Revogi Smart Bluetooth LED Bulb: $29.99

5:26 PM, Feb. 29th, 2016 · · iObserver

Revogi Smart Bluetooth LED Bulb with Apple Watch

We have a deal today on the Revogi Smart Bluetooth LED bulb, a multi-hued LED bulb you can control from your iPhone, Apple Watch, and some Android devices. You can control timers, brightness, 16 million colors, preset scenes, on up to 10 bulbs from the app. You can get it through us for $29.99, a third off retail.