iOS 9: How to Use Slide Over on Your Modern iPad

4:20 PM, Oct. 21st, 2015 · · iObserver

Using iOS 9 Slide Over

iOS 9 introduces a handy feature called Slide Over for modern iPads. It allows you to slide in a secondary app from the right side and interact with it, perhaps to quickly check on something or grab some data.  In this Quick Tip, John Martellaro explains how to use Slide Over.

iOS 9.1 Released with New Emoji, Live Photos Fixes

1:37 PM, Oct. 21st, 2015 · · iObserver

iOS 9.1 adds a taco emoji. All is well with the world.

Apple released iOS 9.1 on Wednesday after offering it as a public beta for several weeks. The official public release includes several new emoji, improvements for Live Photos, and adds Apple News support for UK users.

Apple TV Pre-orders Next Week, Ships October 30

9:18 AM, Oct. 20th, 2015 · · iObserver

The redesigned Apple TV is coming this month

The wait for the updated Apple TV is almost over. Apple CEO Tim Cook said the new version of the set top streaming TV box will be available for pre-order next week and will ship before the end of the month.

Apple Removes Hundreds of Apps for Snooping after They Got Past App Store Review Process

8:26 PM, Oct. 19th, 2015 · · iObserver

Monster with Chinese flag in front of iPhone

Apple allowed hundreds of apps into the App Store even though they were scraping personal information directly in violation of Apple's developer guidelines. The company has since pulled the apps and banned the compromised third party advertising SDK responsible for the snooping, but it shows Apple's walled garden can't keep the bad guys out with 100 percent accuracy.

Twelve South Forté Charging Stand for Apple Watch is Beautifully Imperfect

7:15 PM, Oct. 19th, 2015 · · iObserver

Twelve South Forté

Despite the apparent simplicity of the Apple Watch charging docks, there are several factors to consider. Those include practicality, protection, stability, possible ways the charging cable can be damaged when installed and removed, adjustability of presentation angle, use for both Portrait mode and Nightstand mode, and so on. The Twelve South Forté is exceptionally beautiful, and has a good design, but it doesn't score 100 percent on all counts.

iPin Laser Pointer for iPhone: $42.99

5:14 PM, Oct. 19th, 2015 · · iObserver

iPin Laser Pointer on an iPhone

Let's face it: we all need more lasers in our lives. AMIRIGHT? Enter iPin Laser Pointer for iPhone, a laser pointer you plug into your headphone jack. Combined with a free companion app, you can use this device for presentations and annoying the cat, too. You can get this little beauty for $42.99 through our deal, so check it out.

iPhone 6s: How to Enable Live Photos

11:44 AM, Oct. 19th, 2015 · · iObserver

How to turn on Live Photos on your iPhone

The Harry Potter-style Live Photos you can take with the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are really cool, fun to share, and easy to take. That doesn't, however, mean it's obvious how to enable Live Photos—something I realized after being asked just that several times in the past few days. Read on to learn how to enable and disable Live Photos with a tap.

iPad Pro gets FCC Approval, Still on Track for November Release

10:54 AM, Oct. 16th, 2015 · · iObserver

Apple's iPad Pro FCC approval means November launch still on track

Apple's 12.9-inch iPad Pro has an official thumbs up from the FCC, which means the company can sell it in the United States. Apple plans to start selling its new model in November, so the FCC approval means the company is still on track to keep that promise.

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FCC approval is a standard part of the iPad pre-release cycle. It isn't any surprise that the iPad Pro passed the process, but it is an indicator that it's still on schedule for a November launch.