Brute Force Device can Find Your iPhone Password

2:17 PM, Mar. 20th, 2015 · · iObserver

Bypassing your iPhone's passcode before it auto-deletes all of your data seems to be a possibility now thanks to a new device that uses a brute force attack system. The device can run through every four-digit unlock code combination in about 111 hours, and once completed, gives whoever has your iPhone access to all of your information.

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Devices like this can essentially negate all the work Apple has done so far to make our iPhones more secure and less enticing to criminals. Hopefully this is something Apple can find a fix for, and if we're lucky it'll be something that they can do with software instead of hardware. If not, we'll have to wait for a future iPhone release to see a fix.

Which Airlines are Supporting Apple Watch? [Updated]

10:41 AM, Mar. 20th, 2015 · · iObserver

Apple showed American Airlines during its Apple Watch media event earlier this month as an example of how the new smartwatch can be used to keep you up to date on your flight status. Which airlines have committed to an Apple Watch app as well? Read on to find out.

iOS 8: Using the Lock Screen to Manage Your Email

8:55 AM, Mar. 20th, 2015 · · iObserver

Did you know you can use your iPhone or iPad's lock screen to mark an incoming email as read or send it to the trash? It's true, and if you've received a particularly private email, you can even dismiss the notification for it without unlocking your device. Both privacy and convenience tricks are here in today's Quick Tip!

Nintendo Finally Embraces iPhone Gaming and Still Blows It

5:15 PM, Mar. 19th, 2015 · · iObserver

When I heard Nintendo was finally going to bring its games to the iPhone and iPad, my first thought was, "Shut up and take my money!" My second thought was, "They're going to find a way to screw this up." Turns out I was right: Nintendo figured out exactly how to fail on the iPhone, and ran with it.

Apple’s Missed Opportunity With its TV Streaming Service

1:25 PM, Mar. 19th, 2015 · · iObserver

Apple has been pondering, if one can read between the lines of Tim Cook's previous statements, how to improve the TV viewing experience. The recent report that Apple has been talking to most of the networks about a new streaming network service reveals something troubling. John Martellaro thinks Apple could be doing something much better for its customers.

Apple Watch Lands FCC Approval ahead of April Launch

10:45 AM, Mar. 18th, 2015 · · iObserver

Apple's webpage for the soon to ship Apple Watch has dropped wording about requiring FCC approval, which means the company is good to go for April 10 pre-orders and April 24 in-store sales.

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Not that there was any real concern Apple Watch wouldn't get its FCC approval, but it's still nice to see that out of the way.

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4:44 PM, Mar. 17th, 2015 · · iObserver

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How Long Will the Apple Watch Retain its Value?

3:15 PM, Mar. 17th, 2015 · · iObserver

For decades, Apple customers have been spending a little bit more on their Apple products because of the industrial design, and quality. Plus, there's the notion that owning the best is a good thing in terms of customer satisfaction and pride of ownership. Does the Apple Watch seek to break that mold? John Martellaro doesn't think so.