iCloud: Resetting Documents & Data

8:25 AM, Jun. 27th, 2014 · · iObserver

There’s a little-known setting on iCloud.com that may help you resolve stubborn syncing issues with (for example) your Pages documents that you edit on multiple devices. So if you’re making changes to files on your Mac and don’t see the results on your iPad, this tip may help you get it all fixed up. 

5.5-inch iPhone 6 May Offer 128GB Option

11:13 AM, Jun. 26th, 2014 · · iObserver

Apple's rumored 5.5-inch iPhone 6 may sport more storage to go along with its bigger display. The model will reportedly come with a 128GB storage option, up from the 64GB cap on current and previous iPhones, and will be a feature that sets it apart from the rumored 4.7-inch iPhone 6.

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Assuming Apple does finally offer a 128GB storage option on the iPhone, that'll rock. Limiting it to the 5.5-inch model, however, will suck. Not everyone has giant hands.

Analyst: Apple to sell 80M iPhone 6 Units in 2014

10:00 AM, Jun. 26th, 2014 · · iObserver

Topology Research Institute thinks demand is so high for the unannounced iPhone 6 that Apple will sell 80 million units by the end of the year. Assuming the new model, or models, launch in September, that equates to about 20 million iPhone 6 units sold every month for the last four months of the year.

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There's clearly a lot of interest in Apple's next iPhone model. Assuming the company can produce inventory fast enough, it may be able to hit TRI's numbers.

Apple Adds Rear Camera to 16GB iPod touch, Lowers Prices

8:39 AM, Jun. 26th, 2014 · · iObserver

Apple quietly updated the 16GB iPod touch on Thursday, adding a 5 megapixel camera to the iOS-based media player. The company also lowered the model's price to US$199 from $229, and cut the prices for the 32GB and 64GB versions, too.

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Apple introduced the 16GB iPod touch last year in May, so if a rear-facing camera and price cuts are the only updates this year, it's a pretty good indicator the company is focusing more on the iPhone and iPad. That said, the lower prices are a welcome change.

Google I/O 2014 Keynote Highlights: Wear, Cars, and ‘L’

9:03 PM, Jun. 25th, 2014 · · iObserver

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Google kicked off its own developer conference Wednesday, titled Google I/O, with a keynote address. Not content with just phones and tablets, the Android OS has extended to cars and TVs and watches too. With health tracking.

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Different approaches to the same issue are a good thing. It's fascinating to watch Google show an alternate path. I was really interested until I saw that giant slab of glass on each presenter's wrist.

Up Close With the olloclip 4-IN-1 Photo Lens for iPad

5:05 PM, Jun. 25th, 2014 · · iObserver

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olloclip is well known for its lens kits for the iPhone going back to the iPhone 4s. These small, easy-to-attach lenses typically include a wide-angle, fisheye and Macro capability. Now, olloclip has launched the olloclip 4-IN-1 Photo Lens for iPad, and it carries on a great tradition.

Supreme Court Says Cell Phone Searches Require Search Warrants

4:16 PM, Jun. 25th, 2014 · · iObserver

In a decision that backs up the idea that cell phones and smartphones deserve the same privacy protections from the government as other parts of our lives, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled police must obtain search warrants before looking through the contents of our iPhones. Previously, law enforcement agencies could look through text messages, email messages, photos and more on smartphones to collect evidence without using search warrants.

Report Claims iPhone 6 Launching Sept 19

10:47 AM, Jun. 25th, 2014 · · iObserver

Apple is reportedly planning on launching the still unannounced iPhone 6 on September 19, according to sources speaking with the Chinese media. The company's track record makes a September release plausible, but expecting unnamed sources who are probably in the parts supply chain to know Apple's product launch plans seems unlikely.

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Apple hasn't made any announcements about new iPhone models, so for all we know the next model includes holographic displays and pink buttons. That said, the company's track record points to a September launch, and the 19th sounds like as good a date as any.

iWork for iCloud gets Persistent Settings

9:16 AM, Jun. 25th, 2014 · · iObserver

Apple added more features to the beta versions of iWork for iCloud on Tuesday, including the ability to remember your last used settings in Pages, Keynote, and Numbers. The iPhone and iPad maker has been working to improve the online versions of the apps as it gets closer to offering feature parity with its Mac and iOS versions.

Fuzion+ Aluminum Case for iPhone 5/5s: Pros Outweigh Cons

3:30 PM, Jun. 24th, 2014 · · iObserver

The Rokform Fuzion+ Aluminum Case for iPhone 5/5s has military good looks and ruggedness. It is one of the best cases reviewed to date with respect to ultimate protection and has many strengths. However, there are a few negatives that keep it from being great. John Martellaro explains.