iPod Antitrust Lawsuit Says Apple Deleted Rival’s Music

9:27 AM, Dec. 4th, 2014 · · iPhone

The class action lawsuit accusing Apple of antitrust violations for locking the iPod to the iTunes Store is claiming the company intentionally deleted competitor's music from the media player and didn't tell users. Apple's response: it was a necessary security measure.

The iPhone 6 CS Slim Armor Bundle: $34.99

5:52 PM, Dec. 3rd, 2014 · · iPhone

The iPhone 6 CS Slim Armor Bundle: $34.99

If you're active, clumsy, or both, you may need serious protection for your iPhone 6—today's deal will help you with that. It's called the iPhone 6 CS Slim Armor Bundle, and it starts with the  Slim Armor CS hard case (gunmetal color). This case for your iPhone 6 uses a cushion of air for extra shock absorption, and is designed to have a slim footprint. The bundle also has the GLAS.tR SLIM screen protector and the LCD Cleaner Set for keeping it clean. Retail on this package is $85, but you can get it through our deal for $34.99.

How to get Upgrade Pricing for Smile’s PDFpen 2 for iPhone and iPad

11:45 AM, Dec. 3rd, 2014 · · iPhone

PDFpen 2 for the iPhone and iPad is out, and the new version adds support for storing documents on iCloud Drive, adds an iOS 8 interface, and is now a Universal app for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. PDFpen 2 is a PDF editor you can use when you're away from your computer, and the clever people at Smile figured out how to give its customers an upgrade price option even though that isn't something Apple supports through the App Store.

How to Have Santa Siri Turn On Your Christmas Lights

7:25 PM, Dec. 2nd, 2014 · · iPhone

Santa Siri Lights

It's good to have Christmas lights you can control with your phone. It's better to have Santa do it for you. Kelly breaks down how to set up this bit of Christmas magic and wow the family by having Santa at your beck and call.

Lifetime Unlimited Data Backup For Up To 5 Mobile Devices: $10

6:33 PM, Dec. 2nd, 2014 · · iPhone

Lifetime Unlimited Data Backup For Up To 5 Mobile Devices: $10

Today's deal allows you to backup your contacts, photos, videos, calendar events and more on up to five mobile devices. The service is called iDrive, and it provides client-side 256-bit AES encryption with an optional user defined key. Better yet, you can backup from one device and restore to another—and that's a cross-platform feature. Backup from iOS and restore to Android or Windows Phone, and vice versa. Through our deal, this is a $10.

Canaccord Raises AAPL Target on Demand for High-capacity iPhones

10:54 AM, Dec. 2nd, 2014 · · iPhone

Demand for Apple's recently released iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus still high, Canaccord Genuity analyst Michael Walkley is raising his target price for the company's stock from US$120 up to $135. That demand is targeted mostly at the higher capacity 64GB and 128GB models, which he says offer higher profit margins.

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Consumers were clearly ready for bigger screen and higher capacity iPhones, and that demand doesn't seem to be letting up. It's looking like Apple will be able to sell iPhones as fast is it can make them through the holiday buying season.

appLOUD for iPhone Allows Fans to Tip Bands, Post Concert Videos

8:04 PM, Dec. 1st, 2014 · · iPhone

Tip a Band

Have a band and want to monetize your fan base? There's an app for that called appLOUD. The free app allows fans and artists to post concert videos, and tag those videos with a band's Twitter handle and the band's genre hashtag. The app then automatically connects the video to iTunes and concert ticket sales, and it even allows fans to directly tip bands.

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If you like music, download the app. If you appreciate a good performance, pony up. If you know someone with a band, tell them about this.

Unexpected: Why Shopping With Apple Pay Feels so Good

4:10 PM, Dec. 1st, 2014 · · iPhone

The Psychology of ApplePay

There's something interesting going on with the psychology of shopping with Apple Pay. It's not just that it's more secure than swiping a credit card, and it's not just that it's techy cool. John Martellaro explores the phenomenon.

Apple’s Latest iPhone Headache: Crescentgate

11:47 AM, Dec. 1st, 2014 · · iPhone

Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have already been through the media ringer for being too easy to bend, and now there's a new issue to latch onto called Crescentgate. The name stems from the crescent shape that appears when the the front-facing camera shifts in its housing, exposing its edge. Complaints about the issue have been cropping up around the Internet, and we've seen it on one of our iPhones at The Mac Observer, too.

iPhoneography 101: Photo Tip Q&A

10:30 AM, Nov. 29th, 2014 · · iPhone

Q&A

Vern Seward answers some burning iPhoneography questions in this edition of iPhoneography 101: the difference between camera apps; should you use a tripod; and the all-important best way to take a selfie.