4 Great iOS Apps to Help Monitor New Horizons & Pluto News

2:30 PM, Jul. 15th, 2015 · · iPhone

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has flown by Pluto and its moons and sent back preliminary images. However, the best is yet to come as even higher resolution data and images will be radioed back to Earth. Here are four great iOS apps to help you keep up with the news.

Titan MFi-Certified Lightning Cable: $24.99

1:46 PM, Jul. 13th, 2015 · · iPhone

Titan MFi-Certified Lightning Cable

Ever lose a Lightning cable to a pet or some other other mishap? Check out our deal on the Titan MFi-Certified Lightning Cable. This beast is wrapped twice in industrial-grade, flexible steel, and it packs permanently-sealed USB and Lightning connectors. It also has one-piece housing fused directly over the cable to keep the connectors in place, and it's backed by a limited lifetime warranty. Pretty cool, right? Through our deal, you can get it for $24.99.

Free iOS Game Developer Course

3:55 PM, Jul. 10th, 2015 · · iPhone

Game on iPad

We have a great deal for would-be developers, an 8 week game development course. And it's free. With this course you will learn Objective-C, Xcode, and SpriteBuilder by cloning Flappy Bird, Game of Life, and Angry Birds. You will also create and finish your own iPhone game using 17,000 free art assets. And the whole thing is free through us. Check out the details on the deal page.

5 Must Have iPhone Apps for San Diego Comic Con

10:36 AM, Jul. 10th, 2015 · · iPhone

San Diego Comic Con on the iPhone 6

Staying on top of everything at San Diego Comic Con can be overwhelming, so The Mac Observer put together our list of must-have iPhone and iPad apps to get you through the week. Read on to see which apps will make your Comic Con experience easier and more fun.

iCracked iPhone 6 DIY Screen Repair Kit (White): $114.99

4:49 PM, Jul. 9th, 2015 · · iPhone

Check out this do-it-yourself white iPhone 6 screen repair kit from iCracked. It has the tools, materials, and instructions needed to replace a broken screen. It retails for $180, but through our deal you can get it for $114.99. Please note that replacing your own screen is likely to void your iPhone's warranty. Proceed with caution and vheck out the deal listing for details.

Apple Seeds 3rd Developer Release for iOS 9, El Capitan, watch OS 2

3:22 PM, Jul. 8th, 2015 · · iPhone

4 x 4 Grid in Folders on iPad for iOS 9 Beta 3

Apple on Wednesday seeded the third developer releases of iOS 9 (build 13A4293f), OS X 10.12 El Capitan (build 15A216g), and watch OS 2 (build 13S5293e). The new releases include a new two-factor authentication system for iOS 9 and El Capitan, the News app and Apple Music in iOS 9. Release notes for this watch OS 2 version have not been published.

Siri Couldn’t Find The Beatles (But Now She Can)

9:25 AM, Jul. 8th, 2015 · · iPhone

Siri can't find any of the 400+ Beatles songs in Dr. Mac's library. What's up with that?

Dr. Mac encountered his first (and so far, only) problem with Apple Music last week. He asks Siri to play music by The Beatles all the time and she used to respond by playing one of the 467 Beatles tunes in his iTunes library. After updating to iOS 8.4, Siri said the strangest thing when he asked for Beatles music: “Sorry, I can’t find that.” No matter what he tried, Siri insisted she couldn’t find the Beatles, even though he could clearly see 467 Beatles songs in his library. It took days but he did ultimately find a solution that worked for him...  

3 Free iPhone Apps for Tracking the International Space Station

3:20 PM, Jul. 6th, 2015 · · iPhone

Track the International Space Station from your iPhone with these apps

Knowing exactly where the International Space Station is can be really important if you need to, say, successfully get supplies to the astronauts on board. It's also cool, too, if you just want to know when to see the ISS flying overhead. The Mac Observer rounded up a few iPhone apps to help you know exactly when it'll be in your part of the sky.

3 Great iPhone Cables for Travel

2:01 PM, Jul. 2nd, 2015 · · iPhone

A pile of cables tangled together.

As the (US) holiday weekend kicks off, lots of people are going on trips and taking their devices and might need a better cable than the one that came with their iPhone or iPad. Kelly has a roundup of tips for cable upgrades for summer.

How to Disable Apple Music Auto Renewal

11:07 AM, Jul. 1st, 2015 · · iPhone

How to disable Apple Music auto renewal on your iPhone

Apple Music comes with a three month free trial, and after that a US$9.99 a month fee kicks in. If you aren't sure Apple's new streaming music service is for you and don't want to forget to disable automatic payments, read on to find out what to do.