Fitbit Goes after Fitness Smartwatches with Surge

10:34 AM, Oct. 27th, 2014 · · Product News

Fitbit is stepping up its game and moving into the smartwatch market with its just announced Fitbit Surge. The watch, due to ship in early 2015, packs in the usual fitness tracking features along with a heart rate monitor, GPS, call and text notifications, and more into what Fitbit is calling a Fitness Super Watch.

The Mac Observer Spin The Mac Observer Spin is how we show you what our authors think about a news story at quick glance. Read More →

Fitbit's Surge looks like a brilliant balance between fitness tracking and basic smartwatch features with a great battery life, too. Unless the company decides to start supporting Apple's HealthKit platform, however, it may be a hard sell to iPhone owners.

Pixelmator for iPad Hits Apple’s App Store

11:03 AM, Oct. 23rd, 2014 · · Product News

Pixelmator for the iPad, first shown off during Apple's iPad Air 2 launch event earlier this month, hit the App Store Thursday morning. The image and photo editor has been available on the Mac for some time, but until now hasn't been an option on the iPad.

The Mac Observer Spin The Mac Observer Spin is how we show you what our authors think about a news story at quick glance. Read More →

Pixelmator has the potential to out-Photoshop Photoshop on the iPad. That's pretty big.

Apple Store App Update Adds Apple Pay Support

6:31 PM, Oct. 20th, 2014 · · Product News

Along with the release of iOS 8.1, Apple released Apple Store 8.1 for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch on Monday. The update for the Apple retail store assistant app added support for Apple Pay, which was enabled in iOS 8.1.

Apple Releases iOS 8.1 With Apple Pay, iCloud Photo Library, Camera Roll, More

1:19 PM, Oct. 20th, 2014 · · Product News

iOS 8

Apple released iOS 8.1 Monday afternoon. The update includes the launch of Apple Pay for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in the U.S., the return of the Camera Roll in Photos, the launch of iCloud Photo Library "as a beta service," the ability for Messages users to send SMS and MMS text messages from their Macs and iPads, and several bug fixes.

Apple Introduces iMac with 5K Retina Display

2:31 PM, Oct. 16th, 2014 · · Product News

Apple unveiled a new iMac model on Thursday with a 27-inch 5K Retina Display. Phil Schiller, vice president of worldwide marketing, said the new iMac's display is unlike any other for desktop computers, and even called it the "world's highest resolution display."