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VocalIQ is Apple’s Key to Keeping Siri Relevant

9:24 AM, May. 31st, 2016 · · iObserver

VocalIQ could boost Siri to Star Trek-like computer interaction

Google, Amazon, and Microsoft are getting closer to the goal of complex natural spoken language interaction with computers while Apple's Siri seems to be lagging behind. But Apple may be in a position to leapfrog its competitors thanks to last year's VocalIQ purchase. That's assuming Apple can pull this off without without invading our privacy to mine personal data.

iPhone SE: Is Less the New More?

11:50 AM, May. 27th, 2016 · · iObserver

iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone SE

Apple introduced the iPhone SE earlier this year and Dr. Mac's been testing one. While it looks like an iPhone 5 or 5s from the outside, inside are thoroughly modern guts based on the iPhone 6s. 

Thinking Differently about Apple Spending Billions to Buy a Big Media Company

6:18 PM, May. 26th, 2016 · · iObserver

The Apple TV Crystal Ball

Apple is reportedly planning to ramp up spending on original content to "several hundred million dollars a year," according to an unnamed source cited by The Financial Times of London. The story was based in part around a supposed meeting where Apple senior vice president Eddy Cue pitched the idea of Apple buying Time Warner, but the takeaway should be that Apple is seriously committed to streaming content.

iCloud: Restoring Bookmarks from Backup

9:15 AM, May. 26th, 2016 · · iObserver

Restore Safari bookmarks from iCloud

Today's Quick Tip is about how to restore missing or deleted iCloud bookmarks using your browser. So if you find that you accidentally removed a whole bunch of stuff you need, you can easily get it all back as long as you're using Apple's storage and syncing service!

iOS Coding Mastery Bundle: $39

4:37 PM, May. 25th, 2016 · · iObserver

iOS Coding Mastery Bundle Promo Image

We have a new developer training bundle for you called iOS Coding Mastery Bundle. It has seven courses from Bitfountain that cover iOS 9, design, layout, Core Data, Swift, the App Store, and a course that walks you through creating an app. It has hundreds of lessons and more than 104 hours of content. You can get this package through us for $39.

How Apple Got Ready For an iPhone With an OLED Display

5:30 PM, May. 24th, 2016 · · iObserver

Apple, OLEDs and Future iPhones

It took some time. Apple wasn't always happy with the technology of OLED displays. Now, Apple has had the advantage of learning how to put an OLED display into production in the Apple Watch.  That technology won't be far behind in the future iPhones.

iOS: Saving Images Out of Messages Conversations

9:10 AM, May. 19th, 2016 · · iObserver

Save images from Messages on iOS

If you want to find a file or a picture that someone sent you in Messages under iOS, there's no need to scroll and scroll. You can access all of the attachments sent within a conversation in one place, and it's easy as pie! The details are here in this Quick Tip.