Apple Store App Update Adds Apple Pay Support

6:31 PM, Oct. 20th, 2014 ·

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.

China Holds Huge Potential for Apple with First Time iPhone Buyers

5:59 PM, Oct. 20th, 2014 ·

China isn't just a big market for Apple's iPhone, it has huge potential for new customers. According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, half of iPhone 5S buyers in the country were new to the platform, and the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus look to be in a position to drive that percentage up.

Apple Teases Future Plans for Beats

5:16 PM, Oct. 20th, 2014 ·

Apple has plans in store for Beats now that it owns the company, and an announcement is coming about what's in store, but for now CEO Tim Cook isn't saying what we can expect. Mr. Cook shared his little tidbit during the company's fourth fiscal quarter earnings report on Monday afternoon.

How-to Set Up and Add Credit Cards to Apple Pay

4:45 PM, Oct. 20th, 2014 ·

Apple Pay

Apple launched Apple Pay Monday, a service that allows iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owners to conduct credit card transactions through NFC at participating retailers. Apple Pay was included in iOS 8.1, which was released to consumers earlier on Monday, and it's pretty easy to set up—if you know that it's in Passbook, that is. Here's how to get it going.

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

1:19 PM, Oct. 20th, 2014 ·

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.

Spotify Announces Family Plans

11:49 AM, Oct. 20th, 2014 ·

Spotify has announced Spotify Family, a way to add additional Spotify users to a single account and yet keep all the recommendations and playlists completely separate.

How To Get Ready For iOS 8.1 [Update]

9:59 AM, Oct. 20th, 2014 ·

Apple has announced iOS 8.1 will be released Monday, presumably with the usual fixes for security and usability issues. Also part of this release will be Apple Pay, enabling iPhone 6 and 6 Plus owners to wave their phones in stores and pay for things.

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I want to believe Apple is totally going to get this right, but I also didn't think Apple would get it so wrong as to remove the ability to make phone calls from your phone, so for now I'm sticking to my 24 hour rule and waiting to see how others do before upgrading myself.

Dropbox Releases iOS Update 3.5, Includes Touch ID

9:02 AM, Oct. 20th, 2014 ·

Dropbox has released its latest iOS version, which now includes Touch ID as an alternate method of accessing Dropbox data.

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It's good to see Touch ID get more widespread use all the time, so this is a welcome update.