iOS

Apple Confirms Apple Pay to Launch Oct 20

1:08 PM, Oct. 16th, 2014 · · iOS

Apple Pay is officially launching on Monday, October 20. Apple confirmed its mobile payment system for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus during a special media event on Thursday.

Panera Bread Set to Launch Apple Pay Oct 20

9:52 AM, Oct. 16th, 2014 · · iOS

The restaurant chain Panera Bread will reportedly start supporting Apple Pay mobile payments from the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on Monday, October 20. When iOS 8 was released last month, Apple said its new mobile payment system would go live some time in October, and it's looking more and more like we'll get an official launch date during today's special media event.

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Interest in the iPhone 6's Apple Pay feature seems pretty high. Maybe Apple will be the catalyst that gets mobile payments off the ground in the United States.

iOS 8: Setting Messages to Expire

8:42 AM, Oct. 16th, 2014 · · iOS

Even though iOS 8's new features for sending quick audio or video messages are pretty cool, those of us with smaller capacity devices may not want to save every bit of every conversation we have. For today's Quick Tip, we'll discuss adjusting your settings so that you control how often your text, audio, and video messages get deleted.

Apple Reportedly Plans to Pull Fitbit from Apple Stores

7:31 PM, Oct. 15th, 2014 · · iOS

Fitbit

Apple is reportedly planning to pull Fitbit's fitness trackers from its fleet of retail stores. Citing unnamed sources, Re/code reported that could begin pulling the devices soon.

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Fitbit is the leader in the fitness space, and the company has a commanding market share in devices. It's pretty clear that Apple's HealthKit is going to reset the bar for success in this space, and Fitbit will lose its hard-won share if it doesn't jump on Apple's late-to-the-party bandwagon.

Apple Leaks iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 in iBooks User Guide

2:49 PM, Oct. 15th, 2014 · · iOS

iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3

Another day, another leak in the Apple world, only this one was leaked by Apple itself. In screenshots posted for the iPad User Guide For iOS 8 in the iBooks Store Apple posted details of the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3, neither of which have been announced. In that the source has the ultimate insider knowledge of Apple's goings on, it seems a sure bet that both devices will be announced during the October 16th media event.

Apple Publishes iOS Security Guide with Apple Pay Details

3:15 PM, Oct. 13th, 2014 · · iOS

Apple has published a 48 page PDF entitled "iOS Security," dated October 2014. Not only does it have a broad overview of iOS security in general, but it was also recently updated to include details of the Apple Pay technology and transaction security.

Walgreens Memo Claims Saturday Apple Pay Launch

2:22 PM, Oct. 13th, 2014 · · iOS

iOS 8's mobile payment system Apple Pay could get its official launch on October 18, only two days after a media event where Apple is expected to introduce new iPad models. The hint at the potential launch date comes from an internal Walgreens memo pointing out the weekend start.

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Apple said Apple Pay would be coming in October, so it's just a matter of waiting for the official launch announcement. With a media event happening this Thursday, it's possible we're only days away from the rollout.

Withing’s Health Mate Adds HealthKit Support

8:50 AM, Oct. 10th, 2014 · · iOS

Withings just updated its Health Mate app for the iPhone with support for iOS 8's HealthKit, so now you can load up Apple's Health app with data from your Pulse, Smart Scale, Aura, and more. Health Mate was already a great app for tracking your health and fitness activities, and now it's even more useful. Check out our growing list of HealthKit-compatible apps.

The World’s Largest iOS 8 + Swift eLearning Bootcamp: $99

4:54 PM, Oct. 9th, 2014 · · iOS

The World's Largest iOS 8 + Swift eLearning Bootcamp: $99

We have a new developer training bundle for you today called The World's Largest iOS 8 + Swift eLearning Bootcamp. It's designed to give you in-depth training on iOS 8, Swift and Xcode 6. Over the course of 24 courses with 80 hours of content, you'll be guided through building 70 different working apps. This collection of courses retails for $2,956, but through our deal, it's yours for $99. If you want to learn how to make iOS apps, this is a good place to start.