Eek! How Did I Ever Live With an iPhone 5s?

5:50 PM, Oct. 17th, 2014 · · iPhone

It didn't take long. Right after John Martellaro reviewed the Amazon Fire Phone, he knew that the 4.7-inch smartphone size would be perfect. So he bought an iPhone 6. Then, handling a hand-me-down iPhone 5s confirmed the diagnosis:  How did he ever use such a small iPhone?

iOS 8.1 Available for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch Oct 20

1:45 PM, Oct. 16th, 2014 · · iPhone

Apple will roll out iOS 8.1 for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch on Monday, October 20. The timing fits with the launch of Apple Pay, which needs the update so iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users can make mobile payments at participating retailers.

Apple Confirms Apple Pay to Launch Oct 20

1:08 PM, Oct. 16th, 2014 · · iPhone

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 · · iPhone

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 · · iPhone

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 · · iPhone

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’s Silicone Case for iPhone 6/6 Plus: Good Looks, Modest Protection

3:30 PM, Oct. 15th, 2014 · · iPhone

Apple iPhone 6 case review

Any case produced by Apple itself has to survive a fair amount of scrutiny. After all Apple makes the device the case is protecting. It has to work well in every way, from the out of box experience, to putting it on the device, to protecting the device it covers. Not surprisingly, Apple's iPhone 6 Silicone Case does stand up to scrutiny, assuming you're looking for a case that doesn't claim to take extreme punishment.

Seidio DILEX Pro Case for iPhone 6: Solid Protection, Great Grip

4:10 PM, Oct. 14th, 2014 · · iPhone

Seidio's DILEX Pro case is an integrated two piece case for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. One of its features is a built-in metal kickstand. It can be purchased alone or bundled with a very nice plastic clip-in belt holster. Notable is the soft texture back and a great grip and feel.