Report: Apple Pay is Disrupting and Transforming Mobile Payments

2 hours, 4 minutes ago · · Product News

ITG report on Apple Pay

"Apple Pay has the ability to significantly transform the mobile payment space." That's the conclusion of an ITG Investment Report published on December 19. A major finding is that Apple Pay has been responsible for one percent of all digital payment dollars. This is a "strong showing" given that Apple customers must have the latest iPhones and the limited list of merchants. John Martellaro summarizes the report.

Workflow: It’s Like Automator for your iPhone and iPad

7:10 PM, Dec. 11th, 2014 · · Product News

Automating tasks on your Mac has been relatively easy thanks to Automator and AppleScript, but has little more than a fantasy on the iPhone and iPad—until now, that is. Workflow from DeskConnect lets you build your own automated workflows on your iOS device to handle all kinds of tasks, and you can even save your workflows so they appear along side other apps on your Home screen.

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There are a few beyond-cool utility apps for iOS: TextExpander touch, 1Password, Fantastical, Transmit, and now Workflow. Considering Apple's hot-and-cold track record with highly useful utility apps, you should grab Workflow right away just in case the company decides it shouldn't be on the App Store.

Bushel Launching Mac/iOS Device Management - Get Your Invite Here

5:50 PM, Dec. 8th, 2014 · · Product News

Smaller organizations may not have dedicated IT staff for mobile deployment, or the bandwidth to take on such a project. JAMF is fixing to resolve that for smaller organizations with a new product called Bushel. Find out more about this invite-only pilot program, and get your own invitation.

appLOUD for iPhone Allows Fans to Tip Bands, Post Concert Videos

8:04 PM, Dec. 1st, 2014 · · Product News

Tip a Band

Have a band and want to monetize your fan base? There's an app for that called appLOUD. The free app allows fans and artists to post concert videos, and tag those videos with a band's Twitter handle and the band's genre hashtag. The app then automatically connects the video to iTunes and concert ticket sales, and it even allows fans to directly tip bands.

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If you like music, download the app. If you appreciate a good performance, pony up. If you know someone with a band, tell them about this.

Apple Black Friday Deals Include Gift Cards for Macs, iPhones, More

1:18 PM, Nov. 28th, 2014 · · Product News

Apple's Black Friday deals are out, and this year the iPhone, iPad and Mac maker is sticking with gift cards as incentives to buy — a plan the company first used last year. This year, however, those gift card incentives are limited Apple's own products, including Beats headphones.

Adobe Lightroom Adds Aperture, iPhoto Import Support

10:53 AM, Nov. 19th, 2014 · · Product News

Adobe is making it easier for Aperture users to transition into Lightroom with its just released version 5.7 update. That's good news for Aperture users since Apple is killing off the product next year when it releases an OS X Yosemite version of Photos.