Apple Releases iOS 8.2 Beta 2 To Developers

Apple today has pushed an over-the-air update to iOS 8.2. Beta 2 of the release has started to propagate to developers running iOS 8.2. The release is now available on Apple's Developer portal. The update is 67.3MB in total. Apple lists the release as containing bug fixes and improvements. The big news with iOS 8.2 is the introduction of support for the forthcoming Apple Watch. Developers have been given access to WatchKit, which allows for testing of Watch apps. The Apple Watch is expected in early 2015, though Apple has yet to provide any details as to a specific release date. You can discuss the latest iOS releases, including today's beta, in our forums. … [Read more...]

Apple Releases iOS 8.2 Beta With WatchKit

WatchKit

Apple isn't wasting any time. Yesterday we saw the public release of iOS 8.1.1. Today they announced the immediate availability of iOS 8.2 beta, available to developers. The new SDK, alongside Xcode 6, comes with WatchKit. This will provide developers with the necessary tools to begin creating apps for Apple Watch. In addition the necessary tools, Apple has a video to help guide developers to the opportunities and architecture of watch app design. Watch apps are delivered as part of an existing iOS app, acting as a component of the app. Beyond support for Apple Watch, we've yet to hear if there is anything new in iOS 8.2. One word of advice. Those updating to iOS 8.2 beta cannot be restored to an earlier version of iOS. … [Read more...]

Apple’s iOS 8.1.1 Update Has Been Released

Apple has released iOS 8.1.1 update. In what is an extremely light changelog, Apple lists the 64.1MB update as including bug fixes and increased stability. It will also offer performance enhancements for the the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S. Let's hope this fixes some of the issues plaguing Safari users and forums. The update is available for download and install OTA, provided you have a WiFi connection. If you have storage issues which prevent you from downloading and updating, you can update by connecting your iPhone or iPad to iTunes. Here's a helpful guide on how to upgrade to iOS 8 if you are experiencing storage issues. You can discuss the release in the iOS 8.1.1 thread in our forums. … [Read more...]

U.S Banks Currently Supporting Apple Pay

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Earlier today, Apple released iOS 8.1, a major update that introduced support for Apple Pay, the new feature that allows iPhone 6/6 Plus owners pay for goods and services with their iPhones. The new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 will also let you make Apple Pay purchases, but those are restricted to online purchases only. The process requires adding a bank credit or debit card to Passbook and Apple Pay. Here's the current list of supported Apple Pay banks. American Express: Personal credit cards, co-branded cards, small business credit cards, pre-paid cards Bank of America: Personal credit cards, personal debit cards, co-branded cards, small business debit cards Capital One: Personal credit cards, personal debit cards, small … [Read more...]

iOS 8.1 Released, Adds Support for Apple Pay, iCloud Photo Library

Apple Pay

Apple has released iOS 8.1, available as an OTA update or using iTunes. The update adds a few major features, with the most notable being Apple Pay. Touted as a replacement for your credit cards, Apple Pay allows iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owners in the U.S. to make purchases using their phones, provided they have entered their credit card. As one of the primary features of the newest iPhones, you can certainly understand why Apple has pushed out iOS 8.1 so quickly. Apple Pay was just one of countless changes in this latest release. … [Read more...]

Apple Releases iOS 8.0.2 With Fix For Cell Service, Touch ID

Apple today released iOS 8.0.2. The update is rolling out now. You can download using either iTunes or over-the-air (OTA). The update for those updating OTA requires 1.6GB of free space, despite the paltry 61MB update. This update comes on the heels of a botched rollout of iOS 8.0.1 that rendered phones without cell service and also disabled Touch ID. Fixes a bug so HealthKit apps can now be made available on the App Store Addresses an issue where 3rd party keyboards could become deselected when a user enters their passcode Fixes an issue that prevented some apps from accessing photos from the Photo Library Improves the reliability of the Reachability feature on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Fixes an issue that could cause … [Read more...]

Apple iOS 8.0.1 Released, Breaks Cell Service, Touch ID

Apple today released iOS 8.0.1. The update is rolling out now. You can download using either iTunes or over-the-air (OTA). The update for those updating OTA requires 1.6GB of free space, despite the paltry 61MB update. UPDATE: There are numerous reports on Twitter and social media that iOS 8.0.1 causing a number of problems. Users are reporting they have no cell service after the update. It also appears to be breaking Touch ID in some cases. If you haven't updated yet, I'd advise holding off. Fixes a bug so HealthKit apps can now be made available on the App Store Addresses an issue where 3rd party keyboards could become deselected when a user enters their passcode Fixes an issue that prevented some apps from accessing photos … [Read more...]

iOS 8 Will Be Available Free On September 17th, GM Available Today

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Beyond the excitement of new product introductions that included the pair of iPhone 6 models, it was also an opportunity to discuss the release of iOS 8. On next Wednesday, September 17th, Apple will release iOS 8. It will be available as a free update for those with compatible devices. Developers can grab the iOS 8 GM seed today from Apple's developer portal. … [Read more...]

Apple Releases iOS 8 Beta 4 To Developers

iOS 8 beta 4

Apple today released the fourth installment of the iOS 8 beta. Developers can download iOS 8 beta 4 from the developer portal. For those who have previously installed iOS 8, an over-the-air option is available. The update is 300MB, yet requires 3GB free on either your iPhone or iPad. For continuing discussion on all things having to do with the new release, please stop by and take part in our iOS 8 discussion forums.   Source: Apple … [Read more...]