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

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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...]

iOS 7 Adoption Rate Hits 90 Percent

iOS 7 adoption rate

When Apple released iOS 7 last year, it was the biggest change to iOS since the original iPhone. A recent update to Apple's developer portal shares information on just how many iOS users have updated to Apple's reimagined operating system. Using access to the App Store to gather metrics on iOS version usage, Apple extrapolates some impressive numbers. For the week ending July 13th, 2014, 90% of devices are using iOS 7. … [Read more...]

Apple Releases iOS 8 Beta 3 To Developers

Apple has released the third beta update for the upcoming iOS 8 release scheduled for this fall. iOS 8 beta 3 showed up today as an OTA (over the air) update. Developers who are currently working with this release can update provided they have 3.4GB of free storage. The update includes the requisite bug fixes and improvements. As we find changes, we'll update this post accordingly.Developers should also find access to the latest beta releases in the Apple Development portal. Those wishing to discuss the latest release can do so in our iOS 8 forums. … [Read more...]

Why Managing Mail in iOS 8 Is Faster, More Efficient

Mail in iOS 8

When Apple releases a major software update, as they do yearly, new functionality often extends to the stock applications. The core applications that ship with each and every iOS device play a key role in how we use our iPhones and iPads, so changes to these apps is big news. Last year brought significant changes, due to the transition to iOS 7 that demanded cosmetic changes in keeping with the new design aesthetic. To be fair, some apps lost functionality, which hindered folks hoping for a happy transition to iOS 7. With iOS 7 now in the rear view mirror, Apple seems poised to tackle stock apps, improving up their functionality. Messages will see new features that rival Snapchat and WhatsApp. Also on the agenda for iOS 8 will be … [Read more...]