New Apple Web Tool Lets You Deregister Phone Number From iMessage

Deregister iMessage

There have been no shortage of iMessage horror stories from folks who migrated to something other than an iPhone. This comes on the heels of widespread compliants and a class-action lawsuit. Earlier this year, Apple promised that a software fix was in the works. Noticed by a user on Reddit (via The Verge), Apple has published an online tool to dergister iMessage. … [Read more...]

How to setup and use iCloud Drive on iOS, Mac and PC

How to setup and use iCloud Drive

When you transition to iOS 8, Apple offers you the option to migrate to iCloud Drive. This effectively replaces Documents and Data , which on previous iterations of iOS, allowed for syncing of files using iCloud. So if you used a text editor like the wonderful Byword, the resulting files or changes could sync between your Mac, iPhone and iPad. There are some developers who don't yet support Cloud Drive. Prior to making the jump to Cloud Drive, you might want to take inventory of which apps are syncing through iCloud. It's an incredibly powerful feature and remains so, despite limited storage and pricing that still falls short of the competition. Here's how to setup iCloud Drive on iOS 8, Mac and PC. … [Read more...]

Apps of the Week, EllenTube, Woah Dave! and more

EllenTube

It's time to wake up from that candy coma and see what's happening in the App Store. So put down the KitKats and pick up your iPhone. This week, we run like a knitted sack, enjoy some feel good videos, play some gnarly retro games and find ourself surrounded by zombies. It's time for the everythingiCafe apps of the week for November 3rd, 2014. Ellentube If you are a fan of the daytime show, you'll love the new app from comedian and daytime host Ellen. Dubbed ellentube, this app provides you with access to only the best, funniest and cutest clips from the show. As a bonus for you cat people (and I count myself among them), the app has plenty of cat videos. If you have a unique talent, the app makes it easy to share it with … [Read more...]

The Apple Pay off and why some retailers are betting on the wrong horse

CurrentC

A collection of retailers including Rite-Aid and CVS have decided to disable NFC at their payment terminals. As a result, they have disabled Apple Pay functionality, along with Google Wallet (which also allows payments through NFC) as a beneficiary of the decision. They are part of Merchant Customer Exchange, who are working on their own payment system that uses CurrentC, an app currently available in the App Store. If you want to actually use it, you'll need to wait for an invitation. That hasn't prevented it from getting review torched by disenfranchised Apple enthusiasts, unhappy with the Apple Pay being turned off. The list of merchants supporting CurrentC is actually quite extensive with well known retailers like Walmart, Best Buy, … [Read more...]

Apps of the Week, Pixelmator, Inbox, Toca Boo and more!

Apps of the week

The clocks fall back this week, so that gives us an extra hour to enjoy all of the great new apps lining the shelves of the App Store. This week, we get our scare on, learn the origin of Deathbat, find new ways to organize our inbox, and bring serious image editing tools to our iPads. It's time for the everythingiCafe apps of the week for October 25th, 2014. … [Read more...]

What to do if your Apple ID account was disabled and how to prevent it

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If I were to ask you what was the center of your Apple universe, you'd probably say it's your iPhone, iPad or maybe even your Mac. While all of those play a key role in your happiness, your Apple ID is what makes everything work in unison. In most cases, your Apple ID is used for iCloud, iTunes Store purchases and often it's also your primary email account. When you are logged into the various services, everything just works and it's part of lure of using Apple products. It can also create a 'set and forget' mindset. When you get a new iPhone, iPad or Mac, it's not uncommon to misplace or forget your Apple ID password. It sets in motion a series of events that result in being locked out of your account for hours, if not days. If your … [Read more...]

10 Awesome Apps With Notification Center Widgets for iOS 8

Big Event

One of the nifty features, is the ability to use custom widgets in iOS 8. We haven't yet reached the point where you can place widgets on your home screen. Honestly, I don't see that happening anytime soon on iOS. For now, widgets call the Today notification view, home. From anywhere on your iPhone or iPad, pulling down the notification tab will reveal your today information, followed by widgets you've added. By having these occupy your Today notification panel, it means quick access from the lock screen, which adds the utility of these apps. The functionality of the Today panel becomes infinitely more useful. That's a big thing, because for some folks, I'm sure the Today view had become an afterthought. We've put together a list of the … [Read more...]

U.S Banks Currently Supporting Apple Pay

Apple Pay passbook cards

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...]