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iOS 8 Now on 52% of All Active Devices

Posted on 29/10/2014 by Chris Hauk

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After five and a half weeks of availability, Apple’s iOS 8 mobile operating system is now on 52% of all active iOS devices. Those numbers come from Apple’s own App Store support page for developers.

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App of the Week: Rooms – Forums Get a Modern Makeover

Posted on 25/10/2014 by Ian Fuchs

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Before the invention of Twitter, Youtube, and Facebook, there were various forums that allowed users to post questions or comments on a topic, and others could respond. Now, the team behind Facebook’s app is attempting to rejuvenate the world of topic-focused forums with “Rooms!”

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New Video Demos Using Apple Pay at McDonald’s

Posted on 20/10/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Apple’s iOS 8.1 update earlier today enabled Apple’s electronic payments service, Apple Pay, on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets. A new video shows an iPhone 6 user paying for his lunch at McDonald’s via Apple Pay.

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Apple Releases iOS 8.1 Update – Apple Pay, Camera Roll, SMS Relay, and More

Posted on 20/10/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Apple has released iOS 8.1. The update offers significant features updates to users of Apple’s popular iOS devices, including the activation of Apple Pay, iOS 8/Yosemite Continuity features such as SMS Relay and Instant Hotspot, plus access to iCloud Photo Library, the return of Camera Roll to the Photos app, bug fixes, and more.

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Apple Expects Slow Retail Adoption of Apple Pay

Posted on 20/10/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Today is the day Apple Pay debuts in the marketplace, and SVP Eddy Cue tells The Wall Street Journal that the company expects a slow adoption of the service by retail stores, and also expects to see in-app purchases making up most of the transactions in the early going.

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Apple iPad Event – Live Blog

Posted on 16/10/2014 by Chris Hauk

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This is where we’ll do a live summary of today’s Apple event. So come back at 1PM Eastern, 10AM Pacific time for a live summary of what Apple shows off on their big day!

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Ladies and Gentlemen – The iOS Autocomplete Song

Posted on 14/10/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Most of us have likely had fun with the autocomplete function in iOS 8. Some of the words suggested can be quite comical. Now, Jonathan Mann, he of the “2000 Songs in 2000 Days,” has written Song #2110 in his prolific series, entitled: “The iOS Autocomplete Song.”

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