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Topic: iOS

Apple Pay is online, too: Apple Store, others apps accept Touch ID for authorizing purchases

10/20/2014, 03:10 pm

The official Apple Store application was updated on Monday with support for one-touch checkout using Apple Pay and Touch ID, marking the start of the online purchasing capabilities of Apple's new digital wallet service.

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How to set up Apple Pay on an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus running iOS 8.1, and where you can use it right now

10/20/2014, 02:10 pm

With Monday's launch of iOS 8.1, users can now begin adding their compatible credit cards to Passbook and start using their iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus to pay at participating retail outlets. AppleInsider offers you a look at how to set up Apple Pay and where you can head out to use it.

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Apple releases iOS 8.1 with Apple Pay support for iPhone 6 & 6 Plus, SMS relay, iCloud Photo Library

10/20/2014, 01:10 pm

Right on schedule, Apple on Monday released iOS 8.1, bringing the new Apple Pay e-wallet functionality to iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users. In addition, the update includes the new beta iCloud Photo Library, SMS relay and Instant Hotspot when paired with a Mac or iPad, and the return of the Camera Roll in the Photos app.

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Dropbox update adds support for Touch ID login, larger iPhone 6 & 6 Plus screens

10/20/2014, 11:10 am

Popular cloud storage service Dropbox on Monday updated its official iOS application with support for Touch ID secure logins, as well as native compatibility with the larger displays of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

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How Apple Pay is designed to avoid the pitfalls of traditional payment systems

10/20/2014, 05:10 am

Apple has made security a tentpole of its marketing strategy for Apple Pay, the company's new mobile payment system, which rolls out across the U.S. on Monday. AppleInsider took a look at how Apple Pay's design makes it better for consumers.

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Yosemite updaters will need to wait for Monday's iOS 8.1 launch for SMS relay & Instant Hotspot

10/17/2014, 08:10 am

Users who have updated to Apple's newly launched OS X Yosemite Mac operating system won't be able to use the highly anticipated SMS relay or Instant Hotspot features for a few more days, as support can be found in the forthcoming iOS 8.1 update for iPhone.

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Apple adds PetSmart, Office Depot, others to growing list of retailers who've pledged support for ApplePay

10/16/2014, 04:10 pm

With Apple's announcement that its NFC-based Apple Pay service will launch in the U.S. on Monday, Oct. 20, AppleInsider has rounded up a list of establishments at which consumers will be able to test out the new mobile payment platform.

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CBS All Access offers on-demand & live streaming content for $5.99 per month

10/16/2014, 10:10 am

CBS, the largest broadcast network in the U.S., announced on Thursday that it has joined in the "over-the-top" trend by offering a subscription service that will give viewers access to current and legacy content, as well as live streaming of local CBS stations in 14 major markets.

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Reddit buys unofficial iOS client Alien Blue, offers 'Pro' features free for limited time

10/15/2014, 08:10 pm

Popular iOS reddit client app Alien Blue was acquired by reddit itself for an undisclosed sum on Wednesday, with the software now positioned as the online community's official reader.

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Yves Behar's iPhone-controlled August Smart Lock arrives in Apple Stores

10/14/2014, 01:10 pm

The August Smart Lock, created by famed designer Yves Béhar, is now available at retail through a partnership with Apple, which is selling the HomeKit-connected device at all of its locations across the U.S.

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'Final' will allow iPhone users to easily create a new credit card number for each retailer

10/09/2014, 10:10 am

Focused on security and convenience, the newly announced "Final" creates a unique credit card number for each retailer a customer does business with, and allows users to easily generate a new number using either their iPhone or a traditional, physical card.

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Google adds iOS News & Weather app, SwiftKey boosts performance, PDF Expert 5 supports iPhone 6

10/08/2014, 02:10 pm

Google has added to its extensive collection of iOS apps with a new News & Weather offering, while third-party keyboard maker SwiftKey addressed performance issues in a new release and PDF Expert 5 added support for the iPhone 6 series and iOS 8.

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More evidence of Apple Pay surfaces in latest iOS 8.1 beta release [u]

10/07/2014, 10:10 pm

An Apple Pay setup screen discovered in the latest iOS 8.1 beta 2 suggests Apple's next iOS update will in fact debut alongside the company's much-anticipated mobile payments system, which uses NFC connectivity to conduct secure transactions via iPhone 6 and 6 Plus handsets.

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AAA says Apple's Siri causes potentially dangerous driver distractions

10/07/2014, 05:10 pm

According to a new study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, hands- and eyes-free infotainment and smartphone control systems can be dangerously distracting to drivers. And Apple's iOS 7 version of Siri ranks among the worst.

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Square Cash adds location awareness, Amazon Instant Video gets UI enhancements

10/07/2014, 02:10 pm

Users of popular money-sending service Square Cash can now use their iPhone's location services to quickly locate nearby recipients, while fans of Amazon Instant Video will find a number of new user interface enhancements designed to make viewing better.

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Apple issues second beta of iOS 8.1, new Xcode & Apple TV builds to developers

10/07/2014, 01:10 pm

The second beta of iOS 8.1 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch was supplied to developers on Tuesday, as Apple prepares for an anticipated public launch, presumably with Apple Pay, later this month.

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Plastc unveils new iOS-connected payment card with e-ink touchscreen

10/07/2014, 11:10 am

Silicon Valley startup Plastc on Tuesday unveiled a new, iOS-connected smart payment card with a number of innovative features -- including built-in, programmable NFC and RFID -- less than a month before Apple is expected to unleash Apple Pay, its own bid to eliminate the plastic in consumers' wallets.

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Apple says iOS 8 on 47% of devices as adoption rate slows, tied with iOS 7 distribution

10/06/2014, 09:10 pm

In an update to its developer portal on Monday, Apple revealed 47 percent of iOS devices tracked through the App Store are running the latest iOS 8, a change of only one percent over the past two weeks.

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Google updates Gmail for iOS with support for iPhone 6 & 6 Plus displays

10/06/2014, 04:10 pm

Google on Monday issued an update to its popular Gmail client for iOS, bringing compatibility for the Retina HD displays found in Apple's latest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets.

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NYT Now free for a week, 1Password updates for iPhone 6, Angry Birds Star Wars II gains content

10/06/2014, 03:10 pm

A trio of interesting updates hit the App Store recently as the New York Times announced on Monday that it will makes content in its popular NYT Now app available for free this week, 1Password gained native support for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and Angry Birds Star Wars II was on the receiving end of a major content update.

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