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Pixelmator for iPad

October 23, 2014


Pixelmator for iPad is now available at the App Store for $4.99 (US) and requires iOS 8.0 or later.

Pixelmator for iPad Create Image

Welcome to Pixelmator for iPad

Inbox by Gmail

October 22, 2014


Inbox by Gmail:

Inbox by Gmail requires an invite. Email to request one.

Your email inbox should help you live and work better, but instead it often buries the important stuff and creates more stress than it relieves. Inbox, built by the Gmail team, keeps things organized and helps you get back to what matters.

  • BUNDLES – Similar messages are bundled together so you can deal with them all at once. And get rid of them with one tap.
  • HIGHLIGHTS – Get the most important information without even opening the message. Check-in for flights, see shipping information for purchases, and view photos from friends right up front.
  • REMINDERS: More than mail, you can add Reminders so your inbox contains all the things you need to get back to.
  • SNOOZE: Snooze emails and Reminders to come back when you are ready to deal with them: next week, when you get home, or whenever you choose.
  • SEARCH: Inbox helps you find exactly what you’re looking for— from your upcoming flight to a friend’s address— without having to dig through messages.
  • WORKS WITH GMAIL: Inbox is built by the Gmail team, so all your messages from Gmail are here, along with the reliability and spam protection of Gmail. All of your messages are still in Gmail and always will be.

Inbox by Gmail is available for Android and iOS.

Yes, it is working with Gmail only and currently requires an invite.

Requesting Invitation for Google Inbox

I am really intrigued by Google’s attempt to redefine what email is. At the same time I am curious what Google get from out of this. I use Google Apps for my email services and Google Domains for my personal domain. Haven’t I even Google enough pieces of myself?

By the way, I have a few Google Domains invite left.

Google Hangouts is now Optimized for iPhone 6

October 21, 2014


Google Hangouts for iOS is now optimized for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

What’s New in Version 2.3.0
Support for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Google Hangouts 2.2.0 Dialer iPhone 6

Google Hangouts 2.2.0 Dialer iPhone 6

Google Hangouts 2.3.0 Dialer iPhone 6

Google Hangouts 2.3.0 Dialer iPhone 6

Apple Pay Setup

October 20, 2014

Apple Pay (stylized as Pay) comes with iOS 8.1

Currently in the U.S., Apple Pay is supported by:

  • American Express
  • Bank of America
  • Capital One Bank
  • Chase (Visa only)
  • Citi
  • Merrill Lynch (credit only)
  • U.S. Trust
  • Wells Fargo

Apple Pay Setup 3

Apple Pay Setup 1

Apple Pay Setup 2

Apple Releases iOS 8.1

October 20, 2014

Apple releases iOS 8.1 build 12B410 (iPad) and 12B411 (iPhone) with Apple Pay and Text Message Forwarding.

iOS 8.1 Update via iTunes

iOS 8.1 update on iPhone 6

iOS 8.1: Text Message Forwarding

October 20, 2014

One new feature in iOS 8.1 is: Text Message Forwarding
Any text messages sent to a phone number on an iPhone will be forwarded to other iOS devices using the same Apple ID.

Go to: Settings > Messages
Enable Test Message Forwarding for other iOS devices. They have to be logged in to iCloud using the same Apple ID with the iPhone.

One thing I noticed is that at this point I cannot forward text messages to other (service-less) iPhones.

iOS 8.1: Text Message Forwarding

Getting Ready for iOS 8.1

October 19, 2014

Apple will release iOS 8.1 on Monday, October 20, 2014 along with the deployment of Apple Pay.

iOS 8.1 on iPhone 6

There will be a lot of people holding off from updating to iOS 8.1 for many different reasons. Some would be worried if iOS 8.1 update would be a repeat of the botched iOS 8.0.1 Over The Air (OTA) update. A lot of people are holding off from updating to iOS 8 because the do not have enough free space on their iOS devices, which are mostly 16 GB model or less.

I have the habit of updating my iOS devices using iTunes instead of over the air; which what I did to update to iOS 8.0.1.

Wait a few hours after the release of iOS 8.1 before proceeding with the update if you’re worried about some show-stopping bugs. Update your iOS devices using iTunes too. Make sure you have the latest version of iTunes.