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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.

Flickr for iOS is now Optimized for iPad

October 18, 2014

Flickr App for iOS is now optimized for iPad.

Flickr App on iPad

Now, if only I still actively use Flickr.

No, Oracle, No!

October 17, 2014

Apparently this is still a thing for an application to add/change search provider. Java installer/updater is asking user to install search app by Ask.com.

Java Installer Ask Search

This has to stop.

Doesn’t Oracle have enough money already? Why are they doing this?

Adobe used to do similar thing. Now Adobe offers Photoshop Lightroom when user downloads Flash Player. It goes something like this: “Your Flash Player is out of date, please update it and have a trial of Photoshop Lightroom to go with it.”

Adobe Flash Player Download Page

iWork for iOS and Third-Party Storage Providers

October 16, 2014

iOS-iWork-Apps-Third-Party-Storage-Support

Apple adds support for third-party storage providers, such as Box and Dropbox, via extension to iWork Apps (KeynoteNumbers and Pages) for iOS.

Currently only Box support the extension, while Dropbox needs to be updated to work properly with iWork Apps. (video)

Pages and Box