Tag: iOS 8

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Exasperated Apple Pay face

Well, it finally happened. After yesterday's enthusiasm about using my Apple Watch to pay for stuff (i.e. cake), I went to use Passbook on my watch this morning to buy breakfast at Starbucks. I was all set: Passbook app and correct card on screen. I leant forward towards the scanner and...nothing happened. Cue passive-aggressive sigh ...

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Hey Siri: shut up

The update to iOS 8 brought the ability to activate Siri simply by saying "Hey Siri", so you can ask Siri to do things while your hands are otherwise occupied. Everyone illustrates this by talking about "while baking in the kitchen". They don't really know me at all... I switched this on, despite having no ...

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iPhone 6 Plus: First Impressions

After some initial disappointment, my iPhone 6 Plus finally arrived on Monday. Unboxed (carefully) , sim-card inserted, I was up and running in minutes. I've been using it intensively all week, and while this isn't a full and detailed review of the phone, I can safely share the following first impressions: It's big It's big. ...

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Tempted. Very tempted.

Oooh that Apple WWDC keynote presentation was interesting. In one fell swoop they addressed a ton of my frustrations with both OS X Mavericks and iOS. Not all of them, mind you. And we didn’t see any new iPhones or iPads, either. But still. iOS 8 looks amazing and OS X Yosemite seems like it’s simply gobbling up all the functionality ...

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Considering WWDC

Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) begins next week and, as usual, the rumour mill as achieved maximum output. This is partly fuelled by Apple itself - they’ve been dropping heavy hints about ‘new product categories’ for some time now. A new product category wouldn’t accurately translate into a new iPhone or iPad model. Sounds like something *completely* ...