Apple Pay launched last week. In store, it's a secure way to pay for items using existing NFC technology, authorized by Touch ID fingerprint technology. It in no way precludes the use of other NFC-enabled payment systems, including credit and debit cards, or other platforms or apps. It's easy to use, lightning fast, and extremely customer friendly. It's also private, not releasing transactional information beyond what the retailer needs to process the payment. So, CVS and Rite Aid are both going so far as to disable NFC support in general just to make sure no one tries to use Apple Pay in their stores. Yes, they'd rather hobble their transactional systems entirely than let their customers use Apple Pay. They'd rather use their own system, CurrentC, which looks about as insecure, non-private, and poorly architected as you'd imagine it would.
It's been another week, and another batch of awesome apps and games are ready for the downloading. We've got apps from big names like Google, Jawbone, and Facebook, as well as a smattering of games ranging from sports to rhythm-based surgery.
Grab your iPhone or iPad and dive into our top ten favorite new iOS apps.
Review is like app or game coverage but for movie series, television shows, comic books, and other geeky entertainment. It's great stuff you can watch and enjoy on your iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV! On this week's episode — From the Arrow premiere and Flash premieres, to Gotham and SHIELD, we're talking comic book TV shows — and how they're getting… better?! With Dave Wiskus, Guy English, Rene Ritchie, Dan Moren, Jay Torres
If you've got an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus running on AT&T, you may be experiencing more dropped calls that normal, particularly for people in areas where AT&T is working on rolling out VoLTE. Luckily, there's a quick and easy fix you can perform that should stop all your dropped calls in their tracks. Here's how!
If there's one thing iMore loves even more than all the iThings, it's giving fantastic prizes to our awesome readers. Last week brought us a new iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, iMac with Retina 5K display, and Mac mini, so in true iMore fashion we wanted to give one of you $500 to put towards something shiny and new. Depending on your tastes, that could be an iPad or a nice chunk of a new iMac.
So, let's find out who the lucky winner is, shall we?
The journey of the Twitpic online photo service has apparently reached an end. After a trademark dispute with Twitter, the service said it was shutting down in September, but later it claimed it had found a company willing to buy them and keep Twitpic going. Then that deal apparently evaporated. Today, Twitpic announced that Twitter has now agreed to take over its domain and, more importantly, will keep all of Twitpic's old photos online.
Calendars help you keep track of what you're doing and when, which is why it's always been one of the core apps on mobile devices from the earliest PDA (personal digital assistants), to the latest iPhones and iPads. That why, when iOS launched in 2007, it included a Calendar app. Whether you simply use Calendar by itself, or whether you sync it via iCloud, Google Calendar, Microsoft, or something else, it's the default way to add and find appointments and events.
Everything you need to know to DIY (do-it-yourself) replace a dead or dying battery in your iPhone!
If you've got an iPhone that's past warranty and getting on in years, your battery probably doesn't hold a charge like it once did. Perhaps your battery has died completely and your iPhone won't boot even boot up anymore. There are lots of reasons an iPhone battery may need to be replaced. Luckily a replacement battery is actually not very costly and as luck may have it, it's one of the easiest iPhone repairs for almost every model. As long as you've got a little bit of patience, we can walk you through how to bring new life back to your iPhone!
In the wake of Rite Aid reportedly dropping support for Apple Pay by closing its NFC-based payment systems comes word of another rumor that claims another major pharmacy chain in the US, CVS, could be doing the exact same thing.
Apple's introduction of the Retina iMac marks the first time that a desktop Macintosh has gotten the "Retina" treatment, and it's nothing short of stunning, capable of displaying 5K resolution. With that many pixels on the screen and with prodigious power under the hood, you may be wondering whether the Retina iMac or a new Mac Pro is a better choice. Let's have a look.
Yes, I opted for the new iPhone 6 Plus because I've always wanted a bigger screen. A much bigger screen. And now I have it. For gaming, for watching videos, for surfing the web, it's just so much better that I'm willing to sacrifice the ability to easily type one handed. And yes, my Home screen is still pretty much default — I'm lazy! — so I'm including some of my favorite apps from my second screen as well. And yes, I still don't update applications very often. I don't like change. I don't like learning new interfaces, and I don't like that I can't go back to a older version of an app if anything goes wrong. It's my iPhone after all, and I get to use and abuse it just the way I want!
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I've seen endless bitching in blogs and social media about the new Mac mini Apple unveiled last week. So much so that I've seen some people recommending that you forget about the new Mac mini all together and get the older model if you can find it. That's incredibly stupid, because it ignores the actual needs of a lot of people who buy these things. Let me explain.
Rite Aid pharmacy has mentioned that it is dropping support for Apple Pay across all 4,600 stores in the US. The drug store chain seemingly accepted the NFC-based payment solution when it debuted earlier this month, but subsequently pulled support earlier this week.