Apple has kept their word, which was promised at their iPad & Mac event last Thursday. iOS 8.1 is now publicly available with new features including Apple Pay, iCloud Photo Library, and additional Continuity features. Apple Pay is supported by Visa, MasterCard, and American Express cards with American Express, Bank of America, Capital One, Chase, Citi, and Wells Fargo as launch partner banks.
While iOS 8.1 is not going to be officially released to the public until Monday. Many reports are saying that Apple’s Photos app within the web-based iCloud website has now gone live, which is for those using the iOS 8.1 beta.
Back and around September 19th, you might remember that the Camera-Roll went missing. And the Apple-Support-Forums were filled with buzzing and disgruntled users, who were simply venting their frustration with iOS 8 presumably removing some of their photos, which the company’s inexplicable removal of the Camera-Roll album in iOS 8 got some fans somewhat angry. But now, the Camera-Roll has appeared again, and is now accessible for the all new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
People who are about to simply sign up or who are already signed up for iCloud Beta, should simply visit the same URL, as one should see what has now come of the site. Having an all new or I should say ‘brand’ new webpage, which now shows off colorful yet gradient graphics, and a all new message which simply says “To use iCloud Photos on the web, upgrade your iOS device to iOS 8.1”.
There has been an alleged letter that has been sent to Walgreens store managers, which courtesy of MacRumors has published, this letter simply refers to “the launch of Apple Pay on October 18th.” This letter does not indicate whether the company or Apple plans to launch their payment service across the U.S. on that same day, or if the store Walgreens itself is planning to make a coordinated release for that, which would be on Saturday.
This update for this app Swarm includes a few bug fixes, and performance speed upgrade. The Swarm widget in the 1.3 update also gives you the ability to do an at-a-glance view, of a few of your buddies who are especially close or near by, helping you get a sense of who is around. To enable the widget, simply swipe down on the Lock or Home screen, to simply bring up the Notification Center, now you can check in with a single tap.
After enabling the very useful extension by simply tapping the ‘Share’ sheet, which is in any app and choosing ‘More’ on the middle row. You’ will be able to send different or various excerpts of content to Readability with simple ease, in Safari or any other app that implements iOS 8’s Share sheet. This app Readability can turn any Web page into a clean, customizable view for reading now or later. You can simply catch up on missed or recent articles you’ve saved or discover, by following other readers.
PDF Expert 5.2 features an all new Zoom Writing and it is iOS 8 exclusives. PDF Expert 5 is a great PDF annotation and editing app. If you have expected what it does, well you are pretty much right, anything dealing with PDF functions can be done easily straight from your iPhone 6. The new Zoom Writing feature allows you to write with precision and make clear notes, with already existing PDFs, or create all new ones simply from this easy to use app.
iCab Mobile which might be familiar to you, which is by a German developer known as Alexander Clauss, which can be used as an alternative browser for the iPhone and iPad. On October 6th, Clauss made a substantial update for the app, which brings out some new support for Apple’s all new iOS 8 software, and the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Now sporting support for the Retina HD display sizes, along with several improvements such as search suggestions, along with the new Bluetooth keyboard features, and the ability to use 1Password as external password manager and much more.
Google has started or has begun their release of their latest iOS app, which is called ‘Google News & Weather’. This all happened on Tuesday afternoon, which was in the App Store. The new app News & Weather will provide headlines and articles, which is from 65,000 publications. Giving the user the ability to customize and organizes them by categories, which includes: Top Stories, Technology, Science, and others. The main ideal of this layout was to inform, and give you the customization by country and personal preference, with the option to tap on a headline for articles, opinion stories, and info like local scenes.