Monthly Archives: October 2014

  • Apple pay NOW LIVE!

    Apple’s iOS 8.1 update is now available to download. The biggest addition is the shiny new feature Apple Pay. Apple Pay will allow iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, and iPad mini 3 owners to pay for purchases within compatible apps by using finger print recognition “Touch ID” technology.iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus customers will also be able to use their mobile devices to pay in participating stores by tapping their phone onto the card readers using a combination of Touch ID and NFC. Continue reading

  • iPad Air 2 unveiled, the world's thinnest tablet

    Apple has officially announced the new iPad Air. The iPad Air 2 design is similar to the last generation, but has a variety of new features which will excite Apple fans near and far.Apple has sold 225 million iPads since the first tablet launched in 2010 according to CEO Tim Cook. While there have been some major modifications to the range since the original launch, the word on the street is that 2014 is an "S" year - taking inspiration from Apple's own iPhone naming rule. Continue reading

  • Farewell to the SIM Card

    The little gold-plated circuits which recognize you as a subscriber on a particular carrier and plug into phones, tablets, and pretty much anything else with a cellular radio.

    Apple hates SIMs, and has hated them for as long as the iPhone has existed: it is known to have explored the use of fixed, non-removable SIMs in the past.

    Finally, with the iPad Air 2 and mini 3, Apple has decided to start making its move by using a reprogrammable SIM that can be taken from carrier to carrier, switching networks and pricing plans through user-friendly software alone. It's called "Apple SIM." Not all carriers are on board yet. Apple SIM is still removable, and carrier-bought iPads will use regular, locked SIMs BUT it is inevitable, within a year or two, you'll probably never see a SIM card in an Apple product again. Continue reading

  • Shop SMART this Christmas season!

    Using your smart phone to do the Christmas shopping has become more popular than ever! Research has revealed that almost nine out of 10 shoppers use their mobile device when Christmas shopping.According to research by mobile commerce firm Weve; 88% of smartphone owners used their mobile as part of their Christmas shopping in 2015, with each user spending £250.00 on average, meaning almost £4 billion was spent on mobiles around last Christmas! Continue reading