iStat Mini Notification Center Widget Hits the Mac App Store

October 20th, 2014 10 Comments »

If you’ve been using iStat Menus on your Mac, the developers have released iStat Mini, a new widget that can be added to Notification Center in OS X Yosemite, which gives a quick glance at your CPU, memory, disk usage and network activity.
Description
A mini system monitor for your Mac.
iStat Mini is a compact way to [...]

Here’s a Preview of How Apple Pay Setup Works

October 20th, 2014 10 Comments »

For those who have updated their iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices to iOS 8.1 released earlier today and are located in the U.S., Apple Pay may not be instantly obvious, meaning users need to open up Settings or Passbook to see its various features. The folks over at MacRumors have shared how to perform [...]

Uber iOS App Updated with Apple Pay for the USA, Canadians Can Only Dream

October 20th, 2014 10 Comments »

More and more apps are being updated with Apple Pay support for the U.S., now that iOS 8.1 released this morning has launched Apple Pay.
Game-changing taxi service Uber has updated their US app to support Apple Pay, touting “One tap to ride and one tap to pay… it doesn’t get any easier than that.”
What’s New [...]

iOS 8.1 Download Released, Completes Features Rollout, Debuts Apple Pay in the US [u]

October 20th, 2014 10 Comments »

Apple has released iOS 8.1 for download, available over the air on your device or via iTunes. This update will complete the features rollout of iOS 8, which includes SMS Relay, Instant Hotspot, the return of the Camera Roll, iCloud Photo Library access, and the launch of Apple Pay in the U.S. Don’t forget optimizations [...]

Apple Pay Should Be Huge When Complete, says Eddy Cue

October 20th, 2014 10 Comments »

Apple Pay will launch today as part of the iOS 8.1 software update Tim Cook announced on Thursday during the iPad event. As far as the first available (Apple) numbers show, the mobile wallet system can be used at more than 220,000 stores, or inside apps simply using your fingerprint to make a purchase.
While Apple’s [...]

Primate Labs: Estimating Performance of Apple’s New 2014 Mac Mini

October 19th, 2014 10 Comments »

After going more than two years without an update, Apple finally updated its Mac mini lineup with Intel’s Haswell processors, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and PCIe-based flash storage options.
The folks over at Primate Labs, known mostly for their cross-platform benchmarking tool called Geekbench, have decided to estimate the performance on the 2014 Mac mini and see how [...]

Whisper Denies Tracking Location of “Anonymous” Users

October 17th, 2014 10 Comments »

Whisper is an app for iOS and Android that allows users to share private information anonymously, according to the app description issued by the company.
According to a report from The Guardian, Whisper is tracking the location of various anonymous users who specifically stated they do not want to be tracked. The report details various privacy [...]

Apple Has Patched 144 Bugs With Recent OS X Security Updates

October 17th, 2014 10 Comments »

Apple’s recently released Security Update 2014-005 for OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.5 and OS X Mavericks v10.9.5, OS X Server versions 2.2.5, 3.3.2 and 4.0, and iTunes 12.0.1, have together patched 144 security flaws across seven products, ZDNet is reporting. A fix for the “POODLE” bug is also included, although majority of these bugs are believed to be [...]

LTE Wireless to Account for 85% of Wireless Plans in Canada by 2019 [Report]

October 17th, 2014 10 Comments »

This year’s 700 MHz and next year’s 2500 MHz spectrum auctions will foster the growth of the Canadian wireless market, says a Pyramid Research report entitled, “Canada: Data Segment to Boom after LTE Spectrum Allocation”.

The market research company estimates the Canadian telecom industry will generate revenue of $46 billion this year, with the mobile segment contributing the [...]

Bell Confirms Cellular iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3 Sales “Later in October”

October 17th, 2014 10 Comments »

For those that buy their cellular iPads from carriers, Bell has confirmed with us they will be offering LTE versions of the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 “later in October”.

Last year, Rogers Telus and Bell launched cellular iPad Air sales the same day as Apple’s launch. If history repeats itself, there’s a very [...]

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