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Microsoft Releases New Version Of Outlook For Mac

Mac users who use Microsoft Exchange-based email services received a very welcome piece of news this week with Microsoft’s announcement that a new version of Outlook for Mac was available. VentureBeat reported on the new version, which brings the Mac email client up to parity with the Windows version of the popular email software, as [...]

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Here’s a Comprehensive List of Banks Who Have Confirmed Upcoming Support for Apple Pay

Since it launched earlier this week, Apple Pay has already gained some impressive momentum. Visa and MasterCard have both published lists of banks who have confirmed upcoming support for Apple Pay at their institutions. By our count, there are some 440+ banks confirmed who use the Visa network, and 14 who process transactions through MasterCard. [...]

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An In-Depth Explanation of How the Apple SIM Card Works (And Doesn’t) Inside iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3

Two weeks ago, we covered the major highlights from Apple’s media event on October 16th. One thing we didn’t cover was the Apple SIM card, found exclusively in the cellular models of the new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3. I learned a bit more about this when I went to buy my own [...]

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Move Over Apple Pay: The Mobile Payments Service Chosen by Best Buy, Wal-Mart, Target, CVS, and 50 Others Uses QR Codes.. Wait, What?

By a show of hands, how many of you use QR codes on a regular basis? How many of you actually have a QR code reader installed on your phone? Seriously people, raise your hands. How many of you can even explain what a QR code IS? Don’t worry, I’ll wait. There we go. 1.. [...]

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Google Play Music Gets A Songza Upgrade

Several months ago, Google acquired Songza. We are now seeing the benefits of this acquisition. Songza is a music streaming app that provides professionally made playlists for you based on the time of day, your mood, or your activity. (Check out my full review of Songza here) With so many music streaming options available, everyone [...]

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How To Delete Google+ Photos To Free Up Storage Space

The Google+ Auto Backup feature is very good and highly recommended. All photos taken on your phone are backed up so that you don’t actually lose everything if your phone is lost, stolen, or damaged. You may have decided a while ago that this was a good idea, clicked auto backup, and forgot about it. [...]

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[How To] Create ‘Shared Photo Streams’ with Your Friends and Family on iPhone and iPad

When it comes to sharing photos, one of the often overlooked features in iOS is Shared Photo Streams. It’s a feature Apple first rolled out with iOS 7, but has made several improvements to in subsequent updates. With iOS 8, it’s even better, and there’s no reason you shouldn’t be using it. You do use [...]

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[How To] Setup iCloud Photo Library to View Your Photos Online and Across All Your iDevices

One of the new features released with iOS 8.1 this week is iCloud Photo Library. Apple still considers it a BETA service, but in my testing, it works as advertised. iCloud Photo Library has a number of benefits, especially for multi-device users. Automatic backup of your Camera Roll to the cloud provides for safe storage. [...]

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[How To] Setup Apple Pay on Your iPhone with iOS 8.1

With the release of iOS 8.1 today, you can now use your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus to make contactless payments at supported retailers, without ever having to pull out your wallet. In the video above, my friend JohnRoss shows a quick demo ordering some terrible food at McDonalds, and paying with his Chase [...]

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[How To] Make and Receive Calls Through Your iPhone, On Your Mac, via Continuity

One of the big new features, called Continuity, rolling out with OS X Yosemite is the ability for Mac users to make and receive phone calls, to or from their iPhone, with their Mac. It’s a feature that really drives home the tight integration Apple is going for between desktop and mobile, and one of [...]

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