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Apple Pay launches: Here's how to use it

Apple Pay launches: Here's how to use it

SAN FRANCISCO - For years, companies have been talking about replacing credit cards with smart phones to pay for goods. But consumers have been slow to the game.

That could change today, when Apple introduced the Apple program pays an audience of more than 10 million iPhone owners 6 and 6 Plus.

Pay Apple will also work with the new iPads Company - Mini air 2 and 3, which will be released on Friday - but only for in-app purchases. To pay in stores, you will need new phones.

Left out is the network of more than 500 million iPhones sold since 2007, but Apple does not care - they want to sell new phones and tablets, and expects its new mobile payments system will get consumers excited to update.

The iconic company has more than 220,000 outlets that accept payment in the new iPhones. Major payment networks Visa, MasterCard and American Express and more than 500 banks are on board. Retailers include biggies like McDonald, Macy, Chevron gas stations, Walgreens and Panera Bread.

Apple touts ease of use:

Instead of rummaging through a portfolio of credit card, simply pull the phone or tablet. There are also safety - no second hand as waiters, valets or other parties have access to your credit card information.

How to get started with Apple Pay?


• Update to iOS8.1, the new version of Apple's mobile operating system, through the Software Update tab in the Settings section of your iPhone. Today's update will allow new phones running Apple Pay.

• On iPad or iPhone, Passbook open the application so far little used-which first debuted in 2013 to store tickets, coupons and the like. You can add your credit card or debit card info to the application iTunes using the camera on the Apple device, and scan your card.

• Look for a retailer that works with Apple pays to take a chance on the iPhone 6.

More than 220,000 points of sale applications such as Airbnb, Groupon, and Uber Lyft are also working with Apple on their applications to accept payment over the phone and tablet.

• To pay, hold the fingerprint sensor TouchID the Apple device and point it at the Apple reader Pay. At home with the iPad, just use your fingerprint instead of a password.

What if your phone or tablet is lost? Do all your banking and credit information go with it? Not if you're quick to act.

Apple promotes the use of the Find My iPhone app, where from a computer you can put the device in mode "lost" and stop Apple Pay.

Apple consumers tend to be as big fans of the company often tip and try new offerings in the early days - and inevitably pop-up errors and Apple has to fight to make quick fixes.

So people should he even bother trying to pay when Apple launches?

The veteran Apple analyst Tim Bajarin of Creative Strategies thinks it's a safe bet to give it a shot.

"I do not think Apple could release this case the issue of privacy and security was not strong," he says. "However, there may be errors in the terminal point of sales during the initial start, though NFC-based terminals have worked pretty smoothly so far."

And while the network of 10 million new users of Apple iPhone is a sliver of its total $ 500 million, the largest audience iPhone, Bajarin thinks the public will grow significantly before the end of the year.

It is estimated that Apple, which Apple is launching Pay only in the USA to date, has sold 60 million new iPhone 6 and 6 Advantages for the end of the year. Half of all new sales will be in the USA, and "would mean that about 30 million of these phones based on NFC be able to use Apple pay this year," says Bajarin.

5 Uses for New Features Celebrity iOS 8

5 Celebrity Uses for New iOS8 Features

This piece originally appeared on Celebrity Watchdog

Over the past nearly 24 hours, crowds are deleting everything on your phone to make room for 8 to iOS though not realize that you can only download it from your computer and not have to release almost 6 gigabytes of space, but the loss man.

While there are a lot of great new features and changes for us, ordinary people, we let the creative juices flowing to find out the real significance of this change: How can you make life easier celebrity? Well, it's time to take a look.

1 Send Nudes security with new Quick-Videos

Celebgate During late August, a variety of stars had their privacy disrespected when nude photos of them ended up in line, after the possibility of having their accounts hacked gross iCloud. iOS theft 8 is a characteristic of the popular self-destructive Snapchat messaging system, giving users the option of sending temporary videos.

In the new message screen, if someone has the camera button, two options will come up: Over his thumb will be a button on the camera taking-and-send a selfie (without any confirmation, so the caution not), and to the right of your thumb video there is a button that lets you record and send a video in the current message. The default settings of these messages after removing two minutes, and the sender can easily see if the friends decide to "hold" the video.

In the interest of fair disclosure, 5 second boy-bander Summer Calum recently had their chapel Snapchat naked video leaked to the world, so that self-destruction is not always infallible either.

2 Send voice messages, No Screenshot-bait

Note to celebrities: Instead of going on phone diatribes verbalize their frustrations, drunken thoughts, or racism, you can now increase your iPhone to your ear and speak your mind. The best part? Like the previous videos, it will be deleted two minutes later.

In the past, Alex Rodriguez, Jesse James, and Tony Parker have been caught cheating via text messages, but there is virtually no conversation to be had ... There is nothing to trace. Cheating scandals aside, there are other celebrities who have hacked their texts for other reasons too.

Deletes the call 48 minutes incriminating while also leaving no evidence worthy screen from prying eyes.

3 Emergency ID ... Well, it helps them in emergencies

We will try to avoid jokes about this because emergency ID is one of the most important features of Apple has always added to iOS. Given the number of sudden deaths of celebrities, the benefits of having an emergency contact and a fast-carts or the information necessary for a viewer or paramedic are limitless list in mind. This feature can definitely save lives with the option to include information such as current medications, allergies, previous medical conditions, organ donor status, and blood type.

Although we always assume paramedics are doing everything possible to injuries and sudden deaths of celebrities, you never know if things have all the information that might have changed.

4 Health

Diversification only emergency ID, new features of health as a whole, we definitely see a lot of celebrities use this. Between calories burned and track actions taken, you can start working to replace the followers fitness sometimes bulky, or clearing space for a watch Apple user's wrist (which may or may not cost $ 5000 for the paid version). Whether bulking up to appear in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, or just lose weight for a role, the application can act as a database for all health-info.

The application includes a storage area including: dream analysis, sections of climbs stairs, calories at rest, the ability to monitor the intake of calories and nutrients such as caffeine, oxygen saturation, using the inhaler, and the number times fallen.

There is also a piece of blood alcohol content to it. We're not quite sure what iOS application or hardware would enable it to collect, but will certainly be good to know for certain celebrities out there. If only Lindsay and Paris had this ten years ago.

5 Apple Pay

Gone are the days of contempt celebrity. How dare anyone propose a C-list star pull your payment information your expensive clutch to deliver a cashier making $ 9 per hour, that's embarrassing and certainly not safe. Well, the good news is that the supported NFC payment terminals, all the celeb will have to do is keep your phone from the terminal, avoiding eye contact, and continue with your day. Since McDonald's drive-thru windows are accepted expect to see a few nights of rude drunk Justin Bieber waving your phone (or wrist) through the window.

Apple payment is also supported by some online retailers, which means there is no need for the online merchant to receive billing information. Apple will not pay her debut until required and 6 October iPhone (plus or not) or Apple clock for use.