Apple Pay Launches Monday, October 20 on iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

Photo Courtesy of The Verge

Photo Courtesy of The Verge

On Sept. 9, Apple announced its new mobile payment service, available on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus thanks to near field communication (NFC) technology built inside. At today’s media event, the company announced that Apple Pay will be available inside Passbook on Monday, Oct. 20.

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How to Watch Today’s Big iPad Event

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For the past few years, Apple has opened its virtual doors to anyone wishing to participate in one of its media events. No matter where you are or what you are doing, there is a way to see, in real time, what Apple is unveiling. This past September, Apple made some changes to the way it live-streamed its media event, which was rife with glitches and crashes. Hopefully, today’s event will be much smoother.

Whether you’ve taken the day off to watch the event in its entirety, or just want to sneak a peak at what’s going on between meetings, there are a number of ways you can watch Apple’s media event.

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What to Expect at Today’s Apple Media Event

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Apple’s October media event is just a short time away. After a year of speculating on the next generation of iPad, we are finally going to know the truth. In addition to an update to the tablet line, there are rumors that Apple will refresh its desktop line and we may see a few more things. We’ve got a rundown of what we will probably see at today’s event, plus some hopefuls that would make us happy.

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Google Play Shows Incredible Growth in Downloads but Still Lags in Revenue

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The latest report from App Annie is showing that Google Play users are downloading 60% more apps than iOS users are from the App Store. The bad news for Google is that those high download volumes aren’t necessarily turning into the same level of profit since iOS apps produce 60% more revenue than what the Play store is generating.

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Apple Accidentally Confirms ‘iPad Air 2’ and ‘iPad mini 3’ in User Guide for iOS 8

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Just a short time ago, Apple updated the summary page of its iPad User Guide for iOS 8 in the iBooks store. In the process of making some changes, the team behind the update accidentally posted a clear and unmistakable image of what is being called the “iPad Air 2” and “iPad mini 3,” proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that the launch of the next-generation of Apple tablets is imminent.

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Getting a new iPad? Best Ways to Sell Your Old One

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Apple is hopefully about to announce the next generation of iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display at its big media event. If you’ve already decided you are going to upgrade, you can soften the blow to your pocketbook by selling or trading in your old model.

We’ve got a list of some of the best places for trading in your old device, hassle-free, plus the one place you could actually make a decent dollar on your used tablet if you are willing to take the risk.

Our list references the 16GB Wi-Fi only model of iPad Air for a basic breakdown. Obviously, your make and model will vary, but the descriptions will give you an idea of the best way to get the most for your efforts.

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U2 Admits Free, Forced Download of New Album Wasn’t a Smart Move

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On Sept. 9, Apple CEO Tim Cook and U2 front man Bono, announced to the world that the music group’s new album, Songs of Innocence” would be given to every single iTunes account holder for free. In the somewhat vague instructions Cook recited, he noted that it is in your iTunes library and all you have to do is play it in order to keep it in your playlist.

Excitement quickly turned to outrage is iOS owners realized that U2’s new album was not just available to them for free, but already on their device, without their permission. It didn’t take long before Apple created a new tool that would let people “give back” the album, permanently removing it from their iTunes account.

In an interview conducted on Facebook yesterday, U2 answered fan questions about their lives and experiences. Early in the interview, on fan commented on the free album debacle, to which Bono politely replied, “Oops, sorry about that.”

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Supplies of Next Generation iPad Air to be Limited by Component Shortages

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All signs point to an unveiling of the iPad Air 2 at Apple’s media event tomorrow. We are hoping the new tablet will be on store shelves by Oct. 24. According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, there may not be enough to go around.

According to a research note supplied to Cult of Mac, Kuo told investors to expect the second-generation iPad Air at tomorrow’s media event. However, supplies of the tablet “will be quite limited early on.” Kuo expects Apple will only have between seven and nine million units available. Apple shipped 12 million first-generation iPad Air units last year.

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PadGadget’s DIY iPad Project Spotlight: Moving Picture Wanted Poster for Harry Potter Costume

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One of the neatest ideas I remember reading about in the Harry Potter series of books was the idea that pictures moved. Interestingly, it took less than a decade to make that fiction a reality. Instead of newspapers with stationary black-and-white pictures on them, we can read the same news story on our iPad and watch videos of the events at the same time.

Today’s DIY project is in honor of my favorite holiday of the year, Halloween. If you are planning on bringing back the Harry Potter costume and want a fun way to “wow” your friends, this moving Sirius Black “Wanted” poster is sure to turn their heads.

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iPad Air 2 Set to Ship October 24

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Tomorrow is the big day. Around hear, we are betting that Apple will unveil a new model of iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display. It’s practically a given. What’s less of a sure thing is when the new tablet line will be ready for purchase. According to unnamed sources speaking with Mac Rumors, the next-generation of iPad will be on store shelves Oct. 24.

Mac Rumors is reporting that Apple is preparing for tomorrow’s event by “shipping mass quantities of a new product into the U.S.” Although it is not known what that new product is.

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