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With OS X Yosemite, Apple introduced a host of useful features for creating and sending emails, including Mail Drop and Markup, which allows users to send messages up to 5GB in size and annotate attached files before sending. Mail Drop With Mail Drop, Apple introduces a way to skirt the usual email size limitations by first processing and storing large attachments in iCloud, then adding a link to download the files in the original message. In practice, iCloud is acting...
In an email sent out to credit card holders on Friday, American Express announced integration with Apple Pay and outlined steps users need to take in order to get the payment system up and running on their mobile device. As seen in the screenshot above, American Express is prepping for its upcoming integration with Apple's Apple Pay mobile and Internet payments solution. At its iPad event on Thursday, Apple said Apple Pay services are scheduled to launch next Monday...
Following the news that a lawsuit between Apple's Beats and Bose had been settled, all Bose products -- including both headphones and speakers --?have been removed from Apple's online store. Photo via Paul Stamatiou. A rumor first surfaced a week ago claiming that Apple was planning to remove Bose sound products from its stores. On Friday, that became a reality, when all of the company's headphones and speakers disappeared from the online storefront. Though the...
This week's launch of OS X Yosemite enables Mac users to tap into the Handoff function introduced last month with iOS 8, making it simple to jump back and forth between a Mac, iPhone, and iPad. Here's how to set up Handoff and use it. As with other Continuity features between iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, users must be signed into the same iCloud Apple ID on their devices for data to be automatically shared between them. In addition, Bluetooth must be enabled, but the...
With Apple's newly released OS X Yosemite and iOS 8, users can be alerted to incoming calls to their iPhone on their Mac, and even answer a call and carry a conversation through their Mac in a simple, seamless process. Phone calling in Yosemite requires an iPhone with iOS 8 and an activated carrier plan. Both the Mac and the iPhone must use the same Apple ID for the system to automatically work. Phone calls in Yosemite actually work through the FaceTime application....
New software is exciting, but it's not nearly as fun if something goes wrong during the installation, necessitating a downgrade or --?worse --?starting from scratch and being forced to recover your data. AppleInsider took a look at some of the options for backing up your Mac before installing OS X Yosemite. As we've said before, technology has a habit of failing in novel and unexpected ways at the worst possible moment. For most mainstream Mac users, the halfway point...
Ahead of next week's launch, Apple's online store on Friday began taking presales of the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3, its new Touch ID-equipped tablets being introduced for the holiday shopping season. The company's store went offline early Friday morning, and returned after a downtime of more than three hours. The iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 do not have a specific launch date, though the store advertises that new orders will ship in two to four business days. The iPad...
Users who have updated to Apple's newly launched OS X Yosemite Mac operating system won't be able to use the highly anticipated SMS relay or Instant Hotspot features for a few more days, as support can be found in the forthcoming iOS 8.1 update for iPhone. Two of the most anticipated features of OS X Yosemite are Instant Hotspot and SMS relay, which fall under the "Continuity" banner of additions to the update. When paired with the upcoming iOS 8.1, users will be able...
Nearly one month after Apple first debuted the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in nine countries, the next-generation handsets finally went on sale to an eager Chinese customer base on Friday. Apple Store in Beijing's Sanlitun neighborhood Looking at past iOS device launches in the country, this year's Chinese iPhone debut was comparatively mellow, with moderately short lines seen at flagship Apple Stores, reports The Wall Street Journal. According to the publication, around...
Seemingly timed to coincide with the launch of OS X Yosemite, Adobe on Thursday announced availability of a Lightroom plug-in that streamlines the process of importing Aperture photo libraries. Since Apple announced it would drop support for Aperture in June, Adobe has been looking for ways to gain marketshare at the expense of the image editing app's demise. The latest foray comes in the form of a plug-in that easily transitions existing Aperture photo libraries into...
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