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 Except for Numbers, which is perpetually terrible.  The "good news" is that you won't need to worry about feature compatibility.  Apple's method of achieving parity is to remove advanced features from their desktop apps.  :-/
OK, after 15 minutes with the new app:   The good:  iPhone UI is much improved, video on iPhone plays either within a frame or full screen The bad:   Can't automatically exclude stories for the sports I don't care about The ugly:  Embedded pre-roll ads in videos, still have to sign in/register to configure favorite teams
Re: auto reload   I think the purpose of Touch ID with Pay is to have to confirm the payment at the time of the payment.  Maybe Apple (or Starbucks) hasn't squared away how to combine that with a subscription or automatic reload?  I know auto reload worked fine when I kept a credit card associated with my Starbucks card but I've since thought the better of that.  YMMV
 That makes sense.  My last gf used it, at the time I had thought it was another Instagram clone.  LOL I tried it out just now and it seems... confining...
 For all the talk about "smart" TVs, all I really want is the ability to customize the news crawl (what they used to call a chyron) to eliminate all the stuff I don't give a rats ass about.  And yet ESPN apparently still can't get that right in their app?  I'm guessing the network has some overriding vision of themselves as data curators.  The net result is that I don't turn their channel on for months at a time...
At one point the ESPN app started to get "needy " and required too much information from me, so I abandoned it in favor of their mobile website.  (I know, right?)  Same thing with the Yahoo Sports app.  The thing for me is that during hockey/basketball seasons I pay almost zero attention to sports.  But something to think about for the future.
What could go wrong?
  Worked fine for me.  Pay -> Reload -> (pick an amount) -> Pay -> Confirm -> (Pay with Touch ID).   Used my default Pay credit card.  iPhone 6 w/ iOS 8.1.3.
Well that was overdue, but appreciated none the less.
Can a foreign bond offering be used to fund a stock buyback based on stocks traded on a US exchange?  Seems like another Double Irish with a Dutch Sandwich tax avoidance scheme.  I guess we'll know in short order.   As to the 0.5% interest rate, I literally don't see an upside for the investor, who gets a bond holding that is, what?, payable in Swiss Francs?  In that case, why not just hold Swiss Francs as a liquid asset for essentially the same currency risk (and...
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