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 If I'm shopping for something I want then, great, Apple Pay is the shiz.  But to get pop-up iAd ads with an Apple Pay button, where the Touch ID and *back* button are the same piece of hardware?  No, this is a terrible idea.  I can't help but hope this is the merely the lunatic ravings of some marketing "Einstein" at DigiDay, and not an actual idea out of Cupertino.
Don't want.
 Now that the new iPhone 6/6 Plus and iPad Air 2 all support 802.11ac, its worth getting an 802.11ac router.  It really is noticeable IRL, not just in benchmarks.
BTW, Joanna Stern at the WSJ apparently dropped hers and broke the screen.  Maybe next generation they should give her something like one of those ultra-padded Kindles they make for little kids instead.   
Iterative, my ass.  If the screen of the iPad Air 2 is anything like the one on my iPhone 6 as promised, that will be reason enough for me to upgrade.   The fact that the three-core processor smokes the original Air is all gravy.
 Yes, exactly.  But it's common at department stores and big box stores to be able to look up receipts based on the credit card used to pay for the purchase.  It seems to me the fly in the ointment would be if Apple Pay/NFC payments lost that ability.
 Most of my screen rotation issues for 8.0.x were resolved by turning off Reachability.  Mad props to the anonymous MR reader who clued me in on that.  So this was at least common enough over on MR that I was able to find how other people with the same issues who managed to find ways to work around the problems.  And it can't have been too rare if the fix got its own shout-out in the 8.1 release notes: 
 This is fine for coffee, fast food, etc. but how are returns for more durable goods going to work if the app doesn't pull up receipts?  Or do I still need paper receipts for those types of returnable items?
 There are already a bunch of shitty wearables that "beat the Apple Watch to market".  Nobody wants them, and if people think they do then owning one for a week tends to rapidly disabuse them of that notion.  Does Microsoft really want to go down the "Zune Watch" road?  If so, will it have a better marketing campaign than "Because... Cortana"?
  Glad to see it wasn't just me. Apple Pay, Continuity, etc. will all be great I'm sure, but I just want to go back to a quality iPhone experience.  I handed my 7.1.4 iPhone 5S down to my daughter and I've been missing it ever since.
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