Apr 18, 2017
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Last year was the first time that I left my iPhone for more than a month and switch to Android. I used the Galaxy S7 for around 5 Months until the iPhone 7 came out. I've always liked Android but until a couple years ago it just wasn't as good as iOS and when I say good I mean the apps available on the OS were not as good as those on iOS.

Switching from iPhone 7 to Galaxy S8


 

I believe 2017 is the first year that it doesn't really matter what phone you choose because all of them are going to be pretty much the same. The iPhone 8 will look and function very similarly to the Galaxy S8 and both devices have lots of features which end up accomplishing the same thing. I sold my iPhone 7 a couple of weeks ago in preparation for the Galaxy S8 because it is the best smartphone ever made. The combination of materials, features, software, and design of the phone make it the most comfortable smartphone I have held and it sports the most beautiful screen I have seen. The iPhone 8 will most like match all this but we are still months away from an announcement this means it's currently Samsung's turn to shine.


 

I ended up purchasing the Silver since I have had a black phone for the past couple of years and Samsung has given all the S8 colors black fronts which is perfect. If you have yet to see one in person, I highly reccomend going to a store and checking it out. This is what phones will look like for the next couple of years until the foldable displays become more affordable. I’ll be making some videos on the S8 this coming weekend so stay tuned for those!

Where Can You Pay With Apple Pay?

Now that Apple Pay is up and running you might be wondering what stores and apps accept it. Below is a list that the folks over at Wired compiled

Physical Stores (iPhone 6 and 6 Plus)

  • Aeropostale
  • American Eagle
  • BJ’s
  • Champs
  • Chevron
  • ExtraMile
  • Foot Locker
  • Meijer
  • Office Depot
  • Radioshack
  • Six:02
  • Sports Authority
  • Texaco
  • Wegmans
  • Apple
  • Babies R Us
  • Bloomingdale’s
  • Disney Store
  • Duane Reade
  • Macy’s
  • McDonald’s
  • Nike
  • Panera Bread
  • Petco
  • Sephora
  • Staples
  • Subway
  • Toys R Us
  • Unleashed
  • Walgreens
  • Walt Disney World Resort
  • Whole Foods Market

Coming soon:

  • Disney World
  • Urban Outfitters
  • Staples
  • Sephora
  • Free People
  • Anthropologie

Apps for Stores and Services (Any Device with Touch ID)

  • Apple Store
  • Fancy
  • Lyft
  • Houzz
  • Spring
  • Groupon
  • Instacart
  • OpenTable
  • Panera Bread
  • Target
  • Uber
  • Staples
  • Hotel Tonight
  • Chairish
  • Indiegogo
  • Threadflip
  • Getaround
  • LIFX

Coming soon:

  • Disney Store
  • MLB.com
  • Sephora
  • Starbucks
  • Tickets.com
  • Airbnb
  • Eventbrite
  • Jackthreads
  • Levi’s Stadium
  • StubHub
  • Ticketmaster

Credit and Debit Cards

  • American Express
  • Bank of America
  • CapitalOne
  • Chase
  • Citi
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • Wells Fargo

Coming Soon:

  • Barclaycard
  • Navy Federal Credit Union
  • PNC
  • USAA
  • USBank

While the list of stores that Apple Pay can be used at is short, we will definitely see more retailers get on board towards the end of this year and beginning of next year when more banks support Apple Pay and more people begin to use it. 

How To: Fix No Apple Pay Option in Passbook After iOS 8.1

Apple Pay is now fully operational after the iOS 8.1 update that was pushed to users earlier today. One problem some users are experiencing is that the add a “Credit and Debit Cards” option is not appearing in Passbook. If this is happening to you, the solution is very easy…

  1. Go to “Settings”
  2. Now tap on “General”
  3. Scroll down to “Language & Region”
  4. Make sure the region is set to “United States”

iOS 8.1 Apple Pay Passbook Fix Appearing

That’s it, you can now setup Apple Pay in Passbook!

 

 

iPhone 6/6 Plus Abstract Wallpapers Pack (HD/Retina)

iOS 8 and the new iPhones are now out today so with that, I put together a nice pack of abstract wallpapers that look great on the new iPhones. The wallpapers are 1080 by 1920 and take advantage of the new 4.7″ and 5.5″ retina HD displays on the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus.

 

Download Instructions

Mobile: Tap on the thumbnail of the wallpaper you want. When the image loads, tap and hold on the image until the “Save Image” option appears. When you click “Save Image” the wallpaper will appear in your Camera Roll. To stay updated with our latest posts, you can add us to your home screen.

Desktop: Click on the thumbnail of the wallpaper you want. When the image loads, right click and choose “Save Image As”. When you click “Save Image As”, you will be able to name the image and save it to a location of choice on your computer. To stay updated with our latest posts, you can add us to your home screen.

 

 

Landscape Wallpaper Pack: Here

iPhone 6/6 Plus Landscape Wallpapers Pack (HD/Retina)

iOS 8 and the new iPhones are set to be available this week so with that, I put together a nice pack of landscape wallpapers that complement the new iPhones. The wallpapers are 1080 by 1920 and take advantage of the new 4.7″ and 5.5″ retina HD displays on the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus.

 

Download Instructions

Mobile: Tap on the thumbnail of the wallpaper you want. When the image loads, tap and hold on the image until the “Save Image” option appears. When you click “Save Image” the wallpaper will appear in your Camera Roll. To stay updated with our latest posts, you can add us to your home screen.

Desktop: Click on the thumbnail of the wallpaper you want. When the image loads, right click and choose “Save Image As”. When you click “Save Image As”, you will be able to name the image and save it to a location of choice on your computer. To stay updated with our latest posts, you can add us to your home screen.

 

Get The iOS 8 Wallpapers on Your Device Right Now

Apple has designed 18 new wallpapers to come with the iOS 8 release and the launch of the new iPhones. The wallpapers work perfectly on all current iPhones and also look great on Android and Windows Phone devices!

Download Instructions

Mobile: Tap on the thumbnail of the wallpaper you want. When the image loads, tap and hold on the image until the “Save Image” option appears. When you click “Save Image” the wallpaper will appear in your Camera Roll. To stay updated with our latest posts, you can add us to your home screen.

Desktop: Click on the thumbnail of the wallpaper you want. When the image loads, right click and choose “Save Image As”. When you click “Save Image As”, you will be able to name the image and save it to a location of choice on your computer. To stay updated with our latest posts, you can add us to your home screen.

How To: Install iOS 8 Beta [Video]

The iOS 8 Beta is now available for developers to download and will be coming to consumers in the fall. Check out the video below to see how to install iOS 8 onto your iDevice of choice!

 

 

To get iOS 8 onto your iDevice you’ll need to:

  1. Download the latest version of iTunes
  2. Register Your UDID (We can register it for you for $3, contact us)
  3. Download iOS 8 firmware for iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch from this link –> iOS 8 Download Links (coming soon).
  4. Open iTunes and connect your iDevice via USB cable
  5. Select your device from the left navigation pane on iTunes
  6. Hold down the Shift (Windows) or Alt/Option (Mac) key and hit the update or restore (depending on what you prefer) button on iTunes
  7. Browse and select the downloaded iOS 8 IPSW file.
  8. The iOS 8 beta installation will begin. Don’t disconnect your device or close iTunes until iOS 8 has been installed on the device!

After completing all the steps your device should be up and running.

We can register your UDID for $3 through PayPal. Contact us here and we will get that set up in no time so you can get iOS 8. You can also get your UDID registered at countless other websites and from independent developers.  If you have any questions you can ask us in the comments below or contact us here.

Direct links will be posted on this post.

Get the iOS 8 Wallpaper for Your iPhone or Android Phone

Below is the new iOS 8 Wallpaper for iPhone 5/5s and iPhone 4/4s. This will also work on Android and Windows Phone Devices.

Download Instructions

Mobile: Tap on the thumbnail of the wallpaper you want. When the image loads, tap and hold on the image until the “Save Image” option appears. When you click “Save Image” the wallpaper will appear in your Camera Roll. To stay updated with our latest posts, you can add us to your home screen.

5s/5

 

iOS 8 5S

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iOS 8 4

How To: Install iOS 8 Beta on Your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad

Today Apple announced that iOS 8 will be coming in the fall for consumers, but developers can use iOS 8 starting today with the first beta. If you are not a developer there is still a way to get it but keep in mind that beta software always has bugs and issues. Before doing all of this make sure to back up your device just to be safe.

To get iOS 8 onto your iDevice you’ll need to:

  1. Download the latest version of iTunes
  2. Register Your UDID (We can register it for you for $3, contact us)
  3. Download iOS 8 firmware for iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch from this link –> iOS 8 Download Links.
  4. Open iTunes and connect your iDevice via USB cable
  5. Select your device from the left navigation pane on iTunes
  6. Hold down the Shift (Windows) or Alt/Option (Mac) key and hit the update or restore (depending on what you prefer) button on iTunes
  7. Browse and select the downloaded iOS 8 IPSW file.
  8. The iOS 8 beta installation will begin. Don’t disconnect your device or close iTunes until iOS 8 has been installed on the device!

After completing all the steps your device should be up and running.

Here is a video of the tutorial:

We can register your UDID for $3 through PayPal. Contact us here and we will get that set up in no time so you can get iOS 8. You can also get your UDID registered at countless other websites and from independent developers.  If you have any questions you can ask us in the comments below or contact us here.

Direct links will be posted on this post.

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