Jun 05, 2017
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The iOS 11 and MacOS High Sierra Betas are now available for developers and tech enthusiasts. With those new updates there are new wallpapers that make your device feel fresh and new, luckily below we have all the new wallpapers so you don’t have to update any of your devices before actual release!

iOS 11 Wallpaper for iPhone

iOS 11 Wallpaper for iPad

Mac OS High Sierra Wallpaper (2880 × 2010)

Mac OS High Sierra Wallpaper (2880 × 1494)


How To Download The iOS 11 and MacOS High Sierra Wallpapers:

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. Stay up to date with our latest posts by following us on Twitter (@DarGadgetZ)!

Mobile: Tap on the thumbnail of the wallpaper you want. When the image loads click “view full size”. Now 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.

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. 

When is Apple Pay Launching?

During todays press conference, Apple announced that Apple Pay will be launching this Monday, October 20. The feature will be enabled with an over the air update of iOS 8.1 after which iPhone 6 users will be able to add their credit cards and start making payments in US retailers

Apple Pay iPhone 5S iPad

Secure
Apple Pay is designed to protect the user’s personal information. It doesn’t collect any transaction information that can be tied back to a user and payment transactions are between the user, the merchant and the user’s bank. Apple doesn’t collect your purchase history, so when you are shopping in a store or restaurant we don’t know what you bought, where you bought it or how much you paid for it. Actual card numbers are not stored on the device, instead, a unique Device Account Number is created, encrypted and stored in the Secure Element of the device. The Device Account Number in the Secure Element is walled off from iOS and not backed up to iCloud.

Support
Apple Pay supports credit and debit cards from the three major payment networks, American Express, MasterCard and Visa, issued by the top US banks. In addition to American Express, Bank of America, Capital One Bank, Chase, Citi, Wells Fargo and others, who announced support in September, more than 500 new banks from across the country have signed on to Apple Pay. Users can make purchases in stores and within apps, with credit cards issued by many of the leading banks nationwide, which make up 83 percent of the credit card purchase volume in the US.

Retailers
Apple Pay in stores is fast and easy to use. Simply hold iPhone near the contactless reader while keeping a finger on Touch ID. In addition to the 262 Apple retail stores in the US, availability from leading retailers at launch include: Aéropostale, American Eagle Outfitters, Babies”R”Us, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Bloomingdale’s, Champs Sports, Chevron and Texaco retail stores including ExtraMile, Disney Store, Duane Reade, Footaction, Foot Locker, House of Hoops by Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker, Lady Foot Locker, Macy’s, McDonald’s, Nike, Office Depot, Panera Bread, Petco, RadioShack, RUN by Foot Locker, SIX:02, Sports Authority, SUBWAY, Toys”R”Us, Unleashed by Petco, Walgreens, Wegmans and Whole Foods Market. In addition, many others will add support this year, such as Anthropologie, Free People, Sephora, Staples, Urban Outfitters, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts and more.

Checkout
Checkout is simple and can happen with a single touch—there’s no need to manually fill out lengthy account forms or repeatedly type in shipping and billing information. Your actual card number is kept private and not shared with the online merchant. Online shopping within apps allows users to pay for physical goods and services including apparel, electronics, health and beauty products, tickets and more. Apps with the ability to use Apple Pay at launch include: Apple Store app, Chairish, Fancy, Groupon, HotelTonight, Houzz, Instacart, Lyft, OpenTable, Panera Bread, Spring, Staples, Target and Uber. Many more will support Apple Pay by the end of this year with popular apps such as Airbnb, Disney Store, Eventbrite, JackThreads, Levi’s Stadium by VenueNext, Sephora, Starbucks, StubHub, Ticketmaster and Tickets.com, among others. 

While only the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus will support paying at retailers, the iPhone 5s, iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 will support Apple Pay for online purchases.

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Hair Gate?

iPhone 6

Well, we have another minuscule iPhone 6 and 6+ complaint. This one has been dubbed the hair or seam gate. Apparently, users have been getting their hair pulled out by their iPhones while making calls. They said the seam between the glass and the aluminum have allowed their hair to get caught and pulled. Twitter has been getting plenty of tweets such as these:

 

 

This along with the bend gate, and the iPhone 6 is clearly not getting the reputation Apple had intended. However, they are very small issues and people honestly should just calm down. The bend is rare and takes a lot of force, and the hair gate is too small of a problem to keep people from buying the phone. Nonetheless, it’s quite interesting to see how people react to an iPhone defect rather than an Android phone’s defect. People have such high expectations from Apple, that they make a big deal out of something not so big, yet are willing to overlook that in, say, the S5.

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Drop Test [Video]

The folks over at the PhoneBuff YouTube channel have uploaded a video which puts Apple’s latest two devices through a classic drop test. Each device is dropped on its back, on its side, and on its face. Without surprise, both phones end up with cracked screens. The iPhone 6 Plus did give out earlier than the iPhone 6 due to its weight distribution but aside from that, there’s nothing too surprising. Check out the video below to see the destruction with your own eyes…

 

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.

 

Best Slim Cases for The iPhone 6

Thinking of getting an iPhone 6? Here is a list of the best slim cases.

(This list will be updated as other cases come out.)

Spigen® Slim Case iPhone 6 Case

Spigen Slim iPhone 6 Case

-Slim
-Eco-Friendly Packaging
-Perfect Port/Button Cutouts
-Available with Logo Cut-out

Amazon ($10-$15)

Spigen® Neo Hybrid iPhone 6 Case

Spigen Neo Hybrid iPhone 6 Case

-Slim
-Metalized Buttons
-Glossy Accents
-Textured Grip
-Available with Logo Cut-Out

Amazon ($15-$20)

Supcase Hybrid w/ Clear Back iPhone 6 Case

Supcase Minimal iPhone 6 Case

-Large Volume/Lock Buttons
-Clear Back
-Scratch Resistant Coating
-Snap-on Cover
-Flat Edges

Amazon ($10-$15)

i-Blason Halo Hybrid w/ Clear Back iPhone 6 Case

iBlason Halo Hybrid iPhone 6 Case Bumper

-Large Volume/Lock Buttons
-Clear Back
-Scratch Resistant Coating
-Slip On
-Rounded Edges

Amazon ($7-$15)

Spigen® Neo Hybrid Metal iPhone 6 Case

Spigen Neo Hybrid Aluminum Bumper

-Textured Grip
-Aluminum Buttons
-Diamond Cut Aluminum Frame
-Protected Volume/Power Buttons
-Larger Port Openings

Amazon ($22-$28)

Spigen® Ultra Hybrid iPhone 6 Case

Spigen Ultra Hybrid iPhone 6 Case

-Eco-Friendly packaging
-Air Cushion Corners
-Back Protection
-Covered Power/Volume Buttons

Amazon ($12-$14)

 

How Much Does the New iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Cost?

Today Apple announced the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The devices will ship later this month, the iPhone 6 will retail for $300 (16GB), $400 (64GB), $500 (128GB), and the iPhone 6 Plus will cost $100 more respectively.

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The prices of the last generation phones have been lowered since the new phones have taken the pricing of the 5S,

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