Apple Pay Is Coming Today, What Else?

iCloud Photo Library, Apple Pay, Camera Roll, Continuity, SMS from any device, Instant Hotspot, Apple, iOS 8.1,

If you are an iPhone, iPod or iPad user, by now you probably know that iOS 8.1 will be released today and the biggest hype for this new release is Apple Pay but that is not the only feature being released. And now we’re having a quick look at some other new features that are making their way in the latest update.

Apple iOS 8.1 includes bug fixes, functionality for several Continuity features, the iCloud Photo Library, Apple Pay and the return of the Camera Roll, along with other minor improvements.

Continuity – With the new Continuity feature, users can easily switch between their iPhone, iPad and Mac or use them together. Handoff, Phone Calling, Instant Hotspot and SMS from any device are the main features that Continuity brings. With ‘SMS from any device’ feature, you will be able to send and receive SMS/MMS text messages from your iPad or Mac.

Also, in the chat bubbles, Apple differentiates iMessages with blue backgrounds and standard SMS messages with green backgrounds. Instant Hotspot will allow your iPad or Mac to connect to the personal hotspot on your iPhone if it is in your proximity.

With the new iCloud Photo Library, users will be able to save pictures and videos to their iCloud account. iCloud Photo Library will be accessible through any iOS device or through the iCloud website.

Apple iOS 8.1 will include bug fixes and the return of the Camera Roll, as well. For another blog post on iOS 8.1 click here.

Do you own an Apple iPhone 6? Do you plan on using Apple Pay? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Ale And Cheddar Soup

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When I came across a recipe for an ale and cheddar soup recently I immediately though it would be perfect to make some time in the Fall, plus it has 2 of my favorite b words, bacon and beer so technically it can be made all year round. In addition to the ale and cheddar this soup contains plenty of bacon and spicy jalapenos peppers so there was really no way that I could resist making it! This recipe starts out by cooking the bacon, and I used a double smoked bacon to add a smokiness, and then uses the bacon grease to saute the onions, celery and jalapeno peppers so that you do not loose any of that bacon-y goodness. Next up is some garlic and thyme for flavour followed by some flour to thicken the soup before adding the ale and broth. With the soup containing both ale and cheese I added some mustard and Worcestershire sauce which always makes for a great flavour combo. The soup is of course finished off with plenty of cheddar cheese and some heavy cream.

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200lb Pumpkin Filled With Ale Tips Scale At Pumpkinfest

Pumpkinfest, LIBeerEvents, Starfish Junction, T.J. Finley’s Public House , Long Island, NYbeer, Long Ireland Beer Co., Blue Point Brewery, Great South Bay Brewery, Fire Island Beer Co., Greenport Harbor, Harpoon Brewery, Saranac Brewery

T.J. Finley’s Public House is carving out time for one of their biggest nights of the year, their 6th Annual Pumpkinfest this weekend, October 18th, 2014. The event is a celebration of the great gourd and the ever-popular beers that are brewed with it. A tap takeover like no other, attendees can pick a pumpkin beer—more than 10 on tap exclusively for the Pumpkinfest—from local and regional breweries including Long Ireland Beer Co., Blue Point Brewery, Great South Bay Brewery, Fire Island Beer Co., Greenport Harbor, Harpoon Brewery, Saranac Brewery, and more. The festivities begin at 6:00 pm and the first 200 attendees will receive a mini pumpkin to use as their mug! There is no cover charge to enter, it is a pay as you go event with pints of pumpkin beer served in a cinnamon and sugar rimmed glass or in a mini pumpkin offered at $6 each. This is a 21+ event.

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Sports Fans Or Just A Disgusting Act?

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Philadelphia Police are looking for a woman who allegedly ran off with Sonny Forriest Jr.’s fake limb outside Lincoln Financial Field near the beginning of the Eagles game on Sunday night. Forriest, a well-known Philadelphia military veteran, often entertains Eagles fans as well as Phillies fans with his singing outside the stadium.

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getgeeked New York Is Almost Here

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Are you ready to get geeked? getgeeked New York is the new event from the folks who brought you gdgt Live the last few years. You’ll get to kick the tires of the hottest gear for the holidays, meet with folks from the companies that make it, and let them know what you think. Because, if they’re at getgeeked New York, that means they want to know!

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