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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, mobile payments, credit cards, banks, secure element,

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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About Ray Gruenfelder

Creator and Founder of The Guy Corner NYC, the Guys lifestyle blog (Tech, Sports, Food, Drinks & much more). A married father of 2, this page is dedicated to "Guy Stuff". I am also Co-Founder of NYC Wine Guys, a wine blog from 2 guys from Queens, NY.

Posted on October 20, 2014 12:39 pm, in The Tech Geek and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Sounds way to confusing to me. I just have a simple flip phone.

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  2. Don’t have a 6 yet, not up for renewal. Blah. But when I do, it’ll be nice to check some of this out!

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  3. Looks like Apple finally caught on to what Google and its Android devices have been doing.

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  4. Don’t have a 6 yet. Not up for upgrade yet. Blah. But when I am I can’t wait to try out some of the things.

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