One of the most exciting new features Apple added to the iPhone lineup was the introduction of Apple Pay. Â You can use yourÂ iPhone at an expanding number of retailers for payments of goods and services, as well as within someÂ apps. Â Apple Pay has developedÂ very quickly since it was first introduced in October 2014. It is now accepted in over a million stores and counting. With that in mind, it’s important to know how to set-up Apple Pay as quickly and easily as possible so you can start taking advantage of the most convenient way to checkout at your favorite establishments.
When you’re setting up your new iPhone of the first time, you probably already have in mind at least a few apps you might want/need right away. Â This is especially true for users who have owned previous iPhone versions. Â However, maybe this year you’re buying your first iPhone and you’re not exactly sure where to start. Â Or, perhaps you are switching from another mobile platform, and you might be unaware of some stellar apps that are only available on iOS. Â This is where we can provide some guidance, and suggestions based on years of experience and trial and error from our own interaction with the App Store.
If you have kids, you’ve probably handed them your iPhone a time or two to keep them occupied while out to dinner. Â Perhaps you’ve introduced them to an educational game, or let them use your device for homework or to practice math skills like my youngest son does every week. The earlier you introduce them to technology, the faster they master it. Â I know my kids are very tech savvy, more so then I ever was at their age.
However, along with this shared interest in technology, we as parents have a responsibility to keep them safe, and manage what apps they use, and the websites they visit on our devices. I’m _really_ tired of reading posts about parents claiming that Apple needs to refund them for purchases they didn’t authorize. If your young son or daughter uses your iPhone, especially if they know your passcode and Apple ID password, you should be held responsible for purchases made on thatÂ phone.
Every new year since the introduction of the original iPhone back in 2007, Apple has released a new version of their “flagship” phone. Â Whether this is your first iPhone, you’re on a yearly upgrade cycle, or you ride your currentÂ iPhone into the ground before buying a new one, one thing remains the same–you will need take a littleÂ time to set-up your phone before using it for the first time. Â After you get home and take yourÂ iPhone out of the box, there are a few important steps you should follow so they you can start enjoying your new gadget ASAP. Â Here isÂ our list of the first (5) things you need to do after your purchase.