CES 2015 officially starts on January 6, 2015 and your team from Life On My Mobile will be on-site to cover all the new technology as it is unveiled. If you want to keep up with what’s happening at CES, make sure you follow @LifeOnMyMobile on Twitter.
Users of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+ will soon be able to use Apple Pay at Walt Disney World! As a huge Disney fan, this would make life so much easier as it is one less thing I have to carry around the park with me. As long as I have my phone, and hopefully soon to be Apple Watch, I’ll be able to make purchases throughout the park.
Apple has been advertising this feature as coming soon to WDW on their website for some time now, but according to WDWmagic, this will be happening on December 24, 2014. Merry Christmas to all of us!
Disneyland Resort is slated to go online sometime in 2015.
Look for one of the following symbols for locations where you can use Apple Pay.
I don’t know how long this will last, but if you have been thinking of getting that special someone a new Apple iPad for Christmas, then get your rear in gear and get to your local Best Buy or visit BestBuy.com.
The retail giant currently has all iPad Air 2’s on sale for $50 off, and all iPad Mini 3’s on sale for $100 off. That’s a great deal in and of itself, but if you happen to be a Best Buy Reward Zone member, you could also get a deeper discount by using any reward certificates you have saved up.
I don’t know when this sale will be ending, so act fast if you want to take advantage of it.
You may or may not have noticed a small change when you open up your App store on Wednesday. “Free” apps now display a button that says “Get”, instead of “Free”. If you browse around the app store you are sure to find one that is now labeled with a “Get” button. “Freemium” apps are often misleading, allowing users to download the app for free, but then requiring money to be spent in the app. This change appears on both the iOS app store and the desktop App Store.
When iOS 8 was released, many users with older devices such as the iPhone 4S, iPad 2, iPad 3, and maybe some iPad 4 users found that the new software made their devices sluggish. Apple has been working hard at correcting this and has now released iOS 8.1.1.
I use an iPhone 4S from time to time, and I did notice how sluggish the device became when I downloaded iOS 8. When I learned that this new software was released, I quickly downloaded it and I can confirm that it has helped.
I haven’t had it installed long enough to know if all issues have been fixed, but it does definitely seem to be better now. If you have one of these older devices, try downloading iOS 8.1.1 and bring back some new life into your device.
I first met with the people at STM during CES 2014. I was very impressed with their offerings, and I was not surprised to find that they were offering accessories for the new iPhone 6 models. Specifically I was pleased to see that they have cases for the iPhone 6 Plus model.
There are very few companies in the market that are offering cases for the iPhone 6 Plus at this point. I can’t figure out why, but that is the way it is.
I have been using the STM Harbour case for the past several weeks and I am very happy with it. The case has a dual layer construction, with a soft interior to guard your phone directly, and a harder outer shell to protect the phone from drops. A great feature this case has, is a lower hinge on the bottom of the case that allows the user to remove the lower quarter of the case to allow for use in a docking station.
The Harbour comes in 4 different colors and is listed at $29.95.
I have no complaints with the case and would highly recommend it to anyone who asks. Check them out on the STM website for more info.
Urgent, do not upgrade to iOS 8.0.1. Users around the world and myself are now experiencing no cell service and disabled TouchID. We will update this as we learn more.
In this day and age, almost everyone is looking for a gadget that can tie into their smartphone that will make their life easier in some way. The folks at BACtrack have come up with a small portable Bluetooth breathalyzer that will accurately measure how much alcohol you have in your system. This may help you make an educated decision about when you have had too much to drink.