iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users can use Apple Pay to make purchases not just in the U.S. but also internationally. If Apple Pay is supported by your credit / debit card that is U.S. bank issued, you will be able to make purchases at any retail store around the world, that accepts contactless payments.

Apple’s big event from last week may universally be known as ‘the iPad event,’ but it certainly wasn’t the only new product to be announced by Tim Cook and his bevy of vice presidents. Proving that there is indeed no smoke without fire, Apple unveiled its first desktop with a Retina display, and it just so happens to be built into a new iMac that has people climbing over themselves to order.

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have both now launched in China, and while Apple always assumed that the smaller model would be more popular than the phablet, the Chinese market has certainly taken to the 6 Plus. Reservation and pre-order figures appeared to confirm as much in the run-up to the release last week, and now, Apple is looking to make a concerted push to produce more iPhone 6 Plus units to cope with the overwhelming demand.

Call of Duty : Advanced Warfare will be the next major installment of the popular first-person shooter when it arrives next month, and already, we have what appears to be a launch trailer. It’s somewhat unusual for these kind of clips to hit the blogosphere a full fortnight ahead of release, but if you’re waiting on tenterhooks for Activision’s next blockbuster, check out the latest teaser below.

Now that iOS 8.1 is out, Apple Pay has finally landed in the public domain. The feature will not be screaming at you on the screen, so you will need to do some digging before ultimately setting it up for use. In this guide, we’re going to show you how to do just that.

The NFC-toting iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are currently the only devices that can make contactless payments at any of the partnered 220,000 retail stores – as identified by Apple – with Apple Watch to join the party in early 2015.

Thanks to iOS 8.1, Apple Pay is now ready for prime time use, and although many retailers are still readying the hardware in preparation for NFC-based payments, many outlets have already fitted these terminals in advance of the software update. One of Apple’s partners for the new initiative is McDonald’s, purveyor of burgers in buns among other delicacies, and if you’re wondering how an Apple Pay transaction might play out at the renowned fast food chain, then the clip below will give you an idea.

Apple has just revealed the details of its quarterly earnings for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2014, which covers the three months leading up to September 27th. Bolstered by strong early iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sales, the figures make for impressive reading, particularly for those with a stake in the company, and with both profits and revenue up on this time last year, things are shaping up very nicely ahead of exciting new products like the Apple Watch.

The first hands-on video of the Google Nexus 6 and Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has surfaced. The two phablets can be seen side-by-side for the first time in this short video, giving users a very important real-time feel of what the two devices look like when compared to each other.

Here’s the compete iOS 8.1 changelog for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, with detailed outlining of all the new features and bug fixes.

One of the major announcements at last month’s Apple event – aside from the introduction of two new smartphones and the company’s inaugural smartwatch effort – was that of Apple Pay, a contactless, NFC-driven system that would allow iOS 8 users to seamlessly pay for goods at a wide selection of outlets. As excited as we were about this significant new initiative, Apple did make it clear at the time that Apple Pay wouldn’t be hitting the scene until this month. With iOS 8.1 now upon us, we’re likely to witness a rapid, concerted effort to support the new infrastructure, and this has begun quite close to home today with an update to the Apple Store app.

This is just in. iOS 8.1 download links are now live by Apple. The roll-out of iOS 8.1 has been on the cards for a while now, and although the central feature of the new release has long been considered as Apple Pay, this rather significant update has plenty of other enhancements besides. Now, after a few weeks wait, it’s been primed and ready for download, and as well as direct firmware links for every single iOS 8.1-ready device, you’ll also find all of the relevant details after the leap.

Apple is looking to cut down the subscription fee for its Beats Music streaming service, from $10 to $5 a month. This seems to be part of the drive to revamp the service itself since Apple acquired the Beats Electronics brand a few months back.

Android 5.0 Lollipop is going to be the version of Google’s mobile operating system that is going to ship on the new Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 devices, but if you own a Nexus 5 or Nexus 7 then you can install Lollipop already, which wouldn’t be the worst thing you did this week.

The battle for control of our wrists is set to heat up considerably when the Apple Watch enters the fray early next year. With a plethora of Android Wear smartwatches already on the market, such as the Moto 360, LG G Watch etc. it now appears that Apple’s offering will also have competition form Microsoft to consider, with multiple reports now pegging the Windows maker as being on the verge of bringing its own fitness monitor set for market before Christmas.

Over a month after the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus went on sale we’re still waiting for some pretty big apps to receive updates that enable them to take advantage of the new, larger screens Apple’s new hardware offers. Those that haven’t yet received updates continue to work for the most part, but they don’t look their best and certainly don’t show extra content as you would expect from new, larger devices.

As you know by now, iOS 8 download and iOS 8.1 download links for final version are live for iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, 5c, 5, 4S, iPad 2 and over, including the new iPad Air 3 and iPad mini 3, iPod touch 5G. iOS 8 brings a ton of new features to supported devices. More information on the features new in iOS 8 can be found here.

When Apple announced the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus it also announced the inclusion of a new chip, the M8. The successor to the M7 that was found in the iPhone 5s, Apple’s M8 is the processor that handles all the data that relates to movement and relative location while using the minimum of power. The M8 is what makes apps like Health and associated utilities possible.

With Apple set to hit the big ‘GO’ button on iOS 8.1 come Monday one of the features that users will see arrive alongside it is the iCloud Photo Library functionality that has everyone wondering whether Apple has finally given us all somewhere to keep our photos instead of having to rely on third parties. It’s still in beta, but it’s there.

Here’s how to setup and use multi-user accounts in the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop for smartphones, complete with step by step guide.

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