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Tips for the new iPhone

By Staff | Nov 27, 2014

It’s finally here. The iPhone 6 has a 4.7- or 5.5-inch screen.

So, what is APPLE PAY? Consumers will be able to use their iPhone to purchase items that you used your credit cards for. Now, all you have to do is flash your iPhone at the checkout counter at Macy’s, Whole Foods, Walgreens and Disney stores. It’s safe and going to get bigger. With Safari, you can use your camera to scan in your credit card information that lets you buy eBay or Amazon products.

With the new iWatch, users will be able to unlock room doors at some Starwood Hotels or remind themselves where they parked their Edsel with a BMW app.

The new IOS 8 software came out. It lets devices work better in sync. For instance, it’s possible to start a message on an iPhone and finish it on an iPad. If you are working with a doc on your Mac and have to stop, it will open up on your iPad.

Here is a look at the new IOS 8. The new camera takes 240 frames per second. In photos, adjust the light and color with a swipe. Time-lapse, slow motion, bursts and panoramas are enhanced.

A new Health App appears on the home page. Best part is Family Sharing, where you can share your iBooks, iTunes music, photos and apps with up to six family members, which you pay for with one credit card. The really cool Tip App helps you out with your new device. iBooks has a built-in night light mode, and there are Podcast and Battery apps. Home Kit can control supported devices in your home like door locks, lights and cameras using Siri voice control.

Face Time Audio call waiting is finally here, and Wi-Fi calling is free if you are near a Wi-Fi router – about time!

Okay, here is the tip of the century. If you wake up with a hangover and have to call in sick with your fingers feeling too numb, just click on the Message App, then click to create a new message. On the left is the camera icon, so don’t press and take a picture of yourself in this condition. On the right is the new speaker icon. Click and hold on the speaker icon, then start talking. It records what you’re saying; when finished, just release your finger. Now a big half-circle appears, which you can play back your slurred message or send it on by swiping up. Your audio message is now sent, and you never had to type it. You saved your job and can go back to sleep. I’m not done yet. Click on the Details on the top right before you close out of the message box. Scroll on down and look at all the pics and audio messages that you sent.

Want to do something cool with the new Pano setting on your camera? Have someone drive you around the neighborhood, stick your camera out the window and start the Pano. Or choose the time-lapse setting while cruising down Front Street.

Well, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. More to come next issue. Aloha, George.

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