Popcorn Time: The Netflix of Torrent movies hits the iOS

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Popcorn Time has finally made it onto the iOS world. Unlike the Android which is open source and thus like the wild wild west, iOS has to be jailbroken to get the good stuff. If you have not heard of Popcorn Time let us educate you. The app is pretty much iOSPlex in that it is like Netflix for videos on torrents. Popcorn Time lets you search and watch movies without needing to download them. The UI makes using the app simple.

Popcorn Time went mobile on Android because as stated before there are no hoops to jump through. The app was a clone of the desktop version. It looked and worked great.  It took a while but iOS users can now enjoy the streaming goodness too. 1st if you are not jailbroken you should jump on that before reading the rest of this article.

 

Steps to get Popcorn Time on you iOS device

  1. Open Cydia and add the repository: http://cydia.time4popcorn.eu
  2. Download & Install: Popcorn Time
  3. Enjoy movies and shows

 

If you are not jailbroken and I bet there are lot of you thanks to the release of iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and iOS 8; there is hope. The developers of Popcorn Time are working on a workaround to get you streaming goodness too.… Read the rest

How to get your iPhone back to iOS 8.0 in 3 easy steps

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iOS 8.0.1 brings Health Kit to the iPhone. What better way to make people healthy than to take away their ability to use the phone. Wait..How can you use the new iPhone feature if you can’t use the iPhone? I got it. Apple wants you put down the phone and go work out or for a run. If you would rather use your iPhone for more than a iPod or paperweight;  read below to learn how to get your iPhone back to iOS 8.0 in 3 easy steps. 

 “We are actively investigating these reports and will provide information as quickly as we can.” ~Apple

Get your iPhone back to 8.0 in 3 easy steps

  1. Back up your phone using iTunes.
  2. Click “Restore iPhone” if you have an iPhone not numbered 6
  3.  Download the one of theiOS 8.0. links are below for iPhone 6 & 6 Plus.
  4. Hold Alt/Option while clicking on “Restore iPhone” in iTunes and then select the file you just downloaded.
  5. Make calls, use data and use iTouch. So basically have a working phone.
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MasterCard Worked with Apple on Apple Pay

 

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Paying with mobile devices is about to become even more Priceless™. Today, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) unveiled Apple Pay that will enable MasterCard cardholders to use their iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch for everyday purchases. MasterCard built the foundation for secure mobile transactions, so consumers can use their cards when, where and how they want.

“Apple has a long tradition of introducing breakthrough products with features that really matter to people. Apple Pay, combined with MasterCard’s payments technology, gives consumers an easy, secure and private way to shop”

MasterCard worked with Apple to deliver a seamless and secure payment experience. For consumers and merchants alike, that means that every purchase made with a MasterCard using iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch will offer the security, benefits and guarantees of any MasterCard transaction.

Apple Pay transforms mobile payments with an easy, secure, and private way to make purchases. By integrating Apple hardware, software and services, Apple Pay creates a unique and incredibly intuitive experience for iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch users.

Owners of the new iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch will be able to use their MasterCard credit or debit cards from participating banks directly through Apple Pay. At a store, consumers can simply pay by just holding their iPhone near a contactless reader with their finger on Touch ID and their transaction will be authenticated. For purchases within an app, consumers will simply touch to pay and authenticate with their fingerprint or passcode for a seamless experience without having to enter their card number or leave the app.

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Apple iPhone 6 Event roundup

4.7-inch iPhone 6 & 5.5-inch iPhone Plus

The new flagship iPhone is just what you saw in the many leaks. The software iOS 8 supports a lot of one hand controls.  a 4.7-inch display, NFC, Touch ID and a bigger battery. For you data hungry people out there, iPhone now offers a new 128GB storage option.

 

 

 

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“AppleWatch”

Apple and Tim Cook brought back the “One more thing” for this landmark event.  Apple’s wearable device won’t launch until next year. That said, Apple’s software interface for the Apple Watch is what sold us. The design is not innovative. In fact the Moto360 is much more intriguing in terms of design. Remember when the iPad came out and there were only a few apps? Well developers this is your time to get ahead of the curve. Start developing those apps ASAP. A $349 starting price point means the device is more expensive than other smartwatches on the market but when has Apple ever cared about price?

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