iOS 8.1 is here, might solve iPhone 4s performance problems, Dropbox Touch ID, Flic, HDR X

iOS 8.1 is now available
iOS 8.1 is now available

iOS 8.1 arrives, which means Apple Pay is live — OS 8.1 is packed with major features like Apple Pay, iCloud Photo Library, and support for Continuity so your phone and your Mac will work in perfect harmony. Now it’s ready to install. [Apple Pay will only work on iPhone 6 and only in the US so far, but it’s worthwhile for the other features which you can read about at the above link. Macworld has a rundown on what Apple Pay means, if you’re interested.]

Dropbox adds support for TouchID — The advent of TouchID is making it easier than ever to trust other people to use your phone without worrying if they’re snooping through your files. Dropbox for iOS has been updated for iOS 8 users to support TouchID unlocking. With the service set up, launching the app requests a fingerprint scan before you get access to your files.

Flic, the iOS photo manager for lazy people — Flic is a new iOS app that helps you sort through your photos and decide what stays and what gets dumped.

More HDR control — Pro HDR X (NZ$2.59) is a new app that has evolved from Pro HDR. It has solid roots, and this new app pushes your iPhone camera towards better HDR imaging.