Flickr Find: iPhone 6 plus plus plus plus plus — Flickr member Nomad soldier went beyond a basic shot of the iPhone 6 Plus by adding some infinite photo-inspired creativity to this tabletop photograph (above). (Apple commentary site TUAW has a Flickr pool and encourages readers to submit their own Apple related images.)
Nine apps that take advantage of the iPhone 6 Plus screen — Check out this Macworld slideshow.
Even before launch, Apple Pay the ‘player to beat’ in mobile payments, Morgan Stanley says — Apple Pay isn’t even available to consumers yet, but investment firm Morgan Stanley expects that Apple’s mobile wallet service will become the industry standard and help drive wider adoption of NFC-based payment systems.
Gist adds iPhone 6 support to its news summarising app — Gist is an app for iOS that takes the top stories around the world plus in various categories and summarises them in a few paragraphs, getting to just the core of the content and eliminating most of what you don’t need to know. Version 3.0 of Gist adds iPhone 6 support and iPad support, making it universal. It’s in the App Store for NZ$2.59 and requires iOS 8.0 or later.
Apple’s App Store metrics suggest iOS 8 adoption rate has stalled — According to App Store distribution metrics provided by Apple, the adoption rate of iOS 8 by iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users has stalled, climbing only 1% in the weeks since launch. iOS 8 adoption currently sits at 47 percent, up from 46 percent reported on September 21. In contrast, iOS 7 grew steadily, climbing to 58 percent in one week and reaching 74 percent in just a few months.
Wunderlist 3 for iOS and OS X shines at delegation — To-do list apps have stiff competition, from the supremely sophisticated OmniFocus to the simple yet elegant Clear. But none seems to be as wildly popular as Wunderkinder’s Wunderlist (available for Mac and iOS), which even has Ira Glass singing its praises as his tool of choice.
Samsung warns of massive 60% decline in profits for Q3, cites stiff smartphone competition — Apple rival Samsung on Tuesday warned investors of an upcoming slide in quarterly profits that could amount to a 60% decline from the same time last year, blaming the slump on a squeeze in both high and low ends of the mobile phone sector.
Vidgets has lots of widgets — Vidgets is a handy free iOS app that enables a number of Today screen widgets for iOS 8 devices. When you launch the app, you can choose to add any of 20 different widgets including analogue and digital clocks, status of your device (battery, storage, memory usage), GPS information (analogue or digital speedometer, altimeter and digital or analog compass). The app also provides current weather, a forecast, and temperatures for two selected locations, one of which can be your current location. There are plenty in the free version – a pro version gives you more.