While the physical technological advances haven’t been all that worthy of writing home about, it is the stuff inside that has really been pushing the envelope that little bit more. If you find that aspect of your gadgets to be a bit daunting, then we are here to help!

Apple Pay is here

October 20 is D-Day for Apple’s new payment method, which over 500 banks around the world have so far agreed to take part in. Using the TouchID, you simply use your phone like you would a debit card, except you can do it anywhere, at any time, and it is – apparently – totally, completely safe. Tim Cook says “We believe Apple Pay is going to be huge”, but then of course he would say that.

iCloud Photo Library

Apple are really pushing the Cloud upon us, wanting this Photo Library to replace the current Photo Stream, both on your iPhone and across all other Apple products you might happen to have. It also reintroduces the Camera Roll, which the original iOS8 had ditched.

Yosemite is out now

Apple has added the Yosemite operation server, the latest updated version of the OS X, to the Apple Store as a free download. It overhauls the presentation so it looks a lot more like the iOS, plus it’s making switching between Apple products a breeze thanks to iCloud Drive and the Handsoff feature.

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