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Apple Pay : Wallet Without Wallet

iPhone6 was launched just a month ago with some exciting and new features including Apple pay. Apple pay is one of the easiest way to make a payment. Get rid of your wallet and ATM card now. With iPhone6 and the new feature iPay, you just need one touch to pay with Touch ID. Payments were never easier in stores or within apps i.e. online shopping. Now payment has reached the pinnacle. Apple Pay is the most innovative thing in payment system. It is simple, secure and easy.

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Most of the famous outlets in the world have already accepted this new system of payment i.e. Apple Pay. Apple Pay lets you use your iPhone 6 or Apple Watch to expend in 220,000+ stores accepting contactless payment. Users can even use the supported or participated apps on iPhone 6 to make purchases. There is no need to open any apps or even wake up your display. All thanks to the state-of-the-art Near Field Communication antenna in iPhone 6. To pay, just hold your iPhone near the contactless reader with your finger on Touch ID. You will know the payment is successful by the beep sound and vibration.

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Apple Pay works with all the major credit cards from almost all op banks in the United States. VISA, Master Card, America Express are the lists of major credit cards that are supported by Apple Pay. Add your debit and credit cards from the banks that are the members of Apple Pay system. Participating banks include America Express, Wells Fargo, Chase, Bank of America, Capital One and Citi. Other banks that are going to be included later this very list are PNC, USAA, barclaycard, NAVY federal credit union and US Bank.

Use Apple Pay in these stories :

  • AEROSTALE
  • America Eagle
  • Apple
  • BJs
  • bloomingdale’s
  • Champs Sports
  • Chevron
  • Disney Store
  • DUANE reade
  • ExtraMile
  • Foot Locker
  • FOOTACTION
  • macy’s
  • Mcdonald’s
  • Nike
  • Petco
  • Radioshack
  • Subway
  • Whole Foods, etc.

For the full list of the stores which supports Apple pay, go to apple.com.

iOS Provisioning Portal for Developers

iOS Provisioning Portal is an app development center for iOS. For those programmers who are interested in app development for iOS, they can sign in with the Apple ID and access additional resources in the iOS Dev Center. developer.apple.com is a special website for those who are interested in becoming an Apple developer. Anyone can enroll in an Apple Developer Program and get everything you need to develop and distribute your apps.

Under developer.apple.com, there is a special iOS provisioning portal for developers from where you can access additional resources in the iOS Dev Center. There are 3 different development centers in iOS provisioning portal i.e. iOS Dev Center, Mac Dev Center and Safari Dev Center. Developers can find all the development resources they need during iOS app development such as documentation and videos. They can even download complete developer toolkit or toolset for building iPhone, iPad or Mac apps. Some of the tool-sets include:

  • Xcode IDE
  • iOS Simulator
  • Performance Analysis Tool
  • iOS SDKs
  • Lates OS X

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Log In Steps for iOS Provisioning Portal :

  1. Go to iOS Dev Center.
  2. Click on the Sign In button or ‘Log In’ link from the top-right hand side of the page.
  3. Either way you will be landed in the Developer Log In page.
  4. Enter your Apple ID on the first field.
  5. Type in your Password on the next one.
  6. Hit Sign In button to continue.
  7. In case your forgot your Apple ID or Password, then click ‘Forgot ID or Password?’ link at the bottom.

Unlike iTunes, iCloud or Apple.com, you can create a new account if you do not have one. Just click on the Register button for that. Every big companies have their own developer center. iOS dev center is a place for iOS developers who are able to create apps for iPhone, iPad and other Appple devices. This is to encourage new talents and developers so that they can be a part of iOS developer center.

Create iCloud Backup Storage

iCloud backup is a backup method for specially for iOS users. It provides an easy backup solution for the customers who want to backup their Apple devices wirelessly. Initially, every Apple ID owner gets 5 GB of storage capacity. If anyone is willing to pay more, then they can upgrade their iCloud storage for more backup space.

Using this iCloud backup, you can create a back up to iCloud, restore from an iCloud backup, use iTunes to backup and others. You will be able to create a backup without tethering your computer. iOS device backup includes data which are stored in your device excluding contacts, calendars, notes, mail messages, bookmarks, etc. iCloud backup is made for all the Apple users. iCloud backup storage is best suited for those Apple users who don’t own a Mac or a PC. If you want iCloud to create your backups automatically rather than manually, if you don’t don’t connect your iOS device to a Mac frequently, then the best choice for you would be iCloud Backup.

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Create iCloud Backup Via iPhone :

  1. Tap Settings icon.
  2. Go to iCloud.
  3. Tap Backup. If you are using iOS 7 or earlier version, tap Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backup.
  4. Make sure iCloud Backup toggle is on. If not then, tap on that to turn on.
  5. Tap Backup Up Now from the bottom.

These are the steps for creating iCloud backup. But how about restoring your iOS device to resolve all the issues?

Restore from iCloud Backup :

  1. Go through iCloud Setup Assistant.
  2. There are 3 options to choose from : Set Up as New iPhone, Restore from iCloud Backup and Restore from iTunes Backup.
  3. Select Restore from iCloud Backup.
  4. Then select a backup.

Another way to do it i.e. restore from iCloud backup are :

  1. Connect iOS device to a computer with your backup in it.
  2. Download or install the latest version of iTunes.
  3. Choose File > Devices > Restore from Back up.

You can even use iTunes as a backup method to restore your content from iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. As mentioned earlier, you can always upgrade your iCloud storage. iCloud storage cost for up-gradation varies from country to country.