Aussie Mac Zone – Episode 109

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Run Sheet ~ Michael

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Story 1

Interchange fees, hubris key challenges to Australian Apple Pay rollout

Apple is reportedly facing pushback as it tries to roll out Apple Pay in Australia, as major banks in the region are reluctant to cede a slice of the AU$2 billion they take in with interchange fees in exchange for technology some say is already available in the country.


Story 2

iOS 8.4.1

A minor update for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch is now officially available, arriving as iOS 8.4.1.

The latest update to Apple’s mobile operating system is not very substantial, but it does fix a number of bugs that affected Apple Music, which made its debut with iOS 8.4 back in June.

iOS 8.4.1 resolves several other issues, including those that previously prevented users from turning on iCloud Music Library. Another previous issue, meanwhile, hid recently added music because Apple Music only showed offline music, but the update resolves this as well.

Moreover, the latest iOS 8.4.1 also fixes the issue that previously showed different artwork for an album on various devices. The update further brings some tweaks to iBooks, some essential bug fixes and some security enhancements. Apple has also posted some release notes so users can learn more about the security content of iOS 8.4.1.

The new update should make everything run more smoothly and eliminate some hiccups, and it’s now available for download for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad owners. To install iOS 8.4.1, access your devices Settings > General > Software Update and upgrade to the latest version, or connect your device to iTunes to get the latest software.


Story 3

OS X 10.10.5

The OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 update improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac, and is recommended for all users. This update:

Improves compatibility with certain email servers when using Mail.

Fixes an issue in Photos that prevented importing videos from GoPro cameras.

Fixes an issue in QuickTime Player that prevented playback of Windows Media files.

Invites due out soon to apple announcement



Aussie Tech Heads Podcast


Story 4

Entry into $34B console gaming market seen as largest opportunity for new Apple TV

Though the new Apple TV isn’t expected to have a streaming subscription service available at launch, that’s not a problem for investment firm J.P. Morgan, who believes the device’s real selling point will be an App Store with traditional console-style video games.


Story 5

Woz birthday

It was re-miss of me not to give Woz a call out last week for his 65 birthday!  Happy Birthday Woz!


Story 6

emailed question about leaving message in Inbox when moving to folder system using IMAP


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