Tag Archive: Passes


Apple passes the $1 billion sales mark in India

Apple has crossed the $ 1 billion sales mark for its Indian operations for the first time, according to a filing with India’s Registrar of Companies (RoC) this week. Apple saw 44 percent increase in sales for its most recent financial year, marking an overall doubling of Indian sales in the past two years — largely […]

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Apple wants to replace transit passes with iPhone 6’s NFC

iPhone 6 owners have only started using Apple Pay to buy items at local stores, but Apple is looking to expand the technology behind its mobile payments system to eventually replace everything from building security cards, subway passes, and bus…

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With Nexus Player, Android TV passes Apple TV — at least for a day

As Apple’s preparing for its second big event in as many months, Google just quietly unleashed an arsenal of new products to push it past Cupertino, including the first real Android TV that will have you ready to ditch your…

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Appy days: Monument Valley passes 1 million paid downloads

In what has been a great year for iOS gaming, Monument Valley stands head and shoulders above most of its competition. Part M.C. Escher and part Fez, the game lets you journey through a surrealist world full of optical illusions…

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Apple Treads Lightly After Lawsuit, Gives Away Breaking Bad iTunes Passes For Final Season

BU5D5AtCYAAGsTX.jpg-largeBreaking Bad fans have been upset with Apple because of a mixup regarding Season Passes in the iTunes Store. If you’re a fan of the show you know that the creators decided to slip the last season into two parts, effectively creating two separate seasons of 8 episodes each: “Season 5’ and “The Final Season.” […]

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Windows 8 Finally Passes OS X In Market Share

End-of-August-OS-PercentageIf you asked any Apple fan what they thought of Windows 8, they’d probably laugh and say it was a total dud, the perfect example on why Microsoft is just too hopeless to survive in the post-PC age. And you know what, there’d be something to that argument. After all, when Windows 8 shipped, it […]

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Plants Vs. Zombies 2 Passes 25 Million Downloads

PvZ2  Plants vs Zombies 2: It’s About Time has only been out a couple of weeks, but it’s quickly climbed up the App Store charts and shattered records. EA announced this afternoon that PvZ2 has been downloaded nearly 25 million times, smashing the total lifetime downloads number set by the original Plants vs Zombies game. […]

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Add Unsupported Passes, Cards, And Tickets To Passbook [iOS Tips]

PassSource Passbook

Yeah, we get it: Passbook is awesome. It’s also woefully under-populated with only a handful or three of official apps.

But look, Passbook files aren’t even that special. They’re just specially formatted computer files with a .pkpass extension. What’s neat about that is that anyone can create one of these files, and then send them to you in email, or have you download them from the web. That way, you can  [Read More…]

Manually Refresh Items And Passes In Passbook [iOS Tips]

Passbook Refresh

Passbook is cool, and one of the neat features of the service is the automatic refresh of information on your passes, letting you keep track of stuff like your Starbuck’s balance, or airline miles, or other kinds of cool stuff.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t always work automatically. This can be an issue if they include balances or loyalty points, right? Luckily you can refresh each of the passes in Passbook manually.

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Troubleshoot Getting Passes On The Lock Screen Using Passbook [iOS Tips]

Passbook Lock Screen

Apple’s Passbook app and system lets you use passes that contain time-sensitive or location-sensitive information. For example, you might have a pass that triggers when you enter a specific store, like Target. Or, you might have airplane tickets going through Passbook, if you use that specific airline’s iOS app.

The ideal here is that the passes show up on your lock screen, so you don’t have to launch an app.  [Read More…]