iOS 8.1 update coming 10/20 for iPhone 4S/5/5S/5c/6/6+ with Bluetooth 8 & bug fixes?

ios81stagecolorToday Apple announced that on Monday, October 20, it will release iOS 8.1 with Apple Pay and bug fixes. Apple also announced its new iPad Air 2, OS X Yosemite, 27" iMac with Retina Display and an update to the Mac mini.

The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus will arrive in 36 more countries and territories across Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and Africa by the end of October.

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Kindle Fire HDX/HD2/8.9 Update 3.1 Ready to Roll

KindleFireHDupdateKindle Fire tablets will be getting an over the update to Fire 3.1. Models getting the update are Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX (7 & 8.9) Kindle Fire HD (2nd Gen) and Kindle Fire HD 8.9.

The update lets you:

  • Find and share books with Goodreads that lets you share and rate books on your Kindle Fire.
  • Organize your content library into collections.

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AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4 (GS 4) Update Android 4.3 Stopped?

Samsung Galaxy S 4 Purple

Samsung Galaxy S 4 PurpleThe AT&T version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 was reportedly getting an update to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.

The 719MB update  enables the GS 4 to work with the Galaxy Gear smartphone. You can check for the update for an update (from About in the Settings menu).

Update: 11/15/ 1:31PM: There have been reports that the update starts and then stops in the middle of the process.

I contacted PR reps from AT&T. As far as we know, there has been no official word from AT&T about the Samsung Galaxy S4 update. Usually they receive notification of updates in advance.

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Android KitKat 4.4 Features, OKed by Google with Printing

AndroidKitKatGoogle has announced Android KitKat 4.4 with new some new features. Talking to your KitKat Android with the phrase OK Google will allow you to tell it what to do while many new features are visual with Chromecast integration.

MS Office users will like that "QuickOffice" features make it easier to save to cloud and print.  Chromecast gives a prettier picture to the home screen and the ability to watch streaming video on a connected HDTV  and the camera can combine photos.

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