Saturday, September 22nd, 2012 | Author: OWC Larry
Many users are reporting problems when trying to use Passbook to get applications. A can’t connect error is reported. Apparently sometimes this is fixed by turning off automatic time and moving the date forward a year. Ok… Didn’t work for me.
But – we can avoid all that! You don’t need any ‘fix’ for this.
Having had encountered that error with passbook, I thought I was stuck – that had to download special apps via the passbook link. That is not the case at all.
You may already have Passbook enabled apps! They are just standard apps that have added the capability to support passbook. Can download them all the same as well via the iTunes store.
I am flying on American Airlines today and I already have been a user of the AA app. Today when I went to check my boarding pass, it gave me the option to add it. I clicked to do so and Voila! My boarding pass is now in Passbook!
Some apps will ask you if you want to use/enable use of passbook and apps like AA let you push to passbook with a click.
Bottom line is that you can use/download apps right from the app store as needed and those that support it – they just work.
Apple could have had a little more information for when you first open Passbook. That you have a link in there to get ‘passbook’ apps… that then errors out – that confused things further. But – now off to the races. :)
hope this helps
It turns out that Apple wasn’t content to simply release iOS 6 yesterday; Many OS X users were treated to updates as well. Granted, many of these updates added more interoperability with iOS 6, but each of these updates also addressed ongoing problems too, so you may want to update your Mac, even if you’re not planning on moving to iOS 6.
So, let’s take a look at what was updated.
- iOS 6 – This was the biggie for the day. See yesterday’s article for more info.
- OS X 10.8.2 – A bunch of little updates, including Facebook sharing integration, Power Nap support for the Late 2010 MacBook Air, and a number of iOS 6 interoperability options.
- OS X 10.7.5 – Lion users got an actual “point” upgrade, too. The most notable upgrade here is the addition of Apple’s Gatekeeper security feature.
- Security Update 20012-004 – 10.6.x Users also got at least a little something; a general security update that covered updates for 10.7.5 and 10.8.2
- Safari 6.0.1 – This adds some security measures to protect against maliciously-coded Web pages. It’s not a separate download; it’s currently only available when updating to 10.8.2 or 10.7.5
- Aperture 3.4 - This adds Shared Photo Stream support, along with other functionality and performance updates.
- iPhoto 9.4 - adds Share Photo Stream support, enhanced Facebook capabilities, new themes, and other improvements.
- Xcode 4.5 – This added 10.8 and iOS 6 SDKs, as well as other workflow updates.
- There are also a number of firmware updates. While there’s often a list of what this firmware addresses, there are often other “undocumented bonuses” to a firmware update, so you may want to upgrade anyway. You never know what kinds of extra performance benefits Apple may unofficially add, so if you’ve got one of these machines, it’s probably in your best interest to update:
And while you’re running software updates, if you’ve got Microsoft Office 2008 or 2011, you may want to hit their updater as well, as both versions just got bumped up a little. 2008 consists mostly of stability updates, while 2011 gets Retina graphics support, as well as several updates to Outlook.
Avast, ye mateys! Heave your Software Update to port and prepare to board; for today isn’t just International Talk Like a Pirate Day, it also be the day that Apple unleashes iOS 6 upon us all.
Now fetch me some grog ye scurvy bilge rats lest I keel-haul ye then send yer carcass to Davy Jones’s locker. Arrrrrr!
Excuse me. Don’t know what came over me there…
In case you missed the news from last week, iOS 6 is supposed to be dropped today, with all the new features that we’ve been hearing about since it was announced at the WWDC in June: a new Maps app with Yelp integration and 3D buildings, better integration with iCloud and social apps, FaceTime chat over cellular networks (for carriers who support it), enhanced Siri functions, shared photo streams, Passbook, enhanced browsing and Mail, and even new Camera functions. Article Continues…
Well, the iPhone event is done, and now that the dust has settled, we can look at what Apple has announced and how it stacked up against the rumors.
We’ll skip the surprisingly-short summary of Apple’s new stores, Mountain Lion updates, and iDevice sales and jump right into what most of us were looking at: the new hardware. Article Continues…