Find recipes, organize shopping and cook meals
Back in the olden days when recipes came in books, the pages would get splattered with egg yolk as you whisked away -- creating some Martha Stewart meal if you're in the States, or Delia Smith in the UK. Now the world has moved on, and our two countries share the sweary Gordon Ramsey, and what's getting splattered is Paprika Recipe Manager 2.1.6 for iPad. Or it should be: there are alternatives like MacGourmet, but Paprika is very, very good at this.
Super-simple, super-sleek grocery list app seeks to help without hindering
Ah, grocery shopping. How we hate it. There's almost nothing pleasant about going into a store to spend a lot of your hard-earned money on food that you didn't intend to buy. Grocery shopping while hungry is a disaster that will leave you broke. Grocery shopping after you eat will resolve in you barely buying any food, leaving you in the exact same situation you were before. The only solution is to make a list, and even that can be an endeavor in itself. That is, until you get your hands on an app like Organizy.
Chain has had NFC compatibility previously, will upgrade new locations as well
In addition to sandwich chain Panera Bread and Subway, and fast food king McDonald's, some 860 branch locations of sub sandwich chain Firehouse Subs will now officially begin accepting Apple Pay starting today. Apple Pay allows users to pay for food by simply holding the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus to a terminal while holding the Touch ID button on the devices. The franchise is hoping to more than double the number of locations it has in the US to over 2,000 by 2020.
AT&T increases number of markets with HD Voice enabled
AT&T has expanded its Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and HD Voice service into more markets. The carrier's higher-quality voice calls are now available to use in parts of the District of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin, though customers will require a VoLTE-compatible smartphone.
Caviar purchase fills out Square restaurant service range
Payment processing service Square has acquired a food delivery service. The purchase, estimated to be worth around $90 million in stock, sees Square take control of Caviar, a start-up delivery firm which allows restaurants and other food-related establishments to offer deliveries of orders to customers, even if the business does not typically offer any delivery service at all.