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How to use all of iOS 8’s best new features

How to use all of iOS 8’s best new features

By on September 17, 2014 at 11:40 AM.

This summer has definitely been bittersweet for Apple fans. A constant flow of rumors and leaks showed everyone exactly what they could expect from the bigger, better iPhone 6 models that would be released later in 2014, but they were still months away from becoming a reality. Compounding matters was Apple’s unveiling of iOS 8 this past June. iPhone and iPad users looked on longingly at all the great new features that would remain just out of reach with each passing beta release.

But the wait is finally over, Apple fans. iOS 8 will be released to the public on Wednesday, and we’re here to tell you exactly how to use the software’s best new features on your compatible iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. More →

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iPhone 6 Vs iPhone 6 Plus

iPhone 6 vs. iPhone 6 Plus: How to decide which new iPhone is right for you

iPhone 6 vs. iPhone 6 Plus: How to decide which new iPhone is right for you

By on September 17, 2014 at 11:11 AM.

In case you somehow haven’t already heard, Apple will finally release the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus this Friday, September 19th. What seemed at times like a wait that would never end is finally almost over and for Apple fans, only one question remains: Which new iPhone model should I buy?

The decision is an easy one if you absolutely must have an iPhone 6 in your hands on launch day this Friday. iPhone 6 Plus supply seems to be severely constrained, so you’ll have a much harder time finding Apple’s new phablet than you will if you’re looking to buy the iPhone 6. If you’re willing to wait and you’re torn between the two new models, here are all of the things you need to think about. More →

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iOS 8 Upgrade iCloud Drive

One new feature you need to avoid when you upgrade to iOS 8

By on September 17, 2014 at 10:46 AM.

One new feature you need to avoid when you upgrade to iOS 8

It won’t be long now before everyone begins upgrading to iOS 8, but there’s one feature of the new software that you shouldn’t activate quite yet. iCloud Drive, Apple’s answer to Google Drive, Dropbox and OneDrive, is part of Continuity — a new set of features which will allow iOS and Mac to integrate with one another more deeply than ever before. We called Continuity one of the best new features on iOS 8, but before you dive into iCloud Drive, you should know that it will only be compatible with OS X Yosemite. More →

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Apple Watch Features

The smartest thing you’ll read about the Apple Watch and Apple’s future

By on September 17, 2014 at 10:21 AM.

The smartest thing you’ll read about the Apple Watch and Apple’s future

Following the unveiling of the Apple Watch earlier this month during Apple’s big iPhone 6 event, tech blogs and news sites were all over the place. Some called it a gorgeous device that would shape the future of smartwatches and wearables. Some called it a travesty that should not exist. Of course, Apple devices that break into new territories are always incredibly polarizing when they debut. We’ve seen it with the iPod and again with the iPad, and now we’re seeing it with the Apple Watch, despite the fact that we currently know precious little about it.

Do yourself a favor: Ignore the knee-jerk reactions and thoughtless punditry. If you want to read something about the new Apple Watch, there’s really only one article you should look at. More →

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Fleksy iOS 8 Keyboard App Download

The fastest keyboard in the world is now available on iOS 8

By on September 17, 2014 at 9:10 AM.

The fastest keyboard in the world is now available on iOS 8

Fleksy, the fastest keyboard in the world, on Wednesday announced that its iOS 8 keyboard app is ready and waiting in the App Store to be discovered by users who upgrade their iPhones, iPads and iPod touch units to Apple’s latest operating system, also due for release on September 17. Starting with iOS 8, Apple will finally support third-party keyboard apps, a first for the OS, so it’s not surprising to see Fleksy already launch its popular smart keyboard, especially considering that the company does have a notes app in the App Store that also uses the same keyboard technology. More →

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iPhone 6 Sales

With 200,000 workers, Foxconn still can’t keep up with iPhone 6 demand

By on September 17, 2014 at 8:35 AM.

With 200,000 workers, Foxconn still can’t keep up with iPhone 6 demand

Foxconn has more than 200,000 factory workers in a single location at its plant in Zhengzhou, China, and each and every one is doing nothing but work on building the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The world’s top device manufacturer is working so hard that it is churning out nearly 550,000 new iPhone handsets each and every day… and yet it still can’t manage to keep up with stunning demand for Apple’s new, larger iPhones. More →

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Apple iCloud Security Features

The improved iCloud security features Apple promised are already here

By on September 17, 2014 at 7:15 AM.

The improved iCloud security features Apple promised are already here

Apple CEO Tim Cook promised in an interview with The Wall Street Journal that iCloud security will be increased soon, to prevent future leaks similar to the celebrities’ nudes scandal that preceded the iPhone 6 event. And, while the company failed to address iCloud security during its September 9th keynote, Apple has already rolled out two iCloud features including two-factor authentication, email notifications and app-specific passwords for iCloud assets. More →

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Tim Cook on Apple Privacy

Video: Apple CEO Tim Cook attacks Google and Amazon in new interview

By on September 16, 2014 at 5:30 PM.

Video: Apple CEO Tim Cook attacks Google and Amazon in new interview

In the second part of Charlie Rose’s interview with Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO focused on the company’s stance on user privacy, with the exec saying that for Apple, the buyer isn’t the product. Cook also revealed some interesting details about Apple’s dealings with the NSA during the interview, which can be watched below. More →

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Switch From Android To iPhone

Android users: Apple just made it even easier to switch to iPhone 6

By on September 16, 2014 at 4:51 PM.

Android users: Apple just made it even easier to switch to iPhone 6

In one of its boldest moves of the year, Samsung released a commercial explaining that the iPhone 6 isn’t exactly a fresh idea. In fact, the Galaxy Note 4, Samsung’s fourth flagship phablet, is heading to store shelves next month, but Apple wasn’t going to let the snark slide by without some form of retaliation. On Tuesday, Apple published a new page on its support site which detailed something many smartphone users are going to need to know this weekend: how to move content from an Android phone to an iPhone 6. More →

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iPhone 6 Design and Camera

Is Apple ashamed of this iPhone 6 design ‘flaw’?

By on September 16, 2014 at 3:40 PM.

Is Apple ashamed of this iPhone 6 design ‘flaw’?

Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models have one big design “flaw,” assuming that’s an accurate word to describe it: A slightly protruding camera ring that’s nothing like what we’ve seen on previous iPhones. Many users will likely not mind the camera ring, especially considering Apple has gone to great lengths to further improve the camera performance in iPhones, but that doesn’t mean Apple is necessarily happy about the compromise it had to make to achieve its new designs.

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iOS 8 Extensions Not Working

One of the most exciting iOS 8 features might not be ready for tomorrow

By on September 16, 2014 at 3:06 PM.

One of the most exciting iOS 8 features might not be ready for tomorrow

We all still have a few days to wait until our iPhone 6 and 6 Plus shipments begin arriving, but the final release of iOS 8 is just hours away. At some point on Wednesday, likely around 1 p.m. ET, Apple will roll out the latest update for its mobile operating system, but there’s a slight chance that one of its most anticipated new features won’t be ready for primetime. More →

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iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Sales

This is Apple’s secret playbook for selling millions of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

By on September 16, 2014 at 2:41 PM.

This is Apple’s secret playbook for selling millions of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

Apple is preparing for a huge in-store iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launch day this week, and the company’s secret playbook for September 19 has been made available to 9to5Mac. Apple has already sold more than 4 million iPhone 6 units in the first 24 hours of preorders, and it’s likely it’ll sell even more devices during the phones’ actual in-store launch. More →

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