iOS 8 Review

8 big problems with iOS 8

By about 1 hour ago.

8 big problems with iOS 8

Following reports of adoption that has been slower than iOS 7 last year or even iOS 6 in 2012, Apple failed to mention any iOS 8 download numbers when announcing rec0rd-breaking iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus sales on Monday morning. The omission was a bit odd considering Apple announced first-week iOS 7 download figures in 2013, and it suggests the adoption rate indeed hasn’t been terribly impressive thus far.

Why are people waiting? Is it a lack of exciting new features? After all, iOS 7 was a huge deal because it featured a completely revamped user interface. Of course, it could also be that people who have updated to iOS 8 have sometimes had some pretty substantial complaints, and they’re advising friends and family to wait.

According to one industry watcher, iOS 8 has 8 pretty big problems that Apple needs to address moving forward. More →

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iOS 8 Tips And Tricks

How to fix all of iOS 8’s most common problems

By about 2 hours ago.

How to fix all of iOS 8’s most common problems

iOS 8 has earned praise from Apple users for its great new features but that doesn’t mean it’s a perfect release. iMobie has put together a terrific guide that walks you through how to fix all of the most common problems or bugs that people have encountered when installing or using iOS 8 that you should bookmark if you find yourself having difficulties with the new platform. More →

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iOS 8 Tips Siri

Had trouble using Siri before? Try it on iOS 8 and you might find huge improvements

By on September 20, 2014 at 1:00 PM.

Had trouble using Siri before? Try it on iOS 8 and you might find huge improvements

If you’ve ever tried using Siri but have been frustrated by its accuracy, you should try giving it a new chance after installing iOS 8. In fact, according to one longtime iPhone user who has a motor speech disorder called dysarthria, Siri has improved so much with iOS 8 that he’s able to effectively use it for the first time ever. More →

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iOS 8: iCloud Drive for Windows

Irony: PC users first to get full access to a major iOS 8 feature

By on September 19, 2014 at 7:15 PM.

Irony: PC users first to get full access to a major iOS 8 feature

Apple on Wednesday released iOS 8, its latest major mobile operating system update, but some of the main features in it will only become operational – or fully operational – later in October, following an important update. One of them is iCloud Drive, which Mac users who also own iOS 8 devices are advised avoid enabling until OS X Yosemite is here. But for PC owners who also happen to use iPhones and iPads, iCloud Drive is already available, Ars Technica reports. More →

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Uber Vs. Lyft Vs. San Francisco

Mobile apps are absolutely murdering San Francisco’s taxi industry

By on September 19, 2014 at 6:30 PM.

Mobile apps are absolutely murdering San Francisco’s taxi industry

San Francisco has been the ground zero for mobile apps that help people find car rides, and now the epic battle between Uber and Lyft is burning at its most intense in the Bay Area. The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency has just come out with statistics that demonstrate how rapidly and deeply the taxi industry has been affected: According to the new SFMTA director Kate Toran, the number of average trips per taxicab in San Francisco has plunged to 504 in this past July from 1,424 in March of 2012. This drop came despite the fact that rides from the airport remain a taxi industry monopoly. More →

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Best iOS 8 Apps Download

Now that you have iOS 8, here are 15 apps Apple thinks you should try

By on September 19, 2014 at 4:32 PM.

Now that you have iOS 8, here are 15 apps Apple thinks you should try

Now that you’ve bought your new iPhone 6 or have installed iOS 8 on your old iPhone, Apple has listed some apps on its App Store that it thinks you should try to take advantage of some key features such as support for third-party keyboards, widgets and extensions. Below we’ve listed 15 of the apps on Apple’s list along with links to their pages on the App Store and brief descriptions. More →

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iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Apple Pay

iPhone 6: This might be Apple’s smartest marketing trick for selling even more units

By on September 19, 2014 at 3:33 PM.

iPhone 6: This might be Apple’s smartest marketing trick for selling even more units

Apple will sell an impressive number of handsets during its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launch weekend, including the already announced 4 million-plus preorders placed in just one day, but the company may have a secret marketing trick up its sleeve compared to rivals that should help it sell even more iPhone 6 models in following months. More →

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iPhone 6 Best Keyboard Apps Download

The biggest iPhone 6 launch day surprise

By on September 19, 2014 at 2:04 PM.

The biggest iPhone 6 launch day surprise

It is no shocker people are busting blocks lining up for the new iPhone around the world and that the shipping times for new phones are moving deep into October in many channels — after all, Apple has created a highly unusual, artificial case of pent-up demand by being the last major smartphone vendor to release a phablet. More →

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iOS 8 Tips Tricks

The most comprehensive collection you’ll find of iOS 8 tips and tricks

By on September 19, 2014 at 12:39 PM.

The most comprehensive collection you’ll find of iOS 8 tips and tricks

Apple finally released its hotly anticipated iOS 8 update to the public earlier this week, and early opinions have been… mixed. The upgrade process was a bit dicey for some users but the dust seems to finally be settling now, and people are starting to explore all of iOS 8’s awesome new features.

We’ve shared tons of great iOS 8 tips and tricks that will help you get the most out of the fresh new software on your iPhone or iPad, and you can find them all in our iOS 8 hub. But if you’re looking for one post with the widest possible range of tips, hints, tricks and walkthroughs, we have just the thing for you. More →

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iOS 8 Tips And Tricks Privacy Settings

The very first thing you should do after turning on your new iPhone 6

By on September 19, 2014 at 11:15 AM.

The very first thing you should do after turning on your new iPhone 6

At long last, you’ve got your iPhone 6 back home, you’ve unboxed it and you’re getting ready to turn it on. But wait — there’s something you and everyone who’s installed iOS 8 onto their older iPhones should know about iOS 8’s privacy settings. More →

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iOS 8 Vs. iOS 7 Adoption

A surprisingly small number of people have installed iOS 8 so far

By on September 18, 2014 at 8:30 PM.

A surprisingly small number of people have installed iOS 8 so far

iOS 8 released with great fanfare on Wednesday but so far comparatively few people have downloaded it and installed it compared with last year’s big launch of iOS 7. 9to5Mac points us to new data from mobile marketing firm Fiksu showing that 18 hours after its release, iOS 8 is being adopted at a far slower pace than iOS 7 was over the same time period last year. More →

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iPhone 6 iOS 8 Jailbreak

So, what’s the deal with the iOS 8 jailbreak anyway?

By on September 18, 2014 at 5:30 PM.

So, what’s the deal with the iOS 8 jailbreak anyway?

For some iPhone and iPad users, jumping aboard iOS 8 is not an easy decision — not because they’re worried about whether their older iOS device can deliver a great experience with the new software, but because they’re currently enjoying an iOS 7.1.2 jailbroken device. As is always the case with fresh iOS releases, jailbreak users are advised against installing the new update (in this case iOS 8) on devices that can’t be restored to an older, jailbreak-able, iOS release. But jailbreak hackers are apparently already at work on the first iOS 8 jailbreak, iJailbreak reports. More →

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