iOS 8 App Store Features

Apple just rolled out a great new way to buy iOS apps

By on September 18, 2014 at 3:33 PM.

Apple just rolled out a great new way to buy iOS apps

During this year’s WWDC, Apple made several announcements related to iOS, OS X and the App Store that targeted both regular device users and app developers. One of the new Apple Store features introduced at the event was something called app bundles that promises developers they’ll be able to bundle together multiple apps and sell these special packages to iOS users when iOS 8 arrives. The bundles will offer users cheaper access to apps: each bundle will be more expensive than the individual prices of the apps in it, but cheaper for the user than buying each included app separately. Now, these app bundles are finally live in the App Store. More →

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iPhone 6 vs iPhone 6 Plus Quick Review

This is what real people think about the real iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

By on September 18, 2014 at 1:35 PM.

This is what real people think about the real iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

You might have already read all those first iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus reviews that are basically saying Apple’s latest iPhones are bigger and better than previous models and their respective rivals. You might have also already seen hilarious reactions from real people who were shown fake or dummy iPhone 6 units long before Apple actually unveiled the device. But now, Re/code has gone out with its actual iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units, asking real people what they think about the new smartphones. More →

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iOS 8 Features: iCloud Drive

These are the 5 major iOS 8 features that you can’t even use yet

By on September 18, 2014 at 12:41 PM.

These are the 5 major iOS 8 features that you can’t even use yet

Apple already released iOS 8 to the masses, with the new mobile operating system having been made available to users who have at least 2011 iOS hardware (iPhone 4S or iPad 2) and later models. But iPhone and iPad owners will easily discover that some major iOS 8 features aren’t actually available yet, or not functional at full capacity for the time being. More →

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iOS 8 vs iOS 7: Feature Updates

iOS 8 vs iOS 7: This is how your favorite mobile platform changed overnight

By on September 18, 2014 at 11:36 AM.

iOS 8 vs iOS 7: This is how your favorite mobile platform changed overnight

Apple’s recently released iOS 8 is very similar to iOS 7, at least when looking at it from a distance. But the new mobile operating system has a bunch of significant new features ready to be used right away, or arriving at some point next month following a software update. In fact, even though iOS 8 appears to be identical to iOS 7, there are many UI tweaks that make it even more user-friendly than its predecessor, one site put together a detailed guide, complete with images showing some of the critical differences between the two iOS versions that’ll completely change the way you interact with your iOS devices. More →

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iOS 8: Install and Use Widgets

iOS 8: How to install and use widgets

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

iOS 8: How to install and use widgets

In addition to third-party keyboards, support for widgets is another new iOS 8 feature that Android users have had for years. Now that iOS 8 is finally available for a slew of iOS devices, users will be able to get widgets on their screens. However, these aren’t Android-like widgets, but Apple-style widgets, and users will only get to play with the widgets that are supported by certain apps, as GigaOm points out, and the widgets will only show up in the Notification panel, which means they can’t be setup on any other home screen. More →

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Tim Cook on Apple Privacy

This might be Apple CEO Tim Cook’s most important message yet

By on September 18, 2014 at 7:45 AM.

This might be Apple CEO Tim Cook’s most important message yet

Apple’s stance on privacy and data security appears to be stronger than ever, as the company has published an entire new privacy section on its website, complete with an important privacy-related message from CEO Tim Cook. The pages also include details on how Apple handles private data, what users can do to protect their Apple IDs used to log into iTunes and iCloud, and what information the company shares with law enforcement agencies. More →

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iOS 8 Install and Use Keyboard Apps

iOS 8: How to install and use your favorite keyboard app

By on September 18, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

iOS 8: How to install and use your favorite keyboard app

Apple on Wednesday released iOS 8, which brings many interesting new features to iPhone and iPad owners, including support for third-party keyboard apps, something Android users have been enjoying for years. There already plenty of alternative keyboards in the App Store to Apple’s default (and improved) keyboard in iOS – such as Fleksy, Swype, SwiftKey and many others – and AppleInsider has put up a quick guide on how to enabled them on iOS 8 devices. More →

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Apple Watch AMOLED Display

Samsung reportedly missing out on huge 50 million Apple Watch display deal

By on September 17, 2014 at 8:00 PM.

Samsung reportedly missing out on huge 50 million Apple Watch display deal

Apple may be preparing a massive Apple Watch launch for 2015, a new report from Digitimes indicates, citing unnamed sources at LG Display. Apparently, Apple will order as many as 5 million AMOLED displays each month for the Watch, with sources revealing that Apple wants to sell as many as 50 million units next year. Interestingly, the report goes on to say that Apple decided not to purchase any displays from Samsung, even though the Korean giant’s AMOLED technology for mobile devices has been praised in recent reviews.

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Apple Watch Design Story

Jony Ive explains why designing the Apple Watch was insanely difficult

By on September 17, 2014 at 6:30 PM.

Jony Ive explains why designing the Apple Watch was insanely difficult

Even though Apple was late to announce its first smartwatch compared to its rivals and its Apple Watch will hit stores only at some point next year, the company has been working on its wrist gadget for quite a long time, a new Bloomberg Businessweek profile on Apple reveals. More →

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iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Cost

Why the iPhone 6 will give you more for your money than any previous model

By on September 17, 2014 at 5:17 PM.

Why the iPhone 6 will give you more for your money than any previous model

Apple has kept iPhone pricing in place rather than increase it for the iPhone 6, even while offering more storage to users – in fact, the 64GB and 128GB iPhone 6 models purchased either on-contract or off-contract are cheaper than their corresponding predecessor – though it also introduced the more expensive iPhone 6 Plus versions this year. However, Apple appears to be paying a lot more than in previous years to make the handsets, a new Quartz report reveals. More →

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iPhone 6 Production Delays

Strike at Foxconn plant could impact iPhone 6 supply

By on September 17, 2014 at 3:18 PM.

Strike at Foxconn plant could impact iPhone 6 supply

Not only is Foxconn having problems keeping up with iPhone 6 production, but it looks like its Brazilian factories are giving the Chinese manufacturing giant even more headaches. Citing local reports, 9to5Mac says that Foxconn’s factory in Brazil is currently on strike, with production lines having been been halted since last Thursday. More →

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iPhone 4s and iPad 2 iOS 8 Update

Don’t install iOS 8 on your iPhone 4S or iPad 2 yet

By on September 17, 2014 at 2:29 PM.

Don’t install iOS 8 on your iPhone 4S or iPad 2 yet

Some of Apple’s selling points for iOS devices are extended support for future software updates, and timely simultaneous iOS update releases for all supported devices. The company often brags with numbers detailing iOS update stats and tells regular customers and developers that Google’s Android can’t come close to offering a similar experience. However, Ars Technica warns that the incoming iOS 8 update for the iPhone 4S and iPad 2, while laudable for such old device, will not offer flawless experiences. More →

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iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Reviews Roundup

Here are all the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus reviews, and both phones are amazing!

By on September 17, 2014 at 12:30 PM.

Here are all the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus reviews, and both phones are amazing!

With two days to go until the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus finally start selling in stores – or ship to the doors of the millions customers who have preordered one of the new iPhone 6 models – the first reviews are in. Unsurprisingly, the reviews will tell you what you already suspected: Apple’s completely redesigned iPhones are “bigger than bigger,” just as the company claims. More →

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