iOS 7.1.2 Download

Apple releases iOS 7.1.2 update for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

By on June 30, 2014 at 1:03 PM.

Apple releases iOS 7.1.2 update for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

Apple on Monday released a new update for compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. iOS 7.1.2 is available for download immediately and it brings with it several new bug fixes and other enhancements. Chief among them are iBeacon improvements, fixes for data transfer issues with some third-party accessories, and a fix for an issue with some attachments in the iOS Mail app. The update is available immediately as on over-the-air (OTA) download in Settings > General > Software Update, or it can be download and installed through iTunes. More →

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iOS 7.1 Features

10 awesome hidden tricks to make iOS 7.1 feel new while you wait for iOS 8

10 awesome hidden tricks to make iOS 7.1 feel new while you wait for iOS 8

By on June 13, 2014 at 10:30 AM.

The world just recently got its first glimpse at Apple’s next-generation iOS 8 mobile software, and we took an in-depth look at iOS 8 earlier this week. As great as all the new features look, there are still dozens of iOS 7.1 features you don’t know about. You shouldn’t worry about it too much, though — mobile software packs so many features these days that it’s impossible to figure them all out.

While developers (and anyone else willing to pay $100 a year for a developer account) have already gotten their hands on an early version of Apple’s new iOS 8 software, most iPhone and iPad users will have to wait until this fall before they can get install iOS 8 on their devices.

In the meantime, perhaps we can help make your iPhone feel new again with these 10 awesome iOS 7.1 features you might not have known about. More →

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iPhone Security Flaw

Yet another flaw in iOS 7.1 lets anyone bypass lock screen security

By on June 9, 2014 at 2:04 PM.

Yet another flaw in iOS 7.1 lets anyone bypass lock screen security

We have seen several security flaws discovered in iOS in the past that let people bypass a user’s lock screen by using a convoluted sequence of taps and swipes. The good news is by the time enough people learn about these vulnerabilities for them to pose a serious threat, they’re often already addressed in an update from Apple. Since so many people update to the latest versions of Apple’s iOS software so quickly, threats are often minimized.

The bad news, however, is that each time one hole is plugged, a new one is discovered. More →

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How To Go Back To iOS 7.1

Undo the damage: How to roll back to iOS 7.1 after installing iOS 8

By on June 4, 2014 at 12:45 PM.

Undo the damage: How to roll back to iOS 7.1 after installing iOS 8

Apple’s new iOS 8 software is pretty awesome — or at least, it will be when it launches to the public sometime this fall. Right now, as is always the case with early iOS beta software, iOS 8 is buggy and unpolished. The software is intended only for developers, because they need early access in order to update their apps and build new apps that utilize all of iOS 8′s new features. Of course, that won’t stop tens of thousands of non-developers from installing the iOS 8 beta on their personal iPhones, iPads and iPod touch handhelds. More →

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iOS 7.1.1 Battery Life

iOS 7.1.1 brings huge battery life improvements for iPhone users

By on April 24, 2014 at 11:33 AM.

iOS 7.1.1 brings huge battery life improvements for iPhone users

Good news, Apple fans! It looks like Apple’s recent iOS 7.1.1 update has plenty more to offer than just a few bug fixes and Touch ID accuracy improvements. According to some reports, Apple’s latest mobile software update also has a huge positive impact on iPhone battery life. More →

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iOS 7.1.1 Download

Apple releases iOS 7.1.1 update for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

By on April 22, 2014 at 12:57 PM.

Apple releases iOS 7.1.1 update for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

Apple on Tuesday issued a new update for its wildly popular mobile operating system. iOS 7.1.1, which is available immediately over the air (OTA) and should show up soon as a download through iTunes, is a minor update with bug fixes that follows Apple’s last major release, iOS 7.1. The update is compatible with the iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s and iPhone 4, as well as recent iPad and iPod touch models. Apple’s brief change log for the iOS 7.1.1 update follows below. More →

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Auxo 2 Download

This redesigned iOS 7 multitasking interface is amazing, and it launches Wednesday

By on March 31, 2014 at 10:41 AM.

This redesigned iOS 7 multitasking interface is amazing, and it launches Wednesday

We have spent plenty of time showcasing gorgeous iPhone apps here on BGR, but sometimes it’s downright shocking what developers can accomplish when they’re not forced to operate within the confines of Apple’s third-party app development guidelines. Case in point: Auxo 2. More →

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React Messenger iPhone

Fun iOS 7 messaging app ditches emoji, replaces them with your face

By on March 27, 2014 at 11:40 AM.

Fun iOS 7 messaging app ditches emoji, replaces them with your face

We love covering apps with great designs here on BGR, and we also enjoy covering fun apps with unique and creative features. Every so often, we find an app that covers all the bases. React Messenger was first released late last year but it has undergone a few big changes since then. The result is a beautiful app that differentiates itself in the crowded mobile messaging space by putting a creative twist on the gentle art of textless communication currently dominated by emoji. More →

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iOS 7.1 Untethered Jailbreak

iOS 7.1 has already been jailbroken… sort of

By on March 21, 2014 at 9:30 AM.

iOS 7.1 has already been jailbroken… sort of

Apple thanking the jailbreak community for finding vulnerabilities in iOS 7, which the company was then able to patch, was a clear sign that an iOS 7.1 jailbreak will take its time to arrive. However, a hacker managed to already jailbreak Apple’s newest iOS version, RedmondPie reports, although, it’s not necessarily great news for jailbreakers. More →

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iOS Update Bluetooth On

This is why Apple keeps enabling Bluetooth every time you update iOS

By on March 19, 2014 at 11:55 AM.

This is why Apple keeps enabling Bluetooth every time you update iOS

Apple’s iOS software updates trickle out to millions upon millions of iPhones, iPads and iPod touch devices following each release. And as those millions of devices are updated every few months, a healthy portion of users wonder the same thing: “Why the heck do iOS updates keep turning Bluetooth on?” More →

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iOS 7.1 Best Features App Crashes

Another benefit to iOS 7.1: App crashes seem to happen less often

By on March 17, 2014 at 5:00 PM.

Another benefit to iOS 7.1: App crashes seem to happen less often

We’ve already taken a look at a lot of the cool new features and fixes Apple has added with iOS 7.1 and now it seems that yet another benefit to the recently released update has cropped up: It apparently lowers the rate of app crashes. Re/code brings us word that mobile app performance management company Crittercism has found that the rate of app crashes for iOS 7.1 so far has been just 1.6%, which is less than the 2.1% app crash rate iOS 7 experienced. Of course, iOS 7.1 has also only been out for a week and there may not be enough of a sample size to firmly conclude that it has fixed a lot of the problems with crashing apps. Nonetheless, Crittercism has found that Apple has reduced the app crash rate with every new version of iOS it’s released over the past two years since both iOS 6 and iOS 6.1 saw apps crash more frequently than either iOS 7 release.

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