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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iOS 7.1 Features

How to fix all of iOS 7.1′s biggest problems

By on March 17, 2014 at 12:50 PM.

How to fix all of iOS 7.1′s biggest problems

Apple’s iOS 7.1 update was released for all compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models last week, and it marks the first major update to Apple’s reimagined iOS 7 software. There are plenty of awesome new features in Apple’s latest mobile software — here are 5 fantastic new iOS 7.1 features you have to try out right now — but there are also some problems that Apple’s update introduced. More →

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iOS 7.1 Battery Improvements

5 tips to fix iOS 7.1 battery life problems on your iPhone and iPad

By on March 17, 2014 at 10:51 AM.

5 tips to fix iOS 7.1 battery life problems on your iPhone and iPad

Apple’s new iOS 7.1 software introduced several much-needed fixes and even some awesome new features that you really have to check out. For some users, however, iOS 7.1 also introduced a horrible new problem: shorter battery life. Reports have been mixed, with many users suggesting that iOS 7.1 actually improved battery performance and others complaining that battery life has been reduced dramatically. If you find yourself in the second camp, don’t fret because there are several things you can do to help the situation. More →

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iOS 7.1 Review

The best thing about iOS 7.1

By on March 14, 2014 at 11:11 AM.

The best thing about iOS 7.1

After months of testing, Apple’s iOS 7.1 software was finally released to the public earlier this week. It came right on schedule, as per an earlier exclusive BGR report, but the wait was still agonizing for enthusiastic iPhone users waiting to see what Apple had in store for its first major revision following the big iOS 7 overhaul last year. Overall, the update brings tons of important improvements and bug fixes, and it brought about some new problems as well, the worst of which is likely shorter battery life. But what’s the best new feature in iOS 7.1? More →

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iOS 7.1 Battery Life Drain Issue

The worst thing about iOS 7.1

By on March 14, 2014 at 10:10 AM.

The worst thing about iOS 7.1

iOS users that have not yet upgraded to the latest OS version may have a good reason to stay away from it even though it offers several improvements and refinements, and it’s not the fact that iOS 7.1 breaks the evasi0n jailbreak. Users who have upgraded to iOS 7.1 have complained on Twitter and on Apple’s support forums that they’re experiencing battery issues. Apparently, the batteries on many different Apple device models are draining faster with iOS 7.1 installed than with a previous version. More →

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iOS 7.1 Motion Sickness Fix

iOS 7.1 seemingly solves iPhone ‘motion sickness’ problems

By on March 13, 2014 at 12:25 PM.

iOS 7.1 seemingly solves iPhone ‘motion sickness’ problems

One big problem that cropped up for many iPhone users with the release of iOS 7 was that some of the new animations on the platform apparently made them feel motion sickness. However, The Guardian’s Craig Grannell writes that the release of iOS 7.1 has done more to fix this issue than any other update released so far. More →

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iOS 7.1 Features

5 fantastic new iOS 7.1 features you have to try out right now

5 fantastic new iOS 7.1 features you have to try out right now

By on March 13, 2014 at 10:25 AM.

Apple’s new iOS 7.1 software was released earlier this week, and it brought with it a wide range of fixes, improvements and new features for compatible iPhones, iPads and iPod touch handhelds. We have already shown you a great video walkthrough of iOS 7.1 that highlights just about everything new in Apple’s latest mobile software, but now it’s time to point out a few key additions that you really should check out right now. More →

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iOS 7.1 Features In-App Purchases

iOS 7.1 includes a stern new warning

By on March 12, 2014 at 1:50 PM.

iOS 7.1 includes a stern new warning

In addition to all the changes introduced with iOS 7.1, Apple has also added a new notification that warns users about how in-app purchases work by default, AppleInsider reports. The new warning message tells iOS users making in-app purchases for the first time that additional purchases are available in any app for a period of 15 minutes after the password has been entered. The warning message also offers a direct link to the Settings application, where the user can set the device to ask for the Apple ID password for each purchase, replacing the default 15-minute password-free purchase window. More →

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iOS 7.1 Adoption Rate

iOS 7.1 installed on 12% of devices in less than 2 days

By on March 12, 2014 at 12:14 PM.

iOS 7.1 installed on 12% of devices in less than 2 days

Apple device owners prove once again that they have the itchiest trigger fingers on the market as iOS 7.1 has already been installed on 12% of iPhones, iPads and iPod touches. According to Chitika, the iOS 7.1 adoption rate has been nearly identical to iOS 7.0.6, which accounted for 13.3% of web traffic from iOS devices within its first two days of availability. Although these minor updates aren’t receiving anywhere near the attention of a full number upgrade, iOS 8 is expected to continue the trend of continually higher rates of adoption for successive major releases. Considering that web traffic from all iOS 7 versions combined has stalled out at around 80%, the recent leaks look perfectly timed to reignite excitement for the future of iOS. The full graph follows below. More →

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