iOS 7 to iOS 8.1 Update

iOS 8.1 doesn’t seem to fix the huge issue that prevented you from updating to iOS 8

By on October 20, 2014 at 3:25 PM.

iOS 8.1 doesn’t seem to fix the huge issue that prevented you from updating to iOS 8

Apple on Monday released iOS 8.1, the first major update for iOS 8 that brought some new features to users (such as Apple Pay for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus) and also fixed several other issues. However, Apple has apparently failed to fix an important iOS 8 issue it has never acknowledged since launching its newest OS version on September 17th — and it’s particularly important because it may have prevented many users from upgrading from iOS 7. More →

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iOS 8 vs iOS 7 Update

It looks like Apple’s recent blunders may be scaring people away from iOS 8

By on October 7, 2014 at 10:10 AM.

It looks like Apple’s recent blunders may be scaring people away from iOS 8

Released on September 17th, iOS 8 was quickly installed on many compatible devices, even though users had to battle with unexpected storage problems for iOS upgrades performed directly on iPhones, iPads and iPod touches. A few days later, on September 21, Apple revealed on its developer pages that 46% of devices that connected to the Apple Store were already running iOS 8. However, since then, reports have suggested iOS 8 adoption is far from matching its predecessor’s performance, and Apple is now confirming that iOS 8 installations have come to a screeching halt. More →

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Xiaomi MIUI 6 vs Apple iOS 7

Yet another company is practically begging for an Apple lawsuit

By on August 18, 2014 at 1:00 PM.

Yet another company is practically begging for an Apple lawsuit

Xiaomi is making the job of former Googler Hugo Barra more and more difficult when it comes to denying copycat claims that say Xiaomi products look too much like their Apple-made alter egos. After launching the Mi iPad a few months ago, which is basically a nearly identical iPad mini clone, Xiaomi is now releasing MIUI 6, its latest Android-based operating system that looks very much like iOS 7, TechCrunch reveals.

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iOS 7 Adoption Rate 90 Percent

Apple’s latest update shows 90% of iOS devices are using iOS 7

By on July 15, 2014 at 11:34 AM.

Apple’s latest update shows 90% of iOS devices are using iOS 7

In a recent update to the App Store Distribution page, Apple has revealed that iOS 7 adoption has reached 90% across all iOS devices as of July 13th. It took less than 24 hours for adoption to hit 29% and then 60% after a single week of availability. Of the 10% that haven’t updated yet, 9% are still on iOS 6 while the remainder are all on even earlier versions of the mobile operating system. More →

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iOS 8 Notification Center Jailbreak

Terrific new tweak brings one of iOS 8’s best features to iOS 7

By on June 25, 2014 at 2:23 PM.

Terrific new tweak brings one of iOS 8’s best features to iOS 7

Do you want to try out the awesome new iOS 8 interactive notification center without upgrading your phone to the iOS 8 beta? Well you’re in luck: Cult of Mac flags a terrific new jailbreak tweak that will bring the new interactive notification center to iOS 7. More →

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How To Prevent iPhone Theft

How a key iOS feature is warding off smartphone thieves

By on June 19, 2014 at 12:35 PM.

How a key iOS feature is warding off smartphone thieves

Smartphone theft has been a growing problem in recent years but apparently a key feature that Apple introduced last year is helping to stop it dead in its tracks. The New York Times reports that law enforcement officials in London, New York and San Francisco have all credited the addition of the Activation Lock feature in iOS 7 with leading to a sharp drop in smartphone thefts in their cities. In all, police found that iPhone robberies dropped by 38% in San Francisco and by 24% in London in the six months after Apple introduced the new feature. 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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iOS 8 vs iOS 7: Features and Design Comparison

iOS 8 vs. iOS 7: Here’s how the features you know and love will change

By on June 6, 2014 at 1:22 PM.

iOS 8 vs. iOS 7: Here’s how the features you know and love will change

Apple on Monday unveiled iOS 8, introducing many new features that users will appreciate. Some have been available on Android for a while now, or via jailbreak apps on iOS, but they will all be  appreciated by users when they roll out this fall. To give people a better idea of how things will change, one blog decided to compare the new features in iOS 8 with what’s currently available in iOS 7. More →

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iOS 7 Tips Tricks

More than 30 great tips and tricks every iOS 7 user should know

By on May 19, 2014 at 11:45 AM.

More than 30 great tips and tricks every iOS 7 user should know

Apple’s iOS mobile platform is easily among the most user-friendly operating systems we have ever seen. But even still, there are so many features and settings that it’s practically impossible to remember them all. While it may never be possible to remember all of iOS’s features, there are some tips and tricks in particular that can dramatically improve your experience while using an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. More →

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iOS 7 Jailbreak OS Experience

Awesome iOS jailbreak app brings OS X features to iPad

By on May 7, 2014 at 1:39 PM.

Awesome iOS jailbreak app brings OS X features to iPad

Even though Apple thinks unifying the iOS and OS X universes — in a similar manner to Microsoft’s “no-compromise” Windows approach — would be a waste of energy, the two operating systems have various things in common, allowing users to somewhat merge their iPhone/iPad and Mac universes. However, some developers have actually worked on making the two operating systems more similar, iTwe4kz revealed on YouTube. More →

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iOS 7 Bug Email Encryption

Be careful what you send through email on iOS 7

By on May 5, 2014 at 3:51 PM.

Be careful what you send through email on iOS 7

You might want to hold off on sending sensitive attachments through your iPhone or iPad if it runs on iOS 7 or higher. 9to5Mac draws our attention to a recent post from German security researcher Andreas Kurtz, who claims that encryption for email attachments has been disabled on iOS versions 7 and higher, even the recently released iOS 7.1.1 that was issued specifically to fix security flaws. Kurtz says that he reported the problem to Apple, which supposedly acknowledged it but didn’t give a timeline for when a fix would be released. As 9to5Mac says, this is obviously a potential problem because Apple touts iOS 7 as providing encryption for email attachments and many users have likely been sending important files through email under the assumption that they’d be encrypted.

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