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Hidden iOS 8 trick stops people from digging through your library when you show them a photo

Hidden iOS 8 trick stops people from digging through your library when you show them a photo

By on October 29, 2014 at 10:48 AM.

It’s happened to all of us. There’s a photo on your iPhone or iPad that you want to show to a friend or relative. Maybe it’s a picture of your new baby or a photo you snapped while on vacation. The person spends a few seconds looking at the image while oooing and ahhing, and then quickly proceeds to begin swiping through the rest of your photo library.

Having to leap forward and snatch an iPhone out of your grandmother’s hands before she gets to your naked selfies is never fun, but there’s a great hidden trick in iOS 8 to make sure it never happens again. More →

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Yosemite and iOS 8.1 Tips and Tricks

Pro photographer offers 10 essential iOS 8.1 and Yosemite photo tips and tricks

By on October 27, 2014 at 11:55 AM.

Pro photographer offers 10 essential iOS 8.1 and Yosemite photo tips and tricks

Now that Apple has released both major updates for its operating systems, including OS X Yosemite and iOS 8, pro photographer Austin Mann — who recently offered readers an awesome iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus camera review — has looked at both Yosemite and iOS 8 (iOS 8.1 to be exact), and come up with 10 handy Yosemite and iOS 8.1 tips and tricks for photographers. More →

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iPhone 6 Battery Life Tips

Here’s what to do if the iOS 8.1 update hurt your iPhone 6’s battery life

By on October 27, 2014 at 11:05 AM.

Here’s what to do if the iOS 8.1 update hurt your iPhone 6’s battery life

It seems as though each new iOS update Apple releases has a negative impact on battery life for some users. There are plenty of theories on why that might be, and they range from updated iPhones and iPads having to re-index files, to some users simply being unaware of increased usage as they explore new features. The truth is that there are numerous issues that can impact iPhone and iPad battery life following an update, and it varies on a case by case basis.

Since Apple released iOS 8.1 earlier this month, BGR has received several emails from iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users who say that their battery life took a noticeable hit after updating to Apple’s latest software. While there unfortunately isn’t one solution for everyone, we have found a simple trick that seems to help many users. More →

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Android 5.0 Vs iOS 8

8 awesome Android 5.0 Lollipop features missing from iOS 8

8 awesome Android 5.0 Lollipop features missing from iOS 8

By on October 24, 2014 at 10:20 AM.

After initially showing off iOS 8 during its annual WWDC event this past summer, Apple finally released the software in September and then issued its first major update earlier this month. iOS 8 and iOS 8.1 represent huge steps forward for Apple’s mobile devices, bringing tons of great new functions to compatible iPhone and iPad models. Features like audio messaging, the new QuickType keyboard and Apple’s Continuity functionality are all awesome additions to iOS, but of course there is still plenty missing from Apple’s mobile platform.

Now that Google’s Android 5.0 Lollipop software is official, it’s time to take a look at a few key features found in Google’s latest and greatest that are sadly still absent in iOS. More →

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iPhone 6 iOS 8.1 Jailbreak Cydia

The crucial iPhone 6 jailbreak app you need has just been updated to work on iOS 8.1

By on October 23, 2014 at 3:14 PM.

The crucial iPhone 6 jailbreak app you need has just been updated to work on iOS 8.1

Soon after Apple released iOS 8.1, the first major update for iOS 8, the Pangu team of Chinese hackers that created untethered jailbreak tools for previous iOS versions released a jailbreak tool for iOS 8 and iOS 8.1 devices, though it lacked Cydia support, which is the main reason users would want to jailbreak their devices in the first place. Luckily, as iDownload Blog reports, Cydia creator Saurik has pushed an update to it to make it compatible with jailbroken iOS 8 devices. More →

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iOS 8.1 Features

This hidden iOS 8 trick will add a great dimming effect to your iPhone’s screen

This hidden iOS 8 trick will add a great dimming effect to your iPhone’s screen

By on October 23, 2014 at 10:55 AM.

Like every other smartphone on the planet, the auto-brightness feature on Apple’s iPhone models including the iPhone 6 never works quite the way people want it too. The bright settings are too bright and the dim settings are too dim, so despite the obvious benefits to battery life, many users disable auto-brightness in their iPhone’s display settings. This means that any time a user wants to adjust the screen brightness on his or her phone, a trip into the Settings app or a swipe up to open Control Center is needed.

But there’s a cool hidden trick that will make it fast and easy to instantly dim your screen anytime you want. More →

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iOS 8 Upgrade Storage Issue

This might be one of the iOS storage bugs that’s preventing you from jumping to iOS 8

By on October 22, 2014 at 12:00 PM.

This might be one of the iOS storage bugs that’s preventing you from jumping to iOS 8

One of the most important reasons for some iOS 7 users not to upgrade to iOS 8 is storage space, as both the iOS 8 or the iOS 8.1 updates require plenty of storage for over-the-air upgrades. Apple enthusiast John Gruber found one potential explanation for this particular iOS problem coming from Kevin Hamm, who has figured out how the device’s storage can been taken over by “Other” files. More →

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iPhone 6 Plus: iOS 8.1 Battery Issues

Here’s how to fix iPhone 6 Plus battery problems after the iOS 8.1 update

By on October 22, 2014 at 10:20 AM.

Here’s how to fix iPhone 6 Plus battery problems after the iOS 8.1 update

Even though Apple’s recent iOS 8.1 update was supposed to fix various iOS 8 bugs and problems, OS X Daily reports that some users have run into unexpected battery issues with the new update — and that’s even if they own the iPhone 6 Plus, which has been praised so far for its extended battery life. More →

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iOS 8.1 Jailbreak Download

An iOS 8.1 jailbreak is out – but you can’t download it yet

By on October 22, 2014 at 8:15 AM.

An iOS 8.1 jailbreak is out – but you can’t download it yet

New iOS jailbreaks just seem to come faster and faster these days. 9to5Mac brings us word that there is already a new jailbreak for iOS 8.1, although you won’t be able to download it just yet. More →

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iOS 8.1 Vs Android

Here’s how you can easily get iOS 8.1’s best new features on your Android phone

Here’s how you can easily get iOS 8.1’s best new features on your Android phone

By on October 21, 2014 at 10:21 AM.

Apple finally released iOS 8.1 to the public on Monday, and OS X Yosemite was released late last week to Mac users. That means that after months of waiting, users who own both a Mac computer and an iPhone can finally enjoy the complete Continuity experience that Apple first showed off this past June during WWDC. We’ve been using and enjoying Continuity with our iPhone but the recent release of iOS 8.1 is a great reminder that Android users have had this type of functionality for years now thanks to one great free app. More →

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Set Up Apple Pay

A guide to setting up Apple Pay on your iPhone or iPad

By on October 21, 2014 at 10:00 AM.

A guide to setting up Apple Pay on your iPhone or iPad

The rollout of the latest updates for Apple’s mobile operating system hasn’t been quite as smooth as expected, but with iOS 8.1, it looks like Apple is back on track. The biggest addition to iOS in 8.1 is Apple Pay, the company’s attempt to replace all of your credit cards, debit cards and gift cards with an easy-to-use mobile service. More →

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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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