iOS 8 Security Flaw

Huge new security flaw found in iOS 8 poses a major threat to users

Huge new security flaw found in iOS 8 poses a major threat to users

By on November 10, 2014 at 2:00 PM.

Researchers at California-based cybersecurity firm FireEye have detailed what they claim to be a major new security vulnerability that has been found in Apple’s iOS 8 software. The security flaw, which they have dubbed “Masque Attack,” reportedly allows an attacker to replace authentic apps on a target’s iPhone or iPad with a similar app with the same appearance. Any data then entered into the app can be obtained by the hacker.

For example, an app that mirrors the look of a banking app on the user’s phone can be installed, and then the target’s username and password can be stolen when he or she tries to enter them in the malicious app. More →

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iOS 8 Features

25 hidden iOS 8 features you really need to know about

By on November 7, 2014 at 12:14 PM.

25 hidden iOS 8 features you really need to know about

IOS 8 has been out for more than a month now. In fact, we already saw Apple release its first major update to the platform last month when iOS 8.1 brought bug fixes and a few new features such as Apple Pay. But as long as some of us have been using iOS 8 — and we say “some” of us because there are still millions of people who can’t update their devices — there are still plenty of new features we don’t know about. Apple packed in so much new functionality that it’s impossible to find and remember it all.

Of course, we regularly provide compilations of good iOS 8 tips and tricks to help people get the most out of their iPhones and iPads, and now we have a new list to share. More →

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iOS 8 Update

Apple wants you to update to iOS 8 even though you probably still can’t

By on November 6, 2014 at 10:10 AM.

Apple wants you to update to iOS 8 even though you probably still can’t

Adoption of Apple’s latest iOS software, iOS 8, has been far slower than adoption of last year’s iOS 7 update. Some tech bloggers jumped to conclusions and suggested that the slowed adoption was due to the lack of compelling new features in iOS 8, but of course that’s simply not the case at all. For one thing, people were quicker to install iOS 7 because it featured an exciting new user interface overhaul that completely changed the look of iOS. But the main reason for slower iOS 8 adoption is the simple fact that millions of iPhone users are simply not able to install the update because of the amount free storage required to install the new software over the air.

Of course, that’s not stopping Apple from asking iPhone and iPad users once again to update to iOS 8. More →

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iOS 8.1.1 Beta 1 Released

iOS 8.1.1 has been released to testers – here are the biggest changes

By on November 4, 2014 at 9:05 AM.

iOS 8.1.1 has been released to testers – here are the biggest changes

Apple is not done releasing iOS 8 updates, as the company has seeded the first iOS 8.1.1 beta to developers. Following the initial iOS 8 release, Apple came up with two quick updates with fixes and improvements, including iOS 8.0.1 and iOS 8.0.2 (which was supposed to fix issues caused by iOS 8.0.1). Apple then released iOS 8.1, a major update for iOS 8 that also brought users several bug fixes, but also several new features, including Apple Pay support for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and SMS Continuity support. More →

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iOS 8.1 Bugs

How to fix the worst bugs in iOS 8.1

By on October 30, 2014 at 12:31 PM.

How to fix the worst bugs in iOS 8.1

Apple’s latest version of iOS is a huge improvement over other recent builds. It’s a particularly substantial improvement over iOS 8.0.1, which bricked about 30,000 iPhones in late September. As solid as iOS 8.1 is, however, the software still has some bugs that can be a big headache for iPhone and iPad users around the world.

That’s the bad news. The good news is that there are already things you can do to address all of iOS 8.1′s most troublesome bugs. More →

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iOS 8 Tips

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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