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iOS 8 Beta 5

iOS 8 beta 5 to be released August 4th, beta 6 on August 15th

By on July 23, 2014 at 11:13 AM.

iOS 8 beta 5 to be released August 4th, beta 6 on August 15th

According to our sources, Apple is nearing the end of the beta testing cycle for iOS 8. We are told that the company plans to seed iOS 8 beta 5 to developers on August 4th, and a final version of the OS, iOS 8 beta 6 on August 15th. After that we most likely are going to have a lull of several weeks until Apple is ready to release the iOS 8 GM (this is the final version, barring any unforeseen emergency fixes / problems). The latest version of Apple’s upcoming mobile software, iOS 8 beta 4, is the most stable and smooth out of all the releases so far, and it also incorporates new design and user interface tweaks, bug fixes and feature enhancements.

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iPhone 6 Release Date Details

Report from solid source points to iPhone 6 release in mid-September

By on July 23, 2014 at 10:52 AM.

Report from solid source points to iPhone 6 release in mid-September

Reports surrounding Apple’s impending iPhone 6 announcement keep rolling in. 9to5Mac reports that Apple is “tentatively” planning to host a keynote address in mid-September to announce the iPhone 6 and everything we need to know about the full version of iOS 8. According to the sources, the event will most likely be held during either the second or third week of September, but manufacturing issues could delay Apple’s schedule. More →

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iOS 8 and Yosemite Release Date

Why it makes sense for iOS 8 and Yosemite to launch separately

By on July 23, 2014 at 9:20 AM.

Why it makes sense for iOS 8 and Yosemite to launch separately

Apple’s new operating systems for mobile devices and computers will not launch simultaneously, 9to5Mac has learned from sources familiar with the matter, but that’s not necessarily surprising, even though iOS and OS X will be tied together more than ever once iOS 8 and Yosemite are released. More →

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iOS 8 Beta 4 Features: EU Internet

iOS 8 beta 4 comes with special roaming setting for Europe

By on July 22, 2014 at 11:30 PM.

iOS 8 beta 4 comes with special roaming setting for Europe

Among the new features added to iOS 8 beta 4, Apple’s latest iOS 8 pre-release version that was released to developers on Monday, there’s nifty a new setting ready to handle roaming in the European Union, Cult of Mac reports. More →

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iPhone 6 and iOS 8 Release Date

Why Apple’s iPhone 6 should launch on September 12th

By on July 22, 2014 at 2:50 PM.

Why Apple’s iPhone 6 should launch on September 12th

While some reports say the next-gen iPhones will be launched on September 19th – not to mention that some retailers already offer pre-order options of the iPhone 6, despite the fact that it doesn’t yet exist – Business Insider has a different take on when the iPhone 6 should be released. More →

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How To Install iOS 8 Beta 4

How to install iOS 8 beta 4 right now without a developer account

By on July 22, 2014 at 9:50 AM.

How to install iOS 8 beta 4 right now without a developer account

Apple pushed out its fourth beta version of iOS 8 on Monday, and the update came right on time. iOS 8 beta 4 is a huge improvement over earlier betas in a number of ways, offering several new features such as a redesigned Control Center, as well as plenty of bug fixes that make it easier for iOS developers to test their apps ahead of iOS 8′s public release this fall. Of course, the fixes are also greatly appreciated by non-developers who pay $99 for the opportunity to get their hands on Apple’s unreleased iOS software before any of their friends.

As it turns out, iPhone and iPad owners don’t even need to pay for a developer account to install iOS 8 beta 4. More →

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iOS 8 Beta 4

Apple completely changed Control Center in iOS 8 beta 4 – here’s what it looks like

By on July 21, 2014 at 2:41 PM.

Apple completely changed Control Center in iOS 8 beta 4 – here’s what it looks like

Apple on Monday released iOS 8 beta 4, just as our sources said would be the case. The new build is Apple’s fourth developer preview release of its new iOS 8 software, which will be let loose to the general public sometime in the coming months, likely just before the next-generation iPhone 6 launches. In the meantime, developers can use Apple’s iOS 8 betas to update their apps and build new ones that take advantage of all the new APIs Apple has provided. For the rest of us, iOS 8 gives us a look at all the great new things to come.

Unfortunately, not all of those things are actually great. More →

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iOS 8 Beta 4 Download

iOS 8 beta 4 is now available for download

iOS 8 beta 4 is now available for download

By on July 21, 2014 at 12:57 PM.

Apple has been releasing new updates steadily since the first developer build of iOS 8 was let loose on June 2nd, and iOS 8 beta 4 couldn’t come soon enough considering how buggy beta 3 has been. Now, the latest and greatest iOS 8 build for developers — and anyone else who pays Apple $99 each year for a developer account — is available for download, just as our inside sources said it would be. More →

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iOS 8 Features

iOS 8′s four most surprisingly useful features

By on July 18, 2014 at 10:54 AM.

iOS 8′s four most surprisingly useful features

We still have about two months to go before Apple’s new iOS 8 software is released to the public, but developers — and anyone else with a $99 developer account — have already spent more than a month with the new operating system. Visually, iOS 8 isn’t anything like the dramatic update we saw went Apple updated its mobile software from iOS 6 to iOS 7. Behind the scenes, however, iOS 8 is probably Apple’s most massive update in years.

Of course, not all the action takes place behind the scenes; there are plenty of awesome new user-facing features in iOS 8 that iPhone and iPad users will love, come September. We covered many of them in our iOS 8 preview back in June, but a newly published list looks to isolate the four most surprisingly useful new features in iOS 8. More →

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Apple iOS 8 Download

Apple scheduled to release iOS 8 beta 4 Monday July 21st

By on July 16, 2014 at 9:41 AM.

Apple scheduled to release iOS 8 beta 4 Monday July 21st

One of our Apple sources has let us know that the company is currently planning on making iOS 8 beta 4 available to developers and testing partners on Monday, July 21st. This would be a two-week gap between iOS 8 beta 3 and beta 4, differing from the three-week gap from beta 2 to beta 3. We have also been able to get a glimpse at the iOS 8 beta release calendar and we will continue to share iOS 8 beta release dates with you as we get closer to them. While Apple’s iOS betas are only meant for developers to use on test devices, many people run the software on their personal iPhones and iPads, and with each new beta comes improvements and also potential new bugs. More →

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Fleksy iOS 8 Keyboard App

One of the world’s best Android keyboards is officially coming to iOS 8 this fall

By on July 10, 2014 at 6:15 PM.

One of the world’s best Android keyboards is officially coming to iOS 8 this fall

We’ve known for a while that Fleksy, one of the best third-party Android keyboards around, is coming to the iPhone. Now, however, we have a better idea of exactly when we can expect to see it. Per 9to5Mac, Fleksy says that it’s still on track to launch its third-party keyboard app this fall after the launch of iOS 8. The app, which earlier this year broke the world record for fastest typing on a smartphone, now supports 40 different languages and should be a very popular item when it finally hits the App Store. More →

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iOS 8 and Yosemite Privacy Features

iOS 8 and Yosemite will fiercly guard user privacy

By on July 8, 2014 at 11:54 AM.

iOS 8 and Yosemite will fiercly guard user privacy

Apple has gone to great lengths to make privacy one of the main features of iOS 8 and Yosemite, which could be a very important differentiating factor for mobile device and computers buyers— especially considering the recent NSA-related leaks, the privacy-breaking practices of other companies and the malware that can affect certain other operating systems looking to steal personal data.

IOS and web app designer Luis Abreu has taken an extensive look at Apple’s new operating systems, revealing the ways they protect user data while offering more advanced features. In addition to focusing on the user-side, Abreu is also offering app developers advice on how to better adapt to the changes, in order to take advantage of the new iOS 8 and Yosemite features, while abiding to Apple’s strict privacy rules and requirements.
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