iOS 8 Features

How to use all the awesome new Messages features in iOS 8

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How to use all the awesome new Messages features in iOS 8

It might not seem like it on the surface since last year’s iOS 7 update included a huge revamp of the entire iOS interface, but iOS 8 is Apple’s most significant software update in years. Beyond the thousands of new APIs available to developers behind the scenes, every in-built Apple application in iOS has been updated with fresh new functionality in iOS 8.

One of the most frequently used iOS apps on the planet is Messages, and this app in particular has been stuffed with tons of awesome new functionality. Do you know how to use all of Messages’ great new features? The answer is almost definitely no, but you’ve come to the right place.

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iOS 8: Install and Use Widgets

iOS 8: How to install and use widgets

By about 1 hour ago.

iOS 8: How to install and use widgets

In addition to third-party keyboards, support for widgets is another new iOS 8 feature that Android users have had for years. Now that iOS 8 is finally available for a slew of iOS devices, users will be able to get widgets on their screens. However, these aren’t Android-like widgets, but Apple-style widgets, and users will only get to play with the widgets that are supported by certain apps, as GigaOm points out, and the widgets will only show up in the Notification panel, which means they can’t be setup on any other home screen. More →

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iOS 8 Install and Use Keyboard Apps

iOS 8: How to install and use your favorite keyboard app

By about 3 hours ago.

iOS 8: How to install and use your favorite keyboard app

Apple on Wednesday released iOS 8, which brings many interesting new features to iPhone and iPad owners, including support for third-party keyboard apps, something Android users have been enjoying for years. There already plenty of alternative keyboards in the App Store to Apple’s default (and improved) keyboard in iOS – such as Fleksy, Swype, SwiftKey and many others – and AppleInsider has put up a quick guide on how to enabled them on iOS 8 devices. More →

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iOS 8 Third-Party Keyboards

These are the best third-party keyboards for iOS 8 on the App Store

By on September 17, 2014 at 4:24 PM.

These are the best third-party keyboards for iOS 8 on the App Store

Whether you’re currently in the process of downloading iOS 8 or you’re trying to uncover all the hidden features that Apple didn’t highlight before release, you probably haven’t had a chance to try out many of the new third-party keyboards which have just begun to populate the App Store. Thankfully, MacRumors has put together a list of all the best keyboards for your perusal. More →

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iOS 8 Installation Tips

Two tricks for freeing up enough space to install iOS 8

By on September 17, 2014 at 4:03 PM.

Two tricks for freeing up enough space to install iOS 8

iOS 8 is a huge update for many reasons — not only has it added a ton of new features such as interactive notifications widgets and support for app extensions, but it’s also literally a huge update that will take up a lot of storage space on your iPhone. The Wall Street Journal has put together some tips and tricks to help iPhone users with limited storage free up enough space to download and install the new update. More →

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iOS 8 Tips And Tricks

Watch this terrific video that uncovers iOS 8’s best hidden features

By on September 17, 2014 at 3:37 PM.

Watch this terrific video that uncovers iOS 8’s best hidden features

So we already know about all the great new features in iOS 8 that Apple has been advertising… but what about the ones they haven’t been mentioning? For those who are interested in seeing the hidden side of iOS 8, the team at MacRumors has put together a fantastic video showing off some terrific new iOS 8 features that you probably missed. More →

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Best iOS 8 Apps Download

5 fantastic apps that will help you get the most out of iOS 8

By on September 17, 2014 at 2:53 PM.

5 fantastic apps that will help you get the most out of iOS 8

If you’ve just downloaded iOS 8 to your iPhone or iPad, you’re probably getting used to some of the brand-new features that Apple has added to its mobile operating system. To help you get accustomed to some of these features, we’ve picked out five apps that have been designed specifically to take advantage of some of iOS 8’s best new additions, including its support for widgets, third-party keyboards and Touch ID support. While these apps are only the tip of the iceberg, we hope you’ll find them to be a useful first step to help you explore other great iOS 8 apps on your own. More →

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iPhone 4s and iPad 2 iOS 8 Update

Don’t install iOS 8 on your iPhone 4S or iPad 2 yet

By on September 17, 2014 at 2:29 PM.

Don’t install iOS 8 on your iPhone 4S or iPad 2 yet

Some of Apple’s selling points for iOS devices are extended support for future software updates, and timely simultaneous iOS update releases for all supported devices. The company often brags with numbers detailing iOS update stats and tells regular customers and developers that Google’s Android can’t come close to offering a similar experience. However, Ars Technica warns that the incoming iOS 8 update for the iPhone 4S and iPad 2, while laudable for such old device, will not offer flawless experiences. More →

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Swype Keyboard iOS 8 Release

Swype’s popular third-party keyboard arrives on iOS 8 today

By on September 17, 2014 at 1:20 PM.

Swype’s popular third-party keyboard arrives on iOS 8 today

One of the most exciting additions to Apple’s mobile operating system with the launch of iOS 8 is third-party keyboard compatibility. You can finally swap out Apple’s simplistic virtual keyboard for something a little more functional, including Nuance’s gesture-based Swype keyboard, which has been one of the top downloadable keyboards on Android for years. More →

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iOS 8 Download

iOS 8 has been released – download the update now!

iOS 8 has been released – download the update now!

By on September 17, 2014 at 12:55 PM.

After months filled with jealousy as you watched developers (and anyone else with a $99 developer account) download each new iOS 8 beta update, the wait is finally over: iOS 8 has been released to the public and is now available for download. Users with compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices can now download the final version of iOS 8, which has thankfully been stripped of all — or at least most — of the bugs that plagued early adopters over the summer as they hopped from beta to beta. Their pain is now your gain, and Apple’s new feature-packed mobile software is ready for primetime. More →

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Best iOS 8 Features Extensions

Apple fixes a crucial iOS 8 bug just in time for its release

By on September 17, 2014 at 12:45 PM.

Apple fixes a crucial iOS 8 bug just in time for its release

It looks people who download iOS 8 today will get one of its most exciting new features after all. On Tuesday, we started seeing reports that the new iOS extensions feature still wasn’t working properly less than a day before iOS 8 was set to finally release. However, 9to5Mac points out that Apple seems to have fixed this problem overnight and that extensions are now functioning properly on developer iOS 8 builds. More →

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iOS 8 Features

How to use all of iOS 8’s best new features

How to use all of iOS 8’s best new features

By on September 17, 2014 at 11:40 AM.

This summer has definitely been bittersweet for Apple fans. A constant flow of rumors and leaks showed everyone exactly what they could expect from the bigger, better iPhone 6 models that would be released later in 2014, but they were still months away from becoming a reality. Compounding matters was Apple’s unveiling of iOS 8 this past June. iPhone and iPad users looked on longingly at all the great new features that would remain just out of reach with each passing beta release.

But the wait is finally over, Apple fans. iOS 8 will be released to the public on Wednesday, and we’re here to tell you exactly how to use the software’s best new features on your compatible iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. More →

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