iOS 8: iCloud Drive for Windows

Irony: PC users first to get full access to a major iOS 8 feature

By on September 19, 2014 at 7:15 PM.

Irony: PC users first to get full access to a major iOS 8 feature

Apple on Wednesday released iOS 8, its latest major mobile operating system update, but some of the main features in it will only become operational – or fully operational – later in October, following an important update. One of them is iCloud Drive, which Mac users who also own iOS 8 devices are advised avoid enabling until OS X Yosemite is here. But for PC owners who also happen to use iPhones and iPads, iCloud Drive is already available, Ars Technica reports. More →

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iPhone 6 Security and Privacy

iPhone 6 still susceptible to law enforcement spying, despite beefed up privacy and security features

By on September 19, 2014 at 5:45 PM.

iPhone 6 still susceptible to law enforcement spying, despite beefed up privacy and security features

Apple may be focusing on ensuring customers that their personal data stored on iOS and OS X devices is safer and more private than ever, but that doesn’t mean law enforcement and spy agencies won’t be able to access iOS 8 devices anymore. Wired points us to a new blog post published by security researcher Jonathan Zdziarski, who says that regardless of the steps Apple has taken to further protect personal data and regardless of whether the company is willing to help such agencies, they’ll still be able to force their way into an iPhone 6 or any iOS device running Apple’s latest operating system. More →

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Best iOS 8 Apps Download

Now that you have iOS 8, here are 15 apps Apple thinks you should try

By on September 19, 2014 at 4:32 PM.

Now that you have iOS 8, here are 15 apps Apple thinks you should try

Now that you’ve bought your new iPhone 6 or have installed iOS 8 on your old iPhone, Apple has listed some apps on its App Store that it thinks you should try to take advantage of some key features such as support for third-party keyboards, widgets and extensions. Below we’ve listed 15 of the apps on Apple’s list along with links to their pages on the App Store and brief descriptions. More →

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iPhone 6 vs iPhone Upgrade

‘Mother of all upgrades:’ From iPhone 3G (iOS 4) to iPhone 6 (iOS 8)

By on September 19, 2014 at 2:21 PM.

‘Mother of all upgrades:’ From iPhone 3G (iOS 4) to iPhone 6 (iOS 8)

Tim Cook was apparently not kidding when he told The Wall Street Journal that the iPhone 6 models will trigger the “mother of all upgrades,” as one MacRumors forum poster just revealed. Forum member Kalsta upgraded from the iPhone 3G all the way up to iPhone 6, in what can only be described as a massive upgrade for an iPhone owner using ancient software and hardware, at least by today’s smartphone standards. More →

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iPhone 6 Best Keyboard Apps Download

The biggest iPhone 6 launch day surprise

By on September 19, 2014 at 2:04 PM.

The biggest iPhone 6 launch day surprise

It is no shocker people are busting blocks lining up for the new iPhone around the world and that the shipping times for new phones are moving deep into October in many channels — after all, Apple has created a highly unusual, artificial case of pent-up demand by being the last major smartphone vendor to release a phablet. More →

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iOS 8 Tips Tricks

The most comprehensive collection you’ll find of iOS 8 tips and tricks

By on September 19, 2014 at 12:39 PM.

The most comprehensive collection you’ll find of iOS 8 tips and tricks

Apple finally released its hotly anticipated iOS 8 update to the public earlier this week, and early opinions have been… mixed. The upgrade process was a bit dicey for some users but the dust seems to finally be settling now, and people are starting to explore all of iOS 8’s awesome new features.

We’ve shared tons of great iOS 8 tips and tricks that will help you get the most out of the fresh new software on your iPhone or iPad, and you can find them all in our iOS 8 hub. But if you’re looking for one post with the widest possible range of tips, hints, tricks and walkthroughs, we have just the thing for you. More →

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iOS 8 Tips And Tricks Privacy Settings

The very first thing you should do after turning on your new iPhone 6

By on September 19, 2014 at 11:15 AM.

The very first thing you should do after turning on your new iPhone 6

At long last, you’ve got your iPhone 6 back home, you’ve unboxed it and you’re getting ready to turn it on. But wait — there’s something you and everyone who’s installed iOS 8 onto their older iPhones should know about iOS 8’s privacy settings. More →

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iOS 8 Vs. iOS 7 Adoption

A surprisingly small number of people have installed iOS 8 so far

By on September 18, 2014 at 8:30 PM.

A surprisingly small number of people have installed iOS 8 so far

iOS 8 released with great fanfare on Wednesday but so far comparatively few people have downloaded it and installed it compared with last year’s big launch of iOS 7. 9to5Mac points us to new data from mobile marketing firm Fiksu showing that 18 hours after its release, iOS 8 is being adopted at a far slower pace than iOS 7 was over the same time period last year. More →

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iOS 8 DuckDuckGo Search

How this hidden iOS 8 add-on is protecting your Internet anonymity

By on September 18, 2014 at 7:00 PM.

How this hidden iOS 8 add-on is protecting your Internet anonymity

Apple is calling iOS 8 the biggest update to its mobile operating system since the addition of the App Store. That’s a bold claim, but as the adoption rate slowly climbs in anticipation of the iPhone 6 launch, users are finding plenty of new features to back it up. Widgets, extensions and Continuity have received a majority of the attention from early adopters, but Fast Company has brought our attention to another hidden add-on that could help address important privacy concerns. More →

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iPhone 6 iOS 8 Jailbreak

So, what’s the deal with the iOS 8 jailbreak anyway?

By on September 18, 2014 at 5:30 PM.

So, what’s the deal with the iOS 8 jailbreak anyway?

For some iPhone and iPad users, jumping aboard iOS 8 is not an easy decision — not because they’re worried about whether their older iOS device can deliver a great experience with the new software, but because they’re currently enjoying an iOS 7.1.2 jailbroken device. As is always the case with fresh iOS releases, jailbreak users are advised against installing the new update (in this case iOS 8) on devices that can’t be restored to an older, jailbreak-able, iOS release. But jailbreak hackers are apparently already at work on the first iOS 8 jailbreak, iJailbreak reports. More →

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Best iOS 8 Features Family Sharing

Everything you need to know about iOS 8’s Family Sharing feature

By on September 18, 2014 at 3:47 PM.

Everything you need to know about iOS 8’s Family Sharing feature

Apple has rolled out a ton of great new features with iOS 8 but one that has flown a bit under the radar so far is Family Sharing, a new feature that will let you share your app purchases with up to six different family members’ accounts. Now, however, AppleInsider has put together a terrific how-to guide for getting Family Sharing up and running on your iOS devices so you can share the movies, music and apps you’ve purchased with everyone in your family. More →

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iOS 8 App Store Features

Apple just rolled out a great new way to buy iOS apps

By on September 18, 2014 at 3:33 PM.

Apple just rolled out a great new way to buy iOS apps

During this year’s WWDC, Apple made several announcements related to iOS, OS X and the App Store that targeted both regular device users and app developers. One of the new Apple Store features introduced at the event was something called app bundles that promises developers they’ll be able to bundle together multiple apps and sell these special packages to iOS users when iOS 8 arrives. The bundles will offer users cheaper access to apps: each bundle will be more expensive than the individual prices of the apps in it, but cheaper for the user than buying each included app separately. Now, these app bundles are finally live in the App Store. More →

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