Jawbone UP iPhone App

You can finally use Jawbone’s awesome UP app without an UP band

By on September 29, 2014 at 4:20 PM.

You can finally use Jawbone’s awesome UP app without an UP band

Jawbone might have started as a Bluetooth headset company, but it’s now also the maker of the best fitness tracker in the world. We gave the UP24 that honor for a number of reasons, and the band’s fantastic accompanying software sits somewhere near the top. Not everyone wants to wear a fitness tracker though, and now you don’t have to: Jawbone has released a new version of its great app that makes use of iOS 8’s new Healthkit features and doesn’t require any separate hardware. More →

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iOS 8 Security Holes QuickType

Massive iOS 8 flaw suggests parts of your password in autocomplete

By on September 29, 2014 at 2:28 PM.

Massive iOS 8 flaw suggests parts of your password in autocomplete

This could potentially be a significant problem for anyone who has installed iOS 8 on their device. iDownload Blog points us to a new report from iGen.fr that claims iOS 8’s QuickType smart keyboard feature will actually suggest parts of your password as part of its predictive typing feature. More →

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iOS 8 iPhone 4S

Watch this video before you update your iPhone 4S to iOS 8

By on September 29, 2014 at 9:05 AM.

Watch this video before you update your iPhone 4S to iOS 8

If you’re still using an iPhone 4S, odds are fairly good that you’ve learned to hold off on installing major software updates on your iPhone. While new versions of iOS bring great and exciting new features, they also can bring slowed performance or even bogging to older Apple devices. Early reports suggested that this was indeed the case for the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 when Apple’s iOS 8 update was released earlier this month, and we even shared a way to roll back to iOS 7.1 for users who couldn’t deal with the performance issues.

Now that two updates have been released for iOS 8, however, it may finally be safe to update those older devices. More →

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iOS 8 HealthKit Apps for Health

These are the iOS 8 ‘Apps for Health’ you need

By on September 29, 2014 at 7:45 AM.

These are the iOS 8 ‘Apps for Health’ you need

After Apple released iOS 8.0.2 to fix the iPhone 6 issues caused by the previous iOS 8.0.1 update, on Friday the first HealthKit-enabled apps started hitting the App Store, although the company did not put up a special Health apps section on its website that would help users easily discover those health and fitness apps that were updated with Health functionality features. Since then, a special Apps for Health section has been created inside the App Store, highlighting some of the first apps that include HealthKit functionality. More →

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Downgrade From iOS 8.0 to iOS 7.1.2

There’s no turning back from iOS 8 if you upgrade from iOS 7.1.2

By on September 26, 2014 at 5:05 PM.

There’s no turning back from iOS 8 if you upgrade from iOS 7.1.2

Now that the iOS 8.0.1 fiasco has been resolved, Apple is looking to move forward with its latest mobile platform. In order to do so, Apple has stopped signing the iOS 7.1.2 firmware, which means that it is no longer possible to downgrade from iOS 8 once you have installed the update. If you’re still unsure about iOS 8 and have yet to pull the trigger, be aware that there’s now no turning back once you do. More →

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iPhone 6: iOS 8 Tracking

Your iPhone 6 can still be tracked despite increased iOS 8 privacy features

By on September 26, 2014 at 4:12 PM.

Your iPhone 6 can still be tracked despite increased iOS 8 privacy features

User privacy is a product feature Apple has been heavily advertising recently and it’s been making sure customers know their data is safe… but that doesn’t mean advertisers and retailers won’t still be able to track some Apple device users. For example, even if you use an iOS 8 privacy feature called MAC address spoofing that was designed to stop advertisers from tracking you, you still aren’t necessarily safe from marketers’ prying eyes. More →

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iOS 8 HealtKit Apps

The first HealthKit apps are finally functional in iOS 8

By on September 26, 2014 at 2:28 PM.

The first HealthKit apps are finally functional in iOS 8

Apple delayed the launch of HealthKit apps when it released iOS 8, even though Health is one of the main features of this year’s iOS update. The company then released iOS 8.0.1, which should have fixed HealthKit problems and allowed app developers to update their apps with HealthKit integration, but the update was quickly pulled as it was found to cause serious problems for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users.

More →

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iOS 8.0.1 Download

After a bad rollout for iOS 8.0.1, Apple has released iOS 8.0.2

By on September 25, 2014 at 8:20 PM.

After a bad rollout for iOS 8.0.1, Apple has released iOS 8.0.2

Just a week after the launch of iOS 8, Apple pushed out an update that was meant to fix several minor bugs that had been discovered following its release. Unfortunately, many iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users who downloaded iOS 8.0.1 soon discovered that the update included a few additional unwanted features: the inability to place phone calls or use Touch ID. More →

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iOS 8 Security Flaw

Developer warns of yet another big iPhone security flaw

By on September 25, 2014 at 1:40 PM.

Developer warns of yet another big iPhone security flaw

Apple really isn’t having a good week. Things started out well enough when Apple revealed on Monday morning that more than 10 million combined iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handset were sold during their debut weekend. Then came “Bendgate.” And iOS 8.0.1. And the revelation that Apple is entirely at fault for the huge nude celebrity photo leak. Piling on top of this growing list is a blog post from app developer Craig Hockenberry, who reveals a big and potentially frightening security issue in iOS 8 and earlier versions of Apple’s mobile software. More →

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iOS 8.0.1 Update Song

The funniest (or saddest) thing you’ll see today: The iOS 8.0.1 update song

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

The funniest (or saddest) thing you’ll see today: The iOS 8.0.1 update song

For the last month, Apple has been on top of the world. The Cupertino-based company recently sold 10 million smartphones in a single weekend, unveiled a new product that has the potential to dominate the wearable market, and already has fans excited about an October event that hasn’t even been announced. But the reason that Apple is dominating the headlines this afternoon isn’t because of its success; instead Apple is trending online because of a ridiculously botched update to iOS 8. More →

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iOS 8.0.1 Bug Fix

How to fix your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus after the iOS 8.0.1 update destroys it

By on September 24, 2014 at 2:08 PM.

How to fix your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus after the iOS 8.0.1 update destroys it

Apple just released a brand new software update for its mobile device lineup. If you install it on an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, it will break your phone. That’s right, Apple’s meticulous quality control team allowed iOS 8.0.1 to be released with some of the worst bugs we’ve ever seen; after installing the update on an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, your phone will no longer be able to connect to cellular networks and Touch ID will not work anymore.

Luckily, there’s a relatively easy fix. More →

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BGR-iPhone-6-top

iOS 8.0.1 has been released for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

By on September 24, 2014 at 12:57 PM.

iOS 8.0.1 has been released for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

Well that was fast… Apple just released iOS 8 to the public last week and on Wednesday, just one week since the new software’s initial release, Apple has issued its first update. iOS 8.0.1 is available immediately on all compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models as an over the air (OTA) update or as a download through iTunes.

Apple’s full change log can be seen below. More →

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