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iOS 8

iCloud Drive Bug Fix

How to avoid the horrible iOS 8 bug that could delete your files

October 1st, 2014

Apple has had one headache after another over the past few weeks, spanning from the media circus that is “Bendgate” to a buggy iOS 8.0.1 update that bricked about 40,000 new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets. Among all of these issues lies a fairly serious bug in iOS 8 that has been causing …

iPhone 6 iOS 8 Encryption and Privacy

It turns out Apple’s iPhone 6 and iOS 8 encryption is really good

October 1st, 2014

Apple has mentioned more than once in the past few weeks its commitment to offering iOS 8 device users, including iPhone 6 buyers, better security and privacy. In the process, Apple also explained that it doesn’t hold the keys to iOS 8 data encryption — which is protected by the user’s PIN code — and …

iOS 8 iCloud Drive Bug

Another huge iOS 8 bug could delete your iCloud Drive files

September 29th, 2014

Apple was quick to release an updated version of its latest mobile operating system after the iOS 8.0.1 rollout proved disastrous, but it appears that the company is still quite a ways from ironing out all the bugs. Last week, security research Stefan Esser noted that QuickType was offering up his unique passwords as autocorrect suggestions, …

Jawbone UP iPhone App

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

September 29th, 2014

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 …

iOS 8 Security Holes QuickType

Massive iOS 8 flaw suggests parts of your password in autocomplete

September 29th, 2014

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.

iOS 8 iPhone 4S

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

September 29th, 2014

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 …

iOS 8 HealthKit Apps for Health

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

September 29th, 2014

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 …

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

September 26th, 2014

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 …

iPhone 6: iOS 8 Tracking

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

September 26th, 2014

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 …

iOS 8 HealtKit Apps

The first HealthKit apps are finally functional in iOS 8

September 26th, 2014

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 …