iOS 8: Everything We Know

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iOS 8: Apple’s Next Major Mobile Operating System

Apple unveiled iOS 8, the major mobile operating system for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch at the WWDC 2014 Keynote on June 2nd.

It includes a number of new features and improvements such as Interactive Notifications, QuickType, third-party keyboard support, Messages and Siri improvements, and lots more.

New features and improvements in iOS 8

Compatibility

The following iOS devices are compatible with iOS 8:

  • iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5 and iPhone 4s
  • iPad Air, iPad 4, iPad 3 and iPad 2
  • Retina iPad mini, 1st gen iPad mini
  • iPod touch 5th generation

Must-Read Articles

Find our latest iOS 8 coverage below.

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How to filter and mute notifications for Messages from unknown senders

How to filter and mute notifications for Messages from unknown senders

Text messaging is one of the most popular forms of communication. It’s become so popular that companies and spammers have begun accosting smartphones owners with unwanted messages. iPhone users can automatically block or mute messages received from numbers outside of their contact list. This is a new feature added in iOS 8.3. Let’s check out how to enable this convenient feature after the jump.

How to record your iPhone or iPad screen on a Mac

How to record your iPhone or iPad screen on a Mac

If you have ever wanted to record a video of the screen on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch you’ve probably searched for an application that will allow you to do so. But if you have an Apple computer with OS X Yosemite and an iOS 8 device, you can record video from your iDevice using QuickTime.

iOS 8 adoption rate jumps to 81% seven months after its release

iOS 8 adoption rate jumps to 81% seven months after its release

As per the latest data from Apple’s App Store Distribution, iOS 8 is now installed on 81 percent of iOS devices out there. 

How to enable/disable Motion and Fitness Tracking on your iPhone

How to enable/disable Motion and Fitness Tracking on your iPhone

Apple’s Health application in addition to its motion tracking sensors makes it very easy to monitor your physical activity. The motion tracker takes note of the amount of steps you, total distance traveled, and even the altitude of activity. But for folks concerned with battery life or that don’t use fitness trackers, you may want to turn off Motion and Fitness tracking for your device.

How to remotely remove your credit card from Apple Pay

How to remotely remove your credit card from Apple Pay

Apple Pay launched with much fanfare giving iPhone 6 or 6 Plus owners the chance to add their debit and credit cards to the pay service. These cards are virtually stored on the device and can be used in a growing list of stores and retailers. Adding cards is pretty simple, but if you lose your phone, switch cards, or have expired cards in Apple Pay you can easily remove them as well.

Poll: Do you use a third-party keyboard or QuickType in iOS 8?

Poll: Do you use a third-party keyboard or QuickType in iOS 8?

Apple expanded the typing options available to iPad and iPhone owners when it released iOS 8 in September of last year. Two of the biggest changes include a new QuickType feature and the addition of long-awaited support for third-party keyboard apps. Our poll for today focuses on these new features, asking whether you continue to use them or if you have moved on.

iOS 8 adoption rate climbs to 77% while iOS 7 drops down to 20%

iOS 8 adoption rate climbs to 77% while iOS 7 drops down to 20%

Apple today updated its iOS 8 adoption numbers to reflect that it is now running on 77% of iOS devices out there. The data was measured by Apple based on the devices that access the App Store on March 16, 2015.

iOS 8 adoption rate hits 75% as iOS 7 hits 22%

iOS 8 adoption rate hits 75% as iOS 7 hits 22%

At the beginning of the month, Apple updates its developer support page to outline what the adoption rate of a particular version of iOS happens to be.

What’s new in iOS 8.3 beta

What’s new in iOS 8.3 beta

Just a few hours ago, Apple took everyone by surprise and released iOS 8.3 beta 1 to registered developers of the iOS Developer Program. This is one of the few times where there are two betas for separate iOS versions simultaneously available.

‘XAgent’ spyware can reportedly collect pictures and other data from an iPhone

‘XAgent’ spyware can reportedly collect pictures and other data from an iPhone

Security on mobile devices is a big talking point as of late, and as new malicious software continues to be developed it will remain as such.