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

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Inputting a certain date on your iPhone can reportedly brick it

Inputting a certain date on your iPhone can reportedly brick it

For any particular reason that you might need to head into Settings and change the date and time on your iOS device, it’s good to keep note of the dates that could potentially brick your device.

Customize your iPhone Keyboard with iKeys [Jailbreak Tweak]

Customize your iPhone Keyboard with iKeys [Jailbreak Tweak]

So you’re bored of the classic grey keyboard on your iOS device, what do you do? You’ll definitely find several jailbreak tweaks that’ll allow you to play around, customize and add your own touch to the keyboard. But if you’re looking to take it one step further when it comes to personalization with the official Apple keyboard, iKeys might be the one for you.

75% of compatible iOS devices now on iOS 9

75% of compatible iOS devices now on iOS 9

We reported last month that Apple’s latest mobile operating system, iOS 9, was running on 71% of compatible devices. Now, Apple has revealed with its developers that iOS 9 is installed on 75% of iOS devices, which is 4% up from December. Statistics were posted on the Cupertino-based company’s developer page and were measured by the App Store.

Use SmartPass to Avoid the Passcode Screen on your iPhone [Jailbreak Tweak]

Use SmartPass to Avoid the Passcode Screen on your iPhone [Jailbreak Tweak]

Generally speaking, passcodes are security mechanisms put into place to prevent unauthorized individuals to gain access to a device. The majority of the time, the feature is a welcomed one but every so often it can become tedious, particularly if you’re in your comfort zone and you don’t want to repeatedly put in a passcode or alternatively wait for the TouchID.

Apple echoes past security stance, telling judge ‘it’s impossible’ to unlock iPhones running iOS 8 or later

Apple echoes past security stance, telling judge ‘it’s impossible’ to unlock iPhones running iOS 8 or later

Apple’s stand on security is pretty clear at this point, with the levels of encryption in place on its iOS devices preventing the company from accessing them if they’re locked.

iOS 9 adoption at 12% in 24 hours, slightly slower than iOS 8 in same period

iOS 9 adoption at 12% in 24 hours, slightly slower than iOS 8 in same period

Mixpanel is an analytics firm that likes to keep track of iOS adoption, and thanks to their latest report, we have an idea of how Apple’s new mobile operating system is doing 24 hours after release.

iOS 8 adoption rate at 87% ahead of iOS 9 release

iOS 8 adoption rate at 87% ahead of iOS 9 release

Less than a week before Apple is scheduled to unveil the new iPhones and the final release of iOS 9 to the public, the company has updated its iOS distribution chart to reflect that iOS 8 is now running on 87 percent of iOS devices out there.

Apple’s Activation Lock security has variable impact on iPhone thefts

Apple’s Activation Lock security has variable impact on iPhone thefts


Apple introduced Activation Lock as a theft-deterrent measure that would render an iPhone unusable if it were lost or stolen. The technology was included in iOS 7 in order to comply with governmental and law enforcement regulations that aimed to curb the trobling rise in smartphone thefts. Officials believed the smartphone theft rate would plummet if thieves knew they would not be able to resell a stolen phone. Though early reports lauded the success of activation lock in driving down theft rates, a new report by the WSJ paints a less rosy picture of this kill switch technology.

Get Lyrics for all your Music in Notification Center on your iPhone or iPad

Get Lyrics for all your Music in Notification Center on your iPhone or iPad

Taylor Swift didn’t speak out against Apple’s payment plan to not have you singing along to the songs on her latest album 1989. While most of us will never be as musically talented as Ms. Swift, we can always happily mumble most of the lyrics to the occasional song in the shower or during the daily commute. But what if the lyrics to every song from your iTunes library was accessible right in the Notification Center? The possibilities of impromptu karaoke are endless.

How to Jailbreak iOS 8.3, iOS 8.2, iOS 8.1.3 using TaiG 2.1.2 Jailbreak tool

How to Jailbreak iOS 8.3, iOS 8.2, iOS 8.1.3 using TaiG 2.1.2 Jailbreak tool

The TaiG team has just released a new version of their popular jailbreak tool for Windows to jailbreak iOS 8.3 – iOS 8.1.3.