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

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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.

How to get iOS 9 Features in iOS 8 right now

How to get iOS 9 Features in iOS 8 right now

Apple unveiled the latest iOS 9 operating system during its WWDC 2015 keynote. It comes with a number of major new features including split-screen multitasking for iPad, an overhauled App Switcher, Low Power mode, Proactive Siri and many more.

How to get San Francisco Font on your Mac right now

How to get San Francisco Font on your Mac right now

iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 are part of Apple’s upcoming releases, and there is much fanfare surrounding the launch. One notable feature however, can be had today, without the need to wait for its official release. The San Francisco Font came with the Apple Watch and is set to be a default font for the latest iOS and OS X versions

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.