Action Extension is an awesome new feature in iOS 8 that lets third-party apps modify the content other apps display. Bing’s iOS app update for iOS 8 adds a cool new translate extension that lets you translate webapges in Safari to your own language.
iOS 8 introduced a way to let developers add widgets to the Today section of the Notification Center, and since iOS 8’s release we’ve seen a lot of useful widgets. One such widget, called Launcher, however has been removed from the App Store today by Apple.
As you probably heard by now Apple has stopped signing iOS 7.1.2 firmware files, which means that you won’t be able to install iOS 7.1.2 or downgrade back to iOS 7.1.2.
Almost simultaneously with a new video surfacing in which Unbox Therapy performed a bending test of the iPhone 6 Plus uncut on video in downtown Toronto, Canada to prove that it was not faked, Consumer Reports is out with its own video that finds the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus to be less bendable than has been portrayed by the media.
The trending topic this week surrounding the iPhone 6 has certainly revolved around reports that it is prone to bending, with the situation becoming informally known as Bendgate on Twitter and even in mainstream media. The controversy was kickstarted by an iPhone 6 Plus bending video by Unbox Therapy that was later called out for inaccuracies.
Apple has long touted its passion for music, a point that it stressed when it acquired Beats Electronics earlier this year and brought music pioneers Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine on board. Yet, a new report confirms that — perhaps surprisingly — the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus do not currently have support for high-res or HD audio playback.
iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus could be the most sensor-laden smartphones that Apple has ever released, based on a new teardown that reveals two accelerometers found inside both devices. According to Chipworks, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have a three-axis Bosch BMA280 accelerometer and what the company believes is a MPU-6700 six-axis accelerometer from InvenSense.
Following the release of the iOS 8.0.2 software update, the first HealthKit-compatible apps have began surfacing on the App Store over the past several hours. First we told you about an update to MyFitnessPal earlier this afternoon, and now WebMD, CARROT Fit and Yummly are three additional apps that are officially joining the HealthKit club.
If you were planning on downgrading your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to iOS 7.1.2 and have yet to do so, you are officially out of luck. iOS jailbreak developer iH8sn0w confirmed on Friday that Apple has stopped signing iOS 7.1.2, meaning that the downgrade window for going back to iOS 7.1.2 using iTunes is now closed.
BlackBerry CEO John Chen on Friday confirmed that the Waterloo-based handset maker received 200,000 orders for its new Passport smartphone following its launch earlier this week. The all-new BlackBerry 10 device is catered towards business users in the enterprise, featuring a square screen and physical keyboard that doubles as a touchpad.