The iPad Air 2 Bend Test [Video]

By | October 24th, 2014

Around this time last month, the tech. world was abuzz with reports that the iPhone 6 Plus was susceptible to accidental bending when placed in a pocket. Naturally, a furore ensued, with Apple fanboys and haters alike taking it in turns to exchange e-blows, but after a week or two of tit-for-tat, the whole “saga” died down. Still, with the original viral video having garnered a considerable number of views on YouTube, it’s no surprise that we’ve since been treated to several other bend tests relating to a number of other handsets, and with Apple’s iPad Air 2 having just been announced, it was only fitting that the new and improved slab was given the same treatment.

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Here’s a complete step by step guide on how to enable and use the Instant Hotspot feature between a Mac running OS X Yosemite and iOS 8.1 running iPhone or iPad.

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With the new iPads almost ready for retail, prospective buyers along with current owners will be on the lookout for some new apps and games to fill their devices up with, and if you like modifying and tweaking your images, today’s featured offering has more features than you could wave a brush at.

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Apple’s acquisition of TestFlight has given a whole new dimension to pre-release features and apps, allowing interested parties to aid the process of development and improvement as an app is readied to go live. Now, Apple has opened up the TestFlight beta to everybody after a period of internal-only testing, so if you’ve been waiting to give it a whirl, now’s your chance.

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Full list of compatible Cydia jailbreak tweaks and apps that are tested to work on iOS 8 to iOS 8.1 running on supported iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. The list is continuously updated.

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Pangu iOS 8 – 8.1 jailbreak is currently a Windows only affair, with a Mac OS X version due for a release at a later date. And if you happen to be a sole owner of a Mac, then you still have the option to jailbreak your device using Pangu8 for Windows, without even having a Windows PC. Want to learn more how it’s done? Simply follow us past the jump.

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We got the pleasant surprise of an untethered jailbreak for iOS 8 – 8.1, courtesy of Chinese jailbreak outfit Pangu. Getting it up and running has been a bit of a laborious task thus far, with the manual installation of Cydia necessary at this point in time, but that’s not the main limitation. Cydia Substrate, support framework for many major tweaks and apps such as WinterBoard, wasn’t immediately compatible with the newly-jailbroken iOS 8, but with Cydia author Jay Freeman aka Saurik having made the necessary fixes, Substrate has now been deemed ready for prime time.

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Here’s how you can manually install Cydia after iOS 8 – 8.1 Pangu8 jailbreak on iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 5s, 5c, 5, iPads and all other supported devices.

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Here’s a complete step by step guide on how to record video of iPhone and iPad screen on iOS 8 using OS X Yosemite.

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Infuse – the popular video player / streamer for iOS has received a monstrous update. Now sitting at version 3, the app has been released with the giant iPhone 6 / 6 Plus screens in mind, along with full support for iOS 8. The app now packs some major improvements as well as some newer features, including DTS-HD audio, Mophie Space Pack access and much more.

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Whoa. This is just in. Team Pangu has dropped an iOS 8 – 8.1 jailbreak that works on even the latest iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and iPad Air 2, along with all previous devices. The jailbreak though is currently limited to SSH only, and it doesn’t come with Cydia installed.

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In the run-up to the announcement of the iPad Air 2, many were touting it as a powerhouse, and although Apple made a bit of a song and dance of its speed at last week’s event, the Geekbench results now back up these claims. As the title suggests, the A8X is a triple-core configuration clocked at 1.5GHz, and as well as that, Apple has also bundled in 2GB of RAM.

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The NFC-toting iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are currently the only devices that can make contactless payments at any of the partnered 220,000 retail stores – as identified by Apple – with Apple Watch to join the party in early 2015.

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Apple has just revealed the details of its quarterly earnings for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2014, which covers the three months leading up to September 27th. Bolstered by strong early iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sales, the figures make for impressive reading, particularly for those with a stake in the company, and with both profits and revenue up on this time last year, things are shaping up very nicely ahead of exciting new products like the Apple Watch.

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Here’s the compete iOS 8.1 changelog for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, with detailed outlining of all the new features and bug fixes.

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One of the major announcements at last month’s Apple event – aside from the introduction of two new smartphones and the company’s inaugural smartwatch effort – was that of Apple Pay, a contactless, NFC-driven system that would allow iOS 8 users to seamlessly pay for goods at a wide selection of outlets. As excited as we were about this significant new initiative, Apple did make it clear at the time that Apple Pay wouldn’t be hitting the scene until this month. With iOS 8.1 now upon us, we’re likely to witness a rapid, concerted effort to support the new infrastructure, and this has begun quite close to home today with an update to the Apple Store app.

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This is just in. iOS 8.1 download links are now live by Apple. The roll-out of iOS 8.1 has been on the cards for a while now, and although the central feature of the new release has long been considered as Apple Pay, this rather significant update has plenty of other enhancements besides. Now, after a few weeks wait, it’s been primed and ready for download, and as well as direct firmware links for every single iOS 8.1-ready device, you’ll also find all of the relevant details after the leap.

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As you know by now, iOS 8 download and iOS 8.1 download links for final version are live for iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, 5c, 5, 4S, iPad 2 and over, including the new iPad Air 3 and iPad mini 3, iPod touch 5G. iOS 8 brings a ton of new features to supported devices. More information on the features new in iOS 8 can be found here.

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With Apple set to hit the big ‘GO’ button on iOS 8.1 come Monday one of the features that users will see arrive alongside it is the iCloud Photo Library functionality that has everyone wondering whether Apple has finally given us all somewhere to keep our photos instead of having to rely on third parties. It’s still in beta, but it’s there.

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Here’s how to enable and use Handoff between iOS 8 iPhone and iPad devices and your compatible Mac running OS X Yosemite. Complete with step by step tutorial.

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