Apple’s release of iOS 8.0.2 brought with it not just the rather important fixes for some rather massive bugs, but also finally brought the world of third-party apps in line with the new HealthKit framework originally touted for iOS 8. After pulling support for apps that tied into Health from the final release of the latest big release of its mobile OS, Apple has now re-instated it while pushing a handful of app updates that mean users can now take advantage of the company’s attempt to put all our health and fitness data into one place.
Here is a list of the top 15 battery saving tips for iOS 8 running on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users that will help you maximize battery life and get you through the day with ease.
The Apple iPhone 6 has been unboxed at least ten million times since launching some eight days ago, and although some folks have a ritualistic system for how they unravel their gadgets, few will have played out like this one.
There has been much talk about Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 9 just recently, particular with regards to its features. But the actual name of the next major release is still something of a mystery, and given that ‘Windows 9′ is merely a reference point for an upcoming product, like the “Nintendo Revolution” or the “Xbox 720″, it is expected that the software giant will seek a different direction after Windows 7 and Windows 8.
Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 was among the first major mobile announcements of this busy month, with the Korean outfit once again utilizing the IFA expo in Berlin, Germany to showcase its latest phablet. With a sharpened display, bumped processor and improved camera, it’s certainly a healthy upgrade on last year’s Note 3, and unsurprisingly, Sammy has been promoting it non-stop. In the latest, the Tizen maker has just rolled out a new ad, and with pre-orders now being taken in the United States, seeks to convince consumers that the Note 4 is the device to own.
Google’s Nexus line of smartphones and tablets have long since offered consumers a completely unadulterated Android experience, as well as decent hardware, at a price considerably lower than competitors. After last year’s Nexus 5, which was manufactured by LG, Google’s very own Motorola has been tasked with the role of building its successor, which is expected to arrive at some point in the coming weeks. Now, we have a couple of leaked snaps that apparently allow use a sneak preview of what’s in store, and below, you can check it out.
When Apple announced iOS 8 a few months ago, one of the first questions on everyone’s lips was which older devices the new software would support. As it turned out, the iPhone 4s and iPad 2 along with the iPad mini are the oldest machines to be able to be updated to iOS 8. Owners of those devices rejoiced.
At a time when few of us are swimming in money, every little cost saving is very much appreciated. With bills tending to increase rather than decrease, energy bills are some of the most dreaded to land on our door step, and with good reason. As our lives include more and more technology, it needs an ever increasing amount of power to keep it all juiced up.
iOS 7.1.1, iOS 7.1.2 and iOS 7.1 untethered jailbreak has now been released. We have covered it in detailed in separate posts given right below.
Try as it might, Apple just can’t get a major new iPhone release out the door without some sort of controversy. The latest of those is of course Bendgate, and is all about whether or not the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are a little too flexible for their own good. The iPhone 6 Plus in particular has come in for quite a lot of criticism, mainly from YouTube videos showing handsets being bent under not inconsiderable force.
Apple’s recently introduced iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus both include not one, but two accelerometers, according to a teardown conducted by Chipworks.
The eventual – and successful – release of iOS 8.0.2 has not only saved Apple from further iOS related embarrassment, but it’s also acted as a catalyst for another internal decision. Hours after successfully pushing out the latest version of iOS, which introduces a number of new features as well as fixing some serious bugs that were accidentally introduced with 8.0.1, Apple has also stopped digitally signing the iOS 7.1.2 firmware, making it impossible for users to downgrade from iOS 8.
on September 27th, 2014
iOS 8, which saw the light of day merely 10 days back, held so much promise for users in terms of new features and apps. Yet, the public release of the new iPhone and iPad software was plagued by bugs and issues all over. To that end, Apple had to push out iOS 8.0.1 in less than a week to fix some of the major challenges and bugs in the new software. However, iOS 8.0.1 turned out to be a tragic story of its own; the “fixed” update broke more than what it had patched. For most iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users, the update ended up breaking cellular service and Touch ID, effectively making their shiny new iPhones a smaller version of the iPad mini (with a beefed up hardware). Thus came iOS 8.0.2.
Here’s a quick and easy tutorial on how to downgrade iOS 8 to iOS 7.1.2 on iPhone 5s, 5c, 5, 4s, iPad Air, iPad mini or even iPod touch 5.
on September 27th, 2014
A while back, when the world was made aware of the Heartbleed bug, there was hue and cry all over, mainly because the bug was discovered in a system that was widely used and implemented across the Internet. Today, a new threat has surfaced that’s perhaps bigger than Heartbleed. Labeled the Bash bug – or Shellshock – the new vulnerability affects almost all Linux and Unix based systems, as the vulnerability exists in the Bash command that’s widely implemented in Unix systems. The good news, at least for Mac OS X users, is that Apple is actively working to patch it and release a fix that can put users’ minds at ease.
We’re another 24 hours into the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus’s lifecycle and it seems the absurdness surrounding ‘Bendgate’ just isn’t going to go away. Following YouTube videos showing Apple’s new smartphones being bent out of shape using not inconsiderable force, Apple has seen fit to lift the lid on its own internal testing in an attempt to try and put people’s minds at ease.
If you’re the kind of person that worries about whether they’re being tracked by a faceless corporation, then you’re probably spending most of your nights holding your iPhone and rocking back and forth in a corner at this point. It’s probably safe to say that with all the sensors built into the iPhone and iPad, both devices are capable of tracking us down.
When Apple first touted iOS 8, one of its biggest features was Health, an app that was expected to act as the cornerstone to all out health and wellbeing apps. Touted to be a hub for all the disparate information collected by third-party health trackers and the like, Health was, and still is, quite exciting for those who like to keep track of their health and fitness.
We now know, thanks to Apple’s clarification that only nine new iPhones had been reported as misshapen as part of the Bendgate saga, that the whole incident was a mere storm in a teacup, but with Apple now launching both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in 20 new markets across the world, the official statement was certainly necessary. Now, more details have emerged as to exactly how Apple ensures that its devices are built for purpose, and as well as five major stress tests, a company official has noted how how some 15,000 handsets were intentionally broken at development stage to provision against such issues as highlighted with Bendgate.
With all the excitement about Apple’s first 5.5-inch iPhone clouding everyone’s minds, it’s easy to forget that Samsung is already the king of the giant smartphone thanks to its Galaxy Note line of handsets.