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.
If what they say about imitation and flattery is true, then the folks at Apple must be pretty darn flattered right now after Xiaomi showed off the new version of their particular flavor of Android - MIUI 6.
Some iOS and OS X users have noted of a minor glitch pertaining to the use of the stock Calendar, resulting in the wrong holiday dates being shown for certain regions. Thus, folks in countries like Lithuania are seeing the holidays of nations like Mexico and Hong Kong, and although this rather confusing scenario seems to have affected multiple users running on iOS 7.1.x as well as others on Mac, Apple has reportedly noted of the issue and will come through with a fix in a forthcoming software update.
The Pangu team might just have delighted the jailbreak scene with the release of an untethered jailbreak for iOS 7.1 - 7.1.1, but it's not without its share of early issues. Bundled within the package is an app called PPSync, which is known to cause certain stock apps to crash, and make the system feel generally unstable, and basically subject iOS to no-end of nuisance. The obvious solution, then, would be to remove this package post-haste, and below, we'll show you just how to do this.
With so much iOS 8 excitement and noise in the way, we tend to forget at times that iOS 7 still exists for devices in our pockets. And today we’ve learned that iOS 7 is due for an incremental update, in the form of 7.1.2, which should drop in a mere few days, according to a new report that has just surfaced.
With every iOS update, Siri is getting smarter and better. It is now able to process information relayed in a variety of ways. Here, we run through a selection of Siri tricks that you mightn’t have stumbled across before, and after checking out all of the tips, we’re pretty sure you’ll wind up using Siri a lot more than you currently do.
Apple prides itself on its relatively good record of preserving security, but despite ongoing efforts to ensure that public releases of iOS and OS X are as stable and water-tight as possible, we're often reminded that software, inherently, is not infallible and that inevitable, faults will arise. The headlines have, for the past week, been largely dominated by talk of the upcoming iOS 8, but as Apple looks to pipe on the improvements, a new flaw within the current iOS 7 has just been unearthed.
As Apple recently acknowledged, iPhone users switching to Android or any other platform are running into a bug that sees messages continue to be sent using iOS’s proprietary iMessage protocol. As a consequence, messages are noted as “delivered” on iOS, but since only Apple’s own devices can read iMessages, never received. Given that the Cupertino company has already fixed what was possible on the server side of things, and now has promised a remedial iOS update, possibly in the form of iOS 7.1.2, to fix the issue completely, we shouldn’t have to wait too long for a full official fix, but in case you don’t want to potentially miss any important messages between now and then, we’ve put together a little guide detailing how you can restore immediate normality without waiting for Apple to patch it via software update.
Even though Apple dished out a bunch of useful improvements and enhancements with the big iOS 7 update, there are still certain aspects that could well be improved. In fact, given how there's still no way to quickly compose or reply to a message without stepping away from the current task at hand, we'd go as far as to say that iOS is still significantly bereft in several key areas, and whilst such functionality can be readily achieved via jailbreak, it's always better to have these options at stock level. One wily iOS user has found a makeshift way of quick-replying to and composing messages without having to jump to the Messages app every time, and although it's somewhat limited, we also think its pretty neat.