Posts tagged with: iOS 8
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    Updated with the high-quality edited version of the podcast, which you can stream or download down below (or through your favorite podcatcher app). We hope you enjoyed; we'll check back in with you next week! If you ask us, the first thing you should do on iPhone launch day is take a long, hard look at the competition. Not because the iPhone is a bad product, but because everyone else tends to step up their game when Apple brings a new phone –or two– to the yard. And that's more true than ever this year. With that in mind, we'll talk about all kinds of smartphone and smartwatch ...

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    After years of customers begging for a larger iPhone, Apple finally obliged. Just last week, it announced the brand new set of bigger iPhones, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 comes with a 4.7-inch display while the 6 Plus comes with a rather larger 5.5-inch display. The new iPhones are launching alongside Apple's newest version of its mobile software, iOS 8. This brings much-anticipated features, like third-party keyboards, sharing, widgets, and access to TouchID. Despite very few visual changes, this is one of the most notable iOS updates ever. The new iPhones feature an ...

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    Android Wear and Apple Watch may be hear (or in the case of the latter, just around the corner), but that doesn't mean the folks over at Pebble aren't constantly improving their popular wearables with software updates. The latest of which, the Pebble Firmware 2.5 update released today, brings many much-appreciated changes to what's already one of the best wearable platforms out on the market. First of all, the Pebble Firmware 2.5 brings emoji support. Previously, emoji showed up as rectangular boxes on the watch's display, and now emoji will be able to accurately display – this will ...

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    This thing is entirely too small. That was my initial impression of the very first iPhone I ever used. It was the iPhone 4 I picked up on Verizon's off-beat January launch day. Over the course of three years and two different iPhone models, my opinion never changed. I upgraded to the iPhone 4S that fall and later to the "larger" iPhone 5. Even the iPhone 5 was way too small for my tastes. It wasn't the height of the iPhone display that was the problem, but rather the width. I've always figured it's a combination of my anatomical disposition and experience with an array of other, larger ...

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    Apple's iOS 8 has been out for a day now. And understandably, plenty of iOS users are flocking to update their hardware to this very latest version of Apple's mobile operating system. But not everyone's quite so keen to be an early adopter, and traffic stats from a number of trackers are revealing a pattern, showing far slower iOS 8 adoption than we saw last year with the release of iOS 7. Obviously, a lot of factors are going to affect the timetable by which an Apple user upgrades to a new version of iOS – maybe they're worried about early bugs and are waiting for Apple to iron-out any ...

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    Apple's launch of iOS 8 should be more than just a software update on your radar if you value privacy. One of the major changes to the OS is that Apple no longer stores your encryption keys, meaning, only you have access to your passwords and data. This is great since it eliminates any known possibility for your data to be shared with any law enforcement agency without your consent, but then again, if you forget your password, keep in mind there's no way to retrieve it later. Apple has also taken its time to publish a full website with all the changes that the company has implemented to ...

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    Apple released the iOS 8 developer betas back in June, following WWDC 2014. We did a quick hands-on of iOS 8 Beta 1, showing off all the new features and talking about the things iOS 8 would eventually bring to the table. Being a beta release, not everything worked and some things were a little buggy … as expected in an early beta. However, iOS 8 was publicly released today and several changes have been made. Some visual alterations were made, usability has understandably improved, and many (not all) of the missing features have been activated. Things like Continuity and iCloud Drive ...

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    iOS 8 is Apple's second iteration of the full revamp that iOS received with iOS 7. It's now a more mature platform, with a ton of new features that make a lot of sense, but that have taken years for Apple to acknowledge as necessary to satisfy its customers. If you've been curious to know what all the fuzz has been about, your wait is over, sort of. Apple has just released iOS 8 to the public, and if you're rocking an iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s, iPod Touch (5th generation), or any iPad that's iPad 2 or newer, you're eligible for the update. iOS 8 brings a bevy a new features ...

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    When Apple announced the iPhone 5s, one of the features that was talked about the most was its A7 64-bit chip. Surely to this moment we're still struggling to find the benefits behind it, but one thing we do remember is that benchmarks completely blew away any Android competitor at the time. Still, that didn't matter with Apple's conservative approach to software, and if you're wondering how it'll be with the iPhone 6, some information has already emerged. Some early GPU benchmarks have emerged of the iPhone 6 and its new A8 chip, and the results score 21,204 points in graphics performance ...

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    We're just a couple of days away from Apple's official launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and with that, more details emerge on what you're getting when you unbox the phone. At the moment, we do know that the box will contain the usual stack of EarPods, Lightning connector and charger, since Apple is that predictable. What is a change though, is that it seems that Apple will bundle more software as part of your unboxing experience. Retail Store employees are reportedly being trained on the apps that will be included on every iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. If you purchased a 16GB iPhone ...

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    This has been a very interesting year for smartphone technology. Seven years ago we would’ve never thought that smartphones would be as big as they are today, nor that we’d have better display resolution on our phones, than we do on the average television set. This year 2K displays, waterproof technology, stereo speakers, aluminum, and even the emerging LTE Advanced are the new thing, even though only a few smartphone manufacturers are pulling most of these off. After seven years, I finally decided to switch the iPhone as my daily driver because of all these trends. Surely my choice ...

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    Apple just got done launching the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Apple Watch, and its Apple Pay service – sure, no new tablets, but all things considered, more than enough content from a launch event to keep us happy. Amidst all those announcements of new products and systems came some news that's going to be very relevant for you Apple users who aren't quite ready to shell-out the cash for this new hardware, as Apple shared its plans for the wide release of iOS 8. Beginning a week from tomorrow, September 17, Apple will release iOS 8 for existing iPhone and iPad models. Supported hardware ...

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    Apple just announced its latest iPhone models, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Among the laundry list of hardware features just confirmed for these two phones is NFC support, Apple's first foray into the tech on its smartphones. With its arrival, Apple's finally ready to get into the mobile payment game, launching its Apple Pay system. Apple Pay lets users add payment cards to Passbook with their phones' cameras, securely storing your data. It supports Visa, Master Card, and American Express, and a number of big-name banks are similarly on board. Beyond tap-to-pay at retail locations, ...

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    We've criticized the approach that many OEMs have taken with tablets and phablets because many have decided to simply increase the display size, and very few have done a smart job at giving you an added level of usability through it. Apple and Samsung have both done an amazing job with their iPad and Galaxy Note lineup, but with the rumors of a 5.5-inch iPhone 6, you'd wonder how Apple is planning to approach its first phablet. Developer Steven Throughton-Smith recently decided to modify Apple's iOS simulator in order to portray what apps would look like on a 5.5-inch display and 2208 x ...

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    Have you ever wanted to know how to design and release an iOS app of your very own? Well, now you can with The Complete iOS 8 and Swift Developers Course, available now for $79 from the Pocketnow Deals Store. You had better hurry to get this deal though, as it won't be offered for much longer. The Complete iOS 8 and Swift Developers Course is technically a pre-order, but with iOS 8 being released very soon, you won't have to wait long to take advantage of what this package has to offer. Just think: You could have the skills to develop an app to promote your business or start a new career ...

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