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23 hours ago

iOS 8 review

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iOS 8 review

Last year Apple stripped iOS bare in order to redefine how we do things. This year they build atop everything that came before in order to redefine what we can do.

iOS 8 is the latest version of the operating system software that powers every iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. That's hundreds of millions of mobile devices used day in, day out, by hundreds of millions of people around the world.

It includes updates to Messages and Photos, and an all-new Health app, a predictive keyboard and contextual Spotlight, interactive notifications and better Mail and Safari, Family Sharing options and Continuity workflows, and there's Extensibility, which allows for custom keyboards, custom sharing and action options, custom photo filters and effects, notification center widgets, iCloud Drive, and custom storage providers.

There are also new frameworks like HomeKit for home automation, manual camera controls, Touch ID authentication for third party apps, SpriteKit, SceneKit, and Metal for games, and a new programming language called Swift.

Yang to iOS 7’s yin, iOS 8 is a functional rejuvenation that counterbalances last year's visual refresh. And just like last year, when iOS 7 was called the biggest redesign since the first iPhone shipped in 2007, iOS 8 is being called the most important upgrade since the App Store launched in 2008. So, is it?

Read on for our comprehensive review of iOS 8.

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2 min ago

17 thousand iMore readers have voted! Find out who's getting an iPhone 6... and who's getting an iPhone 6 Plus!

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7 min ago

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus buyers guide

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iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus buyers guide

There are a lot of decisions involved when it comes to buying or upgrading to a new phone, even a new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. 4.7- or 5.5-inch model? Silver, gold, or space gray finish? 16GB, 64GB, or 128GB storage capacity? There's never been more to choose from! Then there's when to buy and where, and host of other small but important things to consider, including, what do you do with your old phone when your hot new one arrives?

Enter iMore's 2014 iPhone buyers guide. If you need help deciding what to buy, we've got your back. And if you've already decided, just bookmark, email, Facebook, or Tweet this so we can help your friends and family and you can get on with enjoying your new iPhone!

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42 min ago

Epic Games releases Unreal Engine 4-based Epic Zen Garden demo for iOS 8

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Epic Games releases Unreal Engine 4-based Epic Zen Garden demo for iOS 8

Epic Games has released its Epic Zen Garden demo for iOS 8 users, a few months after the game developer showed off the Unreal Engine 4-based graphics demonstration at WWDC 2014 in June.

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58 min ago

Local Australian celebrities to help launch iPhone 6 in a few hours

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Local Australian celebrities to help launch iPhone 6 in a few hours

Australia will be the first place in the world to begin selling the iPhone 6 and a number of local celebrities will help out to launch Apple's latest smartphones which will happen in just a few more hours.

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59 min ago

T-Mobile's Personal CellSpot, Wi-Fi Calling, and 4G LTE Booster explained

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T-Mobile's Personal CellSpot, Wi-Fi Calling, and 4G LTE Booster explained

T-Mobile's Personal CellSpot, Wi-Fi Calling, and 4G LTE Booster explained

T-Mobile has done a lot to improve their US wireless network in the past year and a half. Unfortunately, T-Mobile coverage indoors still stinks in many homes. T-Mo has come up with a few creative ways to help: Wi-Fi Calling, T-Mobile's 4G LTE Signal Booster and their newest device, the Personal CellSpot. If you're confused about the differences between these or which is the best solution for you, read on.

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5 hours ago

Did you update to iOS 8?

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Did you update to iOS 8?

The dust is starting to settle as the great iOS 8 update is now with us. Despite all of the issues with download queues, long install times and potentially having to clear out oodles of space on our devices to accept the OTA, update day has a very different level of importance for every different person. Some of us are hovering as it approaches 10 a.m. PDT ready to hit the button as soon as it appears, others point blank don't want it – or can't have it – and there are those, perhaps wise souls, who prefer to wait it out a few days and see what issues there may be lurking beneath the surface. So, which camp do you fall into?

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5 hours ago

Locking down iOS 8: How Apple is keeping your iPhone and iPad safe!

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Locking down iOS 8: How Apple is keeping your iPhone and iPad safe!

Apple has posted a new version of their terrific white paper on iOS security, this one updated for iOS 8 an dated September, 2014. I haven't had time to read through it yet, but if last year's version is any indication, encryption enthusiasts should be in for a treat. The timing, immediately following iOS 8's release, and Tim Cook's letter on privacy, probably isn't a coincidence. Apple is making privacy and security both a differentiator and they want this information out there.

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6 hours ago

Weekly Photo Contest: Back to School!

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Weekly Photo Contest: Back to School!

Submitted by iMore reader buxnaPhoto submission by buxna

It's the end of summer and fall is just around the corner, and for many people that means it's time to head back to school. Whether you're back in class yourself or you're sending the kids off with new backpacks and lunchboxes, it's a busy time for all involved. This week we want to see your best Back To School shots.

The contest begins now and ends Tuesday September 23rd at 11:59 PDT. Good luck!

It's also time to announce the winners of our last photo contest! The winners are...

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11 hours ago

Apple updates Safari with search engine DuckDuckGo as new option

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Apple updates Safari with search engine DuckDuckGo as new option

Safari for Mac OS X has just been updated. Today's been a very busy day for updates in the Apple world and Safari isn't going to be left out. Today's update is notable for including DuckDuckGo as a search engine and improving privacy.

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12 hours ago

Tim Cook posts open letter on privacy, Apple updates policies for iOS 8

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Tim Cook posts open letter on privacy, Apple updates policies for iOS 8

Apple has just posted some updated privacy policies that were changed due to the launch of iOS 8. The changes were accompanied by a letter written by Apple CEO Tim Cook.

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13 hours ago

Vector 58: Not a watch person, with Ryan Nielsen

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Vector 58: Not a watch person, with Ryan Nielsen

Vector 58: Not a watch person, with Ryan Nielsen

Vector is a news and analysis show focusing on the biggest stories, hottest trends, and most important issues in technology and popular culture. On this week's show we follow up on the Apple Watch and Apple Pay announcements. What we got right and wrong, and whether we'll be getting watches, which watches, and trusting mobile payments. Also, what fashion and commerce mean for Apple as a company, the fallout from free U2 albums, and stunned reactions to what happened at Macworld and IDG. With Dave Wiskus, Georgia Dow, Rene Ritchie, and guest Ryan Nielsen, formerly of OS X at Apple, now of Tumult and Hype.

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13 hours ago

TextExpander keyboard launches for iOS 8

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TextExpander keyboard launches for iOS 8

The TextExpander keyboard has launched for iOS 8 allowing users to save time when entering text. Rather than spelling out whole words or phrases, users can type in shortcuts and TextExpander will convert and expand that to frequently-used text.

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13 hours ago

How to set up and use iCloud Drive on iPhone and iPad

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How to set up and use iCloud Drive on iPhone and iPad

iCloud Drive is Apple's new solution to document and file management across iOS and OS X. If you've upgraded to iOS 8 and you have an iCloud account, you can use iCloud Drive. Subscriptions range from free all the way to $19.99 a month, depending on your storage needs. If you aren't sure where to start, we can walk you through the set up process and how to start using iCloud Drive!

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13 hours ago

Chromecast support added for Slingbox owners on iPhone and iPad

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Chromecast support added for Slingbox owners on iPhone and iPad

Chromecast owners who also have a Slingbox connected to their television should be happy today as Sling Media announced today it has added support to Google's HDMI dongle for the iPhone and iPad.

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