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Apple has a "War Room" to monitor iOS 8 problems as they emerge on social media

A Reddit user yesterday described an interesting experience he recently had with Apple customer service. After downloading iOS 8 this week, Reddit user Kiggsworthy and his wife set up Family Sharing and discovered that they could not download content purchased by the other -- which is effectively...

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SwiftKey Keyboard app for iOS 8 tops 1 million downloads in less than 24 hours

One of the great new features iOS 8 brings to the table is support for third-party keyboards. Underscoring iOS users' excitement about that feature, two third-party keyboard apps (from Swype and Fleksy, respectively) already sit atop the App Store's list of top paid apps. Third-party keyboard...

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iOS 8 adoption rate starts off slow, but the reasons are clear

In contrast to past numerical releases of iOS, iOS 8 is getting off to a bit of a slow start. As data from both Mixpanel, Chitika and Tapjoy illustrate, iOS 8 is clawing for its share of the iOS pie but isn't quite pulling it off as well as its predecessors. There are likely multiple factors that...

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The iOS 8 Health app: What can you do with it today?

Note: At the time of this post Apple has acknowledged issues with HealthKit have delayed numerous third-party health apps. One of the big announcements out of WWDC 2014 was the iOS 8 Health app and the entire HealthKit framework. The framework is designed to allow third-party app and hardware...

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You have to delete your photos twice in iOS 8

If you've successfully updated your iPhone or iPad to iOS 8 today you'll notice a change in the way the system deals with your photos. Instead of immediately deleting them when asked, the photos you choose for elimination fall into a "Recently Deleted" folder, where they remain for up to 30 days...

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EyeEm Camera gets a host of new features just in time for iOS 8

There will be flood of iOS app updates today, but the latest from photography app EyeEm is sure to inspire photo fiends to get clicking. The update introduces a reworked camera function that combines your camera roll and camera to show images in their proper aspect ratio as you snap. This allows...

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iOS 8 has arrived, and these apps are ready

Now that iOS 8 release day is here, developers are releasing updated versions of their apps that take advantage of its new features. I've collected several here for you to explore, and I'll be adding more throughout the day. Is there one that I missed? Speak up in the comments. Now, let's get...

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A list of which iPhones, iPods, and iPads are eligible to upgrade to iOS 8

With iOS 8 dropping today, we thought we'd drop a quick and friendly reminder listing which iOS devices are eligible for the upgrade. On the iPhone side: iPhone 4s iPhone 5 iPhone 5s iPhone 5c On the iPad side: iPad 2 iPad 3 iPad 4 iPad Air iPad Mini iPad Mini with Retina...

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Commence updating as iOS 8 is now available to download

It's finally here! Apple's latest version of iOS -- iOS 8 -- is now available publicly to download on all compatible iOS devices. These devices include the iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPod touch 5th generation, iPad 2, iPad with Retina display, iPad Air, iPad mini and iPad mini with...

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PSA: iOS 8 is going to make your iPhone 4s a good bit slower

When iOS 7 launched, those with an iPhone 4s took issue with the slower application launches and hampered battery life, and at least one of those issues is going to get even worse with an upgrade to iOS 8. Ars Technica put the stopwatch to an iPhone 4s running the gold master of iOS 8 (the version...

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Warning: Dropbox isn't playing well with iOS 8

If you're a Dropbox user who is planning on upgrading your iOS devices to iOS 8 today, be careful. According to the company's blog, Dropbox and Carousel are having issues uploading photos and videos to cloud storage. While the app's developers hammer out the kinks, new Dropbox and Carousel updates...

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Fleksy is a snazzy alternative keyboard for iOS 8

iOS 8 is here and it's brought...third-party keyboards! Seriously, I believe this is going to be a big deal, and we'll have a look at several options as they start coming in. But first, I want to show you all Fleksy. Fleksy is recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as being the fastest...

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A look at iOS 8's new QuickType feature

iOS 8 brings a number of huge and highly anticipated changes to the keyboard. In addition to support for third-party keyboards (finally!), iOS 8 includes a new keyboard feature Apple calls QuickType. QuickType aims to speed up the typing process by providing context-aware word suggestions as a...

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Multitasking's new look in iOS 8: Quick Contacts

In iOS 8, the multitasking interface -- which can be accessed by double pressing on the home button -- now includes a listing of your most recent contacts for quick and easy access. The individual you interacted with last -- either via text message, FaceTime, or an old fashioned phone call -- will...

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PSA: Do not upgrade to iCloud Drive during iOS 8 installation

Today is the day Apple is making iOS 8 available to the public. The latest version of iOS has several new features like widgets and third-party keyboards that make it a must-have upgrade for most iPhone owners. If you are upgrading to iOS 8, there is one "gotcha" during the upgrade process that...

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