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Warning: iOS 8.0.1 seems to be breaking iPhones

iOS 8's first update appears to be breaking both cellular service and Touch ID on iPhones, and restarting the devices doesn't fix it. Multiple users on social media are reporting the bugs and our own Steve Sande has fallen victim to the unfortunately busted update as well, with an iPhone 6 now...

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How iOS 8 Safari makes it simple to view the desktop version of a mobile website

Safari in iOS 8 has a nifty -- and dare I say, amazing -- new feature which makes it much easier to a) add a site to your list of favorites and b) more easily access the desktop version of a mobile site. The latter is a godsend for websites whose mobile websites are more clunky and less functional...

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iOS 8 adoption nears 50% after slow start

Despite getting off to a bit of a slow start -- perhaps thanks to a larger-than-ever-before space requirement -- iOS 8 seems to be doing just fine its its quest to conquer every iDevice it can. Apple has put iOS 8 adoption at 46% as of September 21st, according to iClarified. That's a solid figure...

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Crittercism offers some interesting statistics about iOS 8's crash rate

Crittercism's have released the first-ever Mobile Experience Benchmark Report: Apple Edition, collecting the iOS performance data from their 1 billion active users. You can view the complete report here, but there's one aspect of the data that will interest anyone who wonders if iOS 8 is really...

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Hey, Siri, please stop listening

iOS 8 makes Siri smarter and more accurate, but one feature of the newly improved virtual assistant has become a bit more annoying that it probably should be. The "Hey, Siri" command, which lets you activate her without touching your phone, as long as it's plugged into a power source, seems to...

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iOS 8-ready: More apps are updated

iOS developers continue to update their apps to take advantage of iOS 8. Here's a list of a few more that you might want to check out. Wunderlist (our full review here) has been updated with a new "Today" widget for the iOS 8 Notification Center, plus the new extension lets you quickly add a...

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iOS 8 app switcher good. Recent contacts bad.

While many people may love the "recent contacts" feature in the iOS 8 app switching jump screen, I personally don't. Showing a bunch of names and faces each time I want to move from app-to-app isn't my cup of tea as I find it visually distracting. Fortunately, there is a way to disable this new...

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iOS 8 adoption may be low, but iPhone 6 adoption is picking up the slack

iOS 8 adoption may be off to a slower start than iOS 7, but consumers seem to be picking up the iPhone 6 models in droves. Just when you might have assumed that the days of consumers standing in line for hours for the latest iPhone model were long gone, the iPhone 6 created a shopping frenzy at...

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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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