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Dropbox adds support for TouchID

The advent of TouchID is making it easier than ever to trust other people to use your phone without worrying if they're snooping through your files. Dropbox for iOS has been updated for iOS 8 users to support TouchID unlocking. With the service set up, launching the app requests a fingerprint scan...

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Apple reminds us how much less fragmented iOS is, digs at Android

iOS has the advantage of being a far less fragmented platform than its primary competitor, and Craig Federighi took the stage at Apple's special event today to remind us of that very fact. Using the adoption of iOS 8 as an example, Federighi noted that Apple's latest mobile OS has reached 48% of...

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Apple disables blood glucose monitoring for UK and Australian Health app users

Apple is disabling the blood glucose tracking feature of its Health app due to measurement problems reported by users in the UK and Australia. According to CNET, Apple is releasing a software patch to disable this feature until a subsequent update is available to fix the issue. As described in an...

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Is Apple experiencing a problematic decline in software quality?

While any new major software release is bound to have its fair share of bugs, the number and severity of glitches that accompanied the rollout of iOS 8 were far greater than we've come to expect from Apple. Many early iOS 8 users were quick to report issues as far ranging as Wi-Fi connectivity...

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Apple's App Store metrics suggest iOS 8 adoption rate has stalled

According to App Store distribution metrics provided by Apple, the adoption rate of iOS 8 by iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users has stalled, climbing only 1 percent in the weeks since launch. iOS 8 adoption currently sits at 47 percent, up from 46 percent reported on September 21. In contrast, iOS...

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iOS 8's privacy notification not sitting well with some developers

Along with the more headline-grabbing feature additions to iOS 8, Apple tweaked a few smaller items such as the way users are alerted to each app's use of location data. That change isn't going over well with some developers who feel that the alerts can create anxiety and shake the trust of the...

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A look at the TextExpander keyboard for iOS 8

I've used TextExpander on my Mac for years and it has saved me hours of typing time. If you frequently use TextExpander on your Mac or if you used it on your iOS device before iOS 8 allowed third-party keyboards, you are in luck. TextExpander touch now comes in handy keyboard format for iOS 8! How...

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How Apple implemented time-lapse video in iOS 8

One of the great new software-based camera features Apple tossed into its bag of iOS 8 tricks is the ability to take time-lapse video footage. Curious as to how Apple implemented the feature, designer Dan Provost of StudioNeat -- purveyor of the Glif -- recently conducted a number of tests to...

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Mobile Safari in iOS 8 supports Animated PNGs

MacRumors is reporting that mobile Safari in iOS 8 includes support for Animated PNGs (APNG). What's that you say? You thought animated GIFs were the only game in town? Well, they really are, but who's to say how animated PNGs might fare in the future given that they offer richer color and greater...

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How to create nested folders and completely hide apps in iOS 8

It's that time of the year again: Apple's latest mobile operating system is now available and there are already a couple of great ways to break it in the name of customization and productivity! Nested folders and hidden apps -- two of the most useful glitch-tweaks from iOS 7 -- are present and...

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Apple disables downgrades from iOS 8 to iOS 7

So, you've upgraded to iOS 8 and now you're having second thoughts? Well, I'm sorry to tell you, but you no longer have the option of downgrading your device back to iOS 7. This sad news comes to you from developer Steven Troughton-Smith (via AppleInsider), who tweeted the information on...

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More iPhone apps ready for iOS 8

We've been keeping tabs on the latest iOS 8-ready apps, and here's one more roundup. Let's get to it. Twitterrific, the venerable Twitter client for iOS, has been updated to version 5.7.6. Changes include support for the iPassword extension in its built-in browser, plus improved action sheets...

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The first HealthKit compatible app is FitPort, available now

After the seemingly last-second decision to delay HealthKit app support -- which was originally intended to launch alongside iOS 8 -- Apple's iOS 8.0.2 update has officially opened the App Store doors for third parties looking to tap into the new personal health vault. The first such app is...

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Don't Panic: Transmit for iOS is here for your FTP client needs

There are some apps that 98 percent of the general population would never take a look at, but are critical for the other 2 percent. That's the case with this new FTP client from Panic Software. Transmit for iOS ($9.99 for a limited time) is the mobile version of Panic's classic Transmit app for...

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Apple posts support document for iOS 8.0.1, promises fix for cellular issues in "the next few days"

Wednesday's release of iOS 8.0.1 was unfortunately not Apple's best work. Many iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users who downloaded the update quickly discovered that their cellular connection was no longer active and that Touch ID stopped working altogether. Responding semi-quickly, Apple pulled the...

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