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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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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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