Apple Releases iOS 8 Beta 4 To Developers

iOS 8 beta 4

Apple today released the fourth installment of the iOS 8 beta. Developers can download iOS 8 beta 4 from the developer portal. For those who have previously installed iOS 8, an over-the-air option is available. The update is 300MB, yet requires 3GB free on either your iPhone or iPad.For continuing discussion on all things having to do with the new release, please stop by and take part in our iOS 8 discussion forums. Source: Apple … [Read more...]

iOS 7 Adoption Rate Hits 90 Percent

iOS 7 adoption rate

When Apple released iOS 7 last year, it was the biggest change to iOS since the original iPhone. A recent update to Apple's developer portal shares information on just how many iOS users have updated to Apple's reimagined operating system. Using access to the App Store to gather metrics on iOS version usage, Apple extrapolates some impressive numbers. For the week ending July 13th, 2014, 90% of devices are using iOS 7. … [Read more...]

Apple Releases iOS 8 Beta 3 To Developers

Apple has released the third beta update for the upcoming iOS 8 release scheduled for this fall. iOS 8 beta 3 showed up today as an OTA (over the air) update. Developers who are currently working with this release can update provided they have 3.4GB of free storage. The update includes the requisite bug fixes and improvements. As we find changes, we'll update this post accordingly.Developers should also find access to the latest beta releases in the Apple Development portal. Those wishing to discuss the latest release can do so in our iOS 8 forums. … [Read more...]

Why Managing Mail in iOS 8 Is Faster, More Efficient

Mail in iOS 8

When Apple releases a major software update, as they do yearly, new functionality often extends to the stock applications. The core applications that ship with each and every iOS device play a key role in how we use our iPhones and iPads, so changes to these apps is big news. Last year brought significant changes, due to the transition to iOS 7 that demanded cosmetic changes in keeping with the new design aesthetic. To be fair, some apps lost functionality, which hindered folks hoping for a happy transition to iOS 7. With iOS 7 now in the rear view mirror, Apple seems poised to tackle stock apps, improving up their functionality. Messages will see new features that rival Snapchat and WhatsApp. Also on the agenda for iOS 8 will be … [Read more...]

Apple Releases iOS 7.1.2 Update

Apple today pushed out iOS update version 7.1.2. The update includes improvements to iBeacon connectivity and stability. Other fixes include correcting a bug that affected data transfer for some 3rd party accessories, including bar code scanners. On the security side of things, iOS 7.1.2 fixes an issue whereby mail attachments were unencrypted. As per the release notes, the release "corrects an issue with data protection class of Mail attachments." … [Read more...]

Apple Releases iOS 8 Beta 2

iOS 8 beta 5

Apple has released iOS 8 beta 2. The developer only release is the first major update to iOS 8. The changelog, available after the break, is one of the most extensive we've seen. Developers can access the new iOS 8 beta 2 either over the air or by downloading directly from Apple's developer portal. If you've yet to install iOS 8, we've outlined the process in our short guide on how to download and install iOS 8. You can discuss changes in this forum thread. … [Read more...]

iOS 8 Boosts Privacy By Using Randomized MAC Addresses

Randomized MAC addresses

When you overhaul your operating system each year, the keynote simply isn't long enough to detail every single change. One of the small, yet notable changes should resonate with privacy features. Developer Federic Jacobs shares this slide regarding MAC Addresses and what's changed in iOS 8. Changes to Wi-Fi scanning behavior will ensure privacy by not sharing your Mac address. … [Read more...]