iOS 8 introduced a number of new features. Continuity and Handoff are two which can be deemed incredible or incredibly maddening, depending on your preference. With Yosemite and iOS 8, your computers, iPads and iPhones are more integrated than ever. Pardon the reference, but some folks don't like peanut butter in their chocolate. For others, this union seems like an inevitable and natural transition, allowing all of your devices to work seamlessly together to keep you use more productive and more in touch. Whatever your position, these are extremely powerful features. iOS 8 doesn't ship with a manual, so we're breaking out all the stops to provide you with the ultimate guide on Continuity and Handoff. Our handy table of contents makes it … [Read more...]
iOS 8 Guides
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The release of any major update to an operating system can be jarring and iOS 8 is no different. While it's certainly doesn't possess the polarizing aspects associated with the move from iOS 6 to iOS 7, there are instances where changes aren't always welcome. One such change appears to be the new Photos app. It has folks asking, "where did camera roll and Photo Stream go in iOS 8?" We'll cover the changes and provide a few less than ideal workarounds. … [Read more...]
Apple is releasing iOS 8 today. With hundreds of new features, this free update is like getting a new iPhone or iPad. Last year's iOS 7 update saw Apple going in a completely new direction, introducing a new design that extended to stock and third party applications. This year is more about refinement, more about building features that customers like you, want. Over the coming weeks, we'll be delving into each and every new iOS 8 feature, as part of our continuing how-to series. First things first, here's the complete step-by-step guide on how to upgrade to iOS 8. We'll cover both upgrading using iTunes and OTA (over the air), plus everything you need to know about preparing your device, backing up and what killer features you can expect. … [Read more...]
For all of the new features in iOS 8, arguably the most exciting feature has go to be interactive notifications. In a matter of months, the concept of unlocking your iPhone to reply to a message, like a Facebook post or confirm a calendar event will seem flat out archaic. The concept is hardly anything new, available to jailbreakers using BiteSMS and to some extent, these interactions are available in Android. While innovation often comes from Apple, this particular feature is more of an iteration of what we've seen. The good news for iOS users seems to be the method in which Apple has implemented interactive notifications. Here's how interactive notifications work in iOS 8. Interactive Notifications Within Apps When you are working … [Read more...]
Reminders in iOS 7 can be extremely useful, with an abundance of settings that include location, time and category. If you are creating reminder lists without any schedule attached to them, they can easily get lost in the sea of reminders. Your entire grocery list might not be a ideal for a time-based reminder, but maybe you're running low on cat food. The thought of kitty serenading you at midnight to fill his or her dish because you failed to pick up food is a good enough incentive to make sure that to-do list item is checked off. Whether it's an important phone call, something critical for work or simply picking up cat food, scheduling reminders can be a worthwhile endeavor. Here's how to search, view and schedule reminders in iOS 7. … [Read more...]