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One Day In, iOS 8 Adoption Trails Pace of iOS 7, iOS 6

One possible reason is the large size of the download file.<p>There were certainly plenty of people downloading iOS 8 in the past day, but several third parties said Thursday the adoption of the new operating system appears to be less than what was seen for iOS 7 during its first 24 hours of …

SwiftKey's iOS 8 Keyboard Hits One Million Downloads in Under 24 Hours

Earlier today, we highlighted how a number of new third-party systemwide keyboard for iOS 8 are topping the App Store charts, with <i>SwiftKey Keyboard</i> [Direct Link] displacing <i>Facebook Messenger</i> from the top spot on the free iPhone app chart in the United States.<p>Moving beyond the charts to look at raw …

Getting to know Apple's new Family Sharing feature

Hours For iOS 8 Lets You Track Your Time With A Widget

Those who have to keep track of how they spend their time working during the day can’t do much better on iOS than Hours, Apple Design Award winner Tapity‘s latest app. We recommended the app when it launched back in July, and now the Tapity team has released an update for iOS 8 that helps you keep …

Chinese buyers lead charge in iPhone 6 global debut

A thriving secondary market was emerging hours after the first phones left stores, with mainland China having been left out of the initial global rollout.<p>Dealers in Hong Kong said they were prepared to offer a hefty premium.<p>"If we are talking about the 128 gigabyte version we would buy it for as …

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Apple iOS 8 Running On 20 Percent Of Devices

Apple released iOS 8 on Wednesday, and according to a recent report, iOS 8 adoption has already hit 20 percent in less than two days since …

Keyboard Apps Dominate The App Store’s Top Charts After iOS 8 Release

As the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus go on sale today, many consumers will be getting their hands on Apple’s new mobile operating system, iOS 8, for the first time. And what are iOS 8 users downloading from the App Store? From the looks of things, it’s keyboards. That’s right — after years of strictly …

I finally got my iPad to take calls like an iPhone (but it wasn't easy)

Two of the neatest features I expected from<p>Apple's newiOS 8operating system for its mobile devices involve that old disrespected function, voice calling on the phone.<p>One enables Wi-Fi calling on the<p>iPhone-- the device can connect for voice calls, not only data services, when its Wi-Fi connection …

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Google Search iOS app renamed ‘Google’, adds Chromecast integration, new Now cards

Google just updated its Google Search app for iOS and in the process renamed it to simply “Google”, which seems to make a bit more sense considering the app integrates Google Now features and much beyond just search. Also in today’s update: new features for Chromecast and additional Google Now …

You Can Now Control Your House from Anywhere, and Oh, Boy...

If you think you hate your cable company now, just imagine how murderous you'll feel when you lose service and most of your appliances require WiFi.<p><b>Now that Apple's new HomeKit is out,</b> you'll be able to control multiple smart-home devices through simple commands to Siri. Think Tony Stark's Jarvis, …

Home Automation

The iPhone 6 Plus Really Isn't THAT Big

I picked up an iPhone 6 Plus from my local Apple Store this morning. Like most people, I hadn’t seen it ‘in the flesh’ before I reserved it (let alone before I paid for it) but I thought it was notable enough a device to spend some quality time with over the next year, seeing how Apple and its …

Apple's iOS 8 Keyboard Gets Flooded With Replacements

When Apple announced a new predictive typing feature called QuickType for iOS 8 earlier this summer, it looked like a copy-cat challenge to other keyboard apps that Apple had banned from its App Store. The user interface featured a trio of words above the keys, which looked eerily like the …

Out-of-warranty iPhone 6 and 6 Plus repair prices now available on Apple.com

Now that the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are available to the public, Apple has released pricing information for any repairs you might need (though hopefully you won’t need any so soon). As usual, the prices are broken up into two categories.<p>The first is the price for repairing or replacing a broken …

iOS 8 WiFi calling: here’s which carriers will offer it

WiFi calling is one of the neat features available on iOS 8 and the iPhone 6, but not everyone is ready to make it happen for you. The function still …