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Apple launches iOS 8.3 public beta (no developer account required)

Apple is not exactly known for being open with its behind-the-scenes stuff. It’s sort of like the Disneyland of the tech world. You know, to keep the illusion of perfection, the sweaty characters are hidden behind closed doors until showtime. Traditionally, beta versions of Apple software updates have only been available to developers. However, last […]

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Apple’s iOS Beta 8.2 Shows iPhone and Apple Watch Connectivity

Apple pushed the fourth beta for iOS 8.2 to app developers on Monday. With a bit of sleuthing, 9to5Mac discovered that the beta includes support for connecting to the upcoming Apple Watch via Bluetooth. Additionally, there will be a dedicated Apple Watch app for pairing the two devices. According to 9to5Mac, there is a special panel […]

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You can already jailbreak iOS 8.1

Just days after Apple released iOS 8.1, the first tool for jailbreaking an iPhone or iPad running the device has been released. Team Pangu’s new jailbreak tool also supports devices running iOS 8.0. There’s not much the average user will actually be able to do with a jailbroken iOS 8 device at this point, but that […]

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Microsoft OneDrive users get up to 30GB of cloud storage for free (for now)

Microsoft lets anyone get up to 15GB of free cloud storage when they register for the company’s OneDrive service. But through the end of September you can double that amount for no extra charge. When you install the OneDrive app for iOS, Android, Windows Phone or Windows and enable the camera roll function to automatically […]

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Lilbits (7-07-2014): Android Wear launch marred by paid apps-blocking bug

Now that the first smartwatches featuring Google’s Android Wear software are shipping, you might want to try running some of the Android apps that support the platform. If you’re using a free app… no problem. But it turns out that a bug is preventing you from loading paid apps from the App Store onto an […]

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Early signs of multi-window support for iPad apps (video)

Apple’s rumored to be working on support for running two apps side-by-side on an iPad. That’s something you can already do on a Windows tablet, and it’s similar to the multi-window features available for some Android devices from Samsung, LG, and others. But up until now, multitasking on iOS has meant running an app in the background […]

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Sincerest form of flattery: iOS 8 features that Android had first

This fall Apple plans to launch what it calls the biggest update to iOS since the introduction of the App Store. The update to iOS 8 will bring some nifty new features including support for sharing iTunes downloads with family members on up to 6 devices, and “Instant Hotspot” functions that lets you quickly use your iPhone […]

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Apple iOS 8 coming this fall, beta launches June 2nd

Apple is releasing iOS 8 beta to developers today, and the company says it will be available to the public this fall, bringing new features including support for third-party keyboards, interactive notifications, and more. Here’s a list of devices that will be able to run iOS 8 when the free update is released: iPhone 4s, […]

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iOS 8 supports third-party keyboards through “extensions”

Apple is updating the virtual keyboard in iOS 8… but for the first time the company is also now adding support for system-wide, third-party keyboards. In other words, you can expect to see popular Android apps like Swype and Swiftkey come to the iPhone and iPad. Third-party keyboard support is part of Apple’s new support for […]

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What’s new in iOS 8

Apple’s next version of its operating system for iPhone and iPad includes support for interactive notifications that let you do things like reply to a message straight from the pull-down notification center. Other new features in iOS 8 include updates to Mail for easier management of messages, quick access to your most frequently used contacts, […]