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iOS8 Update

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PSA: Do not upgrade to iCloud Drive during iOS 8 installation

Today is the day Apple is making iOS 8 available to the public. The latest version of iOS has several new features like widgets and third-party keyboards that make it a must-have upgrade for most iPhone owners. If you are upgrading to iOS 8, there is one "gotcha" during the upgrade process that you must avoid and that is iCloud Drive.

Seven privacy settings you should change immediately in iOS 8 | ZDNet

Summary: Before you sync your iCloud or reinstall your apps, you need to lock down your iPhone or iPad. Here are seven important tweaks (and more) you can set to bolster your privacy.

Apple says iOS 8 will shield your data from police

In a blog post, Apple says that iOS 8, which began rolling out Wednesday, has new encryption that will no longer allow the company to bypass a customer's passcode to access the data. "So it's not technically feasible for us to respond to government warrants for the extraction of this data from devices in their possession running iOS 8," it said.

Upgrading to iOS 8: A Step by Step Walkthrough

In this screencast tutorial I walk you through the upgrade to iOS 8 step by step. I cover which of your devices are eligible for the upgrade, how to make sure your device has been backed up, how to clear space from your device for the upgrade, and I walk you through the upgrade process itself.

Apple - iOS 8 - What's New

Get a preview of iOS 8, the biggest iOS release ever - for developers and everyone else. Coming in fall 2014.

iOS 8 Review: Refinements And Relaxed Limitations Add Up For A Better Experience

Apple's iOS 8 is arriving tomorrow, and while it isn't as overtly dramatic a change as iOS 7 was last year, it's still a big update with lots of new features and tweaks.

New in iOS 8 for Teachers & Students

Learning in Hand Show #28 is about some of what's new in Apple's iOS 8. Instead of showing you the major features you might already know about, I demonstrate the lesser known additions that teachers, students, and parents will be interested in.

iOS8 on school iPads is a total bummer

iOS 8: A total bummer, but not for the reasons you might expect. (This blog post was updated 10 minutes after posting thanks to Greg Garner and John Shoemaker. Thanks guys). Girl buys new iPad and expensive case. Girl realizes that new iPad doesn't have enough space for iOS8.

iOS 8 uses peer-to-peer connections for AirPlay to Apple TV, no longer needs a network

iOS 8 uses peer-to-peer technology to stream video to Apple TV, as described by Apple on a page highlighting enterprise features. Today, AirPlay requires both devices connect to the same WiFi network before they can communicate. With iOS 8, the network is cut out completely and the iOS device directly talks to the Apple TV with a peer-to-peer connection.

The complete guide to iOS 8 - CNET

iOS 8 looks to be one of the biggest updates to Apple's mobile platform, since the launch the App Store, with new features galore. Learn how to use the latest in iOS.

iOS 8 Accessibility Overview

Apple has released iOS 8, the latest version of its operating system for mobile devices such as the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. This update is not as dramatic an update as iOS 7 was, with its completely overhauled user interface, but in terms of accessibility it continues to refine the user experience so that it...

Where did My Camera Roll and Photo Stream go in iOS8?

Removing #CameraRoll is disaster for those of us who search visually. Camera Roll is our visual timeline. Don't break it up @APPLEOFFIClAL- Ulrik Westergaard (@ulrikwest) September 20, 2014 Really unhappy that camera roll is gone from is iOS 8 @APPLEOFFIClAL #why? - Rene Gaudreau (@rgaudreau) September 20, 2014 People who downloaded iOS8 this week...

How to use Wi-Fi calling on iOS 8

Wi-Fi calling is a new feature of iOS 8 that's available initially to T-Mobile customers in the United States and EE customers in the U.K. What's more, it's coming to other carriers in the coming months. It lets your iPhone make and receive calls using Wi-Fi instead of depending on your carrier's cell tower coverage.

iOS 8 Features: Best Hidden New Features

iOS 8 has a ton of features, including Interactive Notifications, QuickType, third-party keyboard support, Messages and Handoff, Family Sharing and lots more. But there are many other features in Apple's biggest iOS release that you may not have heard of.

iOS 8: The Best Hidden Features

There are a lot of really great updates to iOS 8 launching today. We've unearthed some of the less obvious tricks and features that are going to level up your phone in a hurry. An All-Knowing App Store We never used Wish List all that much much in the App Store, but it's gotten a lot stronger in iOS 8.

5 Apps to Trick Out Your Keyboard on iOS 8

iOS 8 is finally here, and for the first time in its history, developers can create custom keyboard apps. While many more will likely debut in the coming weeks and months, the first wave of keyboard apps is already hitting Apple's App Store.

30 tips every new iOS 8 user should know - CNET

Though it looks just like iOS 7, iOS 8 is packed with more features than any other update. Get to know the best, most useful features right here.

5 Tips To Improve Your iPhone's Battery Life In iOS 8

You know what the saddest part of the Samsung's tasteless wall huggers commercials is? They are right. My iPhone 5's battery barely makes it through the day. Which is why I'm glad the 6 and 6 Plus' bigger size allows for a better battery backup. For people on 4S/5/5S things are going to stay tough.