All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘ios 8’

Groupon Updates App With Apple Pay Support

Apple officially launched Apple Pay, its new payments product, via an update to iOS 8 today. Third-party apps are also getting updates to add support for it. Groupon announced that it has updated its iPhone app to include it as a payment option. iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users in the U.S. can take advantage. “To use the new payments …

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iOS 8.1 Released With Apple Pay, Bug Fixes & More

At its big press event last week, Apple announced that it would launch Apple Pay on Monday, and it has with iOS 8.1 now available for download. Let’s hope this update goes off without a hitch. Its first iOS 8 update (8.0.1) launched to immediate complaints about the disabling of Touch ID and problems connecting with cell networks. That was …

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PopKey Is the GIF Keyboard You’ve Desperately Wanted

Now that you’ve used iOS 8’s new third-party keyboard option to use SwiftKey or other swipe text keyboards (because who wasn’t waiting for that?), please be alert to the fact that there is now an all-GIF keyboard that you can download. Right now. We’ve all been communicating in animated GIFs for some time now. It’s pretty much a new language. …

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Apple Pushes iOS 8.0.2 After 8.0.1 Blunder, Apologizes Again

A week after pushing iOS 8 to iPhone users, Apple released its first update – iOS 8.0.1. Immediately, complaints flooded Twitter and the blogosphere, with people reporting that the update disabled Touch ID and prevented them from being able to connect with cell networks. Apparently only iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users were negatively affected by the update, and according …

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iOS 8.0.1 Is Messing Up iPhones, According To A Lot Of Angry People

Update: Re/code shares this statement from Apple: “We are actively investigating these reports and will provide information as quickly as we can,” a spokesperson said. “In the meantime we have pulled back the iOS 8.0.1 update.” — If you have an iPhone, you may want to think twice about downloading its latest software update iOS 8.0.1. It appears to be …

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Bing Adds A Couple Features For iOS 8

Apple released iOS 8 last week, and many apps are adding features that take advantage of its specific capabilities. These include Microsoft’s Bing app, which has added a new translation feature and the ability to put Bing’s daily homepage image and trends on the Today screen. “With this release, we were able to take advantage of the extensibility possible in …

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Apple: 46% Of iOS Users Are On iOS 8

At its iOS launch events, Apple always likes to talk about how many of its users are on the latest version of its operating system in comparison to Android. There are so many different Android devices, that ultimately there is never a very high percentage of users on the latest version. Apple considers this a major bragging right. I’d be …

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Getty Launches Photo Viewing, Sharing App Stream

Getty Images announced the launch of a new mobile app called Stream, which lets consumers view and share its photos. This is the company’s first consumer app. Getty seems to be aiming to give users more ways to share its photos, but with more control over how they do so. Earlier this year, Getty launched an embed feature that lets …

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Twitter Makes Its Biggest Ever Profile Update For iPhone

With iOS 8 now available to iPhone users, Twitter announced a big update to profiles on these devices. In fact, the company says it’s the biggest update to profiles to date. “Featuring a fresh design, the updated profiles focus on your bio, Tweets and photos, making it easy for you to get a glimpse into the people you care about …

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With iOS 8, You Can Add Pinterest’s ‘Pin It’ Button And Pin From The Browser

As you’re probably well aware, Apple just released the big iOS 8 update. Pinterest announced that its app has some new functionality that takes advantage of it. You can now add the Pin It button to your iPhone, and pin things right from the mobile browser. “Now the Pin It button is always just a tap away,” the company says …

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iOS 8 Release Date Announced At Apple Event

Apple held its big iPhone unveiling event on Tuesday, showing off the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, not to mention Apple Pay and the Apple Watch. The new iPhones will run iOS 8, which the company first announced back in June. Today, the company announced the official release date for the operating system: September 17th. On this date, the …

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Is Apple Weaning People Off Google?

As you’ve probably heard, Apple revealed its new Mac and iOS operating systems on Monday – OS X Yosemite and iOS 8 respectively. While the company didn’t exactly pitch them as such, it revealed some new features, which some think are designed to take on Google in the search department. Do you think people will use Google any less as …

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