Apple iOS 8
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iOS 8 feels a bit like Apple playing catch-up; the update includes many features that Android users have been enjoying for years. Nonetheless, the upgrade goes a long way in giving the iPhone and iPad a better user experience.
- Apps can now interact with other apps
- Support for third-party keyboards
- Manual camera controls
- Continuity lets you easily move between devices
- Family Sharing
- Actionable notifications
- "Hey Siri" command only works when phone is plugged in
- iCloud Drive files should be easier to access
- Developers still can't touch Control Center
- Few improvements to Apple Maps
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Apple iOS 8
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- 86AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE8 ReviewsRecode80iOS 8 Review: The Problem SolverThough it had a couple hiccups, like the Mail app crashing a few times, it’s a fast, solid and fresh version of iOS that users will like.TechCrunch90iOS 8 Review: Refinements And Relaxed LimitationsIt’s a particularly exciting release in terms of what it can offer developers, so its real impact will be felt later on – and next month should also change things up considerably with the debut on Continuity on the Mac, and ... Apple Pay, in the U.S.The Wall Street Journal90Apple iOS 8 Review: A New Phone Without Buying OneI'll probably always have gripes, but iOS 8 pulls out ahead of the competition by leveraging the greatest strengths of the iPhone: its apps and ecosystem. After you tap the Update button, those small perks and fixes will make the most difference.Engadget90iOS 8 review: Some overdue updates, but well worth the waitiOS 8 feels a bit like Apple playing catch-up; the update includes many features that Android users have been enjoying for years. Nonetheless, the upgrade goes a long way in giving the iPhone and iPad a better user experience.ZDNetNot RatedHands on with Apple's iOS 8 (pictures)Sporting a new background wallpaper, there are a couple of additions. You'll note a small icon in the lower-left corner, which allows the user to carry on their work from their Mac, running the latest OS X 10.10 version, like documents and image editing.PC MagNot Rated8 Eye-Catching Features in Apple's iOS 8A number of the rumored features were, in fact, included: a Shazam integration that lets you play "find (and buy) that tune" with Siri; a Health-related app for keeping tabs on your activity; and HomeKit, which will let smart home device makers sync up their gadgets with iOS devices.GizmodoNot RatedHands On with Three of the Coolest Tricks in iOS 8One of the biggest changes in iOS 7 (other than the obvious flatness, of course) was the addition of real, live multitasking. This time around, Apple took advantage of the extra space to make one of the phone's most functional screens even more-so.The Guardian100iOS 8 review: the iPhone and iPad get customised,As we approach the end of 2014, Apple has made iOS more customisable than ever before - bringing it closer to Android’s flexibility - through Extensions. It’s also added useful touches and more privacy throughout. Should you install it? This is absolutely a no-brainer. Yes, you should.The Next Web80Apple iOS 8 review: New powers for your old iPhoneOn the whole this is a well polished OS that many will enjoy. Now go and hit that update button.The Next Web80iOS 8 review: The real advances here are yet to coEven though the additional features here aren’t all world-changing in their own right, they add polish and utility and the way third-party developers take advantage of them via the app updates that start to appear today will very quickly make iOS more ‘your OS’ than ever before.The Independent80iOS 8 review: not a revolution, but the iPhone isiOS 8 will save you time and effort, and makes the phone more powerful than ever before but the real improvements rely on buying into Apple. If you’re just an iPhone user, iOS 8 is a good update; if you’re a part of the Apple ecosystem, it's the future, no questions asked.BGRNot RatedCheck out what Appleâ€™s new software iOS 8 for iPMessaging is very similar to Facebook’s Messenger app in terms of sharing photos and videos quickly as well as voice. Audio and video messages are allowed to delete after a period of time to avoid large files clogging up storage similar to Snapchat and other message apps.9to5MacNot RatedHands-on with iOS 8 [Video]Apple announced iOS 8, the next major version of iOS, which includes features like an all new Photos app, a much improved Messages app, custom keyboard support, Family Sharing, and more.
- 81AVERAGE USER SCORE8 ReviewsEngadget Reader50July 11, 2015Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A disappointing product with a lot of problems. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90December 31, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100November 23, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader70November 20, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Seems to be fine from what I can tell using it on my old 4S as an iPod. Haven't noticed anything slow or stuff others have complained about.I like the predictive writing feature. But sometimes it changes what I've selected because it thinks it knows better. Noooo!!! When I select something, it's because I wanted that! Oh well, I guess Apple has to slowly roll out upgrades to keep us interested in them.Haven't yet upgraded my newer iPhone or iPad from 7.1. Waiting for the next iOS jb to do that. I just hope this time they delay until Apple has released updates for their watch and patched the inevitable bugs. I can wait until February, like the past two years. Pangu team, are you listening?!! 7.1 works quite nicely, especially with all my jb's installed on it. I'd rather wait to have stable software than have less than one month of a useable jb. UGH!Engadget Reader80October 5, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90September 26, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader80September 22, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!As many have already stated, this is a fantastic update to iOS but it is also largely a catch up to Android. My biggest gripe after making the switch to an iPhone from an Android phone has been the lack of Swype support. I'm a little bummed it cost me a buck - and that it doesn't always start when the keyboard does, but it's a million times better than the stock iOS keyboard. I still don't know why Apple doesn't bake this functionality in to their stock keyboard, but maybe there's hope now that they've at least added support for it.I'm running this latest iOS version on an old iPhone 4s. I don't know off the issues I've had are hardware or software related, or most likely a combination of the two, but I've had many more instances of programs stuttering/freezing or being slow to respond in general after updating. I had previously only had one freeze up with iOS 7, but with iOS 8 there have been a handful in the first week. My most common issue is just long delays in apps starting, loading contacts, or switching between apps. This even happens despite closing out applications when I'm not using them anymore - to keep resources freed up.As a whole, I'm frustrated with the lag my phone has when running the new iOS, but can bear it with the sorely needed support for Swype.Engadget Reader90September 20, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
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