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Apple makes some progress, overdue updates finally here. Yes, you guessed it, this is iOS 8 review.

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Out with old in with the new, nope I am not talking about swapping out your girlfriend but the latest developments from Apple.

It was well worth the wait, or well at least it seems so for now. We have taken this moment to give you some hindsight about the newly released iOS 8 from Apple.


With each new iOS release, there's an aging device or two that doesn't receive the update. All told, iOS 8 is compatible with the iPhone 4s and later, the iPad 2 and up, both iPad minis and the fifth-generation iPod touch. It'll be available as a free download starting from today, September 17th. Now that's great, now we just need to hope that we don't find major bugs, what are the odds right?

There's a functionality gap between Mac and mobile, and Apple has been trying to bridge it for years.

With iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, the company introduced Continuity. <i>Continuity</i> makes it possible for you to start something on one device and finish it on another. It allows you to send and receive calls on your MacBook if your iPhone is in the other room. Now that's pretty cool isn't it? Even though this updated should have been here since 90s we thank you for finally reaching in this century Apple. To sweeten it up just a little bit, it lets you use Airdrop to share files among multiple devices.

Handoffs is just a part of the Continuity feature. Also as I happened to mention earlier Apple's also made AirDrop a universal service so you can wirelessly transfer files between Macs and iOS devices. Your MacBook now shows up on your iOS' share menu and vice versa. A couple seconds is all it takes to push a web page, contact, photo or other info from one device to another.

A new set of features called Extensibility allows developers to create apps that can interact with other apps (and even iOS itself). Up until now, any interaction developers had with other programs was severely limited; if one app wanted to recruit the services of another app, you wouldn't be able to do so without hopping completely out of one and jumping into the other. By adding extensions, iOS 8 opens the platform up significantly.

Fortunately, iOS 8 is not only breathing life back into the keyboard; it's also finally giving you the option to ditch it for something else. First, though, let's discuss what's improved on Apple's homegrown version.

Great minds have come together at Apple and they finally have added a new predictive-typing engine called QuickType, which adapts to your various writing styles and figure out what you're going to say based on whom you're talking to and which app you're using. We would call this bitter sweet if it is as good as advertised we all got to enjoy those LOL's that autocorrect used to strike us with. Lets hope that there's still some trolls left to code these apps and we wouldn't have to be left with long noses.

To cut this story short I guess it's time for me to wrap it up. Download iOS 8 it looks great on paper, lets hope it is not going to disappoint on the devices either. If you find yourself stuck to one carrier and wish to Factory unlock your at&t iPhone iPad then as usual direct source UnlocksForLess is ready to help you out.






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