iOS 8

iOS 8.0.2 Changelog

Apple released iOS 8.0.2 on 09/25/2014, one day after releasing and pulling iOS 8.0.1. iOS 8.0.2 fixed the Touch ID and cellular data bug caused by iOS 8.0.1. Here's the complete changelog:

- Fixes an issue in iOS 8.0.1 that impacted cellular network connectivity and Touch ID on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
- Fixes a bug so HealthKit apps can now be made available on the App Store
- Addresses an issue where 3rd party keyboards could become deselected when a user enters their passcode

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iOS 8.0.1 Changelog

Apple released and quickly pulled iOS 8.0.1 on 09/24/14. The update was originally intended to fix a few bugs, including an issue with HealthKit apps, but instead the new OS broke cellular service and Touch ID functionality on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Apple quickly released iOS 8.0.2 the following. Here's the original changelog fro iOS 8.0.1:

- Fixes a bug so HealthKit apps can now be made available on the App Store
- Addresses an issue where 3rd party keyboards could become deselected when a user enters their passcode

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Apple Releases Then Quickly Pulls iOS 8.0.1

Apple today released iOS 8.0.1 then pulled it after users reported that the update broke their cellular data and Touch ID on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. An Apple spokesperson told The Verge, "we have received reports of an issue with the iOS 8.0.1 update, and said that the company is "actively investigating" the issue. You can still downgrade to iOS 8.0 if your device is experiencing problems after installing iOS 8.0.1, or you can wait until Apple rolls out iOS 8.0.2 in the near future.

iOS 8.0.1

The update was originally released to fix a few bugs and improve "the reliability of the Reachability feature on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus," according to the changelog. Other iOS 8.0.1 fixes included eliminating a bug so HealthKit apps could be made available on the App Store, fixing an issue with Safari and addressing an issue with 3rd party keyboards.

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How to get a Notification on Your iPad When Someone Responds to Your Email

Thanks to iOS 8 Apple has added several useful features to its Mail app making it once again relevant to iOS devices. For example, users can now skip the VIP list introduced in iOS 6 and receive a notification when any email is answered by using the new Notify Me flag. All you have to do is tap the flag icon when viewing any message in the Mail and you will receive a notification when anyone replies to that email.

Notify Me iOS 8

Another useful feature added to the Mail app in iOS 8 allows users to quickly update their Contacts or Calendar with new information and events contained in an email. For example, if a person updates their phone number in the signature of an email, the Mail app will give you the option to add that new information to the person's contact card in your Contacts app. The same goes for emails that contain dates and times for upcoming events. Just tap the "Add to Contacts" or "Add Events" notification to add the new information to your Contacts and Calendar apps.

Skype for iPad and iPhone Updated with iOS 8 Support

Skype has updated its iPhone, iPad and iPod touch app with iOS 8 support. Version 5.5 of the app allows users to answer calls from the Lock Screen and Notification Center by adding the ability to swipe to reveal buttons such as 'accept' and 'decline'. Users can also choose a voice or video response when receiving a video call and quickly respond to missed calls with a prerecorded message or an instant call back.

Skype iOS 8

Users can swipe left on a notification from the Lock Screen or pull down on a notification banner on the Home Screen to reveal the call and access the new iOS 8-like Skype buttons. Users can also use a left swipe within Notification Center to achieve the same results.

What You Should Know Before Installing iOS 8 on Your iPad 2

Most people thought 2014 would be the beginning of the end for the iPad 2, but Apple has decided to grant it one more year of life by allowing it to support iOS 8. However, Ars Technica has discovered that iOS 8 on the iPad 2, and iPhone 4s, isn't all that it's cracked up to be.

iPad 2 iOS 8

As with past iOS releases, the oldest models on their way out are not equipped to handle Apple's improved software. Both the iPad 2 and iPhone 4s suffer from glitches when iOS 8 is installed, and they can't take advantage of some of the new features found in the update. For example, Ars Technica lists these iOS 8 features that depend on newer hardware:

Apple Announces Apple Pay, New iCloud Prices and iOS 8 Release Date

Apple just didn't announce its new iPhone models and smartwatch on Tuesday, the company also announced its own mobile wallet called Apple Pay, new iCloud storage pricing and that iOS 8 will launch on September 17th.

iCloud Price

Apple Pay will allow iPhone owners to simply tap their device on a payment terminal and use their Touch ID fingerprint sensor as an electronic signature to pay for products at participating retailers such as Starbucks. The advantage of Apple Pay is that no credit card information is stored on Apple's servers and Apple has no interest in tracking your purchases. Merchants will also be blocked from seeing your card numbers and the Find my iPhone feature will allow users to suspend mobile payments if their phone is lost or stolen.

iPad Split-Screen Multitasking Found in iOS 8 Code

The Apple rumor mill promised us that the iPad would be getting a split-screen multitasking feature in iOS 8, but the feature was never mentioned during Apple's WWDC keynote. According to New York Times technology writer, Brian X. Chen, the new feature wasn't ready for prime time and that's why it was never announced, but developer Steven Troughton-Smith has discovered the code hiding in iOS 8.

iPad Multitasking

Troughton-Smith tweeted today that iOS 8 features code for running two apps side-by-side. This means that multitasking could still possibly come to the iPad in a later iOS 8 update, and that the rumors were probably true.

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