The new Time Lapse camera mode in iOS 8 allows you to take fast-motion videos that display only a few frames, as if separate images were taken at long time intervals and then stitched together to make a short but fast movie; however, you might notice that when you take short time-lapse videos you will get a larger number of frames per second than if you extend your video out to tens of seconds or minutes. Continue reading
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iOS 8 ‘Reset All Settings’ bug erases iCloud Drive
One of Apple’s latest services is the change to iCloud Drive, which transitions from its initial per-application use of cloud storage for documents, to a more traditional approach reminiscent of its original iDisk, and services like Dropbox and MediaFire.
This has been a welcomed change, and as such you might be regularly adding your files to it; however, if you do Continue reading
Apple issues iOS 8.0.2 to fix initial update problems
After mistakes with the initial update to iOS 8, Apple has released iOS 8.0.2. This update is important, because it rectifies temporary setbacks imposed by the fixes for the 8.0.1 update, where users found they could not make cell phone calls or use the Touch ID feature.
For users who installed iOS 8.0.1, to re-enable these features Apple recommended Continue reading
Apple flubs iOS 8.0.1, instructs users to downgrade
First its bendgate, and now iOS 8-gate appears to have frustrated some early adopters of the latest iPhones. Earlier today, Apple pushed iOS 8.0.1 live to fix a number of outstanding problems with iOS 8.0.0; however, when done, owners of the new iPhone 6 and 6 plus found they could not connect to cell networks and their Touch ID stopped working. Continue reading
Tackle iOS 8 Wi-Fi and Battery woes
Apple’s iOS 8 was just released, and as with most initial releases, it has not come without a few bugs. While the OS includes a number of new features like the QuickType keyboard, once installed some people are finding some small issues with VPN connections, inability to access voicemail or enter iCloud keychain verification codes, and videos not playing in Safari, among others. However, two issues that appear to be outstanding are Wi-Fi connectivity problems where systems are hanging or running very slow when connected to Wi-Fi, and having exceptionally short battery lives. Continue reading
How to create poetic nonsense in iOS 8
If one person’s gibberish is another person’s poetry (or vice versa), then iOS 8 has you covered.
Many of Apple’s augmentations in iOS thorough the years have come with a degree of unintended humor. When Siri was introduced, of course many took advantage of asking her about intimate details, as well as finding amusement in her answers to odd questions; and when Maps was added to iOS, people were amused by instructions to drive off cliffs or into buildings. Continue reading
Five reasons to avoid installing iOS 8 right away
Apple’s long-anticipated iOS 8 upgrade will be released today, and will likely start being available for download at 10am Pacific (1pm Eastern) for all eligible iDevices, which are the iPhone 4S, 5, 5S, and 5C, the iPad 2, 3, 4, Air and Mini models, and the 5th generation iPod touch. If you have one of these devices, and have properly prepared it for the upgrade, then you are only left with the notion of whether or not you should upgrade right away. For the most part, the answer to this will be a resounding yes, but there are a few considerations you might take before jumping right in. Continue reading