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Twitter Blames Apple and iOS 8 for Loss in Users, Then Backtracks

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Whenever Apple releases a new major version of iOS, it sends developers scrambling. They have to make sure their apps are compatible and aren't relying on "deprecated" code that no longer works or will stop working soon. But sometimes Apple changes things just enough in ways that don't break an app, but have an impact nonetheless. Twitter has just found this out the hard way.



iOS 9 to Focus on the Fundamentals

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Apple should be releasing iOS 8.2 (or 8.3) to the public soon, when the Apple Watch ships;, but eyes are already on iOS 9, which would likely be introduced in June at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference. The next version of iOS has a code name, apparently, called Monarch. Rather than a nod to royalty, this could be a reference to the butterfly that emerges from its cocoon. That would be an appropriate analogy, as signs say this version of iOS is not going to be focused on new features, but rather finishing touches like stability. This is similar to how Apple's Swift didn't really offer new functionality, but instead was a cleaner, more efficient way to create apps. Such a shift should help iOS's performance on 16 GB devices.



Ultimate Comparison of the iPhone 3G to other Mobile operating systems and devices - Part I

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At last, I was able to afford an iPhone 3G without an expensive data / phone plan (meaning a much higher starting price). Of course, I've been playing with the device since then.



How to reset or reboot your iDevice (iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch) when it hangs

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Recently, I've had quite a few friends asking me what to do when their iPhone crashes or locks up in a way that prevents the iPhone from responding to the normal iPhone restart procedure. This happens occasionally with jailbroken iDevices whenever there are cydia app conflicts with the firmware.



GreenPois0n jailbreak tool released for iOS 4.2.1

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For those of you who like to 'stick it to the man' by jailbreaking your iOS devices, you'll be pleased to know that the good folks at the Chronic Dev Team have released a shiny new tool for all your jailbreaking needs. Better yet, it's an untethered jailbreak, meaning that it should 'just work' without requiring any special boot-time tricks. The application can jailbreak any device at iOS 4.2.1 without trouble. If you're interested, throw on your tye-dye shirt, blast your Pearl Jam, and head over to the GreenPois0n website to mash 'GO' on that download button.



Reset iPhone to the factory default

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Resetting your iPhone takes it back to the way it was when it came out of the box. This can be handy if you’ve installed a bunch of apps and your home screen is a mess, or if you’ve misspelled words and the misspelling have been incorporated into your dictionary. To reset the device, simply tap on Settings in your Home screen and then navigate to General >Reset.

Update or Restore your device through iTunes

You should always use the latest version of iPhone software on your device. You do this through iTunes and have two options: to update the device or to restore it.

 

Update:

  • The software is updated but your settings and any songs you have on the device are not affected.

Restore:

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