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by dgstorm at Sep 17, 2014
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We have a major warning to share with iOS users. Today is the day that Apple is making iOS 8 available to the public. There will be a number of reasons you will want to get iOS 8, but during the installation it is absolutely critical that you do NOT upgrade to iCloud Drive when the iOS 8 installation prompts you. This is especially important if you also use a Mac as your personal computer.

The reason for this is because iCloud Drive will only sync with devices running iOS 8 or OS X Yosemite (which hasn't been officially released yet). The full official version of Yosemite is expected in the next month or so. We are sure there are several of you who may be trying out the pre-release, but we must reiterate that iCloud Drive is NOT COMPATIBLE with iOS versions 7 and older, and it is NOT COMPATIBLE with OS X 10.9 Mavericks or older.

Additionally, if you mis-click this option, you will not be able to go back and undo this decision. This is why this article is so emphatic. Of course, if you are running the pre-release version of Yosemite, and you are able to upgrade all of your devices to iOS 8, then you can use the iCloud Drive option. You just need to weigh this carefully for your needs.

We have verified this with several sources. Here's a quote with more details from one of them,

by wicked at Sep 15, 2014
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What better way to celebrate the upcoming iPhone 6 release other than a giveaway? Better yet, an otterbox giveaway? Otterbox was kind enough to host this giveaway/contest and one lucky iPhoneForums.net registered member will win one of these 4 iphone 6 cases of your choice!

Rules are simple, simply post in this thread what color iPhone 6 you'll be getting and which iPhone6 Otterbox case interests you the most. This contest will end in 3 days and one random winner will be chosen. The Otterbox iPhone6 lineup can be found here and as follows:

Defender Series:
– Triple-layer, ultra rugged iPhone 6 cases made to survive the bumps, drops and scrapes you encounter on your adventures
– Built-in screen protector shelters every inch of the 4.7” display, defending against scratches, scrapes and scuffs
– Protective membrane cradles the Touch ID to block dust and debris and enhance device functionality
– Customize your case with a variety of color options and build your own personally designed case
– Belt-clip holster keeps your device handy and provides a mini-stand for hands-free use

Symmetry Series:

– Dual-material construction makes this one of the slimmest, most protective iPhone 6 cases in its class
– Sleek and slim iPhone 6 case is a cinch to install
– Make this stylish iPhone 6 case your canvas for design when you choose from a full spectrum of wraparound colors and graphics
– Streamlined design delivers tough protection from drops and shock

Commuter Series:

– Safeguard your device from the daily grind with this slim but sturdy iPhone 6 case
– Tight-fitting port and plug covers keep grit and grime from building up in your jacks, ports and inputs
– Comes with a stick-on screen protector...
by iDan at Jun 7, 2010
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by dgstorm at Sep 17, 2014
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The long wait is finally over. While developers have been able to play with iOS 8 for quite some time already, the rest of us mere mortals have been content to read about all of the cool features. Speaking of cool features, the video above will walk you through most of them.

Here's a quick list of some of the big highlights,
  • Improved integration between Apple devices (although you need to avoid iCloud Drive for now).
  • Interactive notifications
  • App widgets in the Notification Center
  • Messages improvements that let users manage group conversations
  • Third-party access to both the keyboard and Touch ID has been enabled
  • Apple QuickType predictive keyboard
  • A new Health app is included with iOS 8 which combines health and fitness data from several places
  • A new Family Sharing feature lets families of up to six people share apps, music, books, and more
This is just a short list, but there are quite a few more, including refinements and tweaks to existing features.
Of course, if you plan on downloading the update as Apple pushes it out, it's important to note which devices are compatible with the new iOS. Here's a list of those:
  • iPhone 5s
  • iPhone 5c
  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 4s
  • iPod touch (fifth-generation only)
  • iPad Air
  • iPad mini
  • iPad mini with Retina display
  • iPad (third-generation and fourth-generation)
  • iPad 2
Your easiest method to get iOS 8 on your device is to get the Apple OTA (over the air) update. It's as easy as opening the Settings app, tapping General, and then touching Software Update. After that you just need to follow the instructions to install iOS 8.

Your other option is to connect your iOS device to a Windows or Mac computer where you can download and install the new software through iTunes. Of course, it's important to back up your device using iCloud or iTunes before installing iOS 8.

Plus, we also would be remiss if we didn't...
by dgstorm at Sep 17, 2014
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Here's a handy breakdown of the best individual/single-line iPhone 6 plans you can get with each of the 4 major US carriers. They are listed in no particular order.

Sprint has three options - All of Sprint's plans include Unlimited Talk, Text and Data
  • $2,120 over a standard two-year contract which is $85 per month and a $199 + $16 Tax startup fee
  • $1,850 for the Easy Pay which is $77.09 per month and $52 up front fees and taxes
  • $1,680 for the “iPhone for Life” deal, which is $70 per month (this is $50 for the monthly plan and $20 per month to lease the phone).
Verizon has two options - Verizon's plans include Talk and Text, but your data is capped at 2GB and you are charged extra for overages.
  • $1,640 on a Single Line Smartphone 2GB Data contract which is $60 per month with a $15/1 GB overage charge - if you want more data options you need to move to one of their More Everything plans which are far more complicated, but would save heavy data users money.
  • $1,850 with Edge pricing - the details are the same except you get to upgrade your phone more often and pay an additional $10 per month for that option.
AT&T has one main option - AT&T's plans include Unlimited Talk and Text and 2GB of Data and you are charged extra for overages - see the FAQ below for details
  • $2,120 for their Mobile Share plan which is $65 per month and to get their off-contract Next pricing will add up to $2,210. - Things just get more complicated from here, especially with the...
by Maura at Sep 17, 2014
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The early reviews are in for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and generally speaking the overall tone is extremely positive.

MacRumors has a useful round up of some of the best reviews, with most of them seeming to be very much won over by Apple’s two new iPhones,even those that had initial reservations.

Engadget’s Brad Molen talks about how the two phones feel to hold, saying that he preferred how the smaller iPhone 6 feels in his hand, and that it is just as easy to wrap his fingers around the 4.7-inch model that it was the iPhone 5s.

David Pierce and Nilay Patel from The Verge were very impressed with the iPhone 6 Plus battery performance, saying that they “consistently got about two days of battery life from the 6 Plus in regular daily use—slightly more than the day and half we got from the iPhone 6, and basically the same as the Note 3.” They also noted that the iPhone 6 Plus is the first iPhone that actually looks and feels better in a case, as it hides the protruding camera and the “weird lines on the back,” and is also easier to hold.

Re/code’s Walt Mossberg and Lauren Goode found that the Wi-Fi speeds of the iPhone 6 were double that of the iPhone 5s. They also said that the iPhone 6 Plus’s battery lasted around two whole days.

The Loop’s Jim Dalrymple also talks about how it feels to hold the new phones, saying that he found the iPhone 6 Plus “awkward” to use at first, but “the larger screen eventually won me over.” He did, however, think that walking around with the iPhone 6 Plus held to his ear would “just look silly,” and suggested that a Bluetooth earpiece would be a good idea for an add-on for the phone.

And as for the first unboxing video? Well T3 appears to have that covered, as you can see at the top of this post!

by Maura at Sep 17, 2014
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Despite all the talk leading up to the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus that Apple’s supply chain was fully prepared to handle the huge customer demand that was bound to ensue, it appears from a story in today’s Wall Street Journal that the demand has been so huge that Foxconn is already beginning to struggle.

Although Foxconn has more than 200,000 workers at its Zhenghou site in a bid to keep up with the unprecedented demand, many of whom are new hires, it looks like the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will still be in very short supply for the first few months following its release.

The Wall Street Journal says that Foxconn has around 100 production lines going full tilt around the clock.

“We have been churning out 140,000 iPhone 6 Plus and 400,000 iPhone 6 every day, the highest daily output ever, but the volume is still not enough to meet the preorders,” said the WSJ source.

Apparently a shortage of 5.5-inch displays is another reason for the shortages of that particular model.

Source: The Wall Street Journal
by dgstorm at Sep 16, 2014
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Sometimes you see a product hit the streets and it just makes you say... "Wow! Why didn't someone think of that sooner!" Here's a prime example: the Universal Mobile Keyboard from Microsoft. It basically does exactly what it sounds like it should do... you can use this on your Windows device, your iOS device or your Android device.

It basically offers the "platform agnostic" mobile hardware junkie the best of all worlds for their various tablets and other devices. It's designed to make things much easier when you actually need to be productive on your tablet, and don't feel like lugging around (or breaking out) your laptop.

This universal keyboard uses Bluetooth and even works on most of the phones from Android and iOS. Check out the video above for a demo. The keyboard is a bit pricey at $79.95 on Microsoft's Store, but the versatility and virtual elimination of extra junk could provide extra value.

Thanks for the tip, leeshor!

Source: Microsoft Store