All items tagged with "iOS 8"

Our most wanted Apple car features plus the new and notable of iOS 8.3 on the CultCast

"I just love our new Apple Car, mummy!"

“I just adore our new Apple Car, mummy!”

This week: Apple might be eyeing 2020 for their first car, but you can catch our most wanted features and price expectations right now. Plus: Cupertino pay massive bonuses to poach top talent; the insane acceleration of Tesla’s new electric car; the new and notable from iOS 8.3 beta; Toyota says “no thanks” to CarPlay; and finally, your listener questions, answered!

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Our most wanted Apple car features plus the new and notable of iOS 8.3 on the CultCast

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Dropbox finally adds killer feature for iOS 8

Finally.

Finally.

It’s been about six months since iOS 8 came out, and the official Dropbox app has been lacking one major thing: the ability to save files to Dropbox from any app’s share menu.

Today the long-awaited feature is finally available.

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So long, iOS 8 jailbreak: Apple stops signing iOS 8.1.2

So long, iOS 8 jailbreak. Photo: Redmond Pie

So long, iOS 8 jailbreak. Photo: Redmond Pie

Bad news, jailbreakers. Apple has stopped signing iOS 8.1.2, the last jailbreakable version of the iOS 8 operating system. That means that unless you already have iOS 8.1.2 installed, you won’t be able to jailbreak using existing methods until another exploit comes down the pipeline.

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Apple seeds first iOS 8.3 beta to developers

iOS 8.3 is here. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

iOS 8.3 is here. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

iOS 8.2 hasn’t even been released to the public yet, but Apple is already moving on to the next version. The first beta build of iOS 8.3 was seeded to developers this morning while iOS 8.2 beta 5 is still being tested.

The software update was made available today in the iOS Dev Center. Along with iOS 8.3, Apple has also released a beta build of Xcode 6.3 that includes Swift 1.2. The release notes don’t mention any new features, but we’ll tell you about all the goodies we find as soon as it’s installed on our iPhones.

In the meantime, here are the direct download links:

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Twitter blames loss of 4 million users on iOS 8

Twitter says iOS 8 killed its growth. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

Twitter says iOS 8 killed its growth. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

Twitter announced its fourth quarter earnings today, and while the social network beat its revenue estimates, it failed to meet Wall Street’s expectations for monthly active users.

The company only added an extra 4 million users in the quarter, bringing the total number of monthly active users to only 288 million. That figure was much lower than analysts’ predictions of 292 million, but according to CEO Dick Costello, Twitter’s slower-than-expected growth was mostly because of a bug in iOS 8.

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Android would kill for a tenth of iOS 8’s adoption

Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

iOS 8 adoption keeps on climbing. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

Almost three quarters of iOS users have upgraded to the newest version of Apple’s mobile operating system, according to the latest stats shared by the company.

As measured by visits to the App Store on February 2, Apple claims that 72 percent of active iOS devices are running iOS 8 — compared to 25 percent who are sticking with iOS 7, and a minuscule 3 percent using earlier iterations. It’s not quite at the 80 percent+ mark that iOS 7 was at this time last year, but next to Android’s pitiful numbers, it’s still got to be considered a runaway hit for Apple.

Read on to find out what’s driving the move.

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On this week’s CultCast: Apple’s best quarter ever and Indiana Jones … rebooted?

Does Indiana Jones need a reboot?

Does Indiana Jones need a reboot? Photo: Disney

This week: Apple has its best quarter ever, Apple Watch is coming in April and the best parts of the iOS 8.1.3 and Yosemite 10.10.2 updates. Plus, Disney considers a reboot of the beloved Indiana Jones movies, and then things really go off the rails in Facts of Life, a new game where we mix real facts with fake ones, then guess which is which!

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On this week’s CultCast: Apple’s best quarter ever and Indiana Jones … rebooted?

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You can now play Minesweeper in Notification Center!

Screenshot: Cult of Mac

If you want Minesweeper in your Notification Center, better grab it fast. Screenshot: Cult of Mac

Although it’s a Windows game, I’ve never met anyone without a sweet spot for Minesweeper, the addictive little puzzle game that Microsoft debuted in Windows 3.1. Sadly, though, it never came to the Mac.

But if you love a good game of Minesweeper, we’ve got some great news. You can now play it right within Notification Center. Better act on it soon, though: Apple has a tendency to pull interesting iOS 8 widgets like this one.

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Crazy calendar bug in iOS 8 is driving people nuts

After four months, Apple has yet to fix a bad calendar bug in iOS 8.

After four months, Apple has yet to fix a bad calendar bug in iOS 8.

A weird bug in iOS 8’s Calendar app has been making people pull their hair out for months. When adding events using either a Google or Microsoft Exchange server, the time zone is randomly synced to Greenwich Mean Time.

Complaints started surfacing around iOS 8’s release last September, and the issue still persists.

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iOS 8 adoption slows to a crawl after hitting 69%

Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

iOS 8 adoption is nearing 70 percent — but it’s slowing down. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

Apple is already testing iOS 9, but in the meantime iOS 8 adoption continues to grow — although it’s starting to slow down.

According to Apple’s latest stats, 69 percent of active iOS devices are now using the latest version of the company’s mobile OS; up just 1 percent from January 5, when Apple last shared iOS 8 adoption stats. By comparison, 28 percent of users are still working on iOS 7, with a minuscule 3 percent using assorted earlier iterations.

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