Set up your new iPhone 8 the right way

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Get your new iPhone set up the right way.
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Whether you’ve gotten yourself a new iPhone 8 there are some essential things you’ll want to do to set it up right away. Granted, we’re biased toward our own process, but after so many years setting up iPhones, we’ve learned a thing or two about doing it right.

After you’ve gone through the basic guided setup that Apple walks you through, these additional tips and tweaks will get you to a better iPhone experience faster, no matter which model you have.

 

You can now download bigger iOS apps over cellular

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It's one of many App Store improvements in iOS 11.
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Nike’s iPhone-connected smart jerseys keep NBA fans connected

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The NBA and Nike introduce the Connected Jersey for fans.
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The NBA held a glitzy press event last week in Los Angeles to show off new team apparel for the upcoming basketball season. The star wasn’t the retooled jersey designs from Nike, hooded warmup jacket or even any of the 30 players who showed up to model.

It was the tag.

The Nike NBA Connected Jersey will cost fans $200 but inside the tag is a near field communication chip that connects to an iPhone app so that the wearer can have an “all-access pass” to content featuring their favorite players and teams.

Likewise, advertisers could also have unique access to pitching their products.

Iron Marines, Faviconographer, and other awesome apps of the week

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'Appy weekend, everyone!
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You can no longer browse the App Store inside iTunes

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iTunes no longer has a window to the App Store.
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Raindrop.io, WriteMapper, and other awesome apps of the week

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'Appy weekend everyone!
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