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The iOS update, iO8

Discussion in 'Electronic Devices' started by SAKplumber, Sep 18, 2014.

  1. SAKplumber
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    I just did this update on my iPhone 5s. WOW. I can't believe how much stuff this has changed.

    Great stuff, this. I read is while it was uploading. It says its the biggest update ever, or something.

    New favorites list and recent calls shows with a double tap.
    The map app is suppose to have fly-over tours of cities.
    Texting can be done with short audio texts.
    The keyboard has emoticons(crazy unusable amounts of them).
    Preemptive text words are offered while texting to shorten the time it takes.
    Siri is supposed to open by simply saying "Hey Siri".

    And a load of other stuff I haven't even touched yet.

    I love it. Its like having a whole new phone again. :)
     
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    Agreed. I'm having fun learning all of the new tricks
     
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    I haven't done the update....so you recommend it?
     
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    The update is nice, however I have had some serious issues with my facebook app since downloading it. Of course the facebook app sucks as it is but nevertheless it was more functional until the update. I do like all the other new things though!


    Sent from my Iphone 5s
     
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    I love it. makes messaging and contacting others easier
     
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    Also...the Tips app helps share new tips about your phone. In checking it I realized a few more things I forgot to mention.
    One is a timer on the camera app so you can be in the pics.
    Siri can now identify songs you hear and bring up the iTunes page so you can purchase.
    You can get alerts to specific emails when you want to know someone has replied, and no longer have to get an alert for every email you get all the time.( I leave that off because I don't use email that often...this will be useful for when I do)
    Swiping emails to the left and right now can give you more options and you can manage which options in settings.
    And my favorite is the ability to pull down on a text alert to access it and reply, without having to open the phone or message app to do so. Now I can swipe down on the alert at the top of the screen and a text field appears directly under it and the app or screen I was on fades to the rear.
     
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    Make sure you add Swiftkey. That was the only thing I liked better on the Galaxy. But now it's on the iPhone.

    I also like that Apple made the encryption unbreakable, even by them...so no snoops (or so they say)
     
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    Between the new encryption,the better keyboard option and the bigger screen, I'm thinking of going back to Apple next time. I have an iPad mini that I already updated and put swiftkey on, and so far I'm very happy with it.
     
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    Siri is scary now. I was in the kitchen describing how that works and said hey Siri in a normal voice. From the lounge room we heard "I'm here, what do you need?"
     
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    how do you get the swiftkey?
     
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    I regret going android with my current phone :(
    Maybe i'll get the iphone 6 plus when it comes out.
     
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    I owned several iphones before going back to Android. To me now it seems like every improvement iphone makes is just catching up to android.
     
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    Its an app in the app store. I found it under the trending title when you tap search, but I found it again in the top searches tab. Its free and comes with instructions for allowing your phone access and shows you how to switch between keyboards.
    I like it because I can swipe on it like my work provided galaxy
     
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    is there a risk by allowing it to have all access?
     
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    No. It'll keep info on what you type to better "predict" what you will want to type next, but when you tap on a password field, it automatically brings back the iOS keyboard.
     
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    thanks! I will check it out!
     
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    Swiftkey on Android is the best...hope it's the same on IOS.
     
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    Suh-weet! I just updated the iPad ad check this out!... already the search/favorites bar hides when I'm on a page for a moment, but I was just noticing a couple of buttons I hadn't see before. So I clicked it and this I what I got! Split screen showing what is on each tab, plus a list of the tabs open on Safari on my 5s!

    [​IMG]
     
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    I haven't updated it. I've decided to stay jailbroken. Is anyone else jailbroken?


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