Monday, 3 November 2014

iOS 8.0.2 --- 'One More Thing'!

iOS 8.0.2 is all about undoing mistakes and fixing issues that erupted with the release of iOS 8.0.1. The iOS 8.0.1 had an adverse effect on cellular network connectivity and Touch ID on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
The advent of iOS 8.0.2 fixes a bug such that HeathKit apps will be available once again on the App Store. You can access photos from the Photo Library and yes, upload photos and videos from Safari easily. iOS 8.0.2 also fixes the issue of unexpected cellular data usage while receiving SMS/MMS messages.

Some More Innovative Features of iOS 8.0.2
  • Messages improvements. You can send your voice, video, photo with just a swipe/tap.
  • Photos improvements such as adjustment of light and color with just a swipe or lightening/darkening a photo prior to capture along with camera improvements. Also easy sharing of family photos and calendar.
  • Using smart suggestions or searching by date, location or album.
  • Time-lapse mode.
  • QuickType Keyboard.
  • Storage of all documents on the cloud and accessing them from your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Mac or PC.
  • New Health app and ability for sharing health data for managing health and fitness in a better way.
  • AirDrop compatibility with OS X Yosemite.
  • Spotlight improvements like support for local languages in UK, Canada, Japan, US, France etc.
  • Mail improvements with intelligent suggestions for calendar events and Contacts.
  • Siri Improvements and voice recognition.

Knowing Better About Some New Features
  1. iCloud Drive: It is the file hosting service of Apple for devices which are running iOS 8 or OS X Yosemite. Such a feature aids users in saving photos, documents, music, videos and apps etc.
  2. HealthKit: It allows developers to develop software which integrates with the new Health application. Users can track steps, oxygen, health related data or enter medical history.
  3. Spotlight: In iOS 8 this feature finds integration with myriad web devices for users so that they are able to search Wikipedia and Google etc.
  4. Siri: Well, with Siri you can exclaim, ''What's playing?'' You get more accuracy now with support for as many as 22 languages!
  5. QuickType: A new typing feature or the ability for installation of third-party keyboards was a plus factor among many more.

Triumph Over Initial Tragedy

iOS came as the eighth major release of iOS mobile operating system --- a successor to iOS 7. The announcement for its release was made in the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) on 14th June, 2014. A couple of months later, on 17th September, 2014, iOS 8.0.1 was released amidst great enthusiasm among the faithful. This release had major new features and user interface, transparency and other effects and enhancements over iOS 7, though the design was the same.

The initial good news was that around 4 million iPhones were actually pre-ordered and not less than 10 million even sold out in the very first weekend! However, iOS 8.0.1 --- an iOS update made phones unusable. Hackers gained access to iCloud accounts of celebrities and it was alleged that this was possible because Apple had not secured passwords which were easily guessed by hackers.

After a bout of Microwave charging hoax that wrongly advertised that iPhone could be recharged by being heated in a microwave oven or jailbreaking that allowed access to command line of the OS and removed limitations installed by Apple, a few complaints about issues concerning WiFi, Camera Roll, iMessage or random freezing, iOS 8.0.2 is here to undo damage done and woo the much faithful clients to its fold back and forever!

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