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iOS 8 adoption: why 6% matters more than 47%

iOS 8 adoption: why 6% matters more than 47%

A lot of attention has been thrust on iOS 8 adoption rates lately, as downloads seem to have stagnated. With 47% of iOS devices running the latest version, it matches iOS 7 for device software supremacy. Now that the two are at a stalemate, it seems it may not matter much just yet. Here’s why.

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iOS 8 adoption is much slower than iOS 7

iOS 8 adoption is much slower than iOS 7

All this chatter about iOS 8, and it seems everyone is slow to upgrade! Via several sources who track which OS is in use on their network, we find that iOS 8 is not yet widely used, and is seeing a slower uptake than iOS 6 or iOS 7 before it.

Chitika, Mixpanel, Appsee, and Tapjoy are all networks who provide information about OS use based on their ad networks. Through charts they have provided, we see that iOS 8 is on a slow march to its eventual takeover. There could be a variety of reasons for this slow iOS 8 adoption rate, which we’ll unceremoniously jump right into!

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iMessage is down for iPhone users inside USA – how about you?

iMessage is down for iPhone users inside USA – how about you?

This afternoon Apple’s iMessage platform has had some trouble staying active across the United States. While most reported outage areas seem relegated to the United States in heavily populated areas like Los Angeles, Detroit, and New York City, we’ve also seen reports overseas. Most reports of outage with iMessage outside of the USA seem set in or around the UK and Europe.

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How do I get internet on my iPad?

How do I get internet on my iPad?

Today we're going to address a simple problem many users have with their iPad - finding a Wi-Fi network to access the internet. The following post is part of SlashGear’s Family IT collection, helping those new to technology with the devices they own. These posts will also be helpful for those of you inundated with questions from family members about their devices if you just to happen to be your family’s IT specialist.

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Using your phone to wake up rested in the morning

Using your phone to wake up rested in the morning

There’s an app by the name of "Sleep Cycle" that takes the prospect of waking up every morning completely refreshed and aims to make it a reality. All you need is a smartphone with an accelerometer to make it work - and you need the app too, of course, which will cost you a couple of bucks. We’re here to tell you that it’s worth the cash - based on our first few tries with the setup, that is to say.

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Razer Junglecat iPhone gamepad released with custom profiles

Razer Junglecat iPhone gamepad released with custom profiles

Earlier this year at CES 2014 we got our first glimpse of what would eventually become the Razer Junglecat. This tiny beast takes hold of the gamepad era for the iPhone, making certain the full extent of Razer’s promise in highest-quality materials and build are delivered. The final device has evolved far beyond what we saw in-hand this January.

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iOS 7 cements iPhone and iPad base as iOS 8 beckons

iOS 7 cements iPhone and iPad base as iOS 8 beckons

The latest iOS usage data suggests Apple is headed into its big iOS 8 reveal with the old version dominating installs, with nearly nine out of ten iPhone users in North America believed to be on iOS 7. Crunching browser data from serving ad impressions, Chitika discovered that of the "tens of millions" of iPhone and iPad users spotted in the seven days up until May 28th, 89.7-percent had iOS 7 on their phone, and 84.8-percent on their tablet.

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