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  • iOS 8 bug deletes iWork docs

    Owners of iPhones and iPads running iOS 8 have reported a new bug in the software that deletes iWork documents from iCloud Drive when they've reset their devices.

  • BlackBerry Passport deep-dive review: Qwerty meets quirky

    Let's give it this: BlackBerry's new Passport makes a big impact when you first hold it, thanks to its unusual square shape, its heft and the physical keyboard aimed at keeping its legion of qwerty loyalists happy.

  • iPhone owners rip Apple over botched iOS update

    iPhone owners are angry. Really really angry.

  • Apple asks iPhone 6 users in trouble to revert to iOS 8

    Apple has recommended to users of its new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones to reinstall iOS 8 after an update Wednesday led to complaints of lost cellular service and functionality on the Touch ID fingerprint identity sensor.

  • Apple yanks iOS 8 update

    Within hours of releasing an iOS 8 update to address assorted bugs in the new iPhone and iPad operating system Apple has been forced to pull the patch, which itself was causing iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users grief.

  • New iOS 8 APIs trigger higher app crash rate

    In its first days of availability, iOS 8, Apple's newest mobile operating system, has exhibited an app crash rate significantly higher than iOS 7 did a year ago, an app performance management developer said yesterday.

  • Crashing Apple's iOS 8 party

    The many iPhone and iPad users that have held off downloading iOS 8 since it was released on Sept. 17, despite the promised benefits of Apple's new software, might be glad they did. Word is that crash rates are relatively high.

  • iOS 8 gets off to sluggish start

    The initial uptake for Apple's iOS 8 has been less than half of its predecessor, iOS 7, an online ad network said today, citing North American traffic.

  • iOS app devs warn customers off iOS 8's iCloud Drive

    Third-party developers of iOS apps today urged iPhone and iPad users not to accept Apple's offer to upgrade iCloud storage to iCloud Drive after they install the new iOS 8.

  • iOS 8 is here -- and it's all over your network

    iOS 8 comes out today, creating the usual raft of IT headaches that accompanies the roll-out of new software.

  • Apple releases iOS 8, starts serving upgrade downloads

    Apple has shipped the free upgrade to iOS 8 for existing iPhone and iPad owners, opening up the download floodgates at 1pm. US ET, as expected.

  • Box has high hopes for iOS 8 doc picker extension

    Box foresees a significant jump in usage of its iPad and iPhone app resulting from one of the new extensions Apple will launch with the new iOS 8.

  • Apple likely to release iOS 8 at 1 p.m. ET, 10 a.m. PT Wednesday

    Apple will probably release iOS 7 at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT) tomorrow, the traditional time of its mobile operating system upgrade launches.

  • iOS 7 hits 90% share, iOS 8 likely to ship Sept. 17

    With just hours before Apple announces new iPhones, an ad network trolling its traffic data said that iOS 7, which will be replaced next week on most customers' devices, was running 90% of all North American iPhones and iPads.

  • SAP, a devices company? Maybe, maybe not

    While SAP has made a big push into mobile software and device management with the acquisition of Sybase and a series of apps, it hasn't made overt moves into the devices market. But this could change down the road, judging from a recently published patent application submitted by SAP.