QuickType Could Be The Most Fun You Have With iOS 8

Since ancient times, iPhone owners have cursed the dreaded Autocorrect. They have lived in fear that the Apple monstrosity will get them fired, alienate them from parents and generally destroy all forms of meaningful relationship. With iOS 8, however, the autocorrect function has a devilish new counterpart: Apple’s QuickType can spit out entire sentences by autocompleting every single word.


This Keyboard Autocompletes Text To Emoji And Saves Your Favourite Combos

You downloaded iOS 8. You checked out the hidden features. We gave you some suggestions on cool keyboards to try, but ugh — who wants to use words? Keymoji is here to phase out the pesky letters from all your digital communication.


How To Download iOS 8 Without Deleting All Your Stuff

Now that iOS 8 is finally here, many an iPhone user has eagerly swiped over to the update screen only to find that the greedy install package just won’t fit. But don’t worry — you don’t have to go on a deleting rampage. All it takes is a few simple workarounds, and you can have your iOS 8 and keep your data too.


BitTorrent Bleep, The Secure P2P Chat, Is Available For Mac And Android

Briefly: A few months ago, we told you about BitTorrent Bleep, the plan to create super secure chat that uses the P2P BitTorrent protocol to avoid the third-party servers that can be used to spy on you. Today, it’s been opened to a public Alpha testing stage so everyone can try it. Additionally, it’s now available for both Mac and Android instead of just Windows.


Apple's HealthKit Faces Unspecified Issues Right Before iOS 8 Launch

One of iOS 8′s most talked about features is HealthKit, a new API that lets developers build various health-related apps for the iTunes store. However, right before today’s iOS 8 launch, it appears that HealthKit hit a snag that made Apple to temporarily remove several apps, according to a report from 9to5Mac.


Horizon, The App That Prevents Vertical Videos, Is Now On Android

Briefly: Remember Horizon, the brilliant little iOS app that let you shoot horizontally-oriented videos no matter what angle you were holding your smartphone? It’s finally available on Android, ensuring your Nexus isn’t going to pollute YouTube with horrible portrait-oriented videos. Do the world a favour and download it, after all, it’s free. [Google Play Store - Horizon via The Next Web]


Dropbox Suspends Auto-Upload Feature, Because iOS 8

Uh-oh: iOS 8 has only-barely-kinda-sorta rolled out, and it’s already breaking things. Dropbox has ‘temporarily suspended’ the auto-upload feature on its iOS app because of compatibility issues with iOS 8.


HarperCollins Is Now Using Digital Watermarks To Stop Ebook Piracy

Pirating ebooks is a breeze. Their file sizes are so small that it usually takes all of 60 seconds between a Google search and having the book on your Kindle. Now, publishers have hit upon a solution that they hope will trip up pirates: an invisible, traceable watermark on every ebook sold.


Your Amazon Account Can Be Hacked Via A Malicious Kindle Ebook

If you download Kindle ebooks from dubious sources aka anywhere other than Amazon, watch out. A security researcher has discovered a security hole in the “Manage Your Kindle” page on Amazon’s website that outs your Amazon credentials to hackers when you upload a malicious ebook.


This New Parking App Can Find Empty Spaces, No Sensors Required

Parking sucks, and that’s why there are apps to help your car find a vacant spot. The trouble is those solutions tend to require expensive sensors to be installed in each and every one of those potentially open spots. A new app called PocketParker instead leverages the power of passive, portable sensors — the ones already installed on your smartphone.


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