Tagged With ios 8

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Back when it launched, Apple made a big deal out of the fact you could turn your iPhone sideways and get a different view of an app. These days, many of us keep rotation lock on and don't switch to landscape mode unless we're watching videos. If that sounds like you, you're missing out on some useful features.

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When you first set up Apple Music, it asks you to input some genre favourites and pick some favourite artists. When you're first launching the app and want to check things out, it's pretty easy to ignore that and move on. Thankfully, you can head back and redo the configuration.

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iOS: The Share Extension makes it pretty easy to email contacts from any app in iOS, but you still have to go through a list or start typing a name. Bee allows you to create a favourite list so you can quickly tap and send an email.

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Hey Lifehacker, We have been using a single Apple ID for all of our iPod and iPad devices for the sharing of App purchases between family members. Now that Apple has introduced Family Sharing with iOS 8, what are the pitfalls to watch out for if we want to give the kids individual Apple IDs for their devices? Will any saved games/progress/in app purchases be deleted from their devices?

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Handoff is Apple's new feature that integrates Yosemite and your iOS 8 device so you can start working on one device and then continue it on another. For example, you can start writing an email on your phone, then flip it over to your Mac when you realise you'd prefer a keyboard. Here's how to set it up and use it.