Thursday, September 25, 2014

What's New in Apple's iOS 8?

iOS 8 is the biggest iOS release ever, though you find most apps in iOS8 are so similar, even identical to those you are using in iOS 7. But some new features, functions and tricks are hidden in these iOS 8 versions of your best-loved apps. When using the iOS 8, you may be pleasantly surprised at first, and becomes totally indispensable to it before you know it and master it. Let me show you some of the things iOS can do for you better.

In iOS 8, Messages has fun, useful, even amazing features that you can hardly imagine. Messages in iOS 8 enable you to capture any sound, like your voice, a big laugh, or a song, and add it to your conversation. With it, you can quickly and easily send videos and photos to the person you are talking to as well. If needed, you can start a group chat to include who you want, drop who you don't, and leave the chat whenever you want. If your chat partner has location shared, you can see the message thread on the map.

With the new iOS 8 Photos app, you can easily find, edit and share your photos whenever and wherever. You may notice a new mode comes to Camera: Time-lapse videos. Put your thumb on the screen and keep swiping to the right, the horizontal slide is at the bottom. You'll see the Time-lapse after the Slo-Mo setting. The result is a video showing an accelerated sequence of the photos over time. Another welcome addition is smart adjustments. That is, you can modify the overall light or color in a photo with a simple control--slide vertical exposure slider, next to the focus box, up and down, to make your shot brighter or darker.

iOS 8 tackles some of the iOS web browser's most annoying quirks. This new trick saves you a couple of taps. You can see all your open web pages, with tabs from the same site grouped together. There is also a new sidebar that slides out to reveal your bookmarks, reading list, and shared links. iOS 8's Safari enables us to request a full, desktop version of a site, just by tapping Safari's address bar while browsing a mobile site, then it will come up with the desktop option.

iOS 8 brings us the smartest keyboard ever. As you type, you'll see choices of words or phrases you'd probably type next, based on your past conversations and writing style. It can obviously speed up your typing. Moreover, when you're typing a message or an email, iOS 8 will take into account the casual writing style and language you use in Messages and Mail and adjust the choices of words according to the person you're communicating with.

Battery Management
"My iPhone is dying so fast", this may frustrate you a lot. You want to see what apps are killing your phone so quickly? Now, let's do it. Go into Setting > General > Usage. All your apps will be listed, ranking in descending order, the greatest battery consumer is at the top. If you want to see your battery usage around the last week, you can move the slider at the top.

Family Sharing
If your parents are blaming you for wasting too much money on purchases from App Store, here is a good way for you to appease them. Family Sharing is a new way to make your family's digital life harmonious. Your family members, up to six, can share purchases from the App Store, iTunes and iBooks without sharing extra accounts. Once you set up Family Sharing, the other family members can access to and download each other's books, apps and so on.

Reading the above new functions introduced on iOS 8, it will be not difficult for you to find that iOS 8 is really fantastic and its usage is very humanization. Have you already mastered it? If you have any questions or want to get more information about iOS 8, please follow our Facebook and Google+:IfCoupons, and leave your message.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Hollywood Celebrity Nude Photos Stored in iCloud Got Leaked

Recently, there's a scandal widely spread among social networking or some media news that Hollywood celebrity nude pictures get hacked and leaked out from Apple iCloud. After that, Apple Inc. has looked into it and the FBI is also investigating.
What's the Scandal about?
Ever since Aug. 31st, many nude pictures of Hollywood celebrity have sprung up across the Internet. Celebrity that involved in this scandal are too numerous to count, to name a few, Jennifer Lawrence, the Oscar-winning actress, Kate Upton, the model and Kirsten Dunst, the famous chief actress in Spider Man. It is said that these photos are first published on 4chan Forum. The publisher claimed that the hacker gets the pictures by hacking in the iCloud account. Apple Inc. has paid much attention on it and will check what's wrong by themselves and the FBI is also invited to investigated it.
Apple Inc. spokesman, Natalie Kerris claimed, "We take Apple users' privacy seriously and are investigating it." The Los Angeles Times reported that the scandal of Hollywood celebrity nude pictures aroused resentment and some people claims that they will take legal actions to punish the unscrupulous people. Some netizens assume that it is Brayon Hamade, the expert programmer who graduated from The University of Georgia, that is the one who hacked and leaked out the naked photos. He has once tried to exchange Jenifer Lawrence's naked photos for Bitcoin and sell the pictures for $100/pcs on the social network. But Brayon denied that he is the hacker who stole and leaked out the nude pictures. Once the hacker is found, he will be sent to the prison. In 2012, Christopher Cheney, the man who hacked into Scarlett Johansson's email, stole her nudes and leaked them out. As a punishment, he was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Are the Nudes Real?
Mary Winstead, the actress, claimed that she took those pictures few years ago with her husband in their apartment and was deleted for long.
Victoria Justice, also the actress, responded on her Twitter that the girl in the pictures is not her.
Ariana Grande, the singer, also denied that the pictures are hers.
Kate Upton, the model, admitted that the photos are of her. However, she also claimed that this move has already violated the privacy of the customers already.
Jennifer Lawrence, the actress, admitted that the photos are of her and also she said "My iCloud always prompt me to do backup, but I don't know what to do, so I make it automatically." However, data backed up with iCloud can be recovered with the help of some certain software.
How these Nudes Get Hacked?
Darian Kindlund, the expert in FireEye, Inc. said that it is possible that there's a bug on one of iPhone' s function, Find My iPhone. And the hacker took advantage of that and got the iCloud account and password. Few hours after this happen, Apple Inc. restore the bug in no time.
Some tech website reported that it is possibly related to the software called iBrute on GitHub. iBrute was developed by Russian Information Security researcher. And the iCloud account can be hacked in some certain situation.
Note: If you are still worrying that your iCloud account will be invaded, you can set it by entering setting > iCloud and close the Photo Sync function. In this way, the photos will only be backed up on your smart phone or your computer but not on iCloud.