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No path back: Apple stops signing iOS 7.1.2

If you didn't take our advice to revert from iOS 8 to iOS 7 while there was still time you're too late. That path is now blocked.

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You Should Play: Dark platformer Oscura: Second Shadow holds its own amongst copycats

This (literally) dark platformer is smooth, challenging, and has intuitive controls.

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The Week in iOS Apps: A $15 to-do list manager, an Evernote update, and more

This week's roster of new and updated iOS apps includes access to 15,000 great recipes from the New York Times' food archives. Plus, apps for golfers, gamers, and note-takers.

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The best Notification Center widgets in iOS 8 right now

Tons of apps have been updated to include Notification Center compatibility, but that doesn't mean you should install them all.

App Invasion: Stay on task and log time with Hours

This time management tool helps keep you on task, and shines in iOS 8's new widget feature.

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Apple quickly issues iOS 8.0.2 update

A day after pulling the flawed iOS 8.0.1, Apple issues the 8.0.2 update that reinstates the earlier update's fixes and improvements.

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Apple offers workaround for iPhones borked by iOS 8.0.1

If you’re still struggling to downgrade to iOS 8, follow these instructions.

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iOS 8 and Yosemite are the next step in unconstrained computing

As much fun as it is to examine a new OS's features and functions, it's also worthwhile to put them in context. Chris Breen considers the Big Picture.

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Get to know iOS 8: Mail lets you process your inbox fast and write better drafts

These five new abilities in Mail will make a big difference to people who get way too much email.

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Apple quickly drops iOS 8.0.1 to fix HealthKit bug

Some users experiencing issues with cellular connectivity and Touch ID after updating their software.

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Makin' copies: How to preserve automatically deleted iOS installers

In the bad old days, Apple allowed iOS installer files to pile up. That's no longer the case but some people still want them. Chris Breen provides a way to automatically create them.

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The Week in iOS Accessories: Gear for your old iPhone that fits your new iPhone, too

Instead of replacing an entire accessory arsenal, most of these products made for the iPhone 5/5s are also compatible with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

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How to downgrade your iPhone or iPad from iOS 8 to iOS 7

iOS 8 has a lot of great features, but if your device doesn't behave well with it, you may wish to revert to iOS 7 (while you still can).

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14 iPhone apps that use Touch ID

From banking services to password managers, developers were quick to build Touch ID compatibility into their iOS 8 apps.

How to revert your iOS device from iOS 8 to iOS 7

iOS 8 has a lot of great features, but if your device doesn't behave well with it, you may wish to revert to iOS 7 (while you still can).

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Talko looks like a solution to the problem that iOS 8's Messages has already solved

Software titan Ray Ozzie's new app offers live calling, but there's little else to distinguish this messaging app from what the iPhone already does natively.

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iOS 8 adoption nears 50 percent after just 6 days

Third-party firms see slower adoption than iOS 7