iOS 8

iOS 8 Adoption Rate Slows at 69 Percent

The iOS 8 installation rate continues to tick upward ever so slowly. Upgrades have slowed since late last year, with 69 percent of compatible devices currently running iOS 8.0 or later. Two weeks ago the number stood at 68 percent, which points towards a plateau in updates to iOS 8 amongst iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users.

iOS 8 adoption statistics

Apple's App Store Distribution page illustrates current iOS usage in a pie graph, with iOS 7 at 28 percent and previous versions comprising just 3 percent of the total. All of the statistics were collected as of January 19th, 2015.

How to Tap Hidden iOS 8 Settings

There are tons of settings and adjustments hidden within iOS 8. The jailbreak tweak AdvancedSettings8 makes it possible to explore these settings and customize every nook and cranny of the system. The word advanced in the title is an understatement. Once installed, users can start playing with values and sliders, viewing the results immediately without a respring.

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Settings -> AdvancedSettings8 only contains a toggle to enable or disable the tweak in its entirety. The real magic happens with a long press on the Settings app icon on the home screen. This will bring up a list of around 20 items that contain submenus capable of changing things like gravity, elasticity, mass, and stiffness - just the tip of the iceberg.

Get the Verizon Data Usage Widget for iOS 8

Verizon Wireless customers with devices running iOS 8 can now get data plan usage statistics right in the Notification Center. The latest version of My Verizon Mobile, available free on the App Store, provides a data usage widget. Once the widget is added, current data usage for the billing period is displayed when Notification Center is invoked.

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My Verizon Mobile already provides many functions for iPhone and iPad users looking to pay their bill, check voice calling and text message statistics, and manage features on their accounts. Getting the data meter is as simple as updating the app to version 3.13.4 or later, and then adding the widget to Notification Center.
Click here for more information on how to add widgets to Notification Center.


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