"Send Last Location" is a new Find My iPhone feature in iOS 8 that could prove helpful if you lose your iPhone. It simply sends the phone's location just before the battery dies, which is crucial if you are far from your phone and trying to track it down, or if you didn't even realize you lost it before the battery died. To activate the feature, simply go to Settings -> iCloud -> Find My iPhone and toggle "Send Last Location" to on. Of course make sure "Find My iPhone" is toggled on as well.
Handoff is a highly touted new feature of iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite that allows for seamless continuity between your devices. For example, if you start an email on your iPad, Handoff will allow you to pass the draft to your iMac and continue writing it there. Handoff will also work with Safari, Notes, Keynote, Numbers, Contacts, Calendar, Pages, Messages and Reminders, and it is open to developers as well, so it will soon work with third party apps.
If you've been having trouble setting up Handoff, you aren't alone; there has been a lot of confusion about it over the past several days. Here are a few potential reasons for your frustration:
UPDATE: Saurik has added the iOS 8 version of Cydia as a downloadable .deb file to his website. You can download the new version of Cydia here or wait until the Pangu Team bundles it with a new version of their iOS 8 jailbreak.
Team Pangu, the Chinese team of hackers behind the iOS 7.1 jailbreak, has released a limited jailbreak for iOS 8.x devices to their website. The jailbreak is "limited" because it does not install Cydia to your device, making the jailbreak basically pointless for casual users. The main reason the new jailbreak doesn't come with Cydia is that the application hasn't been updated for iOS 8. However, Cydia creator Saurik is working on an update and you can follow his progress via Reddit.
According to the Pangu website the new jailbreak supports all devices running iOS 8 – iOS 8.1. This includes the fifth-generation iPod touch, iPhone 4s and later, iPad mini 1 - 3, and iPad 2 and later. While this is exciting news for the jailbreaking community, casual users should treat this as a developer version only. Not only is a jailbreak without Cydia pointless to casual users, this version is also only compatible with Windows computers and there is currently no English translation available.
Apple added the ability to share your whereabouts with other iMessage users in the release of iOS 8. You can choose to share your current location once via text message or share your location in every text sent for an hour, one day or indefinitely. Here's how to share your location with another person, or how stop sharing your location in case you accidentally enabled the feature:
Share your current location one time:
- Open your Messages app.
- Select the the message thread you want to use (This also works for group messages).
- Tap the round i icon in the upper right hand corner.
- Tap Send My Current Location.
This will send your current location to the person or to all the people using iMessage in that thread. The "Details" section is also where you can leave a group message, delete another person you added from a group message or change the name of a group message. From here you can also choose to share your location multiple times throughout the day.
A new bug discovered in iOS 8 by Happy-Touch (via 9to5Mac) is causing the Kids section of Apple's App Store to display some inappropriate apps. For example, the Top Grossing apps for "Kids 5 and Under" is displaying titles like Game of War, which is recommended for 9-years or older, and the popular dating app Zoosk.
Unless your 5-year old has already started dating, you may want to pay close attention to what you download from the the All Kids, Kids 5 & Under, Kids 6-8, and Kids 9-11 categories until Apple fixes the problem. The bug only seems to a be affecting devices running iOS 8 or later, and it has been found on both the U.S. and Canadian App Stores, according to 9to5Mac.