Being included in a group text in which you have little interest can be horribly annoying and exhausting. iOS 8 gives you two options to get out of these situations. If you want absolutely no part of the conversation you can simply leave it, or, if you just want a respite from the constant beeps and buzzes, you can silence notifications for that particular message thread.
One of the new features in the iOS 8 Messages app is the ability to change the name of a group text. This can come in handy when you have many group message threads that share a lot of the same people but have different subjects. E.g. you are talking to Tom, Dick and Harry about fishing and Tom, Dick and Larry about skiing; now you can name the conversations "Skiing" and "Fishing."
The jailbreak team behind the Pangu iOS 7.1.x jailbreak announced on Weibo that they have begun working on hacking iOS 8. This does not mean an iOS 8 jailbreak tool will be released anytime soon, but it is good to know that someone is working on a solution since other developers, like the evad3rs, have been silent about their plans for future jailbreak releases.
The PanguTeam caused an uproar in the jailbreaking community in June when it burned two exploits to release its Pangu iOS 7.1.1 jailbreak. However Comex, the creator of JailbreakMe, expressed his support of the PanguTeam when he said he was happy that "public jailbreaks are no longer a monopoly."
Yes, updating a compatible iOS device to iOS 8 can be performed OTA (over the air). This means that iOS can update itself directly on the device, with no computer required.
In order to update OTA, there are some considerations:
The device to update must be connected to Wi-Fi, with over 50 percent battery life, or with the device plugged into a USB power source.
Here's a quick look at all the new features Apple has added to its default Mail app in iOS 8.
Swiping left or right on an email now brings up the more options. Swipe left for "More," "Flag" or "Trash," and swipe right to quickly mark an email as Unread or Read. You can also customize these options under Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Swipe Options.