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Upgrading to iOS 8

Upgrading to iOS 8

iOS 8, the new mobile operating system for Apple's iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches, will make its official debut today. The new OS is a free upgrade and includes lots of new features geared towards making you more productive, the biggest of which are app extensions and a feature called Handoff that lets you start a task on one device and finish on another. Check out Apple's "What's New" page for iOS 8 to learn more and see which generations of hardware the update is compatible with.

One word of caution for those upgrading with multiple devices; if you enable iCloud Drive, it will only sync with other devices running iOS 8, but it will not sync with a Mac running OS X Mavericks. In October, Apple will release OS X Yosemite and at that point, all iCloud documents will sync between Macs and iOS devices running Yosemite and iOS 8. If you don't need your iOS devices to sync iCloud documents with a Mac and you can install iOS 8 on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch, go ahead and enable iCloud Drive. 9to5Mac has a great article about upgrading to iOS 8

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