iOS 8 incompatible applications

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Sad 3D white manIf (like me) you are a keen early adopter you may be considering upgrading your iOS device to Apple’s latest (and greatest?) operating system iOS 8. As it’s still only in early BETA stages some apps in the App Store are still somewhat incompatible with the OS. Some have some ‘quirks’ only present on iOS 8, and some refuse to work at all.

Below is a list of applications which have been tested, and proved (currently) not to be working with iOS 8 and the symptoms they display.

If you would like to contribute to this list, please get in touch using the comments field below.

Hootsuite – Application crashes on attempted load
WordPress – Application unable to navigate to “Me” tab
WhatsApp – Application crashes when trying to get access to message threads

This is a living post, and will be updated as and when un-working apps are discovered.

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The app that’s taking social networks by storm

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If a timehop post has not yet made it onto one of your social networking feeds yet, then it’s only a matter of time before you start getting inundated.

Timehop is the latest in a long raft of applications and services reviewing your social media posts from time gone by..

Where timehop differs is, each day of the week the application will build a collection of posts and pictures that your posted last year from a range of networks;

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… once the app has collected posts, it sends a push notification, tapping the notification displays a timeline view of all of last years posts.

Under each of the posts is a button to push the historical update to social networks of your choice, allowing you and your followers to relive the past.

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You can grab a copy of timehop completely free of charge from the iOS AppStore

The App has already received rafts of rave reviews from users all over the world.

It certainly can stoke up the old memories, pulling back information from all the sources is a great insight into what you was up to a year ago..

Do you use any of the other services that do similar things? Let me know below.

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Popular Calendar App FREE for 48 hours

Calendars 5 is an extremely popular Calendar app alternative which normally sells for a premium in the AppStore. However, you can currently grab it completely free of charge for the next 48 hours!

Calendar App

Calendars 5 not only manages your events, but also seamlessly hooks into iOS reminders too. Giving you a one stops hope experience in time keeping.

Unlike the stock calendar app, appointments can be made using natural language input. For example “meet Dave for lunch at 12 on Tuesday”

Calendars 5’s iPad variant makes full use of the iPads large display, and looks nothing short of first class!

The app is only 23mb, and will work on any iOS device running iOS 6 or higher.

You can download Calendars 5 from the AppStore using this link

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Facebook 10.0 for iPhone released

In an unexpected twist from Zuckerbergs illogical timeline sorting, the latest release of the Facebook app for iOS features a new setting… One that 99.98% of Facebook iOS users have been crying out for!

You can now actually sort your feed by most recent posts! Who’d have thought it.. Finally you don’t have to see what Facebooks algorithm thinks you want to see.

All be it slightly hidden away, under the right hand side menu system, and not at the top of the screen like in past app updates.

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Stay tuned for a more in-depth review of the Facebook app and it’s updated features.

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The Best Weather Apps For The IPad

After one of the longest cold snaps we have experienced in quite a while it seems to be getting increasingly difficult to guess what the British weather will do next. With the weather starting to warm up and the usual mix of showers and sunshine on the horizon, staying up to date with weather conditions will come in handy when planning what outfit to venture out it. To help you avoid getting caught in any heavy showers I’ve put together a brief collection of the best weather apps currently available for the iPad. You’ll be a professional weather forecaster before you can say cumulonimbus.

Accuweather for iPad

This weather app covers all of the U.K. and is very easy to use. The app looks good works well and even offers you advice on how the current weather might affect your body: “An excellent time for reparatory health”, being just one of the pearls of wisdom you will be provided with.

Sunsafe

This app is perfect for the rare occasions we are blessed with plentiful amounts of sunshine. The app calculates the safest period of time to stay in the sun according to all skin types, giving you a better impression of what is safe for your individual skin tone. It also provides the UV index for your specific location and boasts a good number of sunbathing tips and advice.

Weather Pro

This is Europe’s foremost weather forecast app, and features reports from more than two million locations in up to three-hourly intervals. Coming complete with high resolution maps and radar images you can be confident that any adverse weather conditions won’t take you by surprise.

Met Office Weather

The Met Office is a highly reliable source of information with the majority of major television networks relying on them for their weather forecasts. This app gives you five day forecasts, a UV forecast and a handy ‘feels-like’ temperature guide that will help definitely you make sensible clothing choices.

Swackett

Swackett is a different kind of weather app, communicating weather forecasts visually by using ‘peeps’ who always appear appropriately dressed for weather conditions.  When it’s cold outside peeps will appear dressed in winter hats or coats, and when it’s sunny the shorts and sunglasses will appear. A fun, fresh and useful weather app, Swackett converts complex weather data to easily understood, visual weather reports suitable for people of any age.

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Thanks to Les from The Snugg for this post. Les contributes regularly to a number of tech blogs and is a huge fan of mobile technology. Keep your iPad protected from the rain with the iPad keyboard cover at The Snugg’s Amazon store.

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