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Apple’s new iOS 9 boasts a lot of new features and improvements. If you are following Apple’s keynote at its Worldwide Developers Conference, you are already aware about many of them. Apple missed to mention a few features. One of them is the Move to iOS app which allows Android users to easily move to iOS device like iPhone pain-free.

The upcoming iOS 9 is set to launch this fall. It will be offered as a free upgrade to all iOS users who have a supported iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch device. With Move to iOS app, Apple is making it super easy for Android users to switch to iOS. This feature is not highlighted that much on Apple’s iOS 9 web page at this moment. Its tucked at the bottom of the page, with the description that says that Move to iOS app will allow Android users to “wirelessly switch” to iOS.

Apple has released iOS 8.3 software update to the App Store on iTunes available for download on supported iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The latest iOS 8.3 update is the third major release of the iOS 8 mobile operating system. All users running iOS 8.2 or testing the iOS 8.3 Public Beta can update to the final iOS 8.3.

How to Download iOS 8.3 Update and Install it

Warning! Make sure that your iOS device is charged. If not, you should plug it in before proceeding. During the process your iOS device will be automatically restarted.

The update process is simple. All you need to update to iOS 8.3 is open the App Store app on your iOS device, tap on General, and on the right, tap on Software Update. Let your device search for software update. Once you see iOS 8.3 update, tap on Download and Install. You will be asked to review and agree to the software terms before you can continue. Tap on Agree and let your iOS device download iOS 8.3 and install it. Your device will download iOS 8.3 and install it automatically.

Download iOS 8.3 Update

You can also use iTunes to download and update your iOS device. Simply attach your iOS device with your PC or Mac and iTunes will ask you if you want to download iOS 8.3 and update your device.

Download iOS 8.3 Update

Here’s what’s new in iOS 8.3

The complete list of all the changes is huge and it’s not possible to include all the changes here. You can easily view the list of changes implemented in the iOS 8.3 update by tapping on the “Learn More” button before tapping on the “Download and Install” button. If you missed it, here’s a gist of the changes.

iOS 8.3 Update Change Log

iOS 8.3 Update Change Log

iOS 8.3 Update Change Log

iOS 8.3 Update Change Log

iOS 8.3 update improves performance of Wi-Fi, Safari tabs, third-party keyboards, Messages, App launches, keyboard shortcuts, App responsiveness, and the Simplified Chinese keyboard. Apple has also fixed issues with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, rotation and orientation, Messages app, CarPlay, Family Sharing, Calendar events, Safari, Exchange meetings, VoiceOver, VPN, Braille Screen Input, Speak Screen, and many other components.

If you are looking to find what is new in iOS 8.3, Apple has introduced a redesigned Emoji keyboard that now has over 300 new characters. Apple has also improved the iCloud Photo Library component to work with the new Photos for Mac app introduced in OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite.

Last but not least, with iOS 8.3, your iOS device will have support for Baum VarioUltra 20 and VarioUltra 40 braille displays. You have now the option to remove the billing and shipping address from Apple Pay. Apple has also updated Siri to support several new languages. iOS 8.3 has also improved the stability of many core iOS apps.

iOS 7.1.2 update is now available for compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices. When a new iOS update releases, people who are new to the iOS world, wonders how to install iOS update. So, here we are with a simple tutorial that will help you out.

There are three ways to install iOS update on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch device. The easiest way is to install iOS update via over-the-air (OTA). The next procedure allows you to install update using iTunes. This is useful if you fail to install the update via OTA. The third method involves using a IPSW file to update your iOS device. This method is only recommended for advance users only.

Google has released a major update of its popular navigation app, Google Maps 8 for Android and iOS devices (iPhone and iPad). Google Maps is updated to version 8 across all supported platforms. The latest update of one of the best navigation app bundles some of the most wanted features requested by its users. Among the features included in this update, offline maps and lane guidance are the most notable features.

Google Drive app is already available for both Android and iOS (iPhone, iPad) devices. Google Drive until now was good for some basic document editing functionality. Google went forward and released official dedicated apps for Google Docs and Google Sheets. Both of the new Google Docs app and Google Sheets app are available as free downloads on both platforms. The company is soon going to release a dedicated app for Google Slides too. With the launch of the new apps, Google seems to be in a better place to compete with its rival Microsoft’s Office app for Android and iOS.

The launch of dedicated apps, the company is breaking out of the single Google Drive app. This approach has its own added benefits. Google Docs for instance may get more powerful with more functions. Google Sheets will handle all the worksheets that you may want to edit or create while you are on the move. Once, Google Slides app is out, you will be able to handle all the presentations. This will also make Google Drive work faster as it will have to only take care of the file storage. Google Drive may become lighter in download size as all the extra codes present for document edit functions may get removed from it. If you don’t download the new apps now, Google Drive will prompt you to download them in a next few days, when you try to edit or create a document or spreadsheet in your Google Drive app.

Apple today released iOS 7.1.1 (build 11D201) for all compatible iPhone,iPad and iPod touch devices. Compared to the major update iOS 7.1, which we saw about a month and a half ago, iOS 7.1.1 is basically a minor update. The latest iOS software update focuses mainly on fixing bugs, Touch ID improvements and patching a number of security vulnerabilities. The last major update iOS 7.1 which Apple released for iOS 7.0 included a number of visual tweaks along with Siri improvements, Touch ID enhancement and added CarPlay support.

Facebook has updated its Messenger for Android app and Messenger for iOS app. The worth mentioning feature added in the app on both platforms is the voice messaging capability. With the new feature update to the Messenger app, Facebook is finally getting into VoIP market, which is rumored to let Facebook Messenger users call other Messenger friends for free.

If you are not familiar with the Facebook Messenger app, here’s a brief explanation for you. Facebook Messenger app for Android and iOS lets you easily chat with your friends, send private messages, send SMS message to friends or anyone in your mobile contacts, and more.

Google has officially released Google Maps for iOS platform. Google Maps iOS app is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. This app is optimized for iPhone 5 and requires iOS 5.1 or later.

With the release of iOS 6, Apple replaced Google Maps with its own Apple Maps app, which soon has seen worldwide criticism, mainly, due to offering incorrect, and sometimes incomplete, map data. The worldwide critics forced Apple to launch a special “Find Maps For Your iPhone” section in its App Store for its customers. Before Google, Nokia released its own map, Nokia HERE Maps App for iOS users. With Google finally releasing the long-awaited Google Maps iOS app, it will hopefully appease many iOS users who were looking for a better map app. The Google Maps iOS app can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store here.

Nokia has rebranded its existing mapping service as the new HERE Maps. Nokia HERE Maps, an alternative to Apple Maps, is now available as free download from the iOS App Store for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The new iOS app uses mapping data from Nokia-owned NAVTEQ, and supports Here.net personalized POI (points-of-interest) Collections. Nokia HERE Maps covers over 200 countries and is an HTML5 app and not a native iOS software.

The new Nokia HERE Maps app includes turn-by-turn walking directions, which is still not offered by Apple Maps. Additionally, the iOS app also features live traffic, community maps (for selected areas), social sharing, public transportation and offline support. It allows users to select a local region and download the maps for that region in advance as a cache for offline viewing.

Apple has released carrier settings update 13.1 for iPhone 5 owners who are on America’s Verizon Wireless network. The update is released for iPhone 5 owners to fix WiFi bug. The patch is delivered to all Verizon Wireless network iPhone 5 users over the air (OTA). If you are a Verizon iPhone 5 customer, you may have already noticed an issue wherein your iPhone used up your cellular data when theoretically its connected to a WiFi network. You all have two great news, first, the OTA software from Apple, which fixes the WiFi bug. Second, you won’t be charged for unintended network overage which is related to the issue.

Summarizing about the update, Apple says, “An important new carrier settings update is now available for iPhone 5 on the Verizon Wireless network. This carrier settings update resolves an issue in which, under certain circumstances, iPhone 5 may use Verizon cellular data while the phone is connected to a WiFi network.”