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Apple releases iOS 8.1.1 to update performance in old devices

Apple has just released iOS 8.1.1 that is intended to improve performance in old devices. The update is also supposed to fix minor bugs for the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S. It’s normal for older Apple devices to undergo performance downgrades after a new OS is released making the user experience poor, slower and weaker as experienced recently on the iPhone 4S which has gotten slower with the release of iOS 8. Apple is therefore choosing to provide performance updates for the people holding onto older devices. iOS 8.1.1 also features several security updates.

If you would like to update your device immediately, just navigate to the settings app then >general>software update, then install the update. A safer and more sophisticated way of updating which I recommend is to connect your device to your PC or Mac then update via iTunes. If you want to keep your device’s jailbreak, do not install the iOS 8.1.1 update because the iOS update blocks the jailbreak.

Apple has also just released the first update to Yosemite. The update, OS X 10.10.1, is supposed to improve Wi-Fi reliability and Microsoft Exchange Connections. Also, if you had issues while sending emails to certain email providers using Mail, the update should change that. The Back to My Mac feature should work better after the OS X 10.10.1 update. This is the first update to Apple’s latest Mac OS, Yosemite, which was released in October. You can download the app by visiting Mac Store.