Apple iOS 8.3 Now Available For Download: Here's Why You Need to Update Right Now

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    Apple's iOS 8.3 update is now official and it brings tons of fixes and enhancements to iOS 8 users. It also comes with some new nifty features including some big changes to the Emoji keyboard.

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    The iOS 8.3 update is now available to the general public. As always, you can update either over-the-air from your device or by plugging in to a computer with iTunes installed.

    Here are some key iOS 8.3 features you should know before to update your device.

    iOS 8.3 comes loaded with a ton of new Emoji symbols. There are new Emoji like the Apple Watch and a new Mac. Interestingly there is an option to change the skin tone of many emoji.

    Apple also released the third service update for OS X Yosemite which introduces many security and bug fixes, speed and reliability enhancements, and the sleek new replacement for iPhoto simply called "Photos". You can continue running iPhoto after upgrading to 10.10.3. Now it is to sync with your iPhone, iPad, and even other Macs with iCloud Photo Library enabled.

    The iOS 8.3 update adds support for wireless CarPlay. Basically Apple's in car solution CarPlay syncs with your current iPhone and simply put the most needed information such as messages, maps, music and Siri on your dash. Now with the iOS 8.3 update CarPlay will now work even when the iPhone is still in your pocket.

    iOS 8.3 allows you to switch seamlessly between Wi-Fi and cellular networks for your calls-provided you're on a compatible network. This feature currently works with EE in the UK and Sprint and T-Mobile in the US.

    At last, Apple specifically addresses fixes for WiFi problems that occur for a lot of iOS 8 users. Apple says the iOS 8.3 update, "Addresses an issue where some devices disconnect intermittently from Wi-Fi networks." The new update fix what some calls the Wifried iOS 8 bug.

    Now you can now make calls using Siri directly to speaker phone. Just say, "Siri call contact name on speaker." Siri will verify the phone number if needed and then will call the contact and start the call on speaker phone.

    Apple makes it easier for a user to use Google with two-factor authentication in iOS 8.3. With this new update you will be able to enter in the information without making an app specific password, much like you could already do in Google apps for the iPhone and iPad like Gmail or Google Search.

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