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best antivirus for Android and iOS

Best Antivirus for Android and iOS

When it comes to the security of your smartphone against harmful viruses and other web-based threats, obtain and install a good antivirus application is a prerequisite. A virus can cause loss of important files, some of which must have been acquired over the years, and may also impede the efficient performance of your smartphone. Android devitces, compared to iOS devices, surfer more virus attacks because of its open source policy. On the other hand, iOS devices are less prone to virus attacks because of their restrictive policies especially when it comes to sharing files. These are some of the best antivirus applications for Android and iOS devices:

Avast Mobile

This antivirus is one of the best in the world. At first, his main goal was the PC market, but in recent times, has deepened in the smartphone market due to the preponderance of these mobile digital devices. The Android version created for Android is quite simple, especially when compared with the versions created for IOS. Avast created a secure VPN line for iOS devices, which acts as a shield for iOS devices, especially during online activities.

The security line for iOS devices Avast VPN protects users against viruses, phishing sites, and also allows secure VPN connection, while in WIFI.

Pros
* Good special protection against web-based virus

* 50% cheaper than most competing products, especially Android versions

Cons
* The annual subscription is quite expensive, especially for iOS devices

Avira Mobile Security

This mobile antivirus has a good strong look, and is one of the most respected in the world mobile antivirus. On the home screen for Android Avira, the following buttons appear: antivirus, anti-theft, black-list, settings and Help. All these features are useful especially when it comes to customize security settings. While Avira Android allows files on both the memory card and phone memory to scan, the Avira for iOS does not. It offers services primarily anti theft that can be integrated with integrated cloud-based service.

Pros
* Good protection capacity

* Easy to install and use

Cons
* Some functions are duplicated especially those that come with these smart phones by default

Trend Micro Mobile Security

For iOS devices, it is simply called Trend Micro Smart Surfing. The iOS version is not a full-fledged antivirus, since only protects your i-devices for web-based activities. Use the database based on the cloud to alert users of i-Device especially when visiting harmful sites. The Android version is a full-fledged antivirus, allowing you to carry out explorations in the phone memory and memory card.

Pros
* It's free to install and use

* Easy to use interface

Cons
* It is less versatile especially on iOS devices

Norton Mobile Security

Norton Antivirus is a powerhouse in mobile security. Due to restrictions set by Apple, mobile security services Norton is not as loaded as shown on the Android platform. The iOS version has the basic anti-theft feature, a service already provided by Apple iCloud. The Android version is properly loaded and allows full exploration in the phone memory and memory card.

Pros
* Good features in Android, fair features in iOS

* It has a user interface.

Cons
* Very expensive, especially on iOS devices

Intego Virus Barrier (iOS)

It is virtually antivirus antivirus applications more versatile for iOS devices. This antivirus scanner has the ability to scan individual files, email attachments and files that use remote access services link. Protect your PC by preventing the transfer of infected PC and prohibiting the storage of these files in the phone memory.

Pros
* It has a friendly interface

* It's as close to a full antivirus for iOS devices

Cons
* I do not really have much features especially when compared with other antivirus applications android

In conclusion, this is the best antivirus applications for Android and iOS devices.Android provides sufficient flexibility for mobile security applications to operate, and is less restrictive. But antivirus Apple iOS is more restrictive - and mainly protects the phone against web-based threats. As more web-based threats emerge, these applications continue to evolve in other antivirus to protect our smartphones against these threats.

Android Malware Installs Pirated Assassin’s Creed App

Android Malware Installs Pirated Assassin’s Creed App

A pirated Credo Murderer application for Android version is included with the malware according to the security service-as-as-Zscaler.


Assassins Creed is a popular series of open-world adventure games available in several iterations on the Xbox, PlayStation, PC and other gaming platforms. 


There are also premium Murderer Credo applications for Android. However, users who want to download a free version of this application pirate can find their Android devices silently infected with a piece of malware mobile banking.

The Trojanized variety of Credo Murderer application has the potential to be very powerful, because when a user downloads it, what he or she is actually the download is malware. The malware in turn download a fully functional version, pirates of the actual application. The game app works as advertised, so the standard mobile player will have a hard time realizing that the package has been downloaded is malicious.

The attack is particularly timely during this holiday shopping season, and a number of retailers are bundling the last, XBOX An edition of the series with the newest Microsoft game console. The XBOX One is probably one of the most popular gifts this season, especially between consoles, as reports began to emerge last night that Microsoft game console outsold Sony PS4 in November.

The malware, according to Zscaler, has the ability to send text messages to several parties, texts victim harvest stolen devices and send command to a server and remote data. C & C servers are hard coded in applications as bnk7ihekqxp [.] Net and googleapiserver [.] Net.

"We were able to locate phone numbers belonging to Russian bank Volga-Vyatka Bank of Sberbank of Russia in the code of the malicious application for SMS messages were intercepted to steal sensitive information," the researchers wrote Zscaler. "Another interesting feature we saw is the use of AES encryption for all communication C2. Also harvest and identification number of the mobile subscriber information from the victim device for monitoring".

The application requests a number of permits that include the ability to access the state network, obtain accounts, access the Internet, outgoing calls the process, read external storage, read phone state, read SMS, received boot completed, receive SMS, send SMS, lock wake, write to external storage and write SMS.

MD5 information is available on VirusTotal. The application itself weighs 3.25 MB and the file is called assassins_creed.apk with the name of dsifakf.aoakmnq package.com

If users stick to the official Google Play store and avoid downloading pirated applications, then you will not have to worry about downloading this particular malware.

Image courtesy of Google Play Store

Apple Pay launches: Here's how to use it

Apple Pay launches: Here's how to use it

SAN FRANCISCO - For years, companies have been talking about replacing credit cards with smart phones to pay for goods. But consumers have been slow to the game.

That could change today, when Apple introduced the Apple program pays an audience of more than 10 million iPhone owners 6 and 6 Plus.

Pay Apple will also work with the new iPads Company - Mini air 2 and 3, which will be released on Friday - but only for in-app purchases. To pay in stores, you will need new phones.

Left out is the network of more than 500 million iPhones sold since 2007, but Apple does not care - they want to sell new phones and tablets, and expects its new mobile payments system will get consumers excited to update.

The iconic company has more than 220,000 outlets that accept payment in the new iPhones. Major payment networks Visa, MasterCard and American Express and more than 500 banks are on board. Retailers include biggies like McDonald, Macy, Chevron gas stations, Walgreens and Panera Bread.

Apple touts ease of use:

Instead of rummaging through a portfolio of credit card, simply pull the phone or tablet. There are also safety - no second hand as waiters, valets or other parties have access to your credit card information.

How to get started with Apple Pay?


• Update to iOS8.1, the new version of Apple's mobile operating system, through the Software Update tab in the Settings section of your iPhone. Today's update will allow new phones running Apple Pay.

• On iPad or iPhone, Passbook open the application so far little used-which first debuted in 2013 to store tickets, coupons and the like. You can add your credit card or debit card info to the application iTunes using the camera on the Apple device, and scan your card.

• Look for a retailer that works with Apple pays to take a chance on the iPhone 6.

More than 220,000 points of sale applications such as Airbnb, Groupon, and Uber Lyft are also working with Apple on their applications to accept payment over the phone and tablet.

• To pay, hold the fingerprint sensor TouchID the Apple device and point it at the Apple reader Pay. At home with the iPad, just use your fingerprint instead of a password.

What if your phone or tablet is lost? Do all your banking and credit information go with it? Not if you're quick to act.

Apple promotes the use of the Find My iPhone app, where from a computer you can put the device in mode "lost" and stop Apple Pay.

Apple consumers tend to be as big fans of the company often tip and try new offerings in the early days - and inevitably pop-up errors and Apple has to fight to make quick fixes.

So people should he even bother trying to pay when Apple launches?

The veteran Apple analyst Tim Bajarin of Creative Strategies thinks it's a safe bet to give it a shot.

"I do not think Apple could release this case the issue of privacy and security was not strong," he says. "However, there may be errors in the terminal point of sales during the initial start, though NFC-based terminals have worked pretty smoothly so far."

And while the network of 10 million new users of Apple iPhone is a sliver of its total $ 500 million, the largest audience iPhone, Bajarin thinks the public will grow significantly before the end of the year.

It is estimated that Apple, which Apple is launching Pay only in the USA to date, has sold 60 million new iPhone 6 and 6 Advantages for the end of the year. Half of all new sales will be in the USA, and "would mean that about 30 million of these phones based on NFC be able to use Apple pay this year," says Bajarin.

How Apple Gets New iPhones Do you buy over and over again

How Apple Gets New iPhones Do you buy over and over again

Ever wondered why your iPhone seems to slow down after a few years? Why the once-incredible device becomes moody and strives to perform tasks or applications baseload?


The answer lies in Apple's software, and is a key part of the strategy of the company to keep millions of people who buy new iPhones.

Apple launches new mobile operating system each year, and maintains a powerful cycle in motion. Every fall in recent years, people have rushed to download the latest and greatest version of iOS, which is designed to - and as a result, works best - the latest hardware that is also released at the same time. In the months leading up to the release, many application developers furiously updated their applications to the latest operating system.

Here's how it affects you: If you have an iPhone that is more than two years, as Apple recommends you update the operating system a few times since purchase, you may find yourself wanting to throw your phone against wall. It has probably become slow and meticulous.

For many, the solution is simply to buy a new iPhone.


It is very unlikely Apple deliberately slowing older iPhones only for you to upgrade. The company declined to comment for this article. Instead, Apple designed the new operating systems, which have more features, take up more space and require more computing power for new iPhones. And one consequence of this is that do not work as well on older iPhones.

The system has been quite successful for Apple. iPhone users in the USA tend to pay a lot for a new iPhone every two years or so (which, not coincidentally, is also the traditional wireless contract duration.)

But with its latest update to iOS 8 Apple hit a few bumps.


Last month, the company made the rare move of pulling updating the operating system after some people reported they left their phone can not make calls and fingerprint sensors useless. Although Apple said the bugsonly affected a small number of people, and the company soon released a fix, the episode led to an avalanche of negative publicity. That, along with the whopping five gigabytes of valuable storage space required to download the update wirelessly, seems to have made people shy away from downloading the new operating system in bulk. Apple fans are embracing the new operating system much more slowly than iOS adopted 7 the previous version.

Still, many people rushed to download iOS 8 in the early days it was available.

Justen Meyer, 33 years old working in the professional sports industry in St. Louis, was one of those people. He regrets update your iPhone 4S, it says it is now "slow".

"It's horrible. My apps do not work. Twitter will not open," he said in a recent interview.

Before the upgrade, the phone was "perfect," he said. "I was completely happy. Now it's making me wonder if I'll go through it the next time I have a new phone."

Meyer is not alone. People complain about their iPhones feeling slow after new iPhones and operating systems out is nothing new. Catherine Rampell wrote in The New York Times last year that his iPhone 4 felt "much weaker" after the 5S and 5C were released. Sendhil Mullainathan, an economics professor at Harvard, said in another Times article this summer that Google searches in the USA for "iPhone Slow" peak when each new iPhone is released.

Part of that could be due to many people download the new operating system at the same time, iMore Editor in Chief Rene Ritchie said earlier this year. Apple launches its new OS to everyone at the same time, while Android updates hit different phones at different times. (This is one reason why the operating system Android is so fragmented. - Only a quarter of Android owners are on the latest version of the operating system)

iPhone models that are one year old - the next-generation - tend to be good when they are updated to the latest version of the operating system, said Mike Gikas, who as editor of the leading electronics Consumer Reports reported on the testing of every iPhone that has come out.

Are the oldest starting to lag, Gikas said.

"We know that the phone becomes old, the applications seem to be slow and some of the capacities are reduced," he said.

In fact, Twitter is full of people complaining about their phones after downloading iOS slowdown in August.

The new software has slowed from old hardware before Jamming CD-Roms in our Gateway 2000 What is different with the iPhone is the huge range of third-party software that runs on phones. Apple has 1.3 million applications in its App Store. And for those applications to remain relevant and continue to work, developers have to update to work with the latest software and hardware from Apple.

Apple aggressively pushing developers to design applications that run on the latest operating system, said John Poole, founder ofPrimate Labs, a Toronto-based company that makes applications for measuring the speed of smart phones.

"Apple encourages developers to run the latest version of iOS, providing tools and APIs that only support the latest version of iOS," Poole wrote in an email to The Huffington Post. "For example, it is difficult to write an application that is compatible with both iOS screen sizes 7 and the new iPhones."

Poole added that much publicity machine that is Apple's App Store currently promoting applications and games for iOS 8 which provides incentive for developers to design for the latest and greatest.

Of course, Apple wants to develop its software, too, and is not looking back to make sure older versions of the iPhone works seamlessly with the new versions of iOS. For Apple remains the leader in the highly competitive smartphone game, you need to innovate and focus on optimizing the experience of people with newer products.

"Apple faces this choice: Do they create an operating system that works well on older devices, or create an operating system that leverages the latest hardware?" Poole said. "Apple's approach has been to make an operating system that requires taking advantage of the latest phones instead of an operating system that will work well on older phones."

And therein lies the dilemma - or, if you are Apple, Genius: Do you want to download latest software from Apple and that's what developers are developing applications, and comes with new features and important security fixes. But if your phone over a year old, you can slow down.

Christopher Mims, a former editor of technology and science is now quartz technology columnist for The Wall Street Journal, has been using Apple products for over 20 years. Quartz In a story last year, Mims explained how he has found a way to get more time away from an iPhone over: He simply chose not to download the latest version of the operating system.

"Except for small incremental changes, not upgrade the operating system of hardware you are using," he wrote. "Especially if you currently do the job."

Mims now has an iPhone 5S, flagship phone last year. And he has no plans to download iOS August.

"The only time you should [upgrade your operating system] is when applications stop working and require reviews upgrade to the new operating system," said Mims HuffPost via Twitter. "Apple has always been so. It was true with the Mac, is now true with iPhones. Incremental updates are fine. Updates But integers? Not just. You get them when you get a new phone."

How to sell your old smartphone for cash

The iPhone 6 is officially here

 Thousands of Houstonians lined the rain to get a Friday. That means a lot of older phones are sitting around collecting dust, but there are ways to quickly turn that old smartphone cash.

Bill Hendrix has a trading business in cell phone and said he has seen before: a new model phone is launched and hours later, his shop is flooded with customers.

"We will be hit with an avalanche of people," Hendrix said. "People literally walk, tripping over the sidewalk, almost through the glass because they are playing with their new phone."

Hendrix specializes in buying and selling used cell phones and the No. 1 question that arises is "What is the value of my phone?" The answer is: it depends.

"The phones themselves have become a commodity.'s All based on supply and demand, which changes and all price ranges," said Hendrix.

Hendrix said prices change daily, but usually pay between $ 40 and $ 100 for frequently used numbers.

"If it's so good that it will reduce the value. Scratched if it will decrease the value," he said.

Whether it is an LG, iPhone, Samsung or Sony, and carrier status are the two most important determinants. Phones registered with AT & T or T-Mobile have the highest resale value because they can be transferred to other providers.

"The carrier, because that's what people want. Due to the versatility that is available on these phones and happen to have two carriers," Hendrix said. "They are what everyone wants."

Hendrix has this advice for getting the most out of your old phone:
1 Clean and fully charge the battery.
2 Remove the handset from your account.
3 Bring a copy of your bill to prove anything owed.
4 For greater security, do a factory reset, remembering to remove the SD and SIM card on Samsung phones.

And finally, do your research and deal with a reputable buyer. If you are dealing online, beware the fine print.

"I've never met a person, ever, to send in a phone to an online store and get what you really said was," Hendrix said.

Even if you decide it is not only worth selling your old phone, you should never throw away. Out of date phones can recycled.Click here to visit the city's recycling program electronics Houston.

New Apple iOS 8 Mobile Software to arrive on Wednesday

New Apple iOS 8 Mobile Software to arrive

SAN FRANCISCO: New generation Applesoftware to feed their coveted mobile devices is scheduled for release on Wednesday, two days before the arrival of its latest iPhones.

The iOS mobile operating system will be available free for download for iPad iPhone and many models and will be pre-installed on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which was released on Friday.

Apple introduced iOS 8 at its annual developer conference in San Francisco in June.

The new management software is designed to provide a seamless experience for users flitting between mobile devices and popular Apple Macintosh computers.

Along with updates to the operating system, the California company unveiled the HealthKit software to manage personal and HomeKit health care for home appliances. They are integrated into the latest system update.

HealthKit provide a safe haven for the data gathered by devices such as fitness band that tracks activity and sleep.

Apple also synchronized HomeKit 8 to iOS software that could let iPhones or iPads can be used as a centralized Internet Control gadgets such as linked door locks, lights, thermostats and security systems.

Apple reached a common network protocol, so that not only can an iPhone be used to open clever locks, but virtual assistant Siri can dim the lights and settings lower thermostat when told, "Get ready for bed . "

Apple has also enhanced graphics and speed capabilities for games, which are consistently among the hottest apps on their mobile devices.

Capabilities woven into operating software include one called "Continuity", which allows tasks started by Apple gadget automatically delivered to another nearby.

Messages or calls can also be handed out between devices. Apple last week announced it is adding a SmartWatch its growing range of devices operating together.

Watch Apple will not be released until early next year

Android 4.4 Software Updates KitKat arrive for several models of devices

 
Android 4.4 Software Updates KitKat arrive for several models of devices


Various devices have been receiving the latest updates from Android 4.4 software KitKat in recent weeks. Devices Samsung (KRX: 005930), HTC (TPE: 2498) and Sony (NYSE: SNE) can now upgrade to any version of Android 4.4.3 or Android 4.4.4 software.  

Many of these devices are getting their last update before Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) launches new Android operating system L. It is expected that the new software to be released in November and manufacturers like HTC have committed to start updating their devices within 90 days of their initial release.

Meanwhile, find details about the latest Android updates below. To check if the device has an Android update available, access Settings> About phone updates> Software.

Samsung Galaxy S5

The XDA Developers forum members say the Verizon Galaxy S5 are upgrading to Android 4.4.4. Sprint has also hinted that his model Galaxy S5 soon be upgraded to Android 4.4.4.

Sprint Galaxy Note 3

Samsung has confirmed the note Sprint Galaxy 3 is now updated to Android 4.4.4. The update includes support HD icon voice international call access, security patches Google, Knox and Kid Mode 2.0.

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S4

T-Mobile has confirmed its Galaxy S4 are upgrading to Android 4.4.4. The device will also receive free support texting while flying T-Mobile.

Verizon HTC One M8

HTC has confirmed the Verizon HTC One M8 are upgrading to Android 4.4.3. The device will also receive the power save mode Ultra HTC with the upgrade.

AT & T HTC one M8

HTC has stopped the Android 4.4.3 update for the AT & T HTC One M8, indicating the software caused severe battery discharge. The update has not yet resumed.

T-Mobile HTC One M7

HTC has confirmed the T-Mobile HTC One M7 are upgrading to Android 4.4.3. The update will include Wi-Fi calling enhancements, among other fixes and new features.

Sony Xperia Z Line

Sony has confirmed the Xperia Z, Z Tablet Xperia, Xperia Xperia ZL and ZR are upgrading to Android 4.4.4. The update includes the battery and performance of email updates, enhancements to multimedia messages, calendar, Wi-Fi, contacts and other applications and other bug fixes and improvements.

Apple introduces new iPhones, SmartWatch, software

new Apple smartwatch

 

 For the first time in years, Apple iPhones were not the star of the show. Apple released a SmartWatch Tuesday, a portable device that marks the first major entry of the company into a new product category since the debut of the iPad in 2010.


 The move is significant due to recent questions about whether Apple still has the ability to innovate after the death of 2,011 co-founder Steve Jobs.

The introduction of two new device eclipsed the iPhones, larger company that does not quite have larger screens; they will have a new landscape mode to take advantage of the larger screen.

The iPhone 6 will have a screen that measures 4.7 inches, while the iPhone 6 Plus will be 5.5 inches. In both cases, application developers can design applications that can be viewed differently when the phone is horizontal.

Apple also introduced a system to use the phone to make credit card payments in retail stores.

Apple is turning to the past, as it exposes their future. The company is holding the event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts, the same location where Jobs introduced the Mac computer changing industry 25 years ago. The Cupertino, California, located close to the headquarters of Apple.

As for iPhones, which still represent the main source of profit for Apple, the larger models should help the company compete with Android devices.

This is what unfolded in Tuesday's event



BIGGER iPHONES

 

The iPhone 6 will have a 4.7-inch screen, while the iPhone 6 Plus will be 5.5 inches. The screen resolution on the Plus version will be sharper than previous iPhones, to 401 pixels per inch instead of 326.

With the larger screen is a new horizontal view of the Home screen. Usually icons are stacked vertically, even when the phone is horizontal. Application developers will also have new tools to reorganize their content to take advantage of the larger screen.

The new phones are not as great as the last flagship phone of Samsung - 5.1 inch to 5.7 inch Galaxy S5 and to Note 4 - but they will be large enough to neutralize a key advantage of Samsung and other manufacturers Android have had.

In particular, Note Samsung phone is not growing this year. Last year Note 3 was 5.7 inches. Instead, Samsung is emphasizing other hardware features, such as a sharper screen. Also releasing a model with a curved edge to show the time, weather and other information on the side of the phone.

Apple says the new phone will be faster and have better battery life than previous versions. The phones also have a new sensor, barometer, to estimate the amount you've climbed the stairs, not just how far you have walked or run.

Of course, some people still use their phones to actually make calls. When there is poor cellular reception, people will be able to make regular calls over Wi-Fi. The transfer between the two networks will be transparent. In the USA, this feature will initially be available through T-Mobile.

The resolution of the camera is 8 megapixels, while Android and Windows Phone rivals are pushing that. The S5, for example, is 16 megapixels. However, the number of megapixels is only one factor in what makes a good photo. Apple says it is putting in new sensors for better shots.

Apple is also enhancing the role of video in slow motion, allowing even slower shots. The camera is capable of taking 240 frames per second, twice what is on the iPhone 5s last year. Normally, the video is at 60 frames per second.

The new phones will begin shipping in the USA September 19, with pre-orders to start on Friday. Starting Prices are comparable to those in the past - $ 199 with a two years for the iPhone 6 with 16 gigabytes of storage.

However, models of elevators have double the memory than before - $ 299 for 64 GB and $ 399 for 128 gigabytes. The iPhone 6 Plus phones will cost $ 100 more for each configuration.
 

 

 

MOBILE PAYMENTS 

 

Apple is calling its new payment system Pay Apple.

You will be able to use your phone's camera to capture a photo of your card. Apple will verify that behind the scenes and add it to the account passbook your phone so you can make payments to a retailer. Apple announced several merchants who accept this system, including Macy's, Whole Foods, Walgreens and Disney stores - and, of course, Apple stores.

Many companies have tried to push mobile payment services, but none has caught on widely. Cook says that's because the business models have focused on self-interest of companies rather than the user experience. The latter, Cook says, is "exactly what Apple does best."

For security, the card number is stored only on the device. Every time you pay a card once to create the transaction.

 

A SmartWatch

 


The audience burst into applause as Cook proclaimed that he had "one more thing". It was how Jobs used to close his speeches.

That was a closer SmartWatch Apple thing. It's called the Apple clock instead of iWatch many people had been speculating.

Consumer electronics companies have yet to demonstrate a compelling need smartwatches while bracelets have been largely niche products aimed at tracking fitness activities. Apple device seems to change that.

Consider the history of the company: music players, smartphones and tablet computers existed long before Apple made ​​their own versions. But they were not the main or until the current popular iPod, iPhone and iPad arrived. According to Jobs, Apple made ​​those products easy and fun to use.

Cook said Apple had to invent a new interface for the clock because simply shrinking a phone would not work.

Much of the interaction would be through the dial on the clock, which Apple calls the digital crown. It is used to zoom in and out of a map, for example, which is not blocking the screen, what would have happened if you were pinching in and out of zoom.

Apple has also been working with application developers to create new functionality. You will be able to open the doors of the rooms at Starwood hotels or remembering where you parked your car with a BMW application.

The new watch will come in a variety of styles and straps, with a choice of two sizes. Clocks competing vendors have been criticized for being too large for small arms.

The clock will require one of the new iPhones or an iPhone 5, or 5c 5s. It will be available early next year, with a starting price of $ 349

  

 

NEW SOFTWARE

 

While much of the attention has focused on the new devices, software powering these devices is becoming its annual update. Apple iOS considers 8 to be the biggest update since the introduction of the App Store in 2008.

Current users of iPhone and iPad will be eligible for the free upgrade, too. Apple is proud of pushing customers to the latest version of the software, allowing application developers to incorporate new features without having to worry about the abandonment of existing users. With Android, many recent phones can not be upgraded immediately because of the restrictions imposed by manufacturers and wireless service providers.

Among other things, 8 will allow iOS devices work best in sync. For example, it is possible to start a message on an iPhone and finish it on an iPad. With a forthcoming update called Mac Yosemite, will be able to continue working in the same message on a Mac computer also.

These features extend handover to the new Apple clock, too.

The new software will be available for existing users on September 17.

Closing the event, U2 performed on stage before Cook made ​​his new album, "Songs of Innocence", available for free to all customers of Apple's iTunes.

Apple shares rose 1 percent to $ 99.36 in afternoon trading Tuesday.