From iOS 8.1 beta to a new iPad event: everything about Apple’s week

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Like every Sunday, we get to take a look at some of the most popular posts that were published on iDB during the week that just ended. Whether it is a news item, a new jailbreak tweak, a tutorial, or an app review, we sum it all up in one convenient place for you.

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RIP Steve: Tim Cook sent a memo to Apple employees this afternoon, asking them to keep Steve Jobs in their thoughts as they head into the weekend.

Apple to hold iPad event on October 16: Apple is planning an iPad event for Thursday, October 16.

Apple releases first beta of iOS 8.1 to developers: Apple has seeded the first beta of iOS 8.1 to developers. Here is what’s new.

5 awesome widgets for iOS 8: Check inside for a video overview of five of my favorite iOS 8 Notification Center widgets.

5 great iOS 8 extensions for you to try: Inside, we’ll show you five great extensions for iOS 8.

Apple releases tool to check the Activation Lock status of iOS devices: Apple recently released a tool that lets anyone check the Activation Lock status of iOS devices.

Apple seeds OS X Yosemite GM candidate 1.0 to developers, Public Beta 4: Apple has today seeded Golden Master candidate 1.0 of OS X Yosemite as well as the fourth public beta of OS X Yosemite.

Videos highlight iPhone 6’s faster Wi-Fi and multitasking performance: A pair of videos have surfaced this week offering a good look at real-world multitasking performance of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus relative to competition.

iOS 8.1, iOS 8.2 and iOS 8.3 allegedly coming across 2015: Three major updates to iOS 8 — iOS 8.1, iOS 8.2 and iOS 8.3 — are in tow for 2015, perhaps signaling that Apple is speeding up its iOS development process

Popular jailbreak tweak ‘CallBar’ receives a big iOS 7 update: CallBar, the tweak that lets you better manage incoming calls, has received a fairly big update to better suite iOS 7.

TapToShare, an iOS 8 widget for Twitter or Facebook: TapToShare is a new widget for Notification Center that lets you quickly post to Twitter or Facebook.

New App Store section features Apps for Health: The App Store has been updated Saturday afternoon with an “Apps for Health” section in the Featured tab, which lists several apps that use iOS 8’s Health app.

A first look at Brightkey for iOS 8: Brightkey for iOS 8 is just about as different as they come. It features eight different skins, including five candy-colored keyboards.

Wallpapers of last week: sunset clouds: Step inside for a set of photographs, perfect for larger iPhone 6 screens.

Apps of the week: If you are looking for some new apps and games to try out, we’ve got a list that we think will keep you occupied for at least a few days.

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