Now that I'm mostly done dealing with trials and tribulations, I am starting to enjoy my iPhone 6 and some iOS 8 features.
First, a joke. Since continuity is working with my iPad with iOS 8, I used my iPad as a phone and called my wife. I held the iPad up like I was holding a cell phone to my ear. As I got strange looks, I joked, "What? I'm using my iPhone 6 +++!" I plan to do this with others soon, before it gets old.
Many are saying that extensions are the big thing about iOS 8. Since I'm still not experimenting with alternative keyboards, I'll share the two biggest places this affects me: 1Password and Evernote
I enabled touchID for 1Password. Wow. It is SO much more usable with touchID! I enabled the safari extension (per this support document: https://guides.agilebits.com/1password-ios/5/en/topic/extension ) I used it by going into a website I log into, clicking the share button, and selecting 1Password. It works! This sounds small, but it is big and makes 1Password on the iPhone much more useful, more like on a desktop.
I do need to add that my iPhone is set up to automatically update apps. This means I moved to 1Password5 without meaning to. This means I no longer am syncing to my mac 1Password. Oh dear. I supposed I can wait a month, but this automatic problem creation is not good.
Web clipping with Evernote worked flawlessly as well from Safari.
I'm using touchID to unlock my phone, and it makes me reach for it more often knowing I don't have to type in my unlock code! This is not new to iPhone 6, but it is new to me, and I am enjoying it. It seems to always work for me.
I was on a website on my iPhone, and used continuity to get my iPad on that webpage immediately upon unlock. This is pretty cool. It was not working for mail or messages, probably because I'm not using iCloud drive yet.
I used mail draft hiding with a swipe down on the draft - this is GREAT!