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Topic: iOS

Apple's new iCloud storage plans: Cheap for consumers, even cheaper for developers

06/07/2014, 08:06 am

At this week's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, Apple announced a restructuring of its iCloud storage and computing services as part of an apparent bid to stem the tide of user data flowing from iOS and OS X to competitors like Dropbox and Facebook.

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iOS 8 first look video: Spotlight now searches iTunes, movie times, locations & more

06/06/2014, 05:06 pm

With this year's launch of iOS 8, users will be able to access far more content through Spotlight search on their iPhone or iPad than they ever were before, including data from Maps, iTunes and Fandango.

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Craig Federighi kicks off Apple's WWDC 2014 Bash featuring Bastille

06/06/2014, 04:06 pm

After a busy week of sessions, Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference has regularly featured a Thursday evening party in Yerba Buena Gardens. This year Apple invited Bastille to perform.

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Apple acquires social search startup Spotsetter focusing on place, restaurant recommendations

06/06/2014, 03:06 pm

Spotsetter, a Silicon Valley startup that analyzes a user's social circle to surface more relevant recommendations for things like places to visit or new restaurants to try, is said to have been acquired by Apple for an unknown sum.

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iOS 8's Photos app gains more editing functions, search, 'Favorites' folder & hidden pics

06/06/2014, 10:06 am

When iOS 8 officially launches this fall, users will gain a number of useful new features in the system's native Photos app, making it easier to sort through large collections and make edits to pictures without having to launch another app.

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Apple, Inc. opens up access to its WWDC developer utopia

06/05/2014, 08:06 pm

For twenty five years, Apple has been holding its Worldwide Developer Conference as an annual resource for its third party software and hardware partners. This year, the company is trying something new: it has invited a select group of observers to share the WWDC experience with everyone else.

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Philips teases concept for Hue smart bulb control widget in iOS 8

06/05/2014, 04:06 pm

Smart LED bulb maker Philips on Thursday offered a preview of what its planned iOS 8 Notification Center widget could look like when running on an iPhone.

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Apple refines location privacy in iOS 8 with new 'While Using' option

06/05/2014, 02:06 pm

iPhone and iPad owners will have much more fine-grained control over their location privacy in iOS 8 thanks to new Location Services options that allow users to determine exactly when -- and if -- an app can find them.

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iOS 8 Messages upgrades: View attachments, share location, Do Not Disturb, exit group chat, more

06/05/2014, 11:06 am

Group messaging and content sharing in the iOS 8 Messages application are greatly enhanced, giving users the ability to silence alerts from specific conversations, quickly view attachments from a thread, and even actively share their location with friends for a set period of time.

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Apple's Safari quick website search in iOS 8 allows faster access to content

06/05/2014, 08:06 am

Searching through Apple's Safari browser in iOS 8 has seen a number of tweaks and enhancements, including the ability to quickly search the App Store or Wikipedia via keywords, letting users bypass a search engine's website entirely.

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Apple's top secret Swift language grew from work to sustain Objective C, which it now aims to replace

06/04/2014, 04:06 pm

Work on Swift--Apple's surprise new programming language unveiled at WWDC--started development four years ago in conjunction with efforts to keep Objective C relevant. Swift now aims to quickly replace Objective C for modern Cocoa development on iOS and OS X.

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iOS 8 first look video: Quick-send images in Messages, quick-reply via notifications

06/04/2014, 04:06 pm

Perhaps the most significant native app improvements in iOS 8 can be found in the Messages client, which gains a quicker and more visually appealing way of sending recent pictures, a new voice message recorder, and a quick-reply option when in another application.

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Fleksy offers sneak peek of its third-party keyboard running on Apple's iOS 8

06/04/2014, 11:06 am

Popular alternative keyboard Fleksy is already running on the first beta of Apple's forthcoming iOS 8, and developers can sign up now to be among the first to test it out.

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Apple brings user customization to iOS 8 Notification Center, share buttons

06/04/2014, 09:06 am

Customization will be a key part of Apple's upcoming iOS 8 mobile operating system, as users will gain the ability to choose widgets for the Notification Center's "Today" view, and also control which functions are available via the system's multipurpose Sharing Extension menus.

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iOS 8 ups chances of recovering lost or stolen iPhone with 'Send Last Location' feature

06/03/2014, 09:06 pm

A new feature added to iCloud's Find My iPhone in iOS 8 passes along an iPhone or iPad's geolocation data to Apple just before its battery completely dies, boosting the chances of finding the device.

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Apple's iOS 8 uses iBeacon tech to bring location-aware app access to lock screen [u]

06/03/2014, 08:06 pm

While not a shiny new feature like HealthKit, Apple baked what appears to be new iBeacon functionality into iOS 8, making the process of proximity-aware app and content pushes passive and more discovery oriented.

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Rogers Wireless becomes second carrier to confirm iOS 8 Wi-Fi calling support

06/03/2014, 04:06 pm

Although Apple didn't have time to discuss iOS 8's Wi-Fi calling capabilities at Monday's Worldwdie Developers Conference, carriers supporting the service -- like Canadian provider Rogers -- have been quite vocal about the upcoming operating system's new capability.

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iOS 8 first look video: Apple's Health app and emergency Medical ID

06/03/2014, 03:06 pm

One of the biggest new additions in iOS 8 is "Health," a new application that will serve as a central place for users to track and organize all of their health-related data. With it comes a new Medical ID that could help first responders make life saving decisions in the event of a medical emergency.

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Apple's Tim Cook uses WWDC stage to lob grenades at Android, sets up China showdown with Google

06/03/2014, 01:06 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook poured lighter fluid on the already-heated rivalry between Apple and Google during his keynote presentation at this week's Worldwide Developers Conference, calling out a recent mass defection of Chinese Android users to iOS and signaling the start of a new Asian offensive.

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New settings in iOS 8: Auto-delete texts, camera privacy controls, 'Hey Siri' voice activation

06/03/2014, 12:06 pm

Apple's upcoming iOS 8 update will give users better control over their mobile devices, with new customizable settings that address longstanding issues with old text messages, privacy concerns related to camera access, and the convenience of voice-activated Siri controls.

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