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Topic: iOS

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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Stream to your friends' TVs: Apple bringing peer-to-peer AirPlay to Apple TV via iOS 8

06/03/2014, 10:06 am

Visitors will soon find it much easier to broadcast via AirPlay to their host's Apple TV, thanks to a new AirPlay peer-to-peer discovery and streaming mechanism slated to debut in iOS 8.

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Monday at WWDC: Apple delivers big surprises as most predictions ended up wrong

06/03/2014, 08:06 am

Apple's 2014 Worldwide Developer Conference started much the same way as previous years' events have, with a long line of attendees wrapped around the block waiting to hear what the company had available to show during its opening Keynote address. There were lots of surprises.

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Apple clarifies stance on 'virtual currencies,' may pave road to Bitcoin trading apps

06/03/2014, 01:06 am

After unexpectedly yanking apps associated with Bitcoin trading in late 2013 and early 2014, Apple on Monday offered a bit more clarity on how it intends to handle virtual currencies in the future.

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Apple announces 2014 Apple Design Award winners, Threes and Monument Valley among selected

06/02/2014, 09:06 pm

After the WWDC keynote wrapped up on Monday, Apple announced the winners of its annual Apple Design Awards that recognizes the most innovative and technically superior OS X and iOS apps of the year.

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Apple's iOS 8 Camera app brings new shooting modes, developers given keys to manual controls

06/02/2014, 08:06 pm

Among the numerous improvements and additions Apple is brining to iOS 8 are a slew of new camera modes and settings including timers, focus and exposure settings, as well as developer access to manual controls.

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T-Mobile confirms support for Wi-Fi calling on iPhones running iOS 8

06/02/2014, 07:06 pm

While not mentioned by name during Apple's WWDC keynote on Monday, the company is rolling out a Wi-Fi voice calling feature in iOS 8 when the operating system launches this fall. T-Mobile has confirmed the iPhone function will work on its network.

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iOS 8 first look video: Apple's new QuickType keyboard makes typing faster

06/02/2014, 06:06 pm

Major changes are coming to the virtual keyboard in iOS 8, as Apple has added a new predictive typing feature that attempts to guess what your next word might be, letting you choose from a total of three options.

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Apple unveils Swift, a brand new Xcode programming language for developers

06/02/2014, 02:06 pm

Calling it "fast, modern, safe and interactive," Apple on Monday unveiled Swift, a brand new Xcode programming language that it says is superior to Objective-C.

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Apple opens up Touch ID to third-party app developers with iOS 8

06/02/2014, 02:06 pm

Apple on Monday announced third-party developers will be able to access Touch ID in iOS 8, the company's fingerprint security hardware and software solution that has been limited to first-party apps since its launch last year.

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Apple introduces HomeKit framework for connected homes

06/02/2014, 02:06 pm

As part of Monday's unveiling of iOS 8, Apple took the covers off of HomeKit, a new framework for connected home devices that allows users to easily control those devices using iOS.

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Apple adds new discovery and testing features, app bundles to iOS 8 App Store

06/02/2014, 02:06 pm

Apple on Monday unveiled a number of new features for the App Store in iOS 8, including a new "Explore" tab to enhance app discoverability, the ability for developers to offer discounted app bundles, and built-in beta testing functions.

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iOS 8 will bring third-party keyboards, Notification Center widgets, Safari extensions

06/02/2014, 02:06 pm

When iOS 8 launches on iPhone and iPad later this year, users will be able to install their own third-party keyboards, custom widgets for Notification Center, and new extensions that will enhance functionality in Safari.

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Apple announces HealthKit for holistic health tracking

06/02/2014, 02:06 pm

Confirming rumored in the weeks leading up to WWDC, Apple on Monday announced HealthKit and accompanying app Health, two assets that collect, store and parse health-related data in a central digital repository.

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