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Topic: iOS 8

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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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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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 cheaper iCloud storage plans, Photos for Mac coming in early 2015

06/02/2014, 02:06 pm

Apple's dedicated Photos application will be making the leap from iPhone and iPad to the Mac early next year, giving users the ability to view all of their pictures synced with iCloud, which will also see a price cut with new, cheaper cloud storage plans.

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Apple unveils iOS 8 with interactive notifications, QuickType keyboard, group text enhancements

06/02/2014, 02:06 pm

While taking the wraps off of iOS 8 on Monday, Apple showcased a broad array of new features for users, including interactive notifications, a faster and smarter text entry system dubbed "QuickType," and enhancements to Messages that will improve group texting.

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Ahead of iOS 8 announcement iOS 7 adoption nears 90% for iPhone, 85% for iPad

05/30/2014, 06:05 pm

With three days to go until Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference kicks off, one research firm found iOS 7 adoption rose to new levels in the U.S. and Canada as with iPhone and iPad users continue to upgrade ahead of an expected iOS 8 announcement.

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iOS 8 banners grace Moscone Center as Apple's WWDC preparations continue

05/30/2014, 02:05 pm

Apple looks set to continue the OS X Mavericks surf motif in iOS 8, as banners for the company's next-generation mobile operating system have started to appear at San Francisco's Moscone Center with an aquatic background.

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Rumor: Split-screen multitasking on iPad not on tap for WWDC

05/30/2014, 11:05 am

A new feature that would allow iPad users to display and interact with two applications simultaneously is said to still be headed for iOS 8, but Apple may not be ready to reveal it at next week's Worldwide Developers Conference, according to a new report.

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Rumor: Apple to bring split-screen multitasking to iPad with iOS 8

05/13/2014, 09:05 am

Apple's next-generation mobile operating system may give iPad users the ability to run -- and view -- two applications at the same time, thanks to new multi-app split screen support, according to a new rumor.

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Traffic from Apple's unannounced iOS 8, OS X 10.10 remains steady ahead of WWDC 2014

04/18/2014, 08:04 am

Testing of Apple's anticipated next-generation operating systems -- iOS 8 and OS X 10.10 -- continues along at a steady clip, new traffic data shows, ahead of the upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference, where both products are expected to be unveiled.

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Apple to partner with Shazam for song recognition in iOS 8, report says

04/16/2014, 08:04 pm

A report on Wednesday claims Apple is looking to incorporate a song identification feature into its upcoming iOS 8 operating system, possibly as part of Siri, and is working with Shazam to roll out the capability.

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Questionable screenshots from China claim to show TextEdit, Preview, Healthbook apps in iOS 8

03/13/2014, 12:03 pm

Chinese microblogging site Weibo lit up Thursday after images purporting to show Apple's next-generation iOS 8 with new mobile versions of OS X's TextEdit and Preview apps -- as well as the rumored new "Healthbook" application -- surfaced alongside fresh claims of a new 5.7-inch iPhone.

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Apple expected to leverage HopStop, Embark acquisitions for transit data in iOS 8 Maps

03/11/2014, 10:03 am

Apple's recent mapping-related acquisition spree is expected to bear fruit in the next generation of iOS as the company's mapping team is said to be preparing a new transit direction feature and significant improvements to the maps' underlying data.

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