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Topic: iOS 8

Apple provides developers with third beta releases of iOS 8, OS X Yosemite [u]

07/07/2014, 01:07 pm

Apple on Monday moved on step closer to the public release of its next-generation operating systems, giving developers access to a third beta version of iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite while updating a number of smaller components.

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Inside iOS App Extensions: Apple opens up social Share Sheets to third parties

07/07/2014, 05:07 am

At WWDC, Apple unveiled a new App Extension architecture for both iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite. Here's how the new feature enables new and existing web services to extend iOS and OS X to support social sharing of documents, websites, photos and other media.

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Inside iOS App Extensions: Apple, Inc's new Widgets & Keyboards similar to Android's, but secure

07/04/2014, 03:07 am

At WWDC, Apple unveiled a new App Extension architecture for both iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite. Here's how the new extensions enable a new type of widgets in Notification Center for both platforms, along with enabling third party Custom Keyboards for iOS.

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Rumor: Third beta of Apple's iOS 8 will be provided to developers July 8

06/26/2014, 10:06 am

Developers may have to wait a few more weeks before the third beta of iOS 8 is supplied, as a new rumor claims that the software is currently scheduled for release on Tuesday, July 8.

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Apple looking to expand Siri localization with at least 9 new languages

06/23/2014, 06:06 pm

A number of recently discovered jobs listings on Apple's website hint at future Siri localization, with the company looking to hire native speakers of languages used in burgeoning markets like Brazil and Russia.

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Weather Channel providing Apple more detailed data for iOS 8 Weather app than Yahoo did

06/20/2014, 03:06 pm

Starting with iOS 8, Apple will ditch Yahoo as its default data provider for the iPhone's built in Weather app, turning instead to The Weather Channel which earned the partnership by providing more detailed and advanced weather data for users.

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iOS 8 first look video: Installing a third-party keyboard on iPhone

06/20/2014, 02:06 pm

iOS 8 marks the first time ever that Apple will allow iPhone and iPad owners to install third-party keyboards of their choosing. AppleInsider offers readers a first look at the process of installing, enabling and using alternative keyboards in iOS 8.

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First look: Siri gains smart home controls with HomeKit in iOS 8

06/20/2014, 09:06 am

Apple's new HomeKit tools for developers won't come with a centralized app like Health or Passbook, instead leveraging the ability of the iOS voice-driven personal assistant Siri to allow users to control the temperature, lights, locks and other accessories in a modern "smart home."

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New Apple Maps Flyover city tours uncovered, shown off in iOS 8 beta

06/19/2014, 12:06 pm

Apple looks set to give virtual vacationers a new way to experience some of the world's great cities from above with Flyover city tours, pre-made aerial guides that take viewers on a digital sightseeing trip using Apple's 3D Flyover technology.

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Latest Apple TV beta software includes iCloud Family Sharing, brings shared content into the living room

06/17/2014, 07:06 pm

Alongside the introduction of Apple's second iOS 8 beta release on Tuesday, the company issued the first beta version of its upcoming Apple TV Software update, which activates the new iCloud-based Family Sharing function set to debut as part this fall.

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iOS 8 beta 2 comes with native Podcasts app, brings QuickType keyboard to iPad, more

06/17/2014, 02:06 pm

Small changes and enhancements can be found in Apple's newly released second beta of iOS 8, including the addition of the QuickType keyboard for iPad, and a change that makes the Podcasts app a native app that cannot be uninstalled.

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Apple releases second betas of iOS 8 & OS X Yosemite with bug fixes, improvements

06/17/2014, 01:06 pm

Apple on Tuesday supplied developers with its second beta release of iOS 8, packing in bug fixes and improvements in the pre-release software scheduled to ship to users this fall. Updates for OS X Yosemite, Apple TV, and Xcode 6 were also provided.

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Inside Metal: How Apple plans to unlock the secret graphics performance of the A7 chip

06/16/2014, 05:06 am

Among the surprises that Apple unveiled at WWDC 2014 is the company's new Metal framework and shader language, aimed at radically enhancing the hardware accelerated graphics potential of the A7 Application Processor powering the company's latest iOS devices.

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Developer uses hidden iOS 8 code to show off rumored split-screen iPad UI

06/11/2014, 10:06 pm

After discovering code in Apple's iOS 8 beta pointing to a split-screen iPad user interface, developer Steven Troughton-Smith on Wednesday hit on a way to make the feature work and published his findings to YouTube in a type of proof-of-concept video.

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TouchPal shows off third-party sliding keyboard input in Apple's iOS 8

06/11/2014, 01:06 pm

With Apple set to open iOS 8 to third-party keyboards when it launches this fall, TouchPal on Wednesday showcased its own upcoming text entry software, with a sliding style of text entry that allows users to keep their finger on the screen at all times.

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Apple HomeKit partner Honeywell takes on Google's Nest with Lyric smart thermostat

06/11/2014, 09:06 am

Honeywell, a name familiar to hundreds of millions of consumers around the world thanks to its iconic round thermostats, is gearing up to put its own spin on the "internet of things" with a new, Internet-connected thermostat called Lyric.

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iOS 8 first look video: Time-lapse mode in Apple's updated Camera app

06/10/2014, 04:06 pm

The native Camera app in Apple's iOS 8 comes with an all-new time-lapse photography mode, allowing users to record a scene for a length of time and have it automatically sped up to play back as a video with minimal effort.

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Apple's WWDC unveiling of HealthKit in iOS 8 grabs the attention of doctors

06/10/2014, 11:06 am

Behind the apparently simple premise of Apple's new Health app in iOS 8 is the potential to "solve one of the single worst problems in healthcare today," wrote one healthcare professional: "the inability to easily transfer patient records from one care location to another."

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Code in iOS 8 points to multi-sized split-screen windows [u]

06/09/2014, 04:06 pm

Newly discovered code in Apple's first iOS 8 beta strongly suggests the company is planning to add a split screen feature to its mobile operating system, possibly allowing multiple sizes in the process.

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iOS 8 Safari now scans credit cards with iPhone camera, quick contacts come to multitasking view

06/09/2014, 04:06 pm

Apple's changes to iOS 8 both big and small are largely focused on convenience, making it easier and faster for users to access the information they want. Two of the best examples of this come in the form of relatively minor tweaks: a new credit card scanning function in Safari, and a list of favorite and recent contacts in the multitasking view.

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