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Topic: iOS 8

FDA says Apple feels a 'moral obligation' to improve health tracking data

06/09/2014, 03:06 pm

Apple's new "Health" application in iOS 8 was apparently driven by what the company feels is a "moral obligation" to help its users live healthier lives, it disclosed in conversations with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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SteelSeries announces Stratus XL full-size game controller for iPhone, iPad

06/09/2014, 12:06 pm

SteelSeries will expand its Made for iPhone gaming controller lineup with a new, larger second model dubbed the Stratus XL, offering wireless connectivity to both Apple's iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

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Project management 'failure' behind absence of Apple Maps updates at WWDC - report

06/09/2014, 09:06 am

A number of improvements to Apple's mapping service that were slated to hit the stage at last week's Worldwide Developers Conference did not appear after poor planning and "internal politics" caused deadlines to be missed, a new report alleges.

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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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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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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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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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OS X Yosemite runs on same Macs as Mavericks, but iOS 8 drops support for iPhone 4

06/04/2014, 10:06 am

Any Mac currently running Mavericks will be able to install OS X Yosemite, hardware requirements released by Apple show. But the launch of iOS 8 this fall will mean the end of support for the iPhone 4, first released in 2010.

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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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Razer unveils slide-out iPhone gamepad as Apple plans iOS 8 controller forwarding support for iPad, Mac

06/04/2014, 08:06 am

Accessory maker Razer is the latest to release an Apple-sanctioned Made for iPhone controller, but its new accessory boasts a unique and thin slide-out design. And gamepads like Razer's new Junglecat will become even more powerful with iOS 8, gaining the ability to remotely control titles on iPad and Mac.

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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 posts WWDC 2014 keynote to YouTube

06/03/2014, 08:06 pm

After making the two-hour keynote to this year's Worldwide Developers Conference available on its own website, Apple on Tuesday uploaded a high resolution version of the video to YouTube.

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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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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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