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Topic: WWDC 2014 Announcements

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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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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Dr. Dre makes Apple debut at WWDC, helps showcase iPhone calling support in OS X Yosemite

06/02/2014, 01:06 pm

Apple's latest high-profile hire, rapper and entrepreneur Dr. Dre, made his grand debut at the Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday on the receiving end a phone call from Apple software chief Craig Federighi.

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Apple debuts iCloud Drive for OS X, brings file storage and sharing across devices

06/02/2014, 01:06 pm

As one of the first major features announced for OS X 10.10 Yosemite at WWDC 2014, Apple introduced a new service called iCloud Drive that allows users to store and share documents in the cloud.

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Apple announces OS X 10.10 Yosemite with new interface, enhanced apps & continuity

06/02/2014, 01:06 pm

Apple on Monday officially took the wraps off the next major software release for Mac, a redesigned and enhanced version of the OS X platform dubbed "Yosemite," bringing much of the cleaner, modern look of iOS to the Mac.

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