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Topic: iOS

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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Apple's top secret Swift language grew from work to sustain Objective C, which it now aims to replace

06/04/2014, 04:06 pm

Work on Swift--Apple's surprise new programming language unveiled at WWDC--started development four years ago in conjunction with efforts to keep Objective C relevant. Swift now aims to quickly replace Objective C for modern Cocoa development on iOS and OS X.

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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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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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