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What To Expect In iOS 8

May 7 2014, 10:34pm CDT | by

iOS 8 is quickly approaching, but what will we be seeing?

The Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco is rapidly approaching, being less than a month away, but we still don’t entirely know what will be on display from Apple. One thing that is for...

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What To Expect In iOS 8

May 7 2014, 10:34pm CDT | by

iOS 8 is quickly approaching, but what will we be seeing?

The Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco is rapidly approaching, being less than a month away, but we still don’t entirely know what will be on display from Apple. One thing that is for sure, though, is the introduction of iOS 8.

iOS 7 was by far the star of last year’s developers conference, so this might not be any different. The last reveal was one of the biggest changes in what Apple devices look like software wise, with a massive overhaul taking place that drastically altered the way we see our devices.

In iOS 8, we are going to be seeing, first, the introduction of Healthbook, which will make it easy to track all of your health and stay on top of everything that is going on in your body. This will play a large role in the iWatch, which is expected to be introduced later on this year.

Next we will also be seeing the changes that have been long rumored in iTunes. iTunes Radio was introduced last year, but this latest update will see it breaking away from iTunes and become its own app, in hopes that it will help expose customers to ad-supported music. The song recognition features are also expected to be seen, as a product of their partnership with Shazam.

In other places, we’ll see more use of iCloud, an improvement to Siri, and enhanced Touch ID features that will let users purchase products with their fingerprint.

Stay tuned to find out what else will be coming for iOS 8 as the date draws near.

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Paper by 53 introduces Mix, a community for sharing digital sketches & creations (plus a Pencil giveaway!)

Sep 16 2014 8:00am CDT | Source: 9to5Mac

Paper by FiftyThree is getting a whole lot more social today as the popular sketching app for iPad launches Mix, a community platform for sharing creations made in Paper. Mix allows users to share and view other sketches made in Paper on the web or right in the app. With Mix, Paper uses can follow other creators, adding sketches to your own journal, view iterations of sketches, “star” ideas for viewing in a collection, and open sketches on the web. Probably the b ...
Source: 9to5Mac   Full article at: 9to5Mac
 

 
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When a door closes

Sep 16 2014 8:00am CDT | Source: Mac World

In what can only be described as a wacky week, we get together to discuss some of its events including massive iPhone 6 pre-orders (and some of the difficulties actually placing those orders), our favorite iOS 8 features, Tim Cook taking charge, and significant changes here at Macworld. Show notes Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus pre-orders top 4 million in 24 hours iPhone 6 preorders plagued wit ...
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How to get ready for an iOS 8 upgrade the right way

Sep 16 2014 7:00am CDT | Source: Cult of Mac

Whether you’re getting a new iPhone or not, chances are you’ll want to upgrade to iOS 8 to take advantage of all it has to offer. Exciting, isn’t it? A whole new operating system, ready to revolutionize your mo ...
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NFC technology in iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus enabled for use only with Apple Pay

Sep 16 2014 5:05am CDT | Source: App Advice

The NFC technology in the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus is restricted to Apple Pay. At least for now.As confirmed by an Apple spokesperson to Cult of Mac, the NFC antenna and chip built into Apple’s new smartphones are designed for use only with Apple’s new mobile payment service:The company declined to comment on future plans for the NFC chip, but unlike Touch ID on the iPhone 5s, you wont find any Apple marketing materials promoting the addition of NFC as a major featur ...
Source: App Advice  Full article at: App Advice
 

 
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Apple Restricting Use of NFC Antenna in iPhone 6 and 6 Plus to Apple Pay

Sep 16 2014 3:10am CDT | Source: Mac Rumors

The NFC antenna found on Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will only be used with the company's "Apple Pay" mobile payment solution and will not be available to developers for use in third-party apps, reports Cult of Mac. The confirmation comes by way of an Apple spokeswoman, who also declined to comment on future plans for the technology's use in other instances. The move is similar to the Touc ...
Source: Mac Rumors   Full article at: Mac Rumors
 

 
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10 hours ago

Apple joins GlobalPlatform secure chip tech association ahead of Apple Pay launch

Sep 15 2014 10:12pm CDT | Source: App Advice

Ahead of the launch of its new Apple Pay mobile payment service, Apple has joined GlobalPlatform as a full member, as reported by 9to5Mac.GlobalPlatform, as noted on its official website, is “a cross industry, non-profit association which identifies, develops and publishes specifications that promote the secure and interoperable deployment and management of multiple applications on secure chip technology.”As a full member of GlobalPlatform, Apple may play ...
Source: App Advice  Full article at: App Advice
 

 
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11 hours ago

T-Mobile confirms it will upgrade 'Test Drive' iPhones to iOS 8

Sep 15 2014 9:03pm CDT | Source: MacNN

US carrier T-Mobile is still running its "Test Drive" promotion, which offers to send a no-obligation iPhone 5s and a week's worth of access to non-customers to help them evaluate if they want to switch networks. On Monday, the carrier acknowledged that it will be upgrading the "test drive" iPhones to iOS 8 beginning just days after its debut on September 17. The company al ...
Source: MacNN   Full article at: MacNN
 

 
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Health trials using Apple's HealthKit about to start at two US hospitals

Sep 15 2014 8:00pm CDT | Source: TUAW

Apple's HealthKit is one of the most exciting aspects of iOS 8, but when it launches, the app's focus will be mainly on fitness rather than longterm health. HealthKit still has a long way to go be ...
Source: TUAW   Full article at: TUAW
 

 
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13 hours ago

iOS 8's Favorites & Recents: A fast way to get in touch

Sep 15 2014 7:00pm CDT | Source: TUAW

In our countdown to September 17 -- the day iOS 8 will be released to the public -- we've been covering a lot of the features of the new mobile operating system. One of my personal favorites so far is "Favorites and Recents", a fast and eas ...
Source: TUAW   Full article at: TUAW
 

 
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15 hours ago

MapQuest Gets Alternate Routes, Improved Traffic Coverage, iOS 8 Support

Sep 15 2014 5:24pm CDT | Source: iClarified

The MapQuest app has been updated with alternate routes, improved traffic coverage, and iOS 8 support.MapQuest is your go-to app for live maps, GPS, voice navigation and live traffic updates. Whether you’re running a quick errand across town or taking a road trip across the country, MapQuest has the trusted directions and features you need for stress-free navigation. Our app can route you around accidents, help with multi-stop directions and even has alter ...
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