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iOS 8 beta 2

iOS 8 beta 2 for iPhone and iPad now available for developers!

Beta 2 for iOS 8 has been released through Apple's Dev Center or through on-device updating. There are a bunch of new features included in iOS 8, and developers rely on these betas to make sure their apps are good to go for when iOS 8 goes live for the general populace this fall. The first beta...
Apple improves app discovery in the App Store with new 'Browse by category' option

Apple improves app discovery in the App Store with new 'Browse by category' option

For as long as the App Store has existed, Apple has been looking for ways to improve app discovery. Over the years there has been several improvements and it's come time for yet another. As announced on Twitter yesterday but seemingly only rolled out to the majority of users today, Apple has...
Top 5 tips to speed up an iPhone 4 or iPhone 4s running iOS 7

Top 5 tips to speed up an iPhone 4 or iPhone 4s running iOS 7

The iPhone 4 was a huge feat in engineering for its time on both a software and hardware level. However, several years later, the iPhone 4, and even the iPhone 4s, just don't run newer software the way they used to. For many people, iOS 7 really caused the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s to show their age...
Handoff in iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite: Explained

Handoff in iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite: Explained

Handoff is a major element of Apple's "integration" theme, and of the new Continuity feature set for iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, which also includes cross-compatible AirDrop, iPhone call and SMS handling on the iPad and Mac, and the new, much easier to connect, tethering service. Rather than trying...
New iPhone Lock screen bypass discovered — here's how to protect against it!

New iPhone Lock screen bypass discovered — here's how to protect against it!

A new iOS 7.1.1 iPhone Lock screen bypass has been discovered. Lock screen bypasses in and of themselves aren't new — trying to protect a phone while also allowing access to convenient features results is an incredible tension — but this one can provide access to an app, which makes it one of the...
TestFlight in iOS 8: Explained

TestFlight in iOS 8: Explained

Beta testing apps has long been a pain point for iOS developers. So it's no surprise that the announcement of TestFlight as part of iOS 8 was met with much fanfare at WWDC 2014. Since Apple's acquisition of Burstly (makers of TestFlight), there has been a lot of speculation and hope that Apple...
How to downgrade from iOS 8 beta back to iOS 7

How to downgrade from iOS 8 beta back to iOS 7

If you installed a beta version of iOS 8 on your iPhone or iPad and now find yourself thinking the bugs and crashes are more than you bargained for, you may want to return to iOS 7 again. Luckily, the downgrade process is fairly straight forward and simple. However, it does come with a few...
Family Sharing

Here's how easy it is for app developers to support Family Sharing in iOS 8

Family Sharing was just one of the many new features announced for iOS 8 at WWDC 2014 and better yet it'll be super simple for app developers to support it. Family Sharing allows up to 6 people to share iBooks, iTunes purchases and apps from the App Store and as an email to Apple developers...
iOS 8

What are you most excited about in iOS 8?

What are you most excited about in iOS 8? We're now a full day removed from the torrent of information Apple threw at us at WWDC 2014 concerning iOS 8, and hopefully by now most folks will have had chance for most of it to sink in a little. There are so many different features to get excited...
iOS 8

iOS 8 AirPlay won't need a network connection

Here's an interesting tidbit about iOS 8 that Apple didn't give stage time to, and that's the removal of a necessary network connection for AirPlay. It's not even easily noticeable on Apple's iOS 8 preview site either, but there, nestled within the enterprise section is what we're looking for...
Volvo

Apple CarPlay confirmed for new Volvo XC90

Volvo announced the new XC90 a short time ago and today is back with yet more details on its interior workings, and it's good news on the CarPlay front. Alongside built in technology from HERE, Volvo has confirmed – as expected – that Apple CarPlay support will be included. From the official...
Yosemite

Check out Apple's OS X 10.10 Yosemite and iOS 8 previews now!

The WWDC 2014 keynote is done, the dust is settling, and you're no doubt eager to take a more relaxed look at OS X 10.10 Yosemite and iOS 8. Fortunately Apple already has you covered on both parts with its preview pages for both operating systems now live over on Apple.com. There's a lot to...
Apple announces iOS 8 with improved Spotlight, actionable notifications, and much more

Apple announces iOS 8 with improved Spotlight, actionable notifications, and much more

Today onstage at WWDC 2014, Apple announced iOS 8. It features new Spotlight search, actionable notifications, new enterprise features, and much, much more. Below is Apple's official statement on the debut of iOS 8 and it's new features. Press release: Apple Unveils iOS 8, the Biggest...
Metal helps game developers get the most out of iOS hardware

Metal helps game developers get the most out of iOS hardware

Apple has announced Metal, a way to help game developers get the most power out of iPhone hardware in iOS 8. Metal reduces OpenGL overhead and is described by Apple as "near bare-to-the-metal" of the Apple A7 chip. Metal allows 10x faster draw cell rates, and allows developers to draw...
iOS 8 provides support for third-party keyboards

iOS 8 provides support for third-party keyboards

iOS 8 will feature support for system-wide, third-party keyboards. It will now be possible to install keyboards like SwiftKey, Fleksy, and more as your default option throughout iOS. The demo used Swype, a keyboard that allows you to swipe your finger over the keyboard rather than lifting and...
App Store has 1.2 million apps, 75 billion apps downloaded to date

App Store has 1.2 million apps, 75 billion apps downloaded to date

Apple has announced some new App Store numbers on stage at WWDC 2014. In addition to having 1.2 million apps, the App Store has 300 million weekly visitors, and over 75 billion apps have been downloaded since the Store's introduction in 2008. Stay tuned to iMore and our liveblog, for the...
Siri features hands-free activation, Shazam integration in iOS 8

Siri features hands-free activation, Shazam integration in iOS 8

iOS 8 will feature some important updates for Siri. This includes some hands-free functionality, the rumored Shazam functionality, and streaming voice recognition. When you plug Siri in, in your car, for instance, you will be able to activate Siri simply by saying "Hey Siri". Additionally, the...
Apple announces new enterprise features in iOS 8

Apple announces new enterprise features in iOS 8

Apple has announced new enterprise features as part of iOS 8. These include more powerful S/MIME features, VIP threads, and much more. Enterprise is a very important area for Apple, with 98% of Fortune 500 companies using iOS devices. iOS 8 will feature per-message S/MIME, VIP threads with...
iOS 8 introduces new Spotlight search

iOS 8 introduces new Spotlight search

As part of the announcement of iOS 8 today at WWDC, Apple unveiled and redesigned Spotlight for iOS. Spotlight now features suggestions, just like on Yosemite. Spotlight will now show you more when you search. You will see things like apps from the App Store that you don't already have,...
iOS 8

Apple officially announces iOS 8 at WWDC 2014

Looks like those banners were right! On stage at the WWDC 2014 keynote Apple has officially revealed the latest version of its mobile operating system, iOS 8. Some of the highlights include: Over 800 million iOS devices sold AirDrop and Handoff tie together sharing between OS X and iOS Your...

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