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Apple Maps in iOS 8: Explained

Apple Maps in iOS 8: Explained

There were a lot of hopes and rumors leading up to WWDC 2014 about improvements and enhancements to Apple's Maps in iOS 8. So now that the keynote has come and gone and the dust has settled, how are Maps doing and, more importantly, where are they taking us? Previously on Maps... The original...
Iterate 69: WWDC 2014 designer roundtable

Iterate 69: WWDC 2014 designer roundtable

Iterate brings together the best designers and app producers in the business to talk user interface, human interaction, icon design, and user experience from concept to implementation. On this episode Ged Maheux of the Iconfactory, Jared Sinclair of Unread, and Dave Wiskus of Vesper join Marc,...
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...
TouchPal shows off its keyboard for iOS 8

TouchPal keyboard will swipe itself onto iOS 8 this fall

After Apple had announced that it would be opening up iOS 8 to third-party keyboards, TouchPal will be the latest to port its Android keyboard to Apple's mobile platform in a bid to offer consumers a different, and hopefully better, keyboard alternative. TouchPal joins a list of third-parties...
Timing

Timing

Timing is the difference between hitting and missing. Winning and losing. In technology, timing is the difference between products that dent universes and those that languish in return bins. Between features that change lives and those that merely check boxes. Timing requires enormous amounts of...
App Store

Apple starts removing apps that incentivize social sharing

Apple has begun cracking down on apps that offer incentives to users for watching videos or sharing on social networks. The move is said to be a broader push to change how content discovery is handled in the App Store in iOS 8. Apple has outlined the following policy changes to reject several...
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...
On iOS 8 Maps, Music, and managing culture

On iOS 8 Maps, Music, and managing culture

While the sheer quantity and quality of announcements made at WWDC 2014 was enough to stun a bevy of bloggers, there were some anticipated announcements that didn't materialize, things like updates to Maps and Music. So what's happening with these key apps in iOS 8? Unless and until we hear from...
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...
Miniuum will be bringing its keyboard to Apple's iOS 8

Minuum keyboard heads to iOS 8

With Apple opening up to third-party keyboards on iOS 8, it looks like Minuum will be porting its keyboard to the iPhone in the future. "We're working on a version of Minuum for iOS now, and we'll let you know when it's ready to try," the company stated. Minuum, currently available for the...
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...
Fleksy

Fleksy teases its iOS 8 keyboard app already

We're all getting excited for what iOS 8 is going to bring us, especially for third party keyboard support (finally!) Fleksy is also naturally excited and couldn't wait until the fall to show us what its iOS 8 app looks like, so we're getting a first look today. Fleksy is already running on...
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...
Calling on Rogers

Rogers confirms Wi-Fi calling coming to their iPhones in iOS 8

Rogers has confirmed that it will support Apple's plans to offer Wi-Fi phone calls via iOS 8 in Canada, following the announcement that T-Mobile will do the same in the U.S. In an official statement, Rogers said: We'll support the iOS 8 Wi-Fi calling feature when it becomes available in...
iOS 8, OS X Yosemite and iCloud Drive: Making Apple devices more than just the sum of their parts

iOS 8, OS X Yosemite and iCloud Drive: Making Apple devices more than just the sum of their parts

Apple's new operating systems and cloud services will do more together than they can apart If there is a single message to walk away with from WWDC 2014, it's that Apple plans to make Macs, iPhones and iPads work together even better. Apple has articulated a clear vision of its devices and...
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...
WWDC 2014 iOS 8 announcement round-up

Everything we learned about iOS 8 today at WWDC 2014

Apple's WWDC 2014 keynote has ended, taking the lid off of iOS 8. These are the big announcements from the two-hour event, collected here for your convenience. Apple officially announces iOS 8 The eighth major release of Apple's mobile operations system comes with a host of new features for...
T-Mobile confirms that Wi-Fi calling is coming to iPhones on their network with iOS 8

T-Mobile confirms that Wi-Fi calling is coming to iPhones on their network with iOS 8

T-Mobile has confirmed that iPhones on their network will be able to take advantage of the Wi-Fi calling feature that the US carrier has offered since 2007. Among all of the big announcements today about iOS 8 at WWDC 2014, Apple also had their customary slide of "all the rest" of the many other...

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