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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...
WWDC 2014 preview: iOS 8, OS X 10.10, and more!

WWDC 2014 preview: iOS 8, OS X 10.10, and more!

WWDC 2014 kicks off Monday at 10am PDT with Apple's first keynote of the year. Apple will be streaming it live and iMore will be there bringing you in-depth commentary and analysis. There's a real electricity in the air this year. iOS 8 and especially OS X 10.10 seem to be generating real...
iOS 8 wish-list: What we'd love to see at WWDC 2014!

iOS 8 wish-list: What we'd love to see at WWDC 2014!

The WWDC 2014 opening keynote is only a few short days away and that means, if Apple sticks to pattern, we should see the first preview of iOS 8. Since the big redesign was already done last year, that should mean polish and rounding out the feature set is what we get this year. Granted, getting...
iOS 8 wants: Pervasive inter-app communications

iOS 8 wants: Pervasive inter-app communications

Android has intents as a way to request an action from another app. Windows Phone has contracts and extensions to declare supported interactions. Apple added inter-app communication in iOS 7, but only for audio. That's why more pervasive inter-app communications remains one of the most requested...
iOS 8 wants: Comic book reading mode for iBooks

iOS 8 wants: Comic book reading mode for iBooks

Okay, technically this is an iBooks wish rather than an iOS 8 wish but what better time to ask for something as amazing demonstrable as a comic book reading mode than when Apple's about to kick off their first Keynote of the year? And given the recent sale of comiXology to Amazon and the...
iOS 8 wants: Battery shaming

iOS 8 wants: Battery shaming

Battery life is one of the most important elements of a modern mobile device. That's why iMore's battery life tips are some of our most popular articles, and why our comments, social feeds, and forums are filled with battery life questions, boasts, and complaints. Apple prioritizes battery life...
iOS 8 wants: Interactive notifications and push interface redux

iOS 8 wants: Interactive notifications and push interface redux

Another of my longstanding desires for iOS is interactive (what some call actionable) notifications, which takes interface from being pull — I have to go find what I want to do — to push —the system brings what I want to do right to me. Home screens, widgets, apps are all pull interface. I have...
iMore show 402: 3x iPhone, multi-window iPad

iMore show 402: 3x iPhone, multi-window iPad

The iMore show brings you everything you need to know about the week in iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple! On this episode Rene and Peter are joined by Mark Gurman of 9to5Mac to talk about Apple/Beats, 3x iPhone 6, multi-window iPad, OS X 10.10 redesign, Healthbook, and more! Subscribe and watch or...
iOS 8 wants: Customizable Control Center

iOS 8 wants: Customizable Control Center

Apple introduced Control Center in iOS 7 as a way to quickly get to the settings, controls, and basic functions most iPhone and iPad users need most of the time. That includes Airplane Mode, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Do Not Disturb, and Orientation Lock, Brightness, media scrubber, player controls, and...
iOS 8 wants: Privacy Sheets to make permissions manageable

iOS 8 wants: Privacy Sheets to make permissions manageable

Back in February 2012 I wrote about, in part, the need for more granular privacy controls for the iPhone and iPad. Later that year we got them in the form of iOS 6 Privacy Settings. Apps had to ask you for permission to use each and every one of them, but they'd ask one after the other. "[App]...
Why high bit-rate and HD audio are all about marketing, not music

Why high bit-rate and HD audio are all about marketing, not music

High bit rate — kilobit per second — and HD audio — 24bit vs. 16bit — are getting a lot of attention lately, whether it's because streaming services are offering more or less kbps or upcoming devices are promising higher fidelity sound or Apple is rumored to be adding those features to iOS 8 and...
iOS 8 rumored to bring split-screen multitasking to the iPad

iOS 8 rumored to bring split-screen multitasking to the iPad

Apple's iPad is reported to be getting amped-up multi-tasking through a split-screen mechanism in iOS 8. The feature would be a stark departure for iOS, which though supporting multitasking apps, has only ever allowed a device to display one running app at a time. Taking advantage of the larger...
iMore show 401: iPhone 6 size, Retina MacBook Air price-point speculation

iMore show 401: iPhone 6 size, Retina MacBook Air price-point speculation

The iMore show is our iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple news, opinion, and review show. It's everything you need to know about the week of Apple! On this week's episode, Rene, Peter, and Ally talk about Angela Ahrendts arriving, Katie Cotton leaving, iPhone 6 screen size, Retina MacBook Air price-point...
iOS 8 wants: Unified AirDrop

iOS 8 wants: Unified AirDrop

AirDrop, as it is currently implemented on iPhone and iPad in iOS 7 isn't compatible with the service of the same name as it's currently implemented on the Mac in OS X Mavericks. In other words, you can't AirDrop between iOS devices and Macs, and that's both frustrating and confusing. Apple...
iOS 8 wants: A smarter, contextually aware Spotlight search

iOS 8 wants: A smarter, contextually aware Spotlight search

Imagine if, in iOS 8 or some future version of Apple's mobile operating system, Spotlight became a secondary, text-based point of access to Siri, able to parse the same type of natural language queries and commands, and retrieve the same kinds of responses, and perform the same kinds of actions?...
Mobile health executive claims he sat down with iWatch team to talk 'Healthbook'-style platform

Mobile health executive claims he sat down with iWatch team to talk 'Healthbook'-style platform

An unnamed mobile health executive is saying he sat down with Apple's iWatch team to talk about something that sounds a lot like the Healthbook platform rumored for iOS 8. The iWatch, Healthbook, and iOS 8 haven't been announced yet, and Apple's typically incredibly secretive about unannounced...
Apple is aware of iOS 7 mail attachment bug, working on a fix

Apple is aware of iOS 7 mail attachment bug, working on a fix

A bug has been discovered in iOS 7 that causes email attachments to not be encrypted. Before anyone panics, however, in order for an attacker to exploit the bug they'd need to a) steal your device and, b) brute force or jailbreak-bypass the passcode or password, which c) currently means there's...
Would you want Apple to put health sensors in your EarPods? [Poll]

Would you want Apple to put health sensors in your EarPods? [Poll]

Do you want health sensors in your Apple EarPods headphones? How would you feel about Apple putting health sensors into their next-generation EarPods headphones? There are a ton of health-related rumors swirling around iOS 8 and Healthbook, the iPhone 6 and even the still-mythical iWatch, and...
iOS 8 wants: Better file attachment handling

iOS 8 wants: Better file attachment handling

Almost 8 years after it was introduced, you still can't attach files to emails in iOS. While iOS 6 has introduced a method to attach photos and videos to in-progress emails, it suffers from poor discoverability, and only works with content from the Photos app. If you want to attach any other file...
iCloud apps on a MacBook Pro

Apple reportedly pulling designers off iOS 8 to finish OS X 10.10 refresh

Normally this sort of resource reallocation story leads with Apple taking developers off OS X to finish an update to iOS, but the latest report says that the opposite is happening with development of OS X 10.10: Apple is pulling programmers from development of iOS 8 to finish development of the...

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