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Apple beefs up device security with iOS 8

Apple beefs up device security, closes 'back door' exploits with iOS 8

Apple has made some important security upgrades with the iOS 8 gold master, making it harder to scrape data from iPhones and iPad. A number of iOS services are more guarded, and a couple of wireless vulnerabilities have been addressed. For example, third-party application data can no longer be...
iOS 8 SMS sharing between iOS devices will now arrive in October

iOS 8 SMS sharing between iPhone and iPad will now arrive in October

Apple has made a slight change to its website detailing continuity in iOS 8, with a note that the handoff of SMS/MMS between iOS devices will now be coming in October. No mention is made on the site about a new date for iOS 8's voice call handoff feature, so it seems like that might come with the...
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Apple's Swift programming language reaches GM status on iOS

Apple has just announced that its Swift programming language, which it first introduced at WWDC 2014 in June, has now reached GM status for iOS. This means that third party developers can now submit apps that use Swift to the iTunes App Store. Apple added, "Whether your app uses Swift for a...
Apple asks developers to start sending in iOS 8 apps for App Store approval

Apple asks developers to start sending in iOS 8 apps for App Store approval

Hot in the heels of Apple's iPhone 6 launch with new Retina Display screen sizes and resolutions, along with additional iOS 8 functionality, Apple is now asking developers to submit and update their apps for iOS 8. As iOS 8 will be launching on September 17th, Apple likely wants to have...
iOS 8

iOS 8 Gold Master seeded for developers

Apple announced that iOS 8 will be available for everyone starting September 17, but for those on the beta track the gold master should be available shortly (edit — it's live now). The update will be available starting now through the Apple Developer Portal. A gold master is the last hurrah of...
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Apple announces iOS 8 available for download on September 17

Apple has announced that iOS 8 will be available for download on existing iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch models starting on September 17. This brings the new QuickType keyboard, Family Sharing, Health app, iCloud Drive, and HomeKit to the iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPod touch 5th...
iOS 8 release date set as September 17

iOS 8 release date set as September 17

We learned at today's iPhone 6 event that iOS 8 will be a free update available on September 17 for the iPhone 4s, and everything launched since then. If you're curious to hear what's new, dig into our massive series on iOS 8: Explained.
iPhone 6 event liveblog! (Replay)

iPhone 6 event liveblog! (Replay)

We're live at Apple's 2014 iPhone event where we expect to see the iPhone 6 announced, iOS 8 go gold master, and the iWatch get teased. The event starts at 10am PT/1pm ET. You can watch it live at apple.com/live but you'll want to keep this page open beside it so you don't miss a moment of our...
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Microsoft said to be adding share extension support to OneNote for iOS 8

It looks like Microsoft could support share extensions in its OneNote app after the release of iOS 8. The extension would allow users to save websites, attachments, and more to their OneNote notebook using the standard iOS share sheet. An apparently leaked Microsoft video details the extension,...
Apple CarPlay

Hands-on with Apple CarPlay from Pioneer: Same great experience without a new car

Apple CarPlay has been a real thing for a while now, though we're not yet seeing it actually out on the roads – incredibly expensive Ferraris not withstanding. Of course, for those of us who want the experience without buying a new vehicle, third party units are what we'll be looking at. Like...
iPhone 6 mockup

5.5-inch iPhone could offer iPad-like interfaces in landscape mode

It looks like the 5.5-inch version of the upcoming iPhone 6 will offer landscape mode, with a two-column user interface similar to that of the iPad. Developer Steven Troughton-Smith tweaked the resolution of the iOS simulator to 736 points x 414 points, going by the assumption that the new iPhone...
Manual camera controls in iOS 8: Explained

Manual camera controls in iOS 8: Explained

While the Camera app in iOS 8 is only getting a few new features, the Camera application programming interfaces (API) — what developers use to make App Store camera apps — is getting the most significant update in the history of the platform, including and especially manual controls for focus,...
Apple releases TestFlight beta testing app for iOS 8 devices

Apple releases TestFlight beta testing app for iOS 8 devices

Apple has released its TestFlight app on the App Store, but only for iOS 8 devices. TestFlight is Apple's new beta testing service, and allows developers to have more beta testers than was previously possible. The app lets testers manage the beta apps that they have installed on your device,...
Adaptive UI in iOS 8: Explained

Adaptive UI in iOS 8: Explained

Gone are the early days of the App Store where there was just one iPhone for developers to target. Now there are original and widescreen iPhones, iPhone and iPads, in portrait or landscape, with standard and Retina displays. What are pixel-perfect developers and designers to do? According to...
Apple updates developer guidelines for iOS 8 apps, disallows HealthKit data on iCloud, IAP for Extensions

Apple updates developer guidelines for iOS 8 apps, disallows HealthKit data on iCloud, IAP for Extensions

To help developers get through the iOS 8 app approval process, and to help protect customers from any misuse, accidental or intentional, Apple has updated their App Store Review Guidelines to cover Extensions, HealthKit, HomeKit, Test Flight, and more. The update includes a restriction against...
Minuum lifts the veil on their resizing keyboard for iOS 8

Minuum lifts the veil on their resizing keyboard for iOS 8

Minuum has previewed their upcoming keybaord for iOS 8. The Minuum's keyboard is built around a powerful autocorrect and has its own predictive text interface. But the most notable feature of the keyboard is its ability to resize. Minuum can be completely condensed, bringing all letters into...
HomeKit in iOS 8: Explained

HomeKit in iOS 8: Explained

HomeKit is the name for Apple's home automation framework for developers. With HomeKit, our iPhones and iPads will have a rational way to configure, communicate with, and control "the internet of things" around us, including connected lights, speakers, security systems, appliances, and more. Both...
Touch ID in iOS 8: Explained

Touch ID in iOS 8: Explained

Touch ID is the name of Apple's personal fingerprint identity sensor. It's what currently lets you authenticate yourself to unlock your iPhone 5s and authorize iTunes and App Store purchases on your account. With iOS 8, Apple is making an application programming interface (API) available to...
Health in iOS 8: Explained

Health in iOS 8: Explained

Health is the name for a new, built-in Apple app coming with iOS 8. It serves as both a repository for all the health-related data accumulated by your iPhone, your apps, and your accessories, and a dashboard to help you make better, more visual sense of it — a front-end for your quantified life....
Spotlight in iOS 8: Explained

Spotlight in iOS 8: Explained

Spotlight is the name of Apple's system-wide search feature on both the Mac and iOS. With iOS 8, Spotlight is getting some new smarts, including location and context awareness, so it can help you find not only what you're looking for on your iPhone or iPad, but on the web as well. But how does...

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