On Wednesday, September 17, Apple officially launched iOS 8. For the first time when it comes to releasing its major mobile operating system to the public, reports state that Apple relied on their own content delivery network to get the job done.
In mid-July, we outlined a new app from Tapity, the developer that won Apple’s Design Award not too long ago. It’s called Hours, and it’s a way for users to stay focused with a way to keep track of the time spent on whatever task they might have. Now, with an update to support iOS 8, the functionality has improved.
While the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus may have an 8-megapixel camera inside of them, much like the 8MP camera in the iPhone 5s, there is no denying that Apple seems incessant about constantly improving their smartphone’s camera. That is certainly the case with the iPhone 6 lineup, and it was put to the test by a professional photographer in Iceland to see what kind of improvements have been made.
While many different apps were updated on Wednesday, September 18 to follow in sync with the public release of iOS 8, some companies waited, like Twitter. The company has officially updated their social networking app, though, to take advantage of some iOS 8 features, and put a bigger focus on profiles.
Right now, even as some places inch closer to the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, everyone’s still waiting. And if you aren’t waiting in a line right now in some parts of the world, then there’s a chance you’re tracking your phone constantly, hoping it will arrive sooner, rather than later.
iOS 8 has a lot of consumer-facing features that are sure to please iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users, but it also supports two new web standards behind the scenes — WebGL and IndexedDB — that will allow for developers to create better games and more capable mobile websites. Take a closer look at the improvements to the mobile web ahead.