iOS 8 beta 4: Here’s What’s New

iOS 8 beta 4: Here’s What’s New

Apple seeded beta 4 of iOS 8 earlier today to registered developers of its iOS developer program. Apple unveiled iOS 8 last month with a number of new features like Handoff, custom keyboards, widgets, interactive notifications etc. Here’s what’s new in iOS 8 beta 4.

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Video: New Features and Changes in iOS 8 Beta 4

Video: New Features and Changes in iOS 8 Beta 4

Apple seeded the fourth beta version of iOS 8 to developers yesterday. Apple continues to surprise us by including new features and changes in the beta versions.

To recap, here are some noteworthy new features and improvements we’ve noticed in iOS 8 beta 4:

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Apple denies creating ‘backdoor’ services in iOS for government agencies

Apple denies creating ‘backdoor’ services in iOS for government agencies

Ever since former NSA contractor Edward Snowden leaked documents that reveal how the NSA collects phone records on millions of customers and has software to spy on iOS device owners, major tech companies like Apple have faced an onslaught of criticism and investigation into how the personal information of users is being handled. 

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Chinese vendors accepting online pre-orders for iPhone 6

Chinese vendors accepting online pre-orders for iPhone 6

Talk about jumping the gun. According to the Wall Street Journal, some Chinese vendors on the Alibaba marketplace have already began accepting pre-orders for the oft-rumored iPhone 6. Apple is widely expected to announce the next-generation smartphone in just a few months, alongside the public release of iOS 8. 

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Apple granted comprehensive iWatch patent

Apple granted comprehensive iWatch patent

In what amounts to one of the more telling signs that Apple could be working on the so-called “iWatch” smartwatch, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple with an exhaustive patent for an electronic wristwatch and various possible implementations of the device.

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iPhone 6 reportedly gearing up for mass production, combined orders set to reach 70 to 80 million units

iPhone 6 reportedly gearing up for mass production, combined orders set to reach 70 to 80 million units

Expectations for the iPhone 6 are high, from Apple to consumers, and a new report suggests that Apple has just entered another phase to prepare for those expectations, and that demand.

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Apple begins airing ad for the MacBook Air, calls it the ‘notebook that people love’

Apple begins airing ad for the MacBook Air, calls it the ‘notebook that people love’

The MacBook Air put a new twist on having a thin-and-light notebook, with many companies trying to emulate the success of the Air-branded family. Of course, the MacBook Air lineup has plenty of admiration, and Apple is highlighting that love in a new TV ad.

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Apple’s mid-2011 MacBook Air receives EFI update to address wake from sleep issues

Apple’s mid-2011 MacBook Air receives EFI update to address wake from sleep issues

On Monday, July 21, Apple officially released an EFI update for the mid-2011 MacBook Air lineup that’s meant to specifically address issues related to waking the devices from sleep.

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Intel releases new Core i5, i7 Haswell processors, could be used for upcoming Retina MacBook Pro models

Intel releases new Core i5, i7 Haswell processors, could be used for upcoming Retina MacBook Pro models

It may not be the jump that we saw from third- to fourth-generation Intel-branded processors, but the company has officially released an update to not only the Core i5, but also the Core i7 chipsets, and they could see release soon enough.

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Jailbreak Tweak Roundup: StickyBanners, SwitchClose, NoSignalDots and HideCameraGrabber

Jailbreak Tweak Roundup: StickyBanners, SwitchClose, NoSignalDots and HideCameraGrabber

We are back with another jailbreak tweak roundup that features StickyBanners, SwitchClose, NoSignalDots and HideCameraGrabber. We’ve combined all four tweaks into this one roundup because of the simple functionality that each delivers. So grab your iPhone and read ahead for a rundown of each tweak in action. 

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Netflix for Apple TV updated, now boasts the ‘Up Next’ feature to make binge watching easier than ever

Netflix for Apple TV updated, now boasts the ‘Up Next’ feature to make binge watching easier than ever

Many of the applications on Apple TV are custom efforts, and generally look, and sometimes even function, differently than other versions of the same apps on other platforms (even iOS). When it comes to Netflix, the app has now gained a feature that brings it closer to its similarly-named brethren.

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