For the first time since the original iPhone debuted over seven years ago, users now have the ability to install custom keyboards on their devices. The public release of iOS 8 yesterday afternoon brought third-party keyboard support in tow and, perhaps unsurprisingly, keyboards have quickly risen to the top of the App Store charts. Take a look ahead.
iOS 8 brought a bunch of new camera and photo editing features to iOS devices, including the new Time-lapse mode in Camera. This mode shoots and generates accelerated sequences of photos taken over a period of time, making slow changes appear to take place faster — the light of day as the sun sets, for example. Camera now lets you shoot time-lapse videos by merely tapping the shutter — but there are a few things to keep in mind before you begin. Here’s how to shoot great time-lapse videos on your iPhone.
Apple has released a new version of Safari for OS X Mavericks this afternoon, available now as a free update through the Mac App Store. Safari 7.1 features support for the DuckDuckGo search engine within the built-in search field, encryption for Yahoo searches and general improvements to privacy, compatibility and security.
Apple has been marketing the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus as “bigger than bigger” since announcing the two smartphones at the Flint Center last week. Sony has taken advantage of the catchphrase by tweeting out a new ad that promotes its upcoming Xperia Z3 Compact as “better than bigger,” an obvious play on words and subtle poke at Apple.
Apple promoted a number of different apps at its iPhone 6 and Apple Watch event last week that show how the larger screens on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus can be utilized by developers to show content based on a two-column view in landscape mode and other intuitive ways. CNN has taken full advantage of the opportunity by releasing a new app optimized for iPhone 6 on the App Store this morning.
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On Wednesday, September 17, Apple officially released iOS 8 into the world. As is par for the course, companies that track adoption rates are still all over the newest version of Apple’s mobile operating system, comparing it to previous years. As it stands, it looks like iOS 8 isn’t being welcomed as quickly as previous generations have been.
Leading up to the launch of the iPhone 6 lineup, there had been rumors of Apple working with U2 in some capacity for the big media event. At the tail-end of the September 9 reveal for Apple’s new flagships, the company and the band announced that the latter’s new album would be released for free through the former’s iTunes software. Yet, the surprises may not be finished.
On Friday, September 19, the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus will go on sale in several different countries, but China will reportedly not be one of them. Apple is now reportedly closer to solving the issue that has prevented their newest flagship from launching in the country, though.