iOS 8: Everything We Know

 

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iOS 8: Apple’s Next Major Mobile Operating System

Apple unveiled iOS 8, the major mobile operating system for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch at the WWDC 2014 Keynote on June 2nd.

It includes a number of new features and improvements such as Interactive Notifications, QuickType, third-party keyboard support, Messages and Siri improvements, and lots more.

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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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iOS 8 beta 4 includes all-new Tips app, here’s how it looks [Screenshots]

iOS 8 beta 4 includes all-new Tips app, here’s how it looks [Screenshots]

Before iOS 8 was actually announced at WWDC in June, a number of rumors claimed that Apple will add a new Tips app in iOS 8. While we didn’t see the Tips app in the initial beta releases, the rumors were spot-on.

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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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Apple releases iOS 8 Beta 4 to Developers [Updated]

Apple releases iOS 8 Beta 4 to Developers [Updated]

As expected, Apple has just released iOS 8 beta 4 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch to registered developers.

Apple unveiled iOS 8 at WWDC 2014 Keynote. It includes a number of new features and improvements such as interactive notificationswidgets, support for third-party keyboards and lots more.

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iOS 8 Preview: Family Sharing

iOS 8 Preview: Family Sharing

Families are increasingly using multiple iOS devices to share information, data and media between members. Till now App Store and iTunes purchases were tied to a single account, and your data was tied to a single iCloud account. So if you wanted to sync either of these, you needed to be signed in from the same Apple ID from all accounts.

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iOS 8 beta 4 release date pushed ahead to July 21

iOS 8 beta 4 release date pushed ahead to July 21

Just a few days ago, we learned that the release date for iOS 8 beta 4 could be Monday, July 28th. The report briefly mentioned that Apple could bump ahead the release by one week, however, and that now appears to be the case. According to BGR, iOS 8 beta 4 is now slated for release on Monday, July 21st. 

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iOS 8 Beta 4 could be released on July 28

iOS 8 Beta 4 could be released on July 28

A new report claims that Apple could seed iOS 8 beta 4 to developers on Monday, July 28th, three weeks after releasing iOS beta 3 to the public. However, there is a possibility that the release date for the fourth beta gets pushed forward by one week to Monday, July 21st. 

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iOS 8 Widgets Explained

iOS 8 Widgets Explained

iOS 8 finally brings a feature that we had long been waiting for: Widgets. Widgets are a part of Apple’s larger emphasis on letting third-party developers extend certain parts of the system using Extensions, which we covered in detail last month.

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iOS 8 gives you Battery Life Suggestions

iOS 8 gives you Battery Life Suggestions

iOS 8 added a much-needed feature that broke down battery usage on a per-app basis, so that users could easily pinpoint apps that consume excessive battery. One feature that we missed, though, is a new section called Battery Life Suggestions.

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Siri shares her thoughts on iOS 8 and WWDC, loves her new home

Siri shares her thoughts on iOS 8 and WWDC, loves her new home

iOS 8 is right around the corner, for the general consumer. For developers and people that have access to Apple’s developer portal, the third beta has been available for a little bit of time now. And with it, plenty of new features. Plus, you can interact with the new Siri.

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