Posts tagged with: iOS 8
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    As we get close to Apple's official release of iOS 8, more and more beta updates keep pouring in for developers. After a couple of weeks of testing, it's clear that there is still a long road ahead for Apple to consider iOS 8 to be final. There are still a lot of features that many of us want to test, like Continuity for example, but that have only begun to arrive in fragments as of today. iOS 8 beta 5 is only reporting some bug fixes and performance improvements for compatible devices. Still, the extensive list of release notes includes new enhancements to HealthKit where you can now ...

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    The iPhone 6 is coming – or so we think it is. Or so we think they are? Are multiple iPhone 6s coming? Is the 4-inch iPhone nearing end of life? What about that plastic thing Apple made last year? Is it dead, too? Oh, yeah. The plot thickens every single day. And we actually have no idea what to think about these upcoming iPhones or all the rumors that claim to have the answers to one of the biggest tech mysteries of 2014. Still, each and every day, I get bombarded with all sorts of questions regarding the upcoming iPhone. "What do you know about the iPhone 6?" "When is the new iPhone ...

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    There are a ton of conflicting rumors in the market regarding the launch of the iPhone 6. The general consensus is that the event will happen in mid September, but where things are mainly mixed is in the possibility of both the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the 5.5-inch variant launching at the same time. Today we land another batch of rumors on the topic, and instead of providing some clarity; it only made things more confusing. New sources claim that even though iOS 8 is nearing its final stages to be complete, Apple hasn't decided on a final date for the announcement because the of issues with ...

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    Apple's announcement of iOS 8 at WWDC 2014 was met with a lot of praise. Surely it looks like iOS 7 in every way, but this is the boldest change in functionality that we've seen Apple provide to its mobile operating system since iOS 5 three years ago. Even with the recent reports that iOS 8 beta 3 would not reach developers until tomorrow, June 8th, Apple has launched the update a day early, and the changes continue to be focused on bug fixes. Oddly the iOS 8 beta 3 release notes are not yet available, but it should be just a couple of hours for that to happen. We're currently downloading ...

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    The technology world is a fast moving one, and hence, there are more than 100 stories we publish on a weekly basis here on Pocketnow. Those include reviews, videos, editorials, news, and more. With this new, weekly series, we're making it easier for you to look back at the most interesting, exciting, and popular topics of the week, in case you missed anything. Look for the Pocketnow Week in Review every Saturday morning. It contains the most popular ten stories of the week printed on the portal, as well as top videos from our YouTube channel. Additionally, you can also find our Pocketnow ...

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    Both Android L and iOS 8 have been hot topics of late. Both developer previews have provided us with plenty to look forward to – third-party keyboards and sharing options in iOS, a new design language in Android L, built-in health and fitness features for both, and major improvements all around. Yesterday, we compared the Android L and iOS 8 developer previews, and while we understand these still are not completely finished versions of software, there are some things we'd like to change about each OS. There are things Google could learn from Apple and vice versa. Below, you will find ...

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    In the last month, both Google and Apple unveiled the upcoming releases for Android and iOS, respectively, through developer previews. Both companies announced new features which will reduce the friction between using multiple devices and operating systems. Users will be able to run Android applications on Chrome OS, as well as sync notifications from their Android phone or tablet when using a Chromebook. Apple users will have the ability to start a message on an iOS device and finish it from a Mac or even sync SMS to Messages on OS X. That's only the tip of the iceberg, though. Both ...

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    Apple isn't really committed to a specific timeframe when it comes to its beta releases of iOS for developers, but there's somewhat of a trend. With the launch of iOS 7, iOS 6 and even iOS 5, we all noticed that the trend would start with weekly releases, which would later expand to bi-weekly releases as the final release was getting close. iOS 8 has proven to be a different animal though, and the beta 3 of iOS 8 might be another example. Even though most of us were expecting iOS 8 beta 3 to launch tomorrow, reports have it that it won't reach developers until Tuesday, July 8th, which is ...

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    Now that the Google I/O dust has settled down (just a little bit), we can turn our heads and attention to the main competition: Apple. We're hearing reports talking about the iPhone 6 launch date, and Friday, September 19, 2014, is the date rumored. Apple is expected to unveil a 4.7 and a 5.5-inch iPhone 6, and apparently there will be no 16GB version; this year, Apple is rumored to only offer 32 and 64GB versions. However, the same way we heard that only the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 will get OIS features for its camera -- the larger phone being positioned, according to reports, as the premium ...

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    In the last month, both Apple and Google have unveiled their upcoming versions of their respective mobile platforms, iOS 8 and Android "L" as it shall be called for now. It's in our nature to want to compare the two opposing operating systems and divide out which OS had which features first, but that's a fruitless battle that is never-ending. Both updates come with some very important features in tow which help performance, future-proofing, appearance, fluidity, and usability. Below, you will find a comparison of the two updates – what each will bring, how they look, and more.   ...

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    As Google I/O is about to kick off, we're seeing some reports concerning iPhone 6 features that will reportedly be included on Apple's 2014 flagship. There were a lot of reports in the past, with leaks, and images of mock-ups, and the trend seems to be continuing. According to KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone 6 will have optical image stabilization (OIS). However, only the 5.5-inch model is believed to sport OIS VCM (voice coil motor), while the 4.7-inch variant, due to yield rates, is expected to feature a "middle-mount open-loop voice coil motor", an improved version of the the one ...

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    We're getting closer and closer to the iPhone 6 release date, as there are preparations on both the software and the hardware side. Apple has recently released a second beta of iOS 8, while we recently caught a glimpse of the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 in a leaked photo. Next month, July, is when mass production of the largest iPhones ever will start, according to a recent report quoting "people familiar with the plans". While there is no exact iPhone 6 release date yet, the sources claim that the smaller of the two, the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 might ship to retailers around September. As far as the ...

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    Even though we received a general rundown of the hottest things that iOS 8 will offer to consumers at its WWDC event, that doesn't necessarily mean that Apple revealed everything at its announcement, or that beta 1 and 2 reveal everything. It's quite common for Apple to cram new features in its full release notes, and its also common for Apple to change its mind about a couple of things in the final release build of its OS updates, which is apparently going to be the case with iOS 8. At the moment iOS 8 beta 1 and 2 have shown us new camera features, like the option to set a timer for your ...

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    Apple's crowned jewel for iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite is "Continuity". At the moment the feature isn't really working on the betas that we've tested, but the plan is that you can start something on your iPhone, and then continue it on your iPad or Mac. That said, if you thought that Apple was only planning to support the usual products, it seems that there is more in the pipeline. With the launch of iOS 8 beta 2, Apple also updated OS X Yosemite and even updated the iOS version that runs on the Apple TV. The interesting part here is that the update includes options for Continuity to work on ...

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    The fact that there was no hardware announced at WWDC 2014 makes Apple's fall launches quite compelling. We were expecting the company to launch the iWatch and some revamp to the iPhone at the event, and at the moment all we have are progress reports. The latest rumors from China are in today, and it gives us a clear picture of what to expect for both the iWatch and the iPhone. When it comes to the iWatch, rumors are slowly getting more detailed. This report mentioned a launch by Q3/2014, and that we should expect to see components and production from Largan, Foxconn, Pegatron, Quanta, ...

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