Posts tagged with: iOS 9
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    For those of you that have forgotten, Apple is that company that spent 3 generations of its mobile operating system without a wallpaper for the icons. The fact that Apple decided to take a leap forward and allow dynamic wallpapers with iOS 7 was huge by Cupertino standards. We've seen an even broader approach from the company with the Apple Watch, and today it seems it won't stop there. Insider sources that claim to have already used the iPhone 6s claim that Apple will bring motion wallpapers to the new smartphone lineup, in a similar fashion to what we see in the Apple Watch. The source ...

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    At this point it's no secret that we're just a few days away from learning everything that Apple plans to launch with its new line of iPhones. We've heard a few rumors of iPhone 6s camera improvements, but some of these were even a topic of worry. Today we get more information on what to expect, and it seems to be major. Sources are helping bring additional credibility to some crazy rumors we hear months ago, like for example a selfie camera with a flash. We haven't really seen any changes in the leaked display panels, but this source claims that it will happen, and it leaves us to wonder ...

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    After Apple had Siri abandoned for years since the departure of Scott Forstall, iOS 9 has changed that dramatically. Siri has mimicked Google Now's functionality of proactively suggesting content even before you ask for it. Now this wouldn't be Apple if it would just copy what Google does, and today we see some innovation to come. Apple hasn't made any noise, but we just learned that theres a nifty flight tracking service available for iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan. Yes, we know that Cortana and Google Now can already track flights, but Apple's service doesn't just provide timely information ...

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    Apple has been on a roll with its beta updates for iOS 9, watchOS 2 and OS X El Capitan, so much so that beta 5 reached the desktop variant earlier than the rest. Today Apple has stepped its game up with beta 5 for iOS 9 and watchOS 2 in the case of the developer preview, and even the third public beta for iOS 9, and the list of changes are significant. In the case of watchOS 2, Apple hasn't really pushed any significant updates in the past, but today it gets two new features. First you'll notice that you can now select how long the display remains active, but only with two options that ...

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    Apple has been on a roll with its beta updates for iOS 9, OS X El Capitan, and watchOS 2. Everyone was given access to the first public beta of these new operating systems a few weeks ago, but we all know developers get an earlier glimpse at what's to come, or at least most of the time. Today Apple has seeded beta 4 of all three operating systems to developers, and here are the details. First of all iOS 9 beta 4 is mostly about fulfilling Eddy Cue's promise to developers. If you remember, legacy services like Home Sharing were removed from iTunes with the launch of Apple Music, and that ...

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    The iOS 9 public beta marks the first pre-release software version Apple has officially made available to the public at large. This is the software we'll see on the next iPhone and iPad line, but of course it'll be made available for past iOS devices as well, so why not get familiar while it's still fresh? Let's take a look at some of the new features coming in iOS 9. [embed width="780" height="439"]http://youtu.be/IRfZhv5UJRE[/embed]

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    Apple spent a great deal of time telling us how great iOS 9, watchOS 2 and OS X El Capitan will be when they launch in the fall. As such, the company has spent the last couple of weeks polishing its operating systems through three private betas that were only accessible to developers. One of our biggest questions was when would Apple launch the public beta of any of these, and the answer arrived today. Apple has just announced that it will launch the public beta of both OS X El Capitan, and iOS 9. It seems that the third beta that developers received was good enough for consumers, and it ...

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    Apple spent a great deal of time telling us how great its new updates to iOS, watchOS, and OS X would be at its WWDC 2015 keynote. At this point there is still no public beta for you all to be the judge of that, but our hands-on videos of iOS 9 and watchOS 2 should help you get a clear idea. Our thoughts on the initial betas were of a more mature approach to the user experience, and Apple continues to take that further today. As promised by Eddie Cue, Apple has just launched the third beta of iOS 9, and has also matched the launch with the same beta number for watchOS 2 and OS X El ...

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    Have an iPhone? Updated to iOS 8.4? Congratulations, you just lost Home Sharing for music! You are basically not able to stream music (video still works) from your library to your iOS devices in your house. The change happened once the 8.4 update was introduced, the version of iOS which enabled Apple Music. It wasn't by mistake, or an oversight, as the official Apple Support page has now been updated to reflect that Home Sharing for music is not supported on iOS 8.4. According to Apple's Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services, Eddy Cue, the company is working on iOS 9 ...

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    If you want to listen to Apple Music on iOS right now, you have to have iOS 8.4. There is no other option – unless you want to hop onto your computer and use iTunes 12.2 instead. So naturally, the early adopters among you who are running the developers-only beta of iOS 9 on your device were aggravated to learn they'd have to roll back to an iOS 8 build to test out the new streaming service. Apple executive Eddy Cue has taken to Twitter today to quell concerns; he has announced that iOS 9 beta Apple Music support is coming soon in the form of a new build of the OS due early next week. ...

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    When iOS 9 was announced, one of the major features mentioned was requiring less storage space available for software updates to work. If you remember, this was one of the biggest complaints with iOS 8, mainly because devices withh 8 or 16GB of storage would require nearly half of what was left available. As iOS 9 beta 2 emerges to developers, we learn of some new tricks up Apple's sleeve. For a moment we thought that iOS 9 would simply require less storage space available by design, but developers have shared that Apple also offers an additional walk around. What iOS 9 will do is offer ...

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    Apple is hard at work at polishing its mobile and desktop operating systems with the release of iOS 9, watchOS 2 and OS X El Capitan. iOS 9 has already gained significant fame for bringing split-screen multitasking to the iPad, watchOS 2 for bringing native app support to the Apple Watch, and OS X El Capitan for improving window management on Mission Control. The first betas of these operating systems were not fun and games when it came to the amount of bugs pushed, but this changes today. Apple has just launched the second beta for iOS 9, watchOS 2, and OS X El Capitan. We've decided to ...

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    We're just a week away from Apple Music going public for consumers, but there are a few software requirements for the service to work. We've covered a ton of news regarding iOS 8.4 beta, and these have served as a platform for us to see what Apple Music will be all about. If you're curious on the progress of this new version of iOS, and its timing for a launch, we've got new rumors on the matter. Sources claim that we should expect iOS 8.4 GM to be seeded to developers today. For those of you not aware, GM, or Gold Master candidate is the term used by Apple to confirm that this is a near ...

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    When Apple announced iOS 9, we were surprised to hear that there will be a consumer preview for the first time in iOS history, and eager users itching to try out the new features got excited. But a few weeks later, we still haven't seen one release to the public just yet — likely because Apple wants to put out a more polished beta for the masses, rather than the buggy developer preview that's currently available. But what about those who just can't wait? Typically with iOS developer previews, you have to be a registered developer to gain access and be able to install the system onto ...

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    The iPad Pro, or whatever its name will be, is a device that has been rumored for the longest time. While there's still nothing official about it, the reports are pouring in, especially after the first beta of iOS 9 -- check out our hands-on here -- and the last time we heard the large slate mentioned was regarding the keyboard included with the latest version of Apple's mobile OS. On that exact vein, as people continue to dissect iOS 9 beta, the code reveals more evidence that the iPad Pro might exist in the near future. The image reveals screen resolutions listed inside the code of iOS ...

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    iOS 9 is far more than the conservative update we were expecting, and that's even more evident with the iPad. Apple's new mobile operating system allows you to take much broader advantage of the screen real estate, something which users have begged for in previous updates. We didn't get to see an iPad Pro at this event though, a product where all this functionality would make much more sense, but today we get more evidence of its existence. Famous iOS developer Steven Troughton-Smith has just published one of his new discoveries. It seems that the iPad's virtual keyboard is capable of ...

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    Apple's WWDC is still a topic to discuss, given the event extends throughout the week, and as more presentations continue, we get to learn more about what Apple is building into its new software platforms. iOS 9 has proven to be a true gem so far, with much cooler hidden features than the ones that were announced at the event. Today we discover a new feature to come, and this could mean big news for iPad users. iOS 9 brings a brand new Cocoa Touch, which for those not familiar is the underlying UI framework used by software programs that run on iOS. This new update reduces the ...

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    The list of features that Apple announced with iOS 9 is quite significant, but there were a ton of hidden features that weren't mentioned. Just yesterday we discussed some of these really neat features in our hands-on of iOS 9, but even then, there were some things left to include. Today we learn that one of the major features of iOS 8 is also getting a really cool update as well. iOS 8 was extremely famous for Continuity. Start a message in one device, finish it in another. Get a phone call on your iPhone, but answer it on the Mac so long as you were on the same Wi-Fi network. iOS 9 seems ...

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    One of the biggest news with the launch of iOS 9 is that Cupertino is offering the update to all devices that can currently run iOS 8. This is is a first for Apple, as the company usually drops a generation of devices with every software update. Those of you rocking an iPhone 4s and cheering over this might not necessarily enjoy everything that'll happen with the update, and here's why. A new tool in iOS 9 allows developers to be selective about which architecture supports the applications they launch. For example, if a developer wants to launch a very powerful game, they could choose to ...

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    Even though rumors claimed that iOS 9 would be a very conservative software update focused on ironing bugs, it's actually far from it. Apple spent a great deal of time showing us what its new mobile operating system could do, and it was definitely necessary given the vast amount of changes. That said, believe it or not there is a lot more to iOS 9 than what was announced at the keynote, and we go hands-on to show you what other things changed. Even though iOS 9 looks almost identical to iOS 8 and iOS 7, Apple has made some significant changes to the user interface. You'll notice more ...

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    What's the best part of these early days of what sure feels like summer? Grilling out in the backyard? Taking trips to the beach with friends? We guess that stuff's pretty dope, but for our money, the hot thing to do right now is checking out some next-gen mobile platforms. Over the last few days, both Google and Apple have released the earliest public-facing editions of their forthcoming mobile releases, as the Android M developer preview and the first iOS 9 beta become available to testers. Apples and oranges they may be, but with both bringing some much-anticipated changes to their ...

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    There's no shortage of reasons to choose one mobile operating system over another, and we could compare platform features or supported apps until the cows come home. But for some users, the choice of platform comes down to a matter of principle, and if you strongly feel that users should be able to run the software of their choice, it's hard to recommend iOS. After all, while Google gives Android users the freedom to install third-party apps without any Play Store oversight, with Apple it's the App Store or nothing – no sideloading (jailbreaking notwithstanding) to speak of. At least, ...

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    It's still going to be a few months before we have any hope of checking out the next iPhone, but even with new hardware still out of reach, Apple could still be dropping a few clues about what to expect, hidden in its software. The developer preview of iOS 9 is now available, following its announcement earlier this week, and devs are understandably tearing through it to see what secrets lurk within. One promising avenue concerns camera support, as Apple appears to be putting the framework in place to support some significant front-facer upgrades. An analysis of iOS 9 code reveals a number ...

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    There were strong reports at some point that claimed that Apple's Steve Jobs made a very strong offer to acquire DropBox, and to which the later refused. The rest is history as Apple eventually decided to build its own iCloud service in a way to cover up the horror stories that MobileMe users experienced. iCloud Drive was the latest push in making the service more like DropBox, and today we see that taking shape. In the past iCloud Drive was a service that existed, but oddly had no product placement in your iOS device's home screen. This is a very odd behavior considering how many apps ...

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    Security has become a big topic over the last couple of years, with many products like the Blackphone gaining popularity over this as an added feature. We could say that Apple played its cards right by making TouchID a thing with the iPhone 5s two years ago, but that doesn't seem to be enough for consumers. Cupertino mentioned some security changes coming to iOS 9, and today we learn of another. Yesterday we heard that iCloud will now support two-step verification for a more secure password control, but that was it when it came to what was mentioned for security. As we install iOS 9 on our ...

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