Posts tagged iOS 8
Apple is planning to soon launch iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite operating systems for its devices. This time it is trying to incorporate mutually compatible features in both operating systems to allow seamless usage. With this new initiative it seemed Apple would launch both operating systems together, but according to sources familiar with 9to5Mac, Apple may stagger their releases. Read More
Apple developers have been provided with fourth beta for iOS 8. iOS 8 Beta 4 brings a number of improvements and bug fixes to the iOS 8 mobile operating system. The new version feels faster and looks more polished. In this beta, location-based recommended Apps will no longer display on the lock screen. Read More
Apple has sent out letters to its developers testing the iOS 8 Beta and OS X 10.10 Yosemite informing them that it will be wiping all CloudKit-based data stores on July 7th. The features which will get affected are iCloud Photo Library, iCloud Drive ad Mail Drop. Read More
During WWDC, Apple executives, while sharing the feature set of iOS 8, quietly mentioned a new Map feature, “Flyover city tours”. It’s not a default feature on iOS 8 betas, but recently developer Pierre Blazquez, using hidden debug menus in the latest iOS 8 beta releases, discovered the feature and teamed up with Mac4Ever to publish a related video of Paris city tour. Read More
With Mac OSX 10.10 ‘Yosemite‘ announced at WWDC earlier this month, and a pre-release build released a few days ago, a new feature is now available. As announced during the unveiling, Yosemite features a ‘Dark Mode.’ This mode changes all the light coloured backgrounds and elements to darker versions for either use at night or in the dark, or simply as a separate theme. Developer Hamza Sood has discovered that it can be activated in the beta version.
Apple TV’s latest beta software available for developers features iCloud Family Sharing. At WWDC keynote Apple executives spoke about iCloud Family Sharing feature. Though the feature is not currently functional, as per WWDC communication it allows family members sharing same credit card to access iTunes, App Store and iBooks purchases. It also allows creating reminders and calendars for the entire family. iCloud Family Sharing will be launched as part of iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite update which is expected this September. The latest beta update for Apple TV also brings support for the updated iCloud photos feature. It is expected to launch for users this September.
Recently 9to5Mac wrote about some of the top hidden features of iOS 8 discovered by their developers which were not stated during the WWDC keynote. Now, a user on YouTube has posted a video of one such hidden feature — time-lapse photography. iTwe4kz shows in his video how the time-lapse mode works in various situations. This feature will allow you to discover the world of time-lapse photography so as to capture stunning visuals. The video demonstration is beautiful and we anticipate the presence of this feature in iOS 8 during its public release in September this year. Read More
App developer, Hamza Sood, sent tweets on June 5th about hidden iOS 8 settings he discovered that would allow the customization of the Control Center. These settings included toggle switches for adding and removing, and even reordering the Apps and shortcuts in the Control Center. There are also codes for Screen Lock extensions and Record Screen buttons. The screenshots in the tweets could not be verified as true, but he also revealed hidden settings in iOS 7 last year. These settings included codes for fingerprint analysis, gestures, multitasking, etc. Not all of those hidden settings made it in the iOS 7 actual release though. Read More