A long-standing complaint about iOS is the tight degree of control Apple exercises over what apps are able to do. Those restrictions have been relaxed in iOS 8 to allow apps to extend the system’s capabilities in defined ways. This is especially useful in the iOS version of Safari; using extensions, you can, for example, share a page to new places and perform new actions like translating it between languages. We'll show you how.
iOS 8 is finally here, and with it comes an avalanche of new and updated apps! While we can't list them all here, we've whittle last week's arrivals down to eight of our favorites. Here you'll find veteran apps such as 1Password and TextExpander finally given the freedom to breathe, widgets that make Notification Center more usable, and even a photo app that can now share its filters with Apple's own Photos.
Microsoft has made it clear that its Silverlight browser plugin will be going away in the years to come, which is forcing companies like Netflix who rely on it for desktop streaming to adopt other technologies.
If you want to prove to a friend that we're truly living in the future, look no further than Air Display, an innovative iOS app capable of extending your Mac or Windows desktop using an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch.
Software is the big news these days. Whether it's Apple's long-awaited incredibly popular Mountain Lion or it's apps that work with it or fixes for it. Whatever the case, we love ourselves some software, but there were other stories of interest this week, just take a look and see.
Safari 6.0 is amazing. It's super fast, the new omnibar is clean, and it brings us a ton of great new features like instant sharing and offline reading. But, there are a few features power users of Safari 5.0 might miss. For instance, fonts can't be changed as easily, and users can't readily subscribe to RSS feeds. And, there are a few features Apple has implemented specifically for extension makers. Here are five useful Safari extensions that bring those old features back and make Safari better than ever.
It's Black Friday, and you might be sleeping off your pre-dawn shopping binge and missed the news; but it's also the day after Thanksgiving, so you might have been too busy stuffing cranberry sauce into your chops to keep up; and, last but not least, it's two days after you sat for hours in bumper to bumper holiday traffic, where you couldn't see these hot news stories. Luckily for you, we have a sweet leftover plate of the week's hottest newsflashes and we know you're going to gorge yourself on these awesome Apple stories.