It's barely been a year since Jony Ive blew up iOS 6 and introduced us to a dynamic new world filled with depth and dimension, but already Apple has taken the wraps off iOS 8, and boy is it a doozy. If iOS 7 laid the foundation, then iOS 8 catapults us directly into the future, adding a ton of features and enhancements. Here are the ones we’re looking forward to most.
Apple CEO Tim Cook introduced the extensive improvements for SDK for iOS and Mac today, calling it "the biggest release since the launch of the App Store." Craig Federighi (whom Cook jokingly called "Superman" in reference to the time he's spent onstage today), took the stage to discuss the features.
Assuming Apple doesn't introduce big changes to its software keyboard with iOS 8 this year, the folks at Fleksy may be our best hope for change now that they've opened the doors to all developers with an SDK.
Now that the floodgates have opened and Google is offering its Chromecast SDK to everyone, how soon will it be before our favorites apps add support? At least two streaming music providers appear to already be in the works.
In case you missed it, Apple has now added a behind-the-scenes video to its 1.24.14 promotional page, which none other than marketing VP Phil Schiller announced in a tweet Monday night. Now Mac fans can get a peek at how Apple managed to distill more than 70 hours of iPhone 5s video footage shot across five continents into a minute-and-a-half-long commercial — and that's not all that made news on Monday, so read on...
If there's any one thing that causes iPhone users to be jealous of their Android-toting friends, it's the distinct lack of variety when it comes to software keyboards -- a challenge that one developer is ready to take on.
There are probably only a handful of apps we truly couldn't live without, and one of them is TextExpander, which saves us countless repetitive keystrokes every day. For users of the iOS version, there's a bit of somber news about the next update.
Yesterday's over-the-air Apple TV update added a number of goodies for owners of the little black box, but for PlexConnect fans, it was nothing but bad news as their favorite loophole got closed up by Cupertino.
So there's a rumor making the rounds that Apple might actually release iOS 7 (and maybe even the new iPhone) on September 10, the date when many expect Cupertino to hold its next media event. As much as we'd love for that to be true, we're just skeptical enough to want to ignore such chatter as the mad ramblings of Apple fanboys -- but it would be an interesting surprise from a company who has been a little light on rabbits in its hat these days. While you ponder that, let's get to the recap!