iOS 8 Siri Shazam Integration

iOS 8’s Siri will help you identify any song you hear

By on April 17, 2014 at 12:40 PM.

iOS 8’s Siri will help you identify any song you hear

Apple will integrate Shazam song discovery features in its upcoming iOS 8 mobile operating system, Bloomberg reports, in an attempt to further increase iTunes music sales. Shazam integration will be built within iOS 8 in a similar manner to Twitter integration, the publication says, which means iPhone and iPad owners won’t have to download a separate app to enable it. More →

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iPhone 6 iOS 8 Home Screen

Does this leaked image show iOS 8 on the iPhone 6?

By on April 9, 2014 at 2:01 PM.

Does this leaked image show iOS 8 on the iPhone 6?

An screenshot that supposedly shows iOS 8 running on an iPhone 6 has been posted on Weibo, seemingly revealing what Apple’s upcoming new iOS build will look like on a bigger display. While the image is yet to be confirmed, it suggests the home screen will have a five by seven icon arrangement, including the five-app dock row, compared to the four by six grid on current 4-inch iPhones. Furthermore, the image has a rather strange resolution of 1,600 x 966 pixels that doesn’t really resonate with other screen resolutions Apple uses on existing iPhone and iPad models. More →

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iOS 8 Leak

New leak reveals everything there is to know about Apple’s most important new iOS 8 app

By on March 17, 2014 at 10:09 AM.

New leak reveals everything there is to know about Apple’s most important new iOS 8 app

A new report has detailed just about everything there is to know about the most important new app coming to iOS 8. Apple’s plans for iOS 8 won’t be official until sometime this summer when the new mobile operating system is unveiling at the annual WWDC conference in San Francisco, but 9to5Mac has issued a series of reports over the past week that have shed light on several key details. The leaks continued to flow on Monday morning as the site issued a report on Healthbook, the brand new app Apple will introduce in iOS 8 that will likely be the star of the show this year. More →

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iOS 8 Leaked New Features

More key iOS 8 details emerge: Changes to Notification Center and Messages

By on March 14, 2014 at 9:20 AM.

More key iOS 8 details emerge: Changes to Notification Center and Messages

9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman has been on a roll all week with leaked information on iOS 8 and he continues on Friday by giving us some more details on changes being considered for the Notification Center and Messages. According to Gurman’s sources, Apple is considering greatly simplifying the Notification Center in iOS 8 by adding all your missed notifications in with the general pile of notifications. In this way, instead of having three columns in the Notification Center for today’s notifications, missed notifications and all notifications, you’ll only have two for “Today” and “All.” More →

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iOS 8 Screenshots

These are the first leaked screenshots of iOS 8

By on March 13, 2014 at 11:24 AM.

These are the first leaked screenshots of iOS 8

We have been hearing plenty about Apple’s upcoming iOS 8 software this week, and the hits keep on coming. Thursday morning brought news of iCloud enhancements and new Preview and TextEdit apps, and the news closely followed the revelation that Apple’s Maps app and iTunes Radio service are going to see some big changes as well. Now, screenshots showing iOS 8 running on an iPhone have leaked for the first time. More →

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iOS 8 Details

Steady flow of iOS 8 leaks continues with details on several new apps

By on March 13, 2014 at 9:14 AM.

Steady flow of iOS 8 leaks continues with details on several new apps

Apple’s new iOS 7.1 software isn’t even a week old but we have already seen a flurry of new information surrounding iOS 8 leak. Apple has plenty in store for us later this year when it debuts the next-generation of its mobile software, and so far we know additions will include big improvements to the company’s mobile mapping solution and a potential revamp of iTunes Radio. Now, 9to5Mac has revealed additional new plans for Apple’s upcoming iOS 8 software. More →

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iOS 8 Details

More iOS 8 details revealed: Big iTunes Radio changes could be coming

By on March 12, 2014 at 9:30 AM.

More iOS 8 details revealed: Big iTunes Radio changes could be coming

Following preliminary details surrounding iOS 8 that began trickling out last month, a steady flow of information seems to be coming now. On Tuesday we saw some new iOS 8 details leak surrounding big improvements coming to Apple’s Maps app — improvements that are much needed, since it’s still pretty terrible — and now 9to5Mac is back with some additional information about Apple’s big mobile software update that will likely debut this summer. More →

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iOS Details

Early iOS 8 details emerge – big improvements coming

By on March 11, 2014 at 9:44 AM.

Early iOS 8 details emerge – big improvements coming

Apple just released iOS 7.1 to the public on Monday but now it’s time to move on. We first saw details surrounding Apple’s upcoming iOS 8 update begin to trickle out last month, including the uncovering of a new Healthbook app that will see Apple’s mobile platform join the recent rush of fitness-related apps and features that are pouring into smartphones. Now, 9to5Mac is back with a report covering more new features set to arrive in Apple’s iOS 8 update later this year. More →

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iOS 8, iWatch Siri Features

More intelligent Siri to gain Google Now capabilities, offer advanced iWatch features

By on March 5, 2014 at 11:55 AM.

More intelligent Siri to gain Google Now capabilities, offer advanced iWatch features

Apple is apparently interested in further developing its voice-based virtual assistant Siri to offer users more advanced features, possibly akin to Google’s Google Now functionality. This, of course, could prove to be extremely useful on devices whose screens aren’t that big, a new The Information report seems to indicate. More →

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iOS 7.1 Jailbreak

The end of the jailbreak era

By on March 5, 2014 at 11:25 AM.

The end of the jailbreak era

Is the popular practice of jailbreaking iPhones, iPads and iPod touch devices about to go the way of the dinosaur? According to one industry watcher, that is indeed the case. As the most enthusiastic of iPhone and iPad owners will have undoubtedly noticed in the recent past, the frequency with which new iOS builds are jailbroken has slowed dramatically. Newer devices including the iPad Air and iPhone 5s and new software builds such as iOS 7 have sometimes taken several months to jailbreak, leaving users with the difficult decision of using older software builds in order to maintain a jailbreak, or ditching their jailbreak completely in order to update their devices.

The launch of iOS 7 was particularly painful, considering its bold new design that left iOS 6 looking old and stale. More →

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iOS 8 Concept Control Center

Video: Cool iOS 8 concept shows off a great feature we might never see

By on February 21, 2014 at 12:55 PM.

Video: Cool iOS 8 concept shows off a great feature we might never see

Apple’s vision of multitasking is a little less refined than many users would have hoped, something Samsung has harped on in its latest attack ad. Bill Labus has a simple solution: combine the multitasking view with the newly implemented Control Center. This iOS 8 concept design would eliminate the need for double tapping the Home button to quickly navigate to or close active applications. Mission Control, as Labus calls it, “allows the multitasking app views to be tied directly to the gesture,” simplifying the process and avoiding unnecessary passive animations. It would also pare down the abundance of features in the Control Center, many of which Labus rarely finds himself using. Check out a short clip of Mission Control in action below.
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iWatch Concept iOS 8 Software Features

Video: iWatch concept proposes some awesome advanced iOS 8 features

By on February 19, 2014 at 11:35 AM.

Video: iWatch concept proposes some awesome advanced iOS 8 features

A new iWatch concept video posted on YouTube tries to imagine what Apple’s smartwatch will look and feel like, proposing some advanced iOS 8 features for the device. Fuse Chicken’s concept shows a device that looks like a smart band rather than a traditional watch, featuring an elongated, curved screen that’s able to display various information, according to the apps used. More →

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