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Check out this list of more than 30 awesome hidden features in iOS 8

Published Jun 3rd, 2014 9:30AM EDT
iOS 8 Features

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We’re still recovering from Apple’s huge WWDC 2014 event on Monday. The company didn’t announce a single new device during its 2+ hour keynote, but it still managed to set Apple fans abuzz as it revealed its latest and greatest software. OS X 10.10 Yosemite will bring Mac users the software’s biggest visual overhaul in years, and a host of great new functionality will come along with the interface tweaks. On the mobile side, iOS 8 addresses a number of pain points that have existed for years on Apple’s mobile devices.

Developers — and any brave non-developers who pay $99 for an iOS developer account — already have access to the first iOS 8 beta, which is definitely rough around the edges but is also packed full of great new functionality. For those who don’t have the new beta installed, there are plenty of resources to help you learn more about Apple’s next-generation iOS software, which will launch to the public this fall.

Among the more interesting posts out there is one from PCMag, which compiled a list of 32 hidden iOS 8 features that Apple didn’t really cover during its big WWDC keynote.

Some of them are more “hidden” than others, but they’re all great undiscussed features that could have a huge impact on usability for many users when iOS 8 launches later this year. Among the most interesting new features are Touch ID to exit from Guided Access, DuckDuckGo support in Safari, Flyover city tours in Maps, Private browsing per tab in Safari and Wi-Fi calling.

For those who want to check out the list in its entirety, it’s linked below in our source section.

From earlier: iOS 8 beta 1 is available for download right now!

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