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Eight key features of iOS 8

Apple fans holding out hope they'd see the company's next great gadget on Monday were disappointed. At the keynote address for the company's annual Worldwide Developers Conference, software was king.<p>For owners of the 800 million iPhones, iPads and iPods that run the company's iOS operating system, …

The Winners and Losers at Apple's WWDC Keynote

Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.<p>With 200 million iPads and 500 million iPhones sold to date, Apple can cause some serious waves when it throws its weight around. Here’s a look at who should be cheering after today’s keynote address at the Worldwide Developers Conference — and who …

Watch Dr. Dre Get Awkwardly Introduced as a New Apple Employee

Being worth nearly $1 billion and having one of the highest-profile jobs in the music industry doesn’t make you exempt from that awkward first day of …

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A Visual Breakdown Of Apple’s New iOS 8

What’s new in iOS 8? Well, a lot of things.<p>At its June 2 World Wide Developers Conference keynote in San Francisco, Apple announced the latest iteration of its mobile operating system, iOS 8, which will be available for download this fall. The new release combines refined design elements with a …

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Apple Echoes Dropbox, WhatsApp, Others With Raft Of New Software Features

<i>“Picasso had a saying — ‘good artists copy; great artists steal’ — and we have always been shameless about stealing great ideas.” ~ Steve Jobs</i><p>Apple announced a flood of new features for its software platforms for Macs and iPhones, many of which might feel familiar to users of apps like Dropbox, …

Apple Sinks After WWDC Lacks New 'iWatch'

For Apple, the reality of new product releases rarely matches the hype.<p>While rumors swirled for months about smart watches, smart TVs, and other new hardware products, Apple revealed only software upgrades on Monday at its 2014 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). Impressive software updates …

Everything Apple Announced at WWDC 2014

It’s a wrap! Here’s a handy recap of all the announcements Apple made at its Worldwide Developers Conference this year.<p>OS X Yosemite<p>Apple announced its latest version OS X Yosemite (OS X 10.10) which features the flat design first unveiled with iOS 7 last fall. Also new: a Dark Mode that changes …

WWDC 2014: five key points from Apple's address

Well, another Apple keynote has come and gone. In the absence of any big hardware announcements, chief executive Tim Cook's biggest news on Monday was iOS 8, due in the autumn. Here are five other key takeaways from Cook's keynote address at the company's Worldwide Developer conference.<p>New 'health …

WWDC Keynote Shows Apple Means Business

Apple’s WWDC keynote had a message for cloud service providers. Apple knows it has the devices inside the enterprise, whether iPhone, iPad and even Macs, and it wants more than just the hardware business. It wants everything. And it’s coming for you.<p>That’s right, Apple wants to capture the cloud …

Metal, meet Apple TV: Why iOS 8 seems destined for console gaming

"Apple's Metal technology in iOS 8 introduces a whole new level of performance that is unmatched in mobile today. With the ability to maximize game performance on the A7, we can deliver a console-level experience on an iPhone or iPad." <i>-EA's prepared statement regarding Metal at WWDC.</i><p>Watching …

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WWDC 2014: 8 hidden gems in Apple's iOS 8

Apple unveiled iOS 8 on Monday at its Worldwide Developers Conference, but the company only scratched the surface of the hundreds of changes coming to its iPhone and iPad operating system.<p>There were several highlights at Apple's keynote event, but there are even more hidden gems that the tech giant …

Why You Should Be Excited For Extensions In iOS 8

Apple is routinely criticized for its closed operating systems — particularly iOS, hence all the jailbreaking— but at its WWDC keynote Monday, Apple began liberating iOS with a new mobile model that borrows the best of open ecosystems with Apple's notoriously tight security.<p>Call it a war on …

A Closer Look at 'Handoff' and Other New iOS 8/Yosemite 'Continuity' Features

During yesterday's WWDC keynote, Apple launched several new "Continuity" features to improve the cross-platform integration of iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite. One of the new abilities designed to allow better transitions from iOS devices to Macs is Handoff, which allows users to start a task on one device …

iOS 8 WebKit changes finally allow all apps to have the same performance as Safari

When iOS 7 launched, developers discovered that their apps with built-in web browsers were unable to achieve the same level of JavaScript performance as the stock Safari app. This was because Apple restricted use of its improved Nitro JavaScript engine to its own app, leaving third-parties with a …