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iOS 8: Hide and Unhide Images in Photos App

There may be times when you want to hand your iPhone to someone to let them scan through some photos. But perhaps there's a photo mixed in that you …

Best custom keyboards for iOS 8: Customize how you communicate!

If you're running iOS 8 or later on your iPhone or iPad, you can install custom third-party keyboards from the App Store. Whether you want to swipe …

Swap your iOS 8 keyboard for these apps

With iOS 8, you can use a different keyboard than the default. Check out these third-party alternatives with CNET's Sarah Mitroff.

30 tips every new iOS 8 user should know

MyFitnessPal Adds HealthKit Support, Bringing Its Data to iOS 8’s Health App – MacStories

Popular food tracker and calorie counter MyFitnessPal, available for free on the iPhone, iPad, web, and other platforms, has today introduced an update for iOS 8 users that adds support for Apple’s new Health app. I’ve been testing the updated MyFitnessPal, and I believe that Health integration has …

iOS 8 Family Sharing Explained: Share Purchases Between Family Members & Much More – MacStories

Over the past few years it has been possible, but never easy, to have a family with iOS devices where everyone could share purchases but keep their own accounts for other purposes. Thankfully, Apple has recognised this pain point and introduced Family Sharing in iOS 8 which not only streamlines the …

iOS 8: Tips, Tricks, and Details – MacStories

iOS 8 is, by any measure, a big update. A lot of it is refinement to last year's drastic design overhaul, but there are also a lot of notable new features. Sitting amongst those refinements and big new features are little nuggets of delight in which Apple has designed or implemented something …

Evernote Brings Widget, Share Extension to iOS 8 – MacStories

I save everything into Evernote. While I’m almost religious about plain text and Markdown for my articles, anything else goes into Evernote: PDFs, screenshots, photos with GPS information, my shared shopping list, and any other note that has a visual component (such as formatting or hyperlinks).<p>I …

iOS 8 Messages: Our Review – MacStories

Messages for iOS 8 is a feature packed update to what Apple claims is “the most-used app on iOS”. More than simple features, however, Messages for iOS 8 represents a fundamental change in the way Apple wants us to view interacting with friends through our devices. From voice messages to quick …

Apps

1Password 5 for iOS 8 Review – MacStories

There are certain things in life that are resilient to change or that are bound to stay the same forever – February 29th happens every four years and some people believe the moon landing was staged. For me, one of those immutable facts used to be that 1Password for iOS couldn’t be as powerful as …

iOS 8 Changed How I Work on My iPhone and iPad – MacStories

When I reviewed iOS 7 last year, I took a different approach and tried to consider Apple's redesigned OS from the perspective of someone who uses iPhones and iPads for work and personal tasks on a daily basis. I noted that a new structure enabled developers to make more powerful apps, and I …

Apps

iOS 8 Photo Editing Extensions: Camera+ 6.0 and Fragment – MacStories

In addition to action and share extensions, document providers, custom keyboards, and Today widgets, iOS 8 is bringing support for photo editing extensions. I didn’t have a chance to test this type of extensions over the summer due to a lack of compatible betas, but I’ve been using updated versions …

Linky Adds a More Powerful Share Sheet to iOS 8 – MacStories

Developed by Pragmatic Code, Linky is a handy Universal app to share links on Twitter and Facebook. I first reviewed the app when it came out in 2011 as Tweet It; today’s version has been updated to take advantage of iOS 8 with a share extension that’s become one of my most used tools on the iPhone …

Transmit for iOS 8 Review – MacStories

Since I got serious about trying to get work done on an iPhone and iPad in mid–2012, I’ve constantly come across a roadblock that required me to set up complex workflows and scripts: uploading images to my server. Transmit for iOS 8, released by Panic today on the App Store, provides a solution to …

My Favorite iOS 8 Keyboards So Far – MacStories

Earlier today, I shared my thoughts on custom keyboards in iOS 8 and how I’ve struggled to use a custom keyboard as my primary input method on the iPhone and iPad.<p>I wrote:<p>All these limitations can be easily overcome by setting preferences in each custom keyboard and accepting the fact that iOS will …

Pinner 3 Brings Pinboard Bookmarking to iOS 8 – MacStories

Developed by Sam Oakley, Pinner is a great example of the reinvention that iOS 8 is bringing to third-party apps.<p>Pinner is a Pinboard client that’s been around since early 2013 on both the iPhone and iPad and one of the many apps that were released when the Pinboard client market started taking off …

iOS 8 Document Pickers, Providers, and Dropbox – MacStories

In yesterday’s coverage of iOS 8 for my daily workflow and Transmit, I mentioned that I hadn’t had much time to test document pickers and provider extensions in iOS 8 and that I couldn’t grasp the full potential of Apple’s document management changes in practice. While that still holds true today, …

Looking at Accessibility in iOS 8 – MacStories

Soon after WWDC ended in June, I wrote a piece for <i>MacStories</i> in which I briefly summarized all the new features Apple added to Accessibility in iOS 8. Since then, I’ve spent a lot of time with the iOS 8 beta builds over the summer, and have found several features and little touches – even some …

Visual Design

An iOS 8 Custom Keyboard Tip – MacStories

You’re probably trying several iOS 8 custom keyboards today. Since yesterday’s launch of iOS 8, custom keyboards have proven to be one of the most popular new features with high rankings in the Top Charts and SwiftKey reporting over 1 million downloads in less than 24 hours.<p>If you’re like me, …

Twitter for iPhone Gets Redesigned Profiles, Interactive Notifications on iOS 8 – MacStories

In an update released today, Twitter has introduced redesigned profiles in its iPhone app as well as interactive notifications for users on iOS 8.<p>Profiles have been refreshed with a focus on bio and on making it easier to switch between tweets, photos, and favorites. The change is interesting, as …

iOS 8 Extensions and Widgets I’m Trying This Weekend – MacStories

A lot of new and updated apps have landed on the App Store since the launch of iOS 8 earlier this week. While we tried to be as prepared as possible by covering notable releases here at MacStories, we couldn’t possibly hope to always have articles for every single new app we like. Therefore, I’ve …

Apps

New Photos Confirm iPhone 6 NFC Chip From NXP

- Aug 29, 2014<p>Numerous rumors and reports have been swirling about recently that Apple’s upcoming iPhone 6 will include a near field communications …

4.7-Inch iPhone 6 Logic Board Equipped With Qualcomm's MDM9625 LTE Modem

Amid all of the leaks today based on photos and videos from luxury modified iPhone vendor Feld & Volk [Instagram page], one additional point worth mentioning is the device's LTE modem. While photos posted to reveal the existence of an NFC chip from NXP has seen identifying marks on many of the …

It’s alive! iPhone 6 hacked together using sourced parts

Remember that bootleg iPhone running Android? It was a complete hack job, void of anything officially Apple. It may have looked the part, but it …

Leaked iPhone 6 pics give best look yet at device

Here we go again: iPhone 6 leaks. This time is like most other times we’ve talked iPhone 6, with the rear shell and front glass being shown off. The …

Mobile Technology

iPhone 6: Reviews, Details and Bending Problems

Design<p>Measuring in at 4.7 and 5.5-inches, the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus dwarf earlier iPhone models, but at the same time, the two phones became Apple's thinnest yet, measuring in at <b>6.9 and 7.1mm</b>, respectively. For comparison's sake, the iPhone 5s was 7.6mm thick.<p>According to Apple, the …

Latest close-up photos of space gray iPhone 6 vs. iPhone 5 (Gallery)

We’ve seen hundreds of iPhone 6-related part leaks, rumors, and claims, and of course lots of comparison photos. Below, via Yaya888 and Gizmobic, we have the latest. These shots compare the iPhone 5 to the space gray 4.7-inch physical iPhone 6 model. The new phone is expected to be introduced on …

Which of these iPhone 6 designs will Apple unveil September 9?

At this point, thanks to myriad leaked parts, we have a pretty good idea what the iPhone 6 will look like. One question some of us still have, though, is what the antenna panes of the rear shells we’ve been seeing so far will actually look like.<p>On the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s, the cellular antenna …

The 5.5-inch iPhone 6 could have a Super Retina 461 PPI display

With the iPhone 6 set to come in two separate display sizes — a 4.7-inch model, and a 5.5-model — Apple needs to increase the iPhone’s resolution to keep up. But what will the new resolutions be? Up until now, Apple has stuck with 326 pixels-per-inch for all Retina iPhones, but will larger iPhones …

Photo of Possible 5.5-Inch iPhone 6 Rear Shell Surfaces

While we've seen dozens of part leaks for the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, parts for the rumored 5.5-inch version of the device have thus far been scarce, possibly due to the fact that the larger iPhone 6 is said to have entered production later than the 4.7-inch iPhone 6.<p>Photos depicting what might be the …