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iMessages get Whatsapp-like features on iOS 8

iMessages on iOS 8 has also been updated with some new features resembling whatsapp.

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iMessages get Whatsapp-like features on iOS 8

iMessages on iOS8 now lets you send audio and video messages to individual or group messages. You can now add or remove people from group chat just like you do on whatsapp. Apple has also added "Do not disturb" feature through which you can turn off the notifications in the group chat.

iMessages also features location sharing service in group chat, you can control your location sharing by time and even turn off the location sharing. One of the interesting features of iMessages is that you can now respond to iMessages notifications directly from lock screen.

When you get an audio message you can just bring the phone near your ear and it will automatically play the message, similarly you can send the audio message this way. There are self-destructive messages too like Snapchat so Apple is trying to bring all the best features of different social apps in one package.


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This Is Where The Tech Giants Are Spending Their Money In DC

Source: The Business Insider

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Google, Apple, and all the other tech giants have a vested interest in many of the decisions coming out of Washington, DC. Whether it's how immigration policy will affect the pool of talent HR can pick from, or laws on data and privacy, the rulings coming out of the Capitol can have a huge impact on the tech world. And so it shouldn't come as much of a surprise that these companies are spending lots of money on lobbying efforts. According to Consumer Watchdog,  ...
Source: The Business Insider   Full article at: The Business Insider 15 minutes ago


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Apple Maintains Tablet Market Share Lead Despite iPad Sales Drop

Source: Mac Rumors

Apple's recent earnings call revealed that iPad sales continue to decline, with the company shipping only 13.3 million iPads during the third fiscal quarter of 2014 (second calendar quarter), compared to 14.6 million in the year-ago quarter. Despite the sales drop, Apple continues to be the world's leading tablet vendor, with a total 26.9 percent of the market, according to new numbers from research firm IDC. Samsung retains its number ...
Source: Mac Rumors  Full article at: Mac Rumors 28 minutes ago

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Mac OS X Yosemite Beta available to download for first million volunteers

Source: TechRadar UK

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Apple has, as promised, opened up a pre-release version of its forthcoming Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite software to Mac users who signed up to beta test the operating system.Just yesterday the firm encouraged those outside the developer community to sign up for the public tests, with the first million sign-ups gaining access ahead of the expected October roll out.Now, the successful applicants who registered can log into App ...
Source: TechRadar UK   Full article at: TechRadar UK 2 hours ago

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Mac OS X Yosemite Beta Opens

Source: AppleSlashdot

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New submitter David Hames (3763525) writes Would you like to test drive the newest release of the Macintosh operating system? Apple is opening up the beta for Mac OS X Yosemite starting Thursday to the first million people who sign up. Beta users won't be able to access such promised Yosemite features such as the ability to make or receive your iPhone calls or text messages on your Mac, turn on your iPhone hotspot feature from your Mac, or "Handoff" the ...
Source: AppleSlashdot   Full article at: AppleSlashdot 3 hours ago

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OS X Yosemite Public Beta Now Available via Mac App Store Redemption Codes

Source: MacRumors

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In line with yesterday's announcement, Apple today made available a pre-release version of OS X Yosemite to consumers who signed up for the company's OS X public beta program. Public beta program members are receiving promo codes via email that allow them to download Yosemite from the Mac App Store for free. Early reviews of the pre-release build are favorable, with several reviewers noting improvements in Safari, Messaging and N ...
Source: MacRumors   Full article at: MacRumors 4 hours ago

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Apple releases OS X Yosemite Public Beta

Source: 9to5Mac

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Apple has started sending out OS X Yosemite builds for Beta Program, as announced yesterday. The build is being sent out to a million Beta Program members. Participants can get a redemption code from the site, to redeem in the Mac App Store. Apple has said that Apple will not update the Beta Program Yosemite builds as often as the developer seeds (which come out every two weeks, usually), but participants will be able to upgrade to the final pu ...
Source: 9to5Mac   Full article at: 9to5Mac 4 hours ago

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Dance Party takes gaming on Apple TV to a whole new level

Source: MacMegasite

Pune, India – Rolocule Games today announced that Dance Party is now available to download for free on iPhone and iPod touch from the Apple App Store worldwide. Dance Party is powered by rolomotion™ – The Edison Award winning motion-tracking technology for smartphones that allows users to play mobile games using natural motion gestures on bigger screens like HD TV, Mac or PC using AirPlay Mirroring. Dance Party is a multiplayer rhythm game where users mimic the moveme ...
Source: MacMegasite   Full article at: MacMegasite 6 hours ago

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Apple’s Swift Programming Language Paves New Path For iOS Ecosystem

Source: bidness etc

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In a recent World Wide Developer Conference attended by over 20 million people, Chief Executive of Apple Inc.(AAPL) Tim Cook introduced Apple’s new programming language Swift for app development on iOS and OS X. He also introduced iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, the new operating systems for iPhone 8 and Mac respectively. After using Objective-C language for the last 30 years, Apple’s switch to the new progr ...
Source: bidness etc   Full article at: bidness etc 6 hours ago

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Swatch Denies Report it is Working With Apple on iWatch Wearable

Source: MacRumors

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Source: MacRumors   Full article at: MacRumors 8 hours ago

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REPORT: Apple May Release Its Two Large iPhones One At A Time ‘To Avoid Competition’ (AAPL)

Source: The Business Insider

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Apple is expected to launch two larger iPhone models this fall with 4.7- and 5.5-inch displays, but Taiwan-based DigiTimes says the two iPhones have “different timetables … as Apple does not want to repeat the mistake it made in 2013 when it launched the iPhone 5S and 5C simultaneously.” As 9to5Mac’s Ben Lovejoy points out, this rumor is coming from a supply chain, and those companies are only aware of specific component orders, and little else. They wouldn’t know if Apple ...
Source: The Business Insider   Full article at: The Business Insider 8 hours ago

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