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Improved Siri, Photos and Maps make their way into iOS 8

Apple has improved Siri, Maps and Photos on iOS 8

Jun 2 2014, 4:48pm CDT | by

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Improved Siri, Photos and Maps make their way into iOS 8

When Apple introduced Maps for the first time they faced huge criticism from the users, as Google Maps were much better and useful but Apple has come a long way today. On iOS 8 Apple has promised better maps for China. Talking about Siri, it has been improved too. Now instead of holding down the Home button you can just say " Hey Siri" and it will respond to your commands.

Siri is smarter now as it can now listen to your song and recognise it, thanks to Shazam integration and you can now download the same song directly from Siri search result. Siri now recognises 22 new dictation languages.

Coming to the Photos app, Apple has greatly improved the app with new features. You can now edit your photos and it will be saved across all your iOS devices via Smart Editing feature. It is now actually a unified photo library where you can access all your photos on every iOS device of yours. All the photos and videos are now stored on iCloud in full resolution and you get 5GB of free cloud storage.

 

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

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

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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 programming language gives it the ability it to add, modify and remove any function. Another ma ...
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Swatch Denies Report it is Working With Apple on iWatch Wearable

Source: MacRumors

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Swiss watchmaker Swatch Group today denied a recent report that it was working with Apple to develop a smartwatch product, reports Reuters. VentureBeat first reported this joint venture, citing an unnamed source with knowledge of Apple's plans. A spokeswoman for Swatch told Reuters that the Apple rumor was "unfounded," adding that Swatch's only relationship with mobile phone manufacture ...
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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 co ...
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Apple Launching 5.5-Inch iPhone 6 After 4.7-Inch Version to Avoid Competition Between Two Models

Source: MacRumors

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Apple will launch the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 several months after the 4.7-inch version to avoid competition between the two models, according to a new report from DigiTimes citing supply chain sources. The different timetables have been set as Apple does not want to repeat the mistake it made in 2013 when it launched the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c simultaneously, said the sources. Prior rumors have pointed out that production issues with the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 would cause Apple to delay its release a ...
Source: MacRumors   Full article at: MacRumors 8 hours ago
 

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Report claims Swatch and Timex partnering up on iWatch, but don’t count on it

Source: 9to5Mac

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Swatch’s design style clearly reflects Apple’s clean, uncluttered aesthetic A new rumor that popped up today from VentureBeat claims that Apple is working with Swatch and Timex to create different styles of its upcoming iWatch. The rumor puts Apple’s wearable plans in-line with Google’s: the Mountain View company makes the Android Wear software that powers hardware from a variety of vendors. While it’s tr ...
Source: 9to5Mac   Full article at: 9to5Mac 16 hours ago, 6:53pm CDT
 

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Fleksy keyboard brings new tricks to Android as it prepares for iOS 8′s arrival

Source: BGR

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Fleksy, a popular Android keyboard app that’s going to also be available on iOS 8 devices this year, on Wednesday released a new update in the Google Play Store that brings various new features including a major redesign, premium themes and emoji, and 17 new languages that had only been available in the beta. C ...
Source: BGR   Full article at: BGR 17 hours ago, 5:30pm CDT
 

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Mark Your Calendars: iPhone 6 to launch in mid-September with iOS 8

Source: Digital Trends

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Sources say that Apple will launch the iPhone 6 in mid-September. It's unknown if both the 4.7 and 5.5-inch models will launch during the event. Meanwhile, iOS 8 appears to be on track for its launch alongside the iPhone. The post Mark Your Calendars: iPhone 6 to launch in mid-September with iOS 8 appeared first on Digi ...
Source: Digital Trends   Full article at: Digital Trends 18 hours ago, 4:54pm CDT
 

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Apple in Talks With Credit Card Companies Over Payment Solution, Could Launch Mobile 'Wallet' This Fall

Source: Mac Rumors

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Apple's talks with companies in the payment industry have been heating up in recent months, according to a new report from The Information. Apple executives have discussed launching a mobile payment solution as soon as this fall, allowing users to pay for physical goods with their iPhones. Apple is currently speaking with credit card company Visa over a possible partnership, a move that would bypass third-party payment processors resu ...
Source: Mac Rumors  Full article at: Mac Rumors 18 hours ago, 4:24pm CDT
 

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Comprehensive List of Apps Compatible With iOS 8 Beta 4 [iOS Blog]

Source: MacRumors

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Our forum members are building a comprehensive list of all the apps that function in iOS 8 beta 4, which may be helpful for users who have installed the beta or who plan to install it. The list also includes apps that are known to be broken and apps that work but have specific issues. Notable apps that fully work with the beta include 1Password, Dropbox, Deliveries, Google Chrome, Instagram, Pandora, Rdio, Tweetbot 3, and Vine. Other apps, like Facebook and Snapchat work as well, bu ...
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