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iOS 8 Split-Screen Multitasking Feature Confirmed By Beta 1 Code Dump

With Xcode having already alluded to the idea of a larger iPad, these multi-screen capabilities tie in nicely with that particular notion

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iOS 8 Split-Screen Multitasking Feature Confirmed By Beta 1 Code Dump

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iOS 8 Split-Screen Multitasking Feature Confirmed By Beta 1 Code Dump

Apple’s iOS 8 keynote at WWDC last Monday didn’t quite reveal the entire story and since Apple rolled out that first beta we have figuring it out on our own that many less obvious features have been packed inside the new iOS. Split-screen multitasking was one of the rumors prior to WWDC and we thought it failed to materialize as there was no mention but we have found that this feature could well be on its way now.

It was obvious that every single feature wouldn’t be dealt with at the keynote due to the paucity of time and considering that devices such as iPhone 6 and iWatch are yet to be released, we can understand that there was a need to keep things under the wraps for the time being. But even then there were plenty of references to unannounced gadgets and features. The new version of Xcode hints towards a larger iPad the multi screen features have never been made more sense before.

Another feature has been spotted inside iOS 8’s code by an all-round Apple guy Steven Troughton-Smith which is going to allow the SpringBoard to run two apps alongside each other as well as split the display space 50-50. However this feature might only become available in the iPad Air due to the comparative lack of display real estate.

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iOS patent mutes notifications when you exercise


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iOS 8 is expected to include some small nods to health tracking but now it seems Apple is thinking of dynamically turning off notifications when users are exercising.Apple Insider spotted a new patent that explains an iPhone would automatically kick itself into "Do Not Disturb" mode when it detects users are exercising. While the iDevice is in this mode all notifications from text messages, phone calls and emails will be muted to ...
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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 lobby ...
Source: The Business Insider   Full article at: The Business Insider 2 hours 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 ...
Source: Mac Rumors  Full article at: Mac Rumors 3 hours 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 Apple's beta testing site using their Apple ID to gain a redemption code fo ...
Source: TechRadar UK   Full article at: TechRadar UK 5 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 last thing you were doing o ...
Source: AppleSlashdot   Full article at: AppleSlashdot 6 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 Not ...
Source: MacRumors   Full article at: MacRumors 7 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 public version of Yosemi ...
Source: 9to5Mac   Full article at: 9to5Mac 7 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 multipl ...
Source: MacMegasite   Full article at: MacMegasite 9 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 programming language gives it the ability it ...
Source: bidness etc   Full article at: bidness etc 9 hours ago

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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 manufacturers is as ...
Source: MacRumors   Full article at: MacRumors 10 hours ago

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