iOS 8

  • Nine Alternative Keyboards For iOS 8

    Apple’s new mobile world order, iOS 8, ushers in support for third party system wide keyboards for the very first time. We’ve rounded up a selection of alternative keyboard contenders — some with storied histories already on the Android platform, others hoping for a big break on iOS… Read More

  • Apple Adds Bundles And Previews To Give App Developers More Ways To Reach An Audience

    Apple Adds Bundles And Previews To Give App Developers More Ways To Reach An Audience

    The App Store has often been criticized for limiting discoverability, but Apple has armed developers with new promotional tools with the release of iOS 8 that should help them get their stuff in front of more potential customers. App Previews are short videos that devs can use to show their software in action, which occupy the first slot in the screenshot section of an app description, and… Read More

  • Minuum’s iOS 8 Keyboard Lets You See A Lot More Screen As You Type

    Minuum’s iOS 8 Keyboard Lets You See A Lot More Screen As You Type

    Apple’s new relaxation of the ban on third-party keyboards means there’s now a plethora in the store, but a couple stand out. I wrote about Fleksy earlier, but Toronto startup Minuum has also launched an iOS 8 keyboard extension, and their approach is unique. The team’s goal was to engineer a usable, one-line keyboard, and that’s what they’ve delivered on iOS… Read More

  • Apple iPad And OS X Event Tipped For October

    Apple iPad And OS X Event Tipped For October

    Apple has just had a splashy September launch event for the iPhone 6, but it is also gearing up for an October event to showcase new iPad and Mac hardware, plus OS X Yosemite. Bloomberg is reporting a “mid-October” launch event timeframe, and AppleInsider echoes those claims, while Daily Dot’s Michah Singleton says that October 21 will be the specific day. We’ve also… Read More

  • iOS 8 Now Available, But Plan To Be Patient

    iOS 8 Now Available, But Plan To Be Patient

    Apple’s iOS 8 mobile operating system is now rolling out to devices eligible for the update. It’s available both over-the-air, and by plugging your device into iTunes for a wired update, but don’t panic if you can’t see it right away, or if you’re having trouble actually downloading the software: Apple typically stages the rollout of big updates like this one to… Read More

  • Box Goes iOS 8, Adds Support For App Extensions

    Box Goes iOS 8, Adds Support For App Extensions

    Happy iOS 8 day, everyone. If you were hoping for any other sort of news, surrender. This is all you get today. Box, the enterprise-facing cloud file storage and management company, today relaunched its iOS app with support for both iOS 8, and a key feature of that new operating system: App Extensions. App Extensions allow applications to swap and share data between themselves, meaning that… Read More

  • Fleksy’s iOS 8 Keyboard Offers Plenty Of Customization And Solid Predictions

    Fleksy’s iOS 8 Keyboard Offers Plenty Of Customization And Solid Predictions

    Apple’s iOS 8 operating system unlocks a key system component, providing access to the software keyboard slot to third-party developers. That’s going to mean a lot of new keyboard apps popping up in the coming days, weeks and months, but some of the top players in the space are already on board. Fleksy, for instance, launched today along with iOS 8, and I got the chance to test it… Read More

  • iPhone 6 Plus Review: The First Truly Well-Designed Big Smartphone

    iPhone 6 Plus Review: The First Truly Well-Designed Big Smartphone

    Apple is launching not one, but two premium smartphones today, and the iPhone 6 Plus is the one many probably were skeptical even existed just a few short months ago. With a screen size measuring 5.5-inches across the diagonal, it’s well into the territory labeled “phablet” on the ancient sea charts of mariners who’ve braved the Android waters. However… Read More

  • iOS 8 Review: Refinements And Relaxed Limitations Add Up For A Better Experience

    iOS 8 Review: Refinements And Relaxed Limitations Add Up For A Better Experience

    Apple’s iOS 8 is arriving tomorrow, and while it isn’t as overtly dramatic a change as iOS 7 was last year, it’s still a big update with lots of new features and tweaks. Using it on the new iPhone 6 hardware revealed lots to love in the new mobile OS from Apple, some easing of restrictions that could lead to big advantages for third-party apps, and a lot of potential to… Read More

  • iPhone 6 Review: Meet The New Best Smartphone

    iPhone 6 Review: Meet The New Best Smartphone

    Apple has two new iPhones debuting today, including the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 is the heir apparent to the flagship line of Apple smartphones, as it comes in at the same price point as the iPhone 5s, but Apple has done something new this year by introducing a premium priced iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 is still plenty premium, however, and its 4.7-inch screen is likely going to be a better fit… Read More