|WWDC 2014 San Francisco. photo via engadget.com|
What: iOS 8 is announced at that moment at the WWDC 2014 San Francisco. plus Mac OS X Yosemite is announced as followup for OS X Maverics. iOS 8 and Yosemite will integrate more together. The iOS Mac OSX flow…
- Family Share you can share your iBooks with your family.
- iPhoto has enhanced editing tools like auto-staighten en color-correct.
- Siri has Shazam built-in.
- Healthkit is a new framework for developers of health apps that can communicate / integrate with each other. Till now, all health apps were silo apps.
- Widgets! iOS 8 allows 3rd parties to add widgets to other apps. for example add a filter widget to the iPhoto app.
- AirDrop now works within Mac and iOS, wauw (-:
- Spotlight, search contact info and all documents, appointments you have from the contact. Ow, Spotlight is it is a big center search bar
- Calendar and Notification Center have a refreshed look and views.
- iCloud drive, search with Finder app anything you have ever saved. It auto synced like DropBox across all your devices.
- Mail Drop, a new feature and it let you send huge sized emails with up to 5 Gbytes attachements. How it works? the attachment is stored in iCloud and a link to it is added to the newsletter letter.
- Safari browser, is standards-compliant, does not need any plugin to show videos. Safari has a new one-click social media sharing button. And it is the fastest Java script processor.
- If the Mac has no WiFi connection, it will sense and suggests your iPhone’s tethering capability in a popup list on your Mac. Super easy tethering.
- You can invent or receive calls with you Mac or iPhone. A notification will popup asking whether you like to reply the shout.
- Phone number highlighting on a webpage, you can go and signal from your Mac.
- New soft keyboard on iOS 8.
- Quick Type, it suggests how you speak. And it works in iMessage, e mail, whatever. Wow, iOS will teach me how to speak!
- Tap to Talk feature in iMessage, send directly voice messages.
- Group messaging in iMessage is improved, chatroom or thread moderation?! kick participants???
- iPhoto now syncs all your photo’s to any of your devices. All stored in iCloud. Prices for storage space? The first 5GB of iCloud storage for those shots is free, 20GB for a buck a month and 200GB is available for $4.
- TouchID, as a conclusion of that feature, by 85% of users now have a passcode implementation.
- HomeKit home automation? Apple’s been working with “the leaders” in home automation, to come up with a wireless protocol that lets you pair securely, control individual devices, group devices and control your home via Siri. Control your lights, doors, windows, fridge.
Watch the whole WWDC 2014 keynote here
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