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Family Share for iOS 8: iTunes sharing & kid purchase permission

Family Share for iOS 8: iTunes sharing & kid purchase permission

Kids accidentally racking up hundreds of dollars of iTunes and App Store purchases may be a thing of the past with iOS 8, with Apple adding Family Share to better interlink accounts of parents and children. Family Share for iOS 8 allows a group of people set as a family to share their apps and media bought from the App Store and iTunes across all of their devices, while the security to prevent unauthorized purchases has been boosted, too.

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iOS 8 Keyboard adds contextual autocorrect

iOS 8 Keyboard adds contextual autocorrect

Apple's new keyboard for iPhone and iPad has been previewed, with the iOS 8 'board making intelligent suggestions for autocomplete. The new layout keeps track of who you're writing to and the sort of language style you generally use with them, switching between dictionaries according to how professional or familiar you are.

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iOS 8 official at WWDC with expanded developer experience

iOS 8 official at WWDC with expanded developer experience

Apple has made clear that they’re intending on taking the iPhone and the iPad out a new door this week with a release of iOS 8 that will change the developer experience. Apple CEO Tim Cook suggested that "iOS 8 is a giant release and is really two stories, not one. It has great end user features, but it also has dev features."

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Dr Dre speaks with Apple onstage at WWDC 2014

Dr Dre speaks with Apple onstage at WWDC 2014

Today in a demonstration of how OS X Yosemite was able to use an iPhone as a relay to make phone calls, Apple made a call to Dr. Dre. His phone number - almost certainly a single-use number - called up Dre on stage. "Hey how you doing, this is Dre," said Dre, "I'm glad you called. I heard Tim gets in early — what time should I show up for work."

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Apple WWDC 2014: we’re here with the big black banner

Apple WWDC 2014: we’re here with the big black banner

The ominous big black banner looms overhead as we prepare to enter the 2014 WWDC keynote presentation for Apple. This year’s event is sure to bring on some big updates in the software world for Apple’s various mobile and desktop machines, with at least one new name coming in hot. That’s what black banners are for, after all.

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