One of the main complaints about Apple’s mobile ambitions over the years has been a lack of variety. For quite some time, we’ve had our shot at one submission in each category. A single phone, a solo tablet, and not enough variety to keep many users engaged. That’s been changing, and if rumors are true, will continue to. Is Apple finally getting the hint? If they are, let’s hope they’ve learned from past mistakes.
As Developers get their hands on the iOS 8 beta build, we start to see tidbits of what will make the new iPhone OS cool. With the iPhone 6, we’ve ehard the actual camera hardware won’t be different from the current iPhone 5S model’s, which was a bit of a let down. the video below, though, alleviates a lot of that furrowed brow frustration.
Now that Starbucks and Duracell are rolling out a nationwide wireless charging initiative at Starbucks stores, will it work with your phone? Not a lot of us have phones that can accept a charge via a contact pad like the Powermat Starbucks will be using. Especially those with iPhones, which has never had any method of wireless charging. That’s changed, though, and we’ll tell you how you can charge your iPhone wirelessly at Starbucks in the near future.
With the iPhone being the camera of choice for some of us, some of the functionality we left behind on our point-and-shoot cameras can be frustrating. A few new accessories from Manfrotto could help bridge the gap, though, even making your iPhone a bit more useful in the process.
The iPhone may already have an LED light for its camera, but a wireless flash that can fit in your wallet but make a big difference in how your photos and videos look aims to replace it. Nova squeezes forty points of LED light and a white diffuser, scaled to the size of a credit card, and with a choice of tones to suit different lighting conditions.
Of the lesser known features incoming for iOS 8, a time-lapse feature for the camera is among the coolest. Taking pics at intervals, the new iOS camera app will provide a quick synopsis of a longer moment in time. Thought he feature isn’t a new one, it’s the first time it’s been included right into the stock camera. A new video shows just how great the new feature is.
CarPlay is coming, and Apple's push to put iOS and Siri in the dashboard could be one of the most significant plays from the Cupertino firm since the iPhone itself. Breaking away from the multitude of different infotainment UIs, CarPlay pushes out a customized iOS interface instead, with familiar apps like Apple Maps, iTunes, and Messages, all controlled by voice. I spent some time in three demo vehicles - Ferrari's eye-widening FF, Chevrolet's latest Spark EV, and a beautiful classic Mustang - to see how CarPlay works.
You know that feeling — you get through several screens on a website that has something you want to buy, only to land on a page that wants all your gritty credit card details. You have to get your card out, painstakingly identify the rubbed out numbers on the card, and carefully enter them. One slip and you’re back to square one. In iOS 8, that scenario is going to be a lot easier with credit card scanning.
Apple’s newest version of their mobile operating system, iOS 8, builds on the look and feel of iOS 7. Inside you’ll find a number of feature updates on the surface, but - especially important since it was introduced at a developer conference - you’ll find more underneath the surface than meets the eye. Apple suggests that iOS 8 is "Huge for developers. Massive for everyone else."