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Here’s how Apple handles iPhone 6’s resolution change

Here’s how Apple handles iPhone 6’s resolution change

Apple has redesigned how developers can create apps to suit different screen sizes, orientations, and dimensions, giving the strongest official hint so far at how iOS 8 will pave the way for a bigger iPhone 6 and even split-screen multitasking. The new size classes in iOS 8, detailed in Apple's State of the Union event for developers at WWDC 2014 today, will make creating dynamic and flexible interfaces far more straightforward for app coders.

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Apple relaxes stance on bitcoin apps with new guidelines

Apple relaxes stance on bitcoin apps with new guidelines

While a bit concerning to many and troublesome for even more, bitcoin isn’t illegal. It’s also been deemed a commodity, tradable if you can find a partner who wants to swap virtual coins for goods. In what can be seen as a bit of a reversal in their stance on bitcoin, Apple has updated their App Store review guidelines to be a touch more specific about bitcoin apps.

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iOS 8 turns iPhone into iPad and Mac gamepad

iOS 8 turns iPhone into iPad and Mac gamepad

Apple's keynote focus may have been on iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, but it couldn't fit everything into two hours, like a useful tidbit making Game Controller more flexible. Game Controller Forwarding takes the snap-on gamepads for iPhone, and allows game developers to access them for iPad and even OS X titles.

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OS X Yosemite round-up: smooth looks, mobile ties

OS X Yosemite round-up: smooth looks, mobile ties

Apple’s next desktop operating system os OS X Yosemite, a system that looks very similar to its predecessor as it doubles down on iOS connectivity. This new operating system is also being released for free, like its predecessor, and is headed for developer desktops and laptops now.

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SwiftKey for iOS? “We’ve already started”, say founders

SwiftKey for iOS? “We’ve already started”, say founders

On news that Apple would allow us to use third-party keyboards in iOS 8, the most notable keyboard of all started work on their app. SwiftKey, who made a name for themselves as a great alternative keyboard for Android, have begun work on an iOS app.

 

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iOS 8 round-up: Apple paves the way for hardware

iOS 8 round-up: Apple paves the way for hardware

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."

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Swift to simplify iOS app development

Swift to simplify iOS app development

At WWDC, Apple just hit the world with a bomb. Though Objective C is still around, Apple has created a new language they call Swift, meant to make app development quicker, easier, and more intuitive. The changes should make it easier for Developers to create great apps quickly, and push them to market faster than ever.

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HomeKit is smart home automation certification from Apple

HomeKit is smart home automation certification from Apple

With the dawn of the Smart Home comes Apple’s jump into the fray. This week at WWDC 2014, Apple has announced their first Home Automation Certification initiative called HomeKit. With this certification comes official Apple interactivity along with APIs for developers to work with.

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Widgets coming to iOS 8 for Notifications Center and Safari

Widgets coming to iOS 8 for Notifications Center and Safari

Apple has announced that Widgets are coming to the next version of iOS. These miniature iterations of apps will go into the Notification Center for iOS 8 and will provide miniature information that links to a larger app. One example of a widget being shown this week is the eBat widget, showing a number of items up for bid now as well as a user’s watch list.

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iOS 8 adds 3rd-party keyboards, opens Touch ID to devs

iOS 8 adds 3rd-party keyboards, opens Touch ID to devs

iOS 8 is answering two of users and developers' biggest issues, adding third-party keyboard support, as well as allowing developers to use Touch ID in their apps. Users wanting to switch from Apple's default keyboard on iPhone and iPad will be able to install other input options, though they'll be sandboxed by default.

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App Store changes detailed at WWDC 2014

App Store changes detailed at WWDC 2014

All the amazing keeps coming at WWDC 2014, where Apple is making big change after massive upgrade. One of their biggest updates is being made to the App store, where both Developers and users will get a lot more from the app portal.

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iOS 8 bringing smart auto photo editing to iPhone and iPad

iOS 8 bringing smart auto photo editing to iPhone and iPad

Built-in with iOS 8 this year you’ll find a smart photo editing package that will adjust images on the fly. This system will work with automatic changes in brightness, contrast, exposure, highlights, shadows, and more, and will make turning a so-so photo into a high-powered piece of art easy enough for the public to take part in. Sliders for all.

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