Apple has announced their entry into home automation with HomeKit. They have been working with all the leaders in the field of home automation with the to come up with a wireless protocol to securely pair your unique iOS device with compatible individual devices in your home
We thought iOS 8’s improved keyboard with predictive typing was a consolation prize for another release that ignored third-party keyboards. Boy, were we wrong. As part of the latest iOS SDK, Apple has finally enabled support for third-party keyboard apps.
Apple was rumored to have some health related announcements at WWDC 2014 and they didn’t disappoint with the announcement of Apple Healthkit and the Health App for iOS 8. Rather than announcing a specific piece of hardware – such as a smartwatch or fitness band – Apple is enabling developers and health professionals to better track and serve their fitness needs.
During the WWDC event this afternoon Apple introduced Family Sharing–a great new way to share information between members of the same family. As long as everyone is signed into the same username/credit card, Family Sharing is available to as many as 6 members at any given time. Now members in the same household can share and scroll through purchases made by other members of the family.
Apple has finally addressed one of users’ biggest gripes in iOS 8. An updated iMessage app now allows users to add and remove contacts from a thread, set ‘Do Not Disturb’ mode on a per thread basis, and even leave a thread should they wish.
While it has seen some updates over the years, the iOS keyboard has lagged behind as other platforms have seen a plethora of advanced keyboard options with new input methods and smarter text correction. In iOS 8, Apple is finally taking a stab at predictive typing.
Apple has just announced that their popular utility AirDrop will now be compatible between iOS platforms and Mac OS X for the first time with Yosemite. In addition they have also introduced continuity between open applications on multiple devices at the same time
As part of the new Continuity platform introduced as part of OS X Yosemite Apple is bringing a new way to pair your smartphone with your computer. The latest build of OS X will make it possible to receive and respond to SMS messages from both a connected Mac or iPad.