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iOS 8 features you want to know about

Most of us know that Apple’s new iOS 8 will be released later this year and on the Apple website they show some of the upcoming features, however I wanted to share with everyone what they really want to know… what the new features coming with iOS 8 are.

“Automatically send the last known location of this iPhone to Apple when the battery drains to a critical level”
This can be helpful if you lose your phone or forget it somewhere. Currently the iCloud only keeps this data for 24 hours, but this new setting will allow Apple to access your iPhone’s (or iPad) location information for more than the 24hrs.

 

 

Thanks to the integration of Shazam into Siri, you be able to ask Siri, “What song is playing?” and she will listen to the ambient sound, using Shazam to identify music, then if everything goes right you will have the proper song information.


Credit card scanning tool: With iOS 8, if you need to enter your credit card information while browsing Safari, all you need to do is scan your credit card with the iPhone / iPad’s camera, so you do not have to manually enter in all the information.

 

 

Hide Images: Usually when you take a picture with you iDevice thepictures automatically get loaded to your collections/albums with no way to put them in a “Hidden” album. With the new iOS 8 there will be an option to “Hide” your photos, by simply holding your finger on the photo a pop up menu appears and gives you the options to Hide your Picture or Video!

 

Battery Usage: Ever wonder which app is causing you to have less battery life? Well this little feature will definitely be of help. The guys at Cupertino has created a way to view your battery usage on iOS 8, then you can decide how badly you need that app open or to just close it and save your battery.
Camera: The Camera app got some great improvements this time. Things added to the iOS 8 camera apps; Time-Lapse mode, self-timer mode ( 3 and 10sec), Focus controls and even retrieve recently deleted photos.Mail notifications: This can be a great feature for those important emails, you can now have a notification per thread – Swiping left on an email message will allow you to delete, archive or Flag it, if you click the “More” tab you will then get the option to receive a push notification whenever a reply is sent to that particular email thread. 

 

Allow Notifications: There is finally you can now silent certain app notifications.

Indoor Mapping – With the addition of the M7 processor and iPhone motion sensors to the CoreLocation API will allow venue owners to create indoor positioning systems (IPS) that can be used to point the user in the right directions and floor or to direct them to points of interest.

There are many more added features to iOS 8 but the ones I just went through are the ones that stand out in my opinion.

 
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iPhone 6 to come with Sapphire front glass and a larger screen

Published on July 23, 2014 by in iPhone, News, Rumors

Apple has decided to go with the flow and try to gain more market share by releasing an iPhone with a larger screen, but wait there’s more… not only will the new iPhone 6 have a larger screen, it will come with a sapphire front glass (technically it is synthetic sapphire glass). If you are not familiar with what sapphire glass is, it’s a very durable and almost scratch proof material that you will find on most high end watches and not being incorporated into the next iPhone.
According to several rumors and some close sources to the manufacturer the next generation iPhone will come in a couple sizes, 4.4” and 5.5” screen options. The guys over in Cupertino, CA are so confident in the next release that they have reportedly asked their suppliers to manufacture between 70 to 80 million units, this is definitely up from the 50 to 60 million units of iPhone 5S and 5C.
So what does everyone think about this… will Apples bet pay off and continue their success or will they have too many units laying around during launch? I for one think that with this new larger version, especially with the 2 choices in size they will sell out.

 
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