Today at the Worldwide developers conference, Apple has announced iOS 8 the next iteration of it’s mobile operating system. With iOS 8 Apple is bringing interactive notifications which allow users to reply to text messages or accept calendar invites without leaving the app. These new interactive notifications can be invoked from the banner that appears at the top, as well as on the lock screen.
The keyboard has also been improved with predictive typing suggestions, a feature which Apple calls “Quicktype.” It also gives intelligent predictions like in one example, a text message asked whether the user wants to do dinner or a movie, and suggestions were either “Dinner” or “Movie.”
The more you type the better it understands and Apple also claims that the information will never leave the device ensuring users privacy.
Apple also introduced a new feature called Continuity, which allow users to easily share content, receive text messages on other devices like an iPad or Mac, and even remotely enable Personal Hotspot without touching your iPhone.
Messages has also been improved with the ability to give a name to a thread. And they have addressed one of the most annoying thing where you get a bunch of messages in a single thread and you just don’t know what to do, well now with Do not disturb this problem is solved.
Recent contacts and favorites are also shown in the multitasking view, allowing users to quickly place phone calls, send messages or start a FaceTime call.
When composing mail, users can now swipe down to access other mail without closing the message being written. Mail also adds the ability to quickly delete messages or flag them by swiping either left or right depending upon the action that you want to perform.
iOS 8 also adds support for iCloud Drive, allowing users to easily open documents from other compatible applications. iCloud Drive syncs to iPhone, iPad, Mac and Windows.
Apple introduced a new Family Sharing program for content purchased from the iTunes Store. A family of six who shares same credit card can access each other’s purchased content automatically from any device. Family Sharing also includes a new parental control feature that will notify parents when their child wants to make a purchase through the App Store so that the parent can then accept or reject the purchase.
Apple has also made improvements to photos with new editing options in the camera. Siri is also improved and it now supports song recognition via a new partnership with Shazam.
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