iOS 8 is the eighth major update for Apple's iOS mobile operating system that runs on portable Apple devices like the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Apple iOS 8 was introduced at the company's 2014 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in early June 2014 along with OS X Yosemite, with official availability expected in the fall.
What’s New in Apple iOS 8?
Apple iOS8 builds on iOS 7 by adding new features and enhancements like a HealthKit for unifying health-tracking applications, a HomeKit for simplifying home automation, iCloud Photo Library for sharing photos among iOS and Mac devices, Wi-Fi phone calling capabilities, call waiting support for FaceTime, interactive notifications, application battery usage monitoring, and more.
iOS 8 also offers a collection of Continuity features designed to enhance the experience between Mac OS X computers running OS X Yosemite and Apple iOS 8-powered devices. Continuity capabilities include Shared AirDrop for easily sending files between Macs and nearby iPhones or iPads, an Instant Hotspot feature for extending Wi-Fi and internet connectivity to Macs from an iPhone, SMS relaying support, phone integration between Macs and iPhones, and a handy Handoffs feature for sharing “work-in-progress” documents and other files between iOS devices and Mac OS X computers.
- Watch Datamation's editor James Maguire moderate roundtable discussions with tech experts from companies such as Accenture, Dell, Blue Jeans Network, Microsoft and more »
Tape clearly is on the decline. But remember, legacy systems can hang for a shockingly long time. Read More »Apple Pay Promises to Strengthen Payment Security
Experts believe that Apple Pay and other competitive payment systems will be far more secure than cards, even cards equipped with EMV chips. Read More »Internet of Things Shaping IT's Future
To make the IoT both work and pay off, IT is juggling upgrading and building app-centric networks, mapping out new data center architectures and... Read More »
The trend for the past two years has been for shoppers to spend more online during the holiday season. How do you typically shop for holiday... Read More »How to Create a Desktop Shortcut to a Website
This Webopedia guide will show you how to create a desktop shortcut to a website using Firefox, Chrome or Internet Explorer (IE). Read More »Flash Data Storage Vendor Trends
Although it is almost impossible to keep up with the pace of ongoing product releases, here are three recent highlights in the flash data storage... Read More »