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At this year’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), Apple blew developers out of the water with the announcement that the company would be moving away from the decades-long programming language it currently uses. With iOS 8, coders will throw Objective-C out the window in exchange for the easier-to-use Swift programming language. What does that mean for the rest of us? It means better apps with less code glitches and bugs because coders will have an easier time creating programs for us to use. Apparently, Swift has been in the pipeline for almost half a decade.
Apple has a few new things in store for us this fall. Basically, nothing is set in stone because Apple has unlocked much of its secrets to share with developers. In fact, there will be more than 4,000 APIs and services that can facilitate new apps and features in iOS 8. One area that Apple has loosened its grip is with the native Photos and Camera apps.
When Apple launches iOS 8, the biggest change will come on the developer end. The company is know for keeping things closed off to developers. However, iOS 8 will bring the biggest changes for developers since the launch of the App Store. One of the biggest new possibilities coming this fall will be the ability to choose what keyboard you use system wide.
That’s right. Apple has unlocked the ability for developers to create keyboards that users can use as their main keyboard function. I can’t wait to see all of the fun colors and goofy symbols that will find their way into the App Store this year.
This week, Apple unveiled the upcoming iOS 8 and many of the cool new features we can expect to see at the fall launch. With each new update, the question arises as to what devices will still be compatible with the ever-changing technology that Apple offers its users. With iOS 7, users as far back as the iPhone 4, iPad mini and iPad 2, as well as the fifth-generation iPod touch are able to use the current software. When iOS 8 launches, the iPhone 4 will be off the list, leaving the iPhone 4s and higher, the fifth-generation iPod touch, the iPad 2 and higher, and the iPad mini and higher.
Today, game maker Imangi Studios announced that its popular mobile game Temple Run and the sequel Temple Run 2 have been downloaded more than one billion times since the launch of the original in 2011. It just goes to show that dreams can come true for independent game developers. Imangi Studios started as a husband and wife team working out of their apartment. Not bad for only three years later.
I have a stack of t-shirts, jeans, skirts, and other items of clothing that I’ve grown out of, or maybe they never fit to begin with. Who knows? I’m always looking for clever sewing projects that I can use my unwearable clothes for. This week’s do-it-yourself project is for an iPad case made out of an old pair of shorts, which I have a few pairs of in my stack. Guess I’d better start sewing.
Apple talked about a lot of new features coming this fall to iOS and OS X. However, there was also a lot of stuff they left off. One such feature that is coming to iOS 8 is the ability to share data from your device to Apple TV without needing to be connected to the same Wi-Fi network. Your device doesn’t even need to be online at all in order to share your screen with others through the set-top box.