Apple has published the final HomeKit Made for iPhone (MFi) specifications for hardware developers, opening the door to allow accessory makers to begin building products to integrate into iOS 8’s new framework to control home automation devices.
Fitbit has some disappointing news for iOS users who wear its popular fitness trackers. It has no current plans for integration with Apple’s new iOS 8 Health app. The company confirmed its decision in response to inquiries on its customer forums.
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Apple released the second beta of iOS 8.1 to developers on Tuesday. The second beta release, (Build12B407), comes just over a week after the release of iOS 8.1 Beta 1 to developers.
It’s been almost three weeks since the release of Apple’s iOS 8 mobile operating system, and the adoption rate sits at a mere 47% of all iOS devices. The numbers, from Apple’s App Store support page, indicates iOS users may be wary of the bugs that have plagued the launch of iOS 8.
AgileBits gave some update love to its popular 1Password app for iOS today, bumping it up to version 5.1. The update adds support for the larger screens of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, displaying more information on the screens of those two devices.
Facebook has announced it has closed the deal on its acquisition of messaging giant WhatsApp. The deal’s price tag, originally announced for $19 billion, has jumped to $21.8 billion due to Facebook’s rising stock price over the last several months.
Graphics software maker Adobe has updated almost every one of its iOS apps, and also added a number of new apps to the mix, including mobile video editing app Premier Clip, and brush creator Brush CC.
You may have noticed the new video previews of apps in the iOS App Store. Did you know you can easily make videos just like those by using just your iOS 8 device, a Lightning cable, and your Mac running OS X Yosemite? Here’s how.
Some users have reported experiencing issues in both the iOS and Mac App Stores with apps not finishing a download or not updating properly.
Deal site Groupon has launched a new app, “Snap.” The app pays user cash back for purchasing specific items when shopping at the grocery store.
Gizmodo reports that Apple has apparently heard the cries of “WTF?!?!? Where did my Camera Roll go?!?!?” from iOS 8 users, and will likely be bringing it back in iOS 8.1.
If you’re in the market to buy or sell a used iOS device, Apple has just made things a bit easier for you, as they have released a new browser-based Activation Lock Status tool.
A Samsung executive said on Thursday that the company will begin work on 14-nanometer processors. The company’s semiconductor head Kim Ki-nam said the processors will be for such customers as Apple, Qualcomm, and AMD.
Some folks are reporting issues with their iPhone connecting to their Bluetooth enabled vehicles and other devices following the update to iOS 8. Numerous posts in Apple’s Support Forums complain of ongoing Bluetooth connection issues following the update.
Just a quick FYI for parents, if you’re relying on the Kids section in the App Store to recommend age appropriate apps for use by your tykes, you might want to think twice about that until Apple fixes a bug that is currently causing the wrong apps to be recommended for various age levels.