Today saw the worldwide launch of Rovio’s Angry Birds Epic for iOS devices. The game is an RPG based fantasy-adventure game, featuring turn-based battles featuring Angry Birds characters Red, Chuck, and Bomb as they battle their arch-rivals, the evil pigs on Piggy Island.
Developer Steven Troughton-Smith on Wednesday figured out a way to show how iOS 8′s hidden split-screen multitasking works on the iPad. He was also kind enough to create a video showing off his findings.
Smartwatch maker Pebble has announced that its stainless steel encased “Pebble Steel” watch will be available at Best Buy starting June 15th. The Pebble Steel will sell for $229, and will be available both online and in-store.
ESPN Radio and local National Public Radio (NPR) affiliates from around the United States have made their debut on Apple’s iTunes Radio streaming service.
While Apple’s much-rumored split-screen multitasking feature didn’t make it into the initial beta of iOS 8, developer Steven Troughton-Smith notes that it’s likely still in the cards in a future update of Apple’s new mobile operating system.
Amazon has released version 4.3 of its Kindle app for iOS, adding the capability to listen to Audible versions of Kindle books you own. Amazon says there are more than 45,000 Kindle/Audible book titles that are eligible for the new feature.
Apple met with FDA officials prior to last week’s WWDC unveiling of iOS 8′s new Health app, and had discussed “mobile medical applications.” The two parties met multiple times, with the last meeting occurring in December 2013.
Swiss programmer Frederic Jacobs on Sunday tweeted that iOS 8 will randomize a device’s MAC address while scanning for available Wi-Fi networks, thus preventing marketers from tracking users.
While a number of new features for apps on both the iOS and OS X platforms were unveiled at Apple’s WWDC 2014 last week, one app noticeably received very little update love – Apple Maps.
One of the features in iOS 8 is the new built-in time lapse camera mode. The new feature will allow users to create some very cool effects using time-lapse photography. This video shows just how cool that effect will be.
Philips has tweeted an image showing off what the Philips Hue app for its iOS-controlled line of lights could look like once its integrated into iOS 8′s Notification Center.
If you saw the WWDC 2014 Keynote address, you know some great things are on the way with the debut of iOS 8 later this year. While some things will change, learning how to develop for iOS 7 now will give you a firm foundation to build on when it comes time to learn how to develop for iOS 8.
Apple’s new HealthKit platform, and the accompanying Health app in iOS 8 will not only store and share health data from third-party apps, HealthKit will also automatically connect to and control some Bluetooth accessories, allowing accessory manufacturers to skip developing a companion app for their product.
iOS 8 brings a new feature to Safari, the entry of credit card information via the iOS device’s built-in camera instead of manually entering it via the keyboard when shopping online.
Apple is improving CoreLocation features in iOS 8 by tapping into the iPhone’s M7 motion coprocessor to allow app developers to get precise indoor positioning data to provide accurate indoor mapping and navigation features.
Apple, in addition to asking developers to enable iOS 8 Family Sharing for their apps, has also shared more details with developers about how the Family Sharing plan will work.