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iOS 8 feature highlight: new Mail swipe controls

With iOS 8, Apple introduced a new feature to their Mail app that will be familiar to users of third-party email apps like Mailbox and Evomail+. These apps incorporate several swiping gestures in their inbox navigation systems. iOS 8 starts where iOS 7 left off, adding some more convenience, with new actions that can be performed from the inbox. Left…

5 useful accessibility tools for iOS users

  Apple has proved that developers can build useful accessibility tools right into their OS, which makes the lives of users much simpler and makes their devices easier to use. Apple offers some of the best accessibility tools for their users in the form of VoiceOver, screen magnification, and even larger/bold text.  I’ll highlight five…

What to expect from Apple at WWDC next week

  Next week Apple will host its annual Worldwide Developers Conference at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Apple CEO Tim Cook’s keynote speech will start at 10 a.m. Pacific time on June 2 and if you click here, you will be able to watch it live. However, if you want to watch along, you’ll need Safari 4 or later on OS X 10.6 or later;…

Report: iOS 8 to include split-screen multitasking for iPad

According to a new report from Mark Gurman at 9to5Mac, iOS 8 could include split-screen multitasking support for the iPad. The feature, which has been requested by iPad users for some time, would enable two apps to be run side-by-side on the device’s display. According to Gurman’s unnamed sources, the feature will not only enable two apps to run…

Opinion: Stop making ‘thin’ a priority in phone design

Every year when Apple announces its latest iPhone, iPad, or any other device, it will often compare it to the previous generation of that device. Usually, the company will briefly discuss the improvements made to the new generation, such as the spec upgrades in memory, processor, battery, and other aspects that make using the device a much more enjoyable…