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iWatch will launch this October and run iOS 8 [Rumor]

    Apple CEO Tim Cook has promised interesting new products in line for this year. Many rumors have been speculated about Apple’s iWatch and they have been more rampant since Apple announced its Health app at WWDC on Monday. Apple’s iWatch is rumored to be unveiled this October and on shelves just in time for the holiday season, according to…

iOS 8 adds ability to scan credit cards

ios 8 credit card scan With the release of iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks in 2013, Apple improved their iCloud service by adding in iCloud Keychain. This allowed users to sync sensitive data securely between their Apple devices. Included among this were login credentials for websites, wifi passwords, and even stored credit card information, which could then…

PayPal to support Touch ID payments in iOS 8

During WWDC Apple unveiled an API for Touch ID which will allow third party apps to use Touch ID as password replacements. This will make apps, such as payment apps and bank account apps, much easier to access, as well as eliminating the need to cover your screen when typing passwords in public. According to Business Insider, PayPal developers…

iOS 8 feature highlight: Accessibility options

Apple is known for adding new and improved accessibility options in almost every iOS release, and iOS 8 is no exception. You’ll now have access to an all-new Grayscale option, as well as improved zoom features. Grayscale If you head into the Settings app and navigate to the Accessibility settings under the General tab, you’ll notice you now have an…

iOS 8 feature highlight: Interactive Notifications

You know by now that iOS 8 was announced by Apple on Monday afternoon at a special event in San Francisco. This week we’ve been working on bringing you previews of all the new and important updates to the operating system that powers your beloved iPhone. Next up: Interactive Notifications. Interactive Notifications has a lot of potential. In future third…

iOS 8 beta 1 already Jailbroken

iOS 8 beta 1 was just released to developers on Monday and has already been Jailbroken. Infamous hacker Stefan Esser (also known as i0n1c) has tweeted an image showing that he has successfully Jailbroken and SSH’d into his iPod Touch, which is running iOS 8. It is worth noting that i0n1c is not known for releasing public Jailbreaks, however this…

iOS 8 feature highlight: Messages

It’s hard to imagine how we communicated with our friends in the age before cell phones, even before iPhones and apps. But now, when we want to contact someone, we just whip out our iPhone and send them a quick text. Messages on iOS has continued to improve with each iOS release. The most notable improvement was in iOS 5, when Apple introduced…

iOS 8 feature highlight: Safari on iPad

Apple surprised the majority of the tech community during WWDC on Monday, where it announced major additions and improvements to iOS 8. Surprising because it happened just one year after the major revamp of iOS with iOS 7. With iOS 8, Apple has greatly improved Safari for iPad users. From an improved tab view, access to recently closed tabs, an improved…

Griffin’s iOS 8 first impressions

I feel like I should start this post off with a quick background/disclaimer. For the last few weeks, I have been seriously considering switching from my iPhone 5 to an HTC One M8. The One has build quality that can only be compared to the iPhone, but the software on Android just seemed to offer features that had yet to be seen on iOS. However, after the…