If you watched the live stream of Apple’s WWDC today, you noted the speed at which features were announced. The entire two plus hour event was fast and furious. When you announce major software updates for mobile and desktop, each with hundreds of new features, stuff gets lost in the mix. Luckily, Apple knows this and their yearly inclusion of this slide helps us narrow down some of the iOS 8 features that were not announced today during the keynote.
- Battery Usage By App: Will let you see which apps are responsible for your battery usage. It will show over the last 24 hours and previous 7 days.
- DuckDuckGo support in Safari: They have added support for DuckDuckGo, a relatively new search engine.
- Travel time notifications
- 24 new dictation languages
- See your books as a series in iBooks
- Multi-device support for MFi hearing aids
- Tips app: This was one of the rumored apps and is indeed coming soon. This will likely provide basic tips on how to use iOS 8. With the new spotlight feature, this may come in handy for new users struggling to figure out how a particular feature works.
- Lunar calendar support
- Time limits and countdown time for Guided Access
- Speak screen
- Camera timer
- Place cards in other apps
- FaceTime call waiting: As FaceTime becomes more and more a part of our lives, busy people need features like call waiting. iOS 8 brings call waiting to Face Time.
- Touch ID to exit from Guided Access: For iPhone 5s owners and those with Touch ID enabled devices, it should make it easier to exit Guided Access.
- Rich text editing in Notes: You’ll now the ability to customize your editing experience, change fonts and more in the Notes app.
- In case of Emergency card: Part of Apple’s Health initiative, this will provide pertinent information about your health condition in the case of an emergency. It’s a digital version of the paper card some folks would carry in their wallets.
- Improved zoom for accessibility
- Flyover city tours
There are hundreds of new features in iOS 8. Find something we missed after installing iOS 8 beta or hidden in the wealth of information during today’s keynote? Let us know in the comments or in our iOS 8 forums.
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