New iOS8 Updates

September 18th, 2014

iOS8 for Apple just came out and brought about some new features that are pretty cool. We compiled a list of the top 11 features that you can now use. Some are cool, different and can even save your life? Weird right, who would have thought that Apple would save your life?

  1. Siri now includes Shazam- just ask Siri what the name of the song playing is and she will find it for you! This is a lot quicker than trying to open up Shazam before the song ends
  2. In Safari you can now use your camera to scan your credit card instead of manually entering it
  3. You can also request desktop version of sites of any page. You are not limited by the mobile version any more, you can view the whole website and capabilities on your phone
  4. Phone calls over Wi-Fi- this is great if your carrier single is low. Right now it is available for T-Mobile but will be available for other providers soon
  5. Find out which apps are draining your battery- You can now find the culprit of why your phone keeps dying when you are barely on it
  6. Swipe to interact with the notifications on your phone: options such as snooze, reply and dismiss
  7. You can make your phone go on a grayscale instead of being in color
  8. You can now have an empty home screen to see that picture in the background you took so long to pick
  9. Camera now has a manual exposure slider
  10. Under Messages you can now view details and see all images or attachments that have been exchanged in your conversation on one screen
  11. Set up a Medical ID card. Input your allergies, emergency contact, blood type and more

These are some pretty awesome additions to your Apple phone, let us know how you like them and if you find any other updates particularly helpful!

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Kayla Sigafoos-Wortley

Kayla Sigafoos-Wortley

Kayla Wortley is a Marketing Maven coming from the Beauty Industry. She is now the Marketing Specialist at IOGEAR in charge of Social Media and Marketing. With a diverse background of industries she is ready to take on the technology world!