Huge for developers. Massive for everyone else.

new iPads

Which, of course, refers to iOS 8. As Ars Technica’s Andrew Cunningham put it, “Overuse of hyperbole is a pet peeve of mine, but after using iOS 8 for a couple of months, I have to say that it’s warranted in this case.”

The article is entitled iOS 8, thoroughly reviewed, and let me tell you, he ain’t a-woofin’!! Here’s the table of contents:

  • Supported devices and feature fragmentation
  • Installation and setup
  • UI and design
    • Spotlight and the multitasking UI
    • The new keyboard
    • Control Center and Notification Center
  • Extensions
    • Extensions in practice
    • Third-party keyboards
    • Potential trouble spots
  • Continuity
    • Handoff
    • Phone calls
  • iCloud and iCloud Drive
  • App Store and Suggested Apps
  • Family Sharing (Updated 9/18/2014)
  • Mobile Safari
  • Mail, Calendars, Reminders, and Contacts
  • Messages
  • Phone and FaceTime (Updated 9/18/2014)
  • Camera and Photos
  • Health and HealthKit
  • The Metal graphics API
  • Grab bag
    • Privacy
    • TouchID improvements
    • HomeKit
    • Tips
    • Siri
    • Accessibility
    • Passbook
    • Podcasts and iBooks
    • And the rest
  • Performance, battery life, and battery usage monitor
  • Conclusions

More than you ever thought you needed to know, eh?

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