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Apple iOS 8: What Consumers, Developers Gain
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asksqn
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asksqn,
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6/5/2014 | 2:40:26 PM
Not An Apple Fan but...
And yet the one feature Apple has that is lacking on the Android platform is the ability of the user to control what, if any data, applications may transmit back to the MotherShip.  This is tremendous power that appeals to a great many privacy advocates that should be trumpeted from the rooftops to drown out the bells & whistles crap of any other platform. 
H@mmy
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H@mmy,
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6/4/2014 | 5:30:28 PM
Swift
As a developer I was worried about the new language. It is some what like Javascript and the language guide is really helpful. Hoping to get hands dirty with Swift soon.
Aden11
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Aden11,
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6/4/2014 | 2:11:01 PM
TouchID Kit is huge
I think allowing TouchID to use for different apps is huge. And to some extend it is a game changer. Imagine in next few years the possibility to cast your vote directly from your smartphone (regardless of which platform you are using). It will completely change the dynamics of the politics. I bet voter turnaround will be huge and casting a voting will be as easy as paying a bill from your smartphone. Possibilities are mind-boggling. 

Very very interesting developments. 
Laurianne
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Laurianne,
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6/4/2014 | 12:05:39 PM
Apple plays Android catch-up
The Android phone camp had some fun with this round of Apple announcements, for sure.
Li Tan
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Li Tan,
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6/4/2014 | 3:46:45 AM
Re: catching up?
I am more interested in its iMessage. It adds new features compared to current iOS. But these features are not something new - WebChat has almost all these functionalities. So somehow I am inclined to agree on the point "Apple is catching up". 
Thomas Claburn
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Thomas Claburn,
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6/3/2014 | 4:41:37 PM
Re: catching up?
The Continuity feature is already available for Web applications. Start your work at home in Google Docs, for example, then pick it up at the office by logging on there.
maxpain
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maxpain,
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6/3/2014 | 12:52:10 PM
catching up?
Summary, Apple is trying to catch up. :) .... no flaming, i'm using iphone :P


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