iOS 8 is here
The flood gates have opened and app developers have been busy leveraging all of the new iOS 8 APIs.
Chrismahanukwanzakah has come early this year.
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I know what you are thinking. “Holy $hit!, I can get a FTP client on iOS that has also provides a full fledged file manager solution. The reckoning is upon us.”
Apple’s HealthKit and partnerships with medical equipment manufacturers seems very interesting.
Aside from this being a hardware + software ecosystem advantage play, I wonder if the medical equipment companies will have to pay a “Made for iDevice” license fee.
I am not sure that I am digging the industrial design of the supposed iPhone 6. The color matching top and bottom pieces on the back of the device really make the antenna “breaks” stick out like a sore thumb.
I prefer the two tone back of the 5 & 5S as it ties in the color from the front display bezel and makes the antenna breaks less of an eye sore.
I am not a fan of Near Field Communication executions thus far. It feels antiquated and clumsy to take an expensive piece of tech and place it/rub it/knock it against something else. We will see how Apple leverages the tech.
According to Wikipedia, Bluetooth LE has a quicker set-up time, better data throughput, and consumes the same amount of energy when compared to NFC. I do not get the logic behind the choice to include NFC unless it is to provide backwards compatibility with existing Point Of Sale installations.
In iOS 8, Apple has a new feature in Safari that allows users to scan a credit card with the device’s camera rather than manually entering the number when making a purchase online.
This is a nice evolution of their current gift card code scanning implementation.
Since compilers already make fast code, why not take advantage?
The result is a healthy performance boost. FTL produces code that is more than 40 times faster than the interpreter, with benchmarks taking about a third less time to run than the old three-tier system.
A very interesting solution
Analyst from Morgan Stanley predicts sales of iPhone 6 to exceed sales of iPhone 5s
*sigh* I thought that the insanity would at least not happen until after WWDC.
Brilliant! This sounds pretty well designed.
The patent describes a system that not only siloes data on the Touch ID “enclave” section of the A7 processor, but that also encrypts the fingerprint maps registered on the device to make it that much more difficult for any thieves to even attempt to pull the data off in any kind of usable form. The enclave is a one-way street, too: the system can check new fingerprints against the stored ones, but there’s no way to check or call up the stored fingerprints at all for external examination once they’re registered.