Continuing on from last week as promised - A look at the new Camera app as well as the new editing controls in the new Photos App.
The Camera App has been updated with some new features (depending on your iOS device) but the main changes are in the Photos App. iPhoto for iOS is no more and photo editing has been enhanced in the Photos App. You can switch between "easy" editing or open up controls for fine grained adjustments for light, colour or B/W.
The new Photo Extensions in iOS 8 also allow you to utilise the photo editing capabilities of other installed photo editors, right from within the Photos App. I demonstrate by using Camera+ on the iPhone.
Photo management has changed in iOS8 with some radical changes. Camera Roll has gone (for now) and Photostream view has also gone.
iOS8 is currently in an interim phase with the launch of iPhoto Cloud Library not yet announced, and its absence is causing some confusion.
This episode takes you through the current state of photo management on iOS8 with an update of how it works at the current release.
In this episode I take you through the new features in Mobile Safari.
Most of the changes in Mobile Safari are "under the hood" but there are still some welcome changes to the UI and how it works.
I also take a look at two third party extensions - Pocket and 1Password
Starting to build up some steam now as we take a look at some of the basic mechanisms of iOS 8 and explore QuickType as well as the new custom keyboard options including Swype and TextExpander keyboards.
Enough with the installation, let's see some of the new iOS features!
This episode covers some of the basics and some of the subtle changes to iOS 8 as far as the lock screen and notification panel is concerned.
The first full iOS 8 show (and the second iOS show in 4 days!)
As I mentioned in the previous show, no quick fixes or short fluff pieces on iOS 8, I'm going to take my time in reviewing each element in depth. As a result, progress may be a bit slower than you might want as I go over stuff that may be obvious to existing iOS users.
This week, I'm going through the whole install from scratch, as if you just had a new iPad and cover all of the decision points during the install. I want to see some of the third party apps be released before delving too far into iOS 8 basics.
It's finally here! The most significant release of iOS since the iPhone launch itself - iOS 8
This special episode takes you through some of the decision points of deciding to upgrade to iOS 8, and walks you through the upgrade process.
I'll be covering iOS 8 extensively over the next month or so, as well as looking at iOS 8 impacts and influences the top third party apps.
It's an iOS mini montage this week, covering five simple but fun to use applications:
Hyperlapse - Generate super smooth animated timelapses.
Streets - Get Google street view back on your iPad or iPhone
Hanx Writer - Turn your iPad into an old school typewriter
Rules - An addictive game
Percentages - Maths not your strong point? Use Percentages
Parallels Access is a unique solution to the problems of remotely accessing your Mac from your iPad or iPhone.
There are plenty of remote access solutions out there (we've covered quite a few on ScreenCastsOnline) but there has never been a solution that solves the issue of trying to access a large, high resolution display from a device with a smaller screen. Most remote access apps will allow you to scale the desktop to full size, but then everything is too small to either see or control. Otherwise, you can zoom the screen up to full size on your iPad or iPhone, and then end up scrolling everywhere.
Parallels Access gets around both these problems by allowing your Mac apps to appear just like iPad or iPhone apps, each app taking up the full iPad or iPhone screen. You really need to see it in action to see how different (and how effective) this is, compared to other remote access applications.
WordPress is an extremely powerful web publishing platform. Previously acknowledged as the premier blogging tool, WordPress has been extended and enhanced to allow WordPress to be much more than just a blog.
In this episode, I take a look at the official WordPress iOS app.
The app allows you to access and update your WordPress site and with the installation of the JetPack plugin, so much more.
I've previously taken a look at TeamViewer, and how it can be utilised to remotely control your Mac, either from another Mac or an iOS device.
But in this post PC world, how do we manage to remotely support iOS devices?
TeamViewer Quick Support allows you to remotely diagnose or support iPads and iPhones from your Mac.
Let your creative juices flow with SnapSeed, a free photo manipulation application for both the iPad and iPhone.
Edit, crop, add filters or special effects, SnapSeed allows you to experiment with, and enhance your photos using simple gestures.
Once you've created your masterpiece, save a copy back to your camera roll, or share using a wide range of standard photo sharing services.
Following on from last week I take a further look at Dispatch - the action based email client for the iPhone.
With fantastic gesture support as well as rich integration with other third party apps, Dispatch can definitely be considered a viable alternative to Apple's standard email client with support for most major iMAP based email systems.
In this second part, I take a take a look at signatures, salutations, using multiple email accounts, TextExpander integration and more.
Time for members to switch to the new 2014 feeds!
Just follow the simple steps in the video to change to the new 2014 feeds - any problems, just contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Edit, view and share your photos, directly from your iPad or iPhone. Apple have done it again with a groundbreaking new application for iOS.
iPhoto for iOS allows you to edit your photos with multitouch gestures, right on your iPad or iPhone. Leapfrogging the capabilities of iPhone on the Mac, iPhoto for iOS has some groundbreaking features, allowing for direct manipulation of you photos via touch.
This first part of a two part series starts off by looking at some iPhoto basics, before moving to some more advanced features next week.
Following on from last week, I take a further in depth look at the Picturelife app for iOS.
Picturelife is a web service that allows you to backup and share your photos and videos.
As well as automatically uploading your photos and videos from iPhoto or Aperture, Picturelife will integrate with many of the other online services such as Flickr and FaceBook, allowing you to collect all your precious images and videos in a single place.
Add in a gorgeous web app to update and view your images, as well as a fully featured iOS app to access your online libraries from your iPad or iPhone, Picturelife has become my Photo sharing service of choice.
It even has built in editing tools so you can edit your photos online or on your iOS device, as well as some pretty cool ways of sharing photos with friends and family.
The iOS Music player sucks, especially on the iPad!
OnCue comes to the rescue and allows us to play our music in a flexible and fluid way. No longer restricted to rigid playlists, OnCue allows us to create a dynamic playlist on the fly. Listen to a track and add additional tracks to your queue as it plays. See what's coming next and re-adjust the queue by tap, hold and drag. It's a brilliant way to control your music.
How many times have you listened to a random track, wanted to play more from that album but not bothered because of the hassle? OnCue makes it simple to queue up tracks from the same artist or Album currently playing, even find and play YouTube videos of the song. Want to create "Smart Queues" directly on you iOS device - OnCue can do that too!