Apple Unveils iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite Features During WWDC Keynote

Apple Unveils iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite Features During WWDC Keynote (Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Apple revealed its new mobile and Mac operating system at WWDC on Monday, introducing a number of changes and enhancements for both systems.

Mac OS X Yosemite features a new look similar to iOS 7 with its flatter designs, new system font, redesigned icons, and translucent windows..

The new update adds the notification center, much like the one found on iPhones that gives you a summary of the day’s events and access to information from widgets such as weather, stocks, calculator, and reminders, says Apple’s website.

Additional functions include the new iCloud Drive that allows you to store and sync data across all devices, the new Mail app that lets you send large attachments more easily, the ability to receive SMS messages from non-iOS users, and the ability to transfer calls from the iPhone directly to your Mac.

Apple’s new update, iOS 8, also adds a number of new features, including WiFi calling for T-Mobile users, an updated version of Siri integrated with a music recognition system, and improved cloud storage, iCloud Drive.

A new Health app will be making its debut in the update, giving users the ability to track their sleeping patterns, heart rate, and calories burned. An emergency card that is accessible form the lock screen is also added with the app, allowing medical personnel to see your medications and allergies during an emergency.

Other iOS 8 features include interactive notifications, family sharing of up to six members, more advanced features in spotlight, addition of quick type in the keyboard, and new additions in iMessage such as location sharing and a Snapchat like feature that erases audio and video messages after a certain time period.

Both operating systems will be released this fall as a free update.