by Hanna Houck
Hey Apple users, today is the day you have been waiting for since last year, It’s iOS 8 update day (basically Christmas)!
Since the basic (word) text message wasn’t good enough for you all, the update now allows you to add your voice to a conversation. For those days when that one annoying friend pushes you to your limit in your group chat, you may now remove them or mute them and then add someone else less annoying in their place.
When you realize that you’re completely lost and finally decide to use Apple Maps, you can find your way to your destination with turn-by-turn directions that are spoken to you. The screen also has a new 3D perspective of the road ahead. When you enter a turn the view angle will change dynamically to show you where to go. With Maps, you can get real-time traffic information showing small fender benders or terrible, you-want-to-stay-off-the-road-car accidents so you can determine your ETA.
Apple may be trying to send us an indirect message to start working out with the new Apple Health. Your heart rate, calories burned, blood sugar, cholesterol, and all your health and fitness apps are compiled in one place. You can create an emergency card with important health information such as your blood type or allergies- that’s available from your lock screen.
When you see an adorable cat video and you must share it with your family via Apple TV, use AirPlay. AirPlay lets you wirelessly stream what’s on your iOS device to your HDTV and speakers.
Available in some new cars is CarPlay. CarPlay is safe way to use your iPhone in your car. You can get directions, make calls, listen to music and send and receive messages while staying focused on the road.
Enjoy the new features Apple lovers!