Apple reveals iOS 8, OS X Yosemite, new apps at WWDC

By Kyle Johnson,

Apple announced updates to both their computer and mobile devices, along with new apps, on Monday at the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco.

The biggest news was that the tech giant would be pushing out iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, with the latter set for release in the fall for free, according to USA Today.

The new update OS for iPhones and similar devices will include small features like predictive text and an upgraded Siri and users with Messages will be able to send audio messages to others along with text messages. The operating system will also come with Health, which will consolidate all health-related apps as well as allow users to sync data with their health care providers.

The new mobile OS will also feature Family Sharing which will allow family members to safely and privately share photos and more between each other, and will also keep kids' app purchases in check, informing parents and requiring consent when kids want to snap the latest app.

While OS X Yosemite will release sometime this fall, there has been no word yet on when the iOS 8 will be available for iPhone users yet, the Los Angeles Times reports.

For Mac computers, OS X Yosemite will further connect iPhones to users' computers, with an option that will allow people to both see caller ID and answer phone calls, all from their computer. Yosemite will boost email attachments size, along with more connectivity with iCloud, in an effort to make it easier and quicker to save things to the cloud on the fly.



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