When Apple unveiled iOS 8 at its Worldwide Developers Conference, it highlighted a ton of great new features that we’ll find on our iDevices this fall. But Apple didn’t have time to mention everything. Here are some of my favorite new features that flew under the radar. iOS 8 is adding a new feature to Safari that lets you scan a credit card with your phone’s camera instead of manually entering the information when shopping online. Your phone will scan your card and input your credit card number, expiration date and name into the text fields, making the checkout process quicker and easier. iOS 8 also adds in travel-time notifications to the Calendar app. Apple introduced this feature in OS X with Mavericks, letting you specify how much time you need to get to an appointment so you can be notified when it’s time to go. Apple is bringing that same functionality to the Calendar app in iOS 8, meaning you’ll never be late to a meeting or appointment ever again.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – June 13, 2014
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).