What's New in iOS 8: Interactive Notifications, Contact Shortcuts

What's New in iOS 8: Interactive Notifications, Contact Shortcuts

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In iOS 8, Apple has finally improved notifications allowing you to take action on texts, email, invitations, reminders, and more -- right from the notification banner.

When you receive a notification banner, pulling down on the handle will reveal added functionality. This functionality will vary based on the application sending the notification.

Here's a few examples:

A Messages notification gives you the ability to Quick Reply and a Calendar invitation can be accepted or declined.
What's New in iOS 8: Interactive Notifications, Contact Shortcuts

A Mail notification lets you quickly trash or mark the email as read and when receiving a Reminders notification you can mark the reminder as completed or snooze it.
What's New in iOS 8: Interactive Notifications, Contact Shortcuts

Apple says that third party applications will also be send notifications with customized actions. For example, a Facebook notification might let you Like or comment on a post.
What's New in iOS 8: Interactive Notifications, Contact Shortcuts

Notably, these action buttons are also present on the lockscreen. You need to swipe a notification to reveal the action buttons.
What's New in iOS 8: Interactive Notifications, Contact Shortcuts

Contact Shortcuts
In iOS 8, Apple has added contact shortcuts to the multitasking interface. Double press the Home button to bring up the interface. You now notice a list of circular contact icons along top, above the row recently opened apps.

Apple shows you the contacts you've most recently talked to. If you swipe to the right, you'll also see your favorite contacts.

Tapping a contact slides the contact image to left and brings up small icon shortcuts to the right offering the ability to quickly call, message, FaceTime video call, and FaceTime audio call.
What's New in iOS 8: Interactive Notifications, Contact Shortcuts
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Samsungshittywork - June 6, 2014 at 12:21pm
Guys, I came to know that Marc Benson and Kamatis get paid from samsung to throll on every website. So don't waste your time. They might respond next time they are on this website
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Krapatis - June 6, 2014 at 12:43pm
I respond to these whiny fcks every time and they dont respond.
K - June 5, 2014 at 10:56am
Because if it had all these features, the iOS for 16gb iPhone would make it 8gb like android-Spamdroid.
Krapatis - June 4, 2014 at 6:01pm
If that's how it works then windows 8 should be called 6 because it's a copy of vista, as for android it should be called 4 because without apple it's the same shit along with its buddy, malware like your mind is being nommed on. Like you can agree with something you're against like you care. What sense does that myth make? Where's your mental ability to understand shit? You're kiling your brain for gibberish thinking. What would steve do? Besides I found handoff, new mail gestures, and extensions for apps blew me away. What about everything else, are iphone losing? What about macs, when was the last time those ever failed even the new MAC PRO? It's not as confusing to figure out that simple compared to trying to translate your mumbling baby languages.
Troll Hater - June 4, 2014 at 9:48pm
Really kamatis? You're going there? What percentage of older or even new android phones are running the latest version of android again? Exactly! Delusional like the rest of the trolls!
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