Today Stories September 26, 2014

When Apple introduced iOS 7 with an overhauled design for the iPhone and iPad software, it replaced the weather widget showing current temperature and weekly forecast introduced with iOS 5 with a text summary of the day’s weather conditions. This weather summary includes an icon for the current weather condition as well as a text description like ‘mostly cloudy’, but it tends to give you the high and low temperatures of the day and not the current temperature like Apple’s former weather widget.

Luckily, iOS 8 allows developers to create third-party widgets including – you guessed it – weather widgets with current temperature and forecast. Since iOS 8 was released last week, I’ve been trying a variety of apps with included weather widgets, and below I’ll share with you what I’ve discovered so far.

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Today Stories June 13, 2013

Apple has added Google Now style functionality into the Notification Center in iOS7 with a feature called Today, using information from your calendar appointments and knowledge of your frequently-visited locations to proactively offer you information and advice that it thinks will be relevant.

The Google Now app first launched on Android was made available on iOS back in April as an update to Google’s existing search app. Apple  has been gradually distancing itself from Google, most notably by replacing Google Maps with Apple Maps – hopefully with those lessons now firmly learned …  expand full story

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