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Future iOS 8 update from Apple might let you customize Control Center options

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Future iOS 8 update from Apple might let you customize Control Center options
Currently, the order in which features appear on the Apple Control Center, and which features you can turn on and off, cannot be changed. Yes, the Control Center quickly lets you enable or disable the Airplane Mode, turn on or off Bluetooth and handle other functions such as the Portrait Orientation Lock. Now, an internal menu in iOS 8 reveals that users will eventually get the opportunity to customize the order of the items in the Control Center. In addition, users will also get to decide exactly which features are included in the short cut and which are not.

There is no guarantee that Apple will ever release the customizable controls that will allow users to manipulate the order of the shortcuts seen in the Control Center. The internal menu was outed in a couple of tweets sent out by Hamza Sood.

Sood points out that there could be Control Center short cuts for apps like the flashlight, timer, calculator and the camera. And another shortcut would allow you to start screen recording from the Control Center. If Apple decides to send this out to iDevice users, some expect it won't be in users' hands until Apple sends out iOS 8.1, whenever that will take place.

source: @hamzasood (1), (2) via RedmondPie

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posted on 08 Jun 2014, 02:34 10

1. DaftPunk (Posts: 29; Member since: 24 Apr 2014)

Revolution, everyone!

posted on 08 Jun 2014, 03:49 9

8. DEATHSTROKE9 (Posts: 399; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)

Nope this is the beginning of a revolution. Just see how they did widgets! They did it better! I don't even use widgets on my S3 running kitkat as they cover the wallpaper! See continuity! Nothing in android comes close! Go hide in a corner and cry.

posted on 08 Jun 2014, 04:31 13

14. Finalflash (Posts: 3527; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)

....Most of continuity features are already available (and have been for years) in the Google ecosystem. For that matter, push bullet plus Google apps just makes it pretty much continuity minus taking cell calls on the comp itself (and its been like that for like half a decade lol).

posted on 08 Jun 2014, 04:43 5

15. DEATHSTROKE9 (Posts: 399; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)

It's not apps! It's devices! Do some research first! Show me how you do "handoffs" in android. Your ios devices can handoff anything to each other. Also the automatic hotspot connection thing where in if your mac running Yosemite senses your iphone around with a cellular data connection it will ask you if you wanna connect to it and if you say yes, personal hotspot will be activated on your iPhone automatically. Please show me when and where google has done this! Give credit where it's due!

posted on 08 Jun 2014, 06:30 15

21. Finalflash (Posts: 3527; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)

....You know wifi tethering has been around for at least a decade now. Also, once you connect to your phone tether ONCE, its as simple as hitting your wifi hotspot shortcut on your phone anytime you need it and your PC will automatically connect to it.

Second, all your documents can be synced via Google drive or dropbox. You have it saved on drive and basically anytime you edit things all you have to do is save for them to sync to your PC and voila, instant "handoffs" feature available for at least 5 years now. I don't know if Apple has the ability to open from and save to cloud drives easily yet, but I'm pretty sure this works for ALL programs and not just Apple's proprietary applications. The only credit I will give Apple is their ability to dumb features down enough for people to understand them. They are the inventor of the dumb smart phone which helped make the industry what it is today. Without them it would not have been easy for consumers to get into tech and become self proclaimed "techies". That is why Apple devices are my go to recommendation to the elderly or children under 16.

posted on 08 Jun 2014, 06:49 3

24. Ninetysix (Posts: 2671; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)

GTFO..you don't understand how it works. You're not saving anything on the apple side.


posted on 08 Jun 2014, 06:48 1

23. vincelongman (Posts: 5068; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)

Google has handoff from chrome PC to chrome on Android, but not the other stuff
There's many third party apps for the other stuff

Pushbullet works great with Android and Windows (I thinks its also on iOS and Mac OS X too)
When in browser just right click push this to my phone, or from your phone click share, then push to pc
Also works with files, just right click file send with pushbullet, also works from phone to PC using share
And also mirrors notification

Also there's AirDroid (only on Android, but works with any desktop browser including safari)
Allows you to send messages from your PC
Transfer files wirelessly between PC and phone
Record videos/take photos/screenshots using your PC
Mirrors notifications
Can start phone calls, but need to talk with your phone
Find phone with many of Cerberus' features

There's Facebook, Skype, Viber, and many other messaging apps that allow you send messages or calls from your PC/Mac already

Not sure about the hotspot thing, since I don't use hotspot myself, but you could probably use tasker for that, or maybe some other app

posted on 08 Jun 2014, 07:22 1

26. DEATHSTROKE9 (Posts: 399; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)

I accept your point but the question is, does chrome do it live? Answer: No. When you start browsing something on your mac a slide up button is added to your iPad or iPhones Lock screen. It will be in the bottom left corner. Just swipe it up and you have seamlessly switched to your iPad/iPhone. This happens live. They demonstrated this in the keynote. Do you understand now?

posted on 08 Jun 2014, 09:53 3

46. Sauce (unregistered)

As you like to say "we dont need to root to do that".
With continuity, You have to get an app to do that now. Whats your excuse now?

posted on 08 Jun 2014, 11:05 1

62. Awalker (Posts: 1689; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)

Well, it only works with iDevices and that a big deal because most people use Windows. Third party applications in the Play Store work with most if not all platforms which make them far more effective.

posted on 08 Jun 2014, 06:47 14

22. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 3578; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)

You mind widgets covering your wallpaper but don't mind a lot of app icons hiding the wallpaper?

posted on 08 Jun 2014, 06:50 2

25. vincelongman (Posts: 5068; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)

Also all my widgets have a transparent/aero theme, so they don't even cover up my wallpaper anyway

posted on 08 Jun 2014, 07:57 5

29. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 3578; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)

My widgets are even part of the wallpaper

posted on 08 Jun 2014, 09:47

44. nctx77 (Posts: 2401; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)

That's all fine and everything, but Apple did do widgets better. Android fans are to caught up in talking about how widgets give their screen a custom look. First, how often are you sitting there starring at your home screen? Second, once you leave your home screen, the widget is useless. Apple's widgets are available in any app or the lock screen. They basically made the pull down shade a home screen that travels with you. The same can be said about control center. I just heard that in ios 8, it will be customizable in later betas.

posted on 08 Jun 2014, 10:49 2

59. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 3578; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)

I don't look at them at a regular basis, but things I use quite often are there on my homescreen. My widgets aren't there for info, they are there to make my life a bit easier. Ranging from turning on the lights to enabling hotspot. Besides that, I use Tasker to further increase information and control in the nav bar.

posted on 08 Jun 2014, 09:55

48. Sauce (unregistered)

No one covers their whole page with icons. I only use two rows.

posted on 08 Jun 2014, 10:50 2

60. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 3578; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)

And I have small widgets that hardly cover my wallpaper.

posted on 08 Jun 2014, 11:13

63. Sauce (unregistered)

Did I ever accuse anything? Lol….

posted on 08 Jun 2014, 11:18 1

65. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 3578; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)

Nope, you didn't. Still in 'discussion' mode lol. Sorry bout that

posted on 08 Jun 2014, 11:27

67. Sauce (unregistered)

No worries man :)

posted on 08 Jun 2014, 11:16 4

64. Awalker (Posts: 1689; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)

Every iPhone I've seen covers the whole page with icons. I've seen Android phone users who cover their screen with icons.

posted on 08 Jun 2014, 11:33

69. Sauce (unregistered)


posted on 08 Jun 2014, 12:57 1

81. Awalker (Posts: 1689; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)

I haven't seen anyone with a jailbroken iPhone and that's probably why their home screens are filled with icons. That screenshot reminds me of a typical Android home screen.

posted on 08 Jun 2014, 13:00 1

83. Awalker (Posts: 1689; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


posted on 08 Jun 2014, 13:48

86. Sauce (unregistered)

You can't judge a phone/OS based off of what YOU see.

The Android devices I see (very few people own Android feature phones) around here are always cluttered and an eye sore. Ugly, clusterf*cked, non aesthetic look, etc. Does that mean ALL Android devices look that way? No.

See how easy it is if I said Yes? Yes. Yes all Android phones look like a dismantled pile of garbage. Easy to say, just like what you said.

Even though the ones I see look horrendous, doesn't mean thats the way EVERY Android device looks.

posted on 09 Jun 2014, 01:05

184. xfire99 (Posts: 940; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)

LMAO..bashing android and still wants iphone looks like android. Just much more ugly and washed out android style.

posted on 08 Jun 2014, 11:44 4

71. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)

But the Icons on your iDevice don't cover the wallpaper? Hmm. You must have an interesting way to see things.

posted on 08 Jun 2014, 08:00 5

30. techspace (Posts: 1036; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)

even apple and apple users don't use the word revolution as many times as apple haters do in every article related to apple.
if ios doesn't have something that is available in android, then they( apple haters) start saying that apple can't provide the features that android provides.
if apple adds some of those features then they are copycats.
if apple introduces anything new, they are busy trying to tell everyone why people should still use android.
and after doing so much in every apple related article, they still try to convince everyone that they aren't interested in apple.
i use android phone, but as a customer, i still don't mind companies copying each other and using each others' products for business because that would increase competition.
google itself doesn't hate apple or apple users, they make all their services available to apple users, they borrow a few ideas from apple and they never complain when apple borrows few ideas from google/android.
we are all customers, we should like each other more than our favorite companies.

posted on 08 Jun 2014, 08:17 2

33. darkkjedii (Posts: 24915; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Excellent, and truthful. Unfortunately internet trolls don't think openly, if you look at their posts, they're as closed minded as they say Apple is. Also they're obsessed with Apple/iOS, good observation. +1 for your post.

posted on 08 Jun 2014, 08:45 1

34. techspace (Posts: 1036; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


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