Linkblog: iOS 8 makes artists happy with a stylus, iOS 8 & OS X Yosemite beta 2 released & more tech news from today

12:41PM

Buffer social network manager adds feeds and multiple accounts sharing:

The feeds improvement means that  users can find and share content from their favorite feeds right within the app. Business users can also now share to multiple accounts (on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, and App.net) with a single tap using groups.

I use Buffer. It's great for scheduling posts so that my followers from the US can see them. This new feed feature sounds very useful.

08:22PM

iOS 8 beta 2 comes with native Podcasts app, brings QuickType keyboard to iPad, more:

Small changes and enhancements can be found in Apple's newly released second beta of iOS 8, including the addition of the QuickType keyboard for iPad, and a change that makes the Podcasts app a native app that cannot be uninstalled.

So now the QuickType keyboard is available for the iPad. It would be really cool to try how it works on the iPad.

08:28PM

iOS 8 Will Make Drawing on Your Devices Way More Intuitive:

Perfecting your artistic technique using a stylus is about to get a whole lot more refined. With the introduction of iOS 8, your screen will be sensitive to the relative width of whatever's running across its surface. That's great news for folks who prefer Paper and other drawing apps to, well, paper.

You all know how much I hate styluses and I think it's an old technology from the 90's, but I have also said that I think the only thing it's useful for is for artists drawing and painting with. iOS 8 will make that even better than before.

08:32PM

OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 2 Released by Apple:

Apple has released OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 2 to Mac users running OS X 10.10 beta builds. The new build includes many bug fixes, feature enhancements, and additions to the beta release of OS X, and arrives versioned as 14A261i. The updated build is available to download through the Mac App Store

Also the second developer preview of OS X Yosemite is released today. Go get it and tell me how good it is ;)