Both Mac OS X and iOS will get new features for photos, AirPlay, search, battery usage, and more.

Apple’s WWDC was jam-packed with announcements about iOS 8 and Apple’s new programming language, Swift. Due in the fall, there are some big new headlining features, but there are also plenty of little features and enhancements that iOS fans didn’t get to see on stage. Here are 12 of them.

1) Last Photo Taken In Messages

Previously if you wanted to message someone a picture you had recently taken, you would have to click the picture icon and then choose “photo library,” even if you knew it was the last photo you took. Now, with iOS 8, when you send a picture in messages, you’ll also see the last few pictures you’ve taken.

2) DuckDuckGo

The little search engine that could is joining the big leagues. DuckDuckGo is a small but fierce competitor to Google search, but its focus on protecting users’ information and allowing anonymous searching has struck a chord with users. Speaking of search, Spotlight search is more high-profile in both design and functionality, and Bing even got a mention with its translation extension in Safari. Apple seems to be putting the squeeze on Google and giving users every alternative available.

3) iPhone Video Capture To Mac

Since video previews will be showing up in the App Store soon, it only makes sense that there would be an easy way to screen-capture apps in use. You’ll be able to perform the function by connecting an iOS 8 device to a Mac running OS X Yosemite and using QuickTime to record what’s happening on the iPhone’s screen.

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Author: Lauren Hunter

Lauren Hunter is the publisher and editor-in-chief of ChurchTechToday and Christian Media Magazine where she encourages churches to better use technology and media to improve every aspect of ministry. An entrepreneur by birth, she is constantly looking for new ways to author and create for God's Glory. Hailing from Northern California, Lauren writes from the heart at and is also a musician, poet, wife, and mom to four great kids.