How to edit photos with iOS 8's Photos app

Here at Macworld we’ve talked a lot about iOS 8 and its new features. One of them that I wanted to focus on today is the Photos app and the editing capabilities you find there.

Unlike in the past where Photos was basically just a shoebox for holding your images, you can now perform some cool image manipulation there. Let’s take a look.

We’ll start by launching Photos. Here’s my image. We start by tapping on Edit. The top tool is the magic wand. Using it Photos will make its best guess at how it can improve your image. If you don’t want to use it, just tap it to turn it off.

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How to use Handoff with your iPhone and iPad

This week’s video is all about Handoff and how it works on devices running iOS 8.

Suppose that I’m working in Notes on my iPhone and after typing for a bit I realize that I’m going to need to do a lot more typing than I anticipated. Much as I love my iPhone, its keyboard is cramped. So I’d like to finish the note on a more appropriate device like my iPad, which has a larger keyboard. Well, if the two devices are on the same Wi-Fi network, I can.

All I have to do is leave Notes open on my iPhone and pick up my iPad. When I press its Home button I see a small icon of the Notes app in the bottom left corner. I swipe up on it, enter my passcode, and Notes launches. There’s the note I started. I then continue typing on the iPad.

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