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iPhone, iOS 8, an app that pro­vides a Share or Ac­tion ex­ten­sion A long-stand­ing com­plaint about iOS is the tight de­gree of con­trol Ap­ple ex­er­cises over what apps are able to do. Those re­stric­tions have been re­laxed in iOS 8 to al­low apps to ex­tend the sys­tem’s ca­pa­bil­i­ties in care­fully de­fined ways. This means you aren’t re­liant on Ap­ple adding sup­port for a par­tic­u­lar so­cial net­work to be able to share some­thing di­rectly to it, and kludgy work­arounds such as spe­cial book­marklets that send a web page to an on­line ser­vice are no longer nec­es­sary.

Ex­ten­sions en­able photo-edit­ing apps to make fil­ters and tools avail­able within the Cam­era and Pho­tos apps. In­for­ma­tion from apps can be dis­played in wid­gets in No­ti­fi­ca­tion Cen­ter’s To­day panel,

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