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By Samantha Murphy Kelly2014-09-23 15:37:08 UTC

On the surface, Apple‘s new mobile operating system iOS 8 looks strikingly similar to iOS 7, but beneath the surface, it’s brimming with new features to vastly improve the mobile experience (iOS 8 is hardly perfect, though; as with any new software, there are certainly kinks).

Here’s a look at our favorite features of iOS 8.

  1. Notifications
  2. Batteryusage
  3. Swype
  4. Selfie_0
  5. Landscape
  6. Keypeople_0
  7. Addpictures
  8. Emails
  9. Contacts
  10. Email
  11. Spotlight
  12. Ioslocation
  13. Audio
  14. Photoadjustment

15. Time-lapse/Slow-Mo

iOS 8 users now have way more control over videos. What typically can cost thousands of dollars in camera equipment to speed up or slow down footage is now available for free within the Camera app, giving you the opportunity to get creative with your clips.

What are your favorite new iOS 8 features? Let us know in the comments below.

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