WWDC14: iOS 8: Reply to Messages from Lock Screen or from Within apps; Group Messaging

Big changes to Messages in iOS 8. You can now reply to SMS messages within the lock screen or within an app. 

You no longer need to go to the Messages app. It also now offers group messaging, as well as audio and video messaging.

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Jim Karpen holds a Ph.D. in literature and writing, and has a love of gizmos. His doctoral dissertation focused on the revolutionary consequences of digital technologies and anticipated some of the developments taking place in the industry today. Jim has been writing about the Internet and technology since 1994 and has been using Apple's visionary products for decades.