iOS News ▼

was once upon a time called iPhone OS, or "operating system", which is the software that provides all the basic device functionality and is the interface between the hardware and applications. iOS was introduced with the iPhone on January 9 2007, and it was originally not intended to be programmable by third parties. Steve Jobs had envisioned that developers could create Web Apps that would run in the browser. This changed less than one year after when the iPhone SDK (software development kit) was introduced in October 2007. Today, hundreds of thousands of apps have been created for this platform. iPhone OS became iOS on June 2010. Interestingly, both iPhone and iOS were former trademarks of Cisco, that Apple now uses under a license.

New Control Center Bug Can Cause iOS To Crash

04/24/2017, If you’re using iOS 10 then there’s a good chance that your device could be affected by a recently discovered bug within the Control Center feature that could potentially crash iOS. First noted by Italian website AmiciApple (via 9to5Mac), this bug...

WhatsApp Update Now Lets Siri Read Your Latest Messages

04/22/2017, One of changes that Apple made with iOS 10 is opening up Siri to third-party developers. Prior to this, one could say that Siri was a bit limited and restrictive in its functionality, but presumably Apple saw how successful Amazon was with Alexa that they...

Apple’s JavaScript API Brings Its Live Photos Onto The Web

04/20/2017, When Apple announced the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, one of the new features that they were bringing to the table came in the form of Live Photos. For those unfamiliar, these are photos that capture seconds before and after the shutter button has been pressed,...

Microsoft Launches To-Do App For iOS

04/19/2017, Microsoft’s mobile efforts with regards to its own operating system and hardware haven’t exactly been doing well, although we guess admittedly it’s hard to compete against juggernauts like Apple and Google with their iOS and Android platforms....

Apple Maps For Europe Updated With EV Charging Locations

04/19/2017, Regardless of whether you drive a more traditional car or an electric car, both require to be topped up with either gas or electricity. However given that gas-powered cars have been around considerably longer, gas stations are ubiquitous and if finding...

Razer Unveils New Hammerhead V2 In-Ear Headphones

04/19/2017, Removing the headphone jack on smartphones seems to be something that several smartphone manufacturers have done in recent times, with Apple probably being the most notable company to do so. This means that users who bought the iPhone 7/7 Plus have to...

HBO Go’s Mobile App Will Finally Adds Binge Watching Features

04/18/2017, Video platforms like Netflix have long had binge watching features where episodes will play back to back until you have had enough. This is done automatically where at the end of one video, the next video will play, meaning you can just veg out on your...

Google Maps For iOS Now Supports Timeline

04/18/2017, Google’s Timeline feature isn’t new and has been around for quite a while now, but for iOS users who have been hoping to see native support for the feature on their devices will be pleased to learn that Google has updated Google Maps where the app...

Google Maps For iOS Updated With iMessage Integration

04/17/2017, If you use Google Maps on iOS, the latest update might be of interest to you. This is because in the latest update to the app, Google has introduced a couple of new features, one of which is integration with iMessage which means that users can now share...

Google’s Family Link App Arrives On iOS

04/14/2017, Last month Google launched the Family Link app for Android. For those unfamiliar, the app basically allowed parents to remotely control certain aspects of their child’s Android smartphone. However at that time, the app was only available for Android...

Lara Croft Go ‘Mirror Of Spirits’ Available On iOS

04/13/2017, Back in 2015 Square Enix launched Lara Croft Go which is a puzzle game based on Tomb Raider. The game was initially launched on mobile devices, but ultimately found its way onto consoles where it was launched with the “Mirror of Spirits” DLC. The DLC...

Report Claims iOS 10.3.2 Will Render The iPhone 5 Obsolete

04/12/2017, We know that Apple has plans to eventually move its users and apps into 64-bit territory, with reports claiming that iOS 11 will kill off support for 32-bit apps completely. However that might actually be happening a bit earlier than expected, or at least...