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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.

Microsoft’s Seeing AI App Updated With Handwriting Recognition

12/14/2017, Earlier this year, Microsoft launched an app called Seeing AI that was aimed at those who are visually impaired. What the app does is that it uses your phone’s camera and when you point it at objects or people, through the use of AI it will be able to...

iOS 11.2.1 Released With HomeKit Vulnerability Fix

12/14/2017, Last week it was discovered that there was a vulnerability in iOS 11’s HomeKit, in which apparently when exploited, it would allow the hacker to gain control of HomeKit-connected devices. Apple then made some changes server-side that temporarily patched...

Apple To Bring Introductory Subscription Pricing To The App Store

12/11/2017, The idea of subscribing to a service the recurs every month can be a bit daunting, especially if you already have other subscriptions. However Apple wants to address this by allowing developers to offer introductory subscription pricing for the App Store,...

Google Releases A Trio Of Experimental Photo Apps

12/11/2017, From time to time, just like many companies probably do, Google experiments with various ideas to see how it could potentially be turned into a product or service. However it isn’t always that Google’s experiments are released to the public, but the...

Apple Now Allowing Developers To Offer Their Apps For Pre-Orders

12/11/2017, When it comes to app releases, usually what happens is that the developer or publisher will announce a date that the app will be released on, and when that date arrives, the app will then be visible and available for download via its respective app store....

Report Suggests Consumers Prefer Software Updates Over New Phones

12/10/2017, Say you have a phone that’s about 2-3 years old and you were given the choice of either buying a new phone or just updating the current software to its next major build, which would you choose? According to a report from the New York Post, it seems that...

HomeKit Vulnerability Discovered In iOS 11.2

12/08/2017, While software bugs do happen from time to time, we have to say that the number of bugs and issues popping up in iOS 11 is a bit alarming. In fact the latest is less of a bug and more of a security vulnerability which involves HomeKit and if exploited,...

iOS 11’s Adoption Rate Hits 59%

12/06/2017, According to the latest figures on Apple’s developer page, it seems that iOS 11’s adoption has managed to hit 59% in less than half a year since its release. This is a slight increase from the previous month in which iOS 11 was at 52%, and while...

Face ID Not Working For Some iPhone X Users After iOS 11.2 Update

12/03/2017, Face ID is Apple’s latest security feature that debuted with the iPhone X, and with Apple removing Touch ID from the iPhone X, it means that for the most part, it has become the main method of authenticating users. Unfortunately it seems that with the...

iOS 11.2 Released With Apple Pay Cash, Faster Wireless Charging

12/03/2017, When iOS 11 was released, there were a couple of features that Apple advertised that weren’t launched with it, such as Apple Pay Cash, but that has changed as Apple has since released the update to iOS 11.2. With this update, Apple will finally bring...

Microsoft Edge Now Available On iOS Devices As Well

12/01/2017, Yesterday we reported that the Microsoft Edge browser for Android had finally exited beta, making its way onto Android, although it was still called a “Preview” on Google Play. However the good news is that if you were wondering about the availability...

How To Encrypt Files on Desktop, iPhone and Android

11/30/2017, We live in a time where almost every bit of our everyday life has been digitized, and therefore we store a lot of relevant information on our computers or mobile devices. From social media and email passwords, to highly-sensitive info, such as banking...

Google Maps Updated With iPhone X Support

11/30/2017, At a glance the iPhone X might seem physically smaller compared to the iPhone 8 Plus, and it is, don’t let its size fool you because it actually packs a larger display, and also a higher display resolution, which means that if you’re noticing how some...

Latest Waze Update Includes Additional Support For Voice Commands

11/29/2017, Using your phone while driving is clearly not a good idea, and companies like Waze have built in features to prevent users from using the app while driving. However what if you wanted to find a new route? What if you decided that you wanted to go...