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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.

‘SEGA Forever’ Brings Classic SEGA Games Onto Mobile Devices

06/21/2017, If you’re a lover of classic games and grew up playing games that are considered to be classics by today’s standards, then you might be interested to learn that SEGA has announced a new gaming service called SEGA Forever which they will be launching...

New Siri Icon Could Hint At iPhone 8’s Virtual Home Button

06/21/2017, One of the rumored features of the iPhone 8 is that it could finally be ditching the physical home button, a hardware feature of the iPhone that has been around since its inception. While there’s nothing wrong with the home button, removing it could...

Users Required To Switch To 2FA In iOS 11 & macOS High Sierra

06/12/2017, A couple of years ago Apple introduced two-factor authentication (2FA) in which it supposedly provided users with a more secure way of logging into their devices and for securing an Apple ID account. For the most part it has been an optional feature that...

Pokemon GO Has Been Downloaded More Than 750 Million Times

06/11/2017, There is no denying that Pokemon GO has had a huge impact on society today and also technology as it proved that augmented-reality based games do have a lot of potential. In a recent post on Niantic’s website, it seems that Pokemon GO has achieved...

Apple Details ‘Business Chat’ For iMessage

06/11/2017, Last week it was reported that Apple had an upcoming feature for its Messages app called “Business Chat”. From the brief description on its website, it looked like this feature was being aimed at businesses who are looking for new and more hi-tech and...

Google Photos Can Auto Suggest Images For Archival

06/09/2017, Thanks to the fact that pretty much every phone released these days comes with a camera, it would be safe to assume that people are taking more photos than before. This also means that over time we start to build up a collection of random photos and it...

Apple To Disallow Custom Prompts For App Ratings

06/09/2017, If you’ve used iOS apps before, there’s a good chance that you have been prompted to rate and the review the app. These prompts come up from time to time and sometimes they look different from each other, but regardless of how they look, they will all...

Apple Pay Person-To-Person Transfers Will Incur 3% Credit Card Fee

06/09/2017, If you’ve always felt like Apple Pay could be a more robust service other than just to make retail payments, then you may or may not have heard that at WWDC 2017 and with the announcement of iOS 11, Apple will be making some changes to the service, such...

AirPods Can Change Tracks With Double Tap In iOS 11

06/08/2017, Despite the design of Apple’s AirPods being somewhat questionable, it’s hard to deny the many positive reviews that users have had with the headphones and its features, such as how quickly it pairs with iOS devices and how “smart” it is by being...

iOS 11 Makes It Easier To Share Your WiFi With Friends

06/07/2017, Have you ever gone to someone’s house or office and asked to connect to their WiFi, but they can’t remember their password, or how it can sometimes be a bit inconvenient for them to type it into your device, or how it can be a bit awkward for them to...

Messages App To Get ‘Business Chat’ Feature In iOS 11

06/06/2017, Thanks to social media and technology, businesses are finding new ways to get in touch with customers, updating customers on new product launches, and also providing different ways for customers to contact them besides the usual email and phone. We’ve...

FLAC Files Will Be Supported In iOS 11

06/06/2017, It is pretty much known amongst audiophiles that listening to music in the MP3 format is definitely not the best way to go about it as usually audiophiles tend to favor lossless formats, such as FLAC. However not all platforms support the format, such as...

iOS 11 Has A Hidden ‘Dark Mode’

06/06/2017, Dark themes aren’t new and many apps in the past have introduced such options. However it recent years, there has been quite a bit of focus on entire platforms such as iOS and Android introducing such themes/options, but for the most part they have...

iOS 11 Will let You Text Siri Instead Of Speaking To It

06/06/2017, With Amazon pushing its Alexa AI technology pretty hard and doing a good job at it, and with Google having launched Google Assistant, we guess Apple might have been feeling the pressure to step up their game, which is why with iOS 11, it seems that there...