iOS News Stream ▼

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.

Android Wear iPhone Support Reportedly Coming Soon

03/03/2015, If you want to use all of the features that an Android Wear smartwatch offers then you are required to hook it up to an Android smartphone. Most smartwatches aren’t 3G or 4G enabled so they need to feed off the data connection from the...

Facebook Messenger For iOS Updated With Action Extension

02/25/2015, iOS users who want to share images or links with friends can click the share button, after which a menu will appear allow them to choose the apps that they’d like to share it with. The apps are pretty standard and includes the Messages app, Mail app,...

Apple & Google Dominate Worldwide Smartphone Market At 96%

02/24/2015, If you’ve ever wondered why app developers tend to release for either iOS or Android, or maybe both, it is because these two platforms are the largest at the moment, and a recent report from the IDC seems to confirm that. According to the IDC, they...

YouTube For Kids Released For Android And iOS

02/23/2015, Earlier this week Google confirmed that a new YouTube for Kids app will be released soon. The main reason behind this app is to allow kids to watch age-appropriate content on the world’s largest video streaming website, which obviously plays host to...

Developer Gets Android Wear Working With An iPhone

02/22/2015, Google’s platform for wearable devices, Android Wear, is only compatible with the company’s own mobile operating system. Android Wear watches need to be hooked up to a compatible Android device so that all of the features can be used. While...

Snapchat Users Can Now Play Music And Record Video Simultaneously

02/19/2015, Snapchat has been trying out some new features that integrate music into its popular application. It has released a new update for its mobile app that brings a feature many would appreciate. The feature allows users to record video through the Snapchat...

Google Adds iPad Support To Inbox

02/19/2015, Google introduced a new email application called Inbox a few months back. The application seeks to revolutionize the way we consume email on our mobile devices. So far it has only been supported on iOS and Android smartphones but today it gets support for...

Dropbox Users Can Now Open Shared Links In Android And iOS Apps

02/18/2015, Mobile users are going to like the change that Dropbox has announced today. Users of the popular cloud storage service, particularly those on Android and iOS, will now be able to open Dropbox shared links right within the apps. Previously the mobile...

Google Play Music Now Natively Supports The iPad

02/18/2015, If you use Google Play Music on iOS then the latest update is going to be of interest to you, particularly if you use the service on Apple’s tablet. Google has released a new update of this iOS application which now brings native support for the...

VLC For iOS Hits The App Store Once Again

02/16/2015, iOS users have had to wait for a considerable amount of time for VLC to arrive. VLC as many of you would already be aware is a very popular media player that’s capable of playing most media formats. It did arrive on iOS in 2011 only to be pulled...

Android 5.0 Lollipop Touted To Be More Stable Than iOS 8

02/13/2015, It goes without saying that any operating system, mobile or otherwise, that is worth its salt would also need to receive updates from time to time in order to make it relevant to users’ needs at that particular moment in the life cycle of the hardware...

Apple Increases App Size Limit to 4GB

02/12/2015, Ever since Apple introduced higher resolutions to their smartphones, it meant that app sizes had to be increased as well to accommodate the larger image files. However the more powerful hardware also meant that apps could become more complex and go beyond...

iOS 8.1.2 Not Being Signed Any More

02/11/2015, It looks like the non-stop game of cat-and-mouse between developers as well as Apple has continued to rage on, where Cupertino has already stopped signing the iOS 8.1.2 firmware. In other words, the option to jailbreak the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and all...