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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.

iOS 11.2.6 Released With Fix For iPhone Crashing Character Bug

02/19/2018, Recently it was discovered that a single character from the Telugu language when sent in iOS can cause the iPhone to crash. Now some had assumed that the fix for this problem would arrive in iOS 11.3, but Apple reassured users that it would arrive much...

Shazam For iOS Updated With New Interface, Real-Time Lyric Syncing

02/19/2018, While music-recognition app Shazam was good at doing what it was designed to do, its user interface generally left quite a bit to be desired where it felt cluttered and sometimes a bit confusing. However the good news for Shazam users is that it looks...

New iPhone Apps Required To Support The iPhone X’s Display

02/18/2018, When the iPhone 5 was first released, it took a while before apps were updated to fit its larger display, and the same was the case with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, so as you can imagine, this is a similar situation the iPhone X is facing at the moment....


Xbox Party Chat Now Available On iOS, Android Devices

02/14/2018, Late last year it was reported that Microsoft was testing out its Xbox Party Chat system for mobile devices. Since our phones are pretty much with us all the time, it makes sense that gamers can continue chatting with each other inside the app while on...

Former Apple Engineer Explains Recent Buggy Software Releases

02/13/2018, Apple used to be known for their ability to pay attention to the details, but in recent times that’s proving to be the opposite, where recent software releases have contained bugs that really shouldn’t have existed in the first place. Apple had...

Alto’s Odyssey Will Be Launching On Mobile February 22

02/12/2018, Games are designed to entertain and also to help people relax, which is why there are some titles that have been designed to be super chill and relaxing without focusing too much on the gameplay. Titles like that include the PlayStation exclusive Journey,...

Facebook To Start Allowing In-App Subscriptions For iOS Devices

02/12/2018, Developers looking to sell apps for iOS devices typically go through the iTunes App Store, in which Apple will then take a cut of whatever money developers make from selling the app. This too applies to in-app purchases and subscriptions, which can be a...

Benchmarks Prove iOS 11.3 Will Restore Performance On Older iPhones

02/12/2018, According to Apple’s CEO Tim Cook, he promised that a future iOS update would allow users to disable the throttling of their phones and restore it back to its former performance levels. For those wondering if these claims are true, iHelpBR’s Filipe...

Redesigned ‘Do Not Disturb’ Feature Planned For iOS 12

02/12/2018, One of the features introduced to iOS in recent years is “Do not disturb”. As the name implies, this is a feature that will turned off certain features on your handset, such as lockscreen notifications. The idea is that if you want to sleep or are in...

HomePods Are Being Shipped With A ‘Beta’ Build Of iOS

02/11/2018, When Apple first announced the HomePod, it was revealed that the speaker actually came with several components that are also used in the iPhone, so it wasn’t a surprise to learn that the HomePods would actually be running a version of iOS that helps to...

Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition Now Available For Download

02/08/2018, Late last year, Square Enix announced that they were working on Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition. For the most part this is the same Final Fantasy XV that console gamers have come to know and love, with the main difference being that the game has been...

Apple Downplays The Recently Leaked iOS Source Code

02/08/2018, Recently it was discovered that the source code for iOS had been leaked which given Apple’s secretive nature was actually a pretty big deal, or so we thought, but apparently it seems that Apple doesn’t think it is that big of a deal. Sure, leaks suck...

EU To Look Into Apple’s Acquisition Of Shazam

02/06/2018, Late last year following the rumors, Apple announced that they would be acquiring song recognition service Shazam. Apple and Shazam have worked together in the past, where way back in 2014, Apple integrated Shazam into iOS where users could use Siri to...