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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.

Google’s iOS App Now Lets Users Go Incognito

09/27/2016, While some users might prefer iOS as an operating system, they might still prefer using some of Google’s products and services, such as search. If you fall into that camp, there is a good chance you might be using the Google Search app for iOS, and you...

Apple Acknowledges iOS 10 Backup Flaw, Will Issue Fix Soon

09/26/2016, According to a recent report, it was revealed that iOS 10’s backups were somehow less secure than that of iOS 9. Apparently Apple had omitted certain features in iOS 10’s backup that they included in iOS 9 that made it less susceptible to brute force...

iOS 10 iTunes Backup Found To Be Less Secure Than iOS 9

09/25/2016, Some people might think of backups as a necessity where in the event something goes wrong, you can restore your files. However the thing is, unless your backup is secure, hackers or thieves could try and access your backup files to steal sensitive...

iOS 10.0.2 Released With Fix For EarPods

09/23/2016, Earlier this week it was reported that some users were encountering issues when using the new Lightning EarPods. Basically the EarPods function normally, but after a few minutes of being plugged in, the remote dongle stops working which means that users...

Pokemon GO Is No Longer The Top Grossing iPhone App In The US

09/21/2016, When Pokemon GO first launched, it quickly rose to become the top grossing iPhone app in the US. In fact it maintained its number one spot for 74 days in a row, but unfortunately its reign has come to an end. According to a report from Sensor Tower,...

iOS 10.1 Beta Adds Portrait Camera Mode For The iPhone 7 Plus

09/21/2016, One of the unique features of the iPhone 7 Plus would be its dual camera setup, which not only allows users to capture wide-angle and telephoto images, but when combined it will produce a rather nice bokeh effect that we used to think was limited to just...

iOS 10 Installed On A Third Of iOS Devices Within A Week

09/19/2016, Last week we reported that within the first 24 hours of iOS 10 being released, it was installed on 14.5% of compatible devices. So now that we’re nearly a week following its release, how are the numbers looking? The official figures have yet to be...

T-Mobile Asks Customers Not To Upgrade To iOS 10

09/15/2016, If you are a T-Mobile customer and are planning to update your iOS device to iOS 10, don’t. This is what T-Mobile’s CEO John Legere is advising customers in a tweet which reads, “Apple is working to resolve the issue with iOS10 for @TMobile...

iOS 10’s Messages App Store Updated With ‘Categories’ Section

09/14/2016, With the launch of iOS 10, we saw a revamp of certain native apps and services for the platform, with Messages being one of the biggest changes. The app now does more than just send SMS and iMessage, and can now be used to send stickers, edit photos, play...

iOS 10 Installed On 14.5% Of All Devices In First 24 Hours

09/14/2016, In case you did not hear, iOS 10 was released yesterday and despite a little hiccup in which the update when installed via OTA caused some devices to brick (which has since been fixed), it seems that adoption of Apple’s latest operating system is moving...

WhatsApp For iOS Gets Siri Integration

09/14/2016, With the launch of iOS 10, Apple has finally made Siri available to third-party developers. Prior to this, Apple had pretty much limited Siri’s use to its own apps and services, which honestly kind of hampered the platform’s potential. One of the...

Lightroom For iOS Updated To Capture RAW Images

09/13/2016, For professional photographers, capturing images in RAW is generally preferred. This is because RAW images aren’t compressed unlike JPEG files, meaning that they retain a certain quality about them that photographers can further edit and manipulate...

Swift Playgrounds Now Available For The iTunes App Store

09/13/2016, Back at WWDC 2016 earlier this year, Apple announced a new app called Swift Playgrounds that was designed to teach children how to code (we suppose adults can use it too). The app was scheduled for a fall release and the good news is that if you’ve been...

These Devices Will Be Compatible With iOS 10

09/12/2016, Are you looking forward to Apple’s next major iOS update? If you are, you’re probably aware that iOS 10’s release is set for tomorrow (if you didn’t know, we guess you do now), and you might also be wondering if your device will be compatible with...