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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.

Police Warn Of New ‘108’ Siri Prank

03/24/2017, Calling 911 as a prank is not a joke and can land you into some trouble. This is why in the past police have warned about certain pranks that will lead to you accidentally dialing emergency services when you don’t intend to, and recently it seems that a...

Report Confirms Some iCloud Credentials Held By Hackers As Legit

03/24/2017, It’s starting to look as if the hacker group calling themselves the Turkish Crime Family might actually be holding onto legitimate iCloud login credentials. The folks at ZDNet recently managed to obtain several of these credentials from the group, to...

Hackers Still Threatening To Wipe Apple Devices

03/23/2017, As you might have heard, a group of hackers have recently come out and threatened Apple that if they did not pay a ransom, they would remotely wipe millions of Apple devices. Apple has since come forward and denied that iCloud and Apple IDs have not been...

Wells Fargo Will Let Customers Withdraw From ATMs Using Smartphones

03/23/2017, With many things going digital these days, sometimes the need for a physical card like a gift card, membership cards, or even credit cards are no longer necessary. A good example would be mobile payment services like Apple Pay and Samsung Pay which allow...

iOS 10.3 Code Hints At iOS Device With Faster Refresh Rate

03/23/2017, While things like resolution and the type of display (LCD, AMOLED, etc.) play an important role in determining how a phone’s display and content looks like, there are other factors that need to be taken into consideration, such as refresh rate. At the...

Super Mario Run 2.0 Released For iOS

03/23/2017, If Super Mario Run is a game that you’re still enjoying on your iOS device, then you might be pleased to learn that Nintendo has recently issued an update for the game in which they will be introducing a bunch of new features. Most notable of those new...

Apple Denies iCloud Or Apple ID Breaches

03/23/2017, Recently it was reported that a group of hackers had threatened Apple that they would wipe millions of Apple devices if the company did not pony up a ransom. The group claims to have login credentials for a bunch of Apple services, although the report...

Starbucks Gifts Coming To Apple’s Messages App

03/23/2017, With the introduction of iOS 10, Apple has kind of overhauled its Messages app. Where previously it was an app that allowed users to send and receive SMS or iMessages, the app now does much more and comes with its own app store and stickers where users...

Apple Acquires Automation App ‘Workflow’

03/22/2017, When it comes to apps that help to automate certain activities and tasks on our phones, there are several to choose from. One of those apps is Workflow which made its debut in 2014, and now according to a report from TechCrunch (via MacRumors), it seems...

Hackers Threaten To Wipe Millions Of Apple Devices

03/22/2017, It seems that not only does Apple have the Wikileaks flaws and vulnerabilities to deal with, it looks like they have another potential problem brewing. A group that calls itself the Turkish Crime Family is claiming to have the login credentials to more...

How To Delete Emails and Accounts on iPhone

03/19/2017, When you do not want an email account associated with a device, you simply delete it. Normally, you would do it if you are switching your primary email address or cleaning the slate before selling the device. But, how do you delete email accounts on...

iOS 11 Could End Up Obsoleting 200,000 Apps

03/15/2017, There are some apps that are designed to do one thing and one thing only, and it might be simple enough where the developer can get away with not updating it for months or even years. For example a note-taking app or an app that curates wallpapers don’t...

Apple Hires Jailbreak Expert To Improve iPhone’s Security

03/14/2017, As you might have heard, a recent Wikileaks report has revealed that for years, the CIA has kept a list of security vulnerabilities and exploits that were related to smartphones across multiple platforms, Apple’s iOS included. Now Apple claims to have...

Chrome For iOS Gets Safari-Like Reading List Functionality

03/14/2017, The other day we reported that it appears that Chrome for iOS was getting a Safari-like Reading List feature, although the update had yet to be released. For those who are curious about the feature, you’ll be pleased to learn that in the latest update...