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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.

Philips Releases Much-Needed Update For Its Hue Smartphone App

04/28/2016, The idea behind the Philips Hue connected bulbs is that you get to control it remotely and program it to do things regular light bulbs couldn’t. To achieve this, Philips obviously had to create an accompanying smartphone app, but unfortunately it seems...

Google Releases Official Android TV Remote App For iOS

04/27/2016, If you have got an Android TV device hooked up to your TV, you probably get an earful from the people in your family that don’t own an Android device because until today they were not able to control the Android TV unit with their smartphones....

Google Hangouts For iOS Updated With Share Extension

04/27/2016, Ever wanted to share something like a link or a photo in the Google Hangouts app for iOS? If you did, you probably know that it was a bit troublesome thanks to the fact that there is no share extension available for Hangouts. The good news is that if you...

HTC Vive App Finally Makes Its Way Onto iOS

04/26/2016, The HTC Vive connects to a computer in order for users to take advantage of its features, but given how connected we are these days, it didn’t really come as a surprise to learn that the HTC Vive had an app of its own. The app was previously released...

Microsoft Releases Word Flow Keyboard For iOS

04/25/2016, Earlier this year it was reported that Microsoft was bringing its famed Word Flow keyboard to iOS although last we checked, the app still appeared to be in beta. The good news is that if you have been looking forward to getting your hands on the app, the...

Walmart’s iOS App Update Enables Walmart Pay For Users

04/22/2016, When Apple Pay was first launched, Walmart was one of the few big retailers in the country who flat out refused to use Apple’s service. Then last year we found out that Walmart actually had their own mobile payment service in the works called Walmart...

Find My iPad Leads Police To Gang Hideout

04/22/2016, Apple’s Find My iPhone/iPad feature while intended to help users find their lost devices, has in the past few years have yielded some pretty impressive results. For example earlier this year, the Find My iPhone feature helped police track down a...

iOS 10 Concept Video Is A Wishlist Of Everything We Want

04/22/2016, Apple has confirmed that WWDC 2016 will be taking place come June 13. While they were not specific in what will be unveiled, there’s a good chance we will be learning more about the next major build of iOS, which presumably will be iOS 10. Oddly enough...

84% Of All iOS Devices Are Running On iOS 9

04/21/2016, Is iOS 9 growing as fast as it could? From what we can tell from previous figures, it is hard to beat out iOS 7’s adoption rate, but it certainly looks a lot better than iOS 8. That being said, last we checked back in February, iOS 9’s adoption was at...

New Phishing Scam Tries To Steal Apple IDs And Passwords

04/21/2016, There have been many phishing scams launched in the past where hackers have tried to steal account information for banks, online websites, services, and etc. That being said there seems to  be a new phishing scam that has been making its rounds, and this...

Police Want Google And Apple To Block Encryption Apps

04/21/2016, Apps with encryption isn’t so much about trying to skirt around the government’s prying eyes, but it’s more about security and privacy in general. Sometimes we might send sensitive information like credit card information or company secrets that...

Fallout Shelter For iOS Updated With 3D Touch Support

04/21/2016, The folks at Bethesda did not know that Fallout Shelter would become the runaway success that it did when the first launched it. We suppose the upside to the game being successful is that Bethesda now has more reasons to keep it updated with new content...

iOS 9.3.2 Will Let Night Shift And Low Power Mode Work Together

04/21/2016, With iOS 9.3, Apple introduced a new feature called Night Shift. For those unfamiliar, Night Shift basically changes the color temperature of your screen to a warmer one. This supposedly reduces the amount of blue light emitted by your display which has...

Chrome For iOS & Android Has 1 Billion Monthly Active Users

04/20/2016, Google’s Chrome is an incredibly popular browser, both for mobile and desktop. The fact that it can sync either platform also helps with its popularity, meaning that users won’t need to create new bookmarks or new browser history because what you save...