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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.

Android 7.0 (Sort Of) Helps Android Users Port Data Over From iOS

08/23/2016, Last we checked, iOS and Android were still the dominant mobile operating systems, which is why it isn’t surprising to see both companies try to poach users from each other’s platforms. In fact just last year, Apple released an app for Android that...

Twitter For iOS Finally Gets Night Mode

08/22/2016, Twitter brought Night Mode to its Android app last month. It said that the feature would soon go live on iOS as well. Night Mode simply transforms the user interface into a darker hue so that it’s easier on the eyes when viewed at night. Its a...

You Could Soon Use Siri To Read/Send Messages Via WhatsApp

08/19/2016, For the longest time ever, Siri remained closed off to developers, meaning that whatever Siri was capable of was pretty much limited to whatever Apple decided they wanted it to do. All of that changed when iOS 10 was launched in which Apple opened up Siri...

Android Sees Increase In Market Share At The Expense Of iOS

08/18/2016, Without a doubt, Android and iOS are basically the two dominant smartphone operating systems in the market today, although we guess to call iOS dominant is a bit weird when you look at the market shares of both platforms. According to the latest figures...

Google Releases ‘Duo’ Video Calling App For iOS & Android

08/16/2016, Several months ago during Google I/O, Google took the wraps off an app called Duo. This is a video calling app which we guess you could say is Google’s take on FaceTime. The idea is that the app is straightforward and simple to use, so if all you’re...

Microsoft Office For iPhone Updated With Finger-Drawing Support

08/15/2016, With the iPhone’s screen being smaller than the iPad and a laptop, this means that when it comes to editing certain things, its screen size just doesn’t cut it. Now with Microsoft Office, what Microsoft has done is introduce a feature that lets users...

Researchers Think Apple Should Replace iMessage’s Encryption

08/14/2016, A lot of messenger apps these days are touting their security features. For example WhatsApp promises end-to-end encryption. However if you are more of an iMessage user, it would seem that researchers at Johns Hopkins University are suggesting that maybe...

Twitter Night Mode Could Be Coming To iOS Soon

08/14/2016, Last month Twitter rolled out a new feature for its Android app which introduced Night Mode. In case you’re unfamiliar, Night Mode on Twitter basically transforms the user interface from a white UI to a darker UI, thus making it easier on the eyes when...

iTunes App Store Expected To Reach 5 Million Apps By 2020

08/11/2016, With iOS and Android being the dominant smartphone platforms, it isn’t surprising to see why developers have opted to develop for both platforms as opposed to other platforms, such as BlackBerry 10, Windows 10 Mobile, or Tizen. This is also why it...

Netflix Brings Its ‘Fast’ Internet Speed Test App To Mobile

08/10/2016, Are you curious about the speed of your internet? There are plenty of online tools that will get the job done, although Netflix has their own version called Fast. The good news for those who are looking for a mobile speed testing tool, you’ll be pleased...

Apple Maps Fiasco Is The Reason We Have Public Betas Now

08/08/2016, A couple of years ago, Apple announced that they would be launching a public beta for OS X. This was followed the next year with a public beta for iOS. Both these moves are a bit odd for Apple as the company has never really been one to share their inner...

Apple Launches A Bug Bounty Program, Offers Up To $200,000

08/05/2016, No software is completely invulnerable to security flaws, and this is why there are companies who offers up bounty programs to developers/hackers who can identify these flaws on their behalf, and in exchange, they get paid a fee for doing so. Apple...

iOS 9.3.4 Released With ‘Important Security Update’

08/04/2016, It was just recently that the iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak was released, but it seems that Apple has since managed to patch it in their latest iOS update, iOS 9.3.4. The company has made the update available to iOS users and we reckon it might be worth updating to...

Battery Saver Mode Will Be Returning To Pokemon GO

08/03/2016, One of the features of Pokemon GO is its Battery Saver mode. Given how much battery the app consumes, we guess it made sense that Niantic would include the feature in consideration of its users. However in the app’s update, Niantic decided to remove the...