iOS

Reasons to switch to iPhone: Regular and timely updates

Reasons to switch to iPhone: Regular and timely updates

Apple is preparing to launch iOS 9, possibly along with new iPhone hardware in the fall. With the debut of a new operating system and new phones, many smartphone owners, especially those on competing platforms, may be considering a switch to iOS and Apple’s hardware. One compelling reason to shift to the iPhone is Apple’s software update policy that pushes out new versions of iOS to a wide range of new and older devices at the same time.

Google’s iOS app gets always-on ‘Ok Google’ and more

Google’s iOS app gets always-on ‘Ok Google’ and more

Google has updated its official Search app for iOS to enable always-on “Ok Google,” and to make other welcome improvements. Users can now perform searches using their voice without having to tap the microphone button.

Goat Simulator for iOS is now free for a limited time

Goat Simulator for iOS is now free for a limited time

Goat Simulator, the crazy game in which you can finally live out your dream of being a goat, is now free on iOS for a limited time. You can claim a promotional code now, courtesy of IGNbut be sure to grab yours before they’re all gone!

iOS devices match Windows PC sales for the first time

iOS devices match Windows PC sales for the first time

Apple reported during its earnings call on Tuesday that a combined total of 57.9 million iPhones and iPads were sold in Q3 2015, which means that for the first time in the history of the iOS platform, it is matching sales of all Windows PCs put together.

Facebook improves location sharing in Messenger, removes always-on tracking

Facebook improves location sharing in Messenger, removes always-on tracking

Facebook has developed a new method of sharing your location in Messenger to make the app safer and to protect your privacy. The service will no longer share your location by default, so it is only broadcast when you explicitly choose to send it.

iPhone’s text bug also affects Twitter and Snapchat

iPhone’s text bug also affects Twitter and Snapchat

The iPhone bug that causes Messages to crash and forces a reboot when a certain string of text is received also breaks Twitter and Snapchat, it has been found. If the same message is received by one of these apps and notifications are enabled, it has exactly the same affect.

Apple patent hints at new home button that can act as a tiny touchpad

Apple patent hints at new home button that can act as a tiny touchpad

Apart from the introduction of Touch ID with the iPhone 5s in 2013, Apple’s home button on iOS devices has hardly changed over the years. But a new patent suggests the Cupertino company is working on a big upgrade that could turn it into a tiny touchpad and more.

Scott Forstall is ‘delighted’ Apple continues to release ‘great and beloved products’

Scott Forstall is ‘delighted’ Apple continues to release ‘great and beloved products’

In the middle of April, it was revealed that ex-iOS SVP Scott Forstall is now co-producing a major Broadway musical.

Two roommates stabbed each other while arguing iPhone vs Android

Two roommates stabbed each other while arguing iPhone vs Android

For anyone that takes a cursory glance online, specifically at forums where mobile operating systems are discussed, they would know that arguments tend to be the norm.

iOS’s former chief Scott Forstall is co-producing the Broadway musical ‘Fun Home’

iOS’s former chief Scott Forstall is co-producing the Broadway musical ‘Fun Home’

Earlier on Friday, April 17, it was revealed that Scott Forstall, the former iOS chief at Apple, has been working as an advisor to Snapchat for quite some time.