Category «iOS»

Everything you need to know about iOS, Apple’s mobile operating system for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

Google Assistant arrives on the iPad to kick Siri’s butt

Google Assistant on iPad

Google Assistant has finally received an update for iOS that makes it a universal app that also works now on iPad. The app has all the same useful features that its iPhone variant has, including better-than-Siri voice assistance, and some iPad native features like split-screen, support for portrait and landscape modes and so on.

How to win at free-to-play games for mobile devices

free-to-play games

Free-to-play games are all the rage nowadays on smartphone and tablet platforms. While they are free for users to download, install and play, progression is normally very slow. Ask any gamer how long it took to reach a high level at any particular game, like Clash of Clans, and the answer will probably be in …

A11 Bionic chip helps iPhone 8/iPhone X destroy competition

A11 Bionic iPhone X

Competitors had been finding it difficult to beat the A10 Fusion processor in performance. Apple went ahead and beat it themselves by launching a new A11 Bionic SoC which powers iPhone 8 and iPhone X. The processor is a beast and current benchmarks show that it not only destroys the competition, it also beats Intel’s …

Gboard for iPhone gets support for Maps and YouTube

Gboard Maps YouTube IPhone

Google has added Maps and YouTube integration to Gboard, its popular keyboard for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Users can also draw doodles now and share them in different apps. Gboard was released more than a year back, after Apple introduced support for third party keyboards in iOS 9. Google’s keyboard lets users perform web …

HomePod firmware confirms iPhone 8 design and face unlock

iPhone 8

Further tinkering with the HomePod firmware has confirmed iPhone 8’s top-notch, bezel-less design and the presence of a ‘PearlID’ feature which refers to face scanning using infra-red technology. These details have been revealed on Twitter by developers Steve Troughton-Smith and Guilherme Rambo.

Sync iPhone to Mac without iTunes using SyncBird app


SyncBird is a new content management app for iOS devices that lets users easily sync music, videos, photos, books and other files, without using iTunes. The benefit of using SyncBird is that it lets you add/remove content to your iOS device from any iTunes library. When using iTunes, you can only sync content with one …

HomePod runs full iOS, reveals firmware released by Apple


Apple announced HomePod, a $349 smart speaker, at WWDC 2017. A new firmware, iOS for AudioAccessory1,1, pushed out for HomePod has been explored by developer Steve Troughton-Smith to reveal more details on the inner workings of Apple’s new speaker. These details are not of interest to the average consumer, but cater more to enthusiasts. 

iOS 11 beta 4 is now available to download

iOS 11 beta 4

Apple has released iOS 11 beta 4 to registered Apple Developers. The update is now available via Apple Developer Center and as over-the-air update for all compatible devices. The update is less than 400 MB in size for most devices.