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iOS is a mobile operating system developed by Apple; it is a derivative of the Mac OS X desktop operating system, with which it shares many (but not all) common frameworks and other components. These include Cocoa Touch, the Mach/Darwin/XNU kernel and code from the Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD). Each iOS application runs in its own secure sandbox to prevent altering other applications, the operating system, or any other data.

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How do you feel about your iPhone?  If your iPhone was taken away today, how would this impact your day to day life?

Personally, I'd have to get an alarm clock again or I wouldn't wake up for work on time!

https://appdevelopermagazine.com/5325/2017/6/29/10-years-after-the-iphone-launch-here-is-how-people-feel-now/
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by:Brian Matis
Personally, I'd have to get an alarm clock again or I wouldn't wake up for work on time!

Lol! Yep, I've also ditched my alarm clock. I might still be able to get up for work without any sort of alarm though, since I recently set up some smart lightbulbs which gradually turn on between 6:30 - 7:00 and have been doing a decent job of waking me up. But then again... I set up the lightbulb scheduling with my iPhone! :-D
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by:Juana Villa
WOW!!!!
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by:Brian Matis
And to think, it's just now been only 10 years since the iPhone came out and it didn't even support 3rd party apps at that time. Wasn't until the next year that the app store was available, so this market is only 9 years old!
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by:11thhour
That all sounds good, especially the article and video part. I am just excited I can leave it landscape and not have to turn it just to read EE.
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by:Gustav Brock
Wonderful. If only it was for Windows Phone - or at least Windows 10/Mobile.

/gustav
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by:Andrew Leniart
Looks good from the pics.. not game to install it though.. Both my IPhone and IPad are too important to me day to day to risk installing a beta on either of them :)
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by:Jackie Man
I am only interested to know the poll results as will get an iPhone 8 with iOS 11 if I can manage to get a higher paid job.
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          by:Andrew Leniart
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          by:Andrew Leniart
          Great app! Typing this using my iPhone now :)
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          Anyone familiar with Google Photos and iCloud photos/videos storage tips and tricks?  I made a suggestion, but wondered if anyone else had any ideas for the asker?

          https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29013967/Google-photos-not-backing-up-properly.html
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          iOS 10.3 just released yesterday. I updated mine last night and it seems to have gone totally smooth, which is fairly impressive given that the release included a completely new file system! That must have been a tricky bit of engineering (and I can only imagine the QA effort involved...) Not only that, but there were AppleTV, iPad, and WatchOS updates that also all had the same file system update. Impressive roll-out to coordinate all that for release on the same day!

          Anyone else update yet? How'd it go?
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          by:Brian Matis
          If you're paranoid, then certainly feel free to do both. Then try the restore from iCloud if/when you get a new phone and see if that covers what you needed!
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          by:Kyle Santos
          It is worth testing.  I'm anxious to see if the iPhone 8 is gonna be worth nearly a grand.  If it has wireless charging...I'm probably sold haha
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          Native apps are dead!!??? Progressive apps seems to be the future. It takes a lot user effort to chose and download a native app. Therefore, users will be more likely to use a progressive app. Besides, it is more cost efficient than native apps. Do you think progressive apps are going to be the new trend?

          If you haven't heard about them. Check out this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQLyhcMoZUQ 
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          by:Scott Fell, EE MVE
          Although the video sounds like an ad for Firebase, I 100% agree with the idea that creating and managing native apps for multiple platforms is not worth the effort for most businesses.  

          Whenever I have said it's not worth the time and effort, there is always resistance with the default, "Mobile devices have over taken desktop... .... You have to have a mobile app today... ....yada yada yada"

          There are enough platforms and libraries that can give you a native like experience at a fraction of the development time and cost.  Also, people forget about the increased effort for security of a native app.    I have a friend that built an app for a specific vertical and I tried to talk him into creating a web app first.  More than two years of development vs what would have been several months only to find the other issue I warned about.... users not willing to pay for apps on the Android platform.  A lot of wasted time and energy!
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          In the office today, some co-workers and I got into a tangent conversation where one of us was fairly perplexed at how someone who is blind can use modern tech (computers, smartphones, etc) at all, given the heavy emphasis on visual design, graphical interfaces, and touchscreens. We talked about screen readers, but since none of us are blind, we really only understand them at a surface level. It reminded me of this article which covers an interview with someone who is legally blind about how they make incredibly effective use of an iPhone, with the screen completely off.

          It's absolutely fascinating and provided that deeper dive into accessibility features and how they work, with the specific case of Apple's award winning VoiceOver feature on the iPhone.

          It triggered several thoughts for me, like:
          • This is so cool...
          • It's amazing what sort of incredibly powerful features exist in the things we use, that we probably have absolutely no idea about
          • Could easily see the pure ROI case for these features not being good, but that it's wonderful Apple has done this anyway!
          • I bet a bunch of the research and work on these features contributed to Siri
          • Bet it'll also play into future Augmented Reality features too...

          http://finance.yahoo.com/news/david-pogue-on-iphone-voiceover-163733668.html
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          by:Lucas Bishop
          On that same note, a while ago I came across this answer on Quora that fascinated me:
          https://www.quora.com/How-does-a-visually-impaired-computer-programmer-program/answer/Tommy-MacWilliam?srid=2EqG

          It's written by an engineering manager from Quora, about his experience with a close friend who went blind and was also a programmer.
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          by:Juana Villa
          @LucasBishop thanks for sharing.  I found it amusing. These programmers are amazing and my take away is that there are no limitations when we want do accomplish something.
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          by:Kyle Santos
          Nice.  I shared that with a buddy of mine who uses his GoPro on his drone.
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          Important news for anyone that develops iOS apps: Apple is making some significant updates to app reviews:
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          by:Kyle Santos
          I went with the poor man's beats and got Skullcandy headphones :)
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          iOS

          iOS is a mobile operating system developed by Apple; it is a derivative of the Mac OS X desktop operating system, with which it shares many (but not all) common frameworks and other components. These include Cocoa Touch, the Mach/Darwin/XNU kernel and code from the Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD). Each iOS application runs in its own secure sandbox to prevent altering other applications, the operating system, or any other data.