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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.

iOS 11 Rumored To Bring About Group FaceTime Calls

01/20/2017, FaceTime has been pretty much a one-to-one experience, meaning if you want to call multiple people at the same time, that’s too bad because you can’t. This is versus other platforms like Google Hangouts and Skype which has supported group video calls...

Waze Now Lets Users Browse Places By Category

01/19/2017, Waze is a great app if you’re looking to navigate your way to somewhere unfamiliar, or if you just want to avoid traffic in general. However just like Google Maps, users will be able to search for locations in broad terms, like street names, or building...

Evernote 8.0 For iOS Gets A Major Design Overhaul

01/17/2017, If you are an avid user of Evernote for the desktop and mobile, you might be pleased to learn that Evernote has announced the release of version 8.0 of its mobile app for iOS devices. However this is a pretty major update because as you can clearly see in...

Pokemon GO Reportedly Earned $950 Million In 2016

01/17/2017, When Pokemon GO was first released and the demand for the app proved to be higher than what many had expected, analysts were quick to jump in and offer their predictions. According to these analysts, Pokemon GO had the potential to earn $1 billion a year...

Weak Pound Sees UK iTunes App Store Prices Increased By 25%

01/17/2017, The UK’s currency isn’t doing so hot at the moment, which many have attributed to Brexit which has created a lot of uncertainty about the future of the country. While the government is trying to sort that out, it seems that citizens have no choice but...

Super Mario Run Gets ‘Loads of Coins’ Limited Time Event

01/16/2017, If you’ve played Super Mario Run, you know that the coins you collect can be used towards building up your kingdom. Now if you’re running low on coins or if you’d like to stockpile your coins, you might be interested to learn that Nintendo has...

Apple Accused Of Monopolistic Behavior With Its iOS App Store

01/15/2017, The iTunes App Store is owned and controlled by Apple, in which developers, musicians, movie studios, and more can upload their creations where it can be purchased and downloaded by users of Apple’s products. Recently it seems that consumers aren’t...

The Nintendo Switch Will Have A Parental Control App

01/15/2017, Back in the day, parental control when it came to video games was basically about locking the console or computer away until a certain time of the day, or when chores or homework was completed. These days there are apps and it looks like Nintendo has...

Tony Fadell Dispels Claims That Teams Competed For The iPhone’s OS

01/11/2017, The popular narrative that has been told countless times is that Tony Fadell and Scott Forstall were both asked to come up with an operating system for the first iPhone, in which Fadell’s creation known as “Acorn” back then lost out to Forstall’s...

Kantar: Android Continues To Dominate China’s Smartphone Market

01/11/2017, It is generally accepted that Android is currently the most dominant smartphone platform, with iOS coming in second. However not every market is the same, in which some markets iOS seems to perform better than Android, but if there is one market that...

Early iPhone OS Prototypes Compared Side-By-Side

01/11/2017, For those familiar with the history of the iPhone and iOS, you know that at the start Steve Jobs basically pitted Tony Fadell against Scott Forstall to see who could come up with a better mobile operating system. Since the clickwheel iPod was popular back...

Apple & Google Removed LinkedIn’s App In Russia

01/08/2017, If you’re in Russia and you use LinkedIn for professional purposes, it seems that you will no longer be able to use the service. According to a report from the New York Times, the Russian government has ordered both Apple and Google to remove the...

Samsung Gear S App Finally Launched For iOS Devices

01/08/2017, After years of rumors that Samsung would be making their wearables compatible with iOS devices, it looks like that day has finally arrived. Announced on Samsung’s website, it seems that the Gear S app has finally been released for iOS devices which...