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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.

Gmail App Updated With Improved Google Drive Integration

07/24/2014, Google has certainly done a pretty decent job when it comes to empowering users of Gmail and Google Drive to share documents as well as files between both services, which is something that has been experienced on a full fledged computer – be it the...

iOS Engages ‘Do Not Disturb’ Mode When You Are Active

07/24/2014, While Samsung looks on enviously in Nokia’s direction at the number of patents that they hold, here we are with yet another patent revealed by Apple, where it will adjust iOS notifications that are based on a user’s physical activity. This would...

Apple Denies iOS Backdoor Access Claims

07/22/2014, Just yesterday we reported that according to a security researcher, he had discovered that Apple had installed several backdoors in iOS that made it easy for someone with the right tools and knowledge to gain access to a person’s iOS device. It was...

Shazam For iOS Updated With Integrated Rdio Playback

07/14/2014, There is a good chance that we’ve all used song recognition services like Shazam and Soundhound in the past, but if you’re looking for a bit more functionality, Shazam for iOS has recently been updated so that whenever a song has been identified, the...

Google’s Augmented Reality Game Ingress Arrives For iOS

07/14/2014, Google is a company known for products like search, email, cloud storage, and mobile devices, so we guess it’s fair to say that when you think about video games, chances are Google doesn’t really come to mind. That being said, Google has dabbled in...

Google Maps For iOS Updated With Better Search & Explore Features

07/11/2014, With Google Maps belonging to Google, it is understandable that Google would push out updates for its Android platform first before updating its other platforms, such as iOS. Well the good news for iOS users is that if you were hoping to gain more Google...

Minecraft Pocket Edition Gets “Biggest Update EVER!”

07/10/2014, For those of you who have been rocking to Mojang’s Minecraft Pocket Edition on your respective mobile devices, here is a little something that might just pique your attention. Mojang themselves are buzzing with excitement, touting that this is the...

NFB Wants Apple To Make Accessibility A Requirement For All Apps

07/09/2014, Apple’s iOS device has accessibility features as part of its software, but usually such support has been limited to the operating system or native apps. This is because Apple has not required third-party developers to ensure that their apps have...

Android Catches Up With iOS In Global Web Traffic

07/01/2014, Android and iOS are two bitter rivals on the mobile operating system front, and the world is generally split between these two where smartphones and tablets are concerned, although there are side players such as Windows Phone and BlackBerry OS, with the...

Vine Update Brings Loop Counts

07/01/2014, A new update has been released today for Vine’s mobile applications on Android and iOS which adds loop counts to a video. This change will also be visible to users on the web who use the service’s website to watch six-second clips. Its a...

Opera Mini 8 On iOS Revamped

06/26/2014, Once in a while, selected apps will get an update in an effort by the developers to ensure that it remains ahead of the rest of the competition, and the Opera Mini browser on iOS is no different. In fact, Opera Software has just introduced a complete...