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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.

Google Risks Losing Spot As Default Search Engine On Safari

11/25/2014, A deal signed back in 2007 made Google the default search engine on iOS devices, and the latest extension of that deal is going to expire next year. This means that there’s a chance Google might end up losing this coveted spot in the Safari browser...

iTunes App Store No Longer Listing Freemium Apps As “Free”

11/19/2014, Freemium apps have gotten a lot of flack in the past for being misleading. This has led parents to believe that these so-called free apps won’t cost them anything, only to find out that their kid has racked up thousands of dollars in in-app purchases....

Beats Music Will Reportedly Be Bundled In iOS From Next Year

11/19/2014, Recently there were rumors that Apple is going to kill the Beats Music streaming service, but if a new report is to be believed, perhaps the company is going to take a completely opposite step. Apple is reportedly going to bundle Beats Music into iOS...

Fleksy Is Cheaper Now, Breaks Guinness World Record In The Process

11/18/2014, Do good things come in twos? I suppose so, as we have just received official word from Fleksy that they have dropped the price of their app, and at the same time, have also broken its very own Guinness World Records record as the world’s fastest...

iOS MOBA Vainglory Now Available For Download

11/17/2014, A couple of months ago when Apple unveiled the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, instead of being treated to games like Infinity Blade which was used in previous iPhone launches to show off its graphic capabilities, Apple turned to Super Evil Megacorp who unveiled...

WhatsApp Updated With iPhone 6 And 6 Plus Support

11/17/2014, While many developers are probably taking advantage of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus’ larger displays, there are some apps which have yet to be optimized for it. Facebook-owned WhatsApp was one of them, at least until recently where the developers finally...

Apple Responds To iOS Masque Attack Vulnerability

11/14/2014, A few days ago, we reported that a new malware for iOS had been discovered that has been known as the “Masque Attack”. For those who are hearing about this for the first time, the Masque Attack is named such because of its ability to disguise itself...

YouTube For iOS Update Makes It More Music-Centric

11/13/2014, As some of you might have heard, yesterday YouTube announced YouTube Music Key which is the company’s long rumored music streaming service that could potentially end up competing against the likes of Spotify and other music services. That being said,...

New “Masque Attack” Malware For iOS Discovered

11/10/2014, Over the years many have been under the impression that iOS is a safe platform as not much malware targets it. Instead most malwares seem to target Android due to it being an open system. However if this year has taught us, no platform is safe. It...

iOS Continues To Outpace Android In The Enterprise Market

11/10/2014, A couple of years ago, BlackBerry used to be the darling in the enterprise space and most companies and governments would not even need to think twice when deciding which platform and service to use. Today it is a very different scenario with Apple...

Frostbite Gets Battlefield 4 Up And Running On iOS, Sort Of

11/06/2014, Our tablets these days pack some impressive hardware under the hood. In fact tablets these days are probably more powerful than a lot of computers were back in the day. That being said, how powerful are we talking about? Well it seems that the folks...

Apple Issues iOS 8.1.1 Developer Beta

11/03/2014, Apple has just issued their very first developer beta for iOS 8.1.1, which so happens to be the upcoming point release for their very own mobile operating system. iOS 8.1.1 beta has been classified as build 12B432, and with this particular beta update,...