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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.

Twitter Update Brings Landscape Mode To iPhone 6 Plus Owners

08/04/2015, While the iPhone has always offered landscape support, not all apps take advantage of it. In fact one of the more unique features of the iPhone 6 Plus is that when landscape mode is enabled, even the home screen can be tilted which in turn leverages the...

iPhone Fans Trolled Into Singing Android’s Praises

08/04/2015, Regardless of what smartphone platform you use, there will always be die-hard fans. Sometimes these fans are well-informed and really know their stuff, while others feel like they’re just there on the bandwagon because it’s the “in” thing....

Viber Updated With Improved Call UI And Quality

08/04/2015, When it comes to VoIP apps, there are plenty to choose from, although safe to say that Viber is still a notable option. In fact if you’re a current user of Viber, you might be interested to learn that the company has recently pushed out an update for...

Team17 Announces Worms 4, Coming To iOS In August

07/30/2015, We’re not sure how many of you guys remember the Worms franchise from back in the day. For those who don’t, basically it’s a game where you get to drop a variety of worms on a battlefield, and each player takes turns taking out the other player’s...

Angry Birds 2 Launch

07/30/2015, Angry Birds 2 launched today and I got a sneak peak during an event in San Francisco on Tuesday. Developed by Finish company Rovio, the original Angry Birds, which was a phenomenal success, launched  in December 2009 and since then, and after multiple...

StubHub For iOS Adds Uber And Apple Music Integration

07/29/2015, If you rely on StubHub to purchase tickets to various events, you might be interested to learn that the app has recently received a significant update in which it will now be more functional than ever. The update will see better integration with two...

Apple Pay Used By 42% Of iPhone Owners

07/29/2015, Apple Pay is a feature limited to the Apple Watch, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. While mobile payments have been around for a while, Apple’s branding and reputation saw the Cupertino’s payment system heralded as the future of mobile payments, but now...

Apple’s Activation Lock Not As Effective In Some Cities

07/28/2015, So with iOS 7, Apple introduced Activation Lock which was basically a way to disable a stolen iPhone. The idea is that if the thief is unable to resell the phone due to it being locked, it would deter them from stealing iPhones in the future. In fact upon...

Periscope Updates iOS App

07/27/2015, Periscope has just introduced a brand new update to its iOS app, and in this particular update, there will be a mute feature in order to prevent you from being disturbed by whoever is broadcasting live all the time. The ability to mute someone does not...

Sales Of iOS Devices Equal To Total Annual Windows PCs Sold

07/23/2015, As smartphones become more ubiquitous, there is a higher chance of you finding someone with more than one smartphone. One could be used for work and another for business purposes, but with that being said, would it be possible that the total amount of iOS...

Apple Launches Massive iOS App Sale – 100 Apps For $0.99 Each

07/23/2015, It used to be back in the day when the iTunes App Store was first launched that for the most part, apps were either free or cost $0.99. The low price of a dollar was compelling enough for users to get on board with the idea or purchasing apps where it was...

Invisible Smartphone Ads Could Be Slowing Your Phone Down

07/23/2015, Free apps usually rely on ads or in-app purchases to earn money, or sometimes even both. However it seems that recently it has been discovered that some app developers have been rather cunning by incorporating invisible ads. Now these ads aren’t so much...

Chrome For iOS Updated With More Gesture Controls

07/22/2015, Safari is the browser by default on iOS devices. This is fine if you use Safari on your Mac as well because just like Google’s Chrome, it can sync information across devices so you get to pick up where you left of. Now if you’re more of a Chrome user,...