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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 8.1.2 Not Being Signed Any More

02/11/2015, It looks like the non-stop game of cat-and-mouse between developers as well as Apple has continued to rage on, where Cupertino has already stopped signing the iOS 8.1.2 firmware. In other words, the option to jailbreak the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and all...

30-Year Old Deus Ex Machina Ported To iOS And Android

02/06/2015, For gamers who are still in their early twenties or teens, chances are you might not be familiar with the game Deus Ex Machina which was released back in 1984. Granted the game might not have the same graphics or gameplay compared to games these days, but...

SwiftKey For iOS Now Predicts Emojis

02/05/2015, SwiftKey is a very powerful third party keyboard app that’s available on both Android and iOS. The app has been available on the former for a considerably longer period of time which is why that version has more features. Gradually more features are...

iOS 8.2 Beta Reveals More Than Meets The Eye

02/04/2015, There was a report that was published earlier this morning that carried information concerning the companion app for the Apple Watch that was discovered within the recently released iOS 8.2 beta. Basically, some time down the road, if you happen to own...

ABI: Android Smartphone Shipments Saw A 5% Decline In Q4 2014

02/02/2015, As it stands, Android is currently the platform with the largest market share at the moment, although this hardly comes as a surprise especially when you consider that there are so many different Android OEMs out there, so their combined might would...

Jailbreaker Comex Releases Cydia Alternative Called Substitute

02/01/2015, iOS users who jailbreak their devices are probably very familiar with Cydia, which is basically where users go to if they are looking for tweaks or apps that might not necessarily have been approved by Apple. What has allowed these tweaks to work is the...

Yahoo App For iOS Gets New Features

01/29/2015, It is more or less a given that a piece of hardware or a particular software should not remain as it is for all time – it will surely get outdated, and in order to maintain interest and grow your market share, it would be wise to ensure that new...

Heroes Of Might And Magic III Arrive On iOS, Android Platforms

01/29/2015, How many of you remember Heroes of Might and Magic III fondly? I know that I have spent a fair number of hours on that particular game, and more than one and a half decades later, the game can still be a time sink if you are not careful with your self...

Android Games Starting To Become Just As Profitable As iOS

01/27/2015, In terms of smartphone platform market share, it is no secret that Android is leading the way. This is thanks to the fact that there are many Android OEMs out there, versus iOS in which pretty much Apple is the only company churning out iOS devices,...

Apple Releases iOS 8.1.3 To Reduce Storage Requirements For Update

01/27/2015, Apple has come under fire from critics ever since iOS 8 was released because the new software required a substantial amount of storage to be available on the device before it can be installed. Most users are running on fumes as far as free storage goes...

BBM Beta For iOS Gets Updated To v2.7.0.20

01/22/2015, If you happen to be one of the privileged beta testers for BBM on iOS, then you would be pleased as punch to know that there is yet another version available – which means BBM beta for iOS has just gotten a bump to version 2.7.0.20. In other words,...