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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.

Uber’s Apps Can Now Track Your Location In The Background

05/29/2015, At the moment Uber’s app on iOS and Android will only track your location when you launch the app. However in a recent post on Uber’s blog, the company has announced that they will be making some privacy changes and that the app will now have the...

Apple Vans Spotted Gathering Data For In-House Mapping Database

05/29/2015, As it stands, Apple relies very heavily on third-party mapping information for its Maps service. This means that as far as the accuracy of the information is concerned, Apple is pretty much at the mercy of these third-party services such as TomTom and...

Apple Offers Up Temporary Workaround For Messages Bug

05/29/2015, If you have been following the news, you might have heard of a bug affecting the Messages app on iOS. Basically when a user receives a particular message containing a set of characters, it will cause the app to crash and reboot the device instantly...

Moleskine Launches Timepage iOS App

05/28/2015, If you’re into high-quality stationery such as pens, pencils, and notebooks, chances are you might have heard of the brand Moleskine. The company produces some pretty high-quality notebooks aimed at users of all walks of life, such as artists, writers,...

Apple Acknowledged Messages Bug, Working To Fix It

05/27/2015, Earlier today we reported on this weird Messages bug on iOS in which if a user receives a particular message from someone else, it will cause the app to crash continuously or reboot instantly without warning. It’s not exactly a “dangerous” bug per...

Nexar Uses Your iPhone To Record Bad Drivers

05/27/2015, We all encounter drivers on the road who drive recklessly. Heck, chances are we ourselves have been accused of such driving in the past as well. Now if you’ve always wanted to record these bad drivers for posterity or so you can lodge a report,...

Google Search To Show Content From iOS Apps

05/27/2015, Android users already get to see relevant content from the apps that they have installed on their devices when they conduct a search on Google, this feature has been limited to Google’s own mobile platform for over two years now and finally...

Weird Bug Causes iOS Messages App To Crash Continuously

05/27/2015, Apple’s Messages app is where users send and receive regular text messages as well as iMessages. It’s a simple app and rather straightforward in nature, but it seems that despite its simplicity, a recent bug has been discovered that basically causes...

Periscope Introduces Android App

05/26/2015, It has been a couple of months after Periscope debuted on the iOS platform, which is a mobile operating system from Apple. Just what is Periscope all about, anyway? It happens to be Twitter’s live-streaming app, and we are glad to bring you word that...

Microsoft’s Cortana To Arrive On iPhone And Android Platforms

05/26/2015, It looks like Microsoft is moving slowly but surely in the right direction where the mobile world is concerned – as the company has just announced that Cortana will be making its way over to the Android platform before June s over, while folks who...

iOS 9 Version For Older Models Being Built?

05/22/2015, It does look as though there has been much that has been going on concerning Apple’s upcoming iOS 9. So far, we have heard that there might be a Home app with the operating system, not to mention the use of the “San Francisco” font, in addition to...

SwiftKey Launches Theme Store For iOS Users

05/20/2015, Thanks to iOS 8, iOS users are finally able to add third-party keyboards to the operating system, which in turn opens the door to popular keyboard apps such as SwiftKey. Now the good news is that if you’re a fan of customization, you might be pleased to...

Snake Rewind Brings A Classic Onto iOS, Android & Windows Phone

05/13/2015, Last week we reported that the original programmer of the Snake game on Nokia devices, Taneli Armando, would be releasing a more modern take on the game dubbed Snake Rewind. The good news is that if you were wondering how it would handle and how it lives...

Streaming On Periscope Without Twitter Account Now Possible

05/12/2015, Live streaming apps Meerkat and Periscope have gained a lot of popularity over the past few months which is why these apps are constantly being updated with new features and improvements to ensure that users don’t jump ship, or that they don’t...