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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.

FCC Speed Test App For iOS

02/25/2014, Ah, privacy issues. These have always been at the heart of many a citizen for quite a long time already, where we would love to have a certain degree of autonomy and privacy in our respective lives without having Big Brother poke its nose in. Well, this...

Apple Plugs SSL Encryption Bug On OS X

02/25/2014, Last week it was discovered that iOS had a gaping security vulnerability, one that could be exploited by hackers to launch man-in-the-middle attacks. The exploit would allow hackers to intercept crucial information being sent by the device, such as emails...

Apple Releases iOS 7.0.6/6.1.6 To Fix SSL Encryption Bug

02/23/2014, Apple has released an incremental firmware update for its iOS devices to fix a SSL encryption bug that has been the topic of much debate on social media. This bug would let an attacker perform a man-in-the-middle attack. What this means is that an...

Fleksy Keyboard Makes Its Way Out Of Beta

02/20/2014, Unlike Android, Apple’s iOS platform does not simply allow for users to change the default keyboard at whim. In fact for the most part, most iOS apps use the default Apple keyboard which in all honesty is a great keyboard, but at the same time who...

Windows Phone Steals Second Place From iOS In Brazil

02/14/2014, Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform might not necessarily be the most popular smatphone platform at the moment, but it does have its loyal users, especially in emerging markets where we can see handsets like the Nokia Lumia 520 dominating. That being...

BBM 2.0 Brings Voice Calling, Channels, Dropbox And More

02/13/2014, Last year BlackBerry Messenger was finally opened up to iOS and Android. When the app was launched, it didn’t come with all of the features that were exclusive to BBM on BlackBerry smartphones, features such as voice calling and BBM Channels. Back...

Tim Cook Compares Android To Europe

02/07/2014, While Apple’s Mac computers are starting to become more commonplace, it is safe to say that their distribution numbers still pale in comparison to the likes of the Windows platform where it is used more widely, especially in schools, businesses, and...

iOS 7.1 Could See March Release [Rumor]

02/06/2014, iOS 7.1 has been in the works for quite a while now. The update is expected to introduce a host of new changes and redesign to the operating system, and it was just recently that Apple released the iOS 7.1 beta 5 to developers. Well the good news is that...

Apple Removes Bitcoin Wallet App From Store

02/06/2014, Bitcoin, for those unfamiliar, is a form of virtual currency which some out there hope will become a legal and widely accepted currency in the future. It may or may not be the currency of the future but as it stands, there is a lot of interest in it at...

Final Fantasy VI Arrives On iOS

02/06/2014, Earlier in January, it was announced that Square Enix’s Final Fantasy VI made its way onto Android devices. This was a little odd given that Square Enix’s releases tend to be for both iOS and Android, and sometimes iOS first followed by Android. Well...

BBM For Android And iOS Gets Find Friends Feature

02/05/2014, BlackBerry continues to improve its now cross platform messaging service, BlackBerry Messenger, after opening it up for other platforms for the time time in history last year. Today an updated BBM for Android and iOS app has been announced which brings a...

Google Maps For iOS Now Shows You The Fastest Route Home

02/04/2014, Traffic will be the death of all of us, at least that’s what most drivers think when they’re hopelessly gridlocked. Nobody likes being stuck in traffic, and thanks to modern technology, we now have a better chance of finding a less congested...

Pebble Appstore Is Now Live

02/03/2014, Pebble was perhaps the only smartwatch that stood out from the crowd last year. What initially started as a crowdfunding campaign is now a product that’s known around the world. Pebble isn’t what it used to be, the company has launched a new...