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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.

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...

SEGA To Remove Some Of Their Older Games From App Stores

05/08/2015, If you’re a fan of SEGA’s mobile games and have been buying and downloading their titles from various mobile app stores and onto your mobile device, you might want to hold onto them. According to a recent blog post by the company, they have...

Android Continues To Dominate US Smartphone Market Despite Small Dip

05/07/2015, Google’s Android platform is always competing with Apple’s iOS to see which platform is more dominant. For the most part Android appears to be leading the way, although this will vary from region to region. However speaking of the US region, comScore...

Flickr Updates Mobile Apps With New Features

05/07/2015, Flickr today announced version 4.0 of its iOS and Android apps, the refreshed applications now feature Flickr’s unified design so users get the same experience all of their different devices when they use this service to share and store their...

Meerkat Facebook Support Arrives In New Update

05/04/2015, The live streaming app Meerkat has steadily been gaining popularity and as its user base increases the app gets new features. Cementing its move away from Twitter, the latest update for Meerkat on iOS brings support for Facebook. For users this means that...

ACLU Launches App To Securely Record Law Enforcement Encounters

04/30/2015, In the past few months, there seems to be an increase in reports and video footage of police using excessive force especially when it is uncalled for, and especially in situations that might not warrant it. As such many have turned to recording law...

Amazon Instant Video For iOS Finally Supports HD Streaming

04/30/2015, Amazon customers who subscribe to the $99 per year Prime program also get access to the company’s online video streaming service called Amazon Instant Video. It offers a huge collection of TV shows and movies aside from the original content produced...

Airbnb App For Tablets Finally Arrives

04/29/2015, Airbnb has long offered mobile applications for iOS and Android but it has taken its sweet time to come up with one that supports tablets as well. The property rental company has finally released an app that’s compatible with tablets, it brings a...

Apple Spotlight Search Will Soon Feature Tweets

04/29/2015, Apple and Twitter already work closely together when it comes to integrating the micro-blogging service with the Cupertino company’s software, and it appears that they’re going to take yet another major step to further improve this...

Apple Requires Medical Research Apps To Get Ethics Board Approval

04/29/2015, Earlier this month Apple made ResearchKit available to medical researchers. For those who are unfamiliar with ResearchKit, basically it’s a framework that has been designed for those in the medical and health industry to create apps that will be able to...