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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.

Google Adds iPad Support To Inbox

02/19/2015, Google introduced a new email application called Inbox a few months back. The application seeks to revolutionize the way we consume email on our mobile devices. So far it has only been supported on iOS and Android smartphones but today it gets support for...

Dropbox Users Can Now Open Shared Links In Android And iOS Apps

02/18/2015, Mobile users are going to like the change that Dropbox has announced today. Users of the popular cloud storage service, particularly those on Android and iOS, will now be able to open Dropbox shared links right within the apps. Previously the mobile...

Google Play Music Now Natively Supports The iPad

02/18/2015, If you use Google Play Music on iOS then the latest update is going to be of interest to you, particularly if you use the service on Apple’s tablet. Google has released a new update of this iOS application which now brings native support for the...

VLC For iOS Hits The App Store Once Again

02/16/2015, iOS users have had to wait for a considerable amount of time for VLC to arrive. VLC as many of you would already be aware is a very popular media player that’s capable of playing most media formats. It did arrive on iOS in 2011 only to be pulled...

Android 5.0 Lollipop Touted To Be More Stable Than iOS 8

02/13/2015, It goes without saying that any operating system, mobile or otherwise, that is worth its salt would also need to receive updates from time to time in order to make it relevant to users’ needs at that particular moment in the life cycle of the hardware...

Apple Increases App Size Limit to 4GB

02/12/2015, Ever since Apple introduced higher resolutions to their smartphones, it meant that app sizes had to be increased as well to accommodate the larger image files. However the more powerful hardware also meant that apps could become more complex and go beyond...

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...