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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.

Samsung Smart Switch Helps iPhone Users Swap To The Galaxy S6

04/28/2015, Given the hardware and design of Samsung’s latest phones in the form of the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge, it probably wouldn’t come as a complete surprise if iPhone users were tempted by the design and features to jump ship. In fact more than a...

Snapchat For iOS Bug Lets Users Record Videos As Long As They Want

04/23/2015, Snapchat allows users to send videos to one another, but perhaps in a bid to make these videos more downloadable, they have limited the length of each video to about 10 seconds. However in a recently discovered bug for the iOS version of Snapchat, it...

Apple’s Safari Accounts For 55% Of Mobile & Tablet Usage In The US

04/22/2015, Safari is the browser app that comes bundled by default on OS X and iOS devices, although we’re sure that there are some who might opt to install a different one on their devices, like Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and so on. Well as it turns out, that number...

“No iOS Zone” Vulnerability Lets Hackers Crash iOS Devices

04/22/2015, It has been suggested many times in the past that connecting to public WiFi might not necessarily be a great idea as it could potentially allow hackers access to your device. This might be especially true for iOS devices as researchers from Skycure have...

WhatsApp Voice Calling For iOS Activated At Last

04/21/2015, It goes without saying that many of WhatsApp’s 800 million active monthly users access the messaging service using an iPhone. Over the past couple of months WhatsApp has gradually been rolling out its voice calling feature. First it was made...

Over 1,500 iOS Apps Are Susceptible To Man-In-The-Middle Attacks

04/20/2015, It is largely thought that iOS devices are secure, but we suppose apps and services that run on the platform are only as secure as the developers make them to be. Recently it has been discovered that over 1,500 iOS apps contain a HTTPS-crippling...

iOS vs. Android Leads To Roommates Stabbing

04/17/2015, The war between iOS and Android couldn’t get more intense with fans physically hurting each other. In recent years, we have witnessed many virtual wars between the companies in the comment box that you see below, but all that has always been limited...

Chrome For iOS Updated With Widget Support And App Extensions

04/17/2015, While Safari might be the default browser for iOS devices, there are many iOS users who have turned to Chrome for their browsing needs, and if you are one of them, you might be interested in the latest update that Google has issued to the app. In the...

Major Tumblr iOS Update Brings Ability To Create New Secondary Blogs

04/15/2015, Yahoo-owned blogging platform Tumblr today released a major update of its iOS application that brings a highly requested feature. With Tumblr for iOS version 4.0 users will now be able to create new secondary blogs whenever they want, previously in order...

China Is Now The Biggest Downloader Of iOS Apps

04/15/2015, Apple’s iOS devices are extremely popular and highly coveted around the world, which also means that iOS apps are also being downloaded all over the world, but is there a particular market in which iOS apps are doing better in compared to others? Well...

Blizzard’s Hearthstone Finally Released For iOS & Android Phones

04/14/2015, Last year Blizzard promised that they would be releasing Hearthstone for iOS and Android smartphones in 2015, and the good news is that if you’d rather not take your tablet with you wherever you go, you will be pleased to learn that Blizzard has...

Apple Retains Top U.S. Smartphone Manufacturer Spot

04/12/2015, Despite all efforts by its rivals to steal market share Apple is still going strong in its home country. Latest data by comScore reveals that Apple has retained its spot as the top smartphone manufacturer in the U.S. for the three months ending in...