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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.

Cortana For iOS And Android In Discussion At Microsoft

06/12/2014, As it stands, Microsoft’s Cortana voice assistant program is limited to the Windows Phone platform at the moment. Sure, there are rumors about how it could eventually make its way onto the PC and Xbox platforms, which in all honesty doesn’t seem like...

Kindle Reading Apps Updated

06/10/2014, If you are into Kindle reading apps, you will be pleased as punch to know that these apps have been improved to be better with audible integration, allowing users to make the switch between reading and listening without having to leave the app in the...

SteelSeries Stratus XL iOS Controller Announced

06/09/2014, When it comes to games, some of the titles that have achieved success in the past would certainly have a sequel (or two) penned in, while certain franchises have a new edition every single year, especially sports games. Having said that, do hardware need...

iPhone Photos Backup: Effective & Simple Options

06/06/2014, A few years back we noted that the iPhone 4 was Flickr’s most popular camera, but as we’re writing this article the iPhone 5 has since claimed that crown, and the 5S is on track to claim top spot. With the popularity of the iPhone as portable...

Lightning Headphones For Apple Products Could Come In The Future

06/04/2014, Through its Made for iPhone/iPad/iPod program Apple provides manufacturers with certain specifications that they have to adhere to for their accessories and products to work with the company’s devices. A standard 3.5mm headset jack is used on...

Apple Opens Up To Virtual Currency Apps

06/03/2014, There are a couple of popular virtual currencies that are traded online without the backing of a government or a central bank. Regulators often warn investors about the risks associated with trading in virtual currency but its unlikely that the momentum...

Latest Instagram Update Supercharges Photo Editing

06/03/2014, Instagram started out as an iPhone app that allowed users to apply cool filters to their photos. Its popularity swelled after some time and the app was continuously updated with new features that made it even more powerful. If you believe that the...

Android’s Global Dominance Continues [Research]

05/26/2014, Even though its comes at the cost of fragmentation, Google’s mobile operating system continues to dominate its rivals in major markets around the globe primarily because Android smartphones are available for almost every price point from countless...

Epic Games Releases Tappy Chicken Built With Unreal Engine 4

05/22/2014, A couple of months ago, Epic Games announced that they would be licensing out Unreal Engine 4 to developers who wish to code with it. This came in the form of a subscription service which would cost $19.99 a month, and would also provide developers access...

Bounden App Uses iPhone’s Gyroscope To Teach Couples Dancing

05/21/2014, Want to learn how to dance? Worried you might look silly if you attend a class? Well, now there’s an app for that. The app in question is called Bounden and it is created with the help of the Dutch National Ballet. Basically the idea is that it uses...

Hackers Find A Way Around iOS’ Activation Lock

05/21/2014, One of iOS’ security features is Activation Lock. For those unfamiliar, Activation Lock is basically a mechanism that prevents a thief from resetting and wiping a stolen iPhone unless they enter the owner’s Apple ID and password. This is meant to be...

Battery Life Most Important Feature In A Smartphone [Survey]

05/21/2014, When you’re choosing your next smartphone, what sort of things do you take into consideration? Do you take things like screen size into consideration? Battery life? Design of the phone? The type of operating system it uses? At the end of the day we...

iPhone Callers Block: How To Keep Unknown Callers Out

05/19/2014, We’ve all been there before. Whether it’s an annoying telemarketer or a friend that you’ve decided to give the silent treatment to, there are times when you want to block someone from contacting you. The good news is that Apple has added...