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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.

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...

Yahoo App For iOS Gets New Features

01/29/2015, It is more or less a given that a piece of hardware or a particular software should not remain as it is for all time – it will surely get outdated, and in order to maintain interest and grow your market share, it would be wise to ensure that new...

Heroes Of Might And Magic III Arrive On iOS, Android Platforms

01/29/2015, How many of you remember Heroes of Might and Magic III fondly? I know that I have spent a fair number of hours on that particular game, and more than one and a half decades later, the game can still be a time sink if you are not careful with your self...

Android Games Starting To Become Just As Profitable As iOS

01/27/2015, In terms of smartphone platform market share, it is no secret that Android is leading the way. This is thanks to the fact that there are many Android OEMs out there, versus iOS in which pretty much Apple is the only company churning out iOS devices,...

Apple Releases iOS 8.1.3 To Reduce Storage Requirements For Update

01/27/2015, Apple has come under fire from critics ever since iOS 8 was released because the new software required a substantial amount of storage to be available on the device before it can be installed. Most users are running on fumes as far as free storage goes...

BBM Beta For iOS Gets Updated To v2.7.0.20

01/22/2015, If you happen to be one of the privileged beta testers for BBM on iOS, then you would be pleased as punch to know that there is yet another version available – which means BBM beta for iOS has just gotten a bump to version 2.7.0.20. In other words,...

Spotify Brings Touch Preview Discovery Feature Onto iOS Devices

01/22/2015, If you’re an avid Spotify user, there is an update that Spotify is issuing to its iOS users that you might want to take note of. This update isn’t a major UI overhaul nor will it be introducing many new features, but rather one particular feature...

Google Calendar For iOS Screenshots Leaked

01/19/2015, Considering that Google owns Android, it isn’t surprising that the updates made to Google’s apps tend to arrive for the Android platform first before making their way to iOS. For example last year in November, Google updated their Google Calendar app...

AllCast iOS App Finally Released

01/13/2015, The AllCast app from popular Android developer Koushik Dutta has been around for a while now on Google’s mobile operating system. It opened up functionality on the Chromecast that the streaming dongle didn’t initially support. Now the Allcast...

Chrome Remote Desktop App Arrives For iOS

01/12/2015, When trying to get someone to fix your computer remotely, one of the ways technicians are able to do so is by logging onto your computer and accessing it remotely, so at least on the software front they can do something about it. Hardware is obviously a...