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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.

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...

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...