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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.

‘Yo’ Is Probably The Simplest Messaging App Out There

06/18/2014, There’s no shortage of messaging applications for mobile devices. Many startups have created apps that allow users to communicate with each other and they exist alongside big cross-platform messaging apps like WhatsApp and BBM. Each has its own...

Garmin Viago Delivers iPhone, Android Navigation For $1

06/17/2014, When it comes to mobile navigation these days, many of us rely on our smartphones or tablets to get the job done – a standalone, dedicated GPS navigation device is just so old school. Having said that, names like Garmin are still hanging around, and...

Unicode Consortium Announces 250 New Emojis

06/16/2014, Emojis, much like emoticons, are a fun way to help spice up a conversation and add some color to it. They can also make for some pretty funny text messages at times. That being said, if you thought the current list of emojis was pretty limited, you might...

Nike To Launch New Soccer App Next Month

06/16/2014, The world is now witnessing soccer, or football as its known as in many places around the globe, craze at its highest. 2014 FIFA World Cup is well underway in Brazil with group matches providing a lot of entertaining and shocking results. Nike is just...

Twitter Introduces Bing Translate Feature In iOS App

06/15/2014, Micro blogging channel Twitter has introduced a brand new feature to the iOS version of its app, that is, Bing Translate that is powered by the folks over at Microsoft. The app will now have the capabilities to be able to figure out a tweet that has been...

Coin Pocket Is First Bitcoin Wallet For iOS

06/15/2014, Apple recently made some changes to its policy in order to provide developers with additional leeway, so that Bitcoin wallets as well as in-app Bitcoin payments are allowed. Having said that, the first apps under this new policy change are starting to...

Facebook Messenger For iOS And Android Updated

06/13/2014, If you felt that Facebook Messenger lacked certain sharing features in multimedia, you might be pleased to learn that Facebook has since issued an update to their Messenger app, bumping it to version 5.0. According to the changelog, the latest update will...

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...