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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.

United Airlines To Offer iOS Users Free In-Flight Movie Streaming

03/13/2014, If you’re an iOS user and you’re planning on making a trip anytime soon with United Airlines, you might be interested to learn that the airline company has recently announced that they will be providing free in-flight movies exclusively to passengers...

iOS 7.1 Sees 6% Adoption Rate In First 24 Hours In North America

03/11/2014, Updating to the latest operating system is something most companies would encourage users to do. After all, OS updates typically bring about changes and improvements to the platform, while also addressing bugs and potential security loopholes. Now as you...

Medium iOS App Launches Next Week

03/09/2014, One might think that there are already a lot of blogging platforms out there and that there’s certainly no need for any more. Twitter and Blogger co-founder Evan Williams would disagree with you. Back in 2012 he started Medium, a new blogging...

Gmail For iOS Finally Supports Background Refresh

03/05/2014, In this day and age, you would want your email to land seamlessly on your mobile device. BlackBerry perfected push email a long time back, and that became one of its major selling points, but then the world moved beyond email which lead to the...

Xbox Live Could Extend To iOS And Android

03/03/2014, iOS and Android are the platforms where you’d least expect to find Xbox Live at this point in time, however it does exist as a crucial feature on Microsoft’s Xbox consoles as well as Windows and Windows Phone devices. It lets users collect...

Ferrari, Mercedes And Volvo First iOS In The Car Partners [Rumor]

03/02/2014, Over the past couple of months we have been consistently hearing rumors about iOS in the Car, a feature that Apple first showed off back at the Worldwide Developers Conference 2013. It is essentially the extension of an iOS powered device in the car,...

FCC Speed Test App For iOS

02/25/2014, Ah, privacy issues. These have always been at the heart of many a citizen for quite a long time already, where we would love to have a certain degree of autonomy and privacy in our respective lives without having Big Brother poke its nose in. Well, this...

Apple Plugs SSL Encryption Bug On OS X

02/25/2014, Last week it was discovered that iOS had a gaping security vulnerability, one that could be exploited by hackers to launch man-in-the-middle attacks. The exploit would allow hackers to intercept crucial information being sent by the device, such as emails...

Apple Releases iOS 7.0.6/6.1.6 To Fix SSL Encryption Bug

02/23/2014, Apple has released an incremental firmware update for its iOS devices to fix a SSL encryption bug that has been the topic of much debate on social media. This bug would let an attacker perform a man-in-the-middle attack. What this means is that an...

Fleksy Keyboard Makes Its Way Out Of Beta

02/20/2014, Unlike Android, Apple’s iOS platform does not simply allow for users to change the default keyboard at whim. In fact for the most part, most iOS apps use the default Apple keyboard which in all honesty is a great keyboard, but at the same time who...

Windows Phone Steals Second Place From iOS In Brazil

02/14/2014, Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform might not necessarily be the most popular smatphone platform at the moment, but it does have its loyal users, especially in emerging markets where we can see handsets like the Nokia Lumia 520 dominating. That being...

BBM 2.0 Brings Voice Calling, Channels, Dropbox And More

02/13/2014, Last year BlackBerry Messenger was finally opened up to iOS and Android. When the app was launched, it didn’t come with all of the features that were exclusive to BBM on BlackBerry smartphones, features such as voice calling and BBM Channels. Back...