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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.

Apple’s iPhone Almost Had An Always-On Display

04/04/2014, One of the more iconic features of the iPhone and the iOS software would be its ability to “slide to unlock”. Apparently this was a feature that was thought up in order to prevent the phone from accidentally unlocking itself while in bag or a pocket...

Next-Gen iOS Devices May Have Faster, Power Efficient LPDDR4 DRAM

04/03/2014, Apple’s new crop of iOS devices is expected to be unveiled in the second half of 2014. This Summer, at WWDC 2014, its likely that Apple will only make software related announcements. As far as next generation iOS devices are concerned, they may be...

Voxer 3.0 For iOS Announced

03/30/2014, Apps such as WhatsApp, Line, WeChat and Voxer have definitely done their fair share to advance ever more affordable communication between the masses – as long as one is connected to a Wi-Fi network or has a decent data plan, and are using a...

iOS Tweak Brings Facebook Chat Heads Onto The iPhone

03/30/2014, Say what you will of Facebook Home but what it has brought to Android devices is a pretty convenient chat feature called Chat Heads. For those who use Facebook, whether it be on iOS or Android, you guys have probably encountered Chat Heads which are...

Facebook Messenger iOS Update Brings Groups, Forwarding And More

03/30/2014, Facebook Messenger is the social network’s standalone app for people who prefer to chat with their friends and family through Facebook. While its possible to chat through the main Facebook app as well, Messenger aims to offer a much better...

Apple Promises More Diverse Emojis To Come

03/27/2014, When it comes to emoticons, we don’t really give it much thought. After all they’re just meant to be cute representations of emotions and sometimes they’re just there to add a little bit of flavor when texting someone. However it seems that recently...

Loopd, Hyper-Local Communication and Social CRM iPhone App

03/26/2014,   Using a proprietary version of multi-peer Bluetooth, the Loopd iOs application allows users to search and connect with contacts within a few feet without using a GPS. As the example described in the video (see above), you can see who you know at a...

BlackBerry Cashes In On BBM With Stickers And Sponsored Posts

03/25/2014, Its no secret that BlackBerry could use some money. The company has been hemorrhaging cash for the past few years, and with device sales not expected to recover anytime soon, it has to look towards other options. Ever since BlackBerry Messenger was opened...

Telegram Arrives At 35 Million Users Milestone

03/24/2014, Instant messaging has definitely offered tough and serious competition to the traditional SMS model, and in the realm of instant messaging apps itself, the rivalry is fierce. When WhatsApp suffered from an outage in February this year, another service...

Twitter #Music Bites The Dust

03/23/2014, Twitter #Music has been around for over a year. It never really took off after its launch, which came as a result of We Are Hunted’s acquisition by Twitter back in 2012. The team behind We Are Hunted built Twitter #Music as a service that provide...

Flappy Bird For iOS Return Confirmed

03/19/2014, It disappeared almost as quickly as it became a global sensation. A couple of months back a retro styled game was all the rage. Called Flappy Bird, the objective of this game was quite simple. Clear obstacles made out of pipes that the bird encounters,...

Asphalt 8 For iOS Kicks Off Twitch Mobile Streaming

03/17/2014, Gameplay broadcasting service Twitch has been in the news quite a lot recently. One of the main reasons behind it is obviously its much awaited launch on Xbox One. The Xbox One Twitch app was finally updated last week with support for gameplay streaming...

iOS 7.1 Sees 18% Adoption Rate After 72 Hours

03/14/2014, It was earlier in the week that Apple had officially released iOS 7.1 after what seemed like forever. While the update from iOS 7 to iOS 7.1 is not as dramatic as the upgrade from iOS 6 to iOS 7, it seems that there is a steady pace of adoption. In fact...