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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.

Minecraft Pocket Edition Gets “Biggest Update EVER!”

07/10/2014, For those of you who have been rocking to Mojang’s Minecraft Pocket Edition on your respective mobile devices, here is a little something that might just pique your attention. Mojang themselves are buzzing with excitement, touting that this is the...

NFB Wants Apple To Make Accessibility A Requirement For All Apps

07/09/2014, Apple’s iOS device has accessibility features as part of its software, but usually such support has been limited to the operating system or native apps. This is because Apple has not required third-party developers to ensure that their apps have...

Android Catches Up With iOS In Global Web Traffic

07/01/2014, Android and iOS are two bitter rivals on the mobile operating system front, and the world is generally split between these two where smartphones and tablets are concerned, although there are side players such as Windows Phone and BlackBerry OS, with the...

Vine Update Brings Loop Counts

07/01/2014, A new update has been released today for Vine’s mobile applications on Android and iOS which adds loop counts to a video. This change will also be visible to users on the web who use the service’s website to watch six-second clips. Its a...

Opera Mini 8 On iOS Revamped

06/26/2014, Once in a while, selected apps will get an update in an effort by the developers to ensure that it remains ahead of the rest of the competition, and the Opera Mini browser on iOS is no different. In fact, Opera Software has just introduced a complete...

Dropbox For iOS Updated

06/24/2014, When it comes to apps, one that is regularly updated will definitely have a clear advantage over the rest of the playing field, especially when these updates bring along with it its fair share of improvements and security fixes to the masses. Dropbox for...

Halfbrick iOS Games Going For Free

06/23/2014, If you have played games like Fruit Ninja before, you would most probably remember that the company behind the game happens to be known as Halfbrick. Well, Halfbrick does seem to be rather generous today, having taken the step to make available all of its...

Path Embraces Ephemeral Messaging With New App

06/22/2014, Ephemeral messaging is a hot trend these days. Snapchat is the poster boy for this trend and already there are countless clones of the popular messaging application. Even Facebook launched its new Snapchat competitor recently, which bundles the concept...

Skype 5.1 For iPhone Announced

06/19/2014, Skype continues to improve on their iOS offerings by rolling out Skype 5.1 for iPhone (which is a 44MB download), where it will introduce a slew of new features and improvements, where among them include a new press and hold action so that users are able...

Waze On iOS And Android Updated

06/19/2014, Google-owned Waze has recently delivered updates to both the iOS and Android versions of the app, bumping it up to version 3.8.0 as it now comes with a slew of new features that users ought to find useful. Other than better social features, it will also...

‘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...