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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.

iPhone-controlled Griffin HELO TC Helicopter now available

08/17/2011, It looks like you and your kids won’t have much trouble looking for a remote-controlled helicopter toy this season. After iRemoco announced that its copters are now on sale, it looks like Griffin has decided to follow suit as well. Supposed to be...

Skype WiFi for iOS released

08/17/2011, Skype has just released the iOS of their Skype WiFi, which was previously only available on the computer. For those unfamiliar with that feature of Skype, it basically allows you to hook onto third party WiFi connections that would normally require you to...

iRemoco iPhone-controlled helicopter now on sale

08/16/2011, After successfully funding its first batch of iPhone-controlled helicopters, and shipping them out to over 200 backers of its Kickstarter project, the folks over at iRemoco are now making the iRemoco helicopter available to the public. The company has...

Moogle and the Future of Mobile

08/15/2011, This morning, we covered the unexpected acquisition of Motorola Mobility by Google for $12B, which is a huge premium (60%+) compared to the market value of Motorola Mobile on the previous day. Mobile technology is currently THE hot business topic with...

Amazon makes life easier for students with the Student app

08/15/2011, Great news for those of you who are students – Amazon has announced the launch of its Amazon Student app that will give iPhone and iPod Touch users a convenient and easy way to shop for textbooks, electronics, apparel, bedding and more. Students can...

4G LTE iPhone tested by carriers?

08/15/2011, There have been tons of rumors surrounding the iPhone 5 and naturally so, given Apple’s trademarked secretive nature surrounding their products. With carriers starting to roll out 4G LTE connectivity, rumors of a 4G LTE capable iPhone 5 have also sprung...

iOS multitouch gestures to be improved upon in Apple patent

08/12/2011, Apple’s multitouch gestures are well known, so much so that they have incorporated it into most of their products, i.e. iPhone, iPad, trackpads on their laptops and even creating the Magic Mouse which allowed for multitouch gestures. Well if these...

Composite lets you remix your surroundings with an iPad 2

08/10/2011, Bored of regular photography apps that don’t let you show off your true creativity on the iPad? After all, there are only so many times you can use the same filters and effects until you get bored right? Well, an artist named James Alliban who...

Video calling capability discovered in Facebook Messenger app

08/10/2011, Earlier today we reported that Facebook had announced a standalone messenger app which basically allows you to send messages to your Facebook friends without having to launch the native Facebook app, which we decided was rather bloated and consumed data...

Facebook Messenger app now available

08/10/2011, Remember the Facebook Messaging app we covered a couple yesterday? Well, it looks like the app is now available for download. Facebook Messenger gives users a faster way to get in touch with their Facebook friends with the use of a standalone app. Users...

Are Android phones really that hard to use?

08/10/2011, Some results of the latest research from ClickFox, an analytics company, show that most Americans find Android and BlackBerry phones difficult to operate. ClickFox recently did some research on smartphone service costs and transfer rates, and it turns out...

MySaver Kickstarter project will put an end to frayed iOS cables

08/10/2011, Do you own an iOS device? If you are then you’re probably extremely familiar with the issue of the frayed cables that have been plaguing iOS users for the past couple of years. For whatever reason, Apple has decided to change their cables after 2007 to...