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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.

Siri Security: How to Lock It Down

10/20/2011, Since yesterday, there has been a lot of fuss over some Siri-related “security flaw” on the iPhone 4S. In case you haven’t been paying attention, people can use Siri on your iPhone 4S to perform certain actions – without having to...

Samsung reportedly beats Apple in smartphone shipments for Q3 2011

10/20/2011, While Android has dominated the smartphone market in terms of market share, in terms of smartphones shipped, Apple has Android makers such as Samsung beat, at least until recently according to the Wall Street Journal. According to the report, Samsung...

BBC iPlayer app receives AirPlay support

10/20/2011, BBC fans with iOS devices and Apple TVs rejoice. The British broadcaster has just rolled out a significant update for its iPlayer app for iOS devices. The updated iPlayer app now introduces AirPlay support so you can stream content from your iOS device to...

Nikon releases my Picturetown Pad app for iOS devices

10/20/2011, Nikon has just announced the launch of its official my Picturetown Pad app for iOS devices. Built for users of my Picturetown, Nikon’s online image sharing and storage service, it gives iOS users a more convenient way to access and manage their...

ION PIANO APPRENTICE turns your iPad into a piano teacher

10/19/2011, Always wanted to learn how to play the piano but you never have time to attend proper lessons? Well, if you’ve got an iPad and some time on your own, you don’t need a teacher anymore. ION has got the answer for you. Called the PIANO...

Doxie Go lets you scan directly to your iOS device

10/19/2011, Apparent Corporation has announced the Doxie Go, and if the name or the company sounds familiar, it’s because the company is known for their portable scanners, but unlike their previous scanners, the Doxie Go will allow users to scan documents/photos on...

Man sings a duet with Siri

10/18/2011, Since the introduction of Siri on the iPhone 4S (yes we know it was a standalone app before, but nobody talked about it then), it has spawned a large number of internet memes and viral video clips. Well it’s time to add a new one to the list, and...

Lookout for iOS devices available now

10/18/2011, One of the most popular security apps for Android phones (also available on BlackBerry OS and Windows Phone), Lookout, has finally made its way over to iOS. And just like its name implies, this multi-purpose app looks out for your phone. Lookout for iOS...

Infinity Blade coming to arcades soon

10/18/2011, iOS users are probably familiar with the game Infinity Blade, with its sequel reportedly coming soon and optimized for the iPhone 4S. Well the good news is that if you’re not an iOS user and you want to get in on the hacking and slashing of the Infinity...

Professor Layton spinoff headed to iOS

10/18/2011, Bad news for Nintendo. It looks like its exclusivity to have Professor Layton all to itself on its Nintendo DS platform has ended. Level-5 (developers of the Layton games) has announced that it will be releasing a new game called Layton Brothers: Mystery...

Adobe Reader for iOS finally available

10/18/2011, We all know that Adobe and Apple do have their spats, never mind that they share the same first letter in their 5-letter names. While one of the major weaknesses of iOS devices would be the lack of native Flash support and playback (whom Adobe owns), it...

GroundLink car service comes to iOS and Android

10/17/2011, If you’re living in New York, you’re probably familiar with the GroundLink car service. The good news for those living in New York and who utilizes GroundLink from time to time, or for those who may be new to the city, the car service has recently...