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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.

Adobe blames Apple for the death of Flash Player for mobile

11/11/2011, Earlier this week, Adobe announced that it would be killing off Flash for mobile browsers, but it didn’t give a reason to why it was doing so. And for those of you who are curious, Mike Chambers, the Principal Product manager for the Flash Platform...

Unlocked iPhone 4S available for sale now

11/11/2011, If the idea of being tied down to a carrier for two years just for the iPhone 4S isn’t your cup of tea, we’ve got some good news for you. You no longer have to travel out of the country or get an unlocked iPhone 4S shipped to you...

Knock off Smart Cover only costs $6

11/10/2011, Own an iPad 2 and love the smart cover, but don’t see yourself spending the $39 needed just to get one? Well, the next time in China, you might want to look out for a Smart Cover knock off from a company named PBPEI. The folks over at micdigi.com...

The voice behind UK English Siri speaks up

11/10/2011, If you’ve ever wondered about who were the voices behind Apple’s Siri voice assistant, they’ve all remained a mystery at least until today. The voice of the UK English version of Siri, aka Daniel, has come forward to reveal himself as a...

Google Translate iOS app updated

11/09/2011, If you’re a fan of the Google Translate app on your iOS device, you’ll be pleased to know that Google has launched a new update for it today. The update brings iOS 5 support to the app, the usual host of bug fixes and tweaks, and five new...

Android and iOS dominate the portable game market

11/09/2011, The talk of smartphones and tablets replacing traditional portable handhelds is one that’s been constantly debated about, and now that we’ve got some statistics to back up those claims; things don’t look too good for consoles. According...

Apple confirms that Siri is not arriving on older iOS devices

11/09/2011, After all the promising news of how well Siri works on non-iPhone 4S devices (i.e. the iPhone 4 and even the 3GS), and rumors about Apple secretly testing Siri with its own employees – it looks like it all those hopes will have to come crashing down. An...

JBL OnBeat Air now available

11/08/2011, Remember the JBL OnBeat speaker dock introduced earlier this year? Well, JBL has now decided to launch a successor to the speaker dock. Called the JBL OnBeat Air, it does everything the previous OnBeat does, and a little more. In addition to charging your...

iOS 5.0.1 beta now being seeded to selected users

11/08/2011, As we all know, the beta version of iOS 5.0.1 has been seeded to developers about a week ago, and now it looks like they’re getting non-developers to test the update as well – 9to5Mac.com has reported that they’ve received invitations to test...

TC Electronic TonePrint guitar pedals now work with an app

11/08/2011, Earlier this year, TC Electronic released a set of TonePrint guitar pedals that could be customized with downloadable custom-made sounds that were created by some of the best guitarists in the world. All users had to do was download the sounds from the...

China Unicom looking to bring in iPhone 4S by end of the year

11/08/2011, Residents in China who have been waiting for the iPhone 4S to land on their shores will be glad to hear that China Unicom is looking to get their hands on the iPhone 4S before the year is out. At the moment the carrier is waiting for the network access...

AT&T launches VoIP app for making international calls

11/08/2011, Subscribers on AT&T’s network that travel often and require to make a lot of calls while overseas will soon find their bills a lot less lighter. This is thanks to an app by AT&T that allows for VoIP calls, although technically we guess that this...

Siri for iPhone 4: under review at Apple?

11/07/2011, A few days ago, some very interesting rumors concerning Siri, Apple’s new voice assistant service for the iPhone 4S surfaced. According to the folks at jailbreaknation.com who claims to have a source close to Apple – the company is said to be...

Apple rumored to release two iPad tablets next year

11/03/2011, We’re reaching the end of the year, and it’s time for all the new iPad rumors to start surfacing again. This time we’ve got a new one from DigiTimes. The Taiwanese industry insiders recently reported that according to their sources (who...