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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.

Battle Realms game coming to iOS and Android in 2012

07/21/2011, Does anyone remember playing the RTS game Battle Realms, created by Liquid Entertainment some ten years ago? If you do, it seems that the company will be taking the Battle Realms game and bringing it to iOS and Android devices sometime in 2012. The bad...

fireTi iPhone 4 case is made from aerospace grade titanium

07/19/2011, Want a sexy and shiny new protective case for your iPhone 4? Well, it seems you can’t go wrong with the latest offering from fireTi Ltd. Called the fireTi4, this hand-finished iPhone 4 case keeps your iPhone protected in a beautiful, sleek casing...

Cheaper iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4S/5 at the end of summer?

07/18/2011, We’ve already heard rumors that the iPhone 3GS will become the new “cheap” iPhone – but now, the folks over at BGR seem to have an “incredibly solid source” to back it up. This new cheap iPhone 3GS is also said to be priced...

Apple App Store 7-day return window officially open in Taiwan

07/18/2011, Not too long ago, Apple was under fire from the Taiwanese government for not having a 7-day return policy for its App Store in compliance with the country’s Consumer Protection Act. It was reported that Apple decided to bend over and change its...

Foursquare for iOS update adds notification tray

07/15/2011, If you’re a heavy Foursquare user on the iPhone and wished that there was an easier way to keep track of what’s going on like the website version of the service, you’re in luck. The latest update to Foursquare for iOS adds a new screen...

Epic Games: people want to spend $6 on iPhone games

07/15/2011, How many of you spend money on games for your mobile devices? If you have, how many of you have spent over $5 on a single game before? If you answered yes to both questions and you think you’re in the minority: there’s more people like you...

iOS 5 AssistiveTouch gestures could replace hardware buttons

07/11/2011, It looks like Apple could be taking steps towards a physical button-less future for its iOS devices. The folks at 9to5Mac recently discovered in the latest beta of iOS 5 (beta 3) an upgraded version of AssistiveTouch. This accessibility feature designed...

A 16-year old’s vision of the Blackberry OS 8

07/11/2011, RIM is steadily declining in terms of smartphone market share, and there could be a variety of reasons behind it. It could be due to the hardware, which was only recently upgraded with the Blackberry Bold Touch 9900 (1.2GHz processor) to put it somewhat...

Panamp for the iPhone aims to replaces the native music player

07/11/2011, Tired of the default music player app on your iPhone? So are the folks over at Clever & Son who decided to come up with their own iPhone music player app called Panamp. With a whole new set of features to differentiate it from the default app,...

App Store app prices predicted to increase this year

07/11/2011, Heavy shoppers on the Apple App Store should start watching their spending habits – at least according to predictions by analysts, Gene Munster and Piper Jaffray. They predicted that the average price of an app is going to rise about 14% this year –...

Next iPod Touch to have 3G-capabilities?

07/11/2011, If Apple has plans to blur the lines between its iDevices – especially the iPhone and iPod Touch, this next rumor might turn out to be true. According to AppleSpot.nl, a Dutch tech site, there are rumors about the next iPod Touch being able to support...

iPhone 5 spotted with dual-cameras?

07/11/2011, What are the odds the next iPhone will be featuring 3D-capabilities? Not very likely (Apple isn’t known to incorporate the latest technologies in its phones until they’ve been proven or refined) but if you’re willing to believe these...