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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.

Hinge: the eco-friendly iPad stand

04/15/2011, If there’s one thing we like seeing all the time, it’s a product that’s green. White not entirely innovative, this Kickstarter project called Hinge for the iPad 1 + 2 did pique our interest. It is a simple, yet elegantly designed...

White iPhone 4 confirmed by Apple

04/15/2011, Yesterday it was rumored that the white iPhone 4, due to arrive next month is currently in production. According to the latest report from the Wall Street Journal, Apple has confirmed that the white iPhone 4 will be arriving this spring, which means the...

Reebok Promise Keeper app uses peer pressure to help you stay fit

04/14/2011, Reebok has just launched a new app that attempts to help you stay fit through the power of social networks – and peer pressure. Called The Promise Keeper, you use the app to schedule when you plan to have your next run. The app will then inform all your...

Apple iOS 4.3.2 tethered jailbreak released

04/14/2011, A few hours ago we announced that the iOS 4.3.2 update had been released by Apple. And now there’s already news of a jailbreak available. While it is a tethered jailbreak (you’ll have to connect your iPhone to your PC each time you want to...

iOS 4.3.2 released

04/14/2011, Apple has just released a new version of iOS today. Bringing up all supported iOS devices to version 4.3.2, the update is mainly for fixing bugs that were present in the previous version of the operating system. The update is said to address frozen...

Rage won’t be arriving on Android anytime soon

04/14/2011, According to an interview with PC gaming legend, John Carmack, it’s going to be awhile before we ever see Rage or any of their titles making their way to Android phones anytime soon. The first thing that might pop up to mind would be – is it the...

Microsoft mobile browser speed test results are unconvincing

04/13/2011, At MIX11, Microsoft were showing off how fast the web browser on Windows Phone 7 was supposed to be. They pitted the iPhone 4 and Nexus S against a WP7 phone with the Mango update by running a HTML5 rendering test on all 3 phones. Unsurprisingly, the WP7...

ArtStudio for iPad updated and discounted

04/13/2011, While we’re waiting for Adobe Photoshop to arrive on the iPad, it doesn’t hurt to use alternative software in the meantime. One such app for the iPad that’s been getting good reviews is ArtStudio – a professional drawing and painting...

Apple iPhone 5 production map not yet released?

04/13/2011, A couple of days ago, some analysts mentioned that the iPhone 5 won’t be in production until September. This news broke some hearts – especially those people who’ve been on the 3GS and looking to upgrade this June, but some remained hopeful...

Oscium iMSO-104 turns your iOS device into an oscilloscope

04/13/2011, There really is an app for everything, though sometimes the app requires some hardware involved as well – case in point, the Oscium iMSO-104. The iMSO-104 is a combination of a breakout cable that attaches to the iOS device’s port, and an app that...

The iPad 2 is capable of glasses-free 3D

04/12/2011, Who would’ve thought that we’d see glasses-free3D on the iPad 2? Well thanks to some researchers at France’s Engineering Human-Computer Interaction Research Group (EHCI), they’ve found a way to recreate the whole glasses-free 3D...

Postagram – send real postcards with your iPhone

04/12/2011, The folks over at Sincerely have come up with a new app for the iPhone based on the Instagram API. In case you don’t know what Instagram is, it’s a photo-sharing service that allows users to easily upload their photos from their iPhones online...

AR.FlyingAce lets your AR.Drone shoot lasers

04/11/2011, While the US Navy have successfully fired the first laser cannon on a ship today, the folks over at Parrot have given lasers to their AR.Done quadricopters as well, albeit they won’t set anything on fire – at least not in reality. They have just...

Bloomberg releases Businessweek+ magazine app on iPad

04/11/2011, While publishers are busy fighting for a better incentive when selling magazine subscriptions though iTunes on the iPad, Bloomberg has decided to go ahead and release an official magazine app anyway. Called Bloomberg Businessweek+, this app isn’t...