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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.

Apple iBooks updated

04/22/2011, When it comes to book reading apps, users of iOS devices have got plenty to choose from – from big name apps like Kindle from Amazon, Nook from Barnes & Noble, and Apple’s own offering – iBooks. Folks who use iBooks on their iOS devices will...

PhatWare WritePad 5 for the iPad updated

04/20/2011, Entering text into a tablet can be a troublesome affair – especially when you don’t have an external physical keyboard, and you dislike typing on the touchscreen keyboard. Well the folks over at PhatWare have developed an app called WritePad that...

EveryScape UScapeit gives you panoramic images on your iPhone

04/20/2011, It seems like everybody is getting into the panoramic game on the iPhone recently. The other day, Microsoft released Photosynth an app that allowed users to easily stitch together photographs to create panoramic images on their iPhones. Now, EveryScape...

How green is the iPhone?

04/20/2011, Well thanks to the folks over at Geekaphone, you won’t have to do the research yourself. They’ve come up with a handy infographic to let us know how friendly the iPhone is to the environment. So how green is the iPhone? Well, it definitely...

Sony Crackle brings free streaming video to your iOS devices

04/20/2011, Sony has recently announced the release of the Crackle video streaming app for iOS devices. The app that is currently available on the PlayStation 3, Google TV and Google Chrome is now on everyone’s favorite shiny objects – the iPhone, iPod Touch...

Your Apple device knows where you’ve been, and keeps a log

04/20/2011, In a recent article, Alasdair Allan is discussing the finding that Apple devices powered by iOS 4+ (iPhones, iPads) are recording a log of your location (including a time stamp). This would come as a surprised to most users. It is conceivable that a small...

RockMelt coming to iOS in the future (updated)

04/20/2011, RockMelt, the web browser with deeply integrated social networking functions that was recently entered public beta last month will be making its way to an iOS device near you in the future. RockMelt has revealed that the RockMelt browser is waiting for...

iOS 5 leaked on video is probably iOS 4

04/19/2011, A few hours ago, a video clip that was claimed to have footage of iOS 5 surfaced online. The video showed a white iPhone (that’s supposed to be the iPhone 5 as well) running a version of iOS that looks very much like iOS 4 – except when it comes...

iOS Outreaches Android by 59% says Comscore

04/19/2011, Comscore, a company that sells analytics to pretty much every marketing departments, has revealed that in its own analysis, iOS far “outreaches” Android (the word outreach is important here). It means that iOS users are more visible to...

Microsoft Photosynth app makes taking panoramas fun and easy

04/18/2011, Wow, Windows Phone users sure are going to be so jealous they find out about what iOS gets from Microsoft and they don’t. Microsoft has just announced Photosynth – a revolutionary photography app that allows users to very easily shoot panoramic...

Apple sues Samsung for being copycats

04/18/2011, You might have wondered what took them so long, but they’ve finally done it. Apple has just put on its gloves and stepped into the ring with Samsung, with reports of the fruity company sending a lawsuit towards the Korean electronic...

Official Moleskine app for iOS doesn’t cost a bomb

04/18/2011, Moleskine has been around for quite some time right now, and even though more people are starting to replace their regular paper notebooks with digital counterparts, writing and drawing on paper still has a place in the hearts of many people. It looks...