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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.

RedMere makes HDMI output from iOS devices a one cable affair

05/10/2011, When the iPad 2 was introduced earlier this year, one interesting accessory that was launched together with the tablet was the Apple Digital AV adapter. Basically it allowed you to mirror whatever was on your iPad 2, iPhone 4 or iPod touch 4G on a HDTV....

Duke Nukem Forever might be coming to iOS devices

05/10/2011, Duke Nukem Forever hasn’t even come out on consoles and on PC yet and there is already some fishy evidence pointing to signs of a port for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. What’s the evidence? TouchArcade discovered that Duke Nukem...

Adobe Photoshop iPad apps released

05/10/2011, When Adobe Photoshop’s iPad apps was first demonstrated, a lot of users were impressed with the functionality that could be attained by using a tablet and were left wondering when they could use the apps themselves. Well now the time has come, and...

iBike Dash CC turns your iPhone into a cycling trainer

05/09/2011, The great thing about smartphones is that they can be used for pretty much anything. We’ve seen it from making phone calls, to being used in surgery – the possibilities are endless. Velocomp has decided to give you one more reason to bring your...

Amazon Cloud Player sneaks to iOS

05/09/2011, Amazon has started to support streaming music from its web-based Cloud Player to iOS devices, and it is by no means an insignificant move – after all, Apple is also tipped to deliver a rather similar service, where it will more or less do the same...

Bing Maps SDK for iOS released

05/06/2011, Microsoft sure is working hard on bringing Bing over to iOS; they seem to have something new for Apple’s platform every few weeks. The company has officially released the Bing Maps SDK for iOS developers. What this means is that developers will now...

Apple to focus on the iOS software experience in the future?

05/05/2011, While the iPhone is by no means at the bottom of the barrel when it comes to hardware specs, Apple’s road map of releasing only one phone a year does put them at a bit of a disadvantage when competing against phones from other platforms such as...

Foxconn workers asked to sign anti-suicide pledge

05/05/2011, How difficult is it to spend your days in a factory building iPhones, surrounded by people just like you? Too difficult for some people apparently. As we all know, working at Foxconn isn’t the best job in the world, in fact it’s probably...

The Trooper from ClamCase turns your iPad 2 into a laptop

05/05/2011, Star Wars day was yesterday, and ClamCase decided to announce a new Star Wars inspired iPad case called The Trooper. Decked out in the same colors as a Storm Trooper (black and white), this iPad case makes your iPad look like it would fit right at the...

F-Browser brings Flash to iOS

05/05/2011, Right now, if you want to watch Flash videos on your iOS device, you look for an alternative website that contains iOS-friendly video, you use an alternative browser such as Skyfire, or you jailbreak your iPhone and install apps that let it happen. Retina...

iOS 5 to offer OTA updates?

05/05/2011, Some rumors have started to surface about the next major version of iOS – iOS 5. According to some reports, iOS 5 will have the ability to receive OTA updates. Currently, iOS users are forced to use iTunes in order to update their devices. A process...

Hearst Publications to sell magazines on iTunes

05/05/2011, Hearst Publications, the publisher behind popular magazines like Esquire, Popular Mechanics, and O, will be putting its publications up for sale on the iTunes store. The Wall Street Journal has reported that a deal has been finalized between the two...

Vernon Computer Source lets you rent an iPad 2

05/04/2011, If you’ve always thought about purchasing the Apple iPad 2 iOS tablet, but didn’t want to plop down $499 without knowing what you’re getting yourself into, you might have done some research and looked around for iPad 2 reviews to help...