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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.

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...

Apple rumored to have hired ex Nintendo and Activision PR staff

04/11/2011, It looks like Apple is really going full steam ahead with plans to dominate the mobile gaming market. As if letting developers sell high-quality games at budget prices on the App Store wasn’t enough to undercut the competition, Apple might be...

Apple confirms Verizon iPad 2 3G issues

04/08/2011, It looks like Verizon’s victory over AT&T for having less dropped calls on the iPhone 4 has been short lived. Recently, apparently a number of Verizon customers have been complaining about problems with their iPad 2 tablets connecting to...

G-Form iPad Extreme Sleeve is one tough case

04/08/2011, One of the main problems that everybody faces with technology today is how fragile it is. Go out in the streets, and you’ll be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t have some sort of protection for their devices. Be it a bumper case or a...

Kick to Pick lets babies choose their own names

04/08/2011, One of the most challenging things that a father and mother have to do is name their child. What name do you choose? Do you name your child after someone famous? Or something you like? Are you afraid that your kid will grow up hating his or her name? Well...

Bing invades the iPad

04/07/2011, It looks like Microsoft is trying to replace Safari as your default browser – without you knowing it. The sneaky folks at Redmond have just launched the new Bing app for the iPad, and instead of being just another search app, Bing for iPad does so much...

Apple granted patent for “bumpy” tactile touchscreens

04/06/2011, One of the major pitfalls about touchscreen devices is the lack of tactile feedback you get from the smooth surface. Using the touchscreen without looking at it is pretty much impossible unless you have an awesome memory that lets you remember the...

iPhone FaceTime bug stores pictures without you knowing

04/06/2011, It looks like FaceTime does more than just let you and your loved ones video call over WiFi – according to recent reports cropping up on the Apple discussion forums, the video calling app on the iPhone 4 scares people too. A user has reported that still...

Fring group video call beta now available

04/05/2011, If video calling just one person at once isn’t your idea of a video call, how does calling up to 3 other people sound to you? Awesome? Well, Fring agrees and they’ve decided to implement group video calling into their video conferencing...