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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.

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...

Apple patent reveals new way to share content between iOS devices

07/08/2011, In yet another patent filed by Apple, this one reveals the company’s plans to introduce a new form of content sharing between iOS devices. What so new about content sharing, you ask? Well, how about if you could share content between iOS devices by...

Apple fixing potential iOS security threat

07/08/2011, On Wednesday, a German site reported about a serious flaw in iOS that if left unfixed, could leave the operating system vulnerable to malware without the user’s knowledge. The issue is due to the way iOS handles PDF files – even those that are...

Swype gets “ported” to iOS devices

07/08/2011, If there’s one feature that the Android platform has over iOS is that they have Swype, which makes typing out emails, text messages and documents insanely fast, plus it sort of makes having a touch screen more meaningful. iOS users may have had their...

Apple App Store hits 15 billion downloads

07/07/2011, Need to argue with your friends about the success of Apple’s App Store? If the number of apps available on the App Store isn’t enough, how about the number of downloads instead? Apple has just announced that as of today, over 15 billion apps...