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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.

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...

GoPano micro lets you capture 360º videos with an iPhone 4

04/05/2011, For fans of taking panoramic photographs on your iPhone, how about taking it a step further and recording panoramic videos with the iPhone instead? You might be thinking – how is this possible? Well thanks to the brainchild of the folks at EyeSee360,...

Toyota releases official jailbreak theme for the iPhone

04/04/2011, If there’s one thing that Apple or most major companies refuse to embrace, it’s the respect or embracing of the jailbreaking community. While seeing your work hacked opened and then publicly shared with the world isn’t something most...

TrapCall: the iPhone app that unmasks blocked numbers

04/04/2011, If you’ve ever had problems with prank callers interrupting your sleep or your day with anonymous calls, and you’ve had no luck finding out who they are, TrapCall for the iPhone might be what you need. Spending a hefty 201 days in review...

PwnageTool 4.3: untethered iOS 4.3.1 Jailbreak released

04/04/2011, Folks who have been waiting for an untethered iOS 4.3.1 jailbreak, the day has arrived. No longer will you have to connect your iPhone to the computer just to reset your phone. According to an official announcement on the Dev-Team blog, the latest version...

HTC Thunderbolt outsells the iPhone 4 on Verizon?

04/01/2011, According to some reports online, it looks like Verizon is doing pretty well with the HTC ThunderBolt. The first ever 4G LTE phone on the network has been said to be outselling the iPhone 4. A technology research firm, BTIG, contacted 150 Verizon Wireless...

Hasbro MY3D available April 3

03/31/2011, The MY3D binoculars that allows viewers to experience 3D content on their iPhones was unveiled late last year. The handheld binoculars-like toy has now been given a release date and a confirmed price, and details about the MY3D-compatible apps have been...

The Typescreen turns your iPad into a typewriter

03/31/2011, In today’s fast moving world of technology, the past will soon be forgotten unless we choose to keep it around. Case in point, trends in the world of fashion and music are a good example of the past resurfacing all the time. But in technology, we...

Witness turns your Mac into a security camera

03/31/2011, If you’ve got fears about your house getting broken into or your roommate stealing your stuff, and you happen to have a Mac computer lying around, Orbicule has released a solution just for you. Called Witness, this app turns your MacBook or Mac...

iBuildApp.com lets you easily publish your own iPad book or magazine

03/31/2011, If you have an idea for a fantastic book or a magazine and are looking to dip your toes in the world of digital publishing, you might want to give the iPad a shot. iBuildApp.com has just added an iPad publishing solution to their list of iOS templates in...