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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.

Project issue 4 is free

03/18/2011, The latest issue of Richard Branson’s iPad magazine, Project, issue 4 is now available for free on the iTunes App Store. Apparently the folks at American Express have decided to sponsor this month’s issue so folks looking for reading material...

iPhone 5 will feature NFC?

03/17/2011, After this week’s report about the iPhone 5 not having NFC, it looks like we have another conflicting report about the iPhone 5′s NFC capabilities. Now according to writer at Forbes, Elizabeth Woyke, she met an entrepreneur who has a friend...

Apple launches new iPhone campaign

03/17/2011, Apple has released a set of new iPhone ads, and it looks like they’ve moved on from their “There’s an app for that” catchphrase used in the previous campaign and replaced it with a brand new one. The commercials start off with the...

Turn your iPhone into a pinball machine with the Pinball Magic

03/17/2011, Are you a fan of pinball games but can’t really afford to spend money on your very own pinball machine, or don’t have the space in your home to do so? Chances are, you’ve resorted to playing virtual pinball games on your phone or on your...

Google announces connection bar for iPhone Gmail

03/17/2011, iPhone users who access Gmail through the Safari browser are in for a treat – if you haven’t noticed already, Google has updated their Gmail interface with a useful new feature: the connection bar. Don’t you just hate it when you see your...

Time Warner Cable iPad app reduced by 17 channels

03/16/2011, Remember the Time Warner Cable iPad app we mentioned yesterday? Well, we have got some bad news for you. Time Warner has announced that they have removed 17 channels from the app – due to an overwhelming demand that caused problems with the...

iPhone 5 shape suggested by leaked case renders

03/16/2011, An image of some case renders for the upcoming iPhone has surfaced online, and it looks like the iPhone 5 will have a shape similar to the iPhone 4. The renders of the case look just like any other regular iPhone 4 case except that there’s a slot in...

Hanfree stand lets you use your iPad hands-free

03/16/2011, While Apple’s Smart Cover can do a lot of things, there’s one thing it can’t do – keep your iPad suspended in mid-air. When you want to look at your iPad while you’re not seated at a desk, this can be a problem. A bunch of...

Google Search for iPhone updated

03/16/2011, Google Mobile App that’s been around on iOS for awhile now has recently been given a facelift and a name change. The app is now called Google Search and it brings some new useful search features over to the iOS platform. The main feature most people...

RoboTouch: an NES controller used to play games on an iPad

03/15/2011, Ever seen a Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) controller used to play games on an iPad? Probably not. Well the folks over at ProtoDojo have come up with one of the strangest iPad gaming controllers ever. Called the RoboTouch, it makes use of an NES...

Qik Video Connect released for the iPhone

03/15/2011, Qik (currently owned by Skype) has just released a new app for the iPhone. Called Qik Video Connect, this app allows users to make 2-way calls, record video mall and host live video broadcasts that you can easily share on Facebook and Twitter. In addition...

21 magnets discovered inside the iPad 2 Smart Cover

03/14/2011, If you’ve purchased an iPad 2 last week, you probably would’ve gotten a Smart Cover for the device as well. If I’m not mistaken when you played around with the cover, you’ve probably wondered – why is the Smart Cover is so...

Next iPhone won’t have NFC?

03/14/2011, According to some rumors online, NFC, a communications standard that’s been slowly gaining traction in the US this year won’t be present on the next Apple iPhone. Reasons cited for the exclusion is Apple’s concern about the lack of a...

iFixit tear down the iPad 2

03/11/2011, Is there nothing that the folks at iFixit haven’t taken apart yet? Did someone say the iPad 2? You couldn’t be more wrong. The iPad 2 hasn’t even been made available for purchase in retail outlets at this time of writing, and the iFixit...