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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.

GarageBand for iOS updated

06/01/2011, Fans of creating music on the go while using the iPad will be pleased to know that Apple has just updated the GarageBand app for iOS devices. Bumping the app version up to version 1.01, the latest GarageBand for iOS features: Support for audio output over...

Apple iWork now available for iPhone and iPod Touch

05/31/2011, People who love working on their mobile iOS devices will be glad to know that Apple has taken productivity on the iPhone and the iPod Touch up a notch – by releasing its iWork productivity suite for those devices. Comprising of Keynote, Pages, and...

iChromy brings Chrome-style web browsing to the iPad

05/27/2011, I have a feeling that Chrome lovers with iPad tablets are going to be quite pleased. The folks over at Diigo have announced the launch of iChromy – a web browsing app that brings the some of the best features of Chrome over to the iPad. With Google...

WatchESPN app now optimized for the iPad

05/27/2011, Folks looking forward to enjoy ESPN on their 9.7” iPad tablets can rejoice – ESPN has just updated the WatchESPN app to be optimized for the iPad. Users can now enjoy their favorite sports programs on the go – on the 9.7” of the iPad. The...

ooVoo video chat app for iPhone released

05/26/2011, If you want to make video calls, you’ve got a whole plethora of options to choose from on your iPhone. There’s FaceTime that comes default with your phone, and then there’s Skype, Tango, Yahoo!, Fring  and so on. Most of these apps will...

Find my iPhone causes iPhone owner to get arrested

05/26/2011, In one of the most interesting “Find My iPhone” cases reported recently, a man was sent to jail for trying to be a vigilante. Just in case you didn’t know, Find My iPhone is an iPhone tracking service that Apple introduced not too long...

RC vCar won’t disturb your pets or knock furniture over

05/25/2011, Are you a fan of remote controlled vehicles but you can’t seem to find the right time or places to play around with one? I.e. at home there’s too many fragile items that might get knocked over, or a dog that barks nonstop when it sees your...

Minecraft is coming to the Xperia Play

05/25/2011, You read that headline correctly. Mojang’s cult PC game Minecraft, where players build things and let their imaginations run wild with textured 3D cubes is making its way to Sony Ericsson’s Xperia Play smartphone. The news comes from a single...

iCubist app makes Kimbell Art Museum more interesting

05/24/2011, Visitors to the upcoming Picasso and Braque: The Cubist Experiment 1910-1912 exhibition at the Kimbell Art Museum will be in for a treat. According to an announcement they made, visitors will be given an iPad to make the trip more interesting. The museum...

Instagram grows at 1.2 million users a month

05/24/2011, At the TechCrunch Disrupt event, Instagram’s co-founder Kevin Systrom announced some new milestones for the popular photo sharing service on the iPhone. According to him, Instagram now gets 10 photos uploaded per second – almost double the 6...

Nowstre.am lets you stream lets you stream torrents on your iPhone

05/24/2011, Sohail Prasad, a Carnegie Mellon student and future Google intern has built one of the most useful apps for the iPhone. Demonstrating it at the TC Hackathon last weekend, the app basically allows users to stream videos from torrent links instantly....

iOS 4 encryption broken by Russian forensic experts

05/24/2011, In the digital world, there is nothing that can be considered to be truly secure, although one can do their level best. Apple certainly cannot be faulted for not doing their part when it comes to gaining the trust of its smartphone users, consistently...