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Techie timeline 2010 to 2015

Techie timeline 2010 to 2015

You could be forgiven for thinking that things have slowed down in the past five years, in the world of technology.

But would you be surprised to learn that the iPad, which feels as though it’s been around forever, is a techie addition of the past five years?

In our final (for now) look at the techie timeline we remember some of the more recent developments, including a couple that might raise an eyebrow.

Did you know, for instance, that China has only just lifted its ban on gaming consoles?

Or that it wasn’t too long ago that Netflix launched its film and TV show streaming service?

Batten down the hatches as we take another trip through time.


Apple introduces the iPad on January 27.

Instagram is launched in October.

Apple announces more than 10 billion tracks have been downloaded from iTunes.


Microsoft announces plans on May 10, to acquire Skype for $8.5 billion in cash.

Google+ is made available for invite only June 28.

Microsoft introduces Office 365 June 28.

Netflix introduces its online video streaming in September. The service allows users to stream full movies over the Internet.

Steve Jobs resigns as Apple’s CEO due to health reasons on August 24, and dies on October 5, aged 56.


Pinterest is made available to everyone August 10.

On August 25 the Voyager 1 spacecraft, which launched in 1977 enters Interstellar space. This feat makes it the first human spacecraft to leave our solar system or travel farther than 11 billion miles from Earth.

YouTube breaks an Internet record as more than 8 million concurrent live viewers watch Felix Baumgartner break his own record by jumping from the edge of space (128,100 feet) on October 15.

The hacktivist group Anonymous is named one of the ‘100 most influential people’ in the world by Time Magazine.

Apple introduces the iPad mini October 23.


Microsoft announces in February that it will be moving away from Hotmail brand and begin moving over 300 million users to the new Outlook.com e-mail service.

Sony officially announces the PlayStation 4, a replacement for the PS3 gaming console on February 20.

The trojan virus Cryptolocker is discovered in September.


Microsoft announces on September 30 the next version of Windows, which will be called Windows 10.

On October 1 a Japanese man is sentenced to two years in prison for manufacturing 3D printed guns. He becomes the first person to serve time for a 3D printed gun.

Apple introduces the new iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and Apple Watch September 9.


China ends its gaming console ban after 15 years on July 25.

Apple officially releases the Apple Watch on April 24.