5 secret features hiding inside your iPhone
Whether you're an iPhone newbie or you've been using iOS devices for years, we guarantee that you'll learn something new by the time you're done with this post...
For the first time in five years, Tesla this week allowed TV cameras into its gargantuan Fremont factory where both the Model S and Model X are manufactured. And speaking to the degree of secrecy that Tesla demands, even casual visitors to the facility are not allowed to tour the space if they have any cameras or recording devices in their possession.
Recently, Jeffrey Schaub of CBS5 KPIX in San Francisco was granted special access to Tesla’s Fremont factory, providing us with an up to date and fascinating look at where Tesla’s revered vehicles are put together. Though obviously not as large as the currently under-construction Gigafactory in Reno, Nevada, the company’s Fremont factory is gigantic in its own right, stretching out over 1 mile long and taking up more than 5 million square feet.
When Martin Shkreli, the rat-faced former executive of Turing Pharmaceuticals, decided to pick a fight publicly with legendary Wu-Tang Clan member Ghostface Killah, you just knew hilarity would ensue. And sure enough, Ghostface Killah posted a video on Facebook today in which he absolutely tears Shkreli apart piece by piece. More →
It might sound like a wild theory, especially considering where it’s coming from, but a well-known Apple analyst has just predicted the death of the iPhone. No, this isn’t a story about Apple’s impending doom, which some people continue to warn us of even while Apple is the most valuable company on the planet. Instead, it’s a possibly reasonable but potentially outlandish prediction of when the iPhone will die and what Apple will use to replace it.
The dream of an affordable electric car might finally be a reality. According to a report published by Bloomberg on Tuesday, Tesla has confirmed that the Model 3 will cost $35,000. But that’s before any tax subsidies, which could easily knock the actual price a consumer pays for the car down to a modest $25,000. More →
Apple has a high regard for security and secrecy, but that doesn’t mean hackers have simply given up the dream of accessing this particular fortress. In fact, a new report says that in Ireland, hackers are ready to pay up to €20,000, or approximately $23,000, to Apple employees willing to sell their login details. More →
How aggravating is it when you’re traveling and you pay $10 or $15 per night for wireless internet, and it only works on one device? Come one, hotels… aren’t you already milking us enough? Well guess what: the BGR Deals team has a solution that is absolutely perfect for travelers. The HooToo Wireless Travel Router is a wireless router, and 10,400 mAh portable battery pack in one, so it can charge all your devices on the go and then broadcast Wi-Fi to everything in your hotel room when you plug it into your room’s wired ethernet port. Talk about a win/win! More →
Your phone and cable company could charge you a lot less than they do right now and still make a healthy profit. We know this because whenever you call up and threaten to cancel your service because it’s too expensive, they almost always offer you a better deal immediately. However, haggling with your phone or cable company for lower prices takes time and patience, which is why I was intrigued to see The New York Times’ new report on a company called BillFixers that does all the hard work for you in exchange for taking half of the yearly savings you get. More →
Happy Safer Internet Day! Wait, you had no idea it was Safer Internet Day? And you say you don’t even know what Safer Internet Day is? As noted on the Safer Internet Day website, it’s a day each year in February that Insafe organizes to “promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially among children and young people across the world.” Online security is a hugely important topic, needless to say, so BGR fully endorses this great annual event. Guess who else endorses it: Google.
The world’s top Internet company is celebrating this event in a few different ways, the most widely publicized of which has been a simple offer that will get you an extra 2GB of Google Drive cloud storage for free if you perform a quick security check. But Google has also just announced two new Gmail features that are aimed at keeping you and your private data safe. More →
We shared some fantastic deals with you on Monday, and plenty of those prices will be good for quite some time. Today’s we’ve got an entirely new batch of Amazon deals for you, and we even found a couple of bargains on B&H that are worth checking out. How good is today’s batch? Here’s just one example: You can get a 65″ 4K Ultra HD TV for under $1,000! More →
Bob Berry has been waiting for this moment.
For years, he’s been among the crowd of geeks that’s anticipated a time when the technology and resources finally catch up to the promise of virtual reality — when graphics, processing power, hardware size, affordability and more all combine to create a breakthrough moment for VR and launch the next wave of computing.
Based on the flurry of VR products now on the way from major players like Oculus, Sony, Microsoft and the like – plus the just-announced new investment from GV for Berry’s Bellevue-based virtual reality startup Envelop VR, which has brought in a funding haul of $7.5 million so far – it’s safe to say the moment Berry’s been waiting for has arrived. More →
BGR readers, you know what time it is… it’s time for a nice big helping of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free. Today’s list doesn’t have as many apps as yesterday’s did — some of the ones on yesterday’s list are still free, by the way — but it’s got 11 solid premium iOS apps that can all be downloaded right now without paying a cent. More →
Apple has a software problem right now, as some of the world’s most popular Apple bloggers have ably documented. Over at The Los Angeles Times, Michael Hiltzik goes over the assorted complaints about Apple’s software and comes up with an unsettling theory: That the problems plaguing Apple’s own applications right now are the same ones that long plagued Microsoft’s Windows. More →
We recently published an article titled “25 hidden iPhone features that are really, truly hidden” and it was one of our most popular iPhone posts ever. Why? Because over the years, iOS has grown more and more feature-rich, which means there are more and more features that get lost in the shuffle for many users.
Simply put, there is no way to remember everything the iPhone can do. I have even spoken to people who work at Apple who learn things they didn’t know from the tips and tricks content we publish.
Our last post covered 25 hidden features and some of them are awesome — if you haven’t checked it out already, you really should. As we mentioned though, we’ll continue to post nifty how-to content covering hidden features as we find it because you can never know too much about your smartphone. More →