Yup, now the iPhone 7 is exploding
This is one Android feature that Apple fans could have happily lived without...
Very early this morning, a man with a better chance of becoming President of the United States than I have of putting on pants in the morning instructed us all to (check out sex tape). Luckily for people who don’t want to engage with his comments on an intellectual level, Twitter is there for your regularly scheduled dose of comedy.
A good knife set is the first step to improving your skills in the kitchen. Plus, you’ll look way cooler prepping a nice dinner with the ZHEN Japanese Steel 8-Inch Chef’s Knife and 7-Inch Santoku Knife Set than you currently do chopping vegetables with a rusty old steak knife from the knife block you’ve had since college. More →
When 24-year-old author and entrepreneur Stacey Ferreira dropped out of NYU last year to participate in the Thiel Fellowship, the grant program launched by PayPal cofounder Peter Thiel, friends were puzzled by the move.
For some, she recalls, the response was “you’re crazy!” Others were not only more understanding — she even roped a few of them into joining her newest project, the San Francisco-based startup Forge that she launched after joining the fellowship. More →
Hey, did you hear? The iPhone 7 doesn’t have a headphone jack! Sure, Apple included a Lightning-to-3.5mm adapter in the box, but that doesn’t help when you want to charge your phone and listen to music at the same time.
Enter a bigger, better dongle. The iLDock is still a Kickstarter with a lot of hurdles to clear, but if it makes it to market, it could be the best solution yet to the headphone jack problem. Of course, that’s not saying a lot.
Now that Apple’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have been released, it has become impossible to make an objective argument that the new handsets are “boring.” We saw that narrative all over gadget blogs ahead of the phones’ release but as we repeatedly reminded readers, you can never judge a book by its cover when it comes to iPhone leaks. In the end, we were correct; Apple’s new iPhone’s look just like we thought they would thanks to all those leaks, but leaks never paint a complete picture. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are the fastest phones in the world by a huge margin, and they feature new cameras that are easily among the best out there.
While the iPhone 7 as a whole is anything but boring, the phone’s design is certainly disappointing to many users who aren’t happy being stuck with the same look for the third year in a row. Some users have decided to buy a new iPhone anyway and others may skip this year’s new model, but one person took matters into his own hands. More →
We’ve arrived at the finish of yet another week, but you can’t leave work or school and enjoy your weekend without one last list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free. There are still some freebies in Thursday’s post if you want to check them out, but today we’ve got nine fresh apps for you. Remember, these sales could end at any time so be sure to check them out soon. More →
It’s no secret that Google likes to have a bit of fun. From the revolving door of artistic doodles that grace Google’s homepage to the company’s extensive April Fools Day pranks, Google, more so than most other tech companies, likes to instill a bit of whimsy across much of its software.
Nowhere is this more apparent than on Google’s homepage. Now Google’s homepage is purposefully sparse as the company wants users to quickly enter in a query and find what they’re looking for. But lurking underneath the surface are a number of awesome Easter eggs that allows users to play all sorts of interesting games right within the browser itself.
Here are a few of our favorites.
The iPhone 7 isn’t nearly as boring a phone as many of us thought it might be when rumors began to spread earlier this year, but with millions of units already sold, it’s clear that many consumers find it to be a worthwhile upgrade. So how exactly are Apple fans justifying their purchase of the iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus?
Shortly after the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus were announced, Belkin made waves by introducing a dongle accessory that would let users listen to music over wired headphones and charge their iPhones at the same time. The only problem was the fact that it’s a terribly product. It’s big, it’s bulky, it’s WAY overpriced, and it has two Lightning ports instead of one Lightning port and one 3.5mm audio port, which most people wanted.
Well, it took some digging but we finally found the exact product you’ve been looking for. The Fstop Labs Lightning to 3.5mm Audio Charge Adapter is a much better option for users looking to solve this problem, and you can preorder it on Amazon right now to be among the first people in the world to get one when it starts shipping soon. More →
Apple’s new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus might seem “boring” to some users, and there’s nothing wrong with that. There’s no question that the new iPhones share the same design that Apple has already used for two years, making this the first time Apple has ever held onto an iPhone design for three consecutive iPhone generations. There are some minor differences such as the cameras and antenna lines, and we all know by now that the new phones have ditched the standard 3.5mm headphone jack as well. And of course on the inside, both iPhone 7 models are brand new and feature huge performance gains as well as improved displays.
Whenever new iPhones are released, some Android fans choose to jump ship and try Apple on for size. The iPhone 6 cycle perhaps saw the most defectors join Apple’s camp in recent history, but the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus could end up drawing even more switchers thanks to the mess Samsung is in right now. Stories from people moving over from Android to a new iPhone are popping up all over the web, but one in particular caught my eye this week. More →
Due next year, the iPhone 8 is expected to bring the radical redesign iPhone users have been waiting for. The phone could feature an edge-to-edge OLED display, curved edges, and it might lack a physical home button thanks to Apple’s 3D Touch technology and a new TouchID fingerprint scanner embedded under the screen. At least, that’s what many reports are saying about Apple’s 2017 device. But if there’s one thing that appears to be certain about the 2017 iPhones is that at least one version will have an OLED display, likely made by Samsung.
The South Korean giant won’t be Apple’s only OLED supplier going forward though, as the company is looking to partner with Foxconn-owned Sharp for OLED smartphone screens beginning in 018. More →
Samsung likely wants nothing more than to put the Galaxy Note 7 debacle behind it, but that isn’t in the cards just yet. The ordeal began shortly after Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 launch last month, when BGR was among the first to cover a report from an early adopter whose Galaxy Note 7 exploded while it was charging. Many were quick to dismiss the user’s claims, but additional reports soon began to bubble up from users who reported similar explosions. Before Samsung fans knew what hit them, the company was issuing a worldwide recall for its hotly anticipated flagship phablet.
Plenty has happened since then, but the latest news is a bit troubling once again. Multiple users had reported that their replacement Note 7 handsets are still exhibiting some battery problems, and now Samsung has issued a preliminary response to the matter. More →