How to tell if your iPhone 6s has the A9 chip impacted by 'Batterygate'
Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later — welcome to the first "gate" scandal to impact Apple's new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus
We’re all used to seeing Apple revolutionize industries with exciting new (or reimagined) technology. The company often sets new standards, becoming the de facto company rivals compare their products against – just see footage from Microsoft’s recent Surface event to see how many times Apple products were mentioned. But what Apple doesn’t do is jump on a new technology, especially for the iPhone, until it’s truly ready for primetime.
Apple stays out of hardware wars with other smartphone makers when it comes to screen size, camera megapixels, mobile chip cores and RAM, choosing to roll out updates in each area once the tech is up to its standards. And the same thing might be said of battery technology, because Apple is working on what could end up being a huge innovation. More →
Verizon on Thursday took a bold new step in its never-ending quest to make life less enjoyable for subscribers with grandfathered unlimited data plans. Per The Verge, Verizon is raising the price of its grandfathered unlimited data plans by $20 a month so they’ll now cost $49.99 starting in November. While $49.99 for unlimited data doesn’t sound too awful, remember that your data plan is only part of what you’re paying for every month. More →
The best-selling item in Amazon’s huge Camera & Camcorder Lens Bundles section isn’t a kit of fancy lenses for a Canon DSLR. It’s also not a lens bundle for a popular mirrorless camera from Sony. No, the best-selling package in Amazon’s Camera & Camcorder Lens Bundles section is a terrific little bundle of three lenses that clip onto your iPhone or Android phone and make your smartphone photos look like they were shot on a professional camera. More →
Most of us have had to accept the fact that Google is tracking basically everything we do, whether we like it or not. After all, the companies services are so ubiquitous that it’s all but impossible to spend more than a few minutes online without having to log in to your Google account, but as DuckDuckGo CEO Gabriel Weinberg explains, it doesn’t have to be this way. More →
You’ll now be able to tell your friends that you dislike something they’ve posted on Facebook, although doing so won’t just be a matter of clicking a simple thumbs-down icon. Instead, as TechCrunch reports, Facebook is unveiling a full bar of emoji next to its iconic Like button that includes faces for laughing, happiness, surprise, sadness and anger, as well as an option to tell someone you “love” their post. This way, you’ll be able to be more nuanced in your less-than-positive reactions than just telling someone you dislike something. More →
Sometimes you see something on the Internet and think to yourself, “there is absolutely no way that works as advertised.” As great as it would be to lose 100 pounds without changing your diet or exercising at all, it’s a pretty safe bet that the pills you saw advertised in a Google AdWords ad on some mommy blog aren’t going to deliver on that ridiculous promise.
To be perfectly honest, I was just about as confident in PureGear’s Smart + Buttons glass screen protector as I was in those magic weight loss pills when the company’s PR rep first pitched me. For some reason I decided to take a shot though, and I’m glad I did. More →
Following Apple’s iPhone 6s release less than two weeks ago, I posted a little joke on Twitter about how great it was that we had seemingly made it through an iPhone launch without a “gate” scandal of some kind:
Sadly, it appears as though I spoke too soon. Despite the fact that the Pope was in town for Apple’s iPhone launch this year, the company may be in the midst of its first iPhone 6s scandal: Welcome to “Batterygate.” More →
Whether your main computer is a desktop of a laptop, it’s always easier to work while you’re connected to a nice big computer monitor. In fact, a good-quality monitor is just as important for play as it is for work. If you’ve been putting off a new monitor purchase you’re in luck, because Amazon is currently having a sale on several different models. The BGR Deals Team has dug through them all, and we’ve come up with the five best LED monitor deals available on Amazon right now.
And there’s more good news: All of these sale prices are good until 10/15, so you’ve got some time to decide on which one is the best fit. More →
If you’ve been following iPhone 6s rumors as closely as we have, you probably know that not all iPhone 6s units are created equal when it comes to processors (and other internal components). But since the new A9 chips are responsible for delivering an even better performance than any other Apple chip model, it’s important to note that there are indeed two types of A9 versions inside the new iPhones, made by two competing chipmakers and built on different process technology. More →
It’s not often we can say we’re excited about a BBC production, but the Sherlock series has taken the world by storm since its debut in 2010. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, the series has aired sporadically over the past six years, but after a long hiatus following the third season, the brilliant detective is returning this Christmas.
You may have missed out on purchasing a PS4 console for a discounted price from past sales, but Sony is about to fix all that. The company announced on Thursday that it’s officially dropping the price of the PS4, making it cheaper than ever. Sony also announced its “big holiday lineup” in the process. More →