The ultimate Black Friday 2014 cheatsheet
Black Friday 2014 is finally here, and the sales are bigger and better than they have ever been before — here's everything you need to know!
Android is currently the world’s dominant mobile platform, having more than a billion monthly users according to Google’s most recent stats. These users have also downloaded billions of apps from the Google Play Store on their Android smartphones and tablets, which shows Android apps are in high demand everywhere. Those Android fans that want, for some reason, to run Android on their Windows PCs complete with Google Play Store apps can now do so after performing some 15 dead easy steps, as detailed by PhoneArena. More →
Selfie fans who have significantly upped their selfie-taking game by using complex selfie sticks to take better pictures of themselves with or without friends should know the South Korean government has its sights on them… well, not so much on them as on the retailers currently selling these devices in the region. AFP reports that unregulated selfie sticks will be illegal in South Korea, as the country is ready to ban smartphone photo-taking accessories. More →
Although Netflix has added an impressive new lineup of movies and shows for you to stream next month, this sadly also means that it will be taking away some movies and shows as well. Below we’ve posted every single title that’s being deleted from Netflix’s online library next month, including acclaimed classics such as Five Easy Pieces, The Talented Mr. Ripley and The Untouchables. More →
Android fans looking to buy a discounted tablet on Black Friday or Cyber Monday should consider ignoring the extremely cheap ones available from a variety of retailers — which might come with built-in security threats — and go for a Nexus 9 instead. Google’s latest Nexus tablet is not as affordable the Nexus 7 models before it, but the device proposes high-end features which might make up for the difference in price. More →
There have been signs of revival in the vinyl record scene for quite some time. Back in early 2013, one of the most high-profile Kickstarter projects was the modern, minimalistic Orbit turntable with a cool USB connection twist. Orbit raced to $230,000 in fundraising, eclipsing its original target of $60,000 handily. Lately, mass market U.S. retailers like Best Buy have started stocking a surprisingly deep range of turntables, including offbeat, faux-’40s curios like Paprika and Victoria. More →
Thankfully, the closest most of us have come to living in a post-apocalyptic nuclear wasteland has been playing the Fallout series. However, such haunting disaster zones do exist in the world and one of them is located in the Ukrainian city of Pripyat, which was the location of the catastrophic Chernobyl nuclear disaster that occurred in 1986. Pripyat has been abandoned since the disaster, which released huge amounts of deadly radioactive particles into the atmosphere and left the region uninhabitable. More →
Do you ever wish you had a simple way to unlock your computer just as easily as you unlock your Touch ID-enabled iPhone? Well now there is one, at least for Mac owners. A new app called FingerKey has come up with a clever way to let you unlock your computer using any Touch ID-compatible device. More →
Those of us who use Windows 8 on a desktop computer or on a laptop without a touch display are eagerly awaiting the release of Windows 10, which Microsoft has promised will bring back a lot of the desktop-centric features that we’ve missed since Windows 7. Earlier this year Microsoft revealed several enterprise-centric features for Windows 10 to whet our appetites and now The Verge reports that Microsoft is gearing up to show off key consumer-centric features in Windows 10 this January.
The OnePlus One has been one of the most interesting Android handsets released this year, a high-end device priced at an unbelievably low price. Perhaps because of this, OnePlus hasn’t always been able to meet demand, annoying some potential buyers with its invite system and other controversies that affected the phone’s launch. However, the company appears to be ready to meet your OnePlus One needs during Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and has a special Black Friday deal waiting for you. More →
Watch out, Microsoft: Apple is designing a tablet that can replace your laptop too. Macotakara.jp has picked up the latest issue of Japanese magazine Mac Fan and has found that it’s printed a leaked blueprint for the so-called iPad Air Plus, a giant 12.2-inch tablet that Apple is rumored to have been working on for the past year at least. More →
Black Friday doesn’t just offer awesome deals on hardware, as you can get some amazing bargains on software as well. iPhone Tricks has done a nice job of rounding up some of the best Black Friday smartphone app deals you can get this year and we’ve picked out eight apps that are now free for a limited time right now and represent total savings of around $34. More →