Where Do Stolen iPhones Go

Here’s what happens to your iPhone after it gets stolen

Here’s what happens to your iPhone after it gets stolen

By about 6 hours ago.

The world of contraband electronics probably isn’t one that you’re familiar with, but if you read about smartphones on a regular basis, you’re bound to come across stories of black markets all around the world selling devices for hundreds of dollars more than they’re worth. This is one of the most interesting we’ve ever read. More →

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Duet Display Download for iOS and OS X

The app that puts Yosemite on your iPad’s screen is finally available to download

The app that puts Yosemite on your iPad’s screen is finally available to download

By about 6 hours ago.

Duet Display is a brand new application that lets users repurpose old and new iOS devices including the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and turn them into handy second displays for OS X laptops and desktops — and it’s available for download right now. More →

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Hit List

T-Mobile Cramming Settlement $90 Million

T-Mobile forks over $90 million to settle ‘unfounded’ cramming charges

T-Mobile forks over $90 million to settle ‘unfounded’ cramming charges

By about 7 hours ago.

Remember how indignant T-Mobile got when it was accused by the Federal Trade Commission of profiting from scams against its customers? Well now T-Mobile has agreed to fork over $90 million to settle the FTC’s charges, which it said were “unfounded and without merit” earlier this year. As part of the settlement, T-Mobile will have to provide full refunds to any affected customers. More →

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Google Maps Christmas Window Shopping

Google Maps has just made Christmas window shopping insanely better

Google Maps has just made Christmas window shopping insanely better

By about 8 hours ago.

Google has a new amazing perk that will make Christmas and holiday window shopping insanely better for Internet users, as the company has updated its Google Maps Business View feature to include detailed imagery of certain business locations in New York and London, decorated for Christmas. More →

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Game Changers

T-Mobile Vs. AT&T Verizon Prices

T-Mobile wins a big victory over AT&T and Verizon that could bring lower prices

T-Mobile wins a big victory over AT&T and Verizon that could bring lower prices

By about 9 hours ago.

Score another win for the “Un-carrier.” Ars Technica notes that T-Mobile has now “won a declaratory ruling that could force AT&T and Verizon Wireless to charge lower prices for data roaming.” Essentially, T-Mobile has been arguing that America’s two biggest carriers have been charging unfairly high prices for data roaming that artificially kept the price of its services higher than it should be. More →

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Tesla Model S Battery Swap

Tesla reveals the next step in its plan to kill gas-guzzling cars for good

Tesla reveals the next step in its plan to kill gas-guzzling cars for good

By about 9 hours ago.

Tesla has been on a roll lately and now the company has unveiled the next step in its long-term plan to make electric cars the way of the future: A battery swap pilot program that Tesla promises will let you replace your Model S’s battery “in less time than it takes to fill a gas tank.” More →

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Xperia Z4 Design and Images

The latest victim of the Sony hack: Next year’s flagship Android phone

The latest victim of the Sony hack: Next year’s flagship Android phone

By about 10 hours ago.

The hackers responsible for the Sony cyber attack have leaked a treasure trove of data stolen from the company’s computer network, revealing many details regarding Sony’s current and future business plans, as well as many personal details concerning Sony employees. Gizmodo, however, discovered an interesting new tidbit in an alleged email thread from a Sony executive, and it might prove to be the most interesting leak so far, at least from a gadget perspective. More →

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Scary Turbulent Flight

You’ll never want to fly again after watching this video of a plane in a winter storm

You’ll never want to fly again after watching this video of a plane in a winter storm

By about 11 hours ago.

Fear of flying is all too common, but it’s typically unfounded. Your chances of being in an accident are astronomical, but if you went through what the passengers of American Airlines flight 280 went through, it would be hard to blame you for avoiding airports for at least a few months. More →

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iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Online Shipping Times

Apple just made it easier than ever to buy an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus for the holidays

Apple just made it easier than ever to buy an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus for the holidays

By about 11 hours ago.

iPhone fans looking to score an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus in time for Christmas will be happy to hear that Apple has yet again  improved shipping times for iPhone orders placed on Apple.com. After improving shipping estimates twice in the past month, lowering waiting times to just three to five business days for some iPhone 6 versions, Apple is now ready to ship customers most new iPhone 6 models in just one business day. More →

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Opinions
Apple China Factory Conditions Response

Apple’s response to the BBC’s sweatshop labor report is completely tone deaf

Apple’s response to the BBC’s sweatshop labor report is completely tone deaf

By about 12 hours ago.

Apple is a terrific company in many ways but it often does not handle criticism all that well. Although there have been times when Apple has shown a commendable willingness to own up to its mistakes — Tim Cook’s apology for the Apple Maps fiasco is one example — just as often it will get overly defensive and will insist, despite evidence to the contrary, that it hasn’t made any mistakes. Recall the company’s initial response to “Antennagate,” in which it told customers that they were holding their phones the wrong way, to get an idea of what I’m talking about. More →

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Galaxy S6 Rumors: Leaked Pictures

Leaked images reveal metal chassis for Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S6

Leaked images reveal metal chassis for Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S6

By about 12 hours ago.

More unconfirmed details about Samsung’s upcoming flagship smartphone have leaked online, with a couple of new reports featuring pictures allegedly showing a major design element of the Galaxy S6, as well as confirmation that at least one prototype is already in testing. More →

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Halo 5 Multiplayer Live Stream

BGR plays Halo 5 multiplayer live starting at 4:00 p.m. ET – watch right here!

BGR plays Halo 5 multiplayer live starting at 4:00 p.m. ET – watch right here!

By on December 19, 2014 at 3:30 PM.

The highly anticipated mutliplayer beta for Halo 5: Guardians is launching later this month, but Microsoft has given us the opportunity to jump in for an early preview event this weekend. Starting today at 4:00 p.m. ET, the beta will go live and, providing there aren’t any issues, we’ll be playing for at least an hour right here on the site with an embedded stream from our Twitch channel. More →

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Android M Features

Next year’s ‘Android M’ update might take Android in an exciting new direction

Next year’s ‘Android M’ update might take Android in an exciting new direction

By on December 19, 2014 at 2:52 PM.

Google is working on a new Android version that is specifically created to better fit cars, Reuters has learned, and that should offer users a smart car experience regardless of whether or not they connect an Android phone. More →

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