These hidden iOS 10 features will change the way you use your iPhone
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Happy Friday, Apple fans. You all watched along as Apple unveiled its next-generation MacBook Pro laptop on Thursday, and now you’re left to figure out how you can save up enough money to buy one. Well, we’ll help where we can, and we’ll start by making sure you don’t spend money on any of the paid iPhone and iPad apps listed below, which are all on sale for a limited time. More →
Earlier this week, I came across a widely circulated article from Steve Blank articulating why Tim Cook is effectively Apple’s own version of Steve Ballmer, which is to say that Cook is a non-visionary who is adept at increasing sales but not much else. On a superficial level, the comparison is an easy one to make and, if you’re not one who cares about nuance, it might even seem like a fair analogy.
Apple’s new MacBook Pro has created quite a stir in the Mac community, with many developers and creative professionals expressing outrage and frustration that Apple has seemingly created a Pro machine that is decidedly underwhelming and watered down.
Apple pissing off the pro community is an especially interesting dynamic because, as many seasoned Mac observers can attest, Apple managed to survive some of its darker days in the early to mid 90s precisely because the Mac was the computer of choice for a wide swath of creative professionals.
Sony might not be the biggest name in smartphone these days, but there are some areas where no one questions the fact that Sony is a clear leader. One is gaming, where the PS4 still rules the current console generation, and another is the HDTV market. Sony’s home audio products are also among the best in the business, though they can often be a bit too pricey for many people. But that’s why you follow the BGR Deals team, of course.
Amazon has a big sale going right now on the Sony HTCT390 Ultra-slim Sound Bar with Bluetooth, which will fill your living room with spectacular sound without breaking the bank. More →
Apple wants to make our lives easier, but it seems that the company is inadvertently making life a little bit more frustrating given the design direction of some of its more recent products.
For starters, we have the iPhone 7 and its lack of a 3.5 mm headphone jack. For users who still aren’t ready to switch over to Lightning-based headphones, Apple opted to solve this problem with an adapter that ships with each new iPhone 7.
Eleven days. That’s it, just eleven more days. The most ridiculous, hilarious and depressing run-up to an election that this country has ever endured is nearing its end. In the end, we all lose — the only question is whether we lose or we lose. As can only be expected, the lowbrow nature of this cycle has trickled down from the candidates themselves and permeated the country. The latest personification came in California earlier this week when a man dressed up as a construction worker took a sledgehammer and a pick axe, and went to town on Donald Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star.
Now, the Los Angeles Police Department has confirmed that a suspect has been arrested. More →
With the Pokemon Go Halloween event in full swing, you’ve probably spent the past couple of days catching as many Gengars, Meowths and Marowaks as you could find. By and large, fans of the game are loving this holiday event, but now that the weekend has arrived, you might be wondering how you can make the most of your time catching Pokemon, hatching eggs and walking Buddies during the event.
Maybe an in-depth strategy guide would help.
Whether the hot new iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus is the first iOS device you’ve ever owned or you’re a longtime iPhone users going on 10 years now, you don’t know all there is to know about Apple’s mobile software. There are so many features packed into iOS 10, and now iOS 10.1, that it’s literally impossible to know about all of them. Seriously, I have spoken to people in the past who actually work at Apple and have still learned things from our coverage of lesser-known iPhone and iPad features that are hidden in iOS.
Speaking of hidden features, we’ve got a fresh new batch for you and they’re going to change the way to do several familiar things on your iPhone. More →
You made it through the Microsoft event, through the Apple event, and you’ve reached the end of another week. If you’re looking for some new gear but you don’t want to dump thousands on a Surface Studio or MacBook Pro, we’ve got you covered. Highlights from today’s collection of the best Amazon daily deals we could find include a Photoshop Elements 15 download for just $40, $130 off the Logitech Harmony Ultimate All in One Remote with Customizable Touch Screen, a scratch-proof iPhone 7 case and a rugged iPhone 7 case, a 3D printer for just $260, a discounted portable charger, two top-selling Bluetooth adapters, and plenty more. More →
Samsung is yet to explain what caused the numerous Galaxy Note 7 explosions but the company is already marketing the upcoming Galaxy S8, which won’t be unveiled until sometime next year. The company on Thursday teased some of the features of the upcoming flagship, including design, camera, and artificial intelligence. More →
Well that didn’t take very long at all! Apple just took the wraps off of its brand new 2016 MacBook Pro models, and the new Touch Bar feature is just as cool as we hoped it would be. A long OLED touchscreen replaces the top row of function keys on the new MacBook Pro’s keyboard and it dynamically changes based on your needs in the current app. So in Messages it might show Quick Type word predictions or emoji, and in Photoshop it might show image cropping tools.
Of course, there is one big downside to Apple’s new MacBook Pro models: they’re expensive. But guess what — despite the fact that Apple just announced them and they’re not even shipping yet, Amazon has already discounted Apple’s entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro and the new high-end 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, and you can order them right now. More →
Depending on who you ask, Apple’s special Mac event yesterday was either a rousing success or a hyped up disappointment. On the one hand, we finally got the long overdue MacBook Pro update we’ve all been waiting for. But on the other, some tech observers have commented that the MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar — undoubtedly the star of the show — while neat, is hardly a game-changer aside from some very specific use-case scenarios.
In fact, for a Pro device, there are actually a number of valid complaints one can make about Apple’s new MacBook Pro lineup, from its exclusive reliance upon Thunderbolt 3/USB-C ports (so long, MagSafe) to the fact that RAM configuration options max out at 16GB. And oh yes, there’s also the price.
Apple just unveiled a MacBook laptop it said it would never make: the new MacBook Pro has a touchscreen display, albeit not the kind of touchscreen display you want. It also has an ARM processor, albeit not the kind that can power the entire thing. It also has iOS running right alongside macOS, but it’s not the kind of iOS experience you expect. More →