Elon Musk Wife Startup

New app co-created by Elon Musk’s estranged wife could be a game-changer for retail

New app co-created by Elon Musk’s estranged wife could be a game-changer for retail

By about 30 mins ago.

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 →

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iPhone 7 Headphone Jack Dongle

A $10 dongle will fix the iPhone 7’s biggest problem, but not your broken soul

By about 1 hour ago.

A $10 dongle will fix the iPhone 7’s biggest problem, but not your broken soul

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.

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Hit List

iOS 10 Stickers

So long, Phoneys! Apple is about to ban everyone’s favorite iOS 10 stickers app

By about 2 hours ago.

So long, Phoneys! Apple is about to ban everyone’s favorite iOS 10 stickers app

Apple, as opposed to Google, just doesn’t know how to kick back and relax sometimes. After a prank app called Phoneys skyrocketed to the top of the iMessage App Store charts, Apple informed the developer of the app, Adam Howell, that the app will be removed  in a week if he doesn’t implement some design tweaks that would fundamentally alter the appeal and overall utility of the app.

For those unfamiliar, Phoneys is a fun iMessage app that let users send stickers designed to look exactly like the blue iMessage bubbles iOS users are accustomed to. The end result is that users can send their friends messages and make it seem as if they were the ones who sent it.

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iPhone 7 Case

Watch a mad man create the redesigned iPhone 7 Apple wouldn’t make

By about 2 hours ago.

Watch a mad man create the redesigned iPhone 7 Apple wouldn’t make

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 →

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Game Changers

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9 paid iPhone apps on sale for free today

9 paid iPhone apps on sale for free today

By about 3 hours ago.

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 →

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These are some of the best games hidden on Google’s homepage

By about 4 hours ago.

These are some of the best games hidden on Google’s homepage

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.

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Why Upgrade to iPhone 7

These are the 9 biggest reasons that people are upgrading to the iPhone 7

By about 4 hours ago.

These are the 9 biggest reasons that people are upgrading to the iPhone 7

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?

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Charge And Listen To Music On iPhone 7

There’s finally a cheaper way to listen to music and charge your iPhone 7 at the same time

By about 5 hours ago.

There’s finally a cheaper way to listen to music and charge your iPhone 7 at the same time

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 →

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iPhone 7 Plus Vs Android

The reason this lifelong Android user jumped ship to the iPhone 7 Plus is surprising

The reason this lifelong Android user jumped ship to the iPhone 7 Plus is surprising

By about 5 hours ago.

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 →

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iPhone 8 Rumors

iPhone 8 isn’t even here yet and details are leaking about its successor

By about 5 hours ago.

iPhone 8 isn’t even here yet and details are leaking about its successor

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 →

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Note 7 Explodes

Samsung responds to reports that ‘safe’ Galaxy Note 7s still have battery problems

By about 6 hours ago.

Samsung responds to reports that ‘safe’ Galaxy Note 7s still have battery problems

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 →

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Amazon Deals

Amazon’s 11 best deals: Steam controller, microSD sale, water-resistant Bluetooth headphones, more

Amazon’s 11 best deals: Steam controller, microSD sale, water-resistant Bluetooth headphones, more

By about 6 hours ago.

Happy Friday, bargain hunters! We’re closing out the week with another fantastic group of Amazon’s best daily deals, including the lowest price ever on a Steam Controller, a SanDisk microSD card for under $11, water-resistant wireless headphones and a water-resistant Bluetooth speaker to go with your water-resistant iPhone 7 (or any other phone), a massive $250 discount on a fancy Dyson fan, a 3D printer bundle, 60% off a great cookware set, and more. More →

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iPhone 7 Plus Battery Explosion

Another iPhone 7 battery blew up, but this time the phone didn’t go up in flames

By about 7 hours ago.

Another iPhone 7 battery blew up, but this time the phone didn’t go up in flames

An iPhone 7 exploded a few days ago, according to images posted online by the phone’s owner. It’s not clear at this time what caused the incident, and you shouldn’t worry about it just yet. The iPhone 7 doesn’t appear to have widespread problem like Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7, but isolated incidents will always happen. Phones do explode, and most of us go about our daily lives without even noticing them. It’s just that the recent Galaxy Note 7 recall has risen awareness about gadgets and their batteries.

With that, a second incident involving an iPhone 7 is now making the rounds, but this time the phone did not go up in flames. Instead, the battery simply “inflated,” which is something you may recall having seen before with faulty batteries in Apple devices. More →

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