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We’ve seen a couple of high-profile smartphone flops in recent years, including the Amazon Fire Phone and the Facebook-centric HTC First. However, neither of those phones bombed quite so spectacularly as the 2008 BlackBerry Storm, which was RIM’s first attempt at launching a genuine iPhone rival. More →
Et tu, Google?
With piracy running rampant these days, we’re starting to see content producers and owners going after pirates via each suspected individual’s specific ISP. HBO, for instance, began employing this strategy not too long ago in a rather unsuccessful effort to quell Game of Thrones piracy.
The messages that content producers relay to end users through individual ISPs can vary. In some instances it’s just a warning. In others, automatic fines with settlement demands are levied. While most ISPs have no problem passing along warnings to suspected pirates, most opt not to pass along threatening settlement demands. Even Comcast, which is no stranger to questionable customer service practices, sides with the consumer on this particular issue.
But Google, oddly enough, has chosen to take a different approach.
A report last week revealed that Apple’s upcoming iOS 9 and OS X releases will bring a major typeface change, with Apple apparently aiming to offer the same system font across devices, no matter how large it is. Called San Francisco, the new typeface is already used on the Apple Watch to increase readability, and a designer has now released a quick visual analysis of the font, and what makes it remarkable. More →
The Apple Watch Edition is the most expensive product Apple has ever made, so most people won’t line up to buy a gold Watch anytime soon. But gold-plating a regular stainless steel Apple Watch model might be a solid alternative, and the following video will show you just how impressive these aftermarket options can be. More →
Of all the shows premiering this fall, few are getting as much buzz as Supergirl, the first comic book show to land on CBS. Two weeks ago, CBS released an extended 6-minute trailer for the series, but last Friday the entire pilot leaked online in full HD. Originally scheduled to premiere in November, torrent users the world over can watch the episode right now.
Let’s hope BlackBerry CEO John Chen hasn’t already blown through the massive $85.8 million compensation package he received in fiscal 2014. As The Wall Street Journal reports, Chen’s compensation for fiscal 2015 has fallen to “only” $3.4 million, although the Journal notes that all but $1 million of last year’s compensation “was from restricted shares that vest over five years starting from Mr. Chen’s hiring in November 2013.”
With Apple set to unveil a new music streaming service next month at WWDC, Touch ID may very well be the company’s unsung hero and most strategic asset in convincing users to sign up for what will reportedly be a $10/month subscription.
While precise details surrounding Apple Music remain murky, early reports suggest that Apple will offer new users of its streaming music service a free 1-3 month trial. While that will undoubtedly convince millions of users to give the service a spin, convincing users of any free or ad-supported service to opt for a monthly subscription plan is extremely challenging.
And this is precisely where the magic of Touch ID will rear its beautiful head.
With a few weeks to go until Apple unveils the future of its iOS and OS X operating systems, several details have already been leaked about the upcoming releases. One of the most interesting features detailed in recent reports concerns iOS 9, as Apple is apparently working to make it run much more smoothly on older iPhones and iPads. More →
It’s not Black Friday, but it’ll have to do for now. Great technology deals are popping up all over the Internet today in celebration of Memorial Day, including a 50% sitewide sale at Zagg.com. You might not recognize the name, but Zagg is responsible for the popular InvisibleShield line of smartphone and tablet screen protectors. More →
Wondering why everything seemed a little off over the past few months? It might have had something to do with the fact that Bad Lip Reading has been off the map since January, but over the weekend, the team behind some of the funniest videos on the Internet returned with their take on The Avengers. More →
BGR was one of the first sites to call BlackBerry’s coming downfall, and we gave the world an unprecedented inside look at the company’s decline. At one point, we even became an outlet for executives at the company to anonymously plead with the company’s top brass in an effort to turn things around. Of course, those pleas fell on deaf ears and the company came crashing down around them.
BlackBerry is now a shell of its former self, and the company continues to struggle to find its place in the industry. Adding insult to injury, BlackBerry has to relive its toppling yet again thanks to the upcoming release of a new book that pulls back the curtain to give us a new inside look at BlackBerry’s epic decline. More →