Android Malware: NotCompatible

Complex Android malware believed to have infected up to 4.5M smartphones in the U.S.

Complex Android malware believed to have infected up to 4.5M smartphones in the U.S.

By about 16 mins ago.

As many as 4.5 million American Android smartphone users may have been fooled into somehow downloading a complex malicious program on their devices since January 2013, The New Yok Times reports, citing security company Lookout. More →

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Deadline iOS 8 and Apple Watch

Video: This Apple Watch app will tell you when you’re going to die

By about 9 hours ago.

Video: This Apple Watch app will tell you when you’re going to die

Remember Deadline? That sweet $0.99 iPhone app that uses various tools at its disposal to tell you when you’re going to die, and even offers you a timer so you know how much time you have left on Earth? Well, Alaric Cole, the developer behind Deadline, has already put the WatchKit SDK Apple released earlier this week to good use to come up with a test version of Deadline, recording a short video using the iOS Simulator to show it in action. More →

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Hit List

Far Cry 4 Goat Simulator Video

Video: You must watch this hilarious mashup of Far Cry 4 and Goat Simulator

By about 10 hours ago.

Video: You must watch this hilarious mashup of Far Cry 4 and Goat Simulator

Goat Simulator has been one of the surprise hit games of the year, as many gamers have seemingly relished the opportunity to assume the role of a maniacal goat who’s bent on wreaking havoc and creating destruction all around him. However, YouTube user Robbaz has created a hilarious video using the map editor feature in Far Cry 4 in which one man takes revenge on all goatkind by invading their secluded home base deep in the mountains and killing their grand leader. More →

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New Apple Maps Data Partners

Apple is still hard at work making Apple Maps usable

By about 11 hours ago.

Apple is still hard at work making Apple Maps usable

Apple Maps still might not be the best mobile mapping service available for the iPhone, but Apple is doing everything in its power to give its users a reason to stick with the first-party app. The team at Apple Maps Marketing reports that it attempted to submit a client with a few hundred locations to the Apple Maps Connect service, but was rejected as Apple is only accepting submissions involving at least 1,000 locations. More →

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Game Changers

Google Rockstar Patent Settlement

Google just agreed to a major settlement with an Apple-backed patent consortium

By about 11 hours ago.

Google just agreed to a major settlement with an Apple-backed patent consortium

While the smartphone patent wars have (thankfully) cooled down a lot over the last year, that doesn’t mean major tech companies aren’t still suing one another over patents on a pretty frequent basis. Reuters reports that yet another major patent lawsuit is now in the books after Google agreed to settle with Rockstar, a patent consortium with backers that include Apple, Microsoft, BlackBerry and Sony. More →

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OS X 10.10.1 Yosemite Wi-Fi Issues

How to fix Yosemite’s Wi-Fi bugs, which are still present in OS X 10.10.1

By on November 20, 2014 at 7:00 PM.

How to fix Yosemite’s Wi-Fi bugs, which are still present in OS X 10.10.1

Some Mac users who updated their devices to OS X Yosemite soon discovered certain Wi-Fi connectivity and performance issues, which Apple acknowledged and tried to address in the recent OS X 10.10.1 update. However, the Wi-Fi issues did not go away for all affected users, and some people still experience a sub-par Wi-Fi.

Luckily for them, OS X Daily, which has provided some tips for the initial Yosemite Wi-Fi issues, has put together a quick troubleshooting post that could help people fix their problems following the OS X 10.10.1 update. More →

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Foxconn Innolux iPhone Display

Foxconn is urgently building a new $2.6B display factory just for Apple

By on November 20, 2014 at 6:15 PM.

Foxconn is urgently building a new $2.6B display factory just for Apple

Apple is willing to do anything necessary to make sure it has a steady flow of components from suppliers when it comes to its best-selling products, and a new report from Bloomberg seems to confirm just that. The report reveals that Apple has apparently made an urgent request to Foxconn, the largest device manufacturer in the world and one of the main iPhone and iPad makers, for preferential treatment. And it looks like Foxconn will satisfy Apple’s request, even if that means making a $2.6 billion investment in the process. More →

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Comcast Customer Service Improvements

Comcast wants to fix one of the things you hate most about its service

By on November 20, 2014 at 5:30 PM.

Comcast wants to fix one of the things you hate most about its service

Is Comcast really making an effort to improve its customer service? Given how its recent push to improve its image has coincided with its efforts to merge with Time Warner Cable, we remain skeptical. That said, it looks like the company is taking some steps to fix one of the absolute worst aspects of its customer service: Waiting around for cable technicians who may or may not show up on time. More →

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Xiaomi vs. Apple Samsung

This smartphone maker says it’ll be bigger than Apple and Samsung soon

By on November 20, 2014 at 4:55 PM.

This smartphone maker says it’ll be bigger than Apple and Samsung soon

The rivalry between Apple and Samsung receives more attention that any other battle in the smartphone world, but while the two heavy hitters were duking it out, a small Chinese phone maker swiftly ascended to the No. 3 spot in the industry. Xiaomi, founded in 2010, has surpassed some of the market’s biggest names, including Sony, LG and HTC.

According to Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun, this is just the beginning. More →

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Best Black Friday Video Game Deals

These are the best Black Friday game console deals available

By on November 20, 2014 at 4:20 PM.

These are the best Black Friday game console deals available

If you’ve been waiting patiently all year for the right time to buy a new game console, now is your chance. BestBlackFriday.com has put together a list of all the best PS4, Xbox One and Wii U deals available during Thanksgiving and the Black Friday weekend, so be sure to read on if you want to save big this holiday season.

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bgr-deals

Introducing the BGR Deals Store: Save major cash every day on the latest innovative tech products

By on November 20, 2014 at 3:58 PM.

Introducing the BGR Deals Store: Save major cash every day on the latest innovative tech products

It’s getting to the end of November, and that means discount season is upon us. We’re kicking off the deals a bit early by partnering with StackCommerce to launch the BGR Deals Store – a hand-curated list of the best money-saving opportunities in gadgets, gizmos and all things geeky.

What’s more, through this weekend, you can also get 10% off on your purchases in the store with this special code: BGRSTORE10 More →

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Xbox One One Year Anniversary

Xbox One owners are getting these free gifts to celebrate the one year anniversary

By on November 20, 2014 at 3:45 PM.

Xbox One owners are getting these free gifts to celebrate the one year anniversary

This weekend, the Xbox One will celebrate its one year anniversary. In order to show its appreciation for nearly 10 million console sales since launch, Microsoft is offering a wide range of digital goodies to all of its early adopters.

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Walmart $90 PlayStation 4 Trick

You can no longer trick Walmart into selling you a brand new PS4 for $90

By on November 20, 2014 at 3:20 PM.

You can no longer trick Walmart into selling you a brand new PS4 for $90

Some crafty customers looking to spend no more than $89.99 on a brand-new PlayStation 4 console this holiday season have already taken advantage of Walmart’s price-matching policy. They managed to scam the retailer into selling the console for that ridiculous price, which was previously used in a fake online Amazon listing from a third-party that Amazon later removed. Since then, Walmart has caught on to the trick, Business Insider reports, and will no longer honor fraudulent prices. More →

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