iPhone 6c Rumors: Release Date

More reports detail Apple’s rumored iPhone 6c, which may launch this year

By about 8 hours ago.

More reports detail Apple’s rumored iPhone 6c, which may launch this year

Apple is reportedly working on three new iPhones for 2015, including high-end iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus models, but also a cheaper 4-inch iPhone 6c. The latest round of rumors was first noted in an earlier report from Digitimes. This isn’t the first time we’ve heard Apple is working on a smaller 4-inch iPhone once again, and it’s totally feasible that Apple would make a new smaller iPhone this year; a new low-cost iPhone would allow Apple to include some of its most important new technologies, such as Touch ID, Apple Pay and Health features. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

8 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time

8 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time

By about 8 hours ago.

Yesterday was our biggest list of the week featuring paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free for a short time, and a few of the apps on that list are actually still free downloads if you hurry. We have a fresh new batch of apps for you today, however, and there are eight apps in Thursday’s list.

As always, be sure to download anything that looks appealing as soon as you can, because these sales will be over before you know it. More →

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iPhone 6c Rumors

Report claims Apple will shock the world with a third new iPhone model this year

By about 9 hours ago.

Report claims Apple will shock the world with a third new iPhone model this year

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus marked Apple’s first foray into the world of larger screened iPhones, a strategy that has worked out exceedingly well for the Cupertino-based company. During the company’s 2014 holiday quarter, for example, Apple sold nearly 75 million iPhones.

With Apple now embracing the world of bigger smartphones, a road admittedly paved by Android many years back, many have wondered if Apple was going to ditch the 4-inch iPhone form factor altogether.

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Apple Beats Music

You’ll never guess whose job it is to make sure Apple’s streaming music service doesn’t suck

By about 10 hours ago.

You’ll never guess whose job it is to make sure Apple’s streaming music service doesn’t suck

It’s fair to say that Apple completely missed the boat on music streaming. Content with healthy downloads from the iTunes Music Store, Apple gave plenty of breathing room to crafty upstarts like Pandora and Spotify who slowly but surely started putting large dents into the traditional digital download business.

These days, digital downloads are on the decline as consumers are increasingly showing less of an interest in owning their music. Apple, of course, has plans to get into the streaming business thanks to its $3 billion acquisition of Beats Music last year.

That said, Apple’s 2013 rollout of iTunes Radio doesn’t exactly instill confidence that Apple gets music. Which, not surprisingly, is part and parcel why Apple bought Beats in the first place — music industry talent and savvy.

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Apple Watch Price Too Expensive

I’m tired of people whining about how expensive the Apple Watch is

By on March 25, 2015 at 5:50 PM.

I’m tired of people whining about how expensive the Apple Watch is

Yes, Apple will sell some of the most expensive smartwatches you can possibly buy this year, especially the gold Apple Watch Edition version that can cost up to $17,000. That still doesn’t mean that a) you have to buy any of these models if you can’t afford one, ir b) that Apple is wrong to price its products however it wants.

Even so, there are plenty of people who are constantly whining about how expensive the Apple Watch is and why it shouldn’t be priced so high, which is in line with similar complaints about “overpriced” Apple devices.

It’s time to stop whining about all that. More →

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Fake Apple Store Employees Video

Watch: Fake Apple store employees convince customers to buy a Surface over an iPad

By on March 25, 2015 at 2:17 PM.

Watch: Fake Apple store employees convince customers to buy a Surface over an iPad

If you encountered some rather odd behavior from employees at your local Apple Store lately, don’t worry — they were likely just members of the YouTube prankster collective NelkFilmz. In a video posted this week, the NelkFilmz crew donned Apple Store employee shirts and simply walked into an Apple Store and pretended to work there. Instead of telling customers about how “magical” Apple products were, however, they explained why the newest iPhones and iPads really weren’t that great and that they should go by products from Samsung or Microsoft instead. More →

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Apple Watch Style

Would you take Apple Watch fashion advice from Apple Store employees?

By on March 25, 2015 at 1:56 PM.

Would you take Apple Watch fashion advice from Apple Store employees?

The impending Apple Watch launch will be fascinating to watch for a number of reasons. Because the Apple Watch bridges the gap between technology and fashion, it remains to be seen if the allure and utility of the device can convince millions of consumers to wear what effectively amounts to a piece of jewelry.

With respect to selling the Apple Watch in-store, Apple retail employees will play a more pivotal role in the sales process than ever before. With a confusing matrix of bands, materials, and pricepoints to choose from, consumers will look to store employees for information and, as it turns out, fashion advice.

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Apple iTunes App Store Down

iTunes and the App Store are down worldwide… again [updated]

By on March 25, 2015 at 11:39 AM.

iTunes and the App Store are down worldwide… again [updated]

You can’t buy any new apps on the App Store right now because it’s experiencing a worldwide crash for the second time in less than a month. As AppleInsider writes, this latest crash is “affecting users around the world and preventing them from searching for and downloading apps or other content.” The last massive iTunes outage, which occurred on March 11th this year, lasted for seven whole hours for some users, so let’s hope that this isn’t the case this time. We’ll provide more updates as they come in. More →

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Apple Watch Augmented Reality

Brilliant free iPhone app bends reality to let you try on the Apple Watch right now

Brilliant free iPhone app bends reality to let you try on the Apple Watch right now

By on March 25, 2015 at 11:11 AM.

It never ceases to amaze us how creative developers get in order to solve simple problems. Apple’s first foray into both the wearables and luxury goods space is the Apple Watch, and it won’t be released for another month. Apple is giving interested shoppers an early look at the device in stores beginning April 10th, when appointments will be taken at Apple Stores to check out the new device and preorder it.

But you don’t have to wait another minute to see how the Apple Watch will look on your wrist, thanks to a brilliant new app that uses augmented reality to let you check out the Apple Watch right now. More →

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Google Maps Engine

The amazing algorithm behind Google Maps and Apple Maps

By on March 25, 2015 at 10:50 AM.

The amazing algorithm behind Google Maps and Apple Maps

Even before the advent of Google Maps, folks were using programs like MapQuest to print up directions and figure out the shortest route between any two locations. While it’s easy to take mapping apps for granted these days, there’s some interesting mathematical algorithms at work behind the scenes that make it all possible.

Not many people are aware of this, but the computer algorithm that makes mapping programs so convenient dates all the way back to 1956, when a programmer named Edsger W. Dijkstra needed to come up with a solvable problem as a means to showcase the power of a new ARMAC computer. Dijkstra himself is a bit of a computing legend, having received the Turing Award in 1972.

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iPhone Sales 2015

Samsung seen stripping Apple of its smartphone crown

By on March 25, 2015 at 10:29 AM.

Samsung seen stripping Apple of its smartphone crown

Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown. Apple shocked the industry in the holiday quarter when it catapulted past a declining Samsung to steal back the title of top-selling smartphone vendor in the world. The most amazing thing about the feat was obviously the fact that Apple only had two new smartphones on the market and was still able to topple Samsung, which sells dozens of phone models.

Here in 2015, however, it looks like the new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are ready to help tip the scale back in Samsung’s favor. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

10 awesome paid iPhone apps that are all free downloads right now

10 awesome paid iPhone apps that are all free downloads right now

By on March 25, 2015 at 10:08 AM.

If you’re a fan of iPhone and iPad apps, there is no better place to be than BGR this week. We’ve been sharing all sorts of great paid iOS apps that were on sale for free this week, and now we’re back with our biggest list of the week. Of course, the longer you wait the less likely it will be that these apps are still on sale, so be sure to hurry!

There are also still a few free apps in yesterday’s list, so be sure to check out that post as well. More →

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