iPhone Tilt Gestures

New app brings Fire phone’s tilt gesture controls to your iPhone

By about 4 hours ago.

New app brings Fire phone’s tilt gesture controls to your iPhone

Thanks to our exclusive reporting earlier this year, there was absolutely nothing about Amazon’s Fire phone that came as a surprise — including the public’s reaction to the handset. The handset definitely has some unique features such as Firefly, tilt controls and the 3D effects in the user interface, but none of them appear to be helping to move a significant amount of inventory at this point.

Now, users can get a bit of a taste for what the Fire phone has to offer without actually buying one, because a new free app adds some simple tilt gesture functionality to the iPhone. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

8 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free right now (a $20 value!)

8 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free right now (a $20 value!)

By about 6 hours ago.

We’re halfway home, and what better way to celebrate hump day than with a whole bunch of nifty paid iPhone and iPad apps that are on sale for free? Today, we have eight great paid apps for you to check out, and they’re worth a combined $20. If you act fast, however, each and every one of them can be downloaded without paying a dime. More →

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Free Encrypted iPhone Calling

New app brings free encrypted voice calling to your iPhone

By about 7 hours ago.

New app brings free encrypted voice calling to your iPhone

Are you worried that hackers — or even worse, the NSA — are listening in on your phone calls? Well it’s time to lay those fears to rest; Open Whispersystems has released a new app that brings encrypted voice calling to the iPhone. And best of all, perhaps, the firm’s new app is free to download and it supports worldwide calling, also for free. More →

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Mid-2014 Mac Mini

Apple may have just revealed a new Mac mini coming in mid-2014

By on July 29, 2014 at 6:40 PM.

Apple may have just revealed a new Mac mini coming in mid-2014

It’s been nearly two years since the last update to the Mac mini line, but Apple may have quietly revealed a new model on Tuesday amid the launch of the 2014 versions of the Retina MacBook Pro. 9to5Mac points out that a new listing on the Boot Camp support page on Apple’s website shows “Mac mini (Mid 2014)” as one of the Mac mini models near the bottom of the page. More →

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iPhone 6 Rumors Sapphire Glass

Don’t hold your breath for an iPhone 6 with sapphire glass

By on July 29, 2014 at 12:55 PM.

Don’t hold your breath for an iPhone 6 with sapphire glass

Apple is expected to introduce new iPhone models this year that will feature, for the first time ever, sapphire glass displays instead of Corning’s Gorilla Glass, but not all reports agree on what iPhone 6 models will have such front panels. Some say Apple would have enough sapphire manufacturing capacity for all iPhone 6 models, while others say that only the bigger 5.5-inch iPhone 6 will have such display covers. According to The Register, industrial analysis firm TrendForce has not observed any proof that actual sapphire display production is underway at Apple’s Arizona factory. More →

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Apple Forced Code Wire Fraud

How one fraudster bought $309K worth of Apple products without paying a single penny

By on July 29, 2014 at 11:15 AM.

How one fraudster bought $309K worth of Apple products without paying a single penny

One Apple fan ran a clever con in many Apple retail stores across the U.S., buying products worth $309,768 over 42 purchases made in 16 different states since December 2012, ComputerWorld reports, without actually having the money to pay for them. 24-year-old Sharron Laverne Parrish Jr. has been charged with wire fraud and the Secret Service claims that he tricked Apple retail staff into accepting purchases made with credit and/or debit cards that didn’t have any funds by using a clever, simple financial trick. More →

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iWatch Release Date Q4 2014

Uh-oh: New report claims iWatch production has definitely been delayed

By on July 29, 2014 at 10:50 AM.

Uh-oh: New report claims iWatch production has definitely been delayed

Samsung has released five different smartwatches in the last year alone, but Apple is apparently struggling to just get one out the door. G for Games points us to a new report from Taiwan’s Economic Daily News claiming that mass production for the iWatch has been delayed and that the device won’t release until December at the earliest. More →

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Top 5 iPhone Apps

5 gorgeous iPhone apps you need to check out right now (July 2014)

5 gorgeous iPhone apps you need to check out right now (July 2014)

By on July 29, 2014 at 10:25 AM.

Welcome to the latest edition of our series on gorgeous iPhone apps. We talk about apps a great deal here on BGR and the reason is fairly obvious: apps make the phone. Thanks to the advent of on-device application stores, smartphones now ship as blank canvases, waiting for users to fill them with third-party software that extends their functionality in any number of directions.

In this series, we try to bring you the cream of the crop — apps that are beautifully designed as well as useful — to help fill your canvas. More →

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iPhone 6 Rumors Rear Case

New iPhone 6 leak gives us a great look at the device’s major redesign

By on July 29, 2014 at 10:00 AM.

New iPhone 6 leak gives us a great look at the device’s major redesign

The rear iPhone 6 shell which has appeared in various reports so far has leaked yet again, as YouTube channel iCrackUriDevice has apparently scored a copy of the component directly from a manufacturer. In a short video, iCrackUriDevice goes over all the design changes expected for the iPhone 6, including the phone’s thin profile, relocated power button, iPod touch-like volume rockers, round corners, redesigned antennas on the back, and increased size of the device, while comparing it to last year’s flagship iPhone model, the iPhone 5s.

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iPhone 6 Preorder Gold

Here’s the iPhone 6 you don’t want to preorder

By on July 29, 2014 at 9:15 AM.

Here’s the iPhone 6 you don’t want to preorder

The iPhone 6 isn’t even officially out yet, and more than 30 sellers are already ready to offer preorders for the handset before it’s officially announced by Apple. Luxury retailer Brikk has decided to throw its hat into the iPhone 6 preorder ring as well, and allow potential buyers to request their custom, and extremely expensive, 24-karat gold iPhone 6, CNET reports. More →

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2014 Retina MacBook Pro Specs and Prices

Apple’s best yet Retina MacBook Pros are already here

By on July 29, 2014 at 6:45 AM.

Apple’s best yet Retina MacBook Pros are already here

After a leaked imaged suggested Apple may be getting ready to release new Retina MacBook Pro models this week, the company went ahead and updated its online stores with the 2014 versions of its top of the line laptop. All models received processor and memory bumps, with some versions also getting a price reduction, similar to what the company did with its 2014 MacBook Airs. More →

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iPhone vs. Big Companies

Forget Apple – the iPhone alone is as big as McDonald’s and Coca Cola combined

By on July 28, 2014 at 10:30 PM.

Forget Apple – the iPhone alone is as big as McDonald’s and Coca Cola combined

Let’s start with the obvious: the iPhone has been a massive, unequivocal success. Every subsequent release seems to break the records that the last one set before it, and now with the biggest hardware overhaul in the phone’s history rumored to be coming this fall, the books are primed to be rewritten once again. But before any of that happens, Jordan Weissmann of Slate has decided to take a step back and see just how big the iPhone really is (and we’re not talking about the 5.5-inch phablet).

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