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5 iPhone apps to help you pass the time over the Thanksgiving holiday

5 iPhone apps to help you pass the time over the Thanksgiving holiday

By on November 27, 2014 at 8:55 AM.

Thanksgiving is a double-edged sword. It’s one of the few opportunities we have during the year to gather around a table with our family members and eat an enormous meal, but the enraging political discussions, pointless disagreements and awkward interactions are all but inevitable.

When you need a few minutes to compose yourself, there’s nothing better than a distracting app on your iPhone, so be sure to load up these five apps before you head out to eat turkey on Thursday.

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iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Voice Text

Video: Apple is not done releasing funny iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus ads

By on November 27, 2014 at 7:45 AM.

Video: Apple is not done releasing funny iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus ads

After showing off the gaming and Continuity features of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in a couple of new ads featuring voice overs from Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon earlier this week, Apple on Wednesday released one more similar commercial, the seventh in the series, which highlights a different feature, voice texting, which is available on iOS 8-compatible devices. More →

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Apple vs. Samsung: Royalties

Samsung might have to pay even more for infringing Apple patents

By on November 26, 2014 at 8:00 PM.

Samsung might have to pay even more for infringing Apple patents

Even though Samsung and Apple have settled their international patent disputes, the lawsuits in the U.S. are far from being a distant memory. Apple has largely won the two major trials in American courts, with Samsung having to pay more than $1 billion in combined damages; though both sides have appealed various verdicts in these trials.

Following the second, less-successful, win against Samsung, Apple has also asked the court to rule in its favor regarding ongoing royalties for Samsung products found to infringe three specific patents that a jury already found to have been infringed by older Samsung devices. More →

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iPhone 5c End of Life

The colorful iPhone 5c will reportedly be discontinued next year

By on November 26, 2014 at 5:45 PM.

The colorful iPhone 5c will reportedly be discontinued next year

Apple’s plastic iPhone 5c, launched in late 2013 as a more affordable iPhone option alongside the iPhone 5s, is going to be discontinued next year. The news comes from MacRumors and cites a report from Taiwan’s Industrial and Commercial Times. More →

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iPhone 6s Rumors Sapphire Display

Deja vu: New report says the iPhone 6s might have a special kind of glass cover next year

By on November 26, 2014 at 4:15 PM.

Deja vu: New report says the iPhone 6s might have a special kind of glass cover next year

Apple launched the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus just a couple of months ago, but a new report from Focus Taiwan seems to reveal an interesting deal for future iPhone generations, as detailed by China Economic Weekly. The publication also seems to confirm a recent report that said Foxconn is urgently building a display factory to handle only Apple orders, with special emphasis on the next-gen iPhone models. More →

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Apple Beats Solo2 Commercial

Here’s a sneak peak at Apple’s new Beats commercial

By on November 26, 2014 at 1:48 PM.

Here’s a sneak peak at Apple’s new Beats commercial

BGR has just learned through multiple sources that Apple is set to release a celebrity-packed commercial for the company’s new Beats Solo2 headphones either today or tomorrow. The video itself looks like something Beats would have done on its own, but it definitely has an Apple-like feel and vibe to it, which actually works quite nicely with the Beats theme. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

7 awesome paid iPhone apps that are now free for a limited time (save $32!)

7 awesome paid iPhone apps that are now free for a limited time (save $32!)

By on November 26, 2014 at 1:20 PM.

We have less than a day to go before Thanksgiving is here, and you should thankful for BGR’s series on paid iPhone and iPad apps that are on sale for free for a limited time. We save you hundreds of dollars each week by sharing the best paid apps that go on sale for free, and yesterday’s post has a few gems that are still free downloads if you hurry.

Today, however, we have seven new paid apps on sale and if you’re quick, you won’t have to pay a cent for any of them. More →

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iPhone Tips And Tricks Video

Video reveals your iPhone has hidden powers even Apple might not know about

By on November 26, 2014 at 11:15 AM.

Video reveals your iPhone has hidden powers even Apple might not know about

Is the iPhone more powerful than Apple thinks? A new video posted by Ivo Leko shows how you can use all the sensors packed into your iPhone to do real-time tracking of a magnet’s position, which he explains has all kinds of cool potential future applications. More →

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MacMall Black Friday 2014

MacMall reveals big Black Friday sale with huge savings on Apple gear

By on November 26, 2014 at 10:10 AM.

MacMall reveals big Black Friday sale with huge savings on Apple gear

This year, like every year, Apple’s own Black Friday sale really isn’t anything to speak of. The company is offering Black Friday shoppers some Apple Store gift cards along with big purchases, but you won’t find any significant savings at the Apple Store. Fortunately for Apple fans, it’s a completely different story over at MacMall, which is offering shoppers huge savings for Black Friday 2014 on nearly every Apple product and accessory you can think of. More →

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iPhone 6s Apple Watch-based Steel Concept

Check out this gorgeous steel iPhone 6s concept inspired by the Apple Watch

By on November 26, 2014 at 9:05 AM.

Check out this gorgeous steel iPhone 6s concept inspired by the Apple Watch

Apple released new iPhone models only a couple of months ago with completely new designs compared to predecessors, including the larger displays many buyers wanted. But that doesn’t mean designers out there have stopped creating gorgeous iPhone concepts for the future, with Grisha Serov posting an iPhone concept on Behance that’s made of steel and seems to be inspired by the Apple Watch to some extent, but also by the current iPhone 6. More →

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Apple iPhone Sapphire Display

Why Apple’s sapphire iPhone display plan may have been doomed from the start

By on November 25, 2014 at 6:20 PM.

Why Apple’s sapphire iPhone display plan may have been doomed from the start

It’s pretty clear that something went very wrong between Apple and its bankrupt sapphire supplier GT Advanced Technologies over the past year. That said, Technology Review points out that there are good reasons to believe that Apple’s sapphire display plan for the iPhone 6 may have been doomed from the start because it seems both Apple and GT Advanced underestimated the major difficulties involved in mass producing large sapphire screens. More →

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iPhone Default Search Engine

Microsoft may recruit Apple to help stick a dagger into Google’s search business

By on November 25, 2014 at 2:42 PM.

Microsoft may recruit Apple to help stick a dagger into Google’s search business

If Yahoo and Microsoft have anything to say about it, Google won’t be the default search engine for the iPhone in 2015. According to The Information, Apple’s contract with Google, the contract which allows Google to remain the default search engine in the Safari mobile and desktop browser, is up next year.

It’s unclear whether or not Apple is actively looking to replace Google, but Yahoo and Microsoft have reportedly both begun pitching their search engines to Apple’s senior VP Eddy Cue. More →

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