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12-inch MacBook Air vs. iPad Air Plus

Help! I already can’t decide between the 12-inch MacBook Air and 12-inch iPad

Help! I already can’t decide between the 12-inch MacBook Air and 12-inch iPad

By on January 23, 2015 at 12:50 PM.

Some hardcore Apple fans are surely excited about some of the rumored products that are supposed to launch later this year, including the 12-inch Retina MacBook Air and the 12-inch iPad Pro or iPad Air Plus the company is reportedly working on. Despite what some have secretly been hoping for — that Apple is making a Surface-like device that’ll bring you the best of two worlds, an iOS tablet and an OS X laptop in the same ultra-portable box — it appears these two devices are separate products targeting different buyers.

Yet at the same time, the 12-inch MacBook Air and the 12-inch iPad will somehow compete against each other later this year. And buyers, myself included, might have a tough time deciding between these two particular computers.

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12-inch MacBook Air vs. iPad Air

This might be our first look at Apple’s completely redesigned Retina MacBook Air

By on January 23, 2015 at 10:25 AM.

This might be our first look at Apple’s completely redesigned Retina MacBook Air

Apple is expected to soon launch a new version of the MacBook Air, a 12-inch model that’s supposed to be thinner than every previous MacBook Air and will sport a new design made possible by the adoption of Intel’s Core M processor, which doesn’t require fans for cooling. After an extensive report detailed some of the characteristics of the upcoming laptop, Chinese online publication iFanR has obtained images that seem to show the 12-inch MacBook Air next to existing MacBook Air and iPad Air models. More →

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Apple Watch S1 Processor

The craziest fact about the Apple Watch: It will be more powerful than the first iPad

By on January 23, 2015 at 9:10 AM.

The craziest fact about the Apple Watch: It will be more powerful than the first iPad

The Apple Watch will not have incredible battery life, a 9to5Mac report on Thursday revealed. Apple wasn’t even able to meet its own battery targets for its first smartwatch, which is why the company delayed the launch of the Apple Watch from late 2014 to early 2015. But one detail from the report that was overlooked is that the tiny gadget will apparently be more powerful than the iPad. More →

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Apple iPad Smart Cover

Apple wants to make iPad even better with help of a smarter accessory

By on January 22, 2015 at 5:15 PM.

Apple wants to make iPad even better with help of a smarter accessory

Apple is considering adding various new features to future versions of the Smart Cover, a protective accessory specifically developed for the iPad, according to a new patent discovered by AppleInsider. More →

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Samsung Orbis vs. Apple Watch: UI

Samsung’s Apple Watch killer will apparently be insanely complex to maneuver

By on January 22, 2015 at 2:20 PM.

Samsung’s Apple Watch killer will apparently be insanely complex to maneuver

You’d think that by now, Samsung has had time to decide on various smartwatch-related matters including design, software features and user interface. The company has already released a variety of such devices, running all sorts of operating systems and offering different takes on this category. But basically, Samsung has been taking shots in the dark with its smartwatches, hoping something will stick with consumers before Apple launches its highly anticipated Apple Watch.

That hasn’t happened though, and the company is reportedly working on a brand new smartwatch, a Moto 360-like round gadget that’ll feature some highly complex interaction methods that have not been seen on any of Samsung’s watches so far. More →

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Best iPhone Music Apps

This iPhone app lets you share and listen to full-length songs for free – and it’s legal

By on January 22, 2015 at 1:55 PM.

This iPhone app lets you share and listen to full-length songs for free – and it’s legal

Getting young people to pay for music has become increasingly difficult in the modern era. For the time being, ad revenue from YouTube or subscription streaming music services like Spotify and Pandora are the best that can be hoped for in many cases. But some companies are trying to find new ways for people to legally enjoy music where cost isn’t a barrier, and one nifty example is BOOMiO. More →

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Apple Vs. Microsoft Vs. Google

Is Apple back to being ‘boring’ already?

By on January 22, 2015 at 11:10 AM.

Is Apple back to being ‘boring’ already?

Remember this past fall when Apple unveiled the Apple Watch and sold a record number of iPhones thanks to the release of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus? Well, apparently all the excitement generated by all these events has completely dissipated as Apple is being called “boring”… again. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

9 awesome iPhone apps that are all free downloads right now

9 awesome iPhone apps that are all free downloads right now

By on January 22, 2015 at 10:45 AM.

This has been an incredible week so far for paid iPhone and iPad apps that have gone on sale for free for a limited time. Yesterday’s list had some real gems on it and several of the best apps on the list can still be downloaded for free if you hurry. For Thursday, we have a fresh new list of nine iOS apps that are normally all paid apps, but each and every one is completely free if you hurry. More →

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iPhone 6 Plus Vs. Xiaomi Mi Note

Xiaomi tries to bash the iPhone 6 Plus, inadvertently shows how much it rips off Apple

By on January 21, 2015 at 4:48 PM.

Xiaomi tries to bash the iPhone 6 Plus, inadvertently shows how much it rips off Apple

If you thought that Apple had fun successfully suing Samsung for alleged patent infringement, just wait to see what happens if Xiaomi ever brings its devices to the U.S. Xiaomi has posted a new video that tries to make fun of Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus and promote its own Mi Note, but the company just inadvertently shows how much its phones rip off Apple’s. More →

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Best iPhone Apps

10 essential apps you should install on your iPhone 6 right now

By on January 21, 2015 at 12:14 PM.

10 essential apps you should install on your iPhone 6 right now

We constantly share cool new iOS and Android apps here on BGR in an effort to help readers get the most out of their smartphones and tablets. These apps often serve very specific purposes and while they’re always great to have on your device, they’re often not what you might consider to be essential apps. So now it’s time to take a look at a quick list of 10 apps that new iPhone users especially should check out, because they might just become some of the most used apps on your phone. More →

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8 awesome paid iPhone apps that are all free for a limited time (save $59!)

8 awesome paid iPhone apps that are all free for a limited time (save $59!)

By on January 21, 2015 at 11:15 AM.

We’ve had two great lists of paid iPhone and iPad apps that have gone on sale for free so far this week, and now Wednesday’s list might be the best one yet. There were definitely some gems to be found on Tuesday — a few of which are still free if you hurry over to this post — and now we have eight more iOS apps that would typically cost a combined $59 to download, but they’re all free right now for a limited time. More →

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Apple Semetric Acquisition

Apple’s latest acquisition could make Beats Music even better

By on January 21, 2015 at 7:30 AM.

Apple’s latest acquisition could make Beats Music even better

Apple revolutionized the music industry with the iPod and iTunes, but leadership is cyclical and the company fell behind the times as streaming music services like Pandora and Spotify grew more popular. iTunes Radio was Apple’s first real attempt to bring music streamers back to the Apple camp, but it apparently didn’t have quite the impact Apple was looking for… so it bought Beats for $3 billion.

Now, Apple has made a new acquisition — a much smaller one, this time — that will reportedly become an important part of the company’s Beats Music streaming service. More →

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