Apple Google Smartphone Data Encryption

The government is shamelessly trying to scare Apple and Google from encrypting their phones

By about 4 hours ago.

The government is shamelessly trying to scare Apple and Google from encrypting their phones

Did you know that if Apple and Google encrypt the data on your smartphone, then pedophiles, bank robbers and terrorists will be able to wreak havoc upon America without any kinds of reservations? That’s the message that the United States federal government and law enforcement agencies are trying to send to both major tech companies and to the public at large about the dangers of smartphone encryption. More →

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Best iPhone 6 Time Lapse Videos

Awesome iPhone time lapse video shows you a beautiful London afternoon in 21 seconds

By about 7 hours ago.

Awesome iPhone time lapse video shows you a beautiful London afternoon in 21 seconds

We absolutely love the new time lapse video feature that Apple has added to its iPhone cameras if for no other reason than it’s enabling iPhone users around the world to take some incredible videos and share them with everyone. One such video was uploaded onto Vimeo recently and it shows what a gorgeous afternoon in London looks like when it’s speeding by in the span of 21 seconds. More →

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iPhone 6 Smartphone Trade-ins

Surprise: iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus launch led to huge trade-in surge in September

By about 8 hours ago.

Surprise: iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus launch led to huge trade-in surge in September

Buying a smartphone in 2014 is an expensive endeavor. Even on a two-year contract, you’re still going to spend around $200 for a flagship device from Apple, Samsung or any of the other major vendors, but there’s one easy way to counteract the bite out of your bank account: trade-ins. A week before the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus officially launched, we published an article about the best trade-in deals in order to help Apple fans get their new phones as cheaply as possible.

Now that September is over, let’s look at how the launch of the iPhone 6 affected the trade-in market. More →

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iOS 8 Bluetooth Connectivity Issues

The latest iOS 8 blunder: Bluetooth connectivity issues arise

By about 9 hours ago.

The latest iOS 8 blunder: Bluetooth connectivity issues arise

No one expected the latest version of iOS to be flawless, but the amount of bugs users are finding seem to just keep piling up. We’ve already seen an iCloud Drive bug crop up this that which could result in the deletion of all your iWork files and now some MacRumors forum-goers are reporting that their iOS 8 devices are no longer pairing with their Bluetooth car audio systems. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

7 awesome paid iPhone apps you can get for free for a limited time ($37 value!)

7 awesome paid iPhone apps you can get for free for a limited time ($37 value!)

By on October 1, 2014 at 11:20 AM.

Another day, another batch of nifty paid iPhone and iPad apps that are now free downloads for a limited time. Tuesday brought a batch of six solid apps worth nearly $50 combined (some of them are still free), and now we have seven more paid apps worth $37 altogether that are all completely free right now — but only if you hurry! More →

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iCloud Drive Bug Fix

How to avoid the horrible iOS 8 bug that could delete your files

By on October 1, 2014 at 10:35 AM.

How to avoid the horrible iOS 8 bug that could delete your files

Apple has had one headache after another over the past few weeks, spanning from the media circus that is “Bendgate” to a buggy iOS 8.0.1 update that bricked about 40,000 new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets. Among all of these issues lies a fairly serious bug in iOS 8 that has been causing major headaches for users — but luckily, there’s a simple way to avoid the issue altogether. More →

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iPhone 6 Docks

5 stunning iPhone 6 docks you have to check out

By on October 1, 2014 at 10:10 AM.

5 stunning iPhone 6 docks you have to check out

Talk about first world problems… each and every time Apple comes out with a redesigned iPhone, buyers need to go out and find a whole new set of accessories to go with it. Beautiful new cases and other add-ons are always difficult to come by because there are so many options out there. Simple Google searches can lead to hours of digging, and you know you won’t find the best available options by going down to your local big-box retailer.

Luckily, BGR is once again happy to do the heavy lifting for you. More →

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What's Working At Apple Like

Ex-Apple managers spill dirt on what it’s like to work there, say Apple execs ‘are nuts’

By on October 1, 2014 at 9:45 AM.

Ex-Apple managers spill dirt on what it’s like to work there, say Apple execs ‘are nuts’

Do you love working long hours, spending a lot of time away from your family, and dealing with insanely demanding bosses? If so then there’s a little company in Cupertino that just might be the perfect place for you to set up shop.  Via 9to5Mac, two former Apple managers recently published a podcast where they talked about their experiences working for the company and what becomes very clear very quickly is that working at Apple probably isn’t for everyone. More →

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iPhone 6 iOS 8 Encryption and Privacy

It turns out Apple’s iPhone 6 and iOS 8 encryption is really good

By on October 1, 2014 at 9:20 AM.

It turns out Apple’s iPhone 6 and iOS 8 encryption is really good

Apple has mentioned more than once in the past few weeks its commitment to offering iOS 8 device users, including iPhone 6 buyers, better security and privacy. In the process, Apple also explained that it doesn’t hold the keys to iOS 8 data encryption — which is protected by the user’s PIN code — and therefore it can’t offer access to that encrypted data to law enforcement agencies. It turns out that Apple’s encryption is so good that law enforcement agencies are already criticizing it, and thus indirectly advertising this particular iOS strength. More →

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iPhone 6 Plus Bendgate

Apple won’t be happy with this Dutch store’s hilariously bent iPhone 6 retail displays

By on October 1, 2014 at 8:55 AM.

Apple won’t be happy with this Dutch store’s hilariously bent iPhone 6 retail displays

Well, this is awkward. Redditor arokrn has posted a picture of an in-store iPhone 6 display at a Dutch electronics retail outlet and it seems that the display was purposefully designed to bend in the most ironic way imaginable. More →

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Apple Watch Specs: Display Size

Watch display in Apple’s video is actually smaller than you initially thought

By on October 1, 2014 at 7:45 AM.

Watch display in Apple’s video is actually smaller than you initially thought

When unveiling the Apple Watch during the iPhone 6 event, Apple showed a longer than usual 10 minutes video, narrated by its design guru Jony Ive, in which the company talked about various Apple Watch features, from hardware to software. That presentation video was later uploaded on the company’s YouTube channel, just like most of its videos, but Apple on Tuesday pulled the clip, replacing it with an edited version. As 9to5Mac reports, the first video featured an Apple Watch with a display that’s slightly bigger than the Apple Watch’s actual display. More →

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Apple Pay vs PayPal

How PayPal missed huge Apple Pay deal because of the Galaxy S5

By on October 1, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

How PayPal missed huge Apple Pay deal because of the Galaxy S5

One of the most important products Apple unveiled during its iPhone 6 event is Apple Pay, the company’s official foray into mobile payments. Apple secured deals with the most important card issuers and banking institutions in the U.S. ahead of the keynote, but surprisingly left out one payments company that was rumored in the days preceding the announcement to be working together with the iPhone maker. Bank Innovation, which provided many details about Apple Pay long before its official name was revealed, has found out more details about Apple’s negotiations with PayPal, and why it kicked it out of the Apple Pay business. More →

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