iPhone Default Search Engine

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

By about 8 hours ago.

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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iPhone 6 Scratched Screens

Forget ‘Bendgate’ – does the iPhone 6 have a major problem with scratched screens?

By about 10 hours ago.

Forget ‘Bendgate’ – does the iPhone 6 have a major problem with scratched screens?

Just when the hoopla around bent iPhone 6 Plus models was starting to die down, AppleInsider brings us word that some iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users are finding that their phones’ screens scratch much more easily than earlier iPhones. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

$53 worth of awesome paid iPhone apps you can now download for free (8 apps total)

$53 worth of awesome paid iPhone apps you can now download for free (8 apps total)

By about 11 hours ago.

Black Friday week has everyone in deal mode, and we’ve got plenty of deals for you to enjoy here on BGR. We always share great paid iPhone and iPad apps that are available for free — a few from yesterday’s batch as still free if you hurry — and today we have yet another list of nifty paid iOS apps that are on sale for a limited time. As always, make sure you hurry if you want to download them without paying. More →

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Apple Market Cap $700 Billion

Apple’s market cap hits $700 billion – but is this the end?

By on November 25, 2014 at 10:45 AM.

Apple’s market cap hits $700 billion – but is this the end?

Apple’s market capitalization hit $700 billion during Tuesday morning’s trading session, which is a lot of moolah. It’s more than the value of the entire Russian stock market combined. It’s more than the annual gross domestic product of Sweden, home to such powerhouse companies as Ikea, Volvo, Ericsson, H&M, Spotify, Astra Zeneca and Assa Abloy, the world’s leading lock brand.

The Cupertino-based company also now towers over ExxonMobil, which used to be the world’s most valuable company. Poor Exxon is stuck at around $400 billion. More →

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Apple Co-Founders Interview

Why Woz isn’t surprised people will pay more than $500,000 for an ancient Apple-1

By on November 24, 2014 at 10:15 PM.

Why Woz isn’t surprised people will pay more than $500,000 for an ancient Apple-1

Apple’s oldest artifacts have become some of the most coveted technological relics in the world, but the company’s two remaining co-founders haven’t reached a consensus on whether or not they’re surprised by the rabid attention surrounding each and every auction that springs up. More →

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Apple Siri Distracted Driving

Apple fights back against claims that Siri is distracting drivers

By on November 24, 2014 at 8:45 PM.

Apple fights back against claims that Siri is distracting drivers

Back in October, researchers from the University of Utah released findings which showed smartphone personal assistants weren’t much safer than texting while driving. They found hands-free technology to be distracting and overly-complex, harping on Siri specifically as one of the least intuitive methods of interacting with technology through voice commands. More →

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Apple Store Black Friday Gift Cards

Apple looks set to disappoint you again on Black Friday

By on November 24, 2014 at 2:20 PM.

Apple looks set to disappoint you again on Black Friday

As we’ve mentioned before, you shouldn’t buy things at the Apple Store on Black Friday if you’re expecting a bargain. AppleInsider reports that Apple’s Black Friday gift card program is back this year, as it once again seems that Apple won’t be offering any in-store Black Friday discounts on its products. More →

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Best iPhone iPad Apps

5 incredible iPhone and iPad apps you have to check out right now (11/24)

5 incredible iPhone and iPad apps you have to check out right now (11/24)

By on November 24, 2014 at 1:30 PM.

We’re trying something new this week. In addition to our regularly scheduled paid apps gone free, we’re going to introduce you to some of the best premium iPhone and iPad apps as well — apps that are worth a few of your hard-earned dollars.

This week, we’ve combed through Apple’s Apps for (RED) collection to find the very best apps for you to download. Plus, all of the proceeds collected from the participating apps from November 24th – December 7th will be donated directly to the PRODUCT(RED) campaign. There’s never been a better time to pick up some of the App Store’s best games and productivity tools.

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iPhone 6 A8 Processor 4K Video

Your iPhone 6 has a hidden feature that Apple never mentioned

By on November 24, 2014 at 11:55 AM.

Your iPhone 6 has a hidden feature that Apple never mentioned

Apple tends to be pretty thorough when it comes to breaking down all the bells and whistles that it adds to its new devices but it turns out the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus both have a feature that Apple never bothered to mention: The ability to play back 4K video. The Unofficial Apple Weblog points us to a recent discovery the developers of Mac video upload app WALTR, who found that the A8 processors found in Apple’s new iPhone models offer 4K video playback, despite the fact that Apple never once announced this feature. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

8 awesome paid iPhone apps you can get free right now (save $72!)

8 awesome paid iPhone apps you can get free right now (save $72!)

By on November 24, 2014 at 11:05 AM.

While people are always on the hunt for good deals, Thanksgiving week is known for being the one week each year that people devote the most time to bargain hunting. Retailers across the country offer some of their best sale prices of the year to woo customers, but you don’t need to battle crowds to get deals this week. In fact you can save $72 right now without moving an inch, because we’ve got a great list for you today showcasing eight nifty paid iPhone and iPad apps that are on sale for free. More →

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Black Friday 2014 iPhone 6

Here’s where to find the best Black Friday deals on Apple’s iPhone 6

Here’s where to find the best Black Friday deals on Apple’s iPhone 6

By on November 24, 2014 at 10:15 AM.

Apple launched its new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets this past September, and the company enjoyed record September-quarter sales as a result. If you’re an Apple fan who managed to exercise restraint and hold off on buying a next-generation iPhone, however, prepare to be rewarded handsomely.

Apple’s own Black Friday deals are always pretty lackluster, but this year several Apple retail partners are taking matters into their own hands. Black Friday 2014 brings with it a number of awesome deals on Apple’s iPhone 6, and we’ve collected four widely-available bargains in particular that you’ll want to make note of. More →

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iPhone Holiday Quarter Sales 71 Million

The world’s most accurate Apple analyst says Apple is about to crush its iPhone sales record

By on November 24, 2014 at 7:30 AM.

The world’s most accurate Apple analyst says Apple is about to crush its iPhone sales record

Things have been going pretty well for Apple’s iPhone business this year and this holiday shopping season is shaping up to be its biggest yet. Per 9to5Mac, KGI Securities has released a new research note estimating that Apple will sell 71.5 million iPhones this holiday quarter, headlined by blowout sales from the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

That figure would crush the record 51 million iPhones Apple sold last year during the holiday quarter. More →

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