Apple Music Touch ID

How Touch ID will help Apple Music dethrone Spotify

By about 5 hours ago.

How Touch ID will help Apple Music dethrone Spotify

With Apple set to unveil a new music streaming service next month at WWDC, Touch ID may very well be the company’s unsung hero and most strategic asset in convincing users to sign up for what will reportedly be a $10/month subscription.

While precise details surrounding Apple Music remain murky, early reports suggest that Apple will offer new users of its streaming music service a free 1-3 month trial. While that will undoubtedly convince millions of users to give the service a spin, convincing users of any free or ad-supported service to opt for a monthly subscription plan is extremely challenging.

And this is precisely where the magic of Touch ID will rear its beautiful head.

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iOS 9 iPhone 4s, iPad 2, iPad Mini

Why anyone who owns an old iPhone is going to love iOS 9

By about 6 hours ago.

Why anyone who owns an old iPhone is going to love iOS 9

With a few weeks to go until Apple unveils the future of its iOS and OS X operating systems, several details have already been leaked about the upcoming releases. One of the most interesting features detailed in recent reports concerns iOS 9, as Apple is apparently working to make it run much more smoothly on older iPhones and iPads. More →

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BlackBerry Vs iPhone

Here’s what BlackBerry’s co-CEOs said the first time they saw the iPhone

By about 7 hours ago.

Here’s what BlackBerry’s co-CEOs said the first time they saw the iPhone

BGR was one of the first sites to call BlackBerry’s coming downfall, and we gave the world an unprecedented inside look at the company’s decline. At one point, we even became an outlet for executives at the company to anonymously plead with the company’s top brass in an effort to turn things around. Of course, those pleas fell on deaf ears and the company came crashing down around them.

BlackBerry is now a shell of its former self, and the company continues to struggle to find its place in the industry. Adding insult to injury, BlackBerry has to relive its toppling yet again thanks to the upcoming release of a new book that pulls back the curtain to give us a new inside look at BlackBerry’s epic decline. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

9 paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free today

9 paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free today

By about 9 hours ago.

Happy Memorial Day, BGR readers! You can celebrate the holiday with beers and a barbecue, or you can celebrate by running around to stores in your area in search of the best sales. Either way, you should also take a few minutes to browse today’s list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free. More →

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Apple Web TV Service Delay

Why Apple’s cable-killing TV service might be delayed

By on May 22, 2015 at 6:45 PM.

Why Apple’s cable-killing TV service might be delayed

Earlier this year, we learned that Apple was beginning to get serious about launching a web TV service of its own — something to compete with the other over-the-top services that have started popping up around the market. Having its name attached to the service will be a plus, but Apple wants to truly differentiate itself from the competition.

Unfortunately, that could mean we won’t see the Apple’s service any time soon. More →

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Apple Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak reflect on early Apple days in rare video

By on May 22, 2015 at 2:37 PM.

Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak reflect on early Apple days in rare video

FastCompany directs us to a fascinating and somewhat obscure Apple video which features company co-founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak engaging in a bit of nostalgia as they discuss the early days of Apple and the impact that both the Apple I and the Apple II had on society and the state of computing.

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Apple Watch Heart Rate Sensor Issues

First Apple Watch update may have seriously crippled one of its most important features

By on May 22, 2015 at 2:16 PM.

First Apple Watch update may have seriously crippled one of its most important features

The heart rate sensor on the back of the Apple Watch is very accurate, a recent report has shown, on par with some of the most accurate heart rate monitors that are currently available. Unfortunately, it looks like Apple may have inadvertently crippled the heart rate functionality with its most recent software update. More →

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Cheap iPhone 6

Deal alert: Get an iPhone 6 for $450, or 10% off anything else at Gazelle

By on May 22, 2015 at 1:53 PM.

Deal alert: Get an iPhone 6 for $450, or 10% off anything else at Gazelle

Earlier this week we told you about two great deals for smartphone shoppers who were more interested in saving money than having the latest and greatest gear. For these consumers, the prospect of a modern phone for $250 off contract or even an older handset for just $20 may be too good to pass up.

But there is another group of consumers that wasn’t addressed by these deals. These shoppers want the latest and greatest smartphones, but they don’t want to pay top dollar to get them.

Well, gadget fans, look no further. More →

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Apple Watch Features

Apple fans on a forum wonder if Apple Watch will help them pick up girls

By on May 22, 2015 at 12:46 PM.

Apple fans on a forum wonder if Apple Watch will help them pick up girls

The Apple Watch really is an impressive device that hits so many notes earlier smartwatch offerings were unable to manage. The design is sleek, the build is solid and premium, the display is gorgeous, and the interface is smooth and beautiful. It’s certainly not perfect — in fact, some things about the Apple Watch are positively infuriating — but there’s no question that Apple has done an impressive job when it comes to bridging the gap between fashion and wearables.

One thing Apple likely hasn’t done, however, is create a device that will go a long way in helping single men attract members of the opposite sex. More →

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Best iPhone App Deals

25 fantastic iOS apps and games on sale for $0.99 each

25 fantastic iOS apps and games on sale for $0.99 each

By on May 22, 2015 at 11:33 AM.

Each and every day, we alert our readers to a selection of apps from the App Store that are free to download for a limited amount of time, but the official promotions run by Apple are rarely interesting enough to deserve a post of their own. This week is different though, as Apple has put 25 great apps and games on sale for $0.99 a piece, and we figured we’d highlight a few of the best. More →

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iPhone 6 Vs Android

Former Android diehard ‘never looking back’ after switch to iPhone 6 – find out why

Former Android diehard ‘never looking back’ after switch to iPhone 6 – find out why

By on May 22, 2015 at 11:08 AM.

Earlier this week, we told you about an Android fan who went running back to Google after spending just two weeks with an iPhone. Both platforms are very mature and capable at this point, but sometimes it’s hard to give up an operating system you’ve grown accustomed to in favor of something new and different.

Of course, there are also plenty of times when a user jumps from one platform to the other and loves the new software so much, he wonders how he ever went so long without switching. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

8 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time

8 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time

By on May 22, 2015 at 10:20 AM.

It’s been quite a week for paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free, and yesterday’s list was our biggest one yet. There were 10 apps in total in Thursday’s sale post, and a few of them can still be downloaded for free if you hurry. Today, however, we have eight fresh paid iOS apps that are all on sale for free for a limited time. More →

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