App Store

Six years in, the mobile app market is already mature

Six years in, the mobile app market is already mature

By about 9 hours ago.

It’s tough to remember an iPhone without third-party apps, but sure enough, the ability to download from the App Store didn’t arrive until iOS 2.0 in the summer of 2008. Though the iPhone 3G wasn’t nearly the global phenomenon that the iPhone brand as a whole is today, it was still quite clear that what Apple had just opened was the modern-day gold rush. Curious users flocked to the App Store on a daily basis — back in my time at Engadget, a few editors even pored through every single app release on a given day to see what was worth downloading. Now, with thousands being published every 24 hours, that same tactic is simply untenable. More →

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Steve Wozniak Interview Apple iWatch

Here’s what Apple has to do to sell Woz on the iWatch

By about 10 hours ago.

Here’s what Apple has to do to sell Woz on the iWatch

Apple cofounder and all around geek legend Steve Wozniak is not a fan of most smartwatches he’s seen so far. In fact, Wozniak revealed earlier this year that he so hated Samsung’s first-generation Galaxy Gear that he decided to sell the device on eBay after less than a day. In a new interview with CNET, the man affectionately known as Woz reveals what he thinks Apple should do to bring get people to buy its first-ever wearable device. More →

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4.7-Inch iPhone 6 Price

Spanish carrier claims Apple will charge more for both the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6

By about 10 hours ago.

Spanish carrier claims Apple will charge more for both the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6

How much are you willing to pay for a bigger iPhone, Apple fans? G for Games directs our attention to a new report out of Spain that claims both the 4.7-inch version and the 5.5-inch version of the iPhone 6 are going to cost more than the iPhone 5s. More →

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iPhone, iPad and iWatch Wireless Charging

Apple has figured out a brilliant way to wirelessly charge iPhones, iPads and iWatches

By about 12 hours ago.

Apple has figured out a brilliant way to wirelessly charge iPhones, iPads and iWatches

Apple is constantly trying to improve the battery performance of its devices, including iPhone, iPad and MacBook, working on various ways to either increase efficiency or provide alternative charging methods. For example, the company has a patent describing ways of intelligently adapting iPhone power consumption to cater to a user’s daily needs, but also at least one patent on charging a device’s battery using solar power.

Now, Patently Apple has discovered a new Apple patent application related to battery charging that describes a brilliant way of wirelessly charging a device without compromising its design. More →

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5.5-inch iPhone 6 Release Date

The iPhone 6 you’re waiting for might not be unveiled on September 9th

By on August 28, 2014 at 1:01 PM.

The iPhone 6 you’re waiting for might not be unveiled on September 9th

Apple is expected to announce its new iPhone 6 models on September 9th during a special media event that’s yet to be confirmed, and that could also bring the introduction of the company’s first smartwatch. But a new report from China says that only one iPhone 6 model will make it to the show. More →

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Here comes the iPhone 6: Apple sends invitations to September 9th event

By on August 28, 2014 at 12:15 PM.

Here comes the iPhone 6: Apple sends invitations to September 9th event

This is it, boys and girls… the biggest smartphone of the year is about to be unveiled. Apple on Thursday sent out invitations to a special press conference that will be held on September 9th. Needless to say, at least one next-generation iPhone — the iPhone 6 — is expected to debut. Another recent report claimed that we’ll also see Apple’s first wearable device revealed during the event. Of course, nothing is confirmed until Apple executives hop on stage, so stay tuned to BGR for full coverage of everything that’s announced during the press conference.

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iPhone Battery Life Comparison

How to find out which apps are killing your iPhone’s battery life

By on August 28, 2014 at 11:35 AM.

How to find out which apps are killing your iPhone’s battery life

Relatively poor battery life is one of the biggest complaints people have about Apple’s iPhone lineup, and the iPhone 6 isn’t really expected to make any huge advancements in this area. The next-generation iPhones are indeed expected to have bigger batteries than current models, but they’ll also have larger displays and other new power-gulping features.

As much as people complain about battery life, few actually make an effort to adjust their usage patterns in an effort to extend each charge as long as possible. For those interested in getting more out of their batteries, there’s a nifty new iPhone app that will be a huge help. More →

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iPhone 6 Features NFC Payments

Another major new iPhone 6 feature was just confirmed

By on August 28, 2014 at 11:10 AM.

Another major new iPhone 6 feature was just confirmed

Apple fans who have insisted for years that the iPhone doesn’t need NFC… get ready for an iPhone with NFC. Unnamed sources tell Wired that Apple has decided to include an NFC radio in its upcoming iPhone 6 and that the technology will be used to facilitate mobile payments. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

9 awesome paid iPhone apps that are now free downloads (a huge $65 value!)

9 awesome paid iPhone apps that are now free downloads (a huge $65 value!)

By on August 28, 2014 at 10:45 AM.

If you follow along with our daily features on paid iPhone and iPad apps that are available as free downloads for a limited time, you’ve gotten your hands on an unbelievable $167 worth of paid iOS apps so far this week without paying a cent. But this week isn’t over yet, and today we have another nine apps worth a combined $65 that you can download for free. More than $230 worth of paid iOS apps for free in just four days? That’s right, ladies and gentlemen. More →

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iPhone 6 Rumors: Color Options

Even more iPhone 6 components leak, confirming the new iPhone’s official colors

By on August 28, 2014 at 10:20 AM.

Even more iPhone 6 components leak, confirming the new iPhone’s official colors

Apple will reportedly launch three iPhone 6 versions this year when it comes to color choices, including gold, silver and gray, which also happen to be the only official iPhone 5s colors. Nowhereelse, a steady source of iPhone 6 leaks, has published a slew of new images that show various alleged iPhone 6 components, including SIM card trays, that are painted in the aforementioned colors. More →

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Hilarious Baby iPad Mini Mockup Page

This is how an Apple fanboy and former employee introduced his baby to the world

By on August 27, 2014 at 6:20 PM.

This is how an Apple fanboy and former employee introduced his baby to the world

One of the things Apple is known for is its attention to detail especially when it comes to crafting marketing materials that sell its devices, including the elaborate “show” Apple puts on its website for highlighting the main features of a newly announced product. And what better way for a former Apple employee Andreas Kleinke to introduce to his baby boy to the world than by replicating Apple’s iPad mini page and replacing the tablet with his own mini, Jonathan Henry. More →

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iWatch Battery Life

It looks like Apple’s iWatch may come with a painful compromise

By on August 27, 2014 at 2:35 PM.

It looks like Apple’s iWatch may come with a painful compromise

Despite the fact that the iWatch represents Apple’s first dive into an “exciting new product category” since it unleashed the original iPad back in 2010, the new device isn’t Apple’s most hotly anticipated launch this fall. In fact, it likely falls into the No. 3 spot behind the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the 5.5-inch iPhone phablet. Consumers and investors alike are still waiting anxiously to see Apple’s take on wrist-worn wearables, but a new report suggests that the company may have been forced to forgo its typical no-compromise approach to mobile devices, and the result could be a big letdown for users. More →

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