Apple Watch Review

Stop whining – the Apple Watch’s battery life is phenomenal

Stop whining – the Apple Watch’s battery life is phenomenal

By about 2 hours ago.

Rather than publishing one giant review, I’ve been running my thoughts on the Apple Watch in bits and pieces. I recently shared one of the best things about the Watch, and I also told you about the Apple Watch’s most infuriating problem. Now it’s time to discuss an aspect of the Apple Watch that people still don’t seem to fully understand: Battery life. More →

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The BGR Show: Episode 11 – The Edition edition

By about 4 hours ago.

The BGR Show: Episode 11 – The Edition edition

In this week’s episode of The BGR Show podcast, Jonathan and Zach discuss a major, transformative event that only comes around once in a lifetime: Jonathan finally got his gold Apple Watch Edition. Oh, and he just got married, too. Also covered this week are the BGR team’s expectations for iOS 9 and WWDC 2015, and plenty more. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

10 paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free today

10 paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free today

By about 6 hours ago.

Today’s list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free is our biggest one of the week, but size doesn’t always matter. Fortunately, Friday’s post also features some of the best apps of the week, and they’re only going to be on sale for free for a limited time.

Of course, if 10 apps isn’t enough for you today, head back to yesterday’s post, where you’ll find that several paid iOS apps are still on sale for free. More →

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Best Cheap iPhone 6 Cases

Killer deal: Sleek iPhone 6 and 6 Plus cases starting at $5 from Amazon

By about 6 hours ago.

Killer deal: Sleek iPhone 6 and 6 Plus cases starting at $5 from Amazon

We spend a great deal of time here at BGR digging through the web in search of the best available protective cases for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Why only those smartphone models, for the most part? Beautiful though they may be, Apple’s aluminum housings are insanely slippery and if you don’t use a case that offers some grip, you will drop your phone.

I’ve shown you my personal favorite iPhone 6 case, though I’ve also really been enjoying Vaja’s leather back lately, which isn’t really a case at all but provides much-needed grip. We also have plenty of great case suggestions that are more traditional and still sleek.

But what if you just want a good old-fashioned phone case that protects your handset for a few bucks at most? We’ve got some deals for you today that you won’t want to pass up.

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Apple Metaio Acquisition

3 videos that show off exciting tech from the augmented reality company Apple just bought

By about 7 hours ago.

3 videos that show off exciting tech from the augmented reality company Apple just bought

While most tech fans were busy following Google’s big I/O 2015 keynote on Thursday, a report emerged revealing that Apple had acquired a small startup called Metaio. You’ve probably never heard of Metaio, and most people never will, assuming Apple folds the company’s tech into its own software moving forward.

Though you’ve likely never heard of it, Metaio has been around for more than a decade now, and the company’s augmented reality technology has been used to create some pretty nifty software in the past. Here, we’ll show you three videos that will give us a good idea of the different kinds of experiences Apple might create using Metaio’s AR tech. More →

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iPhone iMessage Crashing Bug Fix

Apple just told us all how to fix the crazy iPhone-crashing iMessage bug

By about 7 hours ago.

Apple just told us all how to fix the crazy iPhone-crashing iMessage bug

A few days ago, a critical iOS bug capable of crashing and rebooting iPhones with a simple message was discovered. Apple didn’t take long to acknowledge the issue, and not the company has shared a temporary fix that should help affected users get their iPhones back. More →

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iPhone 7 Design Render Concept

Gorgeous iPhone 7 concept shows how Force Touch could finally kill the home button

By on May 28, 2015 at 4:41 PM.

Gorgeous iPhone 7 concept shows how Force Touch could finally kill the home button

Apple might not launch a smaller iPhone model this year, but a new iPhone 7 concept envisions a new way to bring one-hand operation back for iPhone users without reducing the display size. More →

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How To Encrypt iPhone

60 seconds is all it takes to protect your iPhone with encryption – here’s how

By on May 28, 2015 at 3:40 PM.

60 seconds is all it takes to protect your iPhone with encryption – here’s how

Apple’s iOS platform is relatively secure out of the box thanks to Apple’s continued efforts to protect users’ data. There are a number of important security features baked into the operating system, some of which you’re likely aware of and some that operate behind the scenes. But there’s one security feature in particular that is painfully simple to enable, and yet there are still a huge number of iPhone users who ignore it.

Now, we’ll tell you about yet another reason to take 60 seconds out of your day and enable this crucial security feature. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

9 paid iPhone and iPad apps that are free downloads for a limited time

9 paid iPhone and iPad apps that are free downloads for a limited time

By on May 28, 2015 at 10:31 AM.

Today’s lists of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free is a particularly good one, which is great because yesterday’s post is a tough act to follow. There were some really nifty paid iOS apps on sale for free on Wednesday — and some of them are still free downloads if you hurry — but we would go as far as to say that today’s list is even better.

Of course, you’d better hurry if you want to make sure you don’t miss out on any of these great sales. More →

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Yosemite Wi-Fi Connection Bug Fixed

Finally: Annoying Yosemite Wi-Fi bug is squashed

By on May 27, 2015 at 4:40 PM.

Finally: Annoying Yosemite Wi-Fi bug is squashed

Many Mac users have complained about Wi-Fi issues since installing OS X Yosemite last fall, and Apple issued fixes in maintenance updates supposed to patch the wireless connectivity problems. In spite of those fixes, the problem persisted even after it became increasingly clear what Yosemite component was causing connection drops, and Apple did not publicly address the matter. However, Apple seems to be aware of the problem, and has finally fixed it in its newest Yosemite beta. More →

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iPhone Launch

How Google and Android benefited from Microsoft and BlackBerry’s blindness

By on May 27, 2015 at 4:00 PM.

How Google and Android benefited from Microsoft and BlackBerry’s blindness

If there’s one advantage Apple didn’t have when it released the iPhone, it was a head start. Years before the idea for the iPhone even crossed Steve Jobs’ mind, BlackBerry devices were absolutely killing it in the marketplace. Even Microsoft, which tends to get laughed at for missing important trends in the tech space, had been working on various Windows Mobile devices going all the way back to 2000.

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iOS Messages Bug Fix

Apple to issue emergency software fix for major iPhone-crashing bug

By on May 27, 2015 at 3:20 PM.

Apple to issue emergency software fix for major iPhone-crashing bug

In case you haven’t already heard, a pesky iOS bug unearthed earlier this week has been causing iPhones to crash and reboot when a precise string of characters is received as a text message. Additionally, the bug can also cause the Messages app to crash repeatedly upon opening.

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