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5 gorgeous iPhone apps you need to check out right now (July 2014)

5 gorgeous iPhone apps you need to check out right now (July 2014)

By on July 29, 2014 at 10:25 AM.

Welcome to the latest edition of our series on gorgeous iPhone apps. We talk about apps a great deal here on BGR and the reason is fairly obvious: apps make the phone. Thanks to the advent of on-device application stores, smartphones now ship as blank canvases, waiting for users to fill them with third-party software that extends their functionality in any number of directions.

In this series, we try to bring you the cream of the crop — apps that are beautifully designed as well as useful — to help fill your canvas. More →

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iPhone 6 Rumors Rear Case

New iPhone 6 leak gives us a great look at the device’s major redesign

By on July 29, 2014 at 10:00 AM.

New iPhone 6 leak gives us a great look at the device’s major redesign

The rear iPhone 6 shell which has appeared in various reports so far has leaked yet again, as YouTube channel iCrackUriDevice has apparently scored a copy of the component directly from a manufacturer. In a short video, iCrackUriDevice goes over all the design changes expected for the iPhone 6, including the phone’s thin profile, relocated power button, iPod touch-like volume rockers, round corners, redesigned antennas on the back, and increased size of the device, while comparing it to last year’s flagship iPhone model, the iPhone 5s.

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iPhone 6 Preorder Gold

Here’s the iPhone 6 you don’t want to preorder

By on July 29, 2014 at 9:15 AM.

Here’s the iPhone 6 you don’t want to preorder

The iPhone 6 isn’t even officially out yet, and more than 30 sellers are already ready to offer preorders for the handset before it’s officially announced by Apple. Luxury retailer Brikk has decided to throw its hat into the iPhone 6 preorder ring as well, and allow potential buyers to request their custom, and extremely expensive, 24-karat gold iPhone 6, CNET reports. More →

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2014 Retina MacBook Pro Specs and Prices

Apple’s best yet Retina MacBook Pros are already here

By on July 29, 2014 at 6:45 AM.

Apple’s best yet Retina MacBook Pros are already here

After a leaked imaged suggested Apple may be getting ready to release new Retina MacBook Pro models this week, the company went ahead and updated its online stores with the 2014 versions of its top of the line laptop. All models received processor and memory bumps, with some versions also getting a price reduction, similar to what the company did with its 2014 MacBook Airs. More →

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iPhone vs. Big Companies

Forget Apple – the iPhone alone is as big as McDonald’s and Coca Cola combined

By on July 28, 2014 at 10:30 PM.

Forget Apple – the iPhone alone is as big as McDonald’s and Coca Cola combined

Let’s start with the obvious: the iPhone has been a massive, unequivocal success. Every subsequent release seems to break the records that the last one set before it, and now with the biggest hardware overhaul in the phone’s history rumored to be coming this fall, the books are primed to be rewritten once again. But before any of that happens, Jordan Weissmann of Slate has decided to take a step back and see just how big the iPhone really is (and we’re not talking about the 5.5-inch phablet).

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iPhone 6 AT&T Next T-Moble Jump Verizon Edge

Apple wants to make it even easier for you to buy an iPhone 6 in its retail stores

By on July 28, 2014 at 5:18 PM.

Apple wants to make it even easier for you to buy an iPhone 6 in its retail stores

Apple will reportedly offer potential iPhone buyers a new way of acquiring iPhones in its retail stores, in addition to on-contract, prepaid and full price purchases, 9to5Mac has learned. The company will apparently test drive iPhone purchases via carriers’ early upgrade programs, including AT&T Next, T-Mobile Jump and Verizon Edge. It’s not known whether Sprint’s One Up plan will also be supported. More →

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iPhone Slow vs Samsung Galaxy Slow

Is Apple intentionally slowing older iPhones to make you buy new ones?

By on July 28, 2014 at 11:53 AM.

Is Apple intentionally slowing older iPhones to make you buy new ones?

The New York Times cried wolf in late October last year, observing that the iPhone 4 has became more sluggish following the iOS 7 update and wondering, without any kind of data to back it up other than one user’s experience, whether Apple has intentionally slowed down performance on older smartphone models to convince more iPhone users to upgrade. However, the publication is now back with a more scientific approach to the quandary. In a new piece penned by Harvard economics professor Sendhil Mullainathan, the publication draws our attention to the correlation between iPhone launches and the perceived slowness of older devices. Similarly, the study looks at Galaxy S phone slowness and relation to new Galaxy S model launches. More →

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12 iPhone and iPad Tips and Tricks

12 slick tricks that will make your iPhone run faster

By on July 28, 2014 at 11:32 AM.

12 slick tricks that will make your iPhone run faster

Even though the iPhone offers users a rather consistent smartphone experience, the device can get slower the more it’s used, as is the case with any other kind of computer. However, there are plenty of tricks that can significantly improve the iPhone’s performance, and Business Insider has put together a collection of 12 such handy tricks every iPhone user looking for performance improvements has to know. More →

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iPhone 6 Rumors

New leak compares key component from iPhone 6 and ‘iPhone Air’ phablet

By on July 28, 2014 at 10:50 AM.

New leak compares key component from iPhone 6 and ‘iPhone Air’ phablet

Apple’s next generation iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch “iPhone Air” phablet are reportedly nearing the mass production phase and as a result, we’ve seen component leaks kick into high gear recently. Monday morning we seemingly saw the main printed circuit board (PCB) from the iPhone 6 for the first time, and now a new leak may show the iPhone 6 circuit board next to the same component from the larger 5.5-inch iPhone, again supporting the notion that Apple is planning two new iPhone models this year. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

7 awesome paid iPhone apps you can download for free right now (a $24 value!)

7 awesome paid iPhone apps you can download for free right now (a $24 value!)

By on July 28, 2014 at 10:08 AM.

It’s the last week of July and as we enter the last month of summer freedom before school starts again, we need to make sure that we finish out the month on a high note. We’ve been sharing tons of paid iPhone and iPad apps we you lately that have gone on sale for free for a limited time, and we have no plans to slow down now. Monday has brought some great new sales with it, and we have hand-picked seven sweet paid iOS apps that you can get for free if you move quickly. More →

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iPhone 6 Rumors: NFC and Wi-Fi AC

New iPhone 6 component leak reveals major new features

By on July 28, 2014 at 9:05 AM.

New iPhone 6 component leak reveals major new features

A new iPhone 6 internal component has been leaked, with Nowhereelse posting images that show the purported main iPhone 6 printed circuit board (PCB) as received from a reliable Chinese source. The leaked logic board does not have any of the chips you’d expect to see on it, and appears to fit the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 model. The component is similar to the iPhone 5s’ logic board, although it has a longer top section, with MacRumors noticing that screw holes in this elongated area fit screw holes from a leaked iPhone 6 back case. More →

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2014 Retina MacBook Pro Update

The updated Retina MacBook Pro you’ve been waiting for could launch tomorrow

By on July 28, 2014 at 8:30 AM.

The updated Retina MacBook Pro you’ve been waiting for could launch tomorrow

A picture taken inside a new Paradise Walk store and posted on a Chinese forum apparently reveals that Apple is getting ready to update its MacBook Pro line at some point in the near future, 9to5Mac reports. Apple already updated the MacBook Pro with slightly faster processors and cheaper prices across the board, and launched an even cheaper iMac version earlier this year. The company is expected to update its Pro family and release other Mac models later this year. More →

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