Apple Watch Sapphire Screen Cracked

I broke the sapphire screen on my Apple Watch

By on May 26, 2015 at 12:08 PM.

I broke the sapphire screen on my Apple Watch

“No,” I told my friend who joined me for a run the other day, “nothing will happen to it because it’s protected by sapphire glass.” But little did I know… the stainless steel Apple Watch (and gold model, for that matter) isn’t going to survive all accidental drops, and chances are one of them might be fatal.

But let me tell you the whole story of how the durable sapphire Apple Watch screen broke. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

8 paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free for a limited time

8 paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free for a limited time

By on May 26, 2015 at 10:20 AM.

Monday’s list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free was a great one in celebration of Memorial Day, but the sales don’t stop just because the holiday is behind us. We’ve got either great paid iOS apps to share with you today, and each and every one is on sale right now for free.

There are also still a few paid apps on sale for free in yesterday’s post, so be sure to check that one out as well. More →

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iPhone 7 Specs Rumors: A10 Processor

The iPhone 7 is already leading to intense competition in the industry

By on May 26, 2015 at 9:50 AM.

The iPhone 7 is already leading to intense competition in the industry

We aren’t anywhere close to the launch of the iPhone 6s, however that still hasn’t stopped rumors from flooding in about 2016’s iPhone 7. The Electronic Daily News says that TSMC, which is making A8 and A9 chips for certain iOS devices, is going to open a 10nm pilot line next month. The project could be further expanded and could end up making A10 chips for Apple’s 2016 iPhone 7 model next year.
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Jony Ive Apple Chief Design Officer Promotion

Jony Ive promoted to Apple’s Chief Design Officer

By on May 26, 2015 at 7:50 AM.

Jony Ive promoted to Apple’s Chief Design Officer

Jony Ive, Apple’s legendary designer, is moving on up. Writing for The Telegraph, Stephen Fry writes that the man responsible for both the look and feel of the iPod and the iPhone was recently promoted to a new position — Chief Design Officer. Previously, Ive held the position of Senior VP of Design.

In step with Ive’s promotion, two of Ive’s trusted industrial design lieutenants will also be moving up the corporate ladder. Stepping into the role of head industrial designer will be Richard Howarth. Meanwhile, Alan Dye, whose name you might remember from Wired’s fascinating expose on the Apple Watch, will be the company’s new head of User Interface.

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Apple Watch 18K Gold-Plated

Video: You’ll be shocked at how good this DIY gold Apple Watch looks

By on May 25, 2015 at 3:35 PM.

Video: You’ll be shocked at how good this DIY gold Apple Watch looks

The Apple Watch Edition is the most expensive product Apple has ever made, so most people won’t line up to buy a gold Watch anytime soon. But gold-plating a regular stainless steel Apple Watch model might be a solid alternative, and the following video will show you just how impressive these aftermarket options can be. More →

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Apple Music Touch ID

How Touch ID will help Apple Music dethrone Spotify

By on May 25, 2015 at 2:10 PM.

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 on May 25, 2015 at 1:45 PM.

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 on May 25, 2015 at 12:30 PM.

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 on May 25, 2015 at 10:23 AM.

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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