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8 awesome paid iPhone apps that are all free for a limited time (save $45!)

8 awesome paid iPhone apps that are all free for a limited time (save $45!)

By on January 19, 2015 at 10:56 AM.

A new week is here and we’re starting things off on the right foot with some great paid iPhone and iPad apps that are all completely free to download right now. Today’s list has eight apps total, and they would cost you a combined $45 on most days if you wanted to get them all. For a limited time, however, you can snag each and every one of them without paying a dime — but only if you hurry! More →

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Gold-east Octa Core Smartphone

Meet the smartphone that rips off Apple and Samsung in one fell swoop

By on January 19, 2015 at 9:29 AM.

Meet the smartphone that rips off Apple and Samsung in one fell swoop

Xiaomi is a China-based smartphone company that has grown to become the most valuable startup in the world by shamelessly ripping off Apple’s devices, its style and even its launch and marketing strategies. But even Xiaomi isn’t as shameless as another China-based smartphone maker called Gold-east. You’ve never heard of the company before and you’ll probably never see one of its products in person, but we had to take a moment to stand back in awe of the company’s masterful simultaneous trolling of both of the world’s top smartphone makers. More →

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iPad Pro Specs

Here’s why Apple’s upcoming ‘iPad Pro’ will be a failure, according to Steve Jobs

By on January 19, 2015 at 8:15 AM.

Here’s why Apple’s upcoming ‘iPad Pro’ will be a failure, according to Steve Jobs

Late Apple CEO Steve Jobs will be remembered for a number of things. There is little question that he helped shaped the world as we know it today, first by pushing modern computing forward and then by leading the charge that moved computing off of our desks and laps, and into our pockets. Jobs was never afraid to speak his mind of course, and he would regularly make bold statements that promoted Apple’s products while belittling the competition. Of course, he was also known for his epic 180s, when Apple would go on to release a product that completely went against Jobs’s earlier statements.

Now, it looks like that tradition will live on when Apple releases its hotly anticipated “iPad Pro” sometime later this year. More →

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2011 MacBook Pro Class Action Suit Apple

Class action lawsuit alleges Apple intentionally hid MacBook defects

By on January 16, 2015 at 7:30 PM.

Class action lawsuit alleges Apple intentionally hid MacBook defects

Remember that massive 2011 MacBook Pro graphics problem that affected thousands of users where Apple failed to provide a definitive fix? Unhappy 2011 MacBook Pro owners eventually took matters into their own hands by taking Apple to court in a class action suit in late October. AppleInsider has discovered more details about the progress of the lawsuit, as the law firm handling the case recently contacted members to uncover more interesting details, including the fact that Apple may have willfully tried to conceal the defects. More →

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iPhone 6 Cases

Deal alert: You won’t believe how thin and sleek this $4 iPhone 6 case is

By on January 16, 2015 at 12:45 PM.

Deal alert: You won’t believe how thin and sleek this $4 iPhone 6 case is

We don’t often cover smartphone cases here on BGR. When we do, however, we typically focus specifically on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus because the sad fact of the matter is that these new Apple smartphones are accidents waiting to happen. They’re incredibly slim and the aluminum housings are very slippery. As a result, it’s all too easy for the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus to slide out of your hand during usage, and we all know that even a short drop can be disastrous if the phone lands at a bad angle.

The cases we cover are often expensive because, as far as we’re concerned, if you have to cover up the iPhone’s beautiful design you should probably do it with something stylish. We sometimes get requests for cheaper iPhone 6 case options though, so we’ve done some digging and we may have hit the jackpot. More →

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iPhone 6 Plus Review

The best and worst things about the iPhone 6 Plus

The best and worst things about the iPhone 6 Plus

By on January 16, 2015 at 12:05 PM.

BGR Media president Jonathan Geller loves the iPhone 6 Plus. And he hates it. And he loves it. Personally, I’m not a big fan. The phone itself is sleek and the software and surrounding ecosystem and the best in the business, but truth be told, it’s not a very good phablet. As I discussed at length in my Galaxy Note 4 review, the iPhone 6 Plus is just a bigger iPhone 6. That seems like a fairly obvious statement, but the truth of the matter is that Apple seemingly put precious little thought into phablet users’ needs and wants, and instead just checked a box next to “iPhone with a big screen.”

Sales have been phenomenal thus far thanks to pent-up demand for an iPhone phablet, but I think in the future we’ll see a bit more separation between Apple’s mid-sized iPhones and its supersized iPhones. The differences might be mainly software based, but Apple will soon make much better use of its larger canvases.

In the meantime, the iPhone 6 Plus has been out for almost four months now, and it’s time to take a closer look at Apple’s first phablet. More →

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iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus iOS 9 Update

iOS 9 is already being tested on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

By on January 16, 2015 at 11:40 AM.

iOS 9 is already being tested on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

A recent report claimed that Apple is already testing iOS 9, the next-gen mobile operating system that’s supposed to be unveiled this summer and launch later in fall. Now, mobile app marketing platform Fiksu has confirmed that Apple is indeed testing the iOS on a variety of mobile devices including the brand new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

8 awesome paid iPhone and iPad apps that are free downloads right now

8 awesome paid iPhone and iPad apps that are free downloads right now

By on January 16, 2015 at 11:15 AM.

This has been a terrific week for paid iPhone and iPad apps that have gone on sale for free. We’ve shared great apps with you all week long, and there are even a few gems from yesterday’s list that are still on sale for free if you hurry. Today, we’ve got one last list for you to enjoy this week and it features eight iPhone and iPad apps that normally each cost money to buy, but they’re all free for a limited time. More →

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iPhone 6 Drop Test

Video: iPhone 6 free falls from space in the ultimate drop test

By on January 16, 2015 at 9:39 AM.

Video: iPhone 6 free falls from space in the ultimate drop test

How annoying is this? You drop your phone accidentally from barely 3 feet off the ground and the screen shatters instantly. Meanwhile, Urban Armor Gear flies an iPhone 6 into space and intentionally drops it back down to Earth, and it emerges unscathed. UAG’s video isn’t going to make the sting of having dropped and cracked your smartphone any less painful, but it’s still pretty fun to watch. More →

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iPhone 6s Rumors: A9 Processor

Why Samsung should be happy to see Apple’s iPhone 6s crush sales records this year

By on January 16, 2015 at 9:05 AM.

Why Samsung should be happy to see Apple’s iPhone 6s crush sales records this year

Apple is about to report results for the Christmas quarter that include all-time highs in a number of key areas, with analysts expecting the company to have sold a record number of iPhones during the period. While that’s generally bad news for rivals, Samsung may have a reason this year to appreciate Apple’s habit of constantly beating its iPhone sales records, especially once the company starts selling its iPhone 6s models, which are expected to launch later this year. More →

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Apple Macintosh iMac Concept

The beautiful iMac concept Apple will never make

By on January 15, 2015 at 5:30 PM.

The beautiful iMac concept Apple will never make

Many Mac users are too young to have purchased and used an original Apple Macintosh computer, and now it’s too late for them to do so. But what if some of those same designs were brought back to life in a completely unexpected iMac? That’s exactly what Curved Labs did, imagining a perfect mix between the old Macintosh and today’s Macs, and creating a modern Macintosh that might impress computer buyers. More →

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iPhone Home Button Joystick

Apple’s latest invention is an iPhone nightmare waiting to happen

By on January 15, 2015 at 2:40 PM.

Apple’s latest invention is an iPhone nightmare waiting to happen

Like any other tech company, Apple patents all sorts of technologies that it may or may not use in upcoming products, and Patently Apple has spotted a new patent application the company submitted that details a wild iPhone design concept that would cause plenty of headaches in the future. More →

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