Smartphone Battery Drain Causes Free Apps

Here’s why so many ‘free’ apps drain your phone’s battery and memory

By on April 21, 2015 at 11:27 AM.

Here’s why so many ‘free’ apps drain your phone’s battery and memory

Believe it or not, quality apps really are worth paying for. If you want proof, look no further than new research that shows how ad-supported free apps are a significant drain on your smartphone’s battery and memory — and they use up a lot more mobile data compared to apps without ads as well. More →

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Comcast Time Warner Cable Merger DOJ

Comcast is making a desperate last-minute push to save the TWC merger

By on April 20, 2015 at 10:00 PM.

Comcast is making a desperate last-minute push to save the TWC merger

Comcast has spent ungodly sums lobbying the government to sign off on its proposed merger with Time Warner Cable but right now that investment is looking like a massive bust. The Wall Street Journal reports that Comcast knows the government at the moment is unlikely to approve the merger, which is why it’s making a last-minute blitz this week to see if there are any concessions it can offer that will get the Department of Justice and the Federal Communications Commission to support the deal. More →

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iPhone Encryption Manhattan District Attorney

Manhattan DA makes the most over-the-top claim about iPhone encryption we’ve heard yet

By on April 20, 2015 at 6:40 PM.

Manhattan DA makes the most over-the-top claim about iPhone encryption we’ve heard yet

We’ve heard a lot of hysterical claims from law enforcement officials about all the awful things that will happen if Apple and Google encrypt their mobile operating systems, but this new piece of hyperbole from Manhattan’s district attorney may take the cake. More →

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Apple Watch Gross Margins Estimate

Why the Apple Watch might be Apple’s most profitable product ever

By on April 20, 2015 at 5:38 PM.

Why the Apple Watch might be Apple’s most profitable product ever

For a long time, Apple has made ungodly sums of money from the iPhone, which has traditionally been its most profitable product. However, the launch of the Apple Watch may be about to give Apple an even more lucrative cash cow. 9to5Mac points us to a new research note from Think Big Analytics principal analyst Carl Howe, who believes that the Apple Watch is on track to be the most profitable Apple product ever with average gross margins of more than 60%. More →

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Samsung Galaxy S6 Best Features Video

Watch: Samsung thinks these 3 features make the Galaxy S6 the ‘smartphone of your dreams’

By on April 20, 2015 at 4:36 PM.

Watch: Samsung thinks these 3 features make the Galaxy S6 the ‘smartphone of your dreams’

Samsung has a lot to be proud of with the Galaxy S6 and a new video from the company highlights three key Galaxy S6 features it believes will make it stand apart from the competition. More →

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McDonald's All Day Breakfast 4/20

Hilarious: McDonald’s starts testing its all-day breakfast program on 4/20

By on April 20, 2015 at 2:56 PM.

Hilarious: McDonald’s starts testing its all-day breakfast program on 4/20

Give McDonald’s credit: It knows exactly what people are looking for on April 20th. Per Nasdaq, it seems McDonald’s has picked the infamous stoners’ holiday as the day to start trying out its all-day breakfast program at certain locations in San Diego. This means that everyone who’s celebrating 4/20 on Monday in San Diego will be able to buy Egg McMuffins, Hotcakes and Sausage McGriddles no matter what time of day it is. Dude, what could be better? More →

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Google Android Wear Update Features

Google just unveiled a hugely ambitious Android Wear update – here are the 3 coolest features

By on April 20, 2015 at 2:36 PM.

Google just unveiled a hugely ambitious Android Wear update – here are the 3 coolest features

With all the hype surrounding the Apple Watch, you may have forgotten that Google has a smartwatch software platform of its own called Android Wear. To remind us of this, Google on Monday took the wraps off a hugely ambitious Android Wear update that adds three important features that the platform had been sorely missing. More →

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Best Galaxy S6 Edge Cases Zerolemon

This awesome case will fix all your Galaxy S6 edge battery woes

By on April 20, 2015 at 12:51 PM.

This awesome case will fix all your Galaxy S6 edge battery woes

One of the early gripes we’ve been hearing about the Galaxy S6 edge has been that it delivers disappointing battery life, although Samsung may be trying to fix this issue via software updates. However, a new case being sold by Zerolemon promises to end your S6 edge battery anxiety once and for all by giving you an additional 3500mAh battery to work with. More →

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Batman V Superman Trailer Adam West Christopher Reeve

Fan recreates Batman v Superman trailer using only footage of Adam West and Christopher Reeve

By on April 20, 2015 at 10:35 AM.

Fan recreates Batman v Superman trailer using only footage of Adam West and Christopher Reeve

Nowadays we like to see our super hero movies to be gritty and dark… but it wasn’t always like that. In fact, the first Superman movie was a very light and sunny affair while the original Batman TV series was downright campy. This is why we found it particularly amusing that YouTube user Bobby Burns last week made a very clever remake of the new Batman v Superman trailer using only footage of Adam West as Batman and Christopher Reeve as Superman. More →

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Ben & Jerry's Apple 1984 Ad Video

Ben & Jerry’s brilliantly parodies Apple’s ‘1984’ ad in promotion for its new BRRR-ito

By on April 18, 2015 at 11:00 AM.

Ben & Jerry’s brilliantly parodies Apple’s ‘1984’ ad in promotion for its new BRRR-ito

Apple’s “1984” ad is justifiably one of the most famous in the history of tech and it’s also wonderfully easy to parody. Ben & Jerry’s has done one of the best parodies of this iconic ad that we’ve ever seen to help promote its new BRRR-ito ice cream sandwich. More →

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Star Wars The Force Awakens Legos Trailer

Watch: A genius animator has already recreated the new Star Wars trailer with Legos

By on April 17, 2015 at 5:20 PM.

Watch: A genius animator has already recreated the new Star Wars trailer with Legos

We love the Internet for many reasons but chief among them is how it gives so many talented people a creative platform that they otherwise never would have had. The latest such example comes to us from the YouTube channel FinalFeature, which has already produced a brilliant recreation of the entire new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer using Legos. More →

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Hollywood Studios Vs. Netflix VPNs

How Hollywood is waging war against VPNs

By on April 17, 2015 at 3:35 PM.

How Hollywood is waging war against VPNs

Virtual private networks (VPNs) aren’t some wild-and-crazy piece of hacker technology — in fact, anyone who’s ever worked remotely has likely connected to corporate email through a VPN many times before. However, VPNs can also be used to fool video streaming services such as Netflix into thinking you’re actually living in a different country, which can give you unauthorized access to streaming content that’s not available in your market. Because of this, entertainment studios have been making a big push on both ISPs and streaming services to crack down on VPN use, as two stories that broke this week demonstrate. More →

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Comcast Time Warner Cable Merger Is Dead

Bloomberg: Antitrust regulators are gearing up to kill the Comcast-TWC merger

By on April 17, 2015 at 2:09 PM.

Bloomberg: Antitrust regulators are gearing up to kill the Comcast-TWC merger

It’s hard to believe, but it sounds like American antitrust regulators have concluded that a merger between America’s two most hated companies is not in the public interest. Bloomberg is reporting that “staff attorneys at the Justice Department’s antitrust division are nearing a recommendation to block” the proposed merger, which would make it extremely unlikely that the DOJ would sign off on the deal. More →

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