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iPhone 5S Case LiquidMetal

The Boy Genius Report: iPhone 5S to feature indestructible LiquidMetal case

By on July 17, 2013 at 10:55 AM.

The Boy Genius Report: iPhone 5S to feature indestructible LiquidMetal case

Apple’s iPhone 5S is most certainly being mass manufactured at this exact second, which is normal lead time of two to three months before launch. What is interesting, however, is obviously what the iPhone 5S is going to feature. What’s going to be different this time? Just an upgraded processor and camera? Most likely. A fingerprint scanner and NFC? Probably. But one thing that could be the most important element of the phone, any phone, has just started to bubble up after being overlooked for years, and that is what material the case is going to be made out of. My prediction is that we are going to see a LiquidMetal case for the first time on an iPhone, and this is my reasoning behind it. More →

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BlackBerry A10 Revealed For The First Time In Exclusive Photo

BlackBerry Z30 (Aristo) exclusively revealed

By on July 11, 2013 at 6:05 PM.

BlackBerry Z30 (Aristo) exclusively revealed

We already detailed the BlackBerry A10 and BlackBerry 9720 yesterday in an exclusive report, but now we are able to share exclusive images of BlackBerry’s flagship handset for the second half of 2013, the BlackBerry A10. Set to launch this fall, the A10 will feature a 5-inch Super AMOLED display, a dual-core processor and a separate graphics processor, and it is going to be the largest phone BlackBerry has ever made in terms if screen size. Unfortunately, it seems as if the display’s resolution is going to be 1280 x 720. That’s compared to 1080p displays that are available on many devices, which offer pixel densities north of 350 ppi. More →

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BlackBerry A10 Astro, BlackBerry 9270 Photos Revealed in Exclusive

BlackBerry’s 2013 Smartphone Roadmap: BlackBerry Z30 (Aristo) and BlackBerry 9720

By on July 10, 2013 at 10:30 AM.

BlackBerry’s 2013 Smartphone Roadmap: BlackBerry Z30 (Aristo) and BlackBerry 9720

It’s been a while since we heard about exactly what BlackBerry has in store for the rest of 2013. Thanks to multiple trusted sources, however, we not only know but we also have some exclusive photos. First up is the BlackBerry A10, code-named “Aristo.” This device is going to be positioned as the most powerful, capable BlackBerry yet with a big focus on power and gaming. For some people, it might be the BlackBerry 10 smartphone they have been waiting for. More →

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GV Mobile + 3 Download

GV Mobile + 3 launches for iPhone – and we have free promo codes to give away

By on June 28, 2013 at 3:30 PM.

GV Mobile + 3 launches for iPhone – and we have free promo codes to give away

Hands down the best Google Voice experience on the iPhone has been Sean Kovacs’ GV Mobile + app, and now he’s back with a brand new version. It’s a brand new app since well, you know, Apple doesn’t do paid upgrades, and it’s available for $2.99. It’s clean, has a very fluid feel to it, and goes quite well with the new design in iOS 7. It also brilliantly enables VoIP calling with your Google Voice phone number, not just over Wi-Fi but over cellular, too. GV Mobile + 3 supports Google Voice notifications and for Gmail users, there’s now an effortless automatic setup option. Sean provided us with some promo codes to give away, so the first people who grab them will get this great app for free: More →

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iOS 7 beta 3 release and download July 8th

Apple iOS 7 beta 3 scheduled for release on July 8th

By on June 28, 2013 at 10:45 AM.

Apple iOS 7 beta 3 scheduled for release on July 8th

Apple seems to be sticking to the company’s two-week cycle for iOS 7 beta releases, a sign that it is making good progress ahead of the software’s public release this fall. BGR has been informed by trusted sources that iOS 7 beta 3 is currently scheduled to be made available to carriers for testing on July 8th. These are the same sources who accurately foretold the release timing of Apple’s last iOS 7 beta, and just like iOS 7 beta 2, it is likely that the new software will be released to developers on the same day it reaches carriers. Apple finally began supporting the iPad in iOS 7 beta 2, so we should see beta 3 made available for all iOS devices at the same time, including compatible iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and even Apple TV models. We are told Apple is still working on refining iOS 7′s design in order to make it cohesive across the entire OS, and we should see further refinements in beta 3.

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iOS 7 Beta 2 iPad Photos

iOS 7 beta 2 iPad walkthrough [photo gallery]

By on June 24, 2013 at 3:27 PM.

iOS 7 beta 2 iPad walkthrough [photo gallery]

Apple released iOS 7 beta 2 to carriers and developers on Monday just like we said they would, and the new build features a number of important changes. One of the biggest new items that comes with iOS 7 beta 2 is iPad and iPad mini support, of course. We posted the full change log for iOS 7 beta 2 and a photo gallery showing the software running on and iPhone 5, and now we’ve got a full walkthrough of iOS 7 beta 2 on Apple’s iPad. A link to our complete iOS 7 beta 2 iPad gallery follows below. More →

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iOS 7 beta 2 walkthrough [photo gallery]

iOS 7 beta 2 walkthrough [photo gallery]

By on June 24, 2013 at 1:48 PM.

iOS 7 beta 2 walkthrough [photo gallery]

Apple’s iOS 7 beta 2 update has just landed, but there’s some very noticeable changes, and it means that the company is still working on design refinement and enhancements, in addition to finalizing features before the public release this fall. Here is a quick walkthrough of what we have discovered so far in the form of screenshots in our gallery below: More →

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iOS 7 Beta 2 Release Date

Apple’s iOS 7 beta 2 to be released today [updated]

By on June 24, 2013 at 10:45 AM.

Apple’s iOS 7 beta 2 to be released today [updated]

We have been told via our carrier sources that iOS 7, Apple’s brand new mobile operating system to be released sometime this fall, will be getting an update to beta 2 today. While Apple normally seeds iOS betas to carrier partners before developers, we believe there’s a good chance it will make its way to the Apple Developer portal today, too. iOS 7 is not a public release, but multiple app developers have reported that they are seeing more people running iOS 7 than iOS 5 in their app logs. That could amount to hundreds of thousands or even millions of people running iOS 7 already. Apple’s iOS 7 is a major update and a complete rethinking of the company’s mobile vision for the future, and while the current release is usable, many people are eagerly anticipating a new update that should fix bugs, introduce some refinement, and possibly even include some new features. If Apple makes iOS 7 beta 2 available for developers to download today, which we believe it will, it should become available around 1:00 pm EDT. More →

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Apple Gaming Strategy Analysis

The Boy Genius Report: Apple’s plan to take over the living room while destroying Microsoft and Sony

By on June 20, 2013 at 11:05 AM.

The Boy Genius Report: Apple’s plan to take over the living room while destroying Microsoft and Sony

Let’s just be honest… we are at the absolute end of the road for gaming consoles. There is no reason that you are going to need a dedicated gaming machine in the next year or two — you probably don’t even need one now. What makes this more troubling for Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox One and Sony’s PlayStation 4 is that these big, heavy, bulky, hot and loud gaming consoles have to last for an extremely long time in order for them to be profitable for each company. We have been on a 7 to 8-year life cycle for game consoles for the last couple decades, and that model isn’t going to be sustainable going into the future. In fact, Nintendo can’t even sell its brand new Wii U. This is where Apple comes in. More →

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iOS 7 hands-on

iOS 7 hands-on

By on June 10, 2013 at 8:17 PM.

iOS 7 hands-on

Apple announced an entirely new mobile operating system earlier today, and it’s the company’s vision for the future of mobile computing. Led by Jonathan Ive instead of Scott Forstall, iOS 7 is a complete reimagining of iOS, both in terms of design as well as function. The design begs to be explored, tapped, and swiped in order for you to understand how profound a rethinking this actually is, and why it makes sense. More →

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Native Instruments Review Worst Company

The Boy Genius Report: Native Instruments is the worst software company in the world

By on June 6, 2013 at 2:55 PM.

The Boy Genius Report: Native Instruments is the worst software company in the world

It’s shocking that there are still companies that exist in today’s world that are off-the-rocker stupid. With social media giving companies the ability to broadcast a message far and wide, there are so many brands that are so forward thinking — the ones that get it, and understand it — and then there’s Native Instruments, with the most pathetic excuse for customer service and management I have ever seen. Let me take you on a journey of pain and mental anguish. Walk with me, my friends. More →

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Passport 9500ci Review: radar detector, laser detector custom install

The Boy Genius Report: Escort’s Passport 9500ci radar and laser defense system

By on May 15, 2013 at 11:10 AM.

The Boy Genius Report: Escort’s Passport 9500ci radar and laser defense system

It’s funny to think how absolutely last-century speeding tickets are. I mean, a person actually has to take a radar gun, or laser gun, aim it at a stationary part of your vehicle like a license plate, and find out how fast you’re going. They then need to follow you and pull you over, just to let you know you were going a little bit faster than the speed limit on this beautiful spring morning with all of your windows open, and not another car on the road. More →

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BlackBerry Strategy Analysis

The Boy Genius Report: What is BlackBerry thinking?

By on May 14, 2013 at 12:50 PM.

The Boy Genius Report: What is BlackBerry thinking?

At the company’s BlackBerry Live conference on Tuesday, BlackBerry announced what could be interpreted as zero positive news for the company. First, there’s the BlackBerry Q5 mid-range QWERTY handset that runs BlackBerry 10. Pricing was conveniently not announced. Industry watchers are chiming in saying that BlackBerry really needs to hit a $250 price point at full retail in order to compete in Asia and other similar markets. Let me spoil it for you. More →

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