Amazon Sale

Amazon’s deal of the day: Up to 50% off hard drives and networking gear

By about 5 hours ago.

Amazon’s deal of the day: Up to 50% off hard drives and networking gear

Amazon’s deals of the day aren’t always aimed at tech fans, though we can all appreciate an affordable sweater and some nice gardening tools every now and then. On Tuesday, however, Amazon’s biggest deals are aimed squarely at tech savvy shoppers.

Looking to expand your storage at home, at work or on the go? Shopping around for a new wireless router or powerline networking gear? For one day only, Amazon is offering up to 50% off select hard drives, routers and more. More →

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IoT Devices

Connecting my life: Meet the $270 home security solution that saved me thousands

By about 5 hours ago.

Connecting my life: Meet the $270 home security solution that saved me thousands

Even if you’re not a self-described technology and gadget enthusiast, you’ve probably seen “smart home,” “connected life,” “Internet of Things,” or “IoT” mentioned a few times here and there. Do you know what the Internet of Things is, though? Should you even care?

Beyond the buzzwords, smart home devices and IoT in general are emerging categories that really are worthy of all the hype. Why? As I mentioned in a recent feature, these devices are going to completely change the way we live our lives.

As a matter of fact, they’re already changing our lives today. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

7 awesome paid iPhone apps that are all free downloads right now

By about 6 hours ago.

7 awesome paid iPhone apps that are all free downloads right now

Monday’s list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free had a few gems on it, and several of them are actually still free downloads if you hurry back to yesterday’s post. Today’s batch of app sales is hot out of the oven though, so you won’t have to rush quite as much to take advantage of these deals. More →

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iPhone Tricks

How to access the secret hidden menus on your iPhone or Android phone

By about 7 hours ago.

How to access the secret hidden menus on your iPhone or Android phone

So you think you’re a smartphone expert. You know your iPhone or Android phone inside and out and you constantly help your friends and family with their mobile problems. Well, we hate to break it to you, but there are still plenty of things that even the savviest smartphone users out there don’t know about.

For example, did you know that your iPhone or Android phone has tons of secret hidden menus that you can only access by dialing special codes into the phone app? More →

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Tidal Music Review

Acclaimed critic explains why Jay-Z’s new streaming music service will fail

By about 8 hours ago.

Acclaimed critic explains why Jay-Z’s new streaming music service will fail

When acclaimed music industry analyst and critic Bob Lefsetz talks, people in the industry listen. Lefsetz has a long history that includes consulting for major labels for years, and his opinions are widely respected. He also has a knack for spotting trends and making early calls, which is why his newsletter is so valuable to industry watchers.

Lefsetz’s newsletters aren’t always about finding the next big stars, however. He also often sets his sights on artists, trends and products that are on their way out or even dead on arrival. And in Tuesday morning’s “Lefsetz Letter,” the critic took aim at Jay-Z’s newly relaunched streaming music service Tidal. More →

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Amazon Deals

4 apps that will help you save money on products from Amazon and elsewhere

By about 8 hours ago.

4 apps that will help you save money on products from Amazon and elsewhere

There is nothing worse than buying something new only to find it listed at a cheaper price elsewhere a few days later. Ok, there are many, many things worse than that, but the desire or even need to save money is a common thread that runs through most people. The Internet has made it easier than ever before to comparison shop, but it has also introduced a new problem: With all of the shopping websites out there, how do you know if you’re getting the best price?

Luckily, there’s an app for that. Actually, there are several apps for that, and in this post we’ll discuss four of them. More →

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Tim Cook Interview

Apple CEO Tim Cook penned a rare op-ed that everyone should read

By on March 30, 2015 at 5:13 PM.

Apple CEO Tim Cook penned a rare op-ed that everyone should read

We typically try not to get too political here on BGR, but the fight against inequality and discrimination is something we can happily get behind, even when it involves legislation. Enter Apple CEO Tim Cook, who recently penned a rare op-ed that was published on Sunday night in The Washington Post.

Everyone should read it. More →

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Samsung Galaxy S6 Review

Samsung Galaxy S6 review

By on March 30, 2015 at 12:01 PM.

Samsung Galaxy S6 review

I have been pretty hard on Samsung over the past few years, but let’s be honest: the company deserved it. Time and time again, we’ve seen Samsung launch fantastic flagship smartphones that are class leaders in almost every key area. Samsung’s mobile displays are the best in the world, many of its software additions have mass appeal, and its phones are always among the best available when it comes to performance.

But where design, build quality and materials are concerned, Samsung has always been at the bottom of the pile.

That changes in 2015, and the Galaxy S6 is our first look at the future of flagship Samsung phones. On the inside, the S6 is everything we have come to expect from the company’s premium smartphones. And on the outside, the Galaxy S6 is like nothing we have ever seen before from Samsung. More →

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iPhone 6 Tricks

A fantastic hidden iPhone design detail you’ll be shocked you never noticed

By on March 30, 2015 at 11:42 AM.

A fantastic hidden iPhone design detail you’ll be shocked you never noticed

Sometimes it’s the little things that remind you just how incredible Apple’s attention to detail really is. What may seem on the surface to be minor things that really don’t have an impact on the overall user experience are actually anything but minor; every single little design detail plays a role, and they combine to have a dramatic impact on the user experience.

Of course, sometimes Apple puts design details in the iPhone that are so subtle they go unnoticed for most users. And now, one such detail has been revealed. More →

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Spectre Trailer Video

Watch this immediately: First teaser trailer for Spectre, the new James Bond movie

By on March 30, 2015 at 11:02 AM.

Watch this immediately: First teaser trailer for Spectre, the new James Bond movie

There are just a handful of upcoming movies in 2015 that we’re excited about — really, truly excited about. One is Avengers: Age of Ultron, which will premiere in just over a month on May 1st. Another is the upcoming new James Bond movie Spectre, which we’ll sadly have to wait a bit longer to see.

While Spectre’s premiere is still more than half a year away, we can expect plenty of teasers, trailers and other tidbits to tide us over until the film finally hits theaters this fall — and the first teaser trailer was just released. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

8 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time

By on March 30, 2015 at 10:20 AM.

8 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time

We shared five fantastic lists of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free last week, and we’re starting off strong once again this week. Monday’s list includes eight nifty iOS apps that would typically cost you a combined $18 to purchase, but each and every one is on sale for free right now.

Be sure to hurry because these sales could end at any time! More →

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Galaxy S6 Vs iPhone 6

Galaxy S6 vs. iPhone 6: The ultimate speed test

By on March 30, 2015 at 9:36 AM.

Galaxy S6 vs. iPhone 6: The ultimate speed test

Samsung’s brand new flagship smartphones for the first half of 2015 are just weeks away from launching, and Android fans are clearly excited. They have great cause for excitement, of course, since the new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge represent a complete departure for Samsung, which designed its new flagship phones from the ground up. The result is a pair of premium smartphones the likes of which we’ve never seen from the South Korean consumer electronics giant.

As excitement continues to build ahead of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge’s April 10th release, we constantly see new comparisons pop up that pit the S6 against the reigning smartphone champ, Apple’s iPhone 6. One comparison may be of particular interest, however: A new speed test that focuses on real-world usage. More →

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Apple iOS Vs Android

WTF of the week: Android phone maker says Apple is Hitler

By on March 27, 2015 at 12:01 PM.

WTF of the week: Android phone maker says Apple is Hitler

Billionaires often have a tendency to, shall we say, speak their minds freely. This apparently rings true for Chinese billionaires who are about to jump into the smartphone market, because LeTV CEO Jia Yueting just dropped a pretty big bombshell on his verified Weibo account.

We’ve seen rivals take aim at Apple in the past in an effort to generate some buzz. For example, Samsung regularly mocks iPhone users in its TV commercials. As common as it is to jab Apple, however, we have never seen a company go this far. More →

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