Cable TV Providers

The pay TV scam that’s hiding in plain sight

By on August 1, 2015 at 11:00 AM.

The pay TV scam that’s hiding in plain sight

Services like Netflix are driving U.S. households to cut the cord at an unprecedented rate, and studies suggest that impressive rate won’t be slowing anytime soon. The unbreakable bundles, poor customer service and high cost of pay TV packages has made consumers all too eager to ditch their cable and satellite TV services, so it makes sense that cord cutting has exploded now that entertainment is widely available elsewhere.

As if the reasons to loathe pay TV service providers weren’t already numerous enough, a recent report sheds new light on a scam that cable and satellite TV companies have been pulling for years. And the worst part is that people have known about it all along, they just never realized how bad it was. More →

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Best Car Crashes

Watching this guy crash his million-dollar Porsche while showing off is way too satisfying

By on July 31, 2015 at 3:14 PM.

Watching this guy crash his million-dollar Porsche while showing off is way too satisfying

Porsche’s 918 Spyder is an 887 horsepower monster that starts at $845,000. Let’s just say this car attracts… a certain type of buyer. And this shirtless guy in St. Tropez definitely fits the bill.

With his model-looking friend in the passenger seat, Mr. 918 tried to peel out in a parking lot full of people to show off. After narrowly missing a few people walking through the parking lot who would have been seriously injured at the very least had they been hit, the guy slammed into a tree.

We’re not sure how it could possibly be any more satisfying. More →

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Windows 10 Update

Windows 10: How to remove all the tiles from your Start Menu and pretend Windows 8 never existed

By on July 31, 2015 at 11:10 AM.

Windows 10: How to remove all the tiles from your Start Menu and pretend Windows 8 never existed

Windows 10 has done a fantastic job thus far of replacing the sour taste left in our mouths from Windows 8 with the sweet, sweet taste of software that’s actually intuitive and user-friendly. No longer is Microsoft attempting to cram a tablet interface down our throats on desktop and laptop computers, and that simple fact alone is likely enough to make most users happy with Windows 10. Of course, Microsoft didn’t stop there — here are some of the best new features you’ll find in Windows 10.

Of course, there are still some remnants of Windows 8 floating around in Microsoft’s new operating system, and in this post we’ll show you how to get rid of the biggest ones. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

9 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale right now for free

By on July 31, 2015 at 10:20 AM.

9 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale right now for free

It’s Friday, and you all know what that means… one last list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free before the week comes to an end. We’ve had a great run this week, and we’re finishing on a high note with nine solid paid iOS apps on sale for free. If you’re really hungry for new apps and nine isn’t enough, there are still a few apps on sale for free in yesterday’s post as well. More →

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Windows 10 Upgrade

Windows 10 is spying on almost everything you do – here’s how to opt out

By on July 31, 2015 at 9:05 AM.

Windows 10 is spying on almost everything you do – here’s how to opt out

Windows 10 is amazing. Windows 10 is fantastic. Windows 10 is glorious. Windows 10 is faster, smoother and more user-friendly than any Windows operating system that has come before it. Windows 10 is everything Windows 8 should have been, addressing nearly all of the major problems users had with Microsoft’s previous-generation platform in one fell swoop.

But there’s something you should know: As you read this article from your newly upgraded PC, Windows 10 is also spying on nearly everything you do. More →

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Windows 10 Error

5 common problems people are having with Windows 10 – and how to fix them

By on July 30, 2015 at 3:41 PM.

5 common problems people are having with Windows 10 – and how to fix them

There is absolutely no question that the response to Windows 10 has been overwhelmingly positive. True, anything would seem like a huge improvement compared to the disaster that was Windows 8. But people love that the Start Menu has made its triumphant return and replaced the Start screen that everyone hated so much, and new features like Cortana and the Edge web browser are big checks in the pro column as well.

Of course, nothing is perfect. More →

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Netflix Shows

The 10 best Netflix shows you didn’t know existed

By on July 30, 2015 at 12:25 PM.

The 10 best Netflix shows you didn’t know existed

Once upon a time, Netflix’s streaming service was a vast wasteland of dusty old content that nobody wanted to watch. Today, Netflix is packed full of so much fantastic content that it’s practically impossible for one person to watch it all. Dozens of movies come and go each month, some more popular than others, but there is plenty of must-see content to be streamed by Netflix subscribers.

At BGR, we do our best to recommend good content we come across to help you find solid movies and shows on Netflix. For example, you’ll definitely what to check out the 10 best movies and TV show seasons set to be removed from Netflix in August, since you only have two days to watch them.

We also try to highlight great content recommended by other sites, and today we’ve got a great collection of show recommendations for you. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

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

By on July 30, 2015 at 11:10 AM.

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

You missed out big time if you didn’t grab all of the paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free in yesterday’s post. But don’t worry, we’ve obviously got a fresh new batch for you today. Thursday’s list has 10 apps in total, but these sales could end at any time so be sure to hurry.

10 apps not enough for you? There are still a few solid freebies in yesterday’s post for you to enjoy, so head over and grab them now. More →

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iPhone Vs Android

Why does every Android phone company think it can be Apple?

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

Why does every Android phone company think it can be Apple?

A decade ago, the smartphone market looked nothing like it does today. Nothing at all. Major players included Nokia, BlackBerry and Palm, and none of those companies even make smartphones anymore. OK, BlackBerry still makes a phone or two, but they’re hardly of consequence.

Moving beyond the companies that dominated the market, smartphones themselves were much different than they are in 2015. They came in all shapes and sizes, and each new year brought new phones with new features and new designs. They launched when they were ready, not on any set schedule, and new models were released all throughout the year.

Then, Apple released the iPhone. More →

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Windows 10 Upgrade

Windows 10: The first 5 things you need to do immediately after you install it

By on July 30, 2015 at 9:30 AM.

Windows 10: The first 5 things you need to do immediately after you install it

Windows users, it’s time to breathe a collective sigh of relief. After what seemed like an eternity trapped in the clutches of Windows 8, Microsoft’s latest and greatest operating system is finally here to save us.

Tech bloggers the world over have sung Windows 10 praise. Is it really that great, or is it just that anything is better than the nightmare that was Windows 8? Who cares? Install it right now and you’ll never have to deal with Windows 8 again.

In a recent post, we told you how to skip the queue and install Windows 10 right now. Your job isn’t done once you’ve got it installed, however, because there are a few things you need to make sure you take care of right away. More →

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Samsung Earnings Q2 2015

The battle of the sixes is over: iPhone comes out on top, Samsung left bloodied

By on July 30, 2015 at 8:30 AM.

The battle of the sixes is over: iPhone comes out on top, Samsung left bloodied

Samsung redesigned its flagship smartphone from the ground up for the first half of 2015. The Galaxy S6 is the fastest and most powerful handset the world has ever seen, and its stunning 2K display has been called the best on the planet. Samsung then took things a step further by using premium aluminum and glass construction to make the S6 the most sleek and solid smartphone the company had ever produced.

But it wasn’t enough.

Samsung reported its audited second-quarter results on Thursday morning, and the company’s operating profit from its mobile division plummeted 38%. Put plainly, the Galaxy S6 simply couldn’t get the job done when pitted against the iPhone 6. More →

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Netflix Sign

The 10 best movies and TV shows about to be removed from Netflix

By on July 29, 2015 at 5:10 PM.

The 10 best movies and TV shows about to be removed from Netflix

If you have a busy week full of work and errands planned, we’re so sorry to have to do this to you. There are priorities in life though, and making sure you binge-watch the great content about to be removed from Netflix is somewhere near the top of the list.

Content comes and goes each month on Netflix, and much of it goes unnoticed. If you want to catch some great movies and TV shows before they expire in August, however, you’ll want to make sure you take notice of the list below. More →

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Windows 10 Start Menu

Windows 10 brings back the Start Menu – here’s how to customize it

By on July 29, 2015 at 3:03 PM.

Windows 10 brings back the Start Menu – here’s how to customize it

Congratulations, dear reader. You followed our instructions to skip the queue and install Windows 10 without waiting, and now you won’t have to live another minute with Windows 8. As familiar as Windows 10 is though, there will still be a period of adjustment while you check out Microsoft’s new features and learn how to get the most out of them.

Among Windows 10’s best new features — which we listed earlier on Wednesday — the triumphant return of the Start Menu is unquestionably ranked near the top. It has definitely evolved from the Start Menu of old, however, so let’s take a look at how to use all of its most important new features. More →

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