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

By about 2 hours ago.

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

Yesterday’s list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free included some real gems, including a few that are still free if you hurry. For Wednesday, however, we have a fresh list with seven new paid iOS apps that are all on sale for free. Today’s list has some particularly good apps, and the first one listed below could quite possibly blow your mind.

But if you want them for free you had better rush, because these sales could be over at any time. More →

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Apple Q1 Earnings

The 9 most important things we learned from Apple’s record-crushing quarterly report

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The 9 most important things we learned from Apple’s record-crushing quarterly report

Apple reported results from its fiscal first quarter on Tuesday night and in case you somehow missed it, they were incredible. As we noted in our coverage immediately following the report, Apple’s December quarter was the most profitable quarter any company has ever posted. What’s even more incredible, perhaps, is that its feat is thanks largely to just two devices — the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus — as pent-up demand for larger iPhones sent sales soaring.

People are still digging through Apple’s filings for interesting tidbits, but all of the major takeaways from Apple’s fiscal first-quarter earnings are now out in the open. More →

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Gear VR Sale

You can finally buy Samsung’s shockingly great virtual reality headset from Best Buy

By about 3 hours ago.

You can finally buy Samsung’s shockingly great virtual reality headset from Best Buy

The first time I tried Samsung’s virtual reality headset, I was beyond skeptical. Here was Samsung yet again trying to jump on any trend it possibly could by quickly churning out an ill-conceived competitor. I sat down, listened to a Samsung spokesperson run through his short, prewritten spiel, and lifted the Gear VR over my head.

No one was filming me so I can’t be certain, but I think my jaw hung wide open the entire time I tried it. More →

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Apple Earnings Q1 2015

Apple posts record-smashing Q1 results as iPhone sales soar

By on January 27, 2015 at 4:30 PM.

Apple posts record-smashing Q1 results as iPhone sales soar

Apple’s results for the fiscal first quarter of 2015 are easily the most hotly anticipated earnings report of the season. On the back of the company’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launch in mid-September, the holiday quarter marks Apple’s first full quarter of next-generation iPhone sales. With pent-up demand for iPhones with larger displays and a record holiday shopping season in 2014, expectations were sky-high ahead of Apple’s earnings report on Tuesday evening.

Did Apple deliver? More →

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iOS 8.1.3 Download

Apple releases iOS 8.1.3 update – download it now!

By on January 27, 2015 at 12:58 PM.

Apple releases iOS 8.1.3 update – download it now!

If you have a reasonably new iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, today is your lucky day. Forget about the blizzard ravaging the East Coast, Apple just released a brand new version of its iOS operating system to the public. More →

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Lamborghini Drag Race Video

Video: Watch a man crash a 2,000-hp Lamborghini into a pond

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

Video: Watch a man crash a 2,000-hp Lamborghini into a pond

The Lamborghini Gallardo is obviously an incredible machine straight out of the factory, but the custom red Gallardo pictured above is in a league of its own. Built by Sarasota, Florida-based Heffner Performance, the twin turbocharged beast has been on display several times at shows, touting more than 2,000 horsepower thanks to a wide range of modifications.

Not everyone can handle all that power, however, and things recently took a turn for the worse when one driver crashed the one-of-a-kind Lambo into a pond. More →

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Top-5 Worst Smartphones

Whatever you do, don’t buy these 5 smartphones

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

Whatever you do, don’t buy these 5 smartphones

Here at BGR, we spend a huge amount of time telling you which smartphones you should consider as you work your way to your next major handset purchase. We take great care while testing devices, and we try to cover all of the major ins and outs for each phone we review. Important areas that we dig into include aesthetics and design, build quality, performance and software, all of which weigh heavily for consumers seeking out new handsets.

What we don’t often do, however, is spend time focusing on which smartphones you should avoid at all costs. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

8 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free downloads for a limited time

By on January 27, 2015 at 10:35 AM.

8 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free downloads for a limited time

If there’s a better way to spend a day off in a blizzard than downloading awesome paid iPhone and iPad apps for free, we don’t know what it is. As various parts of the East Coast continue to be pummeled by snow and wind on Tuesday, we’re doing our best to take your minds off of the storm with eight solid paid iOS apps that are currently completely free to download. As always though, these sales could be over at any time, so be sure to hurry. More →

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Google MVNO

5 reasons Google’s move to become a wireless carrier may be doomed to fail

By on January 27, 2015 at 9:45 AM.

5 reasons Google’s move to become a wireless carrier may be doomed to fail

When Google enters a new space, it tends to do so with a bang. The Mountain View, California-based giant is one of the most innovative companies on the planet, and it is one of the few companies where “disruptive” is more than just a buzzword. Several reports in recent days have suggested that one of Google’s next big moves will be to take on wireless carriers here in the United States with the launch of a virtual carrier service that will be sold directly to end users.

While Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) efforts typically don’t pose much of a threat to established wireless network leaders like Verizon Wireless and AT&T, anything is possible when Google gets involved. According to one respected industry watcher, however, Google’s move to become an MVNO may already be doomed to fail More →

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HTC One M9 Vs Galaxy S6

Next-gen HTC One M9 benchmarks leak – here’s how they compare to the Galaxy S6

By on January 27, 2015 at 9:20 AM.

Next-gen HTC One M9 benchmarks leak – here’s how they compare to the Galaxy S6

HTC is set to unveil its next-generation HTC One M9 flagship smartphone during a big press conference on March 1st, which will take place just ahead of the annual Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain. Expectations are high for the device, which HTC hopes will help speed up the recovery the struggling smartphone maker began late last year.

We have seen plenty of leaks and rumors over the past few weeks, and they have painted quite an impressive picture so far. Now, however, new benchmark test results have been revealed and we can compare them to results from another huge flagship phone set to debut at Mobile World Congress in March: Samsung’s Galaxy S6. More →

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Hercules Universal DJ Review

This $250 box made me a DJ

By on January 23, 2015 at 10:00 AM.

This $250 box made me a DJ

I can’t tell you how old I feel right now. I can remember it like it was yesterday though, carrying a crate of drum and bass records down the hall in my college dorm and practicing on my friend’s turntables. Actual vinyl records on actual Technics 1200 decks. People would funnel in and out of the room, some to hang out and enjoy the music, others to complain about having to study for exams.

It was a great time, and now people can experience the same thing without having to dump $1,500, $2,000 or even more on a rig. No, these days it only costs $250 to be a DJ. More →

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Best iPhone Music Apps

This iPhone app lets you share and listen to full-length songs for free – and it’s legal

By on January 22, 2015 at 1:55 PM.

This iPhone app lets you share and listen to full-length songs for free – and it’s legal

Getting young people to pay for music has become increasingly difficult in the modern era. For the time being, ad revenue from YouTube or subscription streaming music services like Spotify and Pandora are the best that can be hoped for in many cases. But some companies are trying to find new ways for people to legally enjoy music where cost isn’t a barrier, and one nifty example is BOOMiO. More →

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Moto X Review

The only smartphone that gets better-looking with age

By on January 22, 2015 at 12:25 PM.

The only smartphone that gets better-looking with age

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: it is positively shocking how good the second-generation Moto X is. Motorola struggled for a long time as Samsung and Apple continued to dominate the smartphone market. More recently, however, other vendors have begun breaking in and finding some success by focusing on areas that cannot be counted among Apple and Samsung’s strengths. China-based smartphone makers are finding success by building quality devices that are surprisingly affordable, for example.

Motorola’s sales aren’t climbing quite as fast as some Chinese vendors, but there’s no denying the company’s position has improved over the past year thanks in part to a similar strategy. Beyond its low-end phones, however, Motorola blew us away with its 2014 flagship handset, the Moto X. More →

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