iPhone 7 Rumors

iPhone 7: New leak may have just solved the only mystery left

By about 17 mins ago.

iPhone 7: New leak may have just solved the only mystery left

If a recent report from a tried and true source is to be believed, Apple’s upcoming new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are now less than a month away from being released on September 16th. And with just two weeks to go before the devices’ expected September 7th unveiling, we know just about everything there is to know. Thanks to countless leaks and reports, we know that Apple’s next-generation iPhones will look a whole lot like its current-generation iPhones, but with a few design tweaks. We know the phones will sport a beefed up processor and improved cameras. We know they won’t have standard headphone jacks on the bottom. We’ve even seen a real working iPhone 7 in action on video.

Despite everything we know about Apple’s upcoming new iPhones, there is one mystery that remains. As it turns out, that mystery may have just been solved… and Apple fans aren’t going to like what comes next. More →

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Galaxy Note 7 Features

Photos show the aftermath of a Galaxy Note 7 that exploded while charging

By about 42 mins ago.

Photos show the aftermath of a Galaxy Note 7 that exploded while charging

Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 7 is far and away the hottest new Android phone of the year at this point, and it’s unlikely that any new handsets set to launch in the coming months will outdo it. The phone’s design is gorgeous, the display is stunning, the Note software suite is still a class leader, and the new features Samsung introduced have made it one of the most sought-after devices of 2016. One eager user discovered a feature that isn’t quite as appealing as the curved display or Samsung’s new iris scanner, and it could have caused serious injury or property damage had the phone’s owner not been so lucky. More →

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Chrome Web Store Apps

The latest change in Google’s Chrome browser is infuriating, but we’ll show you how to undo it

By on August 23, 2016 at 5:35 PM.

The latest change in Google’s Chrome browser is infuriating, but we’ll show you how to undo it

Google’s Chrome web browser is a resource hog. Because of that, it’s also often a battery hog. It doesn’t have a few of the cool new features rival browsers have such as built-in free VPN, and it doesn’t look quite as sleek as other options out there like Safari. But Chrome is lightning-fast and its user interface is slick and minimalistic. It also offers fantastic tie-ins with other Google services and a catalog of third-party extensions that no other browser can touch. Those are just some of the reasons it’s the most popular web browser in the world, and why I have no plans to switch away from it despite the fact that one of Google’s changes in the latest Chrome update is driving me insane. More →

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Android Nougat Release Date

Android 7.0 Nougat is finally here, but when will your phone get it?

By on August 23, 2016 at 2:40 PM.

Android 7.0 Nougat is finally here, but when will your phone get it?

Android 7.0 Nougat is here! It’s finally here! But, well, not really…

Last year, Google released Android 6.0 Marshmallow and as of Google’s latest Android version distribution numbers, it’s only installed on 15.2% of active Android devices. To quote a certain presidential candidate, sad! Despite the fact that Android update adoption continues to mosey along at a dreadfully slow pace, the company on Monday released yet another new version of Android.

If history has taught us anything — and it has — Android Nougat will become the most popular version of Android sometime in 2018. But don’t worry, because you likely won’t have to wait quite that long to get it on your Android smartphone. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

12 paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free today

By on August 23, 2016 at 12:42 PM.

12 paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free today

Word on the street is that Apple’s upcoming new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will offer twice as much storage with each tier. So the entry-level model will have 32GB, the mid-tier iPhones will have 128GB and the most expensive iPhone will have 256GB. You know what all that means, right? It means you have to stock up on free iOS apps now so you’ll be able to make good use of all that extra space when your new iPhones come. More →

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Android Nougat Features

5 best new features in Android 7.0 Nougat

By on August 23, 2016 at 9:58 AM.

5 best new features in Android 7.0 Nougat

Android 7.0 Nougat is finally here! Well, sort of… Nougat has indeed finally been released to the public, but it’s only available on a handful of Google’s Nexus-branded devices. If you own anything else — and odds are very good that you do — you’re in for a bit of a wait before an Android 7.0 update is made available for your smartphone. Owners of the latest and greatest flagships can likely expect an update to roll out sometime in the next few months, maybe even before the New Year rolls around if you’re lucky.

The good news, Android fans, is that Android 7.0 Nougat is worth the wait. It might not seem like the new update has much flash and flair on its surface, but the truth is that Android N is a massive update packed full of terrific new features. In this post, we’ll cover the five best additions to Google’s brand new version of Android. More →

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Android VPN Client App

Opera just released an Android app that gives you unlimited free VPN

By on August 23, 2016 at 8:00 AM.

Opera just released an Android app that gives you unlimited free VPN

Opera made waves back in April when it announced the addition of unlimited free VPN service to its desktop web browser. VPN, or virtual private networking, is a technology that allows people to mask their actual IP addresses by routing their internet traffic through a third-party server. This way, any software that might collect information about users as they visit a website will not be able to record a user’s actual IP. People also often use VPN services to spoof their region, with the most widely discussed example being people who use a VPN client to make it appear to Netflix as though they’re based in the United States.

VPN services are incredibly valuable to people who protect their privacy while surfing the web, but these services can also have costly subscription plans that limit the amount of data you can use each month. That’s why Opera’s initial announcement was so intriguing, but the company has no intention of stopping with desktop browsing. More →

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Pokemon Go Cheats

Forget cheating, Pokemon Go will block you just for being too good

By on August 22, 2016 at 2:35 PM.

Forget cheating, Pokemon Go will block you just for being too good

Pokemon Go developer Niantic has taken a strong position against cheaters. This past Friday the company came out once again to warn players that cheating could get them banned from the game permanently. That’s right… despite all the game’s problems such as crippling reliability issues and the lack of a decent Pokemon Go tracking feature, Niantic is focusing valuable time and resources on identifying and banning people who cheat. At a smartphone game. About finding and catching virtual animals.

Ridiculous though it may seem, Niantic is indeed focusing a tremendous amount of effort on taking measure to stop cheaters, but it looks like some of those measures are about as reliable as the company’s servers. This past weekend, one of the best Pokemon Go players in the world had his account temporarily suspended for being too good, and it happened right in the middle of a Pokemon Go event. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

11 paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

By on August 22, 2016 at 1:26 PM.

11 paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

By our count, anywhere between 400 and well over 1,000 paid iPhone and iPad apps can go on sale for free on any given day, and going through all those apps is a huge task. That’s why we do the heavy lifting for you here at BGR, and we pick out the cream of the crop each day for your downloading pleasure. Today’s list includes 11 different premium iOS apps that have been made available for free by their developers, but remember that these sales could end at any moment so be sure to check them out now. More →

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Pokemon Go Cheats iOS No Jailbreak

The holy grail: Hack Pokemon Go so you can walk anywhere, no jailbreak required

By on August 22, 2016 at 10:49 AM.

The holy grail: Hack Pokemon Go so you can walk anywhere, no jailbreak required

It has now been nearly two months since the Pokemon Go craze first swept the world. While the app’s rankings in the iOS App Store have slipped a bit over the past couple of weeks — it now sits at No. 10 on the free app charts — Pokemon Go remains the No. 1 top-grossing iOS app. You also still can’t walk more than 20 feet in cities large and small around the world without seeing at least a few people scampering around and trying to catch a Pokemon.

While most users generally play the game clean, an increasing number of Pokemon addicts take advantage of all the different Pokemon Go cheats and hacks out there. Don’t worry, we won’t judge you because after all, it’s just a smartphone game. Well, if you don’t mind bending the rules you’re in for a serious treat on Monday morning, because the ultimate Pokemon Go cheat that used to require players to jailbreak their iPhones is now available with no jailbreak required. More →

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iOS 10 Features List

There’s an iOS 10 update coming on September 30th and at least one new feature was revealed

By on August 22, 2016 at 9:22 AM.

There’s an iOS 10 update coming on September 30th and at least one new feature was revealed

There’s a long list of reasons users can become frustrated with Apple’s virtual personal assistant, Siri. No one would argue that progress has been slow with Siri — the feature was an absolute mess when Apple first released it as a beta alongside the iPhone 4S back in 2011. Since then, Siri’s capabilities have expanded exponentially and reliability has improved dramatically as well. There are still plenty of wrinkles to be ironed out, however, and at least one of them will be apparently fixed late next month. How do we know? Because a certain celebrity let it slip that she spoke with Apple CEO Tim Cook, who told her about it personally. More →

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Samsung Refurbished Smartphone Sales

Samsung will soon sell used flagship phones at deep discounts

By on August 22, 2016 at 8:55 AM.

Samsung will soon sell used flagship phones at deep discounts

For a leading smartphone company like Samsung, the only thing better than getting a customer to purchase a flagship smartphone is getting two different customers to purchase the same flagship smartphone.

As Samsung seeks new ways to boost earnings as the high-end smartphone market becomes a far less reliable source of growth, a new report sheds light on one of the new programs the company plans to implement. Smartphone buyers in the US and other markets continue to flock to newer installment plan options that let them make low monthly payments and trade in their phones each year for new models. Now, it appears as though Samsung is getting ready to launch a new program that will see it refurbish and sell all those used phones. More →

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Apple Stock Price

Apple is doomed… but don’t tell the massive funds that just dumped billions into Apple shares

By on August 19, 2016 at 4:00 PM.

Apple is doomed… but don’t tell the massive funds that just dumped billions into Apple shares

Apple is doomed! The iPhone is done! The high-end smartphone market is saturated! No one is upgrading to new handsets anymore! Tim Cook is lost and has no idea what he’s doing!

To glance over recent headlines and themes being tossed around by tech bloggers and many analysts, things are looking pretty bleak for the largest company in the world by market cap. Then, matters were made even worse when Apple caught investors off guard and posted a massive drop-off in iPhone sales during the March quarter this year. Apple’s share price plummeted and doomsday preppers crowed that the end was in sight. Then Apple beat estimates and offered impressive September-quarter guidance when it reported its fiscal third-quarter results in July, and the stock is up nearly 12% since then.

Of course, anytime Apple dips big funds seize the opportunity. More →

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