Galaxy Note 7 Leak

Huge leak shows Galaxy Note 7 iris scanner in action on video

By on July 22, 2016 at 5:25 PM.

Huge leak shows Galaxy Note 7 iris scanner in action on video

This has been a big week of firsts for eager Samsung fans who can’t wait to get their hands on the company’s upcoming new flagship phone, the Galaxy Note 7. After a few rounds of new photos leaked earlier in the week, we showed you the first ever video of a working Galaxy Note 7 on Thursday. The new flagship phablet appears to be everything we’ve come to expect after weeks of leaks and rumors — and that’s a good thing, because leaks have thus far painted a very impressive picture.

Now, another first: A video posted on Weibo by an anonymous user appears to show the Galaxy Note 7’s new iris scanner in action. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

12 paid iPhone apps on sale for free today

By on July 22, 2016 at 3:13 PM.

12 paid iPhone apps on sale for free today

Congratulations on making it to the end of another week! There are plenty of ways you can celebrate, but most of them involve going out and spending a bunch of the money you just spent all week earning. Here’s another option: snag these 12 paid iPhone and iPad apps that are all on sale right now for free. We’ve got an app that’ll hide your private photos, a cool proximity chat app, an app that turns your iPhone into a mouse for your computer, a great language translator and plenty more. More →

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iPhone 7 Rumors

Two of the best iPhone 7 leaks yet both surfaced last night

By on July 22, 2016 at 10:26 AM.

Two of the best iPhone 7 leaks yet both surfaced last night

Not a day has gone by in the past few weeks that hasn’t brought new iPhone 7 leaks with it. “Boring” or not, Apple’s next-generation iPhones represent the most hotly anticipated new consumer electronics launch of 2016. Companies out in China have gotten their hands on leaked iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus/Pro schematics, and they’ve been building dummy units in nearby factories ever since. Of course, each new look at these iPhone 7 mockups makes fans even more excited for Apple’s upcoming launch in September.

While you were fast asleep last night, two hot new iPhone 7 leaks surfaced. One shows us a hands-on video comparison of a rose gold iPhone 7 mockup and an iPhone 6s so we can check out all the subtle differences. Then the second is a photo that gives us our best look yet at the larger iPhone 7 Plus/Pro model’s most talked about new feature. More →

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The Defenders Trailer

The first teaser trailer for Marvel’s ‘The Defenders’ made me so angry

By on July 22, 2016 at 7:45 AM.

The first teaser trailer for Marvel’s ‘The Defenders’ made me so angry

Look, if we’re being honest with ourselves we can admit that the past few Marvel movies have been… not great. They’re all still wonderfully entertaining thanks to huge budgets and compelling characters, but I’d wager that there aren’t many people out there who would argue that Avengers, Iron Man and Captain America movies have been getting better as they progress. That noticeable decline is one of the reasons I’m so excited for The Defenders, an upcoming new Netflix exclusive show that will combine the stories of four characters from the Marvel universe similar to what we’ve seen in The Avengers.

But the first teaser trailer Marvel just release didn’t pique my interest — it just made me angry. More →

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iOS 10 Beta 3 Changes

You can now disable iOS 10’s most annoying new feature… but I don’t want to

By on July 21, 2016 at 4:21 PM.

You can now disable iOS 10’s most annoying new feature… but I don’t want to

Apple’s new iOS 10 software is anything but an Earth-shattering update. Instead, it’s a release that’s packed full of refinements and new features that enhance Apple’s existing apps. That said, there are a few changes that impact fundamental iPhone and iPad functionality, and some of those changes have been received better than others by iPhone users with access to the public and private iOS 10 betas. For example, everyone seems to love the new lock screen in Apple’s latest iOS software, but the new gesture used to actually unlock the phone had been widely criticized.

As it often does, Apple listened to users and made a change earlier this month in iOS 10 beta 2 to address the “issue.” But after switching back and forth, I actually think that Apple got it right the first time. More →

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Gold Black iPhone Mod

Someone built a black and gold iPhone 6 and it’s everything you dreamed it would be

By on July 21, 2016 at 2:34 PM.

Someone built a black and gold iPhone 6 and it’s everything you dreamed it would be

Love it or hate it, no one can argue that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s are unattractive phones. Apple has always had an incredible collective sense of style and design, and that extended to the iPhone right out of the gate in 2007. Perhaps that’s why so many of Apple’s rivals have copied the company’s designs so shameless time and time again. As great as Apple’s designs are though, there are always people who wish something was a little different — no antenna lines, or a flat back instead of a camera bump.

One wish in particular has made the rounds quite frequently over the past two years: people want a gold iPhone with a black face. The bad news is that there’s no sign Apple has plans to offer this sought-after color combo anytime soon. And the worse news for people who want a black and gold iPhone is that it looks even better than you thought it would. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

11 paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

By on July 21, 2016 at 12:42 PM.

11 paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

We’ve gotten plenty of emails over the weeks and months asking us to include more games in our daily posts on paid iPhone and iPad apps that go on sale for free. Well, if you’re on the hunt for new games but you don’t want to pay big bucks, today is your lucky day. We’ve got several games on our list of freebies including Angry Birds and a bunch of great games you’ve never heard of, and there are also several non-game apps you’ll want to check out. More →

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Galaxy Note 7 Leak

Working Galaxy Note 7 captured on video for the first time ever

By on July 21, 2016 at 11:46 AM.

Working Galaxy Note 7 captured on video for the first time ever

Samsung’s Galaxy S7 edge is arguably the best smartphone in the world right now… at least, for another couple of weeks. Then the phone Android fans have been waiting all year for will finally be unveiled, as Samsung confirmed last week. The Galaxy Note 7 is expected to be one of the most impressive smartphones we’ve ever seen, with specs that reportedly include next-generation Snapdragon or Exynos processors depending on the regions, 6GB of RAM and a large Super AMOLED display with 2K resolution and a curved edges on both sides.

We’ve seen photos of the upcoming new phone leak on a few separate occasions at this point, and now the Note 7 has seemingly been captured on video for the first time. More →

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Tesla Autopilot Crash Avoidance

Tesla’s Autopilot just saved someone’s life

By on July 21, 2016 at 10:27 AM.

Tesla’s Autopilot just saved someone’s life

Tesla’s advanced Autopilot system has been in the news for all the wrong reasons lately. Ever since news broke that Autopilot was enabled on a Model S at the time of a fatal crash, it seems like drivers try to blame Autopilot every time a Tesla gets into an accident. Of course, Tesla’s cars have a complex logging system that can easily determine whether or not Autopilot was enabled at the time of an incident. As a result, the company is often quick to respond when public accusations are made.

But today, Autopilot is finally back in the news for a good reason instead of a bad one. According to a story shared by a Model S owner and verified by Tesla, the Autonomous features in a Model S likely saved someone’s life. More →

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Review
Moto Z Droid Review

Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Force Droid review

By on July 21, 2016 at 9:00 AM.

Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Force Droid review

Though the smartphone market was nearly as massive a few short years ago as it is today, it was a terrible business to be in unless your company’s name was Apple or Samsung. There were simply no other phone vendors that could figure out how to make any real money selling smartphones. Try as they might — and oh, how they tried — rival phone companies spun their wheels while Samsung and Apple pulled in all of the smartphone industry’s profits.

Today, things are different. Galaxy phones and iPhones are still the most popular handsets by a wide margin, but other companies have managed to put a serious dent in Apple and Samsung’s combined market share. Gaps in the market have been exposed and several companies are taking advantage. Most notably, Chinese vendors have found success selling high-quality phones at surprisingly low prices.

But price isn’t the only area of the smartphone market where there is an opportunity to strike. There’s also an innovation gap just waiting to be filled, and Lenovo’s new Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Force Droid are the latest phones that will attempt to fill it. More →

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Moto Z Droid Release Date

Verizon announces Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Force Droid release date and pricing

By on July 21, 2016 at 9:00 AM.

Verizon announces Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Force Droid release date and pricing

Verizon Wireless on Thursday finally let eager Android fans know when the latest additions to its Droid lineup will launch. The Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Force Droid are two of the most hotly anticipated smartphones of the year, featuring unique modular designs, premium materials and a near-stock version of Android 6.0 Marshmallow. How soon will Verizon subscribers be able to get their hands on these sleek new smartphones? Sooner than you might have thought. More →

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Galaxy S7 Active Drop Test

Ultimate drop test: Can the Galaxy S7 Active survive a 400-foot fall?

By on July 20, 2016 at 2:00 PM.

Ultimate drop test: Can the Galaxy S7 Active survive a 400-foot fall?

When a company releases a new high-profile phone alongside claims that it’s water-resistant, shatter-resistant or just about anything else-resistant, you can believe that bloggers are going to put those claims to the test. And as can only be expected, they’re going to put those claims to the test in the most savage ways imaginable.

We’ve seen Samsung’s new Galaxy S7 Active fail some water submersion tests lately, so owners might be wise to avoid any unnecessary dunks. But the S7 Active has held up very well in all of the drop tests we’ve seen to date. Of course, none of those drop have been quite as extreme as this one. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

10 paid iPhone apps on sale for free today

By on July 20, 2016 at 12:38 PM.

10 paid iPhone apps on sale for free today

Welcome to today’s installment of our ongoing series on paid iPhone and iPad apps that are made available for free for a limited time. Wednesday’s post includes 10 apps you definitely won’t want to miss. they span several different categories from productivity and photography to games. There’s even an app that lets you turn back the clock and capture videos of moments that you missed.

What kind of magic!? How is that even possible?! You’ll have to download it to find out. More →

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