Apple Spaceship Campus

Video: Drone captures amazing bird’s-eye view of Apple’s new spaceship campus

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Video: Drone captures amazing bird’s-eye view of Apple’s new spaceship campus

We’ve all seen photos of the new spaceship-like headquarters Apple is building in Cupertino, California right now, but none of us have seen it quite like this. YouTube user “jmcminn” last week posted a video he shot using a DJI Phantom 2 “drone” equipped with a GoPro Hero 3+ video camera. The video gives us the first bird’s-eye view of Apple’s Campus 2, which is currently under construction in Cupertino. More →

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Moto X+1 Photos

Next-gen flagship Moto X+1 leaks in new photos

By on September 1, 2014 at 11:25 AM.

Next-gen flagship Moto X+1 leaks in new photos

Motorola is set to announce a handful of new products later this week during a media gathering that BGR will be attending, but it looks like the star of the show has made an early appearance. TK Tech News on Monday posted photos it claims show the upcoming Motorola Moto X+1, and the images appear to be authentic. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

$55 worth of awesome paid iPhone apps you can now download for free (7 apps total)

By on September 1, 2014 at 10:10 AM.

$55 worth of awesome paid iPhone apps you can now download for free (7 apps total)

It’s Labor Day, and what better way to celebrate than by downloading a bunch of great paid iPhone and iPad apps for free? We’re starting off September on the right foot with seven nifty paid iOS apps that are all on sale for free for a very limited time. See anything you like? You’d better hurry, because these awesome sales could be over at any time. As a side note, there are still a few freebies from our last post in this series, and you can get them now if you hustle. More →

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iPhone 6 Rumors

5.5-inch iPhone 6 shell shown off in hands-on video

By on September 1, 2014 at 9:45 AM.

5.5-inch iPhone 6 shell shown off in hands-on video

We can finally see it now — the light at the end of the tunnel. The seemingly unending flood of leaks and rumors surrounding Apple’s next-generation iPhone 6 handsets will, in fact, soon come to an end. Apple is scheduled to unveil one or both new iPhone models next week during a big press conference on September 9th and then we can finally move on… to iPhone 6s rumors. In the meantime, however, we can expect plenty more leaks between now and next Tuesday, the latest of which examines the aluminum housing said to be from Apple’s upcoming 5.5-inch iPhone phablet. More →

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Nokia Z Launcher Download

Nokia just released a huge update for its innovative Android app

By on August 29, 2014 at 5:30 PM.

Nokia just released a huge update for its innovative Android app

On June 19th of this year, Nokia was reborn. The company that had been known for years as a cell phone pioneer had sold off its devices business, and the world was waiting to see what new paths Nokia might take. There are a few, as it turns out, but one of them saw the company release a surprisingly innovative new Android app this past summer, and it just got a big update that users will love. More →

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iPhone 6 Rumors

The iPhone 6 is so hotly anticipated that it’s making people crazy

By on August 29, 2014 at 12:35 PM.

The iPhone 6 is so hotly anticipated that it’s making people crazy

After months upon months of rumors and leaks, Apple’s upcoming new iPhone 6 will finally be unveiled at a press conference on September 9th. And it’s a good thing, too — anticipation for Apple’s new iPhone models has boiled over and it’s now making people completely crazy. More →

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Moto 360 Photos

No app will ever look this sexy on the Moto 360

By on August 29, 2014 at 11:16 AM.

No app will ever look this sexy on the Moto 360

Motorola’s upcoming Moto 360 smartwatch is easily the most beautiful device this emerging category has ever seen. In a market cluttered by ugly square watches, Motorola chose a round design and premium materials in an effort to stand apart from the crowd. It worked — quite well, in fact. It actually worked so well that rival device makers Samsung and LG are already copying Motorola’s design.

As beautiful as the Moto 360 is, however, it has an annoying flaw that will ensure no apps on the Android Wear-powered smartwatch will ever look as beautiful as the Instagram for Android Wear concept you see in the image above. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

$37 worth of awesome paid iPhone apps you can get for free right now (8 apps total)

By on August 29, 2014 at 10:45 AM.

$37 worth of awesome paid iPhone apps you can get for free right now (8 apps total)

Another week is coming to an end and it’s been a huge one for iPhone and iPad owners looking to save some money on great apps. We’ve shared dozens of apps with you this week that are worth a combined $232, and every single one was available for free. In fact, some apps from Thursday’s post are still free. Now, we’re going to bump this week’s total up to nearly $270 with eight more paid iOS apps you can download right now without paying a cent. More →

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Oculus Rift Video

The funniest thing you’ll see today: Elderly people react to the Oculus Rift

By on August 29, 2014 at 9:55 AM.

The funniest thing you’ll see today: Elderly people react to the Oculus Rift

“My God, I’m not going to electrocute myself, am I?” That was the initial reaction of an elderly gentleman when one of The Fine Brothers handed him an Oculus Rift virtual reality headset and asked for his reaction. One elderly woman wondered aloud if the Rift was a “space mask” or “something you wear for the Ebola crisis.”

The Fines are known far and wide for their reaction videos on YouTube, which show kids, teens or the elderly reacting to different things. Recent offerings that were particularly hilarious include teens reacting to the Internet of the 1990s and elderly people reacting to Google Glass.

Now, the Fine Brothers are back and they’ve brought the Facebook-owned Oculus Rift VR headset with them. More →

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iPhone 6 Rumors

New iPhone 6 photo leak shows fully assembled housing… and it’s still ugly

By on August 29, 2014 at 9:05 AM.

New iPhone 6 photo leak shows fully assembled housing… and it’s still ugly

We have good news and we have bad news, Apple fans. The good news is that you’ll soon finally be able to get your hands on an iPhone with a significantly larger display, as Apple has sent out invitations to its big iPhone 6 event set to take place on September 9th. The bad news is that from the looks of things, the new iPhone with a significantly larger display is also going to be significantly uglier than its predecessor. More →

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Here comes the iPhone 6: Apple sends invitations to September 9th event

By on August 28, 2014 at 12:15 PM.

Here comes the iPhone 6: Apple sends invitations to September 9th event

This is it, boys and girls… the biggest smartphone of the year is about to be unveiled. Apple on Thursday sent out invitations to a special press conference that will be held on September 9th. Needless to say, at least one next-generation iPhone — the iPhone 6 — is expected to debut. Another recent report claimed that we’ll also see Apple’s first wearable device revealed during the event. Of course, nothing is confirmed until Apple executives hop on stage, so stay tuned to BGR for full coverage of everything that’s announced during the press conference.

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Review
Posh Mobile Review

Review: These are the new smartphones your carrier doesn’t want you to know about

By on August 28, 2014 at 12:00 PM.

Review: These are the new smartphones your carrier doesn’t want you to know about

Top telecom companies make a killing in the United States. AT&T and Verizon combined to pull in more than $64 billion in revenue during the most recent quarter alone, yielding about $13.3 billion in combined operating income. Wireless represents the biggest business for each of the nation’s top carriers, and high-margin smartphone sales play an important role in maintaining growth.

If smartphone sales start to move away from carriers, they stand to lose a huge amount of money in the long run. This could be one of several reasons we now see carriers actively promoting new smartphone purchasing options. But what happens if handset companies start successfully selling their own devices directly to consumers at ridiculously affordable prices?

One fresh new company intends to find out, and it could end up being your carrier’s worst nightmare. More →

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iPhone Battery Life Comparison

How to find out which apps are killing your iPhone’s battery life

By on August 28, 2014 at 11:35 AM.

How to find out which apps are killing your iPhone’s battery life

Relatively poor battery life is one of the biggest complaints people have about Apple’s iPhone lineup, and the iPhone 6 isn’t really expected to make any huge advancements in this area. The next-generation iPhones are indeed expected to have bigger batteries than current models, but they’ll also have larger displays and other new power-gulping features.

As much as people complain about battery life, few actually make an effort to adjust their usage patterns in an effort to extend each charge as long as possible. For those interested in getting more out of their batteries, there’s a nifty new iPhone app that will be a huge help. More →

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