iOS 8.1 Bugs

How to fix the worst bugs in iOS 8.1

By about 2 hours ago.

How to fix the worst bugs in iOS 8.1

Apple’s latest version of iOS is a huge improvement over other recent builds. It’s a particularly substantial improvement over iOS 8.0.1, which bricked about 30,000 iPhones in late September. As solid as iOS 8.1 is, however, the software still has some bugs that can be a big headache for iPhone and iPad users around the world.

That’s the bad news. The good news is that there are already things you can do to address all of iOS 8.1’s most troublesome bugs. More →

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Android 5.0 Features

8 great GIFs show the best of what’s new in Android 5.0 Lollipop

By about 3 hours ago.

8 great GIFs show the best of what’s new in Android 5.0 Lollipop

We’re just days away from seeing the first Android 5.0 devices start to ship. Google’s premium Nexus 9 tablet is set to launch this coming Monday, November 3rd, and Google’s first phablet will follow soon after, though an exact release date for the Nexus 6 is still unknown. What we do know, however, is that the new Lollipop software that powers both new Nexus devices features a stunning user interface overhaul and some great new features that Android users will love.

And what better way is there to show off those great new features than with a bunch of animated GIFs? More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

7 awesome paid iPhone apps you can get free for a limited time (save $23!)

By about 4 hours ago.

7 awesome paid iPhone apps you can get free for a limited time (save $23!)

It’s been a great week so far for paid iPhone and iPad apps that were made available for free for a limited time, and a few good ones from Wednesday’s post are still free if you hurry. Thursday is another day, however, and today we have another batch of seven apps to share. Want to download $23 worth of nifty iOS apps without paying a dime? Scroll through the list below and hurry before these limited-time sales end. More →

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iPhone Vs Windows Phone

Here’s the $100 smartphone Microsoft says is better than the iPhone

By about 4 hours ago.

Here’s the $100 smartphone Microsoft says is better than the iPhone

When in doubt, attack the iPhone. This is a strategy that has been employed countless times over the past seven years, ever since Apple’s iPhone first came along and turned the smartphone industry on its head in 2007. One company actually managed to turn iPhone-bashing into a successful business, but it costs Samsung double-digit billions in marketing money each year to make its anti-Apple campaign work. Of course, most companies don’t have that kind of money to spend on marketing and advertising, so they haven’t fared quite as well.

Microsoft is no stranger to targeting Apple in marketing, of course, and its latest effort is one of its most curious to date. More →

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What It's Like To Work At Apple

Anonymous Apple employees reveal what it’s like to work for Tim Cook

By about 5 hours ago.

Anonymous Apple employees reveal what it’s like to work for Tim Cook

Despite the fact that all of its products now leak long before they are formally announced, Apple remains one of the most secretive technology companies in the world. Of course, it makes sense that the most valuable company in the United States would want to protect its secret sauce, so one can’t exactly blame Apple for closing itself off to the public, for the most part.

Then again, when a company is as secretive as Apple, it makes the private bits and pieces that do manage to trickle out far more tantalizing — and some juicy bits and pieces were shared recently when several anonymous Apple employees shared some details surrounding what it’s like to work for Apple CEO Tim Cook. More →

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Samsung Earnings Q3 2014

Samsung’s Q3 profit nosedives, stock soars

By about 7 hours ago.

Samsung’s Q3 profit nosedives, stock soars

Investors sent Samsung shares soaring more than 4.5% on Thursday as the company reported dismal third-quarter earnings… that were thankfully less dismal than analysts were expecting. In a world where the high end of the smartphone market is being squeezed by more capable mid-range and low-end phones, Samsung’s response has been to flood the market with cheaper low-margin phones. How did that work out? In the third quarter, Samsung’s operating profit plunged 60% on year to $3.9 billion and its revenue slid 20% to about $44.6 billion. More →

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WatchSpring Download

Video: You can get Apple’s gorgeous Apple Watch interface on your iPhone right now

By on October 29, 2014 at 3:09 PM.

Video: You can get Apple’s gorgeous Apple Watch interface on your iPhone right now

Last week, we showed you a few images of what Apple’s new Apple Watch interface might look like on an iPhone. Usability would certainly take a hit in some important areas, but Apple’s zooming UI does a good job of using available display real estate to its fullest extent. And of course, the zooming effect is also pretty cool.

Well, it didn’t take long for developers to get cracking on making the zooming Apple Watch interface a reality for iPhone users, and it’s already available as a free download — with two big caveats. More →

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Oppo R5 Release Date

Meet the slimmest, sexiest smartphone you’ll never own

By on October 29, 2014 at 1:31 PM.

Meet the slimmest, sexiest smartphone you’ll never own

When it comes to smartphones, thin is in. Apple’s iPhone 6 wowed consumers when it was unveiled last month and it measured just 6.9mm thick. The phone feels incredible in the hand thanks to its slender profile, but a new smartphone just announced on Wednesday makes Apple’s latest iPhone look positively plump. More →

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iOS 8 Tips

Hidden iOS 8 trick stops people from digging through your library when you show them a photo

By on October 29, 2014 at 10:48 AM.

Hidden iOS 8 trick stops people from digging through your library when you show them a photo

It’s happened to all of us. There’s a photo on your iPhone or iPad that you want to show to a friend or relative. Maybe it’s a picture of your new baby or a photo you snapped while on vacation. The person spends a few seconds looking at the image while oooing and ahhing, and then quickly proceeds to begin swiping through the rest of your photo library.

Having to leap forward and snatch an iPhone out of your grandmother’s hands before she gets to your naked selfies is never fun, but there’s a great hidden trick in iOS 8 to make sure it never happens again. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

9 awesome paid iPhone apps that are all free downloads right now (save $26!)

By on October 29, 2014 at 10:29 AM.

9 awesome paid iPhone apps that are all free downloads right now (save $26!)

When it rains, it pours… and today it’s definitely pouring. After sharing eight great paid iPhone and iPad apps on Tuesday that were all available as free downloads for a limited time (some are still free!), we’re back on Wednesday with a fresh new batch of apps. Today’s list includes nine nifty apps that would regularly cost you a total of $26 to download, but for a limited time they’re all completely free. More →

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Avengers Age of Ultron Trailer

This is the incredible ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ trailer you’ve been waiting for

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

This is the incredible ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ trailer you’ve been waiting for

Marvel hosted on event on Tuesday, during which it shared release dates for 11 new movies coming out between now and the end of 2019. It’s true that we have a painfully long wait until Avengers: Infinity War parts I and II hit theaters in May 2018 and May 2019, respectively, but there’s still plenty to be excited about between then and now.

And the next big release in Marvel’s superhero movie lineup is shaping up to be a jaw-dropper. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

7 awesome paid iPhone apps that are now free for a short time (save $37!)

By on October 28, 2014 at 2:21 PM.

7 awesome paid iPhone apps that are now free for a short time (save $37!)

We started the week of strong on Monday with eight solid paid iPhone and iPad apps that were on sale for free for a limited time — and a couple of them are still free downloads if you hurry. Now, on Tuesday, we’re back with another seven iOS apps that would normally cost a combined $37 to download, but each and every one is free for a limited time. More →

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Motorola Droid Turbo Review

Preview: Hands on with the most surprising phone of the year, Motorola’s Droid Turbo

By on October 28, 2014 at 12:25 PM.

Preview: Hands on with the most surprising phone of the year, Motorola’s Droid Turbo

Motorola’s new Droid Turbo came from out of nowhere when it first leaked last month, and now the handset is official. We have repeatedly referred to it as the surprise of the fall season and now that it’s here, everything we knew from leaks and rumors that began trickling out just a short while ago has been confirmed: Motorola and Verizon Wireless’ new Droid smartphone is an absolute beast.

Following the device’s unveiling during a Verizon press conference on Tuesday, I spent some time with the new Droid Turbo to see how it stacks up against the competition. More →

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