Happy iOS 8 day, Apple fans! What better way to treat yourself ahead of the inevitable stress involved with battling millions of other iPhone and iPad users for Apple’s bandwidth than by downloading a bunch of great paid apps without paying a cent. Today’s batch features seven nifty apps worth a combined $48, but they can all be had for free if you hurry. And as always, there are a few freebies left from Tuesday’s post as well. More →
After months filled with jealousy as you watched developers (and anyone else with a $99 developer account) download each new iOS 8 beta update, the wait is finally over: iOS 8 has been released to the public and is now available for download. Users with compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices can now download the final version of iOS 8, which has thankfully been stripped of all — or at least most — of the bugs that plagued early adopters over the summer as they hopped from beta to beta. Their pain is now your gain, and Apple’s new feature-packed mobile software is ready for primetime. More →
This summer has definitely been bittersweet for Apple fans. A constant flow of rumors and leaks showed everyone exactly what they could expect from the bigger, better iPhone 6 models that would be released later in 2014, but they were still months away from becoming a reality. Compounding matters was Apple’s unveiling of iOS 8 this past June. iPhone and iPad users looked on longingly at all the great new features that would remain just out of reach with each passing beta release.
But the wait is finally over, Apple fans. iOS 8 will be released to the public on Wednesday, and we’re here to tell you exactly how to use the software’s best new features on your compatible iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. More →
In case you somehow haven’t already heard, Apple will finally release the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus this Friday, September 19th. What seemed at times like a wait that would never end is finally almost over and for Apple fans, only one question remains: Which new iPhone model should I buy?
The decision is an easy one if you absolutely must have an iPhone 6 in your hands on launch day this Friday. iPhone 6 Plus supply seems to be severely constrained, so you’ll have a much harder time finding Apple’s new phablet than you will if you’re looking to buy the iPhone 6. If you’re willing to wait and you’re torn between the two new models, here are all of the things you need to think about. More →
Following the unveiling of the Apple Watch earlier this month during Apple’s big iPhone 6 event, tech blogs and news sites were all over the place. Some called it a gorgeous device that would shape the future of smartwatches and wearables. Some called it a travesty that should not exist. Of course, Apple devices that break into new territories are always incredibly polarizing when they debut. We’ve seen it with the iPod and again with the iPad, and now we’re seeing it with the Apple Watch, despite the fact that we currently know precious little about it.
Do yourself a favor: Ignore the knee-jerk reactions and thoughtless punditry. If you want to read something about the new Apple Watch, there’s really only one article you should look at. More →
Foxconn has more than 200,000 factory workers in a single location at its plant in Zhengzhou, China, and each and every one is doing nothing but work on building the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The world’s top device manufacturer is working so hard that it is churning out nearly 550,000 new iPhone handsets each and every day… and yet it still can’t manage to keep up with stunning demand for Apple’s new, larger iPhones. More →
What if, with a comparatively minuscule investment, a wireless carrier could increase its network coverage dramatically without building a single new cell tower or working out any new licensing deals? It might sound impossible, but T-Mobile did exactly that last week when it announced plans to “unleash” Wi-Fi.
The company’s “Un-carrier 7.0” event was quite entertaining, as all events led by T-Mobile CEO John Legere are. But this is about much more than entertainment. In an industry dominated by risk-averse giants that are perceived as anything but consumer friendly, T-Mobile is forcing change that, for the most part, benefits subscribers as much as it benefits the company’s bottom line.
And T-Mobile’s latest big Un-carrier move fits that mold perfectly. More →
“You know, once in a while something comes along that changes the way we live. A device so simple and intuitive, using it feels almost familiar.” Thus begins a brilliant and hilarious promotional video recently released by Ikea Singapore. The spot, which was created for Ikea by creative agency BBH, introduces the world to what is being billed as one of the most exciting new products of our generation: The 2015 Ikea catalog. More →
“The best.” I know, I know… who’s to say which Android phone is the best? No two people are alike and different users have different priorities. There are so many factors to consider, it’s obviously impossible to determine the “best” phone for everyone.
But it’s BGR’s job to try.
While we obviously can’t say which phone will be the personal favorite of each and every person out there, we can consider users’ most common needs and wants in an effort to determine which smartphone might be most suited to the widest range of people.
Since we handle so many phones here at BGR, we’re also able to tell you which handsets offer unique and innovative features that other devices do not. More than that, we’re well equipped to say which smartphones’ unique features might be more widely appreciated than others.
It might seem like each and every new flagship Android phone that comes out is automatically the “best” until the next flagship phone comes along, but we can assure you that’s simply not the case. Impressive specs stuffed into a slim housing do not make a smartphone great — the user experience is what makes a smartphone great.
If there’s one thing Apple’s rivals love to do, it’s bash Apple in marketing and advertisements. Of course, as we’ve seen time and time again, this often doesn’t work out very well for Apple’s rivals. In recent history, Samsung is the only company that has managed to build an Apple-bashing campaign into real commercial success, and it literally took tens of billions of dollars worth of marketing and advertising campaigns to make it happen.
Unfortunately for most of Apple’s rivals, they don’t have tens of billions of dollars to back up their anti-Apple ads. More →
Monday brought you a great list of eight paid iPhone and iPad apps that were on sale for free for a limited time, and some of them can still be downloaded at no charge if you hurry. Today, however, we’ve got another seven apps worth a combined $44 that can all be downloaded right now without costing you a single cent. More →
Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 was the most hotly anticipated phablet of the year until Apple came along last week and unveiled its first entry into the supersized smartphone market. Now, the iPhone 6 Plus has stolen the limelight and since it launches this Friday, it might even steal some sales away from Samsung’s next-generation phablet as well; according to Samsung, the Galaxy Note 4 won’t launch until sometime next month.
The upcoming new Galaxy Note 4 might not be generating quite as much buzz as Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus anymore, but there’s no question that it’s still one of the few phones worth getting excited about this holiday season. For those of you still interested in the device, Samsung has released a new graphic that will tell you everything you need to know about its next-generation flagship phablet. More →
For enthusiastic iPhone and iPad users, the wait for Apple to release iOS 8 to the public seems like an eternity. The company first unveiled its next-generation mobile platform this past June at its annual developer conference and since then, there have been constant reminders of iOS 8’s awesome new features each time a new beta was released. As of tomorrow when Apple finally releases iOS 8 to the public, however, iPhone and iPad users will have access to all of the great new features Apple has introduced in its latest OS build.
Which new features should you be most excited about? We’ve put together a list of the five best features coming to your iPhone and iPad tomorrow when iOS 8 is finally released. More →