Cheap iPhone 6

Deal alert: Get an iPhone 6 for $450, or 10% off anything else at Gazelle

By on May 22, 2015 at 1:53 PM.

Deal alert: Get an iPhone 6 for $450, or 10% off anything else at Gazelle

Earlier this week we told you about two great deals for smartphone shoppers who were more interested in saving money than having the latest and greatest gear. For these consumers, the prospect of a modern phone for $250 off contract or even an older handset for just $20 may be too good to pass up.

But there is another group of consumers that wasn’t addressed by these deals. These shoppers want the latest and greatest smartphones, but they don’t want to pay top dollar to get them.

Well, gadget fans, look no further. More →

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Apple Watch Features

Apple fans on a forum wonder if Apple Watch will help them pick up girls

By on May 22, 2015 at 12:46 PM.

Apple fans on a forum wonder if Apple Watch will help them pick up girls

The Apple Watch really is an impressive device that hits so many notes earlier smartwatch offerings were unable to manage. The design is sleek, the build is solid and premium, the display is gorgeous, and the interface is smooth and beautiful. It’s certainly not perfect — in fact, some things about the Apple Watch are positively infuriating — but there’s no question that Apple has done an impressive job when it comes to bridging the gap between fashion and wearables.

One thing Apple likely hasn’t done, however, is create a device that will go a long way in helping single men attract members of the opposite sex. More →

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How To Save Money

New free service automatically gets you money back when items you’ve already bought go on sale

By on May 22, 2015 at 12:23 PM.

New free service automatically gets you money back when items you’ve already bought go on sale

How annoying is it when you buy something online or in a store only to find out that it went on sale a few days later? Many stores have policies that offer to refund shoppers when this happens, but by and large, consumers don’t know about these policies or don’t bother to keep track of sale prices in order to take advantage of them.

Now, however, there’s a free service that does the heavy lifting for you, promising to automatically get you a refund if there are coupons you missed or if the price on something you purchased drops after you buy it.

In short, you’re crazy if you don’t sign up for this service. More →

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iPhone 6 Vs Android

Former Android diehard ‘never looking back’ after switch to iPhone 6 – find out why

By on May 22, 2015 at 11:08 AM.

Former Android diehard ‘never looking back’ after switch to iPhone 6 – find out why

Earlier this week, we told you about an Android fan who went running back to Google after spending just two weeks with an iPhone. Both platforms are very mature and capable at this point, but sometimes it’s hard to give up an operating system you’ve grown accustomed to in favor of something new and different.

Of course, there are also plenty of times when a user jumps from one platform to the other and loves the new software so much, he wonders how he ever went so long without switching. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

8 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time

By on May 22, 2015 at 10:20 AM.

8 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time

It’s been quite a week for paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free, and yesterday’s list was our biggest one yet. There were 10 apps in total in Thursday’s sale post, and a few of them can still be downloaded for free if you hurry. Today, however, we have eight fresh paid iOS apps that are all on sale for free for a limited time. More →

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Quick Charge 2.0 Amazon

This $11 quick charger from Amazon will charge your phone 75% faster (deal is back!)

By on May 22, 2015 at 9:55 AM.

This $11 quick charger from Amazon will charge your phone 75% faster (deal is back!)

Last week, we told you about a great deal happening on Amazon. For just $11, users were able to purchase a special charger that uses Quick Charge 2.0 technology to charge their compatible smartphones and tablets up to 75% faster than some stock wall chargers. This was apparently a pretty appealing prospect for BGR readers, because they flooded the site and the charger was sold out a short while later.

Well if you missed out on that deal, don’t despair: The $11 quick charger deal is back on at Amazon — at least, while supplies last. More →

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New Emoji

Here’s the complete set of 38 new emoji coming to your phone next year

By on May 22, 2015 at 9:05 AM.

Here’s the complete set of 38 new emoji coming to your phone next year

Where would the world be without emoji? Sure, people would be able to communicate a bit less awkwardly in person. And yes, perhaps at least one person under the age of 25 would probably know the difference between your and you’re. But those are small prices to pay for the ability to text someone with a series of cute little graphics instead of having to string sentences together.

Well, emoji fans, you’re in for a treat: There are 38 new emoji coming soon to an iPhone or Android phone near you, and we’ve got the full list right here. More →

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Funny Videos

The funniest thing you’ll see today: Transformers ruin your favorite movies

By on May 21, 2015 at 12:38 PM.

The funniest thing you’ll see today: Transformers ruin your favorite movies

Michael Bay is the butt of plenty of jokes these days thanks to his excessive use of special effects and explosions. In fact, in many of Bay’s most recent movies, it might be impossible to find any 5-minute period where at least one thing doesn’t explode. Bay’s big-budget blockbusters like the Transformers series certainly do well at the box office though — so what would happen if Bay’s Transformers made their way into some other movies we know and love? More →

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iMessage Vs BBM

There’s a new BBM for iOS feature that will actually make iMessage users jealous

By on May 21, 2015 at 11:52 AM.

There’s a new BBM for iOS feature that will actually make iMessage users jealous

True story: a little over a year ago, a friend of mine asked me to help him pick out an Android phone because he was tired of his iPhone. For a few hours spread out over the course of a week, we chatted off and on about what he didn’t like about the iPhone and what he was looking for in a new phone. We finally landed on the HTC One, and he went out and bought one the day his contract was up. But then just three days later, he switched back to his iPhone.

“I can’t live life as a green bubble,” he told me.

There is indeed something addictive about those little blue bubbles. But truth be told, iMessage is hardly a full-featured messaging platform. Its feature set is barebones at best, and now there’s a new feature in the BBM for iOS beta app that iMessage users will be jealous of. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

10 awesome paid iPhone apps that are on sale for free today

By on May 21, 2015 at 10:43 AM.

10 awesome paid iPhone apps that are on sale for free today

Yesterday’s list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free was a great one, and there are still a few limited-time freebies if you hurry back to that post and snag them. Today, however, we have our biggest list of the week. There are 10 apps in total on Thursday’s list, and each one would normally cost between $0.99 and $4.99 to buy. Right now, however, they’re all completely free — but only if you hurry! More →

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Best Android Phones

2 great Android phones you can buy right now for shockingly low prices

By on May 21, 2015 at 9:30 AM.

2 great Android phones you can buy right now for shockingly low prices

Here at BGR, most of our smartphone coverage focuses on brand new smartphones that are cutting-edge and high-end. After all, a huge portion of our readership consists of savvy tech fans who always need to have the latest and greatest gear. But not all of our readers are quite so enthusiastic, and some would rather save money and buy a more affordable smartphone — after all, $650, $750 or even $800+ is a whole lot of cash to spend on a phone.

If you’re looking to buy a new smartphone and want to get some serious bang for your buck, here are two options that you can pick up at shockingly low prices. More →

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Apple Outage

Outage alert: 11 Apple services are having serious problems this morning

By on May 21, 2015 at 7:45 AM.

Outage alert: 11 Apple services are having serious problems this morning

Bad news, Apple fans: you may wake up on Thursday to find that a whole host of Apple’s cloud-based services are completely down or at least slow to respond this morning. Apple’s service status page shows that 11 different services in total are experiencing downtime or are at least having problems that will cause them to perform slowly for some users.

Here’s the complete list of affected services: More →

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Net Neutrality Ruling

Internet Health Test aims to tell you if your ISP is violating net neutrality

By on May 20, 2015 at 3:16 PM.

Internet Health Test aims to tell you if your ISP is violating net neutrality

The Federal Communications Commission surprised us all earlier this year when it put forth new net neutrality guidelines that were hugely pro-consumer. Yes, there may be a loophole or two. And yes, some internet service providers are already looking for different ways to hurt subscribers that don’t violate net neutrality. In the current climate, however, we’re not sure a more favorable set of rules could have been crafted by the FCC and its former cable lobbyist boss, Tom Wheeler.

Of course, creating better net neutrality guidelines is one thing — but policing ISPs and ensuring they adhere to the new rules is an entirely different can of worms. More →

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