Amazon Prime Now

Amazon’s Prime Now service delivers your order in one hour

By on December 18, 2014 at 7:45 AM.

Amazon’s Prime Now service delivers your order in one hour

Remember that string of companies like Kozmo.com that popped up in the late 1990s and offered same-day delivery service on thousands of items? The cost of running those operations quickly put them all out of business, but thin margins are Amazon’s specialty and the company just launched a service that puts those old companies to shame.

It’s called Prime Now, and it offers delivery of your order within one hour. More →

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10 Tech Gifts Under $100

Last-minute gift ideas: 10 great tech gifts under $100

By on December 17, 2014 at 12:45 PM.

Last-minute gift ideas: 10 great tech gifts under $100

We don’t want to scare you, but you have one week left to finish your Christmas gift shopping. Ok, maybe we do want to scare you. It’s now officially crunch time and anyone left on your list might not get a present from you this year unless you hurry up and get something now.

The bad news is you’ve missed out on tons of sales for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The good news, however, is that BGR is here to help you find some great last-minute gifts that are inexpensive and perfect for the techie in your life. More →

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How To Use Apple Pay

The most comprehensive guide you’ll find to using Apple Pay

By on December 17, 2014 at 11:29 AM.

The most comprehensive guide you’ll find to using Apple Pay

Apple Pay is the future. You can fight it all you want, but as we have discussed several times here on BGR in the past, services like Apple Pay will be the primary means of transactions in the United States at some point in the future. It will be a while until they truly proliferate, as we said when covering a cool new smart card called Coin, but these services will proliferate.

As fantastic a job as Apple did making its mobile payment solution as easy as possible to use, there are still some things that won’t be obvious to every iPhone owner out there. But don’t worry — we’ve found the most comprehensive guide on the planet to using Apple Pay, and it has everything you need to know. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

10 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free downloads right now

By on December 17, 2014 at 11:04 AM.

10 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free downloads right now

This has been a great week for paid iPhone and iPad apps that have gone on sale for free, and with Christmas right around the corner, we all need to save as much money as possible right now. Tuesday’s list included eight nifty iOS apps on sale — and you can still grab some for free if you hurry — and now we’re back with another 10 paid apps that are all free for a limited time. More →

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Best iPhone 6 Wallpapers

81 stunning iPhone 6 wallpapers you can download for free

By on December 17, 2014 at 10:39 AM.

81 stunning iPhone 6 wallpapers you can download for free

Apple’s new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus might not pack as many pixels on their displays as the quad HD screens on smartphones like the LG G3 and Samsung Galaxy Note 4, but there’s absolutely no question that in terms of display quality, the iPhones are two of the best in the business. The screens are bright and clear, and colors are far more bold and vivid than they are on most other smartphone displays.

So an important issue arises: How do you find beautiful high-resolution wallpapers that make the most of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus’ stunning screens?

That’s where we come in. More →

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Gresso Regal Black Edition

This is the world’s most stunning new Android phone – and it’ll only cost you $5,000

By on December 17, 2014 at 9:55 AM.

This is the world’s most stunning new Android phone – and it’ll only cost you $5,000

While there’s no question that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are beautiful smartphones, some might argue that Apple’s 2012 iPhone 5 and last year’s iPhone 5s feature an overall look that is more sleek and sophisticated. Now, imagine that sophisticated design was given harder lines, darker tones and a 5-inch full HD display, and it was built out of titanium and 18k gold instead of aluminum.

Meet the new limited-edition Regal Black Edition luxury Android phone from Gresso. More →

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Hidden OS X Features

10 secret OS X features hidden inside your Mac

By on December 17, 2014 at 9:30 AM.

10 secret OS X features hidden inside your Mac

Apple recently updated its desktop operating system OS X to version 10.10, also known as Yosemite. The latest version of OS X packs tons of new features beneath a sleek redesign of the user interface, but most Mac computer users likely haven’t even mastered all of the features that were already available in OS X.

We recently told you how to access a nifty paint app that Apple hid on your Mac, and now we have a list to share that identifies 10 interesting OS X features that you might not have known about. More →

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Android Launcher Apps

Free Android app replaces your home screen with a gorgeous waterfall of real-time info

By on December 16, 2014 at 12:25 PM.

Free Android app replaces your home screen with a gorgeous waterfall of real-time info

Android launcher apps are a dime a dozen these days, with new ones popping up all the time. Most of them just ape different features from established launcher apps and mix in a twist here and there, but every once in a while a new offering comes along that is worthy of your attention — and for many people, Flow Home will definitely be worthy of your attention.

Imagine Flipboard was your home screen, but instead of just news, that gorgeous user interface was also packed with content from your favorite social networks and updated in real time. That’s the basic idea with Flow Home, and it could end up being one of the best launchers on the market. More →

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Samsung Smartphone Shipments Q3 2014

More signs of trouble for Samsung: It’s the only top phone vendor with declining sales

By on December 16, 2014 at 11:43 AM.

More signs of trouble for Samsung: It’s the only top phone vendor with declining sales

In our review of Samsung’s new Galaxy Note Edge smartphone last month, we spent a good amount of time discussing the trouble Samsung is currently facing. While the company is still pulling in billions in revenue each month, there is no question that Samsung is in trouble. One need only look at its most recent earnings report for evidence that is impossible to argue with: In the third quarter this year, Samsung’s net profit plummeted 60%.

Now, as expected, Samsung is showing a significant decline in another key measure of success for smartphone makers: Handset shipments. More →

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Top 10 Android Phones

The 10 best Android devices in the world, ranked by everyday performance

By on December 16, 2014 at 11:01 AM.

The 10 best Android devices in the world, ranked by everyday performance

Benchmark test scores provide a decent way to get a general idea of a smartphone or tablet’s performance, but at the end of the day they’re still just numbers on a piece of paper (or on a computer screen, as the case may be). In reality, a tablet with sky-high test scores might still provide a choppy experience when certain apps are in use, and an entry-level smartphone with low test scores might provide a user experience that is surprisingly smooth.

The problem, of course, is that it’s practically impossible to truly take everyday usage into consideration when quantifying and ranking smartphones and tablets. More →

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T-Mobile Un-carrier 8.0

T-Mobile reveals its Un-carrier 8.0 plan: Watch live right here!

By on December 16, 2014 at 10:32 AM.

T-Mobile reveals its Un-carrier 8.0 plan: Watch live right here!

T-Mobile was easily one of the most exciting companies to watch in 2014. The nation’s No. 4 wireless carrier makes a whole lot of noise thanks to its outspoken CEO John Legere, but the company walks the walk as well as its CEO talks the talk. T-Mobile has registered phenomenal growth in 2014 that has visibly shaken its rivals, rocking them out of complacency and forcing them to compete with the newly revitalized T-Mobile.

Now, T-Mobile’s CEO is about to announce the carrier’s “Un-carrier 8.0″ plan, looking to shake things up in the U.S. mobile market once again. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

8 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free for a limited time (save $35!)

By on December 16, 2014 at 10:29 AM.

8 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free for a limited time (save $35!)

Yesterday’s post about paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale brought you nine nifty paid apps that were all available for free for a limited time, and several of them are still free if you hurry. Today, however, we have an even better batch. There are eight great iOS apps on Tuesday’s list, and they would regularly cost you $35 altogether to purchase. For a limited time, however, they’re all free.

More →

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OnePlus One Mini Specs

Leak: This is the next smartphone from OnePlus, makers of 2014’s most exciting Android phone

By on December 16, 2014 at 10:08 AM.

Leak: This is the next smartphone from OnePlus, makers of 2014’s most exciting Android phone

Specs and other details surrounding the next smartphone set to launch from OnePlus, makers of 2014’s most exciting Android smartphone, may have just been revealed. What’s more, those details come by way of a pair of leaked photos that may provide our first look at the next-generation OnePlus handset, which seemingly sports impressive specs and an even lower price tag than the already affordable OnePlus One. More →

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