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Material Design Apps

This is probably the best collection of Material Design apps you’ll ever find

By on March 25, 2015 at 12:40 PM.

This is probably the best collection of Material Design apps you’ll ever find

There is plenty to like in Google’s latest major Android release, Lollipop. It’s faster, lighter and more battery efficient than ever before. The biggest in-your-face change found in Android 5.0 was the new look of the operating system, which Google calls “Material Design.”

Material Design brings a sleek and sophisticated look to Android, modernizing the user interface and unifying it at the same time. Developers are still hard at work updating their apps to conform to the principles of Material Design, so it’s still a bit difficult to find the best new apps.

At least, it was difficult until now. More →

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Apple Watch Augmented Reality

Brilliant free iPhone app bends reality to let you try on the Apple Watch right now

By on March 25, 2015 at 11:11 AM.

Brilliant free iPhone app bends reality to let you try on the Apple Watch right now

It never ceases to amaze us how creative developers get in order to solve simple problems. Apple’s first foray into both the wearables and luxury goods space is the Apple Watch, and it won’t be released for another month. Apple is giving interested shoppers an early look at the device in stores beginning April 10th, when appointments will be taken at Apple Stores to check out the new device and preorder it.

But you don’t have to wait another minute to see how the Apple Watch will look on your wrist, thanks to a brilliant new app that uses augmented reality to let you check out the Apple Watch right now. More →

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iPhone Sales 2015

Samsung seen stripping Apple of its smartphone crown

By on March 25, 2015 at 10:29 AM.

Samsung seen stripping Apple of its smartphone crown

Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown. Apple shocked the industry in the holiday quarter when it catapulted past a declining Samsung to steal back the title of top-selling smartphone vendor in the world. The most amazing thing about the feat was obviously the fact that Apple only had two new smartphones on the market and was still able to topple Samsung, which sells dozens of phone models.

Here in 2015, however, it looks like the new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are ready to help tip the scale back in Samsung’s favor. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

10 awesome paid iPhone apps that are all free downloads right now

By on March 25, 2015 at 10:08 AM.

10 awesome paid iPhone apps that are all free downloads right now

If you’re a fan of iPhone and iPad apps, there is no better place to be than BGR this week. We’ve been sharing all sorts of great paid iOS apps that were on sale for free this week, and now we’re back with our biggest list of the week. Of course, the longer you wait the less likely it will be that these apps are still on sale, so be sure to hurry!

There are also still a few free apps in yesterday’s list, so be sure to check out that post as well. More →

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Oculus Rift Teleportation

Big leak may have just revealed exciting new Oculus VR news coming later today

By on March 25, 2015 at 9:26 AM.

Big leak may have just revealed exciting new Oculus VR news coming later today

Oculus VR is the company behind the Oculus Rift, a virtual reality device that has single-handedly revitalized the VR market. The device might look ridiculous — see the image above — but anyone who has tried out the Oculus Rift or a similar headset has come away with the same reaction: A dropped jaw and a blown mind.

Now, according to a big leak from Facebook, which acquired Oculus VR for $2 billion in 2014, it looks like some exciting virtual reality news may be in store for us later today during Facebook’s annual keynote from the F8 developer conference. More →

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HTC One M9 Plus Release Date

Photos of ‘HTC One M9 Plus’ leak; debut coming before One M9 even launches?

By on March 25, 2015 at 9:05 AM.

Photos of ‘HTC One M9 Plus’ leak; debut coming before One M9 even launches?

File this one under “huh?!” — it looks like HTC will unveil a new version of its flagship HTC One M9 smartphone… before the HTC One M9 even launches.

Things are getting more and more confusing at HTC these days. As we stated in our One M9 review, HTC’s new flagship smartphone is a fantastic handset, but it’s far too similar to last year’s model for its own good. Now, however, it looks like HTC is about to unveil a new, new version of its flagship phone that features the updated design we’ve been looking for.

Now, for the bad news: It appears as though it might be a regional play that won’t immediately be available for sale in the United States. More →

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Android Vs Cyanogen

Why people are wrong about the world needing an Android that Google can’t control

By on March 24, 2015 at 1:41 PM.

Why people are wrong about the world needing an Android that Google can’t control

Ahhhhh! Save yourselves! Google is evil! We hear it time and time again; people erupting with concern over Google’s “evil” policies that play it fast and loose with our privacy. And who complains about Google and its evil policies more frequently and much louder than anyone else? Why, it’s Google’s competitors, of course.

Case in point: A new blog post published by one of Cyanogen’s investors on Monday. More →

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HTC One M9 Review

The best (and worst) thing about the HTC One M9

By on March 24, 2015 at 11:56 AM.

The best (and worst) thing about the HTC One M9

The new and improved HTC flagship phone for the first half of 2015 has finally been weighed and measured by technology bloggers and the press. Unfortunately for HTC, however, a common thread was found throughout. Everyone seems to agree that the new HTC One M9 is a fantastic smartphone inside and out, featuring cutting-edge specs and a stunning design that outclasses almost every rival smartphone on the market.

But that stunning design is also shaping up to be a big problem for HTC. More →

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Email Tracking

Free Gmail plugin lets you see if your emails are being tracked before you open them

By on March 24, 2015 at 11:02 AM.

Free Gmail plugin lets you see if your emails are being tracked before you open them

Marketers are getting more and more crafty each day, constantly coming up with new ways to woo clients with tools they claim will increase their sales. This is obviously especially true online, where new software tools are constantly being developed with the goal of slapping companies’ messages in front of your eyeballs as quickly and efficiently as possible, and then monitoring the success of each campaign as closely as possible.

One particular tool marketers use all the time is email tracking, which helps companies measure how successful email campaigns are by automatically — and without your knowledge — tracking each time you open an email. This, of course, is a huge invasion of privacy. More →

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Galaxy S6 Edge Video

Video: People are calling the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge iPhone clones – but will they bend?

By on March 24, 2015 at 10:18 AM.

Video: People are calling the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge iPhone clones – but will they bend?

Ahead of Samsung’s next-generation flagship smartphone debut, people saw leaked images of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge and called them iPhone clones. While there are clearly some indisputable similarities between the new Galaxy S6 and Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, in the end, we believe the S6 definitely isn’t the shameless iPhone ripoff some Apple fans believe it to be.

We’ll see plenty of comparisons between the Galaxy S6 lineup and Apple’s latest iPhones in the coming weeks once the new Samsung phones are released. In the meantime, one gadget reviewer set out to answer a question that will determine whether or not Samsung inadvertently copied one of people’s least favorite iPhone features: “Bendgate.” More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

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

By on March 24, 2015 at 9:55 AM.

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

It looks like there finally might be some warmer weather on its way to the Northeast, and we’re celebrating by sharing a great list of paid iPhone and iPad apps that are on sale for free right now. Ok, we would share a list of paid iOS apps on sale today regardless of what the weather in the New York area looked like for the rest of the week, but we’re just really excited right now…

Of course, don’t forget to check yesterday’s list of paid iOS apps on sale, because a few of the best apps on there are still free downloads. More →

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Hulu Plus Shows

Here’s every new movie and TV series coming to Hulu in April

By on March 24, 2015 at 9:05 AM.

Here’s every new movie and TV series coming to Hulu in April

Each and every month, we show you all of the new content set to premiere on Netflix the following month, as well as all of the shows and movies that are about to vanish from Netflix as licensing deals expire each month. Of course, Netflix is just one popular streaming platform, so now it’s time to focus on another popular streaming service: Hulu.

Hulu is home to thousands upon thousands of popular TV series and movies, and you can stream them all to any TV, PC or mobile device if you’re a Hulu Plus subscriber.

Hulu is adding dozens of new TV show seasons and movies to its lineup in April, and here’s a list of every single upcoming addition: More →

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Best Siri Features

9 funny things Siri says about the Apple Watch

By on March 23, 2015 at 1:01 PM.

9 funny things Siri says about the Apple Watch

Apple’s virtual personal assistant Siri spawned a number of similar offerings from rivals including Samsung and Microsoft, and for good reason. While Apple’s Siri software was a bit shaky at launch, the potential for a game-changing interactive assistant solution was quite apparent, and Siri moves closer to realizing that goal every day.

Of course, the developers behind Siri also enjoy having a little fun from time to time, and they remind us constantly that Siri definitely has a sense of humor.

Now, the latest reminder comes as Apple — and Siri — prepare for the upcoming Apple Watch release. More →

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