Uber lovers, we have good news and bad news. The good news is that Uber has a secret “elite” Uber VIP program that gives members perks that regular Uber users don’t have access to. The bad news, unfortunately, is that the perks are uber-lame. More →
This week has been packed full of huge lists of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free, so there’s no better way to close it out than by publishing our longest list of al time. We’ve got 20 new premium iOS apps for you today that are all on sale for free right now, and there are even more apps that are still free in yesterday’s post if you want to go back and look through those as well. More →
Netflix is one of the few companies out there that actually deserves the “game-changer” label the press loves to throw around these days. No, a startup that’s trying to create an Uber for cats is not a game-changer (…or is it?). But a company that completely upended the entertainment industry by popularizing a new means of consuming content? Yes, that’s a game-changer.
The media streaming giant has indeed changed the game in a number of ways, and one was accomplished in tandem with another entertainment game-changer: the DVR. Instead of sitting down at the same time each week to watch a show, people now enjoy TV on their own time. When shows first air though, making viewers wait to watch new episodes has historically helped generate buzz — so why does Netflix release all of its episodes of a new season at once? More →
There are a few cases where a pre-installed iPhone app made by Apple is the best tool for a particular job, but the Mail app certainly isn’t one of them. For light email users, it’s a nice clean option that offers a fairly basic set of features and a nice user interface. For the rest of us, we need a solution that offers a broader feature set than Apple’s Mail app will likely ever offer.
I’ve personally been back on the hunt for a new email app ever since my email solution of choice was shut down by Dropbox. And no, I still haven’t forgiven the company. I’ve gone through more than a dozen apps in my search for a Mailbox replacement though, and in this post I’ll save you the pain and suffering that I’ve had to endure. More →
Yesterday’s list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free was our biggest of the week, but it was also one of our best thanks to the great apps we found. In fact, a bunch of them are still free downloads, so go and see for yourself. Today’s list isn’t too shabby either, and it includes 13 premium iOS apps that are on sale for free for a limited time. More →
To grow from the brink of bankruptcy to the most valuable company on the planet, Apple had to stray from convention in a number of ways. We’ve discussed them all at one time or another, but in this post we’ll focus on one: The user experience.
With many different types of consumer electronics, and certainly with computers and mobile devices, hardware and software go hand in hand to form a complete user experience. Different companies have different strengths and weaknesses, but over the past couple of decades Apple has become known as a company that provides a user experience that, simply put, is a cut above the rest.
According the three of the most popular and widely respected Apple bloggers in the world, however, Apple has a serious problem that continues to grow more serious as time moves on. And the worst part is that there’s simply no indication that the matter is improving. More →
Almost exactly four years ago, Samsung’s marketing boss sat down for an interview and made a claim that seemed almost comical at the time. There was a bit of a language barrier, but the gist of Young-Hee Lee’s bold claim was this: People had been obsessed with Apple’s iPhone line for long enough, and Samsung was going to shift their obsession to Galaxy phones.
It turns out T-Mobile is a one-eyed man in the land of the blind. In a recent study conducted on a massive scale, T-Mobile was found to have the fastest 4G LTE network in America, narrowly beating Verizon. But here’s the bad news: 4G LTE networks in America are painfully slow to begin with. OpenSignal released new data on Thursday showing that the average LTE download speed in the United States is less than one-third as fast as the top-ranked nation.
Who is ranked No. 1? How many countries out there have faster LTE download speeds than the U.S.? Prepare to be saddened. More →
The future of virtual reality is exciting. Of that, there’s no question. But augmented reality — the combination of the physical and digital worlds — is easily just as tantalizing, if not even more exciting. Devices like the upcoming Microsoft HoloLens mark the start of a major shift in the way the world computes. It won’t happen overnight, of course, but scenes like the ones we’ve enjoyed in Microsoft’s various HoloLens promo videos will ultimately become a reality in the future.
And with each new video — like the one Microsoft just released — we’re reminded yet again of how badly we want that future to arrive. More →
In the grand scheme of things, Apple’s iPhone and iPad device lineup is remarkably stable. No computer is free of all bugs and no computer ever will be completely free of issues, but iOS has become quite stable in recent years — which is much appreciated, since things were a bit rocky for a while there.
Of course, iOS 9’s overall stability doesn’t make it any less annoying when a troublesome bug does rear its ugly head, and such is the case with a new one that’s causing iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus handsets to suddenly die without any warning. Thankfully though, it looks like there’s a quick fix. More →
Behold, the biggest list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free that we’ll run this week. Yesterday’s post got plenty of traction and several of the apps contained within are still free downloads if you grab them right now. We’re keeping the momentum going on Wednesday though, and we’ve got 15 fresh apps for you in today’s post. As always, these sales could be over at any time so be sure to check them out as soon as you can if you’re hoping to get them for free. More →
On iOS, or any other platform for that matter, there is no shortage of calendar apps. It seems like they’re a dime a dozen, in fact. While the concept of a calendar is anything but novel, developers have all sorts of different takes on calendars and scheduling that move well beyond the typical grid of dates and into some pretty interesting new territory.
Our longtime favorite calendar app for the iPhone is Timepage, a gorgeous offering by Moleskine that we first told you about in May of last year. A new app that was just released a few weeks ago is giving Timepage a serious run for its money though, and it offers a completely new take on the concept of a calendar app. More →
It’s nothing short of astonishing that 64-year-old Vladimir Vodopivec managed to land safely after a mid-air explosion ripped a hole in the fuselage of the Airbus A321 he was piloting on Tuesday. But because he kept his cool amid the chaos, the plane’s 74 passengers and crew all survived to tell the tale, and one man even managed to film video of the interior of the plane as it barreled through the sky with a gaping hole in the side of the cabin. More →