Top 8 Worst Security Breaches

Is your data really safe? These are the 8 worst security breaches in history

By on August 14, 2014 at 12:20 PM.

Is your data really safe? These are the 8 worst security breaches in history

Can your online data ever really be safe? Not when malicious hackers are lurking around every virtual corner, constantly developing devious new ways to steal sensitive data including passwords and credit card information. Online security is constantly improving, of course, but even the biggest companies in the world are susceptible to security breaches. And the sad truth of the matter is that there’s nothing you can do to protect your data once it’s stored on a company’s servers.

In case that harsh realization isn’t scary enough on its own, a new graphic helps remind us of the eight worst online security breaches in recent history. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

7 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free right now ($18 value!)

By on August 14, 2014 at 10:54 AM.

7 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free right now ($18 value!)

Yesterday’s batch of free iPhone and iPad apps had some great options in it, and several of them are still free if you hurry up and click here. Today is a new day, however, and with it comes an entirely new batch of paid iOS apps that are on sale for free for a limited time. As is always the case, there is no telling when each of the seven apps listed below will return to their normal prices, so be sure to act fast if you see anything you like. More →

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iPhone 6 Rumors

Here’s how Apple will make sure you can buy a new iPhone 6 next month

By on August 14, 2014 at 9:55 AM.

Here’s how Apple will make sure you can buy a new iPhone 6 next month

Each year, rumors of impending iPhone shortages at launch tend to subside as Apple and its supply partners miraculously find ways around various manufacturing difficulties in just the nick of time. This year, however, Apple’s move to finally give consumers what they want with a larger display on the iPhone 6 will undoubtedly make keeping up with demand at launch even more difficult than it normally is. And make no mistake, keeping up with iPhone demand is no easy task — Apple sold 9 million handsets through the iPhone 5s and 5c’s first weekend of availability, alone.

So this year, Apple has reportedly made a big change that will help ensure there are enough iPhones to go around when the hotly anticipated new iPhone 6 launches next month. More →

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iPhone 6 Rumors

Case maker refuses to wait, launches new iPhone 6 page a month early

By on August 13, 2014 at 6:45 PM.

Case maker refuses to wait, launches new iPhone 6 page a month early

How insanely hot is the demand for Apple’s upcoming iPhone 6? So hot that well-known smartphone accessory maker Spigen is refusing to wait for the new iPhone to be unveiled before designing and selling cases for the next-generation Apple smartphone. The company on Wednesday launched a new page on its website dedicated to Apple’s iPhone 6, which obviously doesn’t even exist yet. Instead of waiting for the phone to be unveiled early next month during a press conference on September 9th, Spigen based its designs off of the various leaks we’ve seen thus far and is now selling cases to fit the forthcoming iPhone — maybe. More →

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iPad Air Discount

How to save $200 on a brand new iPad

By on August 13, 2014 at 5:35 PM.

How to save $200 on a brand new iPad

As Apple gets ready to release its second-generation iPad Air, a third-generation iPad mini and its next-gen iPhone 6 handsets, we can expect to see some solid sales pop up for current iPhone and iPad models. It makes sense, of course — with all of that new inventory about to hit store shelves, Apple’s retail partners are looking to clear out older models before the shine completely wears off. Now, those looking for a new iPad mini or iPad Air tablet who don’t find Touch ID and a new, less reflective display terribly appealing might have just gotten the kick they need to finally pull the trigger and buy one.

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T-Mobile Unlimited Data Throttling

T-Mobile has plans to throttle some users with unlimited data plans

By on August 13, 2014 at 4:00 PM.

T-Mobile has plans to throttle some users with unlimited data plans

T-Mobile and its chief executive John Legere love bashing rival wireless carriers for a wide range of reasons. Among them, of course, has been the lack of truly unlimited data at Verizon Wireless and AT&T. Both of the nation’s top wireless carriers still offer unlimited data to subscribers with grandfathered plans, but they slow data speeds after a certain threshold has been reached — a practise called throttling. Now, it looks like T-Mobile is getting ready to do a bit of backtracking as it prepares to begin throttling its “truly unlimited” data plans for some users. More →

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Galaxy Mega 2 Photos

Will Samsung’s next massive Galaxy phone be too big even for phablet fans?

By on August 13, 2014 at 1:35 PM.

Will Samsung’s next massive Galaxy phone be too big even for phablet fans?

Samsung’s Galaxy Note series wasn’t the first line of phablets, but it clearly played the biggest role in popularizing the new smartphone segment that has taken the world by storm. Phones that would have been considered phablets just last year are now the standard for flagship smartphones, and even Apple is getting in on the action next month when it debuts what is expected to be the first of two new iPhones with larger displays.

But Samsung’s next supersized Galaxy phone might be too big even for phablet fans to carry around. More →

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MacBook Pro Graphics Card Bug

Users become enraged as Apple continues to ignore major laptop bug

By on August 13, 2014 at 12:45 PM.

Users become enraged as Apple continues to ignore major laptop bug

Imagine spending well over $2,000 for a laptop and then finding that it has a major bug that causes system failures. Then, imagine having to deal with the huge bug for several years while the manufacturer remains silent despite the fact that it clearly knows the bug exists.

That is the exact experience many MacBook Pro owners are enduring right now as Apple continues to publicly ignore a serious issue found to affect multiple MacBook Pro models. More →

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Top 25 Google Search Tips Tricks

25 Google Search tricks you won’t know how you ever lived without

By on August 13, 2014 at 11:45 AM.

25 Google Search tricks you won’t know how you ever lived without

Hundreds of millions of people around the world use Google Search more than any other Web service as they seek out information on anything and everything. It’s pretty amazing, though, how little people really know about the world’s top search service considering how many of us use it each and every day.

Typing in a quick query couldn’t possibly be any simpler, and that is a big part of what has made Google the world’s most popular search engine by a landslide. But if you want to become a power user and fine-tune your search results in order to find the information you’re looking for as quickly as possible, there are some great tips and tricks that you’ll want to remember. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

6 awesome paid iPhone apps you can download for free ($20 value!)

By on August 13, 2014 at 10:55 AM.

6 awesome paid iPhone apps you can download for free ($20 value!)

People love it when the opportunity to save some money arises, and BGR does our best to comb through all of the app sales out there and present readers with the best options in the App Store. After all, with more than 1.2 million iOS apps currently on the virtual shelves of Apple’s on-device software portal, you need all the help you can get. Today we have a great batch of six paid apps worth a combined $20 that can all be had for free right now… but only if you act fast, because these sales could end at any time. More →

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Google Now Alternate Flights

This could be the best new Google Now feature we’ve seen in months

By on August 13, 2014 at 10:30 AM.

This could be the best new Google Now feature we’ve seen in months

Google’s virtual assistant Google Now is easily one of the greatest things to happen to mobile devices in recent years. By presenting users with key information before they even know to ask for it, Google Now makes smartphones smarter than they have ever been before. But perhaps the most impressive thing about Google Now is that it continually becomes more impressive, with great new features being added constantly.

Now, one of the best new features we have seen in months has been added to Google’s mobile assistant for Android. More →

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iPhone 6 Rumors

iPhone 6 gets unboxed before it even exists

By on August 13, 2014 at 10:05 AM.

iPhone 6 gets unboxed before it even exists

How much excitement is building for Apple’s next-generation iPhone 6 smartphone? We’ve seen dozens upon dozens of leaks and rumors pour out week after week, but everything we’ve seen thus far has been fairly expected — component leaks, rumors and renders of unreleased iPhones hit the Internet each year like clockwork.

Now, however, things are getting so crazy that we’re seeing iPhone hype go to places it has never gone before. More →

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Apple Robin Williams Tribute

Apple pays tribute to Robin Williams with beautiful dedicated page

By on August 13, 2014 at 8:05 AM.

Apple pays tribute to Robin Williams with beautiful dedicated page

The world suffered a tremendous loss earlier this week when actor and comedic genius Robin Williams died of an apparent suicide at age 63. Various news and media outlets have been paying tribute to the late comedy pioneer in various ways, and now Apple has joined in, paying homage to Williams with a new dedicated webpage on its site. More →

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