Welcome to the end of yet another week, and congratulations on enduring. To celebrate the imminent arrival of the weekend, we’ve put together a particularly solid list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free. Included on Friday’s list is a great calendar app, an app that will lock your private photos away, a very cool app that lets you record video of your iPhone screen, an awesome VR app, a memory manager, an app that lets you control your drone from an iPad, and much more.
My iPhone looks so much better than yours. Sure the hardware is the same and so is the software, for the most part. But instead of using a photo of a cat or even Apple’s stock images, I put a little time and effort into the wallpapers I use on my handset. As a result, my phone looks far more sleek than most, and I’m reminded of that every time BGR publishes a post with a photo of my iPhone at the top because so many people email me asking for my wallpaper.
So beginning earlier this month, I began posting every once in a while when I come across a solid new set of wallpapers in an effort to help readers keep their phones looking as sharp as possible. More →
Remember when LinkedIn was hacked a few years ago and the company confirmed that login credentials and other data belonging to 6.5 million accounts were stolen? Well, it turns out that figure might have been a little low. OK it was very, very low — it looks like hackers managed to steal data from not 6.5 million, and not even 65 million, but just over 165 million accounts.
In other words, it’s time to change your LinkedIn password immediately. More →
Samsung’s new Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge clearly took inspiration from Apple’s iPhone lineup in a few key areas, but the phones for the most part have their own design identity. In particular, the Galaxy S7 edge stands alone as the sleekest and most stylish smartphone the world has ever seen — iPhone included. But just when it seemed as though Samsung was going to head in its own direction and steer away from its long history of copying Apple, something like this happens. More →
Will Smith might not be reprising his role in the upcoming sequel to the late-1990s blockbuster Independence Day, but three new teaser videos released this week will get fans even more excited for what’s shaping up to be one of the must-see movies of the summer. The original managed to pull in nearly $900 million at the box office, and that was all the way back in 1996. Independence Day: Resurgence clearly has some big shoes to fill but if these new videos are any indication, theater goers are in for a wild ride next month. More →
Why is professional skier Jon Olsson flying around a glacier in a snow camo Lamborghini Murcielago? I think the better question would be, why wouldn’t professional skier Jon Olsson fly around a glacier in a snow camo Lamborghini Murcielago? Welcome to the Fonna Glacier Ski Resort in Jondal, Norway, which recently played host to what appears to be one of the most fun and exhilarating joyrides of all time. I hope you’re strapped in… More →
Thursday’s list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free might be the most diverse list of the week. We’ve got camera apps and photo editors, games, utilities, a unique calendar app, a file manager, a budgeting app and more. And if that’s not enough for some reason, you can also find a few remaining freebies in yesterday’s post. More →
If history is any indication, Apple has no plans of addressing iPhone owners’ two biggest complaints anytime soon. The first is always battery life, but Apple clearly values design aesthetics enough to prevent it from making a thicker iPhone with a larger battery. And as bad as the iPhone’s battery life can be, it certainly doesn’t seem to be hurting sales — despite the recent dip, iPhones are still the best-selling smartphones in the world.
Coming in closely behind battery life is the lack of expandable storage. iPhones are some of the most expensive smartphones in the world but Apple still insists on “encouraging” users to buy more expensive models; 16GB gets you nowhere and it’s only another $100 for 64GB. You could shell out more money for a bigger iPhone, or you could add microSD card support to your current iPhone in just a few seconds like I just did. More →
Google’s big I/O 2016 keynote is now behind us and it was easily one of the most action-packed Google events we’ve seen in a long, long time. Be sure to check out our earlier post to read about the 8 most important announcements from Google I/O 2016.
Google covered several different bases on Wednesday. We saw the future of search in Google Assistant, we saw what could be the first nail in Amazon Echo’s coffin when Google unveiled Home, we saw a big push into VR with Daydream, and plenty more. One of the biggest areas of interest was clearly Android N though, and Google showed off a host of new features during the event.
Some upcoming Android N features were more novel than others, and some were borrowed from other platforms — namely iOS. Of course, Google also revealed several great new features that are nowhere to be found on any iPhone or iPad, and we’ll cover the coolest ones right here. More →
Star Trek fans still trying to make sense of the world after enduring J.J. Abrams’s Star Trek Into Darkness will be happy to be reminded that new journeys into deep space are on the horizon. Star Trek Beyond is set to premiere in theaters in late July, but an all new storyline will arrive on smaller screens soon after. That’s right, a fresh new Star Trek television series is in the works and it could be just what fans have been waiting for.
Now, the show’s first teaser video has been released. More →
Last year I wrote about how I lost 50 lbs in just three months. It certainly wasn’t easy, but I discussed the tools and methods I used to make it happen. Beyond everything else though, the most important realization for me personally was this: weight loss is a game of numbers. Barring certain physical conditions, you will lose weight if you consistently burn more calories than you consume. It’s a wonderfully simple concept but it can be incredibly difficult to maintain, and I discussed several ways I managed to do it.
As the saying goes, “every little bit helps,” and a reader just emailed me a note about a nifty calorie-cutting invention that couldn’t be simpler. More →
The tech community was waiting with bated breath ahead of this year’s Google I/O event, but I don’t think anyone expected it to be quite as action-packed as it was. Google covered so much during this year’s big Google I/O 2016 keynote, and even though we were already expecting much of what was covered, there were definitely a few surprises in store. In fact, aside from the famous Larry Page speech at Google I/O 2013, this was easily the best show in years.
Let’s go over all of the biggest announcements from the Google I/O 2016 keynote. More →
What, you thought this would be a quick event? That’s not how Google does things — especially at I/O — and the news from Google I/O 2016 is still coming in hot and heavy. You can follow along with all the action right here by watching the Google I/O 2016 keynote live stream if you’re not already. And if you are following the show, then you just saw Google’s latest big announcement: A brand new Android N beta will be released today. More →