iOS Vs Android

Not impressed by the iPhone 6? Here’s a complete guide to switching from iOS to Android

By on September 25, 2014 at 12:25 PM.

Not impressed by the iPhone 6? Here’s a complete guide to switching from iOS to Android

It seems like Apple fans are pretty impressed with the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, for the most part. By the time launch weekend was over, Apple had sold more than 10 million new iPhones. But as the saying goes, “you can’t please all of the people all of the time.” There are undoubtedly some current iPhone users looking to upgrade who want nothing to do with either of Apple’s new smartphones, and there’s nothing wrong with that.

If you’re a current iPhone user who may soon be purchasing a new Android phone — Motorola’s awesome new Moto X and Samsung’s hotly anticipated Galaxy Note 4 are both about to launch — you should know that switching can sometimes be a complicated endeavor. But luckily, there’s plenty of help out there to make the move as painless as possible. More →

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Samsung Galaxy Alpha Review

Hands on: Samsung’s iPhone 5 is absolutely beautiful

By on September 25, 2014 at 12:00 PM.

Hands on: Samsung’s iPhone 5 is absolutely beautiful

Some hailed Samsung’s new Galaxy Alpha smartphone as an “iPhone killer” ahead of its debut last month. Since Samsung’s smartphones had all been made out of somewhat flimsy feeling plastics prior to the Alpha’s unveiling, it was understandable that some fans would get overly enthusiastic about what, at the time, was rumored to be the first Samsung smartphone to feature a beautiful aluminum housing.

Of course, now that the phone has been made official, we know that it’s most certainly not an iPhone killer. Instead, it’s a two-year-old iPhone. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

$71 worth of awesome paid iPhone apps you can now download for free (7 apps total)

By on September 25, 2014 at 11:10 AM.

$71 worth of awesome paid iPhone apps you can now download for free (7 apps total)

Another day, another batch of great paid iPhone and iPad apps that are now available for free for a limited time. Following the six apps we shared with you on Wednesday — some of which are still free if you hurry — we now have another seven apps to tell you about that are worth a combined $71. As always, you can get each and every one without paying a cent if you get a move on. More →

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Best Free Android Apps

Get more than $125 worth of paid Android apps for free right now

By on September 25, 2014 at 10:20 AM.

Get more than $125 worth of paid Android apps for free right now

Here at BGR, we love letting readers know when good paid apps go on sale for free. The problem is that Android apps aren’t on sale nearly as often as iOS apps, so we’re rarely able to share solid sales on Android software. But as the saying goes, when it rains, it poursMore →

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Jennifer Lawrence Nude Photos

It’s Apple’s fault that the world has seen naked photos of Jennifer Lawrence

By on September 25, 2014 at 9:55 AM.

It’s Apple’s fault that the world has seen naked photos of Jennifer Lawrence

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past month, you have no doubt read about the massive caches of nude celebrity photos and videos that leaked recently. In fact, the odds are fairly good that you’ve even seen some of them, or censored versions of them at the very least. Hackers reportedly obtained the private images by gaining access to online iCloud accounts belonging to more than a dozen celebrities including Kim Kardashian, Ariana Grande, Victoria Justice, Kate Upton, Kaley Cuoco, Aubrey Plaza and Jennifer Lawrence. Now, just in case Apple needed some more bad news, it has been revealed that Apple knew about the security vulnerability that led to the leaks at least six months ago, and it could have easily prevented them. More →

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Galaxy Note 4 Sales

Despite brutal new attack from Apple, Samsung says mobile business will recover

By on September 24, 2014 at 6:30 PM.

Despite brutal new attack from Apple, Samsung says mobile business will recover

In a remarkably brief report, Reuters noted some comments made by Samsung Electronics President D.J. Lee during a press conference on Wednesday morning in South Korea. According to the report, the Samsung executive is confident that Samsung’s mobile business will recover quickly thanks to the company’s “strong fundamentals and technological prowess.” Samsung’s profit plummeted to a two-year low in the second quarter as mobile phone sales continued to slow. More →

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iOS 8.0.1 Bug Fix

How to fix your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus after the iOS 8.0.1 update destroys it

By on September 24, 2014 at 2:08 PM.

How to fix your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus after the iOS 8.0.1 update destroys it

Apple just released a brand new software update for its mobile device lineup. If you install it on an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, it will break your phone. That’s right, Apple’s meticulous quality control team allowed iOS 8.0.1 to be released with some of the worst bugs we’ve ever seen; after installing the update on an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, your phone will no longer be able to connect to cellular networks and Touch ID will not work anymore.

Luckily, there’s a relatively easy fix. More →

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iOS 8.0.1 has been released for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

By on September 24, 2014 at 12:57 PM.

iOS 8.0.1 has been released for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

Well that was fast… Apple just released iOS 8 to the public last week and on Wednesday, just one week since the new software’s initial release, Apple has issued its first update. iOS 8.0.1 is available immediately on all compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models as an over the air (OTA) update or as a download through iTunes.

Apple’s full change log can be seen below. More →

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Tony Royster Jr GoPro Video

The most amazing thing you’ll see today: Slow-mo GoPro video of one of the world’s best drummers

By on September 24, 2014 at 12:18 PM.

The most amazing thing you’ll see today: Slow-mo GoPro video of one of the world’s best drummers

GoPro cameras allow people to record high-quality video in ways that were never before possible, and some of the most incredible examples of GoPro footage we’ve seen thus far has involved extreme sports and other dangerous situations. Danger isn’t always necessary to wow us when it comes to GoPro videos, however, and a new video posted to YouTube on Monday by GoPro is a perfect example. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

$57 worth of awesome paid iPhone apps you can now get for free (6 apps total)

By on September 24, 2014 at 11:10 AM.

$57 worth of awesome paid iPhone apps you can now get for free (6 apps total)

Now that well over 10 million people own Apple’s new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones, it’s time to start filling them with great new apps. It’s easy to spend a fortune on apps, of course, so BGR does our best to help you save money by letting you know when nifty paid iPhone and iPad apps go on sale for free. Today, we have 6 solid apps worth a combined $57, but they’re all available as free downloads if you hurry. More →

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iPhone 6 Price

The iPhone 6 sells itself

By on September 24, 2014 at 10:16 AM.

The iPhone 6 sells itself

BGR published our review of the hotly anticipated iPhone 6 on Tuesday and in it, we touched on a number of broader topics outside of what one might typically find in a device review. Among them, we noted that when it comes to Apple’s mobile devices, many conventional things that typically influence consumers’ purchasing decisions carry little or no weight.

What does have a huge influence on iPhone sales, however, is advertising — but even there, Apple always does things a little differently. And in its newest ad, Apple shows us that it’s clearly convinced the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will sell themselves. More →

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Google Now Cards

This awesome new Google Now feature will save you a ton of money

By on September 23, 2014 at 3:30 PM.

This awesome new Google Now feature will save you a ton of money

Google Now is the best thing to happen to mobile devices in years, and the scary part is that it is constantly getting better. It seems like every time we turn around, Google is adding great new functionality to its brilliant virtual mobile assistant, and now a new addition that rolled out on Monday will not only improve your Google Now experience on Android and iOS, but also save you a bunch of money in the process. More →

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iPhone 6 Camera Fix

Video: How to fix iPhone 6’s protruding camera (DO NOT try this at home)

By on September 23, 2014 at 2:15 PM.

Video: How to fix iPhone 6’s protruding camera (DO NOT try this at home)

Apple’s new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus aren’t just bigger than any previous iPhones, they also feature a completely overhauled design that is easily the most polarizing iPhone design Apple has ever created. Some people absolutely love it, others positively hate it, and some people have mixed feelings about certain aspects of the 2014 iPhones’ new look.

Wherever you land on that wide spectrum, it’s easy to see why the peculiar plastic antenna lines and the protruding camera lens on the back of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus might be off-putting for some users, but a new video highlights one way to fix the second of those two design issues. More →

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