If you missed out on the nine paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free we showed you yesterday, don’t despair: we’ve got eight more great paid apps on sale for free to share with you today. Wednesday’s list includes a wide range of apps spanning all different categories, so there should be something for everyone. There are also still a few freebies to be found in yesterday’s post, so be sure to check that one out if you missed it on Tuesday. More →
For some people, it doesn’t get any more annoying than Windows Update, which always seems to begin downloading huge files that slow down your computer every time you need to do something important. On the flip side of the coin, however, the Windows Update mechanism often updates your machine with critical security fixes that are needed in order to ensure your private data is safe. Well, if you have Windows 10 your private data might not be safe anyway, but that’s an entirely different story.
Microsoft on Wednesday pushed out a major security update that fixes a critical security vulnerability in Internet Explorer, so all versions of Windows are affected, not just Windows 10 and not just older versions of Windows. In other words, you absolutely need to download it right now — here’s how. More →
Most things are subjective when it comes to comparing smartphones, and people rarely agree when it comes to “the best” this and “the best” that. In a few rare cases, however, the majority of smartphone fans out there actually come to an agreement. Such is the case with the shared title of “best camera phone in the world,” which most people agree was shared by the iPhone 6 Plus and Galaxy note 4 in 2014.
Now, the guard is changing and it’s time to see if these two companies can make the world’s top camera phones even better. More →
Android M has a name, and it’s even tastier than Android L. Google gave its latest Android build an official name on Monday, and it released the final developer preview of Android 6.0 Marshmallow as well — you can download it right here. The new Android 6.0 build is only available for Nexus devices though, so most Android fans won’t be able to get their hands on Marshmallow for quite some time.
Call them Android fanboys, enthusiasts, geeks or whatever else you want, but the fact remains: avid Android fans tend to have great taste in smartphones. They don’t want to deal with cumbersome user interfaces from smartphone makers, and they always have a zero-tolerance policy for carrier bloatware. “Pure Android” that is free of clutter is always preferential, and that’s why Nexus phones are so popular among hardcore Android fans.
But in 2014, a new player emerged and blew Android fans away. The OnePlus One had style, power, a shockingly affordable price and CyanogenMod software, which is often heralded by fans as an even better option than pure Android. For many savvy Android users, it was the perfect phone.
Yesterday’s list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free is going to be a tough act to follow, but we think we may have pulled it off. Today’s list of paid iOS apps on sale for free includes nine solid apps, and there’s something for everyone on Tuesday. Of course, if nine free apps aren’t enough, you can still grab a couple of the apps in yesterday’s post for free if you hurry. More →
If an earlier report is correct — and based on the source’s track record, it almost certainly is — Apple’s next-generation iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are less than a month away from being unveiled. Apple may have as many as eight new products to show off on stage during its next press conference in early September, but the stars of the show will be the company’s new iPhones, without question.
A steady flow of leaks has painted a fairly clear picture of Apple’s next-generation iPhone lineup, with the most recent report having been a potential bombshell: supposed benchmark test results for the iPhone 6s show huge performance improvements compared to last year’s model.
Now, we have yet another potential leak to toss into the mix. More →
Drones have gone from geeky dream to mainstream gadget in a shockingly brief amount of time. The remote-controlled airborne devices were once expensive tools reserved for businesses with a real need for them. Construction companies, for example, used them to survey and film sites, while video companies used them to capture aerial footage at a fraction of the cost of renting a helicopter.
Today, you can walk into any toy store, spend less than $50 and leave with a recreational drone in your shopping bag.
Drones have flooded the market to the point that it’s getting difficult to distinguish between them, but one company is getting ready to launch a drone that you won’t soon forget: Meet the world’s smallest quadcopter. More →
It’s the end of the world as we know it, and pay TV companies do not feel fine. In fact, they are hurting quite badly, and things are only going to get worse. Perhaps it’s karmic retribution for years of anti-consumer policies. Or perhaps these behemoths just thought that their lobbying dollars could shield them from reality forever.
Whatever the case, the bottom line is clear and simple: U.S. media giants are in trouble, and we won’t see many tears shed if they topple. More →
For every great thing tech bloggers have said about Windows 10, there seem to be a whole lot of complaints from users. Much of the fuss is focused on the fact that Windows 10 may be spying on everything you do by default, but we’ve shown you a number of ways to stop it. For more details, check out our post on 6 free tools that stop Windows 10 spying.
A few years ago, the biggest problem with Netflix was finding good new content to watch. It seemed like the service was full of older movies and shows that no one wanted to watch, and recent content wasn’t easy to come by. In 2015, however, the problem is a much different one: It’s almost impossible to find the time to watch all of the great content Netflix now has in its library.
Sorry, Netflix subscribers, but we’re about to make things even worse for you. More →
We usually start slow and build moment as the week progresses, but we’ve decided to start things off with a bang this week. With that, today you’ll find a huge list of 10 paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free for a limited time, and you won’t want to miss out on any of these great sales. More →
I don’t know about you, but I can’t stand waking up to an iPhone lock screen with an endlessly scrollable list of notifications that I can barely focus on. More than 50 unread email notifications from Mailbox… weather updates from Dark Sky… a dozen unread iMessages… updates from social networks… reminders… it’s all quite overbearing, and I often wish that Apple would clean things up a bit.
Now, a new reimagining of the iPhone lock screen created by a former Apple designer envisions a gorgeous new interface you really have to check out. More →