AMC has been on a roll for several years now, and the network doesn’t seem to be slowing down. Some of its biggest hits are now over — namely Mad Men and Breaking Bad — but The Walking Dead is as popular now as it has ever been, and AMC’s flagship show about to enter its sixth season. Season 5 ended with some major cliff hangers that left us wondering what might happen next to Rick and the rest of the show’s main characters, and now a new trailer gives us yet another taste of what we can expect when season 6 kicks off in less than two weeks. Hint: Things aren’t looking very good. More →
More than 13 million people took delivery of their shiny new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus handsets this past weekend, and they spent the hours that followed digging through every nook and cranny of the new phones’ software. Apple baked a number of exciting new hardware enhancements and software features into its latest and greatest iPhones, and many are calling them Apple’s biggest iPhone update ever.
Of course, not everyone managed to get their hands on a new iPhone 6s this past weekend. Luckily, there are hundreds of hands-on videos out there that show off all of the phone’s best new features, including the new “Live Photos” feature that Apple showed off on stage earlier this month when it debuted its new iPhone lineup. More →
This past weekend was a huge weekend for Apple, and there are now more than 13 million people in possession of shiny new iPhones. The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus were huge sellers among Apple fans, but buying a new iPhone is only the first step. Now, you’ve got to fill it with nifty new apps — and perhaps BGR can be of some assistance.
For the first time since 1982, we experienced a total lunar eclipse of the moon coupled with a “super moon,” a phenomenon that makes the moon appear larger than usual because it is at its closest point with the Earth. This incredible occurrence won’t happen again until 2033.
Not everyone made it out to enjoy the super moon eclipse on Sunday night, and many people who did head out last night couldn’t even fully enjoy the eclipse because their views were obstructed by clouds. There’s nothing like seeing it in person, of course, but those of you for which that wasn’t an option can now enjoy the next best thing.
What follows below are the most stunning images we’ve found of Sunday night’s rare super moon lunar eclipse. More →
In 2014, Apple set a new opening-weekend sales record by a huge margin with its new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. End user sales through the duo’s first weekend of availability topped 10 million units, raising the bar to what seemed like an impossible level. Of course, nothing is impossible when you have the kind of momentum Apple is enjoying right now, and the company just announced that it managed to set a new sales record this past weekend with the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. More →
Samsung’s multi-billion dollar marketing budget was the key factor in the company’s meteoric rise to the top of the smartphone market. Samsung said it would make people love its phones as much as they loved iPhones, and its marketing team delivered. Bashing Apple’s customers and their precious iPhones was a key element of Samsung’s marketing strategy, and it worked… in 2011. Fast-forward to today, and Samsung’s handset profits have declined for the past seven consecutive quarters while Apple continues to set new iPhone sales records each quarter.
Happy iPhone 6s Day, Apple fans. With each new iPhone launch, there are certain things that go without saying. The most obvious — and, perhaps, most curious — is the annual tradition where millions of people around the world line up for hours on end to be among the first to purchase Apple’s latest and greatest iPhone. Sure, they could have just preordered a new iPhone for delivery, but they seemingly love the shared experience of standing around and waiting for a shiny new iPhone.
Do you feel like you might be missing out by not lining up? Or perhaps you just want to witness this curious tradition without actually having to brave the crowds (though the lines are clearly much shorter this year thanks to that extended preorder period)? Whatever the case, we’ve embedded a bunch of videos below that show various iPhone 6s lines outside of Apple Stores around the world. Enjoy. More →
Apple’s iPhone 6 was released on September 19th last year, which means people have been waiting for the next-generation iPhone 6s to launch ever since September 20th, 2014. Well, Apple fans, the wait is finally over. It’s 8:00 a.m. on the East Coast, which means the brand new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are officially available for purchase in the United States.
If you preordered a new iPhone and had it shipped, deliveries have already begun and you should get your shiny new iPhone at some point today… unless you live in one of these 17 zip codes. If you preordered a phone for pickup at the Apple Store, make sure you arrive ahead of your reservation time.
And if you haven’t yet bought a new iPhone and you’re looking to pick one up today, here’s everything you need to know. More →
You know all of those commercials you see from the top four wireless carriers bragging about how fast their LTE data speeds are and how wide their LTE footprints are? There’s no question that LTE service has gotten better over the past few years, but you’ll be shocked to learn just how far behind the rest of the world America has fallen when it comes to LTE data speeds. More →
Things are not going well right now for HTC, which makes what are indisputably some of the best smartphones in the world. The company’s problem — apart from the fact that it thought releasing a flagship phone that’s barely an update from last year’s model was a good idea mid-tailspin — is that it simply doesn’t have the size or marketing budget to battle Samsung in the Android market.
However, it looks like things are about to take an interesting turn: Just as Samsung ripped off Apple’s iPhone to aid in its climb to the top (remember that damning 132-page internal report on how to copy the iPhone pixel by pixel?), it appears as though HTC is preparing to follow suit as it struggles to regain its footing in the smartphone market it once briefly led. More →
It’s almost here! As long as you don’t live in one of these 17 zip codes, Apple’s new iPhone 6s will start reaching customers doorsteps tomorrow morning. So if you’re smart, you’ll stock up on a bunch of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free today so you’ll have plenty of new apps to try on your new iPhone. You can also head back to yesterday’s post, where you’ll find several apps that are still on sale for free. More →
The device pictured in the image you see above might look a bit primitive, but it’s actually a prototype built to showcase technology that may very well be the future of touchscreens. Researchers from Technische Universität Berlin in Berlin, Germany built the device, which offers a brilliant solution for touchscreens by giving them real physical buttons that appear temporarily when you need them, and then vanish when you don’t. More →
Today’s list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free is our biggest of the week so far, featuring 10 solid premium apps that can each be downloaded for free for a limited time. Tuesday’s post has a few sales that are still live though, so you can get even more paid iOS apps for free if you go back and check out yesterday’s list. More →