iPhone 6 Plus Vs Galaxy S5

iPhone 6 Plus vs. Galaxy S5: A detailed comparison

By on September 15, 2014 at 12:31 PM.

iPhone 6 Plus vs. Galaxy S5: A detailed comparison

Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 4 is the company’s flagship phablet for 2014, but we still don’t have firm launch details for the upcoming new device. So, when Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus hits store shelves this Friday, the Galaxy S5 will be Samsung’s first line of defence against Apple’s debut phablet.

Now, the Galaxy S5 isn’t a “phablet” per se, at least not compared to other Samsung devices. At the same time, the device actually stacks up more closely to the larger of Apple’s two new iPhones, as opposed to the 4.7-inch iPhone 6.

So, how exactly to these two supersized smartphones compare? More →

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Galaxy Note 4 Release Date

Samsung announces release timing for Galaxy Note 4

By on September 15, 2014 at 11:55 AM.

Samsung announces release timing for Galaxy Note 4

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 is the most hotly anticipated phablet of 2014… or at least, it was back when Samsung unveiled the new handset in early September. Now, Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus is official and according to Apple, it already represents half of the new dynamic duo that has become Apple’s fastest-selling iPhones of all time. To make matters worse, the new iPhone 6 Plus hits store shelves this coming Friday, September 19th, and while Samsung still hasn’t announced a firm release date for the Note 4, it did confirm launch timing this past weekend that will come later than most fans were hoping. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

8 awesome paid iPhone and iPad apps you can now get for free ($39 value!)

By on September 15, 2014 at 11:00 AM.

8 awesome paid iPhone and iPad apps you can now get for free ($39 value!)

Monday marks the start of a fresh new week, and it also marks the start of a number of new sales that will bring you great paid iPhone and iPad apps for free. As always, BGR has combed through dozens of apps that are currently on sale for free to bring you the best of the bunch. And today, that means a list of eight nifty apps that are normally worth a combined $39. If you hurry, however, they can all be downloaded without paying a dime. More →

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iPhone 6 Plus Vs Galaxy Note 4

Here are all the Android phones you should buy instead of the iPhone 6

By on September 15, 2014 at 10:10 AM.

Here are all the Android phones you should buy instead of the iPhone 6

Apple’s new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have their fair share of critics, with one going as far as to call one of the new iPhone’s design features “appalling,” but there’s no question these phones are on their way to becoming the most popular handsets in the world. Apple already announced that the new iPhones combined to set an overnight record for preorders, and we’ll likely be reaching about a new sales record this time next week.

But the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus aren’t for everyone, and for smartphone users who don’t enjoy Apple devices, there are thankfully plenty of great smartphones to choose from. More →

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Tim Cook Interview

Watch this: A fantastic hour-long video interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook

By on September 15, 2014 at 9:21 AM.

Watch this: A fantastic hour-long video interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook

Apple fans loved it, investors were impressed and iPhone haters struggled to find anything of substance to complain about — in other words, Apple’s huge late-summer event was a success on all fronts. There was so much news to pack into the event that CEO Tim Cook skipped over his typical state of the Apple union notes and jumped right into the meat of the presentation, unveiling the brand new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones the world had been waiting for.

Cook and his fellow executives went on to announce Apple Pay and the Apple Watch, and they covered a few other items of note as well, but there was plenty more to discuss than what could fit into a single press conference. As such, Cook joined The Charlie Rose Show on Friday and took part in a huge interview, which has now been posted online in its entirety. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

8 awesome paid iPhone apps you can now download for free (a $41 value!)

By on September 12, 2014 at 1:31 PM.

8 awesome paid iPhone apps you can now download for free (a $41 value!)

This has been a huge week for iPhone and iPad app sales. BGR has picked through hundreds of paid apps gone free and shared more than $300 worth of solid iOS apps that were all on sale for free. In fact, you can still snag a few from yesterday’s post if you hurry. Today, we have a fresh batch of eight paid apps normally worth a combined $41, but they can all be downloaded free of charge for a limited time. More →

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Apple confirms iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus crushed earlier preorder records

By on September 12, 2014 at 12:49 PM.

Apple confirms iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus crushed earlier preorder records

The day is still young, but Apple on Friday confirmed that its new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are already breaking records. In a statement to Re/Code, the company confirmed that its new iPhones beat the company’s previous overnight preorder record. “Response to iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus has been incredible with a record number of preorders overnight,” the company said in a remarkably brief statement. What kind of sales numbers can we expect? Unfortunately, we’ll all have to wait until Monday, September 22nd to find out. More →

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iPhone 6 Features

Critic slams the ‘appalling compromise’ Apple made with its iPhone 6 design

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

Critic slams the ‘appalling compromise’ Apple made with its iPhone 6 design

Apple has been known for decades as a company that values design and form as much or perhaps even more, at times, than function. Apple’s products have almost always deviated from the pack, featuring class-leading fit and finish as well as a look that is unmatched. With the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, however, Apple made some curious design choices that can be a bit polarizing. For example, thousands of people agree that the phones would look far better with iPhone 5s-like glass panels rather than plastic inserts on the back for the antennas. Of course, if Apple could have found an economically viable way to use glass, it likely would have.

Moving past the ugly plastic lines on the back, however, there is another design issue on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus that one critic views as an “appalling compromise.” More →

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iPhone 6 Features

Video: Live with Kelly & Michael takes penis jokes to the next level with iPhone 6

By on September 12, 2014 at 11:35 AM.

Video: Live with Kelly & Michael takes penis jokes to the next level with iPhone 6

If you have a day job, the odds are pretty good that you don’t watch Live with Kelly and Michael on ABC every morning at 9:00 a.m. Normally, that might be a good thing. On Wednesday morning, however, Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan actually got pretty hilarious while discussing Apple’s new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. More →

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iPhone 6 Pre Order

This is what it was like to preorder the iPhone 6

By on September 12, 2014 at 9:55 AM.

This is what it was like to preorder the iPhone 6

This morning I woke up at about the same time I always do. I stumbled out of bed and down the hall to my home office, where I sat down at my desk and clicked on my desk lamp. After waking my computer, I winced a bit as I typed A P P L E . C O M into my web browser. The website loaded instantly, and about three minutes later I had preordered two new iPhone 6 handsets, a space gray one for myself and a second silver model for my wife. Both handsets will be delivered on launch day, September 19th. I put my computer back to sleep, switched off my desk lamp and stumbled downstairs.

Most people, of course, did not enjoy a similarly smooth preorder experience. More →

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Apple Thunderbolt Display 5K

The iPhone 6 might be low-res, but Apple’s highest-resolution device ever is coming soon

By on September 12, 2014 at 9:30 AM.

The iPhone 6 might be low-res, but Apple’s highest-resolution device ever is coming soon

Compared to flagship phones from other leading smartphone makers, the resolution of Apple’s brand new iPhone 6 is laughable. 1,334 x 750 pixels? A pixel density of just 326 pixels per inch? Lined up with the full HD display and 432 ppi pixel density on Samsung’s Galaxy S5 or the 538 pixels per inch touted by LG’s G3, the iPhone 6’s resolution is pathetic. Of course, anyone who has actually used an iPhone 5s in the past can tell you that 326 ppi displays serve up wonderfully crisp images, but pixel hounds looking for more from Apple finally have something to get excited about — Apple’s highest-resolution device ever will reportedly debut before the end of 2014. More →

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iPhone 6 Pre Order Time

You can preorder the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus starting right now!

By on September 12, 2014 at 3:01 AM.

You can preorder the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus starting right now!

Seriously, what on Earth are you waiting for? If you’re awake and reading this right now, you know very well that Apple and its partners are now officially accepting preorders for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. That’s right, the latest and greatest from Cupertino is now ripe for the picking. Hoping to snag one before they’re sold out? There’s no telling how long preorder inventory will last, but you’d better hurry if you want to guarantee that you have a new iPhone in your hand next Friday.

Click here for pricing, links and everything else you need to know about preordering an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus.

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iOS 8 Download

iOS 8 won’t be released until next week – but your iPhone can look fresh and new right now

By on September 11, 2014 at 2:49 PM.

iOS 8 won’t be released until next week – but your iPhone can look fresh and new right now

It was hardly the biggest of the many announcements Apple made during Tuesday’s press conference, but the company confirmed that it will finally release iOS 8 to the public on Wednesday, September 17th next week. iOS 8 represents a huge upgrade for Apple’s mobile platform, adding tons of new functionality and tweaking hundreds of features that already existed in iOS 7.1.

Anxious Apple fans dying to get their hands on Apple’s latest and greatest software have the option to install the iOS 8 GM seed even without a developer account, though BGR strongly recommends against taking that route. Instead, there’s now an easy way to make your iPhone look fresh and new without taking any risks. More →

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