Black Friday brings sales for everyone in the United States, of course, but technology and gadget fans are in store for a particularly busy sale season this year. We have already seen all of the details for sales from some of the biggest names in tech, including Best Buy, GameStop, Staples and RadioShack, but the biggest tech-focused Black Friday sale of the year comes courtesy of another nationwide electronics retailer. More →
Monday brought us eight great paid iPhone and iPad apps that were on sale for free for a limited time, and several of them can still be had for free if you visit yesterday’s post right now. Today, of course, we have more nifty paid apps on sale lined up for you, and this batch is particularly good. As always, be sure to hurry and download anything that looks good to you because these limited-time sales can end at any time. More →
Apple’s new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are sleek, beautiful smartphones, but there’s one problem with them: it seems like almost everyone in the United States has one. Using a great case can help separate your iPhone from the pack, and we recently recommended 10 iPhone 6 cases that feature great designs. To complete the look of Apple’s latest iPhones with or without a case, however, you’ll need beautifully designed wallpapers for your home screen and lock screen.
And as always, we’ve got you covered. More →
Black Friday 2014 is just around the corner but as is the case every year, Black Friday sales start long before Black Friday actually rolls around. In Samsung’s case, the company is getting a very early start on America’s biggest shopping holiday by offering preorders right now for each of the 167 items it has included in its Black Friday 2014 sale. More →
Apple’s OS X 10.10 Yosemite update was released to the public last month, and it was a massive update. The new software featured a big user interface overhaul that helped modernize the look of OS X a bit, and it also added a number of great new features such as redesigned Spotlight search and Continuity. Unfortunately, for many users the update also introduced an extremely annoying Wi-Fi connection bug, and it looks like Apple’s just-released OS X 10.10.1 update didn’t solve the problem for everyone. More →
Nokia surprised the mobile community this past summer when the company unveiled its first ever Android app, Z Launcher. With its devices and services business out of the way and its obligations to Microsoft regarding Windows Phone gone, the company wasted no time in embracing Google’s mobile platform.
Z Launcher, a nifty and intelligent Android launcher that places a user’s most popular apps on the home screen and changes based on the time of the day, was initially released as a pre-beta intended to be made available to 10,000 initial testers.
Nokia recently shed its devices and services group in a multi-billion dollar deal that saw its entire Windows Phone business offloaded to Microsoft, which will continue to push Windows Phones under the Lumia brand. While many thought the deal could mean the end of Nokia’s consumer business, the company surprised us all this past summer when it launched its first Android app, the shockingly innovative Z Launcher app that will finally public beta on Tuesday.
Where Nokia’s efforts with Android are concerned, however, that app was just the beginning. More →
Do you remember life before the Internet? Younger generations in developed countries will likely find it hard to imagine, but there was once a time when information wasn’t always a few taps or clicks away. Now, whether you’re in your home or on the go, the world’s information is always at your fingertips. Of course, there are still billions of people who do not have the same easy access to the web that many of us take for granted. In fact, more people than you might imagine have never accessed the Internet at all in their lifetimes.
Apple released a beta version of its first update to iOS 8.1 on Tuesday, November 4th, and it included a few important changes. Beyond a handful of good bug fixes, the software provided some much-needed stability and performance improvements to older iOS devices including the iPad 2, the third- and fourth-generation iPads, and the iPhone 4S.
Now, iOS 8.1.1 has been released to the public and is ready to be downloaded. More →
While iOS 8 is probably the most substantial update Apple’s mobile software platform has ever received, adoption has been shockingly slow compared to earlier iOS updates. It makes sense that people might not be quite as quick to update to iOS 8 as they were with iOS 7, which introduced an exciting new look for iOS. But the gap has been fairly significant, and most people seem to agree that the explanation for the slower adoption rate is fairly simple: People just don’t have enough free space on their devices to download and install iOS 8 or iOS 8.1 over the air.
Connecting to iTunes to perform the update is one possibility, but many people have never connected their iPhones and iPads to a computer and don’t want to start now. If you fall into that category, here’s the best thing you can to free up space and update your smartphone or tablet. More →
Last week was a fantastic one for paid iPhone and iPad apps that were dropped to free on sale for a limited time, and this week is already shaping up to be even better. To start things off, we have found eight awesome paid iOS apps that would normally cost a combined $55, but each and every one of them is completely free if you hurry. More →
Google’s new Android 5.0 update could be the most hotly anticipated Android update yet. Similar to iOS 7 last year, Google’s Lollipop update for Android features an exciting redesign that people can’t wait to get their hands on. While Android 5.0′s user interface overhaul isn’t quite as extensive as Apple’s iOS 7 update in 2013, the new look of Material Design is beautiful and it truly modernizes Google’s mobile platform.
Unfortunately, Android users who have gotten the update already have to deal with what appears to be a fairly serious and annoying bug. More →
Last week, a big leak involving 47 screenshots showed us much of what the nation’s top brick and mortar electronics retailer has in store for us this holiday season. Now, however, it’s official: All of the huge deals that Best Buy has planned for Black Friday 2014 have been published, as Best Buy has released its full 47-page Black Friday ad.
And of course, some of the deals Best Buy has planned this coming Black Friday are jaw-droppers that gadget fans and deal-hunters alike will go crazy for. More →