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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iOS 8.0.1 Download

Here’s everything that’s supposedly coming in Apple’s iOS 8.0.1 update

By on September 23, 2014 at 12:35 PM.

Here’s everything that’s supposedly coming in Apple’s iOS 8.0.1 update

Back in early September, BGR exclusively reported that Apple was hard at work on its iOS 8.0.1 update long before iOS 8 was even released to the public. Now, a new report from MacRumors claims that the update has already been seeded to Apple’s carrier partners ahead of its upcoming public release. The blog goes on to supply what it claims to be a change log for Apple’s upcoming update, and the bad news is that none of the major complaints we’ve been seeing appear to be addressed in this first update. More →

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iPhone 6 Review

iPhone 6 review

By on September 23, 2014 at 11:41 AM.

iPhone 6 review

Reviewing an iPhone is a curious endeavor. One might think it’s just like reviewing any other device, and the processes are indeed roughly the same. The difference, and it is a vast difference, is the purpose.

When reviewing a smartphone, a pair of shoes, a computer, a car, a movie or even a toaster, the purpose is generally to use experience and expertise to assist readers, or viewers, in making a buying decision. Even small gadget blogs can influence thousands or tens of thousands of people. A site like BGR influences millions and a large media organization can influence tens of millions of people.

But with iPhones, this simply is not the case. More →

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iPhone 6 Vs iPhone 6 Plus

iPhone 6 vs. iPhone 6 Plus: The in-depth camera comparison you need to see

By on September 23, 2014 at 10:51 AM.

iPhone 6 vs. iPhone 6 Plus: The in-depth camera comparison you need to see

Apple’s brand new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have one major difference that is instantly obvious from the moment you first see them: the size. Of course, the new iPhone 6 is indeed larger than any iPhone that has come before it, but the iPhone 6 Plus is even more massive. In fact, Apple’s first phablet is even taller than Samsung’s next-generation Galaxy Note 4, which launches next month. But size isn’t the only thing that separates the iPhone 6 from the 6 Plus, and a new in-depth comparison video focuses on the major differences between the devices’ cameras, as well as camera performance. More →

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iOS 8 Review

Study: iOS 8 crashes 78% more than iOS 7

By on September 23, 2014 at 10:01 AM.

Study: iOS 8 crashes 78% more than iOS 7

When we covered 8 big problems with iOS 8 earlier this week, there was apparently a huge problem that was omitted from the list: it is still early for iOS 8 right now, of course, but so far Apple’s new mobile software is far more prone to crashes than the previous release, iOS 7.1. According to a study from Crittercism, which says it analyzes data from more than 1 billion monthly active mobile users, apps crash 78% more frequently on Apple’s latest and greatest version of iOS 8 than they do on its predecessor. More →

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Google iOS App

Google’s best iOS app got even better with a big update

By on September 22, 2014 at 6:30 PM.

Google’s best iOS app got even better with a big update

It seems odd since Google and Apple are huge rivals, but Google is indeed one of the best software companies in the world when it comes to iOS apps. Google’s apps — at least, the ones that are updated regularly — always feature beautiful designs and great functionality. In fact, some might argue that Google’s iOS apps are even better than Apple’s own iOS apps. Personally, I can say that Google’s Search app in particular is easily one of the apps I use most often. It brings Google’s incredible Google Now functionality to iOS and it makes searching the web a breeze; I rarely use Safari at all on my iPhone, opting instead to do a quick search with Google’s nifty app to visit a website.

And thanks to a recent update, Google’s iOS Search app is now better than ever. More →

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iOS 8 Review

8 big problems with iOS 8

By on September 22, 2014 at 1:15 PM.

8 big problems with iOS 8

Following reports of adoption that has been slower than iOS 7 last year or even iOS 6 in 2012, Apple failed to mention any iOS 8 download numbers when announcing rec0rd-breaking iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus sales on Monday morning. The omission was a bit odd considering Apple announced first-week iOS 7 download figures in 2013, and it suggests the adoption rate indeed hasn’t been terribly impressive thus far.

Why are people waiting? Is it a lack of exciting new features? After all, iOS 7 was a huge deal because it featured a completely revamped user interface. Of course, it could also be that people who have updated to iOS 8 have sometimes had some pretty substantial complaints, and they’re advising friends and family to wait.

According to one industry watcher, iOS 8 has 8 pretty big problems that Apple needs to address moving forward. More →

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iPhone 6 Inventory Tracker

Awesome new website notifies you when the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus you’re waiting for is in stock

By on September 22, 2014 at 12:25 PM.

Awesome new website notifies you when the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus you’re waiting for is in stock

If you trekked out this past weekend in search of a specific iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus model that you just couldn’t find despite searching far and wide, you’re not alone. Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were met with insane demand as millions of people around the world lined up to be among the first to own Apple’s latest and greatest. Some people were content to buy a model other than the one they were looking for just to ensure they have a new iPhone as soon as possible, but not everyone is willing to compromise.

For those in search of a specific model, size and color combination that hasn’t yet been restocked in your area (high-capacity gold iPhone 6 Plus models are particularly scarce), a new website that went up over the weekend may be able to help. More →

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iPhone 6 Plus Video

Here’s what happens when you put a brand new iPhone 6 Plus in a blender

By on September 22, 2014 at 11:35 AM.

Here’s what happens when you put a brand new iPhone 6 Plus in a blender

While millions of people around the world fighting their way through crowds in order to get their hands on one of Apple’s hotly anticipated new iPhones, the people behind YouTube channel Rated RR were among them — but for a rather unorthodox reason. Instead of buying a new iPhone 6 Plus to replace a current smartphone, they bought one so that they could immediately destroy it in the most savage fashion imaginable. More →

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