Nintendo NX Release Date

Nintendo announces new iPhone and Android games, NX console launches in March

By on April 27, 2016 at 7:56 AM.

Nintendo announces new iPhone and Android games, NX console launches in March

Nintendo’s Wii U console has been nothing short of an absolute disaster. The company was revitalized by the original Wii, which completely revolutionized console gaming and extended its reach beyond “gamers” by offering an experience that appealed to a much wider range of users. Unfortunately, lightning didn’t strike twice and Nintendo’s followup with the Wii U has been a total mess. Quality games have been few and far between, and the Wii U did nothing to enhance the user experience.

So now, Nintendo is trying to look ahead. Following yet another bleak earnings report on Wednesday morning, the company made two key announcements — one concerning its next-generation home video game console currently known as “NX,” and a second regarding upcoming new iPhone and Android games. More →

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Movie Streaming Sites

Time Warner’s new Netflix rival isn’t a Netflix rival at all

By on April 26, 2016 at 5:53 PM.

Time Warner’s new Netflix rival isn’t a Netflix rival at all

There’s a whole lot of money to be made in streaming content to computers and mobile devices, and big media companies have no intention of letting Netflix and Amazon dominate the market without a fight. Companies from HBO and Showtime to Hulu and Verizon have all launched subscription streaming services in an effort to chase cord cutters and “cord nevers” who don’t pay for cable or satellite television service, and the streaming market is expected to continue to grow in the coming years.

Now, Time Warner has tossed its hat into the ring in announcing a new streaming service of its own. While the media giant’s plan certainly seems interesting, its new service isn’t likely to keep any Netflix executives up at night. More →

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Apple Earnings Release

Apple reports Q2 earnings: Revenue drops, iPhone sales sink for first time ever

By on April 26, 2016 at 4:30 PM.

Apple reports Q2 earnings: Revenue drops, iPhone sales sink for first time ever

Apple’s second-quarter earnings report for fiscal 2016 is historic for all the wrong reasons. The iPhone has driven growth at a breakneck pace for nearly a decade now, and has helped Apple consistently post on-year sales and profit growth in every quarter. But in the March quarter this year, Apple’s revenue declined for the first time in 13 years as the pillar on which Apple has stood since 2007 finally began to crack. For the first time ever, Apple’s iPhone sales declined, dropping significantly in fiscal Q2 2016 compared to the same period a year ago. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

10 paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time

By on April 26, 2016 at 11:53 AM.

10 paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time

If you think high-quality paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free are easy to come by, think again. Hundreds of iOS apps go on sale each day and it takes a whole lot of time to dig through them and come out with the best apps of the bunch each day. But we fight through the pain for you, our readers, because we know how much you love them.

Today’s list includes 10 paid iOS apps on sale for free, and you’ll find another handful that are still free downloads in yesterday’s post as well. More →

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Best iPhone Apps 2016

These are the apps hardcore iPhone fans can’t live without

By on April 26, 2016 at 10:38 AM.

These are the apps hardcore iPhone fans can’t live without

Apple’s iPhone had a huge impact on the industry right out of the gate since it prompted a shift toward the touch-centric smartphone experience we all enjoy today, but the iPhone’s real game-changer came a year later courtesy of the App Store. By moving app portals off of the web and onto the device itself, Apple brought apps to the masses, allowing users to completely alter the iPhone’s capabilities with just a few quick taps. The app market took off from there, and it has since grown into a multibillion dollar business as well as the most important part of the smartphone experience.

As big as mobile apps have become though, the App Store is flooded to the point where finding great apps is quite difficult. We do our best to help by drawing attention to the top apps we come across and by publishing a very popular series on paid apps that go on sale for free. Now, it’s time to see which apps hardcore iPhone fans say they can’t live without. More →

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Apple Watch Sales

Apple Watch ‘flop’ outsold Rolex by about $1.5 billion

By on April 26, 2016 at 9:48 AM.

Apple Watch ‘flop’ outsold Rolex by about $1.5 billion

The Apple Watch is a miserable failure… or something like that.

On Monday we discussed how a number of high-profile industry watchers have labeled Apple’s first foray into fashion and wearable tech a flop. For whatever reason, nothing Apple does is a success in some people’s eyes unless it instantly becomes a business as big as the iPhone. Of course, we also noted the obvious fact that not even the iPhone was as big as the iPhone when it first launched. Actually, the Apple Watch is believed to have doubled Apple’s iPhone revenue during their respective first years of availability.

Well, here’s another simple comparison for you to help gauge just how badly the Apple Watch flopped: According to estimates, Apple Watch sales in its first 12 months totaled about $1.5 billion more than Rolex’s total revenue last year. More →

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Tesla Model 4 Price

Elon Musk says Tesla’s next car will be even cheaper than the Model 3

By on April 26, 2016 at 9:23 AM.

Elon Musk says Tesla’s next car will be even cheaper than the Model 3

When it’s finally released in late 2017, Tesla’s new Model 3 will be a tremendous accomplishment. The car offers features and performance that are on par with similar models from premium car brands, but it bakes them into an all-electric vehicle with a range of at least 200 miles per charge. And incredibly, the Model 3 will start at just $35,000 before tax incentives that will be available to many early buyers.

If all goes according to plan, the Tesla Model 3 will be a complete game-changer… but just wait until Tesla unveils the “Model 4.” More →

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Windows Vs OS X

Microsoft is bringing my favorite iPhone and Mac feature to Windows 10

By on April 26, 2016 at 7:52 AM.

Microsoft is bringing my favorite iPhone and Mac feature to Windows 10

It’s incredible how quickly the tide can turn on the internet. It seems like just yesterday that hordes of angry Windows users were banding together and vowing in unison that they would never patronize Microsoft again because of its shoddy Windows 8 platform. Now, it’s almost as though Windows 8 never existed — apparently skipping 9 and jumping directly to 10 worked pretty well indeed.

But Windows 10 isn’t just a marketing trick, it’s a well-crafted desktop platform that doesn’t overcompensate for Microsoft’s shortcomings in mobile, which is why the Windows 8 experience was so terrible. The best part is that Microsoft continues to make important improvements to its Windows 10 platform, and it looks like the next big addition to Windows will be one of my favorite features from iOS and OS X. More →

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Prince Songs YouTube Videos

You can watch one of Prince’s best concerts in its entirety for free

By on April 25, 2016 at 8:09 PM.

You can watch one of Prince’s best concerts in its entirety for free

The world is still coming to grips with the loss of one of the most talented musicians we have ever known. Prince’s untimely passing at the young age of 57 rocked the music industry and fans last Thursday morning, and we’ve all spent plenty of time since then relive our favorite music. If you’re unfamiliar with Prince, one video and the story behind it will tell you everything you need to know.

We’ve done a whole lot of digging over the past few days in our quest to relive the magic, and we’ve found a number of great videos in the process. Among them is a full hour-long set from a Prince concert in 1982, and you can watch the entire thing for free. More →

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OneDrive Free Storage Limit

If you use Microsoft’s free OneDrive cloud storage, we hope you’re sitting down

By on April 25, 2016 at 6:06 PM.

If you use Microsoft’s free OneDrive cloud storage, we hope you’re sitting down

OneDrive users, we have some bad news and we think that you should probably be sitting down for it. Microsoft announced last year that it would be making some big changes to its cloud storage solution, OneDrive. Unfortunately, those changes were all bad news for users. For one, the company said that it intended to ditch its 100GB and 200GB plans and offer only a paid 50GB plan for $1.99 per month. Of note, that’s twice what Apple charges for the same amount of iCloud storage.

But that’s not even the really bad news. Microsoft also said that it planned to trim the amount of cloud storage available to free OneDrive users from 15GB to 5GB at some point in early 2016, and now we know exactly when the change will take place. More →

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Spotify Hack

It looks like Spotify was hacked – change your password ASAP, if you still can

By on April 25, 2016 at 4:29 PM.

It looks like Spotify was hacked – change your password ASAP, if you still can

If you’re one of the millions of people around the world who count themselves as Spotify users, we have some troubling news: it looks like Spotify recently suffered a security breach. A list containing hundreds of sets of account credentials was published late last week to popular anonymous text file sharing site Pastebin, and several of the accounts have been confirmed to be real. What’s more, users named in the leak are already reporting that their accounts were indeed breached.

In other words, change your Spotify password immediately. More →

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iPhone Projector Review

My iPhone screen is bigger than your HDTV, but it still fits in my pocket

By on April 25, 2016 at 12:37 PM.

My iPhone screen is bigger than your HDTV, but it still fits in my pocket

One of the reasons I like the Galaxy S7 edge so much is the fact that it stuffs a large 5.5-inch display into a smartphone that is surprisingly compact and comfortable to use with one hand. Samsung’s S7 edge design is fantastic, featuring curved glass edges on the front and back of the phone. Couple that with practically non-existent bezels on the sides of the handset’s Super AMOLED display, and you’ve got a wonderfully compact phone that still has a big, beautiful display.

And here I am stuck with the tiny little 4.7-inch screen on the iPhone 6s.

I would love to switch to the Galaxy S7 edge. Sadly, I cannot. It would also be awesome if I could switch to Apple’s larger iPhone 6s Plus. Unfortunately, that’s also a no-go. There’s simply no perfect solution for me right now, but an awesome accessory I recently found makes my iPhone 6s screen the size of an HDTV, and I’m shocked at how much I’ve been enjoying it. More →

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