The Nexus 6 was finally unveiled on Wednesday and it marks several firsts for Google. It’s the first time the company will launch a Nexus phablet, the first time Motorola designed a Nexus phone, the first time a Nexus handset will feature bleeding-edge specs, and the first time every top U.S. wireless carrier will sell a Nexus phone. To help Android fans celebrate all of those firsts, we’ve dug up the world’s first Nexus 6 unboxing video for your viewing pleasure. More →
After sharing another nine awesome paid iPhone and iPad apps with you on Tuesday that were all available for free for a limited time (some of them are still on sale if you hurry!), we’re back today with another eight iOS applications that are normally paid downloads but have been made free for a limited time. There are a few gems on today’s list, including one app that is an amazing stress reliever, so you should definitely get a move on if you want to make sure you catch them all while they’re free. More →
After weeks of rumors that have been stirring up a huge amount of buzz among Android enthusiasts, Wednesday is the day that Google’s next-generation Nexus 6 smartphone should finally become a reality. And truth be told, if the rumors we have seen up to this point pan out, the new supersized Nexus 6 is definitely a handset worth getting excited about.
With Google’s official announcement supposedly just hours away, the rumor mill has one last treat for us, and it’s a big one: Google’s Nexus 6 has seemingly been pictured next to an iPhone 6 Plus, giving us a good idea of just how massive this year’s Nexus smartphone really is. More →
Google’s Nexus 5 smartphone, pictured above, quickly became a fan favorite for enthusiastic Android fans thanks to its sleek design, capable specs and shockingly affordable price tag. But with the much rumored and hotly anticipated Nexus 6 smartphone and Nexus 9 tablet, it looks like Google has a new game plan to try to woo Android fans. Instead of launching affordable devices with specs that place them somewhere between mid-range and high-end phones and tablets, Google’s new Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 will both be high-end devices with killer specs and hefty price tags to match, according to a new report. More →
It’s certainly open to debate, but I would argue that the Galaxy Note 4 is the most important flagship smartphone Samsung has ever launched. It won’t be Samsung’s fastest-selling phone and it definitely won’t ship the most units over its lifespan. The Note 4 doesn’t even necessarily break new ground like the original Galaxy Note did two years ago.
But 2014 marks the first time ever that Samsung will go up against Apple in the phablet space it helped pioneer, and whether or not Samsung’s Note 4 sales show continued growth could be a telling sign of things to come. More →
Older generations might be disgusted by the recent massive nude celebrity photo leak and even more recent “Snappening” leak that saw thousands of nude Snapchat photos and videos hit the web. I hear and see comments all the time from people wondering why young teens and even people in their 20s continue to exchange naked pictures and videos when hacks like these are all too common. Just as many older generations don’t understand the selfie craze, we also tend to dismiss nude photo sharing, largely because it wasn’t part of our lives growing up. But the simple fact of the matter is this: Sharing nude photos and videos with smartphones is fun and exciting, and teenagers aren’t going to stop doing it, hacks or no hacks.
All of these security breaches may encourage teens to be a bit smarter about the services and technologies they use to exchange nudes, however, and a new iPhone app has found a brilliant way to help protect racy photos. More →
We told you about eight great paid iPhone and iPad apps on Monday that were all on sale for free — in fact, you can still grab a few of them without paying a dime if you hurry. Today, however, we have an even better batch of paid apps that are regularly worth a combined $38, but each and every one is completely free right now if you act fast. More →
You have an Android phone. You love your Android phone. Of course, there’s plenty to love about Google’s terrific mobile operating system, but much of it comes back to the simple fact that Android is open. Thanks to the way Google allows third-party developers to use nearly all of the tools and features at their disposal in Android, the sky is the limit when it comes to developing apps that add all sorts of great functionality to Android phones — and much of it is functionality that iPhone users will likely never enjoy.
But you don’t always need to install a third-party app to find exciting new features in Android. In fact, there are tons of hidden features that you probably didn’t even know your phone had. More →
Rumors suggest Google is just days or even hours away from finally revealing Android L release details alongside its new Nexus 6 smartphone and Nexus 9 tablet. The company previewed the latest build of its Android operating system this past summer, and the star of the show is clearly Google’s new “Material Design” that completely changes the look of Android and makes it far more sleek and modern.
But while the world waits to find out when Android L will finally start rolling out to mobile devices, a newly leaked roadmap reveals that Samsung is still hard at work trying to get the latest build of last year’s Android release on its most popular phones. More →
Cloud syncing and storage service Dropbox has become one of the biggest cloud backup solutions in the world by providing users with a remarkably simple solution that just works. All users have to do is save any files in a folder within the Dropbox directory on their computers, and those files are automatically backed up and synced across all of their other computers. What’s more, anytime any of those files are updated in any way, Dropbox automatically saves the changes and syncs them across all connected PCs.
It’s a wonderfully intelligent and useful service, but what happens when things go wrong and a serious bug starts deleting people’s files? More →
Steve Jobs has become something of a legend, which isn’t very surprising considering the profound and lasting impact he had on personal computing. Jobs and his cohorts changed the world, having played a crucial role in the proliferation of PCs and the shift to mobile computing platforms. Of course, he also built the most valuable technology company of all time in the process. As is often the case with disruptive individuals, working for Steve Jobs wasn’t always easy, as we’ve read time and time again when ex-Apple executives speak up and give us the inside scoop on what it was like to work for Jobs.
Now, a former employee of both NeXT and Apple has dished some dirt on what it was like to work for Jobs, and he says the late Apple co-founder was even more intense than we’ve read in the past. More →
As mobile devices grow increasingly more capable and complex, battery life is easily one of the most important features in smartphones these days. Sadly, it’s also one of the biggest pain points with Apple’s iPhone lineup, as we have seen in just about every survey and study that covers people’s complaints with Apple phones. Because battery technology progresses so slowly — and because Apple insists on making its iPhones as thin as possible — battery life in iPhones likely won’t see any dramatic improvements anytime soon.
Of course, that’s exactly why BGR makes sure to share as many tips and tricks as possible that might help readers extend the battery life on their iPhones. More →
We finished last week with eight great paid iPhone and iPad apps that were available to download for free for a limited time, and we’re starting off a new week exactly the same way. Today’s batch of paid iOS apps that are on sale for free has a particularly wide scope, covering everything from productivity apps and a creative calendar app to photo editors and one of our favorite route trackers. And as always, if you want them all for free, you’d better hurry. More →