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Best iPhone 6 Wallpapers

81 stunning iPhone 6 wallpapers you can download for free

By on December 17, 2014 at 10:39 AM.

81 stunning iPhone 6 wallpapers you can download for free

Apple’s new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus might not pack as many pixels on their displays as the quad HD screens on smartphones like the LG G3 and Samsung Galaxy Note 4, but there’s absolutely no question that in terms of display quality, the iPhones are two of the best in the business. The screens are bright and clear, and colors are far more bold and vivid than they are on most other smartphone displays.

So an important issue arises: How do you find beautiful high-resolution wallpapers that make the most of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus’ stunning screens?

That’s where we come in. More →

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Gresso Regal Black Edition

This is the world’s most stunning new Android phone – and it’ll only cost you $5,000

By on December 17, 2014 at 9:55 AM.

This is the world’s most stunning new Android phone – and it’ll only cost you $5,000

While there’s no question that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are beautiful smartphones, some might argue that Apple’s 2012 iPhone 5 and last year’s iPhone 5s feature an overall look that is more sleek and sophisticated. Now, imagine that sophisticated design was given harder lines, darker tones and a 5-inch full HD display, and it was built out of titanium and 18k gold instead of aluminum.

Meet the new limited-edition Regal Black Edition luxury Android phone from Gresso. More →

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Hidden OS X Features

10 secret OS X features hidden inside your Mac

By on December 17, 2014 at 9:30 AM.

10 secret OS X features hidden inside your Mac

Apple recently updated its desktop operating system OS X to version 10.10, also known as Yosemite. The latest version of OS X packs tons of new features beneath a sleek redesign of the user interface, but most Mac computer users likely haven’t even mastered all of the features that were already available in OS X.

We recently told you how to access a nifty paint app that Apple hid on your Mac, and now we have a list to share that identifies 10 interesting OS X features that you might not have known about. More →

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Android Launcher Apps

Free Android app replaces your home screen with a gorgeous waterfall of real-time info

By on December 16, 2014 at 12:25 PM.

Free Android app replaces your home screen with a gorgeous waterfall of real-time info

Android launcher apps are a dime a dozen these days, with new ones popping up all the time. Most of them just ape different features from established launcher apps and mix in a twist here and there, but every once in a while a new offering comes along that is worthy of your attention — and for many people, Flow Home will definitely be worthy of your attention.

Imagine Flipboard was your home screen, but instead of just news, that gorgeous user interface was also packed with content from your favorite social networks and updated in real time. That’s the basic idea with Flow Home, and it could end up being one of the best launchers on the market. More →

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Samsung Smartphone Shipments Q3 2014

More signs of trouble for Samsung: It’s the only top phone vendor with declining sales

By on December 16, 2014 at 11:43 AM.

More signs of trouble for Samsung: It’s the only top phone vendor with declining sales

In our review of Samsung’s new Galaxy Note Edge smartphone last month, we spent a good amount of time discussing the trouble Samsung is currently facing. While the company is still pulling in billions in revenue each month, there is no question that Samsung is in trouble. One need only look at its most recent earnings report for evidence that is impossible to argue with: In the third quarter this year, Samsung’s net profit plummeted 60%.

Now, as expected, Samsung is showing a significant decline in another key measure of success for smartphone makers: Handset shipments. More →

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Top 10 Android Phones

The 10 best Android devices in the world, ranked by everyday performance

By on December 16, 2014 at 11:01 AM.

The 10 best Android devices in the world, ranked by everyday performance

Benchmark test scores provide a decent way to get a general idea of a smartphone or tablet’s performance, but at the end of the day they’re still just numbers on a piece of paper (or on a computer screen, as the case may be). In reality, a tablet with sky-high test scores might still provide a choppy experience when certain apps are in use, and an entry-level smartphone with low test scores might provide a user experience that is surprisingly smooth.

The problem, of course, is that it’s practically impossible to truly take everyday usage into consideration when quantifying and ranking smartphones and tablets. More →

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T-Mobile Un-carrier 8.0

T-Mobile reveals its Un-carrier 8.0 plan: Watch live right here!

By on December 16, 2014 at 10:32 AM.

T-Mobile reveals its Un-carrier 8.0 plan: Watch live right here!

T-Mobile was easily one of the most exciting companies to watch in 2014. The nation’s No. 4 wireless carrier makes a whole lot of noise thanks to its outspoken CEO John Legere, but the company walks the walk as well as its CEO talks the talk. T-Mobile has registered phenomenal growth in 2014 that has visibly shaken its rivals, rocking them out of complacency and forcing them to compete with the newly revitalized T-Mobile.

Now, T-Mobile’s CEO is about to announce the carrier’s “Un-carrier 8.0″ plan, looking to shake things up in the U.S. mobile market once again. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

8 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free for a limited time (save $35!)

By on December 16, 2014 at 10:29 AM.

8 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free for a limited time (save $35!)

Yesterday’s post about paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale brought you nine nifty paid apps that were all available for free for a limited time, and several of them are still free if you hurry. Today, however, we have an even better batch. There are eight great iOS apps on Tuesday’s list, and they would regularly cost you $35 altogether to purchase. For a limited time, however, they’re all free.

More →

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OnePlus One Mini Specs

Leak: This is the next smartphone from OnePlus, makers of 2014’s most exciting Android phone

By on December 16, 2014 at 10:08 AM.

Leak: This is the next smartphone from OnePlus, makers of 2014’s most exciting Android phone

Specs and other details surrounding the next smartphone set to launch from OnePlus, makers of 2014’s most exciting Android smartphone, may have just been revealed. What’s more, those details come by way of a pair of leaked photos that may provide our first look at the next-generation OnePlus handset, which seemingly sports impressive specs and an even lower price tag than the already affordable OnePlus One. More →

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HBO Go Roku

HBO Go and Showtime are finally coming to Roku for Comcast subscribers

By on December 16, 2014 at 9:05 AM.

HBO Go and Showtime are finally coming to Roku for Comcast subscribers

Comcast is one of the largest pay TV providers in America. And as subscribers know all too well, it’s also one of the slowest when it comes to adopting many of the value-added services that other pay TV subscribers get to enjoy. While the wait for Comcast to come around can often be painful for customers, a bit of good news came late Monday night when it was revealed that HBO Go and Showtime Anytime streaming will finally be made available to Comcast customers who own Roku devices. More →

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Best Wireless Speakers

Last-minute gift ideas: 2 tiny wireless speakers that pack a huge punch

By on December 15, 2014 at 3:40 PM.

Last-minute gift ideas: 2 tiny wireless speakers that pack a huge punch

If you haven’t finished your holiday shopping at this point, it is officially time to start panicking. Hanukkah begins later this week, and Christmas and Kwanzaa are both less than two weeks away. You’re probably stressing at this point, as well you should be, but BGR is doing its best to give you some last-minute gift ideas that might help you find the perfect present for those last few people on your list that have been particularly difficult to shop for.

Late last week, we told you about some gorgeous leather iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus cases that make terrific gifts for friends and loved ones. Now, we’re back with two different wireless speaker options that are nice and compact but still pack a huge punch. More →

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Apple Pay Partners

This great free app tells you when you’re in a store that accepts Apple Pay

By on December 15, 2014 at 12:30 PM.

This great free app tells you when you’re in a store that accepts Apple Pay

Apple’s mobile payment solution Apple Pay will someday be among several similar offerings that are ubiquitous in the United States. These great mobile device-based payment solutions will be accepted everywhere and consumers will no longer need to carry credit cards or even cash. But as we said in our recent coverage of a smart card called Coin, that future is still far off in the distance.

In the meantime, most retail establishments don’t accept Apple Pay. So, if you want to use Apple’s new mobile payment solution, you’ll first need to figure out whether or not it even works in the store you’re visiting.

Now, figuring that out is easier than ever thanks to a free iPhone app called Chameleon. More →

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iPhone 6 Wireless Charging

How to add wireless charging to your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus for $20

By on December 15, 2014 at 11:40 AM.

How to add wireless charging to your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus for $20

Count wireless charging among a handful of smartphone features that are absolutely terrific but not quite popular enough to truly impact user experiences as much as they should. There is no question that simply placing your handset down on a charging surface is more convenient than plugging in a cable or shimmying your phone into a dock. Not enough phones support wireless charging out of the box, however, and users still need to buy multiple charging pads for different locations and also carry a charging pad for use on the go.

Someday, wireless charging stations will be everywhere we go and the technology will indeed vastly improve the smartphone user experience. Until then, it’s a nice convenience when it’s supported. And while Apple device owners still can’t enjoy that convenience out of the box, you can now add wireless charging to your device just a few minutes with minimal investment. More →

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