What, Monday’s killer list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free wasn’t enough for you? Of course it wasn’t… you can never really get enough paid iOS apps for free. Today we’ve got 10 more freebies lined up and if you missed yesterday’s post, head back there right away and you’ll find some more that are still on sale. More →
Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge ship as the default web browsers on Windows computers. Safari is the default web browser on any MacBook, iMac or Mac Pro. And yet despite its massive disadvantage compared to rival browsers from Microsoft and Apple, Google’s Chrome internet browser is the most popular browser in the world as of two months ago. According to data from Net Applications, Chrome currently holds 45.63% of the global browser market while Microsoft’s Internet Explorer has a 33.71% share and Safari’s share sits at just 4.69%.
As popular as Chrome is though, it still lags behind rivals at times when it comes to speed and performance. In this post, we’ll tell you five simple things you can do to speed up Chrome on your Windows PC or your Mac. More →
If there is one thing and only one thing that you take away from this site when it comes to online security, it should be this: enable 2-Step Verification (2FV) on every single account you have that supports it. People constantly moan and groan about how annoying it is to use password management software like 1Password and enhanced security features such as 2-Step Verification, also known as 2-Factor Authentication. Trust us when we tell you that the 10 to 15 extra seconds it takes to make use of either of those important security technologies could mean the difference between having your account hijacked and keeping all of your data secure.
And now, a big change will cut the amount of time it takes many Google users to log in with 2FV in half. More →
Donald Trump’s campaign has been nothing if not controversial. The republican presidential hopeful knows exactly how to push everyone’s buttons. Among his supporters he can do no wrong and among his critics he can do no right. But whichever side of the fence on which you stand, you have to appreciate the fact that Trump has an uncanny ability to steal the spotlight and evoke strong responses from his supporters and from the opposition.
This past weekend, things came to a head when a 19-year-old British man made an attempt on Trump’s life. More →
Elon Musk is one of the few people in the world with the vision and the resources to help shape our future. It sounds like a cliche, but it’s true. Musk’s Tesla business has already had a profound impact on the automobile industry, jump starting the electric car market and pushing the pace of electric car proliferation years ahead of where it would otherwise be. His company SpaceX now plays a huge role in space missions, and the Hyperloop rail system he dreamt up could end up changing the way we travel yet again.
Can you imagine what it might be like to interview with Musk? More →
The odds are very good that you’ve never heard of F1 sidecar racing before, but we promise that you won’t soon forget it. This crazy sport began in the late 1940s and racers used rigs much like the ones you might envision when you think of a motorcycle and a sidecar. In the modern era, the sidecar racing has completely transformed into one of the craziest sports we’ve come across recently, and it’s just about as dangerous as it looks. More →
Check out these one-star reviews on Amazon for an unlocked 128GB iPhone 6s. Can you imagine how angry you would be if that happened to you? You shell out more than $900 for an unlocked, contract-free iPhone 6s and instead of receiving a shiny new phone in the mail, you get a box full of clay. How could Amazon let this happen? Well, it appears as though the weight of the clay is about the same as the iPhone that would have been in the box, and a fake bar code covered the real one on the packaging. Then the seller makes off with your cash and you’re left trying to shove your SIM card into a lump of clay.
This definitely sounds like one of the crazier scams we’ve seen on Amazon — but it’s even crazier than you think because nothing is what it seems. More →
Apple’s iOS platform is arguably the best-looking mobile software in the world, but there’s always room for improvement. And according to some snooping done this past week by developers digging through Apple’s iOS 10 code, there are some big improvements that are indeed coming soon to an iPhone and iPad near you. More →
Another week, another five days full of all the paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free that you can handle. We’re starting the week off with 11 apps that cover a wide range of features, but they all have one thing in common: They won’t be on sale for free for very long. More →
Heading into WWDC 2016 last week, I was excited. In fact, this was the first Apple event in years that genuinely had me excited. As I explained to my colleague Yoni Heisler, the WWDC 2016 keynote marked the first time in a very long time that there was real mystery heading into an Apple event. Nearly all of the big news from each event typically leaks out weeks or even months ahead of every Apple event, but this time we were going in almost completely blind.
Making things even more intriguing was fact that we were in the midst of a very negative Apple news cycle. Growth at the high end of the smartphone market is over! The upcoming iPhone 7 is going to be boring! No one likes the Apple Watch! This was a real opportunity for Apple to change the conversation by showing off exciting new software updates for iOS and other products. We wanted refinement, sure, but we also desperately wanted true innovation. We wanted a glimpse of the future of mobile devices.
What we ended up with is indeed the best version of iOS Apple has ever assembled. But those of us looking for a glimpse into the future might actually find that Apple is beginning to get stuck in the past. More →
The news cycle surrounding new iPhone launches each year follows the same general mold. Details begin to trickle in slowly at first, and then they gather pace as component production picks up. Slow leaks become a gushing river once full production begins, of course, and there’s typically almost no mystery left at all once Apple finally gets around to unveiling its new iPhones each September.
While the rumor mill has grown increasingly accurate over the years — especially when the same reports come from multiple sources — there are still bumps in the road every now and again. As it turns out, the latest such bump suggests that the single most controversial iPhone 7 rumor to date is completely wrong. More →
We live in an exciting time for so many reasons, but the progress being made toward decreasing our dependency on fossil fuels is certainly high on the list. The shift toward electric cars has been projected by several studies to have a dramatic impact on the amount of gasoline the world consumes over the next few decades. Meanwhile, great strides are being made in other areas as well — wind farms are growing more efficient and recent breakthroughs could double the amount of power generated by solar panels.
Elsewhere, developments surrounding technologies that utilize phosphorescent materials could further decrease our dependency on fossil fuels. One intriguing example utilizes glow-in-the-dark materials mixed in with cement that could illuminate walkways at night. More →
For a period of time, there was Pixar and there was everyone else. Everything Pixar touched turned to gold and the studio’s films were consistently a cut above the rest. We’re not talking “a little better” here, we’re talking night and day. From Toy Story and Monsters, Inc. to Finding Nemo and The Incredibles, Pixar was a force to be reckoned with. Now, that’s not to say the quality of films that have come out of Pixar in more recent years has fallen. Quite the contrary, in fact. Other studios have definitely caught up though, and the entire animated film business has been made better as a result of the game-changing movies Pixar released in the early days beginning with Toy Story’s release in 1995.
With Pixar’s latest film Finding Dory premiering in theaters on Friday, Burger Fiction put together a supercut of every Pixar movie to celebrate, including feature films and shorts. Get ready for some serious nostalgia. More →