iPhone 6 Rumors

Foxconn pulls out the big guns to ensure iPhone 6 production goes perfectly

By on July 28, 2014 at 3:09 PM.

Foxconn pulls out the big guns to ensure iPhone 6 production goes perfectly

Apple is without question Foxconn’s largest and most important client. The China-based electronics manufacturing giant has seen its revenue skyrocket since it began building iPhones and iPads for Apple, and 2014 will seemingly be the biggest year yet for the iPhone, with two new models set to debut and as many as 80 million units on order.

Since the iPhone 6 and “iPhone Air” phablet comprise Foxconn’s most important project ever, the company isn’t taking any chances — the biggest of Foxconn’s big guns has been called upon to ensure that everything goes as planned. More →

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Gameplay Android App

Cool new app turns your Android phone into a video game controller with gesture support

By on July 28, 2014 at 2:41 PM.

Cool new app turns your Android phone into a video game controller with gesture support

When it comes to video games, mobile gaming grows more impressive with each new device generation. Controlling a game with on-screen buttons never quite offers the same experience as a physical video game controller though, so it seems odd that Ideum would put so much time and effort into creating an app that transforms an Android smartphone or tablet into a video game controller for PC gaming. The result is quite impressive, however, and it actually adds some nifty functionality that standard gaming controllers simply cannot offer. More →

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Apple TV Torrent Streaming

Pirate paradise: New app streams movie torrents to Apple TV and Roku

By on July 28, 2014 at 12:56 PM.

Pirate paradise: New app streams movie torrents to Apple TV and Roku

An app called Popcorn Time that has been dubbed the “Netflix for pirates” has been making waves recently because it makes finding and streaming pirated movies and TV shows easier than it has ever been before. The app is also quite sleek, with a nice user interface and, apparently, equally elegant code. The program’s code has been used in a number of similar apps, and now a new offering of particular interest has popped up: TorrenTV. More →

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iPhone 6 Rumors

New leak compares key component from iPhone 6 and ‘iPhone Air’ phablet

By on July 28, 2014 at 10:50 AM.

New leak compares key component from iPhone 6 and ‘iPhone Air’ phablet

Apple’s next generation iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch “iPhone Air” phablet are reportedly nearing the mass production phase and as a result, we’ve seen component leaks kick into high gear recently. Monday morning we seemingly saw the main printed circuit board (PCB) from the iPhone 6 for the first time, and now a new leak may show the iPhone 6 circuit board next to the same component from the larger 5.5-inch iPhone, again supporting the notion that Apple is planning two new iPhone models this year. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

7 awesome paid iPhone apps you can download for free right now (a $24 value!)

By on July 28, 2014 at 10:08 AM.

7 awesome paid iPhone apps you can download for free right now (a $24 value!)

It’s the last week of July and as we enter the last month of summer freedom before school starts again, we need to make sure that we finish out the month on a high note. We’ve been sharing tons of paid iPhone and iPad apps we you lately that have gone on sale for free for a limited time, and we have no plans to slow down now. Monday has brought some great new sales with it, and we have hand-picked seven sweet paid iOS apps that you can get for free if you move quickly. More →

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Galaxy S4 Fire

Galaxy S4 bursts into flames under sleeping 13-year-old girl’s pillow

By on July 28, 2014 at 9:47 AM.

Galaxy S4 bursts into flames under sleeping 13-year-old girl’s pillow

Let this cautionary tale serve as a reminder to everyone: don’t buy unauthorized parts or accessories for your smartphone. We have seen stories of combusting cell phones before, but perhaps none have been quite as unsettling as a new report from this past weekend. According to a Dallas, Texas-based Fox affiliate, a 13-year-old girl was awoken last week when she smelled something burning. As it turns out, the Samsung Galaxy S4 that she slipped under her pillow as she fell asleep had caught fire in the middle of the night and had begun to burn her pillow and sheets. More →

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Apple Swell Acquisition

Apple’s $30 million Swell acquisition could be big for iTunes Radio

By on July 28, 2014 at 7:40 AM.

Apple’s $30 million Swell acquisition could be big for iTunes Radio

For the time being, Apple’s iTunes Radio product is something of an also-ran. It’s a nice value-add for iOS device owners, allowing them to stream Pandora-like Radio stations for free, but it doesn’t really offer any compelling features compared to bigger rival services. According to a new report, however, that may soon change. More →

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Galaxy Tab Q Release

Samsung just launched a phablet with a ridiculous 7-inch screen

By on July 25, 2014 at 6:00 PM.

Samsung just launched a phablet with a ridiculous 7-inch screen

It’s official: we have reached the peak of phablet insanity. Samsung on Friday unveiled the latest addition to its phablet lineup. While the device officially falls under Samsung’s “Tab” product family of tablets, you’ll notice that the Galaxy Tab Q is not like normal tablets. Instead, it includes an ear speaker and a microphone, and it supports voice calling. In other words, Samsung expects you to hold this gigantic beast of a tablet up to your face to make phone calls.

Please. We beg you. Don’t. More →

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LG G3 Discount Sale

Save $100 on the new king of Android phones

By on July 25, 2014 at 1:45 PM.

Save $100 on the new king of Android phones

BGR reviewed LG’s G3 smartphone earlier this week and we called it the new king of Android phones. The flagship devices features cutting-edge specs and is the first mass-market smartphone to sport a quad HD (2K) display with a pixel density of 538 pixels per inch, making it sharper than anything else on the market by a landslide. Despite the fact that the G3 just launched in the United States last week, interested consumers can already get their hands on this great smartphone for $100 off the standard purchase price. More →

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Drone Footage Disasters

Interactive map of drone footage gives you a bird’s-eye view of disasters

By on July 25, 2014 at 12:30 PM.

Interactive map of drone footage gives you a bird’s-eye view of disasters

Earlier this week, we told you about an incredible new website called TravelByDrone, which is basically a Google Maps Street View for aerial drone footage. While it doesn’t cover nearly as much ground as Street View, of course, TravelByDrone allows users to explore areas all over the world without leaving their homes. Now, another new website has been brought to our attention that also compiles aerial drone footage, but this one serves a different purpose entirely. More →

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Android L Features

7 great Android apps that will make your phone more like Android L

By on July 25, 2014 at 11:40 AM.

7 great Android apps that will make your phone more like Android L

Google’s upcoming new version of Android is an absolutely gorgeous reimagining of the company’s mobile operating system. Dubbed “Material Design,” Google has employed a new design identity throughout the user interface that makes Android L far more beautiful and approachable than the OS has ever been in the past. While Apple has done a great job of flattening its iOS platform in an effort to modernize it, Google is taking a different approach, adding different levels to the UI that combine with new graphics to create a great experience.

The problem, of course, is that Android L won’t be available until sometime this fall and even then, there’s no telling when vendors will finally start updating their phones. Luckily, you don’t have to wait to get some of the awesome new elements from Android L on your current smartphone. More →

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Verizon Unlimited Data Throttling

Are you a Verizon customer with unlimited data? Get ready to be throttled

By on July 25, 2014 at 10:48 AM.

Are you a Verizon customer with unlimited data? Get ready to be throttled

As we learned from a recent study, Verizon has been remarkably efficient at convincing unlimited wireless data plan holders to switch to newer, more profitable data plans. According to market research firm Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, just 22% of Verizon’s mobile subscribers were still on unlimited data plans as of the end of the second quarter. That still leaves millions of people with unlimited plans though, and we have bad news for all of them: According to a new report, all Verizon Wireless subscribers with unlimited data plans will be subject to throttling beginning October 1st. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

4 more awesome paid iPhone apps that are free right now

By on July 25, 2014 at 10:27 AM.

4 more awesome paid iPhone apps that are free right now

Before the sun sets on another week, we have one last batch of paid iPhone and iPad apps to share with you that are currently on sale for free for a limited time. This has been a terrific week for thrifty app shoppers looking to save money on some awesome paid apps. Today, we have four more solid offerings to share, but you’d better hurry because these sales could end at any time. More →

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