Galaxy Note 7 Recall

Exploding Galaxy Note 7 handsets are apparently Apple’s fault

By on September 19, 2016 at 9:57 AM.

Exploding Galaxy Note 7 handsets are apparently Apple’s fault

Samsung has a little tiny $1 billion problem on its hands. In case you haven’t heard, Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone — which would otherwise be the most impressive phablet the world has ever seen — has a tendency to explode. A seemingly small number of the 2.5 million or so Galaxy Note 7 handsets that were built have problems with the battery. This problem, unfortunately, is a huge one that can cause the phones to explode while they’re charging. We’ve seen these Note 7 explosions destroy cars and even burn down a house, and Samsung had no choice but to issue a global recall as a result.

Well guess what: A new report now claims that Samsung’s exploding Galaxy Note 7 problem is actually kinda sorta Apple’s fault. More →

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Emmy Winners 2016

Emmy Awards 2016: All the big winners (and losers) from the Emmys

By on September 19, 2016 at 8:34 AM.

Emmy Awards 2016: All the big winners (and losers) from the Emmys

Did you catch the 2016 Emmy Award show last night? Of course you didn’t. It’s not that the awards show was on too late, or even that you were busy watching something else on TV… it’s simply that almost no one really cares about watching awards shows anymore. There are roughly 1,348 different awards ceremonies every week now, and they’ve grown so tiresome that the American public has grown numb to the spectacle.

Of course, you’re still curious to find out if your favorite show, actor or actress took home any big awards. And were there any big surprises? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Below, you’ll find a complete list of every single winner — and every single loser — from the Emmy Awards 2016. More →

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iPhone 7 Waterproof Test

The iPhone 7 waterproof tests you’ve been waiting for

By on September 16, 2016 at 4:31 PM.

The iPhone 7 waterproof tests you’ve been waiting for

Apple’s hot new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have officially been released, which means millions of eager Apple fans are going to get their hands on new iPhones over the course of the next few days. Most of those iPhones will be put to use as you might expect a smartphone to be used. A select few, however, will be brutalized, battered and beaten all for your viewing pleasure.

We’ve already seen some pretty brutal iPhone 7 torture tests — definitely check this out if you missed it earlier — and now its time to test Apple’s claim that its new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are water-resistant. More →

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11 paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

By on September 16, 2016 at 3:20 PM.

11 paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

Happy iPhone launch day, Apple fans! You’ve waiting long enough and now your precious new iPhone is finally here. We told you how to survive iPhone 7 release day and maybe even find that iPhone 7 Plus you want without needing a preorder. We showed you photos, videos and even poetry from iPhone launch day. Now, it’s time to show you a handful of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free that’ll help you fill up all that new storage space. More →

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iPhone 7 Release Date

iPhone 7 release day highlights: All this commotion over a ‘boring’ new phone

By on September 16, 2016 at 10:58 AM.

iPhone 7 release day highlights: All this commotion over a ‘boring’ new phone

OMG! Apple is Doomed! No one wants the new iPhone!

OMG! Apple is saved! Everyone wants the new iPhone!

Mixed messages everywhere… Apple bulls and bears tripping over each other to make their cases… Apple fans tripping over themselves with excitement… UPS drivers unable to drive more than a block without having to stop and deliver a tiny rectangular box… yup, it’s iPhone 7 release day, and this post will serve as your highlight reel. More →

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iPhone 7 Plus Sold Out

iPhone 7 launch day survival guide: Secret to finding the iPhone 7 Plus, and more

By on September 16, 2016 at 9:10 AM.

iPhone 7 launch day survival guide: Secret to finding the iPhone 7 Plus, and more

It’s been a long time coming and now the day Apple fans across the globe have been waiting for has finally arrived: the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are now available for sale in 28 different markets around the world. Preorder availability began on September 9th and according to three of the four major wireless carriers in the US, demand has been impressive. Apple won’t announce opening-weekend sales this year, but iPhone 7 preorders with carriers have actually managed to top iPhone 6 preorders two years ago.

Of course, not everyone preordered a new iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, and many people will be out hunting for iPhones on Friday. If you did preorder a phone, what should you expect today? Welcome to the iPhone 7 launch day survival guide, where we’ll tell you everything you need to know about release day. More →

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iPhone 7 Cases

10 best iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus cases we’ve found so far

By on September 15, 2016 at 12:38 PM.

10 best iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus cases we’ve found so far

Ladies and gentlemen, you have one more day to go before Apple’s new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus officially launch. Despite a string of negative posts on some gadget blogs ahead of the new iPhones’ launch, the iPhone 7’s release is shaping up to be one of Apple’s biggest launches ever. In fact, preorders are outpacing Apple’s record-smashing iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus at most US carriers right now.

Of course, getting a new iPhone means you also have to purchase a new case, lest you want to scratch up that new phone. You’re about to spend somewhere between $650 and $970, so scratching is the last thing you want. We’ve searched high and low, and we’ve rounded up the 10 best iPhone 7 cases that you can buy right now in this post. Some of them can be at your door in as little as one day, so your precious new iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus doesn’t have to go a single minute without protection. More →

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iOS 10 Features List

iOS 10 update puts ‘My Little Pony’ porn on your iPhone

By on September 15, 2016 at 10:58 AM.

iOS 10 update puts ‘My Little Pony’ porn on your iPhone

Apple released iOS 10 to the public earlier this week, and the reception has been overwhelmingly positive. Sure there were a few bumps in the road, like when the update left a bunch of iPhones and iPads temporarily unusable shortly after iOS 10 was first released. And sure there are some annoying changes in iOS 10, but we told you how to fix all of the big issues. One issue we didn’t cover might be the most disconcerting one yet though, and Apple might have a difficult time finding a permanent fix. More →

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Galaxy S8 Specs

Upcoming Galaxy S8 might pack a monster 3GHz chipset (and it still won’t be as fast as an iPhone)

By on September 15, 2016 at 9:16 AM.

Upcoming Galaxy S8 might pack a monster 3GHz chipset (and it still won’t be as fast as an iPhone)

Samsung is not in a very good place right now. The company is in the midst of a global recall of its latest flagship phone, the Galaxy Note 7. As we’re sure you’ve read by now, some Note 7 models shipped with faulty batteries that have been found to explode while charging. The explosions have so far caused personal injury to some users and extensive property damage for others. We’ve seen stories of Note 7 fires engulfing a parked Jeep in flames and even burning down one family’s house. Most recently, an exploding Galaxy Note 7 started a vehicle fire while the car was driving down the road.

The South Korean smartphone giant is taking a huge financial hit as a result of the recall, and its image has been tarnished as well. Of course, these will ultimately just be temporary setbacks; time heals all wounds and people forget about gadget gaffes pretty quickly — see Antennagate, Bendgate and every other “gate” for examples. So what’s coming from Samsung next year, when all the fuss over the Note 7 has long since been forgotten? More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

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

By on September 14, 2016 at 1:03 PM.

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

Okay, so you’ve had a full day now to play with Apple’s new iOS 10 update and you’ve read our coverage to learn all of the best tips and tricks out there. Now it’s time to get back to filling your phone with nifty paid iPhone and iPad apps that are on sale for free for a limited time. More →

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iOS 10 Features

How to fix the most annoying things in iOS 10

By on September 14, 2016 at 11:46 AM.

How to fix the most annoying things in iOS 10

Ladies and gentlemen, iOS 10 is finally here! After a long beta period that began back in June, Apple released the finished version of iOS 10 to the public this week and so far, the response has been overwhelmingly positive. People love the refinements in Apple’s latest OS, and if your iMessages have been anything like ours lately, they also love all the new Messages effects and third-party iMessage apps that are now supported in iOS 10. Sure there were a few bumps in the road, but things are going reasonably smoothly following the release of Apple’s new iOS 10 software for the iPhone and iPad. Of course, that doesn’t mean that everyone is happy with all the changes Apple made this year.

We showed you the 10 best new features in iOS 10 and we’ve also shown you 25 hidden iOS 10 features you probably had no idea were there. Now, it’s time to show you how to fix all the most annoying changes Apple make in its latest mobile operating system. More →

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iOS 10 Features

You’ve never seen an iPhone that looks like this

By on September 14, 2016 at 10:06 AM.

You’ve never seen an iPhone that looks like this

There are plenty of advantages Apple’s iPhone lineup has over rival smartphones. They’re faster, smoother and far more refined by most measures, and they’re supported by a third-party app ecosystem with quality that is completely unmatched. Every smartphone supports apps, of course, but none are as consistent as iOS apps and none offer the same level of quality. Even big-name developers that develop apps for multiple platforms have said as much.

But nothing is perfect, of course, and iOS definitely has its shortcomings. One of the most common gripes among savvy smartphone users is that iOS isn’t customizable enough, and it’s certainly a valid complaint. In this post, we’re going to show you a crazy glitch in iOS that will let you customize the appearance of your iPhone so that it looks completely different from anyone else’s. And the best part is that you don’t even need to jailbreak your device. More →

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Apple Watch Series 2 Review

Apple Watch Series 2 review roundup

By on September 14, 2016 at 8:51 AM.

Apple Watch Series 2 review roundup

Apple’s big press conference last week obvious focused on the companies latest and greatest smartphones, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. We’ve yet to get our hands on the new models so our review is forthcoming, but early reviews suggest Apple’s new iPhones are far less boring than some tech blogs might have led you to believe ahead of the iPhone 7’s debut. They’re hardly perfect and there’s no question that there are some issues that will bother users, but they’re easily the best iPhones Apple has ever made and they’re the most powerful smartphones on the planet by a wide margin. You can check out an iPhone 7 review roundup right here.

On Wednesday, however, attention is turning to the third new product Apple unveiled on stage last week during its big event: the Apple Watch Series 2. The early reviews are in and, as is the case with every second-generation gadget that has ever existed, reviewers are saying they wish this new version was the device Apple released in the first place. Thankfully there were a few more meaningful things said about the new Apple Watch Series 2, and you’ll find our review roundup below. More →

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