Surface Pro 3 Video

You won’t be able to stop watching this embarrassing Microsoft promo video

By on July 24, 2014 at 9:20 AM.

You won’t be able to stop watching this embarrassing Microsoft promo video

If there’s a better way to promote Microsoft’s OneNote solution and its new Surface Pro 3 tablet, we have no idea what it is. Several members of the Microsoft OneNote team recently came together to film a parody of LMFAO’s hit song of yesteryear, “I’m Sexy And I Know It.” Since they’re promoting the Surface Pro 3 and Microsoft’s great cloud-syncing notes solution OneNote, their cover is appropriately named “I Click It And I Note It,” and it focuses on OneNote’s simplicity as well as the speed with which people can take notes using the Surface Pro 3 tablet. More →

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Surface Pro 3 Sales

Microsoft says Surface Pro 3 is its fastest selling tablet yet

By on July 23, 2014 at 9:25 PM.

Microsoft says Surface Pro 3 is its fastest selling tablet yet

Microsoft reported its fiscal fourth-quarter earnings on Tuesday afternoon. While the company missed Wall Street’s consensus mainly due to poor performance out of its newly acquired Nokia smartphone division, all in all it was a fairly solid quarter with operating income coming in at $6.48 billion on revenue that beat analysts’ estimates at $23.38 billion. While we still don’t know how well the company’s Surface tablets are selling — in fact, the odds are very good that we’ll never know — Microsoft CFO Amy Hood did share a bit of good news during the company’s earnings conference call on Tuesday evening. More →

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AT&T Earnings Q2 2014

AT&T beats estimates in Q2, adds 700,000 net new smartphone subscribers

By on July 23, 2014 at 4:05 PM.

AT&T beats estimates in Q2, adds 700,000 net new smartphone subscribers

Following the solid quarter Verizon posted on Tuesday, AT&T on Wednesday reported its results for the second quarter. Wall Street was expecting a slight on-year decline in EPS, with consensus earnings of $0.65 seen on revenue totaling $33.22 billion, an improvement over the $32.1 billion in sales it posted in the June quarter last year. The numbers are now in, and AT&T beat expectations, having reported earnings of $0.68 per share on revenue of $32.6 billion. More →

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How To Disable Android App Notifications

How to stop pesky Android apps from annoying you with notifications once and for all

By on July 23, 2014 at 1:00 PM.

How to stop pesky Android apps from annoying you with notifications once and for all

Android’s notification system is without question the best in the business right now. It’s flexible and actionionable, providing a means for users to interact with notifications to save steps. For example, a user can archive or delete a new email in Gmail without ever having to open up the app. As great as Android’s notification system is, however, there are still plenty of apps that abuse it and pester users with annoying or useless notifications.

Thankfully, there is a remarkably simple way to stop annoying apps from bugging you with notifications. More →

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BlackBerry Vs Android Vs iPhone

Here’s why many people want their BlackBerrys back after switching to iOS and Android

By on July 23, 2014 at 11:34 AM.

Here’s why many people want their BlackBerrys back after switching to iOS and Android

Following the release of the original iPhone in 2007 and the subsequent launch of Android, many people with work-issued phones spent years asking for their employers to switch away from BlackBerry smartphones to more modern devices. Finally, as Apple and Google increased their focus on security and BlackBerry hit dire straights a few years ago, workers began getting what that wanted and bring your own device (BYOD) policies became more common.

More recently, however, an interesting trend is being observed: Workers want their BlackBerrys back. More →

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Top 5 iPhone Tips

5 awesome iPhone and iPad tricks you won’t believe you ever lived without

By on July 23, 2014 at 10:10 AM.

5 awesome iPhone and iPad tricks you won’t believe you ever lived without

Smartphones have completely changed the ways we work and play, but a problem has developed over the years: there are so many features and so much functionality packed into these nifty devices that it is impossible for anyone to remember it all. As a result, many of the features we might find incredibly useful often go undiscovered. Here at BGR, we try to help as often as we can but offering tips and tricks of our own, and also by bringing things to your attention when other sites offer useful tips — and here’s one we couldn’t pass on sharing. More →

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Google Maps

The latest new Google Maps feature might seem annoying, but it’s actually terrific

By on July 23, 2014 at 9:45 AM.

The latest new Google Maps feature might seem annoying, but it’s actually terrific

Advertisements can certainly be annoying, but they’re not always a bad thing. Problems arise most often when ads are intrusive or irrelevant, and when they do more to pester us than inform us. In the case of Google Maps, ads can actually be quite helpful in many scenarios, and Google just announced a few changes for the ads it serves in its Google Maps mobile app that might actually enhance users’ experiences. More →

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How To Buy OnePlus One

This is your best chance yet to get your hands on a OnePlus One… but you’d better hurry

By on July 23, 2014 at 8:00 AM.

This is your best chance yet to get your hands on a OnePlus One… but you’d better hurry

Among Android enthusiasts, the OnePlus One is easily the most desirable new smartphone of 2014 so far. It doesn’t have the 2K display from LG’s G3, the gorgeous metal build from the HTC One (M8) or the massive marketing budget backing Samsung’s Galaxy S5, but it’s a cutting edge smartphone powered by the highly hackable CyanogenMod software. What’s more, it’s shockingly affordable.

The only problem, of course, is that it’s still almost impossible to buy one. But thankfully, OnePlus just gave hopeful prospective One owners their best chance yet to get their hands on one. More →

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Privacy Badger Plugin

The EFF has a new tool that will stop websites from spying on you

By on July 22, 2014 at 6:35 PM.

The EFF has a new tool that will stop websites from spying on you

Things have gotten to the point where many Internet users are starting to assume that almost every website on the Net is spying on them or tracking them in some way. And the sad reality is in most cases, they’re correct — nearly all websites people might visit contain some code that is intended to monitor, track or even “spy” on users. So for the privacy conscious among us, is there anything we can do to stop the madness?

The answer, of course, is yes. More →

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Apple Earnings Q3 2014

Apple posts monster Q3 profit on $37.43 in revenue, beats estimates

By on July 22, 2014 at 4:31 PM.

Apple posts monster Q3 profit on $37.43 in revenue, beats estimates

Apple’s stock has been soaring lately, up more than 24% over the past three months. Shares took off in late April when Apple announced a 7-for-1 split that would take place in early June, and the stock has kept climbing gradually ever since, inching closer to an all-time high that now sits just north of $100 after adjusting for the split. And if Apple managed the blowout quarter some industry watchers are expecting it to report on Tuesday afternoon, $100 might not be far behind. More →

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MIcrosoft Earnings Q4 2014

Microsoft misses Q4 estimates with earnings of $0.55 per share on $23.38 billion in sales

By on July 22, 2014 at 4:04 PM.

Microsoft misses Q4 estimates with earnings of $0.55 per share on $23.38 billion in sales

Microsoft posted strong fiscal third-quarter earnings back in April, which helped carry the positive sentiment we’ve seen since Satya Nadella took over as CEO. Shares are now up about 12% over the past 12 months, having been given an extra boost when news leaked that Microsoft plans to eliminate 18,000 jobs, 12,500 of which will come from the Nokia devices and services business that Microsoft acquired recently. More →

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iPhone 6 Sales

Yet another sign that the iPhone 6 launch is going to be huge

By on July 22, 2014 at 1:25 PM.

Yet another sign that the iPhone 6 launch is going to be huge

Apple is expected to launch two new iPhone models in 2014, a 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and an even larger 5.5-inch “iPhone Air” phablet. Nothing is official yet, of course, but the months-long flow of rumors, leaks and solid reports has left consumers clamoring for new iPhone models with bigger screens and a sleek new design. Everything we’ve seen so far, from analyst estimates to reports of massive order volume with Apple’s manufacturing partners, has suggested that this year’s iPhone launches will be the biggest to date — and now we have yet another indication that iPhone 6 sales are going to be through the roof. More →

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iPhone 6 Preorders

iPhone 6 preorders already available from 30+ sellers

By on July 22, 2014 at 12:31 PM.

iPhone 6 preorders already available from 30+ sellers

Apple’s next-generation iPhone 6 probably won’t launch for about another two months, and all we have to go on right now in terms of what to expect is a series of leaks and unconfirmed reports. That won’t stop more than 30 companies from taking preorders for Apple’s upcoming new iPhone 6, however. More →

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