Apple TV Release Date

Brand new Apple TV with Kinect-like motion controls to launch in late 2014

By on April 10, 2014 at 8:55 AM.

Brand new Apple TV with Kinect-like motion controls to launch in late 2014

Rumors surrounding a refreshed Apple TV with enhanced capabilities and redesigned software have been swirling for months, but they kicked into high gear on Thursday morning when the most reliable Apple analyst on the planet issued a new report with plenty of details on Apple’s next set-top box. More →

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iWatch Release Date

Apple’s iWatch said to come in two sizes, high-end model to cost thousands of dollars

By on April 10, 2014 at 7:45 AM.

Apple’s iWatch said to come in two sizes, high-end model to cost thousands of dollars

Does Apple plan to launch a diamond-encrusted iWatch to compliment its gold iPhone 5s? Probably not, but well-connected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities says that Apple is planning to launch several different iWatch models in 2014, including a high-end version that will cost thousands of dollars. More →

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Retina MacBook Air Release Date

Apple reportedly launching Retina MacBook Air and cheaper iMac this year

By on April 10, 2014 at 7:00 AM.

Apple reportedly launching Retina MacBook Air and cheaper iMac this year

Apple’s iMac computer lineup is gorgeous, sleek and powerful, but the models that make up the iMac family are very pricey. The MacBook Air lineup is thin, well-designed and quite capable, but there is no ultra-high resolution option like there is in the MacBook Pro family. According to a new report from an extremely reliable source, Apple is righting both of those wrongs in 2014. More →

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Old Computer Advertisements

You have to check out this awesome collection of ancient computer advertisements

By on April 9, 2014 at 2:43 PM.

You have to check out this awesome collection of ancient computer advertisements

We spend a lot of time looking forward here on BGR, but sometimes it’s fun to stop for a moment and look at the past to see how far we’ve come… and to laugh a little bit at how ridiculous some things look in hindsight. More →

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Mailbox Android Download

Mailbox, the best email app on the iPhone, is coming to Android and PC

By on April 9, 2014 at 1:40 PM.

Mailbox, the best email app on the iPhone, is coming to Android and PC

Mailbox is a fantastic app. It’s so great, in fact, that Dropbox spent $100 million to acquire it last year. The Mailbox app helped me destroy email, and for that I will forever be grateful — but there has always been one huge problem with it: there’s isn’t any desktop or Android client. As Dropbox announced on Wednesday, however, that won’t be the case for much longer. More →

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Sleep iPhone App Free Download

Download this app right now: Sleep for iPhone and iPad is now free

By on April 9, 2014 at 1:27 PM.

Download this app right now: Sleep for iPhone and iPad is now free

Getting enough sleep is hugely important for our health, but we often overlook just how crucial it really is. Sleep helps improve our ability to learn, it speeds up our metabolism, it improves our mood, it promotes cardiovascular health and it even helps fight disease. As important as sleep is, it stands to reason that the iOS App Store would be flooded with apps that claim to help you get a better rest each night. Finding a good option can be difficult, but it becomes significantly easier when one of the top-rated options becomes free for a limited time. More →

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Comcast TWC Merger Testimony

Comcast makes its case for the TWC merger, says millions of Americans will benefit

By on April 9, 2014 at 12:41 PM.

Comcast makes its case for the TWC merger, says millions of Americans will benefit

The proposed $45 billion merger between pay TV and Internet service giants Comcast and Time Warner Cable has been met with staunch opposition from consumers, rivals and several watchdog groups. On Wednesday, Comcast will make its case to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee in an effort to convince regulators and the general public that the merger benefits not just the companies involved and their shareholders, but also American consumers. More →

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iWatch Release Date

New report claims September debut for Apple’s iWatch

By on April 9, 2014 at 11:29 AM.

New report claims September debut for Apple’s iWatch

Apple’s “iWatchmay or may not be an actual smartwatch. Whatever the much rumored and hotly anticipated wearable device is or is not, a new report claims it will finally debut this coming September after years of speculation. More →

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Galaxy S5 Vs iPhone 5s Vs HTC One M8

Brand new Galaxy S5 outclassed by HTC One (M8) and six-month-old iPhone 5s in performance tests

By on April 9, 2014 at 10:33 AM.

Brand new Galaxy S5 outclassed by HTC One (M8) and six-month-old iPhone 5s in performance tests

Raw power doesn’t necessarily translate into the best user experience and for Samsung, that’s a good thing. According to a thorough technical review of Samsung’s brand new flagship Galaxy S5, the soon-to-be-released handset doesn’t measure up to HTC’s new One (M8) or even the six-month-old iPhone 5s in terms of performance. More →

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What To Do About Heartbleed

What to do about Heartbleed, the massive security bug that affects us all

By on April 9, 2014 at 10:04 AM.

What to do about Heartbleed, the massive security bug that affects us all

Heartbleed is a scary, scary bug. Without getting into the technical aspects of this recently discovered security hole, it’s an issue with OpenSSL, the security protocol used to encrypt web traffic. How vast is this gaping security hole? According to experts, about 66% of the entire Internet is impacted by Heartbleed. More →

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iPhone 6 Rumors

New report claims to reveal iPhone 6 and iPhone phablet launch timing

By on April 9, 2014 at 9:00 AM.

New report claims to reveal iPhone 6 and iPhone phablet launch timing

Another day, another set of iPhone 6 rumors that trickles out from the East. According to the latest report, Apple’s next-generation iPhone 6 is getting ready to enter its mass production phase in the coming months. The timing would align perfectly with a launch this fall, which is the timeframe expected by most industry watchers. Interestingly, however, this new report suggests that Apple’s second new iPhone for 2014 won’t hit mass production until late in the third quarter, which obviously suggests that it won’t debut until sometime later in the year or even sometime in early 2015. More →

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Chromebook Discount

Google issues new Chromebook deals to celebrate the death of Windows XP support

By on April 9, 2014 at 7:30 AM.

Google issues new Chromebook deals to celebrate the death of Windows XP support

Google’s low-cost, light-duty Chromebooks have been taking schools by storm. They’re also seen as terrific options for consumers on the hunt for a cheap web browsing box. The question of whether or not Chromebooks are suitable for the workplace, however, is a topic of much debate. That certainly won’t stop Google from making a big push in the enterprise market though, and the company on Tuesday evening announced a few new deals intended to lure enterprise users over to the Chrome side. More →

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HTC One M8 Sales

The comeback trail: An inside look at HTC’s One (M8) launch

By on April 8, 2014 at 12:55 PM.

The comeback trail: An inside look at HTC’s One (M8) launch

The launch of HTC’s new flagship smartphone was accompanied by some of the most enthusiastic reviews I can recall seeing in recent history. In my own HTC One (M8) review, I called the M8 the best Android phone the world has ever seen. Other reviews from tech sites and newspapers said much of the same — but as far as HTC is concerned, all that praise is for naught if it doesn’t translate into retail momentum.

So it must have been quite troubling for HTC, then, when a report emerged last week suggesting that the One (M8) was off to a very slow start in the United States. The source of the report was questionable, however, and the M8 hadn’t yet been made available in most carrier stores.

Is the M8 really off to a slow start, or has HTC finally struck a chord with consumers?

During an exclusive interview with HTC America president Jason Mackenzie and VP of North America marketing Erin McGee, I sought to answer that question. More →

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