We’ve got one week left in April and we plan on closing this month out with a bang. That means you can expect a solid week packed with more paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free than you know what to do with. To start things off, we’ve dug up 11 premium iOS apps that are all free downloads for a limited time, and you’ll find them all laid out below. More →
It’s not easy to imagine a world without the Windows operating system. Even in spite of Microsoft’s Windows 8 debacle, the company’s computing platform is still the most widely used desktop operating system by a wide margin. Of course, a decade ago it was equally difficult to envision a world without the Symbian platform, and now there are millions upon millions of smartphone users who don’t even know that an OS called Symbian ever existed.
What goes up must come down. Windows played an integral role in shaping personal and corporate computing, and it continues to play an integral role to this day. But the Windows platform won’t be around forever, and it’s possible that we’re about to witness the first step in a massive sea change. More →
Game of Thrones is back. Game. Of. Thrones. Is. Back! The hotly anticipated premiere of Game of Thrones season 6 finally debuted on Sunday night and it was intense, to say the least. Season 6 picked up right where season 5 left off without skipping a beat, taking us right back to the spot at Castle Black where Jon Snow was brutally murdered at mutiny swept the Night’s Watch. Then he sprang back to life and took revenge on his assailants!
No, sadly that’s not really what happened at all. Jon Snow is dead, just as HBO confirmed earlier this month. You won’t find any spoilers in this post — what you will find, however, is the first official trailer for Game of Thrones season 6 episode 2, which is set to air this coming Sunday at 9:00 p.m. EDT. More →
When life gives you lemons, make tens of millions of dollars by being one of the most popular pop singers in the world and writing an album about it.
Actually, all of the supposed drama behind Beyoncé’s new album is looking pretty real right now, because Bey just pulled a pretty intense move that completely stripped the edge from her husband’s streaming music service. Her new album Lemonade, which is said to be about recent trouble in her marriage to Jay Z involving fighting and infidelity, was promoted ahead of launch as a Tidal exclusive.
Upon release, Lemonade was indeed a Tidal exclusive… for about a day. More →
In 2007 Apple launched the iPhone, a product that would forever change the cell phone industry. It would set the bar by which all other phones were measured. It would topple giant companies and force every other player in the market to completely reinvent their product lines. It would grow to become the biggest moneymaker in Apple history, and allow the company to report the No. 1 and No. 2 most profitable quarters any company has ever reported.
Now, a brand new product that is selling twice as fast the original iPhone has been widely deemed a flop. More →
WTF?! FOMO? TMI? ICYMI? GTFO.
The Millennialification of America continued this week as Merriam-Webster published a list of some of the 1,400 words it recently added to the Merriam-Webster Unabridged dictionary. Among them are numerous acronyms, slang words and other phrases used commonly by Millennials as well as younger generations.
Here are some examples: More →
It’s our last post on paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free this week, which means we’ve got to make it count… and make it count we have. You’ll find 10 fresh freebies on today’s list that range from utilities and lifestyle apps to photo apps, a gorgeously minimalistic game and more. There are also still a few apps on sale in yesterday’s post, including one of our favorite calendar apps of all time, so be sure to check it out if you missed it. More →
Prince was, in a phrase, one of a kind. Rarely does such an eccentric and at times egotistical star actually posses the talent to back up his or her persona, but Prince was a rarity if nothing else. He was one of the most outlandish personalities of his time, and he did have the talent to back it up. He had so much talent that practically all of the greats in the industry adored and respected him despite his eccentricities. Eric Clapton was once asked in an interview what it felt like to be the best guitarist in the world, and his answer was perfect: “I don’t know. Ask Prince.”
Sadly, millennials and other young generations might not know much about Prince beyond the hilarious impersonation of him that was featured on Dave Chapelle’s old show. So we dug up one video that might just tell you everything you need to know. More →
At the high end of the smartphone market, Apple and Samsung continue to dominate as other global brands fight for scraps. This has been the case in the industry for quite some time now, and at this rate it’s not likely to change anytime soon. At the low end of the market though, something curious has happened over the past few years. A wave of China-based companies has stormed the market with surprisingly capable smartphones being sold at incredibly low prices, and they have stolen a massive chunk of business from established players like Samsung, LG and HTC.
Of all the companies analysts thought might be able to fight back against these budget brands, Apple certainly wasn’t at the top of any lists — but it looks like that’s exactly what’s happening. More →
Our list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free is coming in a little behind schedule today, but we’ve done our best to make sure that it was worth the wait. We’ve got 11 apps in total today that span a number of categories, and there are also still a whole bunch of freebies in yesterday’s post if you want to head back there to grab them. More →
The world on Thursday lost a masterful musician and storyteller in Prince, who died this morning at the age of 57. Prince’s untimely passing comes just three months after the passing of another music legend, David Bowie. It’s a sad day for music fans around the world, and our condolences extend to Prince’s friends and family.
Of course, there’s no better way to celebrate an artist than by enjoying his or her art, and right now there’s only one music streaming service with access to Prince’s catalog. More →
Did you know that Acer is hosting a big press conference at the World Trade Center in New York City today? Surprise! Acer hasn’t said much ahead of today’s event as far as what we might be able to expect, but the company did say that it will be unveiling new products across its entire portfolio. Considering how broad Acer’s product portfolio is, that means we should be in store for a pretty action-packed event today. More →
Opera made a big announcement on Thursday morning that was widely covered by tech blogs. In the latest developer preview build of its web browser for Windows and OS X, Opera has baked in unlimited free VPN service. VPN, or Virtual Private Networking, allows users to route their internet traffic through third-party servers in order to mask their actual IP addresses and increase privacy. VPN services also let users access region-blocked content, and they’re very popular among Netflix subscribers outside the United States.
This is a great feature for current Opera users and once it’s released in a public Opera build, it might even attract some new users. But you can already get unlimited free VPN service in the Chrome browser, and we’ll show you how in this post. More →