Android Sales

500? 1,000? You’ll never guess how many different Android devices are available

By on April 15, 2015 at 9:55 AM.

500? 1,000? You’ll never guess how many different Android devices are available

As we reported early Wednesday morning, the European Union has officially filed charges against Google alleging that the company has employed anti-competitive tactics in the region. Following an investigation that lasted for four years, the European Commission has filed antitrust charges and sent Google a statement of objections, which explains exactly how Google is allegedly breaking the law.

Google now has 10 days to respond, but it looks like it already has most of the high-level points for its response ready — and in an internal memo that outlines the company’s objections to the charges, there are a few interesting tidbits to be enjoyed. More →

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Galaxy S6 Video

Video: Watch someone try to kill the Galaxy S6 with fire

By on April 14, 2015 at 4:04 PM.

Video: Watch someone try to kill the Galaxy S6 with fire

Is “Will it burn?” the new “Will it blend?” One YouTuber is hoping that’s the case as he offers up a new kind of torture test to add to the growing list of Galaxy S6 abuse tests we’ve seen so far. Most tests involve dropping Samsung’s new flagship phone onto concrete to see how the new glass housing stands up to pavement — surprisingly well, judging by this test — but a new video seeks out unique ways to torture Samsung’s latest and greatest. More →

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Ransomware Removal Software

There’s finally a tool to free you from the ransomware holding your PC hostage

By on April 14, 2015 at 1:35 PM.

There’s finally a tool to free you from the ransomware holding your PC hostage

Of all the malicious software out there that we have to be afraid of, ransomware may very well be the most sinister. As its name might suggest, ransomware is malicious software that hackers use to hold your computer hostage, blocking access to all of your files unless you agree to pay a ransom. Only when the ransom is paid are your files finally freed, and failure to pay will likely result in the permanent loss of all data on your PC.

Now, however, there’s a new free tool to combat some of the most popular ransomware being used right now by hackers. More →

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Netflix Streaming Guide

Free app shows you everywhere you can stream your favorite TV series and movies

By on April 14, 2015 at 12:49 PM.

Free app shows you everywhere you can stream your favorite TV series and movies

Cord cutting was once a distant dream, but now it’s a reality for an increasing number of consumers tired of overpaying for a pay TV package. Thanks to the growing number of streaming movie and TV services like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video and more, it’s getting easier each day to cut the cord without missing too much.

The problem, however, is that it can often be difficult to find what you’re looking for on all of these streaming services. Thankfully, one nifty web app is looking to simplify the searching process. More →

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Android Tips And Tricks

This amazing secret trick will give any Android phone a huge speed boost

By on April 14, 2015 at 11:17 AM.

This amazing secret trick will give any Android phone a huge speed boost

We could spend all day counting all of the things that make Android a great platform, but for real smartphone enthusiasts, the operating system’s tweakability is surely somewhere near the top of the list. If there’s functionality you’re looking for that your Android smartphone doesn’t have out of the box, the odds are pretty good that an app or a tweak is waiting to solve your problem.

Among the thousands and thousands of great tweaks out there though, there’s one in particular that is likely the easiest, simplest and most impactful, giving your Android phone a huge speed boost in a matter of seconds with no third-party software required. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

7 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free downloads right now

By on April 14, 2015 at 10:31 AM.

7 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free downloads right now

Yesterday’s list of paid iPhone and iPad apps was a terrific one, and a few of the apps on that list can still be downloaded for free if you hurry. Today’s list might be even better though, with seven paid iOS apps — including a few that are pretty popular — that are all on sale for free for a limited time. More →

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IoT Devices Review

Connecting my life: The $50 gadget that transformed my iPhone

By on April 14, 2015 at 9:45 AM.

Connecting my life: The $50 gadget that transformed my iPhone

Apple’s latest iPhone 6 is a fantastic device that is packed full of technology. I carry one as my main phone for personal use and for work, and I have precious few complaints when it comes to functionality that the phone lacks. After all, Apple can only stuff so much into that remarkably slender 6.9 millimeter-thick case.

There are a few things rival smartphones can do that I wish my iPhone could manage as well, though. But as of today, that list has one fewer line item. More →

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Avengers Age Of Ultron Trailer

Watch this immediately: Marvel released 1:30 of brand new Avengers: Age of Ultron footage

By on April 14, 2015 at 9:20 AM.

Watch this immediately: Marvel released 1:30 of brand new Avengers: Age of Ultron footage

It seems like Marvel can do no wrong these days. Every movie the company releases is a smash hit at the box office, and the upcoming film Avengers: Age of Ultron should end up being one of the studio’s biggest blockbusters of all time. Now, with the new Avengers movie inching ever closer to its premiere less than three weeks from today, Marvel has once again teased fans with a brand new clip from the film. More →

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Apple Watch Battery Strap

This accessory will nearly double your Apple Watch’s battery life for under $100

By on April 13, 2015 at 11:59 AM.

This accessory will nearly double your Apple Watch’s battery life for under $100

There are plenty of good reasons to skip the new Apple Watch. Battery life is not one of them. Connecting your Apple Watch to a charger each night or placing it on a dock is hardly a tall order considering people take their watches off every night anyway before the go to bed, but some people still don’t like the idea of a smartwatch that will only last one day on a charge.

If you’re one of those people and battery life is your biggest barrier to entry, it might be time to breathe a sigh of relief thanks to a new accessory that’s about to launch. More →

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Best Laptop Bags

The 5 best laptop bags you’ve never heard of

By on April 13, 2015 at 11:36 AM.

The 5 best laptop bags you’ve never heard of

You take what may very well be an unhealthy amount of time picking out the perfect gear. From your laptop computer and smartphone to your headphones and ever the pens you carry. Everything has to be perfect for you, and you scrutinize every detail in order to ensure that’s the case.

Are you really going to carry all of that great gear around in some tattered bag you bought eight years ago on sale in a department store? More →

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Galaxy S6 iPhone 6 Comparison

This mega-review covers the Galaxy S6, iPhone 6 and every other flagship phone

By on April 13, 2015 at 10:50 AM.

This mega-review covers the Galaxy S6, iPhone 6 and every other flagship phone

For many, professional reviews on sites like BGR play a huge role in helping people decide which smartphone to purchase next. Reviews like our recent Galaxy S6 review and HTC One M9 review dive deep into the devices to help people better understand what it’s like to use the latest and greatest devices on the market before they even launch.

Sometimes, however, it’s nice to supplement those deep dives with a simplified review of sorts that covers not just one or two devices, but a wide range of phones that are all competing for space in your pocket. And now, one such review pitting six flagship smartphones against one another has come from an unlikely place. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

8 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time

By on April 13, 2015 at 10:04 AM.

8 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time

Time to start the week off right, with a list of nifty paid iPhone and iPad apps that are all on sale for free for a limited time. We always make sure we show readers the cream of the crop since so many paid iOS apps go on sale each day, but today’s list is a particularly good one. As always though, be sure to hurry because these sales could be over at any time! More →

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Apple Watch Preorders

How to get an Apple Watch near launch day, even if you missed out on preorders

By on April 13, 2015 at 9:20 AM.

How to get an Apple Watch near launch day, even if you missed out on preorders

As expected, Apple’s supply of Apple Watches is going to be severely constrained at launch. Several models had shipping estimates that extended into May and June the instant the Apple Watch became available for preorder this past Friday, and most models that were available for April 24th delivery were sold out in no time. So, what happens to eager Apple fans who want a Watch on day one but missed out on preorders?

Don’t worry, you can still get your hands on a brand new Apple Watch before April is through, and we’ll tell you how. More →

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