Galaxy S6 Vs iPhone

Is The Galaxy S6 Stealing Away iPhone Users? New Survey May Surprise You

By on June 19, 2015 at 12:46 PM.

Is The Galaxy S6 Stealing Away iPhone Users? New Survey May Surprise You

Results from countless studies have reiterated what we already know: Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are stealing away tons of business from Android. Now that there are finally iPhones with larger displays, many old iOS users who jumped ship to Android for bigger phones are now making their way back to the iPhone. Smartphone users who have always been in the Android camp are also starting to consider an Apple phone now that 4.7- and 5.5-inch iPhones are available.

But are mobile platform switchers heading in the other direction as well? The results of a new survey conducted between April 10th and early June suggest that while plenty of Android users are moving over to iOS, there are also a significant number of iPhone users who have been wooed away by Samsung’s latest flagship phone. More →

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Galaxy S6 Plus Specs

Photo Leak: Can This Sleek Unreleased Samsung Phablet Pry You Away From Your iPhone 6 Plus?

By on June 19, 2015 at 11:35 AM.

Photo Leak: Can This Sleek Unreleased Samsung Phablet Pry You Away From Your iPhone 6 Plus?

Samsung’s Galaxy S6 edge is still my favorite Android phone. The handset is sleek, stylish, solid and remarkably powerful. It features a stunning display and cutting-edge technology, all housed in a wonderful all-aluminum and glass enclosure. And now, it looks like we’re on the verge of seeing a fresh new version of the smartphone unveiled by Samsung. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

10 Awesome Paid iPhone Apps On Sale for Free Today

By on June 19, 2015 at 10:20 AM.

10 Awesome Paid iPhone Apps On Sale for Free Today

This has been a fantastic week for paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free, and we’re finishing things on a high note. Yesterday’s post had nine great paid iOS apps on sale — some of them are still free if you hurry — and today we have 10 more for you. More →

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iOS 9 Features

Why Didn’t Apple Tell You About These 10 Great New Features Coming to Your iPhone?

By on June 19, 2015 at 9:55 AM.

Why Didn’t Apple Tell You About These 10 Great New Features Coming to Your iPhone?

Apple’s WWDC 2015 keynote was an extremely long presentation that was packed full of details about its upcoming new software and services. As long as the event was, however, it could have been 10 times longer and Apple still wouldn’t have had enough time to fit in all of the great new features it added to its two software platforms, iOS and OS X.

Where iOS is concerned, Apple ran through some terrific-looking top-level highlights, but developers (and everyone else with an Apple developer account) have now had plenty of time to dig through the first iOS 9 beta, so details on new features that Apple didn’t cover at WWDC continue to trickle out. More →

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PS4 Backwards Compatibility

Sorry, PS4 Owners… Sony Says No Backward Compatibility for You

By on June 19, 2015 at 9:05 AM.

Sorry, PS4 Owners… Sony Says No Backward Compatibility for You

Microsoft had a heck of an E3 this year. From the first announcement to the last demonstration, the company’s E3 press conference was a fan-favorite in 2015. And the company’s Minecraft demo on HoloLens was absolutely mind-blowing. It was a much-needed win for Microsoft, which has been lagging behind Sony since their current-generation video game consoles first launched ahead of the holidays in 2013.

The first announcement Microsoft made during its E3 event was Xbox One backwards compatibility, which will allow Xbox One owners to play many of their old Xbox 360 games on their new consoles. PS4 owners have been wondering whether or not the same feature would be added to the PlayStation 4, and now they finally have their answer. More →

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Nokia Smartphone Relaunch

Nokia is Planning to Help Launch a Brand New Smartphone Line

By on June 18, 2015 at 4:09 PM.

Nokia is Planning to Help Launch a Brand New Smartphone Line

BGR readers have known this for quite a while thanks to chatter from our sources, but Nokia’s CEO finally confirmed it: Nokia is plotting a smartphone comeback. Chief executive Rajeev Suri confirmed to German magazine Manager Magazin that the company is still working out the details, but it has plenty of time to figure things out. Per the terms of its deal with Microsoft, Nokia can’t use its name on cell phones until late 2016. More →

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Best iPhone Games

My Favorite iPhone Game Has a New Sequel and We’re Giving it Away for Free

By on June 18, 2015 at 3:54 PM.

My Favorite iPhone Game Has a New Sequel and We’re Giving it Away for Free

We have written about BorderLeap’s game Harmony a few times here on BGR, because it’s one of just a few games for the iPhone that I actually play. In fact, it’s easily my favorite — the puzzles are fun, and the design is unique and beautiful.

Harmony 2 picked up where the original left off, providing fresh new puzzles for those of us who burned through all the levels in the first version. Now, the third installment in the Harmony series has been released. More →

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Car Park Puzzle

Kids in Hong Kong Can Solve This Puzzle In Seconds – Can You?

By on June 18, 2015 at 1:15 PM.

Kids in Hong Kong Can Solve This Puzzle In Seconds – Can You?

Dang kids… I’ll preface this post by admitting that I could not solve this surprisingly simple puzzle. I only spent a minute or two trying to figure it out, but to be honest, I’m not sure spending more time on it would have made a difference. If anything it probably would have sent me further and further in the wrong direction.

The puzzle below was created by David J. Bodycombe, a London-based puzzle maker whose sole purpose in life is seemingly to make me feel stupid. Why? Because first grade students in Hong Kong were able to solve this simple puzzle that had me stumped in just a few seconds.

Can you figure out the answer? More →

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Best iPhone Weather Apps

3 Apps I Use to Get The Perfect iPhone Weather Experience

By on June 18, 2015 at 12:25 PM.

3 Apps I Use to Get The Perfect iPhone Weather Experience

Weather apps are big business, and it’s not hard to see why. Everyone wants the most accurate weather information as possible, and there are thousands of apps out there that compete for space on your smartphone. Where the iPhone is concerned, the weather app category is particularly crowded, and people often have trouble finding apps that suit their needs.

Well, I’ve tried them all. OK, maybe not all of them, but I’ve used dozens upon dozens of different weather apps over the years in an effort to find the perfect weather experience for the iPhone. After mowing through somewhere between 75 and 100 different apps, I’ve landed on a combination of three that deliver what I believe to be the ideal weather experience on the iPhone. More →

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Lifehacks

How Have You Survived This Long Without These 10 Brilliant Lifehacks?

By on June 18, 2015 at 11:50 AM.

How Have You Survived This Long Without These 10 Brilliant Lifehacks?

Lifehacks are a mixed bag. On one hand, they usually open our eyes to a brilliant solution to a common problem. On the flipside of the coin though, they’re easy to forget. Do yourself a favor… look through the 10 incredible lifehacks we’ve compiled below, and then bookmark this page so you can refer back to it periodically.

We promise, you won’t be sorry. More →

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What It's Like To Work For Steve Jobs

Ex-Apple Employee: Working for ‘Giant Jerk’ Steve Jobs was a Nightmare

By on June 18, 2015 at 11:02 AM.

Ex-Apple Employee: Working for ‘Giant Jerk’ Steve Jobs was a Nightmare

Earlier this week, a new account emerged from a supposed former Apple employee that revealed what it was like to work for Apple under Steve Jobs. The anonymous worker painted Jobs as a very demanding boss who worked his employees to the bone. Of course, we already knew that.

Now, however, we’re pointed to a new account from a former Apple employee who isn’t anonymous. The disgruntled former project manager suggests that not only was Jobs incredibly demanding, he was also a “giant jerk” who didn’t value his employees and who blamed others for his own mistakes. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

9 Awesome Paid iPhone Apps On Sale For Free For a Limited Time

By on June 18, 2015 at 10:10 AM.

9 Awesome Paid iPhone Apps On Sale For Free For a Limited Time

Today’s post covering paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free is probably our best one of the week. It includes nine apps in total, and they would normally cost you a combined $43 to buy. For a limited time, however, they’re all completely free.

Thursday’s list also spans a huge range of genres, and it includes an awesome tennis game that lets you use AirPlay and the iPhone’s motion sensors to play Wii-style tennis on a TV using your phone as a motion controller. So cool!

Yesterday’s post still has a few great freebies as well, so be sure to check that one out, too. More →

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Verizon FiOS New York City

New York City Slams Verizon’s Spectacular Fiber Failure

By on June 18, 2015 at 9:45 AM.

New York City Slams Verizon’s Spectacular Fiber Failure

In 2008, Verizon promised the city of New York that everyone who wanted fiber optic Internet and television service from FiOS would have it by 2014. We’re now almost halfway through 2015, and a new report reveals just how spectacular Verizon’s failure was when it came to delivering on that promise. More →

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