Galaxy Note 4 Features

10 great hidden features on the Galaxy Note 4

By on November 14, 2014 at 2:05 PM.

10 great hidden features on the Galaxy Note 4

Samsung doesn’t have a beloved blogger that diehard fans can flock to like Apple does, so the company has seemingly decided to take matters into its own hands. Earlier this week, we shared a glowing review that Samsung’s new Gear S smartwatch recently received. Sadly, that glowing review was written by… Samsung. Now Samsung is back, and it’s blogging about its flagship phablet, the Galaxy Note 4.

In its most recent post, the company has shared 10 hidden features on its best ever Note smartphone. More →

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Android Lollipop Features

How to enable Android 5.0′s most important new feature: Battery saver

By on November 14, 2014 at 1:40 PM.

How to enable Android 5.0′s most important new feature: Battery saver

Google’s latest and greatest mobile software is finally upon us, and there is plenty to love about Android 5.0. The most obvious change is the new look of the user interface in Lollipop, which Google calls Material Design. Characterized by a great use of shadows and bright, bold colors, Material Design propels Android’s interface into the future and makes it a real pleasure to use.

But there are plenty of other changes that impact the user experience, and the most important one may be Google’s new battery saver mode. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

7 awesome paid iPhone apps you can download for free right now

By on November 14, 2014 at 12:50 PM.

7 awesome paid iPhone apps you can download for free right now

Another week is nearly behind us, and the holidays are fast approaching. Of course, with the holiday shopping season almost here, you’ll want to save as much money as you can over the next couple of weeks. We’re always looking out for you here at BGR, so we have a great batch of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale to share with you today that you can download without paying a penny.

If you hurry, you can also snag a couple of freebies from yesterday’s batch, as well. More →

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Best iOS 8 Keyboards

Two great new iOS 8 keyboards you can download for free

By on November 14, 2014 at 12:25 PM.

Two great new iOS 8 keyboards you can download for free

While it didn’t pack the huge visual overhaul iOS 7 had, Apple’s recent iOS 8 update was easily the biggest update to the iOS platform in years. The new software, which was initially released in September, included tons of new features and thousands of new APIs for developers. Among them was third-party keyboard support, which iPhone and iPad users had been clamoring for.

Keyboards are a popular category and we see new additions pop up almost every week at this point, but there are two in particular — one that was just updated and one that will be updated soon — that we recommend checking out. And the best part is that they’re both free. More →

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Black Friday 2014 Ads

Huge Black Friday sales revealed for four more stores

By on November 14, 2014 at 11:35 AM.

Huge Black Friday sales revealed for four more stores

Everything we have seen so far suggests that Black Friday 2014 is going to be the biggest Black Friday ever, and retailers are readying massive sales in an effort to help ensure that will be the case. We’ve already seen the crazy sales Best Buy, Walmart, Target and other stores are cooking up, and now the full sales fliers for four more major nationwide retailers have been revealed. More →

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Android Lollipop Download Tricks

20 hidden Android 5.0 Lollipop tricks you need to know about

By on November 14, 2014 at 10:20 AM.

20 hidden Android 5.0 Lollipop tricks you need to know about

Android 5.0 Lollipop is quite possibly the most hotly anticipated Android update ever. The new software brings with it a number of key changes as well as battery life improvements and performance enhancements, but the one thing Android fans are anticipating most eagerly is the new look of Android 5.0. Material Design rockets Android into the future in terms of its appearance, and its guiding principles will also help third-party app developers improve their software.

Of course, Lollipop is about much more than a new look, and we regularly share guides that will help you get the most out of Android 5.0. More →

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Google Easter Eggs

Google Now has a hilarious new Easter egg you need to try

By on November 13, 2014 at 3:18 PM.

Google Now has a hilarious new Easter egg you need to try

Thanks to Google Now and Google’s industry-leading search engine, of course, the Google search app is a must-have for every smartphone and tablet owner. On the Google Now side of things, the app does a tremendous job of giving you important information before you can even think to ask. Then Google’s standard search features are ready to help answer all of your remaining questions.

Of course, Google is also known to have a little fun from time to time, and a new Easter egg in the company’s search app will definitely put a smile on your face. More →

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BlackBerry Samsung Partnership

BlackBerry and Samsung join forces to take on Apple

By on November 13, 2014 at 12:45 PM.

BlackBerry and Samsung join forces to take on Apple

The enemy of my enemy is my friend. Apple’s iOS platform recently started to make waves in the enterprise space, and some analysts suggested it could mean curtains for BlackBerry. Of course, BlackBerry shares are up more than 75% over the past 12 months, so the company isn’t quite down for the count despite its diminished market share.

And now, BlackBerry has joined forces with Apple’s archrival in an effort to combat Apple as it turns up the heat in the mobile enterprise market. More →

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Android Messaging App

Google wraps messages in Material Design with its beautiful new SMS replacement app

By on November 13, 2014 at 12:20 PM.

Google wraps messages in Material Design with its beautiful new SMS replacement app

At some point in the near future, just about every app on your Android device will make use of Google’s beautiful new Material Design. Until then, each and every new app with a user interface that follows the design principles of Material Design will be noteworthy, because it will provide a much more logical and attractive interface than its predecessors.

The latest such app comes from Google itself, and you need to download it immediately as a replacement for your Android phone’s stock SMS app. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

9 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free for a limited time ($36 value!)

By on November 13, 2014 at 11:30 AM.

9 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free for a limited time ($36 value!)

We shared a great list of seven paid iPhone and iPad apps with you on Wednesday, and they were all free downloads for a limited time. In fact, a few of them are still free downloads if you hurry. Now, we’re back with an even bigger list of limited-time app sales, and it includes nine apps that are regularly worth a combined $36.

If you act fast, however, you can get them all without paying a dime. More →

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iPhone 6 Camera Review

iPhone 6 gets slaughtered by a 16-month-old Nokia phone in new camera showdown

By on November 13, 2014 at 11:05 AM.

iPhone 6 gets slaughtered by a 16-month-old Nokia phone in new camera showdown

There is absolutely no question that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus share one of the most impressive cameras that has ever been built into a smartphone. There is also no question that the quality of photos captured by the iPhone 6′s camera is regularly overstated by people who don’t bother to support their claims with actual tests. Thankfully, some people have taken the time to really put the new iPhone’s camera through the paces, and while it is indeed quite impressive, it’s definitely not the best mobile camera on the market.

In fact, the iPhone 6′s camera was positively slaughtered in a recent showdown with Nokia’s Lumia 1020, a smartphone that was released well over a year ago. More →

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iPhone 8 Photos

This incredible iPhone 8 concept is the most beautiful smartphone you’ve ever seen

By on November 13, 2014 at 9:50 AM.

This incredible iPhone 8 concept is the most beautiful smartphone you’ve ever seen

Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus might represent the fastest-selling smartphone duo of all time, but some people find certain aspects of the phones’ design to be “appalling.” We also discussed some questionable design decisions in our in-depth iPhone 6 review, though we didn’t feel quite that strongly about them. Either way, it makes sense that people would begin looking toward the future in search of new iPhone designs, since not everyone is happy with the look of the current iPhones.

Now, a new iPhone concept attempts to look beyond the next few years, where Apple’s iPhone of the future is the most beautiful handset the world has ever seen. More →

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Staples Black Friday 2014

Here is everything on sale at RadioShack and Staples for Black Friday

By on November 13, 2014 at 9:25 AM.

Here is everything on sale at RadioShack and Staples for Black Friday

As is the case each and every year in the United States, this is the time of year we give thanks… and buy lots and lots of stuff. Retailers are gearing up for massive sales on Black Friday this year, and we have already shared the details of some incredible sales. Gadget seekers will find tons of crazy deals at Best Buy this year, of course, but other stores including Target and Walmart have some solid offers on tap as well. Even companies like Microsoft and Verizon are getting in on the action in 2014.

Now, the all of the sales planned at Staples and RadioShack have been revealed, and there are some insane deals in store. More →

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