Thank you. After all the fun we had Thursday night, that’s all we can really say. We always love it when we get the opportunity to spend some time with readers, and there is no better way to celebrate eight years than a party with you guys. HTC was a fantastic event partner, and nearly one thousand people came to celebrate with us at Avenue in New York City over the course of the night. Of course, they all had a great time checking out HTC’s new Desire Eye smartphone and RE camera as well, and 25 lucky attendees even went home with brand new HTC phones that we gave away for free throughout the evening. More →
Apple dropped the proverbial mic at today’s event in Cupertino, California. After starting slow with some software demos and updates on iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, the iPhone maker launched into an hour of non-stop reveals, beginning with the iPad Air 2 and ending with a surprise iPad mini announcement. All in all, five new products were announced on Thursday, so we wouldn’t blame you if you happened to miss some of the details the first time around. More →
It’s been a wild ride these past eight years. BGR has grown from a tiny column on a gadget blog into one of the biggest and most influential technology news sites in the world. But as big as the site has become, we’re still a small, tight-knit team and we still appreciate all of our readers just as much as we did on day 1. So to thank you guys, we’re hosting a little party tonight in New York City. More →
Wait, you thought Apple’s huge fall event would be over by now? Not a chance. Things are still going strong in California on Thursday and the company just followed its earlier launches by announcing an all new Mac mini with faster processors and a full range of updated specs. The new Mac mini starts at just $499, $100 less than the older model, and it launches today. The Mac mini sports Intel Iris and HD Graphics 5000, fourth-generation Intel Core processors and two Thunderbolt ports, and it’s the most affordable Mac desktop ever. More →
Thursday’s big Apple event is still going strong, and the company just announced the release date for its brand new iPad Air 2. The device is somehow even thinner than the original iPad Air, the A8X processor is more powerful, the display technology is even better, the 8-megapixel rear camera is better, it has Touch ID, and the graphics are 180x faster than the original iPad. And somehow, despite all the new technology Apple stuff into the tablet, it still gets 10 hours of battery life per charge.
But when will we be able to buy one? More →
Are you ready, Apple fans? It’s finally here… the last big Apple event of the year, which just so happens to take place right ahead of the holiday shopping season. What a coincidence! Apple doesn’t like to beat around the bush, and things started strong during Thursday’s press conference as CEO Tim Cook announced that Apple has signed more than 500 partners for Apple Pay’s launch, and the service will become available to Apple customers starting this Monday. More →
It’s no mystery that there is far less hype leading up to today’s Apple event than there was leading up the its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus unveiling back in September, but today’s special press conference is still one of the biggest events of the year for consumer tech. We won’t see any sleek new smartphones unveiled, of course, but Apple has plenty more up its sleeve for Apple fans in 2014, and the company is finally about to lay its card on the table.
So what’s in store for us today? New iPad tablets will definitely make an appearance, and we’ll absolutely see some new Mac computers debut along with OS X Yosemite release details. Apple might also have a few surprises in store, of course, so you won’t want to miss a moment of today’s big press event. More →
Apple’s October event is just around the corner — actually, it’s this Thursday, the same day we’re celebrating our eight-year anniversary. In any case, Apple is holding two events this year, similar to last year. The first September event was focused on the iPhone and upcoming Apple Watch, and the second event most definitely is going to include updates to the company’s computer line.
It could be really interesting if Apple introduces not just a new Retina iMac with an insane better-than-4K resolution display, but also the rumored new Retina MacBook, which is going to be off the charts if it’s ready. More →
That’s right, it’s just around the corner. We have been overwhelmed with RSVPs for the Anniversary Event next Thursday, October 16th. Since RSVPing automatically enters you to win one of many, many HTC devices that will be given away that night, we wanted to make the process even easier (and our events team needs more than an hour of sleep a night). So, going forward, you can use the form here to enter in your details, and you then are automatically confirmed. Remember to get there early — it starts at 7:00 pm but we’re expecting a huge line. It’s also the first time you are going to get to experience the brand new HTC Desire EYE and HTC Re. More →
New iPads? Yes. New Macs? Almost certainly. New software? Get ready for Yosemite. New iPods? Precious few people still care at this point, so we’re not sure it matters. Whatever the case may be, we can expect plenty of new products to be shown off during next week’s big event as Apple unveils the rest of its product lineup for 2014. The iPad Air will be refreshed, according to several recent leaks, and we might see an updated iPad mini as well. Beyond that, several computers in Apple’s Mac lineup are due for updates, and Yosemite should finally get a firm release date.
HTC is in the midst of a period of change as it tries to return not just to profitability, but to sustained growth. The one thing that never seems to change, however, is the quality of HTC’s products, which is always class-leading. HTC’s last big smartphone launch brought the world the beautiful all-aluminum HTC One (M8), which was easily the best Android smartphone of the year until Motorola’s new Moto X came along to spoil HTC’s fun.
Will today’s event see HTC retake the throne? More →
The rumors were true: Apple just sent out invitations for its next media event which will take place on Thursday, October 16th at its Infinite Loop Campus in Cupertino, California. The event will begin at 1 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT and is expected to feature the next iPad Air and a new line of Mac computers. More →