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 →
It is astonishing to think that BGR started eight years ago, and it wouldn’t have existed if not for our great readers, so we wanted to do something special this year. In addition to celebrating our anniversary, we’re also extremely excited to announce that September was our biggest month ever by a mile, and it’s all because of you. As a thank you to our awesome audience, we wanted to throw a party and invite all of you.
We are really happy to also announce an amazing event partner — HTC! In fact, this is such a special event that not only are we giving away a boatload of HTC devices, but it’s also going to be the public’s first chance to get up close and personal with some new HTC products. Plus, food and drinks are on us, so what more could you ask? More →
After 30 years, Apple has decided to return to the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on the De Anza College campus to host what could be the company’s most important event since it unveiled the first iPad four years ago. But with a completely redesigned iPhone 6, a brand new iPhone 6 phablet, a wearable device referred to as the “iWatch,” a new mobile payments platform and more set to be unveiled on Tuesday, the facility at the Flint Center apparently wasn’t the right fit for Apple’s press conference. So what did the company do? Apple built its own facility to house the event, of course. More →
Sony hasn’t been a major player in the smartphone market in recent years, but with a brand new lineup of phones for a variety of consumers, this could be the year the company finally turns things around. It all begins with the press conference at IFA 2014 where Sony is expected to unveil a whole host of products, from smartphones to tablets, audio equipment and more. More →
With all of the leaks and rumors that have been trickling out over the past few months, it seems like we have been waiting an eternity for Samsung to unveil the Galaxy Note 4. But the wait is finally over and Samsung’s next-generation flagship phablet is ready to steal the show at the annual IFA show in Berlin, Germany. More →
Google is giving the Chromebook line a major boost with enhanced Android integration. Stealing the spotlight on Amazon, all 10 of the top 10 highest rated laptops are Chromebooks. The popularity of the device has been growing rapidly, and now Google has some significant updates in store for Chrome OS. More →
Google fans, the wait is finally over — Google’s biggest event of the year is about to begin. Like Apple’s WWDC conference, Google I/O is a massive meeting of developers each year that positions them to take advantage of all of the new tools and services Google has to offer. For non-developers who use various products from Google’s gigantic ecosystem, I/O is also our first look at the latest and greatest Google has to offer. More →