iPhone Battery Life Indicator Fix

Explained: Why your iPhone 6s keeps dying suddenly, and how to fix it

Explained: Why your iPhone 6s keeps dying suddenly, and how to fix it

By on February 3, 2016 at 12:22 PM.

In the grand scheme of things, Apple’s iPhone and iPad device lineup is remarkably stable. No computer is free of all bugs and no computer ever will be completely free of issues, but iOS has become quite stable in recent years — which is much appreciated, since things were a bit rocky for a while there.

Of course, iOS 9’s overall stability doesn’t make it any less annoying when a troublesome bug does rear its ugly head, and such is the case with a new one that’s causing iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus handsets to suddenly die without any warning. Thankfully though, it looks like there’s a quick fix. More →

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iPhone 6s 3D Touch Haptic Displays

Touchscreens could soon evolve way beyond 3D Touch

By on February 1, 2016 at 6:20 PM.

Touchscreens could soon evolve way beyond 3D Touch

I’d never want to use a built-in physical keyboard on any device that has a touchscreen display, though some companies insist on coming up with such accessories. But the fact is that using touchscreens can be annoying in some instances where some sort of tactile feedback — like the presence of a button — might be helpful.

One startup figured out a way to manufacture a particular tablet case that creates buttons out of nothing (okay, it’s a liquid). More interesting, a German company is now studying a different kind of touchscreen manufacturing process that would let it add next-gen haptic feedback features to a display. Essentially, Robert Bosch wants to add a “feel” sense to displays that could be used without a person looking. More →

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iPhone Costs Around the World

iPhone prices from around the world: Cheapest to most expensive

By on January 30, 2016 at 9:00 AM.

iPhone prices from around the world: Cheapest to most expensive

Whether or not Apple beats the increasingly outlandish earnings estimates in any given quarter, no one is ever all that surprised. The iPhone is one of the best selling electronic devices on the planet, and with a premium price, the phone is enough to keep Apple swimming in profits even when other products fail to meet the same lofty expectations.

But before you complain about the iPhone’s price, remember that other countries have it far worse. More →

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iPhone 7 Features

6 ways Android outshines my iPhone 6s

6 ways Android outshines my iPhone 6s

By on January 29, 2016 at 10:29 AM.

On Thursday, I published a piece titled 8 reasons I still can’t leave the iPhone and switch to Android, in which I discussed what I believe to be the main benefits Apple’s iPhone and iOS platform have over Android. I’ve been shocked at the feedback I’ve received since then. The Android vs. iOS argument typically draws all sorts of irrational and illogical “fanboys” out of the woodwork, but the overwhelming majority of emails I received after running that article were well composed and astute. I responded to as many as I could and I ended up having a few worthwhile conversations as a result.

Many of the conversations I had focused on the other side of the story, to the point where it seems like an obvious next move is to discuss the other side of the story here. So that’s just what I’ll do now… More →

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Best Buy iPhone 6s Deal

$1 iPhone 6s deal might not even be the best thing about getting a new iPhone at Best Buy

By on January 28, 2016 at 1:53 PM.

$1 iPhone 6s deal might not even be the best thing about getting a new iPhone at Best Buy

If you’re still not convinced whether you should make the jump to Apple’s iPhone 6s, a brand new Best Buy deal might help convince you by getting you a brand new iPhone for just $1. But that killer price might not even be the best thing about purchasing your new iPhone at Best Buy — you might also end up saving some serious money on your cell phone bill each month. More →

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Galaxy S7 iPhone 6s Upgrade Program

The next brilliant idea Samsung is going to copy from Apple

By on January 27, 2016 at 6:30 PM.

The next brilliant idea Samsung is going to copy from Apple

The Galaxy S7 will be unveiled at MWC 2016 in less than a month, and it’ll hit stores on March 11th if recent reports are to be believed. The phone will bring a slew of improvements over last year’s Galaxy S6 series, sporting fresh hardware and new features.

The device is already rumored to be “borrowing” at least two iPhone 6s features, including Live Photos and 3D Touch. Now, a new report says that Samsung is ready to swipe yet another play from Apple’s playbook. More →

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iPhone 6s Keyboard: Microsoft Word Flow

How Microsoft’s new iOS keyboard app will improve your texting game

By on January 26, 2016 at 9:15 PM.

How Microsoft’s new iOS keyboard app will improve your texting game

One problem some people might have with the larger new iPhones is that they’re too big for one handed operation, especially the Plus versions. But Microsoft has figured out how to help you text easily using just one of your hands, in spite of the iPhone’s size. The company will bring its Windows Phone keyboard to iOS in the very near future, The Verge has learned. There are many third-party keyboards already available in the App Store, but Microsoft has come up with a feature that makes its keyboard stand out.

More →

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iPhone Features

25 hidden iPhone features that are really, truly hidden

25 hidden iPhone features that are really, truly hidden

By on January 22, 2016 at 10:37 AM.

How many times have you seen posts on tech sites about “hidden iPhone features” and thought to yourself, these tricks aren’t really hidden at all. We’ve even had a few articles here on BGR with tips that were indeed unknown to most users, but the savvy iOS device owners out there were undoubtedly familiar with at least a few of them.

Well, in this piece we’re going to tell you about 25 hidden features that are really, truly hidden. As in, you could look through your iPhone from now until the end of time and you wouldn’t find any of these tricks unless you know what you’re looking for. More →

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iPhone 6s Sales

New data suggests iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are underperforming compared to 2014 models

By on January 21, 2016 at 4:01 PM.

New data suggests iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are underperforming compared to 2014 models

Apple shares have been getting hammered recently as fears mount that Apple’s iPhone sales growth is finally starting to slow. The company has managed to maintain a breakneck pace since the iPhone debuted back in 2007, but analysts now fear that last year’s iPhone 6 performance — namely, the company’s record holiday quarter last year — might have been the end of the line where rapid growth is concerned.

Firm after firm has piled on since worrisome reports first started popping up, though most are simply playing follow the leader and have nothing original of value to offer. This is not the case with the results of a new study released on Thursday by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, however, which offers new data that may also point to a slower quarter than the Street had hoped for. More →

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iPhone Trade In Deals

The math they don’t want you to see: iPhone carrier trade-ins are always a bad idea

The math they don’t want you to see: iPhone carrier trade-ins are always a bad idea

By on January 21, 2016 at 10:24 AM.

Smartphone trade-in programs are big business for wireless carriers. Through these programs, customers are offered a seemingly generous discount on their next smartphone purchase when they trade in an older model. Then the old phones are polished up and resold at a profit as refurbished devices to other customers looking to save money by buying used phones.

While these programs are indeed smart business for the companies on the receiving end of your old handset, they’re always a bad idea for consumers and we’ll show you why. More →

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Most Expensive iPhone 6s Cases Advent

What it’s like to use a $1,000 titanium iPhone 6s case

By on January 16, 2016 at 11:30 AM.

What it’s like to use a $1,000 titanium iPhone 6s case

Unbox Therapy’s Lewis Hilsenteger has really been bringing it with the fancy iPhone 6s cases lately. Earlier this week, I highlighted the Unbox Therapy video about the Prong PWR Case, which I thought looked like the ultimate iPhone 6s case thanks to its ability to serve as both a detachable battery and a cord-free charger. And today, Unbox Therapy is back with yet another high-end iPhone 6s case that costs $1,000 and is made of titanium. More →

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Best iPhone 6s Cases Prong PWR

This looks like the ultimate iPhone 6s case

By on January 14, 2016 at 2:49 PM.

This looks like the ultimate iPhone 6s case

We’ve looked at a lot of different iPhone 6s cases over the past few months but this week I stumbled across what might be the ultimate iPhone 6s case. Thanks to this video from Unbox Therapy, I now know about the Prong PWR Case that offers both a detachable battery and cord-free charging all in one convenient package. More →

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