iOS 10 Public Beta 1 Download and Install

iOS 10.1 public beta 1 is out, download it right now

By on September 22, 2016 at 1:32 PM.

iOS 10.1 public beta 1 is out, download it right now

Apple on Wednesday seeded iOS 10.1 beta 1 to developers, but anyone could install it with the help of the same trick that worked during the regular iOS 10 beta period. But true Apple fans know that a public beta release follows one day after developers get theirs. And, sure enough, Apple delivered. iOS 10.1 public beta 1 is available to download right away.

If you own an iPhone 7 Plus and want to try out the new bokeh portrait mode that Apple did not include in the final iOS 10 release, you should definitely go get the beta. More →

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iOS 10 Features List

10 hidden gestures in iOS 10 to help you get the most out of your iPhone

10 hidden gestures in iOS 10 to help you get the most out of your iPhone

By on September 22, 2016 at 9:45 AM.

There are some things hiding in Apple’s new iOS 10 software that iPhone and iPad users still don’t have access to. That’s right, dark mode, we’re looking at you. The much sought-after dark user interface mode that was found buried in the code from Apple’s first iOS 10 beta back in June still hasn’t managed to see the light of day. Who knows when we might finally see dark mode make its way to iPhones and iPads around the world? In the meantime though, there are plenty of other features hiding in iOS 10 that users actually have access to, and learning about them will help you get the most out of your iPhone or iPad.

We already showed you dozens of secret features in Apple’s various iOS 10 apps, and now we’re back with a new list of hidden gestures that are going to change the way you use your iOS device. More →

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Cheap Android Phones Unlocked

10 different unlocked Android phones are on sale today on Amazon at deep discounts

By on September 22, 2016 at 8:00 AM.

10 different unlocked Android phones are on sale today on Amazon at deep discounts

People, for the love of all that is good, please stop buying smartphones from your wireless carriers. Unless you’re a technology freak and you absolutely must have the latest flagship smartphone out there, there’s just no way to justify the expense. Even mid-range phones that are seemingly affordable at your local carrier store are way overpriced. Don’t believe us? Check out the killer two-day sale happening on Amazon right now.

Today and tomorrow, Amazon is offering ridiculously low prices on 10 different unlocked Android phones. That means you can just pop in your SIM card and you’re good to go — no contract, no fuss. Examples of the deals include the $400 Netbit Robin for just $199, the $650 LG G5 for just $479, and the ALCATEL OneTouch Idol 3 for just $99. You’ll find all the deals listed below. More →

Follow @BGRDeals on Twitter to keep up with the latest and greatest deals we find around the web.

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iPhone 7 Sold Out Coco Dog

World’s most spoiled dog clearly prefers iPhones to Android

By on September 21, 2016 at 9:30 PM.

World’s most spoiled dog clearly prefers iPhones to Android

It’s hard to be a dog nowadays, especially if you’re Coco, a spoiled dog belonging to the son of a Chinese real estate billionaire. Life isn’t hard because you have to sleep on the street or eat bad kibble — it’s because the dumb humans keep giving you thousands of dollars of electronics to play with, instead of a nice stick.

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iPhone 7 Plus vs. Pixel XL

Google’s Pixel phones look like the iPhone 7, so they must be really boring

By on September 21, 2016 at 9:00 PM.

Google’s Pixel phones look like the iPhone 7, so they must be really boring

Google will launch two new smartphones this year under a new Pixel brand that will replace the Nexus family of Android handsets. The Pixel and Pixel XL are the supposed new names of the phones, which are codenamed Sailfish and Marlin. Both are supposed to be high-end devices that will feature a premium designs and top-of-the-line specs. They even come with a customized version of Nougat.

Sadly, they’re both going to be very boring because they look just like the iPhone 7. More →

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iPhone 7 Jailbreak Hack

The iPhone 7 is already jailbroken (but you can’t jailbreak yours yet)

By on September 21, 2016 at 8:00 PM.

The iPhone 7 is already jailbroken (but you can’t jailbreak yours yet)

Well, that didn’t take long. The iPhone 7 came out just a few days ago and it has already been jailbroken. Sadly, early buyers looking to jailbreak the iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus and install Cydia apps don’t have anything to be excited just yet. The author of the jailbreak is keeping the exploit private. More →

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Google Pixel XL Android 7.1 Features

Leak reveals new features coming to Google’s Pixel phones

By on September 21, 2016 at 6:25 PM.

Leak reveals new features coming to Google’s Pixel phones

When Google unveils the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones on October 4th, we’ll say goodbye to a bunch of things, including the Nexus brand, vanilla Android experience and low-cost Google devices. Recent leaks revealed almost everything there is to know about the new Google phones, but it looks like the company has more surprises in store, especially on the software side. More →

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iPhone 7 Plus vs Galaxy Note 7 Drop Test

iPhone 7 Plus and Galaxy Note 7 face off in extensive drop tests

By on September 21, 2016 at 6:00 PM.

iPhone 7 Plus and Galaxy Note 7 face off in extensive drop tests

The iPhone 7 Plus and the Galaxy Note 7 are the only two phablets making headlines this fall, if for very different reasons. But aside from the fancy cameras and built-in hand warmers, it’s good to see the physical robustness of both handsets put head to head.

That’s exactly what happens in this drop test video, which pits an iPhone 7 Plus against a Galaxy Note 7 in a series of drop tests onto concrete. It’s glass versus metal the whole way, and the results probably aren’t going to shock you.

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iPhone 7 Plus Camera

Here’s the iPhone 7 Plus’ best camera feature in action

By on September 21, 2016 at 1:48 PM.

Here’s the iPhone 7 Plus’ best camera feature in action

With the iPhone 7, Apple is taking mobile photography to the next level. While the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 was the recipient of some nice camera upgrades, the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus is truly a mobile photographers dream. Packed with two 12 megapixel sensors, one a wide angle lens and the other a telephoto lens, Apple’s dual camera system is capable of taking absolutely stunning photos with brilliant color accuracy and crisp detail.

With the iPhone 7 Plus sporting two camera sensors, Apple’s flagship iPhone is capable of all sorts of tricks, one of which is a new “Portrait” mode which blurs the background of a photo and, in turn, causes the main subject in the photo to really stand out. Apple is able to achieve this because its dual camera system is capable of measuring varying degrees of depth within a photo. As a result, Apple’s software does its magic and applies an artificial blur to the background while bringing the subject into sharper focus.

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iOS 10.1 Developer Beta Download

Apple just released iOS 10.1 beta 1 for developers

By on September 21, 2016 at 1:10 PM.

Apple just released iOS 10.1 beta 1 for developers

Just over a week after finally releasing iOS 10 to the public, Apple has begun seeding the first developer beta of iOS 10.1 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. It’s still unclear which features, if any, are going to be added in 10.1, but we’ll be keeping an eye out for any updates regarding the update.

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iPhone 7 vs. iPhone 7 Plus vs. iPhone 6s Hissing

Does the iPhone 7’s hissing sound really matter?

By on September 21, 2016 at 11:36 AM.

Does the iPhone 7’s hissing sound really matter?

There’s a new iPhone in town, which means there will be some issues to deal with, at least for a while. One of them is a hissing sound that can be heard when the larger iPhone’s processor is under a heavy load, or when you hold the back of the phone very close to your ear. We’ve already discussed the iPhone 7’s “Hissgate” issue, but more videos have been uploaded on YouTube that further investigate the matter. More →

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