iOS Messages Bug Fix

Apple to issue emergency software fix for major iPhone-crashing bug

Apple to issue emergency software fix for major iPhone-crashing bug

By about 7 hours ago.

In case you haven’t already heard, a pesky iOS bug unearthed earlier this week has been causing iPhones to crash and reboot when a precise string of characters is received as a text message. Additionally, the bug can also cause the Messages app to crash repeatedly upon opening.

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Galaxy S6 Android 5.1 Update Camera

Galaxy S6 will copy a great iPhone camera feature in Android 5.1 update

By about 7 hours ago.

Galaxy S6 will copy a great iPhone camera feature in Android 5.1 update

It looks like Samsung is going to to further improve the camera performance of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge via a software update. Interestingly, the update will to bring over one of the newest iPhone camera features exactly as Apple implemented it in iOS 8.
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Hit List

iPhone Messages Private Texting Tips Tricks

5 tips to make iPhone messaging as private as possible

By about 7 hours ago.

5 tips to make iPhone messaging as private as possible

There are plenty of iOS apps that can help protect your privacy when it comes to messaging with friends and family, but that still doesn’t change the fact that you’re also very likely to use the default Messages app in iOS 8, especially because of iMessage. While iMessages are encrypted just like FaceTime calls, there are other things you can do to protect your privacy on the iPhone while using the MEssages app. More →

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Apple Watch Native SDK WWDC 2015

Expect huge Apple Watch app improvements starting this fall

By about 8 hours ago.

Expect huge Apple Watch app improvements starting this fall

One of the early criticisms of the Apple Watch has been the performance of third-party apps on the device. However, Apple operations chief Jeff Williams told Re/code on Wednesday revealed that we should start to see some significant improvements on this front later this year because Apple is planning to unveil an Apple Watch SDK at WWDC 2015 next month that will give developers native code to use for their apps and will also give them access to the device’s native sensors, such as the Digital Crown. The plan is to have the SDK come out of preview sometime in the fall, presumably alongside the final version of iOS 9. More →

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Game Changers

iPhone Live Streaming

The app you’ve been waiting for: Live-stream your iPhone’s screen for free

By about 8 hours ago.

The app you’ve been waiting for: Live-stream your iPhone’s screen for free

Have you ever tried repeatedly to explain something to a friend or family member in an effort to help them solve a problem on their iPhone or iPad? Have you wanted to share something you’re doing on your phone with someone who isn’t in your immediate vicinity? You can always take a bunch of screenshots and message them to the person you’re dealing with, but beyond that you’re out of luck — until now. More →

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Get this stylish leather Bluetooth speaker for 63% off and shipped in time for Father’s Day

By about 9 hours ago.

Get this stylish leather Bluetooth speaker for 63% off and shipped in time for Father’s Day

Whether he’s hiding out in his man cave or grilling in the backyard, this portable Veho Bluetooth speaker will ensure Dad can listen to his favorite tunes wherever he is. Grab this stylish Father’s Day gift at the BGR Store for $65 and free shipping. More →

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iOS 9 Leaked Features Proactive

Revealed: The single most exciting iOS 9 feature that’s leaked so far

By about 9 hours ago.

Revealed: The single most exciting iOS 9 feature that’s leaked so far

Let’s be honest: Most of the leaks we’ve seen about iOS 9 have been on the dull side. Apple is placing a lot of emphasis on stability with its latest software, which means it’s not adding as many new features as it has in the past. However, 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman brings us word of a new feature that really sounds like something to get excited about. More →

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Why Is Comcast So Bad

Comcast’s plan for revenge starts to take shape

By about 9 hours ago.

Comcast’s plan for revenge starts to take shape

The past year has been a very bad one for Comcast. It’s been regularly humiliated by stories about its atrocious customer service, it’s lost a high-profile net neutrality fight with the Federal Communications Commission and it’s seen its proposed megamerger with Time Warner Cable essentially blocked. However, Comcast isn’t one to take such slights lying down and now its plan to get back at its haters and critics has started to take shape. More →

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Windows 10 Free Upgrade

Is the Windows 10 upgrade going to be free for you? Here’s everything you need to know

By about 10 hours ago.

Is the Windows 10 upgrade going to be free for you? Here’s everything you need to know

Even if you haven’t yet tried it yourself, you probably already know that Windows 10 is a breath of fresh air. Windows 8 was an absolutely disaster, as Microsoft recognized that it needed to compete in the mobile space but decided that a single hybrid operating system was the answer. Sadly, the resulting OS failed on both fronts.

Windows 10 will follow the same path to an extent, but it dials back the new interface that angered so many users. Better yet, Microsoft has said on numerous occasions that the upgrade will be free for many users — but there is a great deal of confusion surrounding exactly who will be eligible for the free upgrade.

Here’s everything we know right now. More →

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How To Get Free Netflix Bank Of America

Use this trick to get free Netflix from Bank of America each month

By about 10 hours ago.

Use this trick to get free Netflix from Bank of America each month

How would you like for Bank of America to pay for your Netflix bill every month? It seems that The Penny Hoarder has found a way to make it happen. If you’re a Bank of America customer, you can sign up for one of its Better Balance Rewards Cards and use it to get enough money back from the bank to pay off your monthly Netflix bill. More →

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Oculus Rift Games

Oculus VR’s new tech is the best thing to happen to virtual reality since… Oculus VR

By about 11 hours ago.

Oculus VR’s new tech is the best thing to happen to virtual reality since… Oculus VR

Virtual Reality pioneer Oculus VR this week announced its acquisition of Surreal Vision, a company that specializes in recreating actual physical spaces in real time for insertion into a virtual reality environment. In other words, virtual reality just got real. More →

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Portable Charger

Deal alert: Get a 15,000 mAh portable charger for just $14 on Amazon right now

By about 11 hours ago.

Deal alert: Get a 15,000 mAh portable charger for just $14 on Amazon right now

Last week we told you about a killer deal on a wall charger that can potentially charge your smartphone up to 75% faster than the charger that ships with the phone. And best of all, it was just $11 thanks to a coupon. You can still purchase that nifty wall charger by following the link in our earlier post, but what happens when you need to charge your gadgets while on the go?

Now, thanks to another limited-time deal, you can get a great portable charger with plenty of capacity for just $14 from Amazon (with free Prime shipping). More →

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Android Phone Encryption Factory Reset

Wiping your Android phone doesn’t really erase your data – here’s what you need to do

By about 11 hours ago.

Wiping your Android phone doesn’t really erase your data – here’s what you need to do

Looking forward to turning your Android phone into cash that can then be used for a new smartphone purchase? Before you go ahead with your plans of selling your current handset, you should first make sure you delete your personal data from the device. And make sure you do it properly, because simply restoring to factory settings won’t be enough to really protect your data. More →

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