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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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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