If you’re like millions of other people out there, you’re very eagerly awaiting for your iPhone 6 to arrive in the mail. To help you cope with the wait, we’ve put together a handy guide for all the ways you can check your preorder status for the iPhone 6 so you’ll know when your order has been accepted and when the device will ship to your address. More →
We’ve heard lots of Ballmer-esque comments rolling in from Swiss watch executives in the last week since Apple finally took the wraps off its hugely anticipated Apple Watch. Forbes has now scored an interview with Jean-Claude Biver, an icon in the Swiss watch industry who has had a highly distinguished career while working at Omega, Blancpain, and Hublot, among other places. Biver provides an interesting perspective because, while he admits to being “disappointed” with the Apple Watch, he also says the device gives Apple a solid foundation for doing bigger and better things in the future. More →
We haven’t seen a new Nexus device from Google so far in 2014, but according to Portugal-based tech blog 4GNews, HTC will reveal its Nexus 9 tablet at an upcoming media event on October 8th. This is the same media event that we reported on last week after receiving an invitation in our inbox with the title “Double Exposure.” More →
Later this month, Microsoft is expected to roll out its Windows 9 technical preview version, after properly unveiling its next significant desktop operating system update. In the meantime more videos demoing some of the upcoming Windows features were published online by WinFuture, confirming other major features coming to Windows 9 aside from the Start button. More →
Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are selling like hot cakes, as the company has just announced that a record 4 million combined iPhone 6 versions have been preordered in the first 24 hours, further confirming previous reports of record sales. Apple is said to be doing everything it can to make sure it has enough iPhone 6 units on hand at launch, with recent reports having revealed that the iPhone maker might have booked all the available air cargo from China to U.S. for a couple of weeks. A pilot of one such plane has decided to post images of a massive iPhone 6 shipment on MacRumors’ forums, saying that the first iPhone 6 boxes are already arriving to the U.S. – a story late last week revealed that the first maritime iPhone 6 shipments have reached the States. More →
Last week Android fans came out with an infographic that mocked the iPhone 6 for just now getting certain specifications and features that have been present in some Android phones for nearly two years. Now, via Sonny Dickson, it seems Apple fans have returned the favor by pointing out that some of the new features coming to Google’s upcoming Android L release that have been on the iPhone for years. More →
Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 4 is the company’s flagship phablet for 2014, but we still don’t have firm launch details for the upcoming new device. So, when Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus hits store shelves this Friday, the Galaxy S5 will be Samsung’s first line of defence against Apple’s debut phablet.
Now, the Galaxy S5 isn’t a “phablet” per se, at least not compared to other Samsung devices. At the same time, the device actually stacks up more closely to the larger of Apple’s two new iPhones, as opposed to the 4.7-inch iPhone 6.
So, how exactly to these two supersized smartphones compare? More →
Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 is the most hotly anticipated phablet of 2014… or at least, it was back when Samsung unveiled the new handset in early September. Now, Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus is official and according to Apple, it already represents half of the new dynamic duo that has become Apple’s fastest-selling iPhones of all time. To make matters worse, the new iPhone 6 Plus hits store shelves this coming Friday, September 19th, and while Samsung still hasn’t announced a firm release date for the Note 4, it did confirm launch timing this past weekend that will come later than most fans were hoping. More →
We normally think of diehard tech fans as overly tribalistic and unwilling to even think of trying rival products. However, in reality that’s just not the case because reasonable tech fans can actually see the plusses and minuses of different products and make decisions that aren’t based on blind loyalty to a particular brand. More →
Motorola staged an incredible comeback with the Moto X. When we reviewed it last year, we called it “the first iPhone of the Android world,” which leaves some big shoes to fill for its successor. Fortunately, Motorola seems to have defied the odds with its updated Moto X, which we were thoroughly impressed by during our first hands-on impressions with it. Now you can get your hands on a new Moto X of your own as preorders begin opening up this week. More →
Monday marks the start of a fresh new week, and it also marks the start of a number of new sales that will bring you great paid iPhone and iPad apps for free. As always, BGR has combed through dozens of apps that are currently on sale for free to bring you the best of the bunch. And today, that means a list of eight nifty apps that are normally worth a combined $39. If you hurry, however, they can all be downloaded without paying a dime. More →
Apple already announced a record number of pre-orders for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, revealing it sold 4 million combined units in the first 24 hours of preorder availability, and thus confirming similar reports from AT&T and independent checks with Apple and its carrier partners’ online stores in the markets the new iPhones will launch first. Further emphasizing the high iPhone 6 Plus demand are Apple’s rumored instructions to employees looking to buy one of the new handsets, as discovered by 9to5Mac on Twitter. More →