It’s been quite a week for paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free, and yesterday’s list was our biggest one yet. There were 10 apps in total in Thursday’s sale post, and a few of them can still be downloaded for free if you hurry. Today, however, we have eight fresh paid iOS apps that are all on sale for free for a limited time. More →
Last week, we told you about a great deal happening on Amazon. For just $11, users were able to purchase a special charger that uses Quick Charge 2.0 technology to charge their compatible smartphones and tablets up to 75% faster than some stock wall chargers. This was apparently a pretty appealing prospect for BGR readers, because they flooded the site and the charger was sold out a short while later.
Well if you missed out on that deal, don’t despair: The $11 quick charger deal is back on at Amazon — at least, while supplies last. More →
Earlier this week, it was discovered that certain offensive search queries on Google Maps were pointing users in the direction of U.S. landmarks, including the White House. It was the latest of several incidents surrounding the service and highlighted an unfortunate side effect of the ranking system that Google had put in place. More →
Where would the world be without emoji? Sure, people would be able to communicate a bit less awkwardly in person. And yes, perhaps at least one person under the age of 25 would probably know the difference between your and you’re. But those are small prices to pay for the ability to text someone with a series of cute little graphics instead of having to string sentences together.
An intriguing rumor from the music industry publication HITS Daily Double claims that the release date for Kanye West’s upcoming album, titled Swish, might be timed to coincide in some way with the upcoming launch of Apple Music. If this is indeed the case, it stands to reason that Kanye’s new album may very well be an Apple Music exclusive at launch.
“Kanye West is making changes, distancing himself from Tidal, firing Roc Nation and managing himself, with an unofficial assist from the Jenner-Kardashian clan,” the report claims. “As for Kanye’s long-delayed album, there’s some chatter that the release will be connected to Apple Music’s launch.”
In case you happen to have one or multiple adult dating website profiles, you might consider securing them right away, as one of the world’s largest such websites has been hit by hackers. The attackers managed to steal highly sensitive personal data for four million users, leaking them online in spreadsheet format. More →
Once again, we have to tip our cap in grudging admiration for the lengths the National Security Administration will go to hack into our mobile devices. The Intercept has published some new documents leaked by Edward Snowden that show how the NSA and other spy agencies at one point planned to conduct man-in-the-middle attacks between end users and Android app stores to infect users’ phones with spyware. More →
Need for Speed: Most Wanted was one of my favorite games of the last generation. It’s the second best open world racing game ever made (after the inimitable Forza Horizon 2), but its follow-up, Need for Speed Rivals, just didn’t connect with me. I wanted something even bigger and more impressive, but what I got was a conservative step into the new console generation.
Would you work at a job where its boss is a self-proclaimed “d*ckhead” who tells you straight up that the pay is “sh*t?” That’s exactly what one American restaurateur is Scotland told prospective applicants in a hilariously honest job posting before he thought better of it and decided to delete it from the web. However, Mashable informs us that his original post still survives thanks to the miracle of caching and it’s easily the funniest thing you’ll read today. More →
If you’re familiar with Tim and Eric, you might know that fans of their unique style of comedy are constantly ravenous for more content from the bizarre duo. Whether its TV shows or movies, separate or together, their audience is always willing to follow them, which is why their next baffling venture couldn’t be more appropriate.
On July 7th, Tim and Eric are publishing a book called “Tim and Eric’s Zone Theory: 7 Easy Steps to Achieve a Perfect Life,” and based on the trailer they released on Thursday, it kind of looks like their starting a religion. More →
Apple is expected to soon unveil its own music streaming service that’s supposed to take on the big players in the streaming music business, including Spotify and others. A new report says that Apple might be interested in launching its new music service in international markets as well, not just the U.S. More →
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