iPhone 6/6Plus vs. Galaxy Note 4 Sales

For every Galaxy Note 4 sold this year, 10 people will buy iPhones

For every Galaxy Note 4 sold this year, 10 people will buy iPhones

By on October 30, 2014 at 1:54 PM.

Samsung’s mobile nightmare is far from over, and the company’s mobile division — which brought in the most profit in recent years — will have a tough quarter ahead as Samsung has to fight against Apple’s iPhone 6 models. Starting Friday, both the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus will be available in stores in South Korea as well, The Korea Herald reports, with the publication confirming previous reports that said combined iPhone 6 preorders beat Galaxy Note 4 preorders in the region.

And unfortunately, that’s just the tip of the iPhone 6 iceberg for Samsung. More →

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iOS 8 Widgets PCalc

Apple threatened to remove the best iOS 8 widgets in the App Store… and then changed its mind

Apple threatened to remove the best iOS 8 widgets in the App Store… and then changed its mind

By , on October 30, 2014 at 1:32 PM.

Good news: It looks like you’ll still be able to whip out your iOS 8-powered iPhone or iPad, head to Notification Center, and perform some quick calculations on a calculator widget that you previously placed in the Today section. TechCrunch now reports that Apple has decided against an earlier decision to reject calculator apps from building iOS 8 widgets, which should come as a relief to apps like PCalc that first started complaining about Apple’s widget policies earlier this week. More →

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iPhone 6 Vs. Android Design

These pictures show one way Apple could have made the iPhone 6 even better

These pictures show one way Apple could have made the iPhone 6 even better

By on October 30, 2014 at 1:11 PM.

It’s safe to say that the iPhone 6 is the biggest smartphone hit of 2014, which is entirely to be expected given the wide acclaim it’s received and the enthusiasm that iPhone users have for the product. However, there are always things to improve with every device and these pictures posted by Gizmodo show that Apple could actually learn a thing or two when it comes to maximizing display size while minimizing extra space used for side bezels, cameras and microphones. More →

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First Interstellar Movie Clip

Video: McConaughey obliterates Moon landing truthers in the first clip from ‘Interstellar’

Video: McConaughey obliterates Moon landing truthers in the first clip from ‘Interstellar’

By on October 30, 2014 at 12:50 PM.

Unless you’re a critic, you haven’t seen Interstellar. It’s shrouded in secrecy and all you really know about it is from what you’ve seen in various ads. This first clip from the film has been released though, and it shows that the reality the movie takes place in is quite different from ours. So different, in fact, that the American government is releasing textbooks that say the Moon landing was fake.

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iOS 8.1 Bugs

How to fix the worst bugs in iOS 8.1

How to fix the worst bugs in iOS 8.1

By on October 30, 2014 at 12:31 PM.

Apple’s latest version of iOS is a huge improvement over other recent builds. It’s a particularly substantial improvement over iOS 8.0.1, which bricked about 30,000 iPhones in late September. As solid as iOS 8.1 is, however, the software still has some bugs that can be a big headache for iPhone and iPad users around the world.

That’s the bad news. The good news is that there are already things you can do to address all of iOS 8.1’s most troublesome bugs. More →

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$115 Amazon Free Android Apps

You can download $115 worth of awesome paid Android apps for free right now

You can download $115 worth of awesome paid Android apps for free right now

By on October 30, 2014 at 12:10 PM.

Android fans looking to score some free apps should check out Amazon’s Appstore today, because it’s currently offering users free access to some 40 apps and games that are worth a combined $115. This huge sale ends Saturday though, so you’d better hurry if you want to download them all. More →

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Android 5.0 Features

8 great GIFs show the best of what’s new in Android 5.0 Lollipop

8 great GIFs show the best of what’s new in Android 5.0 Lollipop

By on October 30, 2014 at 11:45 AM.

We’re just days away from seeing the first Android 5.0 devices start to ship. Google’s premium Nexus 9 tablet is set to launch this coming Monday, November 3rd, and Google’s first phablet will follow soon after, though an exact release date for the Nexus 6 is still unknown. What we do know, however, is that the new Lollipop software that powers both new Nexus devices features a stunning user interface overhaul and some great new features that Android users will love.

And what better way is there to show off those great new features than with a bunch of animated GIFs? More →

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Nexus 6 Contract Price

New report may reveal on-contract pricing for Google’s Nexus 6

New report may reveal on-contract pricing for Google’s Nexus 6

By on October 30, 2014 at 11:20 AM.

The recently unveiled Nexus 6 happens to be Google’s biggest and most expensive Nexus smartphone yet, but Google told CNET that it believes more people will buy the device regardless of its comparatively hefty price tag, and support from carriers will help. Unlike before, five U.S. mobile operators will have the smartphone in stores this year, including the four major players, and that’s also a first for a Nexus smartphone. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

7 awesome paid iPhone apps you can get free for a limited time (save $23!)

7 awesome paid iPhone apps you can get free for a limited time (save $23!)

By on October 30, 2014 at 10:55 AM.

It’s been a great week so far for paid iPhone and iPad apps that were made available for free for a limited time, and a few good ones from Wednesday’s post are still free if you hurry. Thursday is another day, however, and today we have another batch of seven apps to share. Want to download $23 worth of nifty iOS apps without paying a dime? Scroll through the list below and hurry before these limited-time sales end. More →

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Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 Unboxing Videos

Here are the first unboxing videos of the amazing Nexus 6 and Nexus 9

Here are the first unboxing videos of the amazing Nexus 6 and Nexus 9

By on October 30, 2014 at 10:30 AM.

The Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 are Google’s latest Nexus-branded smartphone and tablet, and while both devices are available for preorder from Google Play — the Nexus 6 is already sold out though — Android fans are yet to get their next Nexus toys. While you wait for your Nexus 6 and/or Nexus 9 to be delivered to your door, you can already check out the first unboxing videos, with Phone Arena having already posted such videos on YouTube. More →

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iPhone Vs Windows Phone

Here’s the $100 smartphone Microsoft says is better than the iPhone

Here’s the $100 smartphone Microsoft says is better than the iPhone

By on October 30, 2014 at 10:05 AM.

When in doubt, attack the iPhone. This is a strategy that has been employed countless times over the past seven years, ever since Apple’s iPhone first came along and turned the smartphone industry on its head in 2007. One company actually managed to turn iPhone-bashing into a successful business, but it costs Samsung double-digit billions in marketing money each year to make its anti-Apple campaign work. Of course, most companies don’t have that kind of money to spend on marketing and advertising, so they haven’t fared quite as well.

Microsoft is no stranger to targeting Apple in marketing, of course, and its latest effort is one of its most curious to date. More →

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Nexus 6 Sold Out in Google Play Store

This might be why you can’t find a Nexus 6 in the Google Play Store right now

This might be why you can’t find a Nexus 6 in the Google Play Store right now

By on October 30, 2014 at 9:40 AM.

Google opened Nexus 6 preorders on Wednesday in the U.S., but the company soon sold out the available 32GB versions of the first Nexus phablet, and the 64GB version was still listed as “coming soon.” This isn’t the first time Google’s new Nexus handsets sold out soon after being made available in the Google Play Store, but Google might have a special reason for only taking a limited number of preorders in its online store, at least according to MobileSyrup. More →

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What It's Like To Work At Apple

Anonymous Apple employees reveal what it’s like to work for Tim Cook

Anonymous Apple employees reveal what it’s like to work for Tim Cook

By on October 30, 2014 at 9:15 AM.

Despite the fact that all of its products now leak long before they are formally announced, Apple remains one of the most secretive technology companies in the world. Of course, it makes sense that the most valuable company in the United States would want to protect its secret sauce, so one can’t exactly blame Apple for closing itself off to the public, for the most part.

Then again, when a company is as secretive as Apple, it makes the private bits and pieces that do manage to trickle out far more tantalizing — and some juicy bits and pieces were shared recently when several anonymous Apple employees shared some details surrounding what it’s like to work for Apple CEO Tim Cook. More →

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