Apple Watch Release

The incredible (and hilarious) way Apple kept the Apple Watch a secret

By about 5 hours ago.

The incredible (and hilarious) way Apple kept the Apple Watch a secret

The hype and speculation surrounding Apple’s September Apple Watch event was unprecedented, understandably so given Apple’s track record of driving innovation in new product categories. What made the event all the more exciting is that Apple was successfully able to keep important details of the device completely under wraps.

In a broad sense, sure, we knew Apple was likely to introduce a wearable device of some sort. But key details surrounding the device’s capabilities, and even what the design looked like, remained unknown until Tim Cook officially walked up on stage and unveiled the Apple Watch for the first time.

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Galaxy S6 Review

The two worst things about Samsung’s new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge

By about 6 hours ago.

The two worst things about Samsung’s new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge

Samsung finally took the wraps off of its next-generation flagship smartphones on Sunday during the company’s big Mobile World Congress press conference in Barcelona, Spain. The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge represent a complete reimagining of Samsung’s smartphone lineup, and in our hands-on previews of the Galaxy S6 and of the Galaxy S6 edge, we have had almost nothing but good things to say about them.

Of course, that doesn’t mean everyone is completely happy with Samsung’s new flagship phones. More →

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New Netflix Streaming Releases

New movies and shows you can stream on Netflix this week (Mar. 1 – Mar. 7)

New movies and shows you can stream on Netflix this week (Mar. 1 – Mar. 7)

By about 6 hours ago.

It’s that time of the week again, and BGR is bringing you a roundup of the best new content on Netflix for your streaming pleasure. A lot of your time is wasted by looking around Netflix for something you haven’t seen yet, so this update will save you some precious ticks on the clock.

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Best Free iPhone Apps

7 awesome paid iPhone apps that are now free for a limited time

7 awesome paid iPhone apps that are now free for a limited time

By about 6 hours ago.

Mobile World Congress is clearly the talk of the town this week, and it started off with a bang as Samsung unveiled its new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge smartphones after HTC took the wraps off the sleek new HTC One M9. While there is certainly plenty of news coming out of Barcelona on Monday as well, we can still stop for a moment to enjoy some great paid iPhone and iPad apps that are available for free for a limited time.

We have seven nifty apps on today’s list, and these sales could end at any time so be sure to hurry up and grab anything that looks appealing. More →

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Galaxy S6 Vs HTC One M9

Galaxy S6 vs. HTC One M9: The definitive showdown

Galaxy S6 vs. HTC One M9: The definitive showdown

By about 7 hours ago.

Sunday was easily one of the biggest days of 2015 for smartphone fans around the world, who watched along as three of the most impressive phones that have ever been created were unveiled at the annual Mobile World Congress trade show. HTC was up first, and the company showed off its next-generation HTC One M9 flagship phone, a sleek and elegant handset that continues HTC’s long tradition of class leading design. Then Samsung’s event kicked off, and the company unveiled its stunning new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge smartphones.

Now that all three of these great new Android phones are official, it’s time to run through a quick comparison and find out how they stack up against each other. More →

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iPhone 6s Specs

Next-gen iPhone 6s may include an awesome new ‘force touch’ feature

By about 7 hours ago.

Next-gen iPhone 6s may include an awesome new ‘force touch’ feature

It’s only March, which means we’re still a few months away from a deluge of iPhone 6s rumors making their way down the pipeline. Still, a recent report from AppleInsider sheds some light on an interesting feature Apple may introduce on the next-generation iPhone. More →

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Galaxy S6 Vs iPhone 6

The last word: Is the Galaxy S6 an iPhone clone?

The last word: Is the Galaxy S6 an iPhone clone?

By about 8 hours ago.

Ahead of Sunday’s huge Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge unveiling at the annual Mobile World Congress trade show in Spain, there was a lot of chatter focused on similarities between the Galaxy S6 we saw in leaks and Apple’s iPhone 6. Many people suggested that Samsung was getting ready to copy the iPhone once again with its new flagship phones — in some ways of course, that would be a good thing — and leaked images of handset prototypes certainly made it appear as though that would be the case.

Now that the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are official and we have spent some time with both new models, it’s time to determine once and for all whether or not Samsung’s latest and greatest is the blatant iPhone ripoff many Apple fans have said it is. More →

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LG Watch Urbane LTE

LG Watch Urbane LTE hands-on: Gorgeous, but a bit bulky

By about 8 hours ago.

LG Watch Urbane LTE hands-on: Gorgeous, but a bit bulky

A few days before the MWC 2015 madness started, LG surprised smartwatch fans by announcing a one of the best-looking smartwatches yet, at least until Huawei’s watch was unveiled: the LG Watch Urbane and its SIM-card carrying cohort, the LG Watch Urbane LTE. After taking the later for a brief stroll at MWC, I can say that it looks and feels good on the wrist, but it’s also a little bulky. Not to mention the fact that it runs on LG’s “Wearable Platform,” which might take some adjusting to. More →

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Galaxy S6 Specs

These are the first official photo samples from the Galaxy S6’s magnificent new camera

By about 8 hours ago.

These are the first official photo samples from the Galaxy S6’s magnificent new camera

The annual Mobile World Congress trade show didn’t officially start until today, but there is no question that Samsung stole the show on Sunday. The company’s new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge smartphones represent a bold new era at Samsung, one where the company is finally willing to build a smartphone out of premium materials that better compliment its cutting-edge specs.

Among the improvements in Samsung’s new flagship phones is an impressive new camera that could be the best smartphone camera in the world when it launches. And now, we have our first official samples of photos captured with the Galaxy S6’s camera. More →

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apple watch battery life

Apple’s secret plan to maximize Apple Watch battery life

By about 9 hours ago.

Apple’s secret plan to maximize Apple Watch battery life

The New York Times is reporting that Apple has a previously undisclosed plan to maximize battery life on the Apple Watch as much as possible.

According to the report, Apple’s watch team “developed a yet-to-be-announced feature called Power Reserve.” As the name implies, the Apple Watch in Power Reserve mode will run on low energy and will only display the time. Which is to say, all of the device’s other functions such as notifications and activity monitoring will presumably go into a sleep mode in an effort to conserve juice.

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Google Wireless Carrier Sundar Pichai

Now we know the real reason Google is becoming a wireless carrier

By about 9 hours ago.

Now we know the real reason Google is becoming a wireless carrier

Google really is going to become a wireless carrier, although you shouldn’t expect it to have a major impact on the markets where it’s launched as Google Fiber has. During a talk at Mobile World Congress this week, Android and Chrome boss Sundar Pichai explained that Google is really going to become a mobile virtual network operation (MVNO) but added that for the time being it doesn’t have plans to build its own nationwide network capable of rivaling carriers such as AT&T, Verizon, Sprint or T-Mobile. More →

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Galaxy S6 Details

Video: Watch a replay of the entire Galaxy S6 unveiling right here

By about 10 hours ago.

Video: Watch a replay of the entire Galaxy S6 unveiling right here

Despite all the leaks and rumors leading up to Sunday’s unveiling of the new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, there didn’t seem to be quite as much hype as there has been in previous years. Perhaps the taste of letdown from 2014’s Galaxy S5 was still fresh in gadget fans’ mouths, but people just didn’t seem as interested as they were in the past.

Once people got an official look at Samsung’s next-generation flagship phones, however, all that changed. More →

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