So your parents both have iPhones and you want to play an awesome prank on them? We have the perfect example for you that was tried and tested by a kid who decided his mom and dad shouldn’t be able to tell him he couldn’t host a party. More →
When it comes to tech coverage, Forbes is generally a pretty mixed bag. The site publishes content from a huge number of contributors, some of whom know their stuff, and some of whom are great for some comic relief and little else.
On Wednesday morning, I read a post on Forbes that fell into the former category. It was a nice quick post about Android bloatware, and it explained why future Android devices may have less of it. The post was well written, made a few good points, and offered a good quote from a VP of engineering at Google for support.
Then, Forbes’ social media editor completely ruined the post for me with a single tweet. More →
Every week, we point you in the direction of some of the App Store’s best free offerings. You’ve probably downloaded a few of the apps just to see whether or not you’d actually use them, but some apps are so incredibly useful that it’s hard to imagine why they don’t come standard on every smartphone. More →
As mobile app stores have become increasingly crowded, it’s been more and more difficult for developers to grab the attention of smartphone and tablet owners. A game really has to stand out to give curious shoppers a reason to download, even if the game’s free, but developer Hipster Whale blew away everyone’s expectations with the release of Crossy Road late last year. More →
Last year’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are the most powerful iPhones the world has ever seen. They positively pulverized quad- and octa-core Android rivals in a number of key performance tests, and they pushed Apple’s iPhone sales to an all-time high in the holiday quarter. iOS 8 makes great use of all that power, having brought a wide range of new features to the iOS platform that make it Apple’s most capable mobile platform to date.
You’re probably used to seeing quite a few free iPhone app deals on BGR, as we regularly feature some of the best paid apps on the App Store that go free for limited periods of time. But free app sales aren’t the only iOS deals you should check out these days, considering that Apple currently has a monster sale on 100 great apps and games that are currently priced at $0.99 each. More →
If Apple included a paper user manual with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus that included explanations of each and every feature, it would be the size of a phone book. The iOS platform simply packs too many features to cover them all at once, but that’s one of the great things about it. Even if you’ve been an iPhone user for years, there are still hidden features that are waiting to be discovered.
Today, we’re going to help you discover 10 such features, and you may never look at your phone the same way again. More →
Apple’s iPhone operating system started out so painfully simple that many smartphone users at the time just laughed. As it turned out, the world was dying for a simpler operating system for phones, and Apple’s iPhone flipped the industry on its head.
It’s been a long time since the iPhone was first introduced though, and Apple’s mobile software has continued to grow more complex each year. The world has grown accustomed to iOS, of course, so adding new features and flushing out existing functionality is a necessity.
But in the process, some pretty cool things get lost in the shuffle. More →
Apple’s iPhone lineup is powered by iOS, which is known for a number of things. While a few buggy initial launches might lead you to believe otherwise, iOS is actually one of the most stable widely available software platforms in the world. But stable though it may be, there are still some common problems that can be incredibly bothersome if they affect your iPhone, so we do our best to show you how to fix your phone and enjoy smooth sailing whenever possible. More →
Apple’s iOS platform has grown a tremendous amount over the past eight years. Jailbreaking used to be a necessity for power users looking to get the most out of their smartphones, but now that Apple has added so much new functionality to iOS, jailbreaking simply isn’t necessary for most users. As a result, most iPhone owners don’t bother with jailbreaks these days.
Weather apps are big business, and it’s not hard to see why. Everyone wants the most accurate weather information as possible, and there are thousands of apps out there that compete for space on your smartphone. Where the iPhone is concerned, the weather app category is particularly crowded, and people often have trouble finding apps that suit their needs.
Well, I’ve tried them all. OK, maybe not all of them, but I’ve used dozens upon dozens of different weather apps over the years in an effort to find the perfect weather experience for the iPhone. After mowing through somewhere between 75 and 100 different apps, I’ve landed on a combination of three that deliver what I believe to be the ideal weather experience on the iPhone. More →