Best Apps July 2016

All the best new iOS and Android apps you need to download

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All the best new iOS and Android apps you need to download

It’s the end of July 2016. It’s too hot to go outside because our planet is melting, a reality TV star is statistically likely to become the most powerful man in the world, and your best friend has become a zombie slave to a Pokemon game.

But never fear, because there’s a whole host of fantastic new iOS and Android apps for you to download. We’ve rounded up some of the best brand-new apps you should go get on your device right now.

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Best Jailbreak Tweaks

25 iPhone tweaks that will make you want to jailbreak your phone

By on July 29, 2016 at 11:10 AM.

25 iPhone tweaks that will make you want to jailbreak your phone

Apple fans celebrated in droves earlier this week as a new iOS jailbreak was finally released for the most recent versions of Apple’s mobile platform, including the brand new iOS 9.3.3. It’s not a perfect solution and it isn’t a true untethered jailbreak, but it works very well and it’s very easy to apply. In fact, as we explained in a recent post, you don’t even have to connect your iPhone or iPad to a computer to jailbreak iOS 9.3.3 and other recent versions. Instead, you can do the whole thing on your device quickly and easily using a special web-based tool accessible in mobile Safari.

Jailbreaking is easy indeed, but is it worthwhile? Wait, don’t answer that question just yet. Check out the 25 hot iOS tweaks covered below first, and then decide. More →

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iPhone Tricks 2016

Weird iOS glitch lets you make all your iPhone folders round

By on July 26, 2016 at 6:20 PM.

Weird iOS glitch lets you make all your iPhone folders round

Remember back in April when we told you about a nifty trick that let you completely change the look of your iPhone’s home screen without having to jailbreak your device? For some odd reason, using a very small image as the wallpaper on your iPhone caused iOS to hiccup and display all of your device’s folder icons as circles rather than the standard rounded squares.

Well, this bizarre glitch is back and it still works on the latest version of iOS, which Apple just released last week. More →

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How To Jailbreak iOS 9.3.3

How to jailbreak iOS 9.3.3 on your iPhone or iPad without ever connecting to a PC

By on July 26, 2016 at 2:30 PM.

How to jailbreak iOS 9.3.3 on your iPhone or iPad without ever connecting to a PC

Chinese iPhone hackers just released a new jailbreak tool for the latest versions of iOS and not one day later, we already have a better option.

On Monday we told you about the newly updated Pangu jailbreak tool, which offered anyone with a Windows PC a means to jailbreak an iPhone or iPad running any version of iOS from iOS 9.2 through to the just-released iOS 9.3.3. There are some big caveats beyond the need for a Windows PC though, namely that this was a “semi-untethered” jailbreak that require a few extra steps each time a phone is rebooted.

Now, just one day later, there’s a new and improved jailbreak that could be the simplest way to jailbreak and iPhone that we’ve seen in years. More →

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iOS 9.3.3 Update

You should go download iOS 9.3.3 right now

By on July 18, 2016 at 1:26 PM.

You should go download iOS 9.3.3 right now

iOS 10 might be stealing all the headlines, but if you’re a mere mortal you’re probably still running iOS 9.3.3. There’s no fancy new features or redesigned apps here, but there is something actually useful: bug fixes and performance improvements.

Updating any iOS device already running iOS 9 is painless: open the Settings app, go to General, Software Update, and you should see an option to download and install the latest version of iOS.

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Pokemon Go Guide

Pokémon Go guide: Everything you need to know to get started

By on July 8, 2016 at 11:15 AM.

Pokémon Go guide: Everything you need to know to get started

If you own a smartphone, chances are good that you’ve either downloaded or thought about downloading Pokémon Go this week. Unsurprisingly, the app that turns everyone into a real-life Pokémon trainer has become a bona-fide hit just days after launching, but despite its obvious appeal, Pokémon Go can be frustratingly obtuse when it comes to explaining the rules.

In order to help you navigate the wild world of Pokémon hunting, we’ve put together a guide to walk you through the first steps of your journey as you work your way up to becoming the ultimate Pokémon master.

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Pokemon Go iOS Android Download

How to download Pokémon Go on iOS and Android for free right now

By on July 6, 2016 at 10:11 AM.

How to download Pokémon Go on iOS and Android for free right now

UPDATE: Pokémon Go is now available in the US on iOS and Android!

UPDATE 2: Check out our quick start guide to hit the ground running when you download Pokémon Go.

UPDATE 3: Pokémon Go is the biggest app in the world, but it’s not perfect. Here’s a list of features we want to see added to the game in future updates.

Ever since it was announced last year, Pokémon Go has been one of the most highly anticipated upcoming mobile app releases. It has been in beta testing for the past few months, but late on Tuesday night, the app finally began rolling out on the App Store and Google Play in select countries, including Australia and New Zealand.

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Magic Cleaner Photo Cleaning App

This app will help you get rid of all your old photos in an instant

By on June 30, 2016 at 7:30 PM.

This app will help you get rid of all your old photos in an instant

A few weeks ago, I started receiving incessant notifications on my iPhone that my iCloud storage was nearly full.

You won’t be surprised to learn that a vast majority of that storage space was being taken up by photos and videos I hadn’t sorted through in months, so I proceeded to scroll through the list and delete the ones I didn’t want, one at a time.

Had I known about Magic Cleaner, this process would have been much easier.

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WWDC 2016 Analysis

WWDC 2016 could be the start of something better

By on June 22, 2016 at 4:40 PM.

WWDC 2016 could be the start of something better

Apple’s WWDC 2016 was one of the most exciting in recent memory. Packed full of non-stop updates to all four major platforms, Jonathan and Zach give first thoughts on some of the new software out of Cupertino, what Android does that could be better than Apple’s approach to the OS, and of course, some talk on Tesla’s future.

Special thanks to Casper for sponsoring this week’s show! Made in the USA, it is an incredible product that starts at just $50.

You can get $50 off your order by visting casper.com/bgr and using the discount code BGR at checkout.

The full episode is embedded below, or you can download it on iTunes. More →

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iOS 10 New Features

6 things Apple needs to get right with iOS 10

By on June 8, 2016 at 11:21 AM.

6 things Apple needs to get right with iOS 10

WWDC, the conference where Apple lays out its software plans for the upcoming year, is always a big event. But this year feels especially momentous: Google, Amazon, Facebook and Microsoft are all going big on AI, from smart home speakers to chatbots. Chromebooks have overtaken Mac sales, and iPhone sales are slowly falling.

Frankly, it’s time for Apple to make some big changes to stay competitive, and iOS, the most widely distributed piece of Apple software, is the most important place to make them. Here’s a few things we’re hoping to see next week

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Best Email App For iPhone

Morning Mail for iPhone is an email app like you’ve never seen before

By on June 2, 2016 at 5:30 PM.

Morning Mail for iPhone is an email app like you’ve never seen before

Email hurts and everyone knows the pain all too well. Inboxes have a funny way of overflowing with more messages than you know what to do with, and it can be overwhelming. Facebook notifications, emails from your boss, emails from your coworkers, emails from your parents asking you how to fix their email… it all tends to pile up faster than you can deal with it. Isn’t there any way to stop it?

I have good news and bad news. The bad news is that the answer is no, there really isn’t a way to stop it and remain a productive member of developed society. But the good news is that there are new options out there that might help make dealing with email slightly less painful. More →

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