iOS 9 Features

Does iOS have a bloatware problem?

By on August 27, 2015 at 10:06 AM.

Does iOS have a bloatware problem?

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 →

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5 Apps Apple Should Buy

5 apps Apple should buy to make the iPhone even better

By on August 24, 2015 at 1:00 PM.

5 apps Apple should buy to make the iPhone even better

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 →

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Pac-Man 256 Free Download

You have to download the new free game from the creators of ‘Crossy Road’ immediately

By on August 19, 2015 at 9:15 PM.

You have to download the new free game from the creators of ‘Crossy Road’ immediately

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 →

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Best Jailbreak Tweaks

10 new jailbreak tweaks that are so cool, they’re actually making me a little jealous

By on July 27, 2015 at 9:55 AM.

10 new jailbreak tweaks that are so cool, they’re actually making me a little jealous

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.

As great as iOS 8 is — and as great as iOS 9 is shaping up to be — there are still plenty of great features that only iPhone owners who jailbreak their phones have access to. More →

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Best Cheap iPhone Apps July 24th

100 iPhone apps and games are on sale right now – here’s how to see them all

By on July 24, 2015 at 7:45 AM.

100 iPhone apps and games are on sale right now – here’s how to see them all

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 →

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iPhone Tricks

10 hidden tricks that could completely change the way you use your iPhone

By on July 22, 2015 at 9:15 AM.

10 hidden tricks that could completely change the way you use your iPhone

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 →

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iPhone Tricks

This is easily one of the coolest iPhone tricks you never knew about

By on July 13, 2015 at 11:39 AM.

This is easily one of the coolest iPhone tricks you never knew about

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 →

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How To Fix iPhone Problems

How to Fix 7 of the Most Common Problems with the iPhone

By on July 2, 2015 at 2:04 PM.

How to Fix 7 of the Most Common Problems with the iPhone

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 →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

8 Awesome Paid iPhone Apps On Sale for Free for a Limited Time

By on June 30, 2015 at 9:55 AM.

8 Awesome Paid iPhone Apps On Sale for Free for a Limited Time

We started out the week with a great list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free, and several of those apps are still free if you hurry. Today, we’ve got a fresh batch of eight more paid iOS apps, and you can download them all right now without paying a dime. More →

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Best Jailbreak Tweaks

50 Killer Jailbreak Tweaks That Will Make Most iPhone Users Jealous

By on June 30, 2015 at 9:30 AM.

50 Killer Jailbreak Tweaks That Will Make Most iPhone Users Jealous

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.

While it might not be necessary, there are still plenty of killer features that are only available to iPhone users who jailbreak their phones. More →

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Best iPhone Weather Apps

3 Apps I Use to Get The Perfect iPhone Weather Experience

By on June 18, 2015 at 12:25 PM.

3 Apps I Use to Get The Perfect iPhone Weather Experience

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 →

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iOS Security Flaw

Warning: Major iPhone Security Flaw Lets Hackers Steal All Your Passwords

By on June 17, 2015 at 10:31 AM.

Warning: Major iPhone Security Flaw Lets Hackers Steal All Your Passwords

A very serious security flaw in Apple’s iOS mobile platform and its OS X desktop operating system has been discovered by security researchers and seemingly acknowledged by Apple. Using the flaw, hackers can build an app that is capable of stealing any and all passwords saved in Apple’s Keychain. Additionally, the same flaw can reportedly be used to steal passwords directly from third-party apps as well as Apple’s own apps. More →

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