Apple’s iOS mobile platform is easily among the most user-friendly operating systems we have ever seen. But even still, there are so many features and settings that it’s practically impossible to remember them all. While it may never be possible to remember all of iOS’s features, there are some tips and tricks in particular that can dramatically improve your experience while using an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. More →
In a recent feature covering 5 gorgeous free iPhone apps, we discussed a fantastic new calendar app called Magneto that looks to put a new spin on the traditional calendar format. As impressive as this closed beta app is shaping up to be, there are still some more traditional calendar apps that do a terrific job of organizing our lives. Now, one of the best — and most expensive — options out there for the iPhone and iPad has been made available for free for a limited time. More →
Apple is often criticized for selling its chargers at a high profit margin, especially when you can easily find an incredibly cheap version on eBay. Well, it turns out there’s a reason these counterfeiters can make such cheap chargers. Engineer Ken Shirriff tore down an Apple-branded iPad charger and a counterfeit version, and he found that the counterfeit version skimps on power quality, construction, and safety. The counterfeit charger, which advertised itself as a 10W charger, was in fact just a 5W charger.
After Apple announced its earnings for the second quarter of 2014, analysts began to question the future growth potential of the iPad. Sales were undoubtedly strong, but in an industry that expects constant improvement, the year-over-year decline was troublesome. Unfortunately, based on a recent research report shared by Business Insider from Morgan Stanley’s Katy Huberty, the relatively poor performance of the iPad is just one indicator signaling significantly slowed growth for the tablet market as a whole in the coming months. More →
What’s the only thing better than a great weather app with a gorgeous design and great features? That’s right — a great weather app with a gorgeous design and great features that also happens to be free. More →
It’s time to be blunt: If you’re not using a password manager to help ensure that your online passwords are as secure as possible, you’re crazy. Hackers are lurking around every corner of the Internet, devising new schemes and plotting new attacks. Ensuring that your passwords are complex and unique for each and every Web service you use is the absolute least you can do to protect yourself.
But how will you remember all of those complex passwords? That’s where OneKey Pro comes in. More →
Despite an onslaught of competititon, Apple’s iPad received the highest marks on the latest J.D. Power tablet satisfaction survey. According to the survey of over 2,500 tablet users, the iPad ranked first in every category except price and its overall satisfaction score of 830 out of 1,000 beat Samsung at 822, Asus at 820, Amazon at 817, and Acer at 769. More →
The iOS App Store is constantly being updated with some of the most inventive, addictive games on any gaming platform, but it can be difficult to sort through the thousands of clones and free-to-play money grabs. Thankfully, Metacritic has compiled a list of the 10 top-rated iOS games of April for your viewing pleasure, and if you’ve got a few dollars sitting in your account, this is the month to spend it all. More →
Here at BGR, we often try to help point out great iPhone, iPad and Android apps that are worth checking out. Sometimes we focus on well-designed apps and sometimes we focus on apps with unique and impressive capabilities or even great apps we’re sure most people have never heard of. We always manage to find some gems to share in our stories, but there are other ways to find great apps as well, and now you can see all the best new iPhone and iPad apps of the month right in Apple’s App Store. More →
When it comes to your smartphone or tablet, there is absolutely nothing worse than the feeling you get when you realize your device is no longer by your side. First, a moment of sheer terror causes you to freeze in place. Then panic sets in and the frantic rush to retrace your steps and think of where you might have left your device makes accurately retracing those steps incredibly difficult.
But it doesn’t have to be such a horrible experience. More →
Cinegenix’s App Store description for its FiLMiC Pro video camera app begins with a shockingly bold statement. According to the company, its iOS app “beat the $5000 Sony FS100 and tied the $13,000 Canon C300 in blind audience testing” in a recent video camera shootout. Even more shocking, perhaps, is that the quality of videos captured using its popular iPhone and iPad app is so good that we absolutely believe that claim. More →
Apple’s latest earnings report was mostly good news for the company, but there was one potentially dark cloud: iPad sales. On the quarter, Apple sold 16.35 million iPads, which was below the consensus estimate of 19.7 million units sold. Analyst Benedict Evans has put together a chart for trailing twelve months unit sales for both the iPhone and the iPad and has found that the iPad’s growth has been stopped dead in its tracks. More →
Sifting through hundreds of thousands of apps in Apple and Google’s mobile app stores to find new interesting software is practically impossible thanks to all the clutter out there. We try to highlight great apps here and there on BGR — check out 10 of the most gorgeous iPhone apps ever and 15 amazing Android apps that do things the iPhone cannot for examples — but there are plenty more where those came from. As it turns out, some excellent options recently popped up when thousands of Reddit users came together in an “Ask Reddit” thread to discuss their “favorite apps that no one knows about.” More →