iPhone Vs Android Advertising

Why the iPhone is more important to Google than Android

By on May 27, 2015 at 5:00 PM.

Why the iPhone is more important to Google than Android

Though Google these days has its hand in everything, from robotics to advanced AI, the company’s billions by and large continue to come exclusively from advertising. More to the point, 90% of the $66 billion Google generated in revenue in 2014 came directly from advertising-related ventures

Not surprisingly, an increasingly important part of Google’s advertising machine is mobile search. In 2014 alone, 18% of Google’s ad revenue, or about $11.8 billion, came from searches done on mobile devices.

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iOS Messages Bug Fix

Apple to issue emergency software fix for major iPhone-crashing bug

By on May 27, 2015 at 3:20 PM.

Apple to issue emergency software fix for major iPhone-crashing bug

In case you haven’t already heard, a pesky iOS bug unearthed earlier this week has been causing iPhones to crash and reboot when a precise string of characters is received as a text message. Additionally, the bug can also cause the Messages app to crash repeatedly upon opening.

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iPhone Messages Private Texting Tips Tricks

5 tips to make iPhone messaging as private as possible

By on May 27, 2015 at 2:40 PM.

5 tips to make iPhone messaging as private as possible

There are plenty of iOS apps that can help protect your privacy when it comes to messaging with friends and family, but that still doesn’t change the fact that you’re also very likely to use the default Messages app in iOS 8, especially because of iMessage. While iMessages are encrypted just like FaceTime calls, there are other things you can do to protect your privacy on the iPhone while using the MEssages app. More →

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iPhone Live Streaming

The app you’ve been waiting for: Live-stream your iPhone’s screen for free

By on May 27, 2015 at 1:56 PM.

The app you’ve been waiting for: Live-stream your iPhone’s screen for free

Have you ever tried repeatedly to explain something to a friend or family member in an effort to help them solve a problem on their iPhone or iPad? Have you wanted to share something you’re doing on your phone with someone who isn’t in your immediate vicinity? You can always take a bunch of screenshots and message them to the person you’re dealing with, but beyond that you’re out of luck — until now. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

7 best paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free today

By on May 27, 2015 at 10:23 AM.

7 best paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free today

Our lists of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free are always wildly popular, but yesterday’s post was a particularly big one. We’re not stopping there, of course, and today we have a fresh new list of seven paid iOS apps that are all on sale for free for a limited time.

If seven won’t do the trick for you though, there are still a few paid apps on sale for free in yesterday’s post. More →

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iPhone Messages Bug

Watch a crazy iOS bug cause iPhones to crash just by receiving a text message

By on May 27, 2015 at 8:30 AM.

Watch a crazy iOS bug cause iPhones to crash just by receiving a text message

A newly discovered and potentially worrisome iOS bug has been causing Phones to crash and automatically reboot when a certain string of characters is received via the Messages app. The string in question, which consists of both english and arabic characters, was first brought to light via a Reddit thread before being corroborated by MacRumors late on Wednesday evening.

“Sending the string of characters to an iPhone results in an immediate respring, causing an iPhone to crash and quickly reboot,” the report notes. “From there, if the Messages app was opened at a list view, the Messages app crashes automatically when you try to open it. If it was opened to the conversation where you received the message, the app will open, but attempting to go to another conversation causes Messages to crash.”

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Best Free iPhone Apps

8 paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free for a limited time

By on May 26, 2015 at 10:20 AM.

8 paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free for a limited time

Monday’s list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free was a great one in celebration of Memorial Day, but the sales don’t stop just because the holiday is behind us. We’ve got either great paid iOS apps to share with you today, and each and every one is on sale right now for free.

There are also still a few paid apps on sale for free in yesterday’s post, so be sure to check that one out as well. More →

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iPhone Case Keyboard Memorial Day Sale

Phone cases, screen protectors and more: 50% off during Zagg’s Memorial Day sale

By on May 25, 2015 at 1:20 PM.

Phone cases, screen protectors and more: 50% off during Zagg’s Memorial Day sale

It’s not Black Friday, but it’ll have to do for now. Great technology deals are popping up all over the Internet today in celebration of Memorial Day, including a 50% sitewide sale at Zagg.com. You might not recognize the name, but Zagg is responsible for the popular InvisibleShield line of smartphone and tablet screen protectors. More →

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BlackBerry Vs iPhone

Here’s what BlackBerry’s co-CEOs said the first time they saw the iPhone

By on May 25, 2015 at 12:30 PM.

Here’s what BlackBerry’s co-CEOs said the first time they saw the iPhone

BGR was one of the first sites to call BlackBerry’s coming downfall, and we gave the world an unprecedented inside look at the company’s decline. At one point, we even became an outlet for executives at the company to anonymously plead with the company’s top brass in an effort to turn things around. Of course, those pleas fell on deaf ears and the company came crashing down around them.

BlackBerry is now a shell of its former self, and the company continues to struggle to find its place in the industry. Adding insult to injury, BlackBerry has to relive its toppling yet again thanks to the upcoming release of a new book that pulls back the curtain to give us a new inside look at BlackBerry’s epic decline. More →

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cCloud TV Link

Pirate’s paradise: cCloud TV streams HBO, ESPN and 50 other live channels for free

By on May 25, 2015 at 11:15 AM.

Pirate’s paradise: cCloud TV streams HBO, ESPN and 50 other live channels for free

If Popcorn Time is the “Netflix for pirates,” a service called cCloud TV is the “Popcorn Time for live TV.”

There is nothing legal about cCloud TV, a service that pirates live television stations and allows users to stream them to a wide range of devices for free. That won’t stop people from from using the young service for as long as it can keep its servers up though, and the team behind it announced on Sunday that users can now stream more than 50 channels of live TV content including HBO, ESPN, AMC, TBS, Showtime and more to the iPhone and iPad.

And best of all, perhaps, is the fact that users do not need to jailbreak their devices or even install any apps, because cCloud TV works right from your web browser. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

9 paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free today

By on May 25, 2015 at 10:23 AM.

9 paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free today

Happy Memorial Day, BGR readers! You can celebrate the holiday with beers and a barbecue, or you can celebrate by running around to stores in your area in search of the best sales. Either way, you should also take a few minutes to browse today’s list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free. More →

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Microsoft Flow Download

Leak: This is Flow, Microsoft’s unreleased ’email killer’ for the iPhone

By on May 25, 2015 at 9:00 AM.

Leak: This is Flow, Microsoft’s unreleased ’email killer’ for the iPhone

If ever there was something in desperate need of a good “killing,” email is it. We have seen countless “email killers” introduced over the years and truth be told, some of them do a pretty good job of changing the way we use email, at least in part. This is in stark contrast to most other “killers,” which are typically all hype.

To date, our favorite disruptive email app is by far Mailbox, which is now owned by Dropbox. We’ve discussed it plenty of times in the past, and we even covered how we used the nifty app to destroy email. Now however, there’s a new “email killer” coming to town according to tech blogs, and the first screenshots of Microsoft’s upcoming new app were revealed in a recent leak. More →

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