Best Free iPhone Apps

13 paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time

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13 paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time

App sales come and go but one thing is certain: if you don’t follow our series on paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free, you’ll miss the best of the bunch. We shared 10 premium apps that went on sale with you yesterday and today we’re back with a fresh batch. There are 13 freebies in total in Thursday’s post, but you’ll also find some more on Wednesday’s list that are still on sale. More →

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Apple iPhone Siri AI

Artificial intelligence isn’t going to be the end of Apple

By on May 25, 2016 at 7:30 PM.

Artificial intelligence isn’t going to be the end of Apple

Since 2007, I’ve read countless versions of the “Apple is doomed” argument, most of them related to the iPhone. Apple was doomed because it dared compete in the smartphone business, then it was doomed when Android came along, and then it was doomed every time a product failed to arouse the imagination of some analyst or journalist. In all this time, however, Apple has been anything but doomed. And it’s likely that will not happen in the foreseeable future.

Today’s version of “Apple is doomed” comes from well-known outspoken software developer Marco Arment, who has often shared his views on Apple’s business. His take on the matter has an “if” in it, suggesting this scenario isn’t likely to happen, but his reasoning isn’t entirely accurate. More →

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Apple iPhone Manufacturing in USA

Robots could be the key to moving iPhone production stateside

By on May 25, 2016 at 5:40 PM.

Robots could be the key to moving iPhone production stateside

A report today from the South China Morning Post claims that Foxconn, Apple’s longtime manufacturing partner, has replaced over half of its workforce with robots. That’s bad news for the workers and good news for Apple’s bottom line, but it also hints at something else: the solution to Apple’s offshore manufacturing “problem.”

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Best Free iPhone Apps

10 paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

By on May 25, 2016 at 11:27 AM.

10 paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

Tuesday’s collection of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free was great, but that doesn’t mean we get a free pass on Wednesday. We’re back with a fresh new back of apps that are all normally paid downloads but are on sale for free right now. You can still check back in yesterday’s post if you want though, and you’ll find that more than half of the apps listed in there are still  free. More →

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YouTube Downloader Online

New free app and site makes watching online videos like regular TV channels

By on May 25, 2016 at 10:00 AM.

New free app and site makes watching online videos like regular TV channels

One of the many reasons cord cutting has grown so popular in recent years is the abundance of video content available online. It would take 1,000 lifetimes to watch all of the videos out there, and the amount of content continues to grow exponentially. But despite all of the great content that’s freely available, cord cutters continue to subscribe to pay services like Netflix and Hulu. One reason is obviously to gain access to their content, but there’s also another problem with sites like YouTube: It is becoming increasingly difficult to find good content.

A newly launched app and website is looking to tackle that problem by offering a curated viewing experience that delivers curated streams of continuous videos that are structured like traditional TV channels. More →

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iPhone Battery Storage Case

The modular iPhone is here, and it’s ugly as hell

By on May 24, 2016 at 1:50 PM.

The modular iPhone is here, and it’s ugly as hell

Modular phones are in vogue this year: Google’s pushing ahead with plans for its own handset with interchangeable cameras and speakers, while LG has already made a stab at things with its G5. You’d be right in thinking that Apple isn’t going to make its own modular iPhone any time soon. But luckily, case maker Otterbox is on hand with the Universe case, which offers attachments for everything from tripods to lenses to flash storage.

Unfortunately, it’s also unspeakably ugly.

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Best Free iPhone Apps

12 paid iPhone apps on sale for free today

By on May 24, 2016 at 11:44 AM.

12 paid iPhone apps on sale for free today

An app that grabs still photos from your videos… an app that will help you manage your finances… an app that will block every mention of Donald Trump from your phone… all this and more can be found in today’s list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free. And if the 12 apps we’ve dug up for you today aren’t enough, be sure to check out the remaining sales in yesterday’s post. More →

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Apple iPhone Cheaper Price

Apple wants to sell cheaper iPhones

By on May 23, 2016 at 10:45 PM.

Apple wants to sell cheaper iPhones

In most countries, the iPhone is the most expensive smartphone you can buy. The iPhone’s price can be quite prohibitive in certain markets where Apple would like to see growth, including China and India, and the company is apparently aware of the problem. Without committing to anything, Apple CEO Tim Cook said during his visit in India that Apple is considering making a cheaper iPhone, but he insisted that the company’s priority is shipping quality products. More →

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Smartphone Market Share Q1 2016

Whatever you do, don’t buy these smartphones

By on May 23, 2016 at 6:00 PM.

Whatever you do, don’t buy these smartphones

There is nothing in consumer tech right now that’s as hot as the smartphone market, even as it nears saturation in many regions, and the real beauty of it is that there are so many options. Every company out there wants a piece of the action and they’re all looking for ways to differentiate their products, so there really is something for everyone. It’s not easy to make a choice that can truly be considered wrong since different people have different needs and wants, but there is one line of smartphones that people probably shouldn’t bother with unless they having a burning desire to dump hundreds of dollars into a dead platform.

As noted by market research firm Gartner, Windows Phone’s share of the global smartphone market actually fell below 1% this past quarter for the first time ever, market yet another stop on Microsoft’s one-way trip to smartphone irrelevance. As such, the worst mistake you can make when buying a new phone is to buy a Windows Phone, unless you’re fine with burning cash on a platform that’s on its way out.

Actually, there is one smartphone platform that somehow has an even lower share of the global market — BlackBerry OS — but it’s so low that it’s not even worth discussing anymore. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

10 paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time

By on May 23, 2016 at 2:01 PM.

10 paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time

After ending last week with a killer list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free, we knew we had to begin this week on the right foot. As such, we’ve put together a solid list of 10 paid iOS apps that are all free downloads for a limited time. You’ll find nifty photography apps, a top-rated game, some productivity apps you won’t want to miss, and more. As always though, these sales could end at any time. More →

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Connected Home Devices

Siri brews coffee and even starts a party thanks to a $150 DIY home automation setup

By on May 22, 2016 at 11:25 AM.

Siri brews coffee and even starts a party thanks to a $150 DIY home automation setup

Apple’s virtual personal assistant Siri started a revolution. Shortly after the feature was released, every other big consumer tech company jumped on the bandwagon and started work on voice-controlled digital assistants of their own. But as we’ve seen in the past in certain areas like mobile display quality, Apple doesn’t always hold onto the lead when it’s the first to debut exciting new technology. Such is the case with Siri, which had fallen far behind some rivals even before Google unveiled Google Assistant earlier this week at Google I/O 2016.

Siri might not be at the head of the pack anymore, but it definitely still has a few tricks up its sleeve. More →

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