Apple’s huge iPhone event was obviously the biggest news of the day, but the dust has now settled and it’s time to move on. On Monday, BGR shared a list of eight nifty paid iPhone and iPad apps worth a combined $87 that were made available for free for a limited time, and now we’re back with eight more apps that would typically cost a combined $52. Nearly $140 worth of apps for free in just two days? That’s right, but you’d better hurry if you want to snag them all. More →
With less than 24 hours before the iPhone 6 is finally made official, many iPhone owners are looking to unload their old devices in order to mitigate the cost of a new phone — especially the 5.5-inch iPhone 6, rumored to cost $100 more than the 4.7-inch model. There are countless vendors that would be more than happy to snap up your iPhone 5, but before you take the first offer, it’s worth shopping around. More →
Another day, another set of several hundred paid iPhone and iPad apps that are now on sale for free. BGR sifts through all of them for you each day in an effort to move past the junk and share only the most interesting apps in Apple’s App Store. And today, we have eight nifty apps for you that are worth a combined $50, but can all be had for free if you move quickly. More →
Although the App Store is occasionally subjected to a flood of ridiculous clones, Apple is notorious for its strict guidelines for reviewing apps before they can be put up for sale. It’s not uncommon for noted app developers with multiple successful releases on the App Store to have to resubmit an update after Apple finds a bug or something objectionable within the app. In order to make the process easier for developers in the future, Apple has added a page to its developer website for the express purpose of letting developers know why their apps are being rejected. More →
Apple has fought the idea of adding widget support to its iOS platform for years, in theory because the company decided battery life was more important than zero-tap access to information. Some agree with that stance while others would rather have the option of using widgets on their iPhones and iPads, but now Apple has finally come up with a compromise.
In iOS 8, Apple’s next-generation mobile platform that will be released to the public later this month, developers can create widgets for their apps that will reside on the Today panel in iOS’s Notification Center. It’s not quite as practical as a home screen widget might be, but at least it’s something.
Apple is giving both of its operating systems major facelifts this fall with iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, but after 44 new patents were granted to the company on Tuesday, it’s clear that these updates are only the beginning. Patently Apple is focusing on a few of the most significant patents, starting with moving radial menus, a feature found on Samsung’s Galaxy Note line of phablets. More →
BGR celebrated Labor Day this year by bringing you $55 worth of great paid iPhone and iPad apps that were free for a limited time. In fact, a few of the apps we shared on Monday are still free if you hurry. With each new day comes a new batch of iOS app sales, however, and we’ve sifted through all the junk to bring you the cream of the crop. Today’s batch of paid apps gone free includes eight apps that are worth a combined $48, but they’re all free if you download them right away. More →
It’s Labor Day, and what better way to celebrate than by downloading a bunch of great paid iPhone and iPad apps for free? We’re starting off September on the right foot with seven nifty paid iOS apps that are all on sale for free for a very limited time. See anything you like? You’d better hurry, because these awesome sales could be over at any time. As a side note, there are still a few freebies from our last post in this series, and you can get them now if you hustle. More →
With just over a week to go until the iPhone 6 is finally unveiled, Apple’s most important product launch of the year, the company may have a major scandal to deal with that’s directly related to its iOS ecosystem. Mashable reports that hackers managed to break into a number of iCloud accounts belonging to certain celebrities, and alleged nude photos and even compromising videos have been posted as a result. More →
Another week is coming to an end and it’s been a huge one for iPhone and iPad owners looking to save some money on great apps. We’ve shared dozens of apps with you this week that are worth a combined $232, and every single one was available for free. In fact, some apps from Thursday’s post are still free. Now, we’re going to bump this week’s total up to nearly $270 with eight more paid iOS apps you can download right now without paying a cent. More →
It’s tough to remember an iPhone without third-party apps, but sure enough, the ability to download from the App Store didn’t arrive until iOS 2.0 in the summer of 2008. Though the iPhone 3G wasn’t nearly the global phenomenon that the iPhone brand as a whole is today, it was still quite clear that what Apple had just opened was the modern-day gold rush. Curious users flocked to the App Store on a daily basis — back in my time at Engadget, a few editors even pored through every single app release on a given day to see what was worth downloading. Now, with thousands being published every 24 hours, that same tactic is simply untenable. More →
Apple is constantly trying to improve the battery performance of its devices, including iPhone, iPad and MacBook, working on various ways to either increase efficiency or provide alternative charging methods. For example, the company has a patent describing ways of intelligently adapting iPhone power consumption to cater to a user’s daily needs, but also at least one patent on charging a device’s battery using solar power.
Relatively poor battery life is one of the biggest complaints people have about Apple’s iPhone lineup, and the iPhone 6 isn’t really expected to make any huge advancements in this area. The next-generation iPhones are indeed expected to have bigger batteries than current models, but they’ll also have larger displays and other new power-gulping features.
As much as people complain about battery life, few actually make an effort to adjust their usage patterns in an effort to extend each charge as long as possible. For those interested in getting more out of their batteries, there’s a nifty new iPhone app that will be a huge help. More →