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Best Free iPhone Apps

8 awesome paid iPhone apps you can get for free right now

By on October 15, 2014 at 11:24 AM.

8 awesome paid iPhone apps you can get for free right now

After sharing another nine awesome paid iPhone and iPad apps with you on Tuesday that were all available for free for a limited time (some of them are still on sale if you hurry!), we’re back today with another eight iOS applications that are normally paid downloads but have been made free for a limited time. There are a few gems on today’s list, including one app that is an amazing stress reliever, so you should definitely get a move on if you want to make sure you catch them all while they’re free. More →

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How To Protect Nude Photos

New iPhone app protects your naked pics with a brilliant optical illusion

By on October 14, 2014 at 2:07 PM.

New iPhone app protects your naked pics with a brilliant optical illusion

Older generations might be disgusted by the recent massive nude celebrity photo leak and even more recent “Snappening” leak that saw thousands of nude Snapchat photos and videos hit the web. I hear and see comments all the time from people wondering why young teens and even people in their 20s continue to exchange naked pictures and videos when hacks like these are all too common. Just as many older generations don’t understand the selfie craze, we also tend to dismiss nude photo sharing, largely because it wasn’t part of our lives growing up. But the simple fact of the matter is this: Sharing nude photos and videos with smartphones is fun and exciting, and teenagers aren’t going to stop doing it, hacks or no hacks.

All of these security breaches may encourage teens to be a bit smarter about the services and technologies they use to exchange nudes, however, and a new iPhone app has found a brilliant way to help protect racy photos. More →

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iPhone 6 Sales iOS 8

Does Apple need a ‘secret weapon’ to make you buy a new iPhone every year?

By on October 14, 2014 at 11:50 AM.

Does Apple need a ‘secret weapon’ to make you buy a new iPhone every year?

Every year or so, observers who marvel at how many people will line up outside Apple stores for hours wonder what the company’s secret is to garnering such amazing devotion. There has even been some conspiratorial speculation that Apple intentionally degrades the performances of its older iPhone models just prior to new ones coming out to give users an extra incentive to shell out for a new device. The Huffington Post’s Timothy Stenovec is the latest writer to take a look at this idea, although he doesn’t go so far as to say that Apple is intentionally making older iPhones perform worse in a cynical effort to squeeze more cash from its users. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

9 awesome paid iPhone apps you can download free for a limited time (save $38!)

By on October 14, 2014 at 11:00 AM.

9 awesome paid iPhone apps you can download free for a limited time (save $38!)

We told you about eight great paid iPhone and iPad apps on Monday that were all on sale for free — in fact, you can still grab a few of them without paying a dime if you hurry. Today, however, we have an even better batch of paid apps that are regularly worth a combined $38, but each and every one is completely free right now if you act fast. More →

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iPhone Battery Life

This secret trick will dramatically improve your iPhone’s battery life

By on October 13, 2014 at 10:41 AM.

This secret trick will dramatically improve your iPhone’s battery life

As mobile devices grow increasingly more capable and complex, battery life is easily one of the most important features in smartphones these days. Sadly, it’s also one of the biggest pain points with Apple’s iPhone lineup, as we have seen in just about every survey and study that covers people’s complaints with Apple phones. Because battery technology progresses so slowly — and because Apple insists on making its iPhones as thin as possible — battery life in iPhones likely won’t see any dramatic improvements anytime soon.

Of course, that’s exactly why BGR makes sure to share as many tips and tricks as possible that might help readers extend the battery life on their iPhones. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

8 awesome paid iPhone apps you can get for free right now

By on October 13, 2014 at 10:20 AM.

8 awesome paid iPhone apps you can get for free right now

We finished last week with eight great paid iPhone and iPad apps that were available to download for free for a limited time, and we’re starting off a new week exactly the same way. Today’s batch of paid iOS apps that are on sale for free has a particularly wide scope, covering everything from productivity apps and a creative calendar app to photo editors and one of our favorite route trackers. And as always, if you want them all for free, you’d better hurry. More →

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iPhone Ethan Messaging App

There’s a messaging app that’s even more ridiculous than Yo

By on October 12, 2014 at 9:30 AM.

There’s a messaging app that’s even more ridiculous than Yo

If you think Yo is one of the silliest apps ever created — although some people might find certain special uses for it — you’d be wrong, because at least with Yo, you can sort-of communicate with your friends. The silliest messaging app ever created might be Ethan, available as a free download from the App Store, that only serves one strange purpose, and that’s to communicate with Ethan… and Ethan alone. More →

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iPad iPhone Google Search Results

Just how big is the popularity divide between the iPhone and iPad?

By on October 10, 2014 at 10:45 PM.

Just how big is the popularity divide between the iPhone and iPad?

Next week brings the introduction of the brand new iPad. The hype seems to be a bit less than that of the iPhone 6 reveal. So just how much do Apple fans care about the iPad versus the iPhone? It turns out, the difference is pretty huge.

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Toilet Art

This hilarious iPhone and Android app was designed to be used on the toilet

By on October 10, 2014 at 9:30 PM.

This hilarious iPhone and Android app was designed to be used on the toilet

We might not always talk about it, but smartphone users have developed the habit of always using their handsets while in the bathroom. Now, a new app wants people to stop hiding behind closed doors and proudly share art they draw on their surroundings while using public and private rest rooms around the world. More →

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iPhone 6 Accessories Record Profits

Apple isn’t the only company getting rich off of the iPhone 6

By on October 10, 2014 at 6:15 PM.

Apple isn’t the only company getting rich off of the iPhone 6

With record iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus sales comes the equally impressive sales of iPhone accessories. In the two weeks following the announcement of the iPhone 6 lineup, accessory sales reached a record $249 million, according to the latest data from market research firm NPD Group.

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Best Free iPhone Apps

8 awesome paid iPhone apps you can download for free right now (save $32!)

By on October 10, 2014 at 10:20 AM.

8 awesome paid iPhone apps you can download for free right now (save $32!)

Another week has passed us by, but not before BGR sneaks in one last round of nifty paid iPhone and iPad apps that are on sale for free for a limited time. Thursday’s list had a few gems on it, and some of them can still be downloaded for free if you move quickly. Today, however, we have a fresh batch of eight apps that are definitely worth checking out. Pick and choose the ones you like or download them all and save $32 in the process — either way, you should hurry because there’s no telling when these sales will end. More →

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iOS 8 Features

This great iOS 8 tip will make your iPhone read text to you

By on October 9, 2014 at 3:11 PM.

This great iOS 8 tip will make your iPhone read text to you

We’ve covered dozens upon dozens of great iOS 8 tips over the past month or so in an effort to ensure that users get the most out of their iPhones and iPads after updating them. After all, iOS 8 includes hundreds upon hundreds of user-facing and behind-the-scenes changes, many of which can potentially have a big impact on how you use your iOS device. We try to zero in on one tip or trick that is particularly interesting or helpful from time to time, and today we’ll discuss how to get your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to read text aloud so you can focus elsewhere. More →

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iOS 8 Features

10 iOS 8 features you might want to disable

By on October 9, 2014 at 11:35 AM.

10 iOS 8 features you might want to disable

Since iOS 8 was released to the public last month, we have seen dozens of guides that show off tips and tricks to help users take full advantage of all the new features. These guides are clearly useful since iOS 8 is packed with so much great new functionality, but none of them really take into account the millions of people who might not think all of those new features are so great. For the many iOS users out there who aren’t as open to change, or who want to get rid of some of the new things they might not have a use for, there are 10 iOS 8 features in particular that you might want to disable. More →

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