We told you about 10 paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free on Tuesday, and we got some great feedback from people who loved a bunch of the apps they found. More than half of them are actually still free downloads, so be sure to check out yesterday’s post to snag them. Today, we’re back with eight new paid iOS apps on sale for free, and you can grab them all if you hurry. More →
What if you broke your iPhone 6s and the only other phone you had available to you in a pinch was the original iPhone? Would it even be usable still? That’s what YouTuber Austin Evans wanted to find out in a new video in which he puts the iPhone 6s head-to-head with the first-generation iPhone. While today’s iPhones still have a lot of the same basic features as the original iPhone — most notably the home button and the multi-touch display — the first iPhone lacks just about everything else that you’d expect from a modern smartphone. More →
Today might be Google’s day, with the company getting ready to announced its new Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P smartphones shortly, but we’ve got something for iOS users today as well. How do 10 paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free sound? Of course, if you want even more, feel free to check back in yesterday’s post, where you’ll find several sales that haven’t yet ended. More →
This past weekend was a huge weekend for Apple, and there are now more than 13 million people in possession of shiny new iPhones. The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus were huge sellers among Apple fans, but buying a new iPhone is only the first step. Now, you’ve got to fill it with nifty new apps — and perhaps BGR can be of some assistance.
Apple’s iOS 9 software is already installed on well over 50% of existing devices, according to what Apple revealed in the first weekend after releasing the operating system. The new iOS version brings over a slew of improvements — though it doesn’t necessarily make older devices faster — as Apple focused mainly on performance gains rather than flashy new features.
Even so, there are plenty neat tricks available in iOS 9, including 3D Touch (only on iPhone 6s series), a smarter Siri and improved battery life. But there’s also one awesome feature that can turn out to be a nightmare for users. More →
With new iPhones now populating store shelves, swarms of existing iPhone owners will soon be taking their current devices and selling them back to Apple or to third-party resellers like Gazelle. And because smartphones now occupy a central role in most people’s day-to-day lives, anyone planning to get rid of their current iPhone should take a few precautionary measures to ensure that all of their data is completely wiped from the device before releasing it back into the wild.
Competition can be a beautiful thing. Verizon this week announced a new iPhone upgrade program that will allow users to pay off their new iPhone in monthly installments. Under the new program, Verizon subscribers will be able to upgrade to a completely new iPhone model after just 12 monthly payments, provided that they trade-in their existing iPhone. The only overarching requirement is that half of the device’s full asking price must be paid off before a new phone will be handed out.
While Verizon previously allowed consumers to make month to month payments, that financing option was only available over the course of a two-year period, with no opportunity for users to upgrade early.
Keep your iPhone, iPad and Android powered up while you drive with this iClever Car Charger 21 W 4.2 Dual USB Port Car Charger in a stylish black color for only $8.99. This charger is usually sold for $26.99 — so that’s 65% off the normal price on Amazon. There is free shipping on orders of more than $35, so check out more of BGR’s Deals to grab that free shipping deal. More →
Somewhere along the way, the public started demanding that new smartphones come with killer new features. After a certain point, incremental upgrades, no matter how impressive they might be, simply weren’t enough to get anyone excited.
We see this dynamic play out in reviews all the time: a device will be highly praised but will lose a few points for not having a killer new feature. Now given that the current smartphone market has for quite some time been saturated with an endless array of new and gimmicky devices, it’s easy to see why handset manufacturers have been trying to come up with killer new features for years on end.
Only thing is, killer features, as a general rule, are few and far in between. The new 3D Touch feature on the iPhone 6s, however, is an exciting exception to this rule. In fact, 3D Touch is arguably the first ‘killer feature’ to grace the iPhone in years.
Apple doesn’t always come up with new smartphone innovations first — in fact, it’s often followed behind flagship Android phones in several different areas, most notably in the realm of bigger screen sizes. That doesn’t mean Apple hasn’t produced anything innovative since releasing the first iPhone, however. Below we’ll go through the five key innovations that Apple got to first and discuss their impact on the smartphone industry as a whole. More →
It’s not a trend that gamers are especially ecstatic about, but in-app purchases (IAP) have become a major element of mobile gaming. It’s how many of the biggest games on the App Store stay afloat, but earlier this week, the developers at DigiDNA discovered a coding flaw that could allow hackers to steal thousands of dollars worth of IAP from popular games. More →
It’s almost here! As long as you don’t live in one of these 17 zip codes, Apple’s new iPhone 6s will start reaching customers doorsteps tomorrow morning. So if you’re smart, you’ll stock up on a bunch of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free today so you’ll have plenty of new apps to try on your new iPhone. You can also head back to yesterday’s post, where you’ll find several apps that are still on sale for free. More →