Unlike most teenagers who are busy with school work and sports, Erik van der Plas and Tom de Ruiter are two very young Dutch software developers. At the ripe old ages of 13 and 14 years, respectively, they have come up with an app that uses Apple’s Touch ID security feature on iOS devices to actually unlock Mac computers.
Getting young people to pay for music has become increasingly difficult in the modern era. For the time being, ad revenue from YouTube or subscription streaming music services like Spotify and Pandora are the best that can be hoped for in many cases. But some companies are trying to find new ways for people to legally enjoy music where cost isn’t a barrier, and one nifty example is BOOMiO. More →
This has been an incredible week so far for paid iPhone and iPad apps that have gone on sale for free for a limited time. Yesterday’s list had some real gems on it and several of the best apps on the list can still be downloaded for free if you hurry. For Thursday, we have a fresh new list of nine iOS apps that are normally all paid apps, but each and every one is completely free if you hurry. More →
Smartphones with dual displays have never really take off but one new iPhone case is hoping to change that. The popSLATE case is a very clever new accessory that you can attach to your iPhone to give yourself a smaller black-and-white rear display on the back of the device. The case itself features a microcontroller, on-board memory and a dual-mode Bluetooth chip, so it’s like another mobile device in and of itself. More →
We constantly share cool new iOS and Android apps here on BGR in an effort to help readers get the most out of their smartphones and tablets. These apps often serve very specific purposes and while they’re always great to have on your device, they’re often not what you might consider to be essential apps. So now it’s time to take a look at a quick list of 10 apps that new iPhone users especially should check out, because they might just become some of the most used apps on your phone. More →
We’ve had two great lists of paid iPhone and iPad apps that have gone on sale for free so far this week, and now Wednesday’s list might be the best one yet. There were definitely some gems to be found on Tuesday — a few of which are still free if you hurry over to this post — and now we have eight more iOS apps that would typically cost a combined $59 to download, but they’re all free right now for a limited time. More →
Apple Pay and other mobile payment services like it represent the future of payments in the United States and elsewhere. We have discussed that future a number of times here on BGR, most recently while covering a nifty new “smart card” called Coin that will soon try to replace every credit and debit card in your wallet while solutions like Apple Pay get off the ground.
It will indeed be some time before Apple Pay is accepted in the majority of stores we visit each day, but Apple Pay is about much more than just retail shopping. We have seen a few novel apps that take advantage of Apple Pay pop up in recent months, and now there’s a new one that iPhone users should definitely check out. More →
One of the more entertaining pastimes for the technology-obsessives among us is trying to guess which outlandish innovations will actually catch on. We’re still waiting patiently for the smartwatch phenomenon to kick off, but in the meantime, there are plenty of other fascinating ideas to keep an eye on.
One of those ideas is the ability to control a device with eye-tracking, but there are still a few hurdles to overcome before anyone can make this a reality.
Yesterday’s list of paid iPhone and iPad apps that were on sale for free was a great one, and it was highlighted by the controversial app Neato that Apple had previously thrown out of the app store. Neato is still free along with several other apps on that list, by the way, so you might want to follow this link and snag them before you’re too late.
Today, however, we have a fresh new batch of iOS apps that are normally paid but are all on sale for free for a limited time. More →
Is Apple’s wildly popular iPhone series hiding spyware that can collect information about users without their knowledge. As thoroughly as developers have dug through Apple’s iOS code over the past seven and a half years, one would think functionality like that would have been unearthed by now. According to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, however, iPhones are capable of activating “special software” behind the scenes that collects information about users, who are completely oblivious to the fact that their phones are gathering this sensitive data. More →
Admit it — you’re more likely to use the panorama feature to see if you can stretch one of your friends the length of a room than to capture a beautiful sunset. Being able to take panorama shots with the iPhone is a fun diversion, but without a proper stand, you’re unlikely to ever create a perfect panorama.
That’s where these two affordable gadgets come in. More →
There is no question that Bowling Central is one of the coolest iOS games we have ever seen. There is also no question that it’s one of the craziest and most dangerous iOS games we have ever seen. Nintendo’s first-generation Wii was a huge success thanks to the novelty of motion-sensing controllers that let gamers control things by swinging their Wii remotes around.
We cover iOS and Android apps all the time here on BGR, and the reason is fairly obvious. Smartphones are the single most important gadgets in most of our lives these days, and every new app we install extends a smartphone’s capabilities in any number of new directions. Finding cool new apps is exciting, and that’s why we always do our best to do some of the heavy lifting for you.
Today, we already shared a list of eight cool paid iPhone and iPad apps that are all free for a limited time, and now we have one more very nifty iOS app to show you. More →