Yesterday’s post covering paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free was a solid one, and you’ll still find a few freebies in there if you head back and check them out. We’ve tried to outdo ourselves today though, and we think we’ve managed to put together a great list with something for everyone. Definitely dig it now to make sure you don’t miss any of these limited-time sales. More →
At the Black Hat Conference in Las Vegas last week, Apple introduced its first bug bounty program. Whereas Apple has historically relied upon security researchers and hackers to discover and report critical security exploits out of the goodness of their hearts, Apple finally wised up and realized that it might want to include some sort of financial incentive for those who have a knack for discovering important security flaws.
I’ve stuck by the official leather iPhone cases for years, mostly because I’m the kind of predictable person who walks into the Apple store and buys whatever Steve Jobs tells me to. But I also have a real thing for wooden phone cases: they give a good feel in the hand, offer lots of protection, and look fantastic.
Unfortunately, most of the ones you find are being hawked by street vendors, and don’t last a week. But a company called Pad & Quill have started making slim wooden cases for the newer iPhones, and they’re not bad at all.
Today’s list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free might just be the best list we’ve put together in a long time. We always spend plenty of time and effort on these app sale posts, but today there were way more great choices than usual and we’ve pulled out the cream of the crop for your iOS device’s enjoyment. More →
Apple’s new iOS 10 software is about one month away from being released to the public at this point, but most hardcore Apple fans have already been using it on their iPhones and iPads since June. As it has done in the past, Apple released iOS 10 as a private beta for developers shortly after announcing it during the annual WWDC conference, and then it released a public beta as well, allowing anyone with a compatible device to test the new software ahead of its release.
On Tuesday, Apple released a new build of its next-generation mobile operating system ahead of schedule, and iOS 10 public beta 4 followed soon after on Wednesday morning — so what was so important in iOS 10 beta 5 and its corresponding public beta that they be released just one week after the previous versions of iOS 10? More →
Apple on Monday seeded iOS 10 beta 5 to developers, which means you can also download it and install it on your iPhone or iPad right now. Just like with previous releases, you can install iOS 10 beta 5 even if you don’t have access to a developer account. We’d advise you to keep waiting for the iOS 10 public beta 4 instead, which should be rolled out on Tuesday. More →
Samsung’s got a thing for dual-curved edge displays. The company likes it so much, that it’s already rumored to consider launching the Galaxy S8 only in an edge version, just like it did with the Galaxy Note 7. However, while the curved display of the recent Galaxy S and Galaxy Note are definitely eye-catching, Samsung is yet to come up with ways to add useful features to the curved portions of the display.
Apple, which is also expected to make iPhones with curved screens in the future, might help Samsung with that little problem. More →
Is Pokemon Go respecting your privacy when it comes to the amount of data it collects? That’s a question you should ask yourself considering that the game does require you to provide the game unlimited access to your location data and camera. And you’d think you should not be worried about Niantic swiping over your data for malicious use – or even spying purposes.
But Niantic’s CEO has already been one of the central figures of a major privacy scandal while at Google, the Google Maps-related Wi-Fi sniffing “program.” You may not remember the whole thing, and you may think it’s not real, but a new report does an excellent job recapping its highlights, painting John Hanke as a CEO that you’d better think twice before trusting.
Apple’s radical iPhone design you wanted this year isn’t happening. That much is abundantly clear. But Apple is working on a brand new iPhone for next year, multiple rumors have said, which makes plenty of sense considering that 2017 will mark the iPhone’s 10th anniversary, and Apple may want to celebrate it in style with a hot new iPhone launch.
A new report from Asia indicates that one of the changes coming to the iPhone concerns the chassis. Apple is reportedly dumping metal for glass next year for at least one iPhone version, and Foxconn is already working on parts that would meet Apple’s requirements. More →
Looking for a collection of free apps that used to cost at least a dollar? You’ve come to the right place! Today’s selection of free apps features some useful productivity tools, a GIF maker and a game about pizza. But if for some reason that doesn’t satisfy you, you can always check Monday’s post to see if anything is still free.
Apple has the best LCD displays in the iPhone and iPad, and this year’s iPhone might receive further improvements similar to what Apple did with the 9.7-inch iPad Pro. But that doesn’t mean Apple’s displays are the best in town. A review of the Galaxy Note 7’s AMOLED screen indicates that Samsung has been able to improve OLED screen technology since launching the Galaxy S7 series this spring. The Galaxy Note 7 matches, or breaks, some of the records of the Galaxy S7, which was touted as having one of the best smartphone displays in town. More →
Pokemon Go players were furious when Niantic ruined their gaming experience a little over a week ago by releasing an update for Android and iPhone that removed the nearby Pokemon tracking feature, but also by making Pokemon catching a lot harder than before. Niantic explained why it removed the tracker and why it killed third-party Pokemon mapping support, and promised to fix the Pokemon catching bug. On Monday night, they followed through.
Pokemon Go for iPhone (version 1.3.0) and Android (version 0.33) are available to download right away, bringing several important fixes to the game.
Summer might be winding down, but another week of free apps is just starting to heat up. As always, we have a sizable collection of free apps for you to peruse today, from classic games to photo editors to a fitness tracker made specifically for Pokemon Go. If you’re looking for free apps, you’ve come to the right place.