It’s Friday and you’ve almost made it through another grueling week in the lead-up to the holiday shopping season. You’ve got enough on your plate and you’re about to dump an unthinkable amount of your hard-earned money into gifts for friends and family, so we’re here to save you some cash by showing you more paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free than you’ll know what to do with. Yesterday’s post had 10 apps on sale — some of which can still be downloaded for free if you hurry — and today we’ve got nine more premium apps you can grab without paying a single cent. More →
It’s always fascinating to read what happens when someone switches mobile platforms after being a longtime devotee to a rival platform. One longtime iPhone user recently decided to make the switch to the LG G4 and he posted his thoughts about it over on Notehub.org. While it’s still early, so far he’s been very impressed by what he’s seen from Google’s mobile operating system. More →
We’re in the home stretch, BGR readers, with less than two days two go before the weekend is here. There’s still some time to kill before Saturday rolls around though, and what better way to spend that time than by downloading some sweet paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free? Today’s list packs 10 premium iOS apps that are all free for a limited time, so be sure to hurry if you don’t want to miss any of these great freebies. More →
Apple’s working on an iPhone feature that could lock down your data, call for help when you’re in danger
The Touch ID fingerprint sensor, launched as a signature feature of the iPhone 5s two years ago, is now embedded in all new iOS devices, allowing users to unlock iPhones and iPads, pay for goods in stores and online, and sign into apps and services thanks to third-party integration. Apple is always looking to improve the biometric sensor, and it just cooked up new functionality for Touch ID meant to enhance security for users and protect their personal data.
The iPhone maker is studying technology that would enable a “panic mode” on the iPhone that could be activated with a simple scan of a finger. More →
For reasons that defy explanation, The Guardian recently ran an article from Mike Daisey who posits that we’ve hit ‘Peak Apple.’ Hot on the heels of Apple’s most successful fiscal year in company history, Daisey employs the same recycled lines about how Apple, by mere virtue of its success, is destined to fall.
As Horace Dediu once pointed out, Apple is curiously looked upon as a “company that is in a perpetual state of free-fall.”
Typical Apple nonsense aside, what makes The Guardian piece so jarring is that no one at the revered publication saw anything wrong with running a piece penned by someone who, not that long ago, was embarrassingly outed as a liar and shameless self-promoter who completely fabricated stories about working conditions at Foxconn in order to paint Apple in an unflattering light.
Want some more paid iPhone apps that are on sale for free for a limited time? While the pickings are admittedly slim today — this app on tracking digestive health was amazingly one of the better ones we stumbled across — we’ve still managed to round up seven solid paid iOS apps that would normally cost you $18 but are on sale for free right now. Let’s check them out below! More →
Many governments are looking for Apple to give them a way into the iPhone so that law enforcement agencies can access it to retrieve personal data from a suspect’s iPhone that might lead to a breakthrough in a case.
Apple doesn’t want to give anyone that kind of access and can’t even do it on newer devices that run iOS 8 or later. The company offers end-to-end encryption protection on its devices, a point it made several times, and the encryption is so sophisticated it can’t be broken.
If you want a more detailed explanation, here’s why Apple can’t really unlock modern iPhones.
Apple’s stance on security and privacy when it comes to customers’ personal data used on its products is very well known. More than once, Apple has explained it doesn’t mine data for personal gain, while both iOS and OS X encrypt data to prevent surveillance operations. The U.S. government is not a big fan on Apple’s anti-spying features and it looks like the U.K. is also planning to take action against iPhone encryption. More →
It’s that time again to get your fix of paid iPhone apps that are on sale for free for a limited time. Today we’ve rounded up 10 different apps, including games, productivity apps and more. Check them out below!
Samsung is the biggest overall smartphone maker in the world, but the last few quarters haven’t been stellar for the company when it comes to profits. The South Korean giant isn’t Apple when it comes to convincing people to spend massive amounts of money on a flagship device. In addition to the iPhone, Samsung also has to fight against an increasing number of Android device makers that keep lowering the entry-price for handsets that have specs almost as good as Samsung’s best phones, yet they’re significantly more affordable.
Could Samsung simply disappear from the mobile landscape? That’s what one well-connected analyst believes. More →
The iPhone is so popular among Facebook employees that Facebook chief product officer Chris Cox is effectively forcing some employees to switch over to Android, Cade Metz of Wired reports. The impetus behind the decree is that the social networking giant doesn’t want its popular software to only be seen and used through the prism of a high-end iPhone.
“I am mandating a switch of a whole bunch of my team over to Android, just because people, when left up to their own devices, will often prefer an iPhone,” Cox told reporters late last week. The goal for Facebook developers, Cox added, is “that they can be reporting bugs and living in the same experience that most Facebook users experience today.”
It’s almost Halloween and if you’re not the kind of person to go out trick-or-treating and you want to sit at home with your phone instead, then you’ll be interested to see our huge list of 10 paid iPhone apps that would normally cost you a total of $33 but that are completely free to download right now. Check them out below! More →