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Top 10 iOS 8 Apps

The 10 best iPhone apps with iOS 8 Notification Center widgets

By on October 20, 2014 at 11:01 AM.

The 10 best iPhone apps with iOS 8 Notification Center widgets

Home screen widget support probably isn’t anywhere near the top of most iPhone and iPad users’ wish lists in terms of missing iOS features, but a vocal minority has been begging for widget functionality ever since Android was first released. As opposed to static icons that are merely shortcuts to apps, home screen widgets offer a variety of additional functionality, namely access to zero-touch information that is updated automatically without any effort needed on the user’s part.

While home screen widgets still haven’t been added to Apple’s mobile platform in iOS 8, the latest version of Apple’s iPhone and iPad OS does finally add widget support to the Today view in Apple’s Notification Center. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

8 awesome paid iPhone apps you can download for free right now (save $60!)

By on October 20, 2014 at 10:05 AM.

8 awesome paid iPhone apps you can download for free right now (save $60!)

Welcome to another week of iPhone and iPad app sales, and today we’re kicking things off with a particularly awesome batch of apps. Developers constantly offer limited-time sales on their paid apps in an effort to drum up added interest, and it’s quite difficult to find and sort through all those sales to identify the best apps out there. Luckily, BGR is here to do the dirty work for you. Monday’s list includes eight nifty apps that are regularly worth a combined $60, but you can get each and every one for free if you hurry up and download them right away. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

7 awesome paid iPhone apps that are now free for a limited time (save $35!)

By on October 17, 2014 at 11:25 AM.

7 awesome paid iPhone apps that are now free for a limited time (save $35!)

Another week is almost behind us, but not before we sneak in one last round of nifty paid iPhone and iPad apps that are currently on sale for free. Yesterday’s list brought us seven solid apps worth a combined $35 (hurry and you can still download a few of them for free), and now we have another seven apps to share with you that normally would cost you another $35 all together, but right now every single one of them can be had for free. More →

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iOS 8 Features

This secret iOS 8 trick makes typing on the iPhone much easier

By on October 17, 2014 at 10:26 AM.

This secret iOS 8 trick makes typing on the iPhone much easier

Apple’s big iOS 8 update features hundreds of new tidbits that users will be learning for months to come, and we have tried to regularly share tips and tricks that draw attention to the best iOS 8 has to offer. Of course, as new things pop up we’ll continue to share them with you in an effort to help you get the most out of your iPhones, iPads and iPod touch handhelds running iOS 8.

The latest little trick to come to our attention is one that most people definitely won’t know about, but it could help you save tons of time and aggravation while typing on an iPhone or iPad. More →

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Find My iPhone Saves Woman

Hero cop uses Find My iPhone to save a woman’s life

By on October 16, 2014 at 10:45 PM.

Hero cop uses Find My iPhone to save a woman’s life

Find My iPhone has bailed out a lot of people who have lost their devices over the years and now one police officer has come up with a new use for the application: Saving a woman that was stranded in 500-foot ravine.

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Best Free iPhone Apps

7 awesome paid iPhone apps you can download free for a limited time (save $35!)

By on October 16, 2014 at 10:58 AM.

7 awesome paid iPhone apps you can download free for a limited time (save $35!)

Seriously, who doesn’t love some good free apps… especially when their paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for a limited time? Wednesday brought with it a great list that included eight nifty paid iOS apps all on sale for free, and if you hurry, you can still download a few of them without paying a cent. We have a fresh new batch of iPhone and iPad apps for you on Thursday though, and they’re normally worth a combined $35 but are all free for a limited time right now. More →

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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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