Twitter Apps Data Collection

How to stop Twitter from tracking what other apps you use on iPhone or Android

By on November 28, 2014 at 7:15 PM.

How to stop Twitter from tracking what other apps you use on iPhone or Android

Twitter is about to become more annoying for some users, as the company will start tracking what other mobile apps iOS and Android owners are using in a push to better profile users, and thus improve its targeted advertising business. More →

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iPhone Tips And Tricks Data Storage

Here’s what to do if your iPhone storage gets clogged by mysterious ‘Other’ data

By on November 27, 2014 at 1:05 PM.

Here’s what to do if your iPhone storage gets clogged by mysterious ‘Other’ data

If you use your iPhone to do a lot of different things, you may find that it has a huge block of storage space that’s being taken up by data that only gets categorized as “Other.” One iPhone owner on Reddit had a particularly acute case of “Other” data storage woes and found that this mysterious data accounted for nearly 38GB on his 128GB iPhone 6. Based on the recommendations of other iPhone users in the thread, here are some things you should do if you find that this mysterious data is taking over your device. More →

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Best iPhone iPad Apps

5 iPhone apps to help you pass the time over the Thanksgiving holiday

By on November 27, 2014 at 8:55 AM.

5 iPhone apps to help you pass the time over the Thanksgiving holiday

Thanksgiving is a double-edged sword. It’s one of the few opportunities we have during the year to gather around a table with our family members and eat an enormous meal, but the enraging political discussions, pointless disagreements and awkward interactions are all but inevitable.

When you need a few minutes to compose yourself, there’s nothing better than a distracting app on your iPhone, so be sure to load up these five apps before you head out to eat turkey on Thursday.

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Best Free iPhone Apps

7 awesome paid iPhone apps that are now free for a limited time (save $32!)

By on November 26, 2014 at 1:20 PM.

7 awesome paid iPhone apps that are now free for a limited time (save $32!)

We have less than a day to go before Thanksgiving is here, and you should thankful for BGR’s series on paid iPhone and iPad apps that are on sale for free for a limited time. We save you hundreds of dollars each week by sharing the best paid apps that go on sale for free, and yesterday’s post has a few gems that are still free downloads if you hurry.

Today, however, we have seven new paid apps on sale and if you’re quick, you won’t have to pay a cent for any of them. More →

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iPhone Tips And Tricks Video

Video reveals your iPhone has hidden powers even Apple might not know about

By on November 26, 2014 at 11:15 AM.

Video reveals your iPhone has hidden powers even Apple might not know about

Is the iPhone more powerful than Apple thinks? A new video posted by Ivo Leko shows how you can use all the sensors packed into your iPhone to do real-time tracking of a magnet’s position, which he explains has all kinds of cool potential future applications. More →

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Best iOS 8 Widgets

You have to check out this unique iPhone app that adds a game to your Today widgets

By on November 25, 2014 at 4:36 PM.

You have to check out this unique iPhone app that adds a game to your Today widgets

Apple’s massive iOS 8 update was released this past September and developers are still updating their apps to take full advantage of the thousands of new capabilities Apple added in its new mobile software. In fact, developers will continue to add new features made possible by iOS 8 for many months to come.

One of the most interesting new user-facing features added in iOS 8 is the addition of Today widget support, which is a battery-friendly compromise that adds widget functionality to iPhones and iPads but moves it off of the home screen. And now, a new app has brought what is definitely one of the most fun and creative Today widgets we’ve seen so far. More →

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iPhone and Android Smartphone Health Risks

Here are two ways your iPhone might be killing you softly

By on November 25, 2014 at 3:51 PM.

Here are two ways your iPhone might be killing you softly

For many people nowadays, smartphones such as the iPhone (and any other similar device running Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, and other mobile operating systems) are ubiquitous, must-have, devices that offer instant access to information and entertainment. And while they’re certainly important gadgets that come in handy during modern-day life, they can also have some negative effects on the human body The Register reports, quoting two different studies. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

$53 worth of awesome paid iPhone apps you can now download for free (8 apps total)

By on November 25, 2014 at 11:35 AM.

$53 worth of awesome paid iPhone apps you can now download for free (8 apps total)

Black Friday week has everyone in deal mode, and we’ve got plenty of deals for you to enjoy here on BGR. We always share great paid iPhone and iPad apps that are available for free — a few from yesterday’s batch as still free if you hurry — and today we have yet another list of nifty paid iOS apps that are on sale for a limited time. As always, make sure you hurry if you want to download them without paying. More →

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Best iPhone iPad Apps

5 incredible iPhone and iPad apps you have to check out right now (11/24)

By on November 24, 2014 at 1:30 PM.

5 incredible iPhone and iPad apps you have to check out right now (11/24)

We’re trying something new this week. In addition to our regularly scheduled paid apps gone free, we’re going to introduce you to some of the best premium iPhone and iPad apps as well — apps that are worth a few of your hard-earned dollars.

This week, we’ve combed through Apple’s Apps for (RED) collection to find the very best apps for you to download. Plus, all of the proceeds collected from the participating apps from November 24th – December 7th will be donated directly to the PRODUCT(RED) campaign. There’s never been a better time to pick up some of the App Store’s best games and productivity tools.

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8 awesome paid iPhone apps you can get free right now (save $72!)

By on November 24, 2014 at 11:05 AM.

8 awesome paid iPhone apps you can get free right now (save $72!)

While people are always on the hunt for good deals, Thanksgiving week is known for being the one week each year that people devote the most time to bargain hunting. Retailers across the country offer some of their best sale prices of the year to woo customers, but you don’t need to battle crowds to get deals this week. In fact you can save $72 right now without moving an inch, because we’ve got a great list for you today showcasing eight nifty paid iPhone and iPad apps that are on sale for free. More →

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iPhone Holiday Quarter Sales 71 Million

The world’s most accurate Apple analyst says Apple is about to crush its iPhone sales record

By on November 24, 2014 at 7:30 AM.

The world’s most accurate Apple analyst says Apple is about to crush its iPhone sales record

Things have been going pretty well for Apple’s iPhone business this year and this holiday shopping season is shaping up to be its biggest yet. Per 9to5Mac, KGI Securities has released a new research note estimating that Apple will sell 71.5 million iPhones this holiday quarter, headlined by blowout sales from the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

That figure would crush the record 51 million iPhones Apple sold last year during the holiday quarter. More →

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iPhone vs. Android Tracking

Here’s who is tracking your smartphone – and how to stop them

By on November 21, 2014 at 2:20 PM.

Here’s who is tracking your smartphone – and how to stop them

One of the problems with smartphones is that spy agencies and advertisers can use them to collect data and keep tabs on users, as many reports have shown in the last 18 months. While companies such as Apple and Google have started encrypting iPhone and Android devices by default, prompting the U.S. government to heavily criticize their encryption practices, that doesn’t mean smartphones are now free from spying. More →

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8 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free downloads for a limited time

By on November 21, 2014 at 10:20 AM.

8 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free downloads for a limited time

It’s time to finish the week strong with one last batch of nifty paid iPhone and iPad apps that are all on sale for free for a limited time. Yesterday’s post brought you seven paid apps regularly worth more than $60 that were all on sale for free — and some of them can still be downloaded for free if you hurry. Today, we have eight new apps for you and there are some great ones to choose from. More →

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