How To Fix Safari Bug

How to fix the annoying bug that’s crashing Safari on everyone’s iPhones and Macs

By on January 27, 2016 at 9:23 AM.

How to fix the annoying bug that’s crashing Safari on everyone’s iPhones and Macs

You wake up on this fine winter morning and roll out of bed, fighting the urge to keep hiding under those cozy covers for at least another few hours. You stumble across the room, down the hall and into the kitchen where you begin to brew a new blend of coffee that you hope will carry you through the morning as well as your typical cup. With your eyelids still heavy, you struggle to focus on your iPhone as you pull up Safari and get ready to read the morning news.

Then Safari crashes. And that new blend of coffee you wanted to try smells disgusting. More →

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Apple Earnings Q1 2016

Apple and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad, Record-Breaking Quarter

By on January 27, 2016 at 8:56 AM.

Apple and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad, Record-Breaking Quarter

Apple bloggers typically have trouble understanding the market’s reaction when things turn south after Apple reports a phenomenal quarter, but even they understood investor trepidation following Apple’s quarterly report on Tuesday afternoon. At $18.4 billion, the company posted the most profitable quarter in history, topping its own prior record by nearly half a billion dollars. Exxon’s $15.9 billion quarter had been the record until last year when Apple smashed it with an $18 billion December quarter.

During this more recent holiday quarter, Apple also managed to narrowly top the revenue and iPhone sales figures it posted last year, coming in at $75.9 billion and 74.8 million, respectively. Both figures marked records for the company, but both figures also missed analysts’ expectations. That wasn’t the real problem, however. The real problem was that Apple finally confirmed fears that have been swirling for the past few months: In the coming quarters, iPhone sales will fall. More →

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Tim Cook Exlpains iPhone Sales Decline

Tim Cook explains why iPhone sales will decline for the first time in history

By on January 27, 2016 at 8:00 AM.

Tim Cook explains why iPhone sales will decline for the first time in history

As is typically the case, the strength of Apple’s recent earnings report really depends on how you choose to prioritize the report’s more important data points. On one hand, for example, Apple just posted the most successful quarter in corporate history; $18.4 billion in profits on the back of a record-setting 74.8 million in iPhone sales. But on the other, iPhone sales year over year were practically flat.

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iPhone Sales Decline

Tim Cook confirms: iPhone sales are going to fall for the first time in history

By on January 26, 2016 at 7:59 PM.

Tim Cook confirms: iPhone sales are going to fall for the first time in history

For the first time in iPhone history, Apple next quarter is bracing for a year over year decline in iPhone sales. As it turns out, recent reports that Apple was scaling back iPhone orders with component suppliers were more accurate than we initially gave them credit for.

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Windows Phone Chief

Microsoft’s Windows Phone VP caught tweeting from an iPhone

By on January 26, 2016 at 6:35 PM.

Microsoft’s Windows Phone VP caught tweeting from an iPhone

At this point, it seems as if the iPhone has caught more ‘cheaters’ than Joey Greco. Its most recent victim? Why none other than Microsoft executive Joe Belfiore. Currently the company’s Corporate VP of Operating Systems, Belfiore is primarily known for heading up the company’s Windows Phone division.

Currently on a 9-month sabbatical, Belfiore was recently traveling through Kyoto, Japan and published a tweet that, upon further inspection, was sent from an iPhone.

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CrashSafari URL iPhone Crash

Beware of the sneaky new website that can crash your iPhone with one click

By on January 25, 2016 at 3:55 PM.

Beware of the sneaky new website that can crash your iPhone with one click

iPhone and Mac users should be aware that clicking on the URL CrashSafari.com will make your Safari browser crash and could even force your device to restart. And that’s not the worst part: As 9to5Mac’s Benjamin Mayo points out, some pranksters on Twitter have been using URL shorteners to disguise the website’s identity from unsuspecting victims who will click on it and have their browsers crash. More →

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Featured
Best Free iPhone Apps January 25 2016

8 paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time

By on January 25, 2016 at 10:55 AM.

8 paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time

It’s that time of day again when we give you the lowdown on paid iPhone apps that are on sale for free for a limited time. Today we’ve rounded up eight different apps that would normally cost $23 but are on sale for free right now. Let’s check them out! More →

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Spotify Video Streaming Android iPhone

Spotify’s video streaming service set to launch this week

By on January 25, 2016 at 8:15 AM.

Spotify’s video streaming service set to launch this week

Spotify seems ready to move past streaming music and embrace video as well. Just as rumored before, the company wants to offer video content as well and the new product will reportedly roll out later this week with a heavy focus on mobile. Android users will get it this week via an app update, with iPhone owners set to receive it by the end of next week. More →

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Free Wallpapers For iPhone

One of the most beautiful collections of free iPhone and Android wallpapers we’ve ever seen

By on January 24, 2016 at 11:36 AM.

One of the most beautiful collections of free iPhone and Android wallpapers we’ve ever seen

We have spent a fair amount of time over the years hunting down high-quality wallpapers and sharing them with our readers. We’ve even shown you how to quickly and easily make a wide range of wallpapers yourself. Why spend so much time on something that’s seemingly so simple? There is no better way to change the look and feel of your phone than by switching up your wallpaper, and too many people use low-quality images they find around the web.

It’s been a while since our last post that focused on new wallpapers for your Android phone or iPhone, but we recently came across a fresh batch that’s just too good not to share. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

12 paid iPhone apps on sale for free today

By on January 22, 2016 at 12:19 PM.

12 paid iPhone apps on sale for free today

We’ve had a big week for paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free and we’re capping it off with yet another big list. We told you about 15 premium apps on sale for free in yesterday’s post — some of them as still free downloads if you hurry — and today we’ve got another 12 for you to check out. More →

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iPhone Features

25 hidden iPhone features that are really, truly hidden

By on January 22, 2016 at 10:37 AM.

25 hidden iPhone features that are really, truly hidden

How many times have you seen posts on tech sites about “hidden iPhone features” and thought to yourself, these tricks aren’t really hidden at all. We’ve even had a few articles here on BGR with tips that were indeed unknown to most users, but the savvy iOS device owners out there were undoubtedly familiar with at least a few of them.

Well, in this piece we’re going to tell you about 25 hidden features that are really, truly hidden. As in, you could look through your iPhone from now until the end of time and you wouldn’t find any of these tricks unless you know what you’re looking for. More →

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Find iPhone Stolen Lost

The curious case of the Atlanta couple ‘stealing’ everyone’s iPhones

By on January 22, 2016 at 9:20 AM.

The curious case of the Atlanta couple ‘stealing’ everyone’s iPhones

Either Michael Saba and Christina Lee have put together a massive operation that goes around the country stealing iPhones and Android phones, or they simply happen to live in some strange Bermuda triangle of lost and stolen smartphones.

Okay, it’s definitely the latter. Saba and Lee are just the victims of bizarre bug that keeps sending angry iPhone and Android owners to their house in their efforts to retrieve a lost device. It might sound funny, but for them it’s definitely not a laughing matter. More →

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