It’s our last post on paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free this week, which means we’ve got to make it count… and make it count we have. You’ll find 10 fresh freebies on today’s list that range from utilities and lifestyle apps to photo apps, a gorgeously minimalistic game and more. There are also still a few apps on sale in yesterday’s post, including one of our favorite calendar apps of all time, so be sure to check it out if you missed it. More →
The Chinese government decided to ban two iTunes products which may be detrimental to Apple’s continued success in the country, its second-largest market after America. China wants to encourage local products and business that rival Apple’s iTunes Movies and iBooks Store, which is why Apple users in the region won’t be able to purchase or rent movies and buy books from Apple anymore. More →
Early on, it was believed that the FBI paid upwards of $15,000 for a software hack that enabled them to access data housed on the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino terrorists. However, recent remarks from FBI Director James Comey reveal that the FBI likely paid a whole lot more.
Our list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free is coming in a little behind schedule today, but we’ve done our best to make sure that it was worth the wait. We’ve got 11 apps in total today that span a number of categories, and there are also still a whole bunch of freebies in yesterday’s post if you want to head back there to grab them. More →
The iPhone’s lack of expandable storage has created an entirely new breed of services and accessories aimed specifically at iPhone users. $650-$750 is a huge amount of money to pay for a smartphone with just 16GB of storage, and that 16GB of space always seems to vanish in a matter of weeks considering how big games and video files are these days. Even users with 64GB or 128GB iPhones often end up filling their handsets with data, and then the dreaded errors like “cannot capture video” begin to appear.
Several solutions exist for this problem. You can use a service like Google Photos to back up your images and videos, or you can use a device like the Lyve Home Photo and Video Manager. Personally, I like the simplicity and efficiency of a simple iPhone-compatible flash drive, and I may have just found my new favorite one. More →
Even for its time, the 2 megapixel camera that came with the original iPhone was unremarkable; the captured detail was wanting and the camera performed horribly in low light settings. But over time, Apple picked up the pace and wisely decided to devote a tremendous amount of engineering resources towards improving photo quality on the iPhone. Today, Apple has more than 800 engineers who work exclusively on iPhone camera related technologies.
Flash forward to 2016 and the iPhone camera today is, not surprisingly, a far cry from the laughing-stock it was back in 2007. Quite the opposite, each new iPhone model seemingly sets an entirely new bar for mobile photography excellence. In turn, it’s become easier than ever for even novice photographers to take absolutely stunning photos. Indeed, Apple has even centered an entire iPhone advertising campaign around amateur iPhone photography.
All the same, there remain a number of iPhone camera tricks and tips that, for whatever reason, tend to fly under the radar. Not to worry, we’ve compiled 6 lesser known tips designed to help you take your iPhone photos to the next level.
This has been a great week so far for paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free, but we’re not slowing things down just because it’s April 20th. Today’s list is packed with 10 terrific premium apps that are all free downloads right now, and you can snag even more freebies if you check out the remaining sales in yesterday’s post. More →
Hackers have come up with a sneaky way to steal your personal information and they’re doing it by sending a simple text message to your iPhone. Per NBCBayArea.com, it seems some iPhone users have been receiving dodgy text messages informing them that their Apple ID has “expired” and that they’ll need to go to a certain website to retrieve it. Of course, this website turns out to be a malicious website owned by hackers and Slawek Ligier of Barracuda Networks tells NBCBayArea.com that when you open it, it will “ask for your name, address, even your passport information.” More →
The locked iPhone 5c belonging to one of the San Bernardino shooters is one of the best-known iPhones in the world thanks to the FBI vs. Apple fight over encryption that we’ve witness in recent weeks. Both the FBI and Apple had their way. The FBI managed to unlock the handset in its quest to find leads related to the investigation, but it did so without Apple’s help. The iPhone maker, meanwhile, avoided a court order that may have forced it to unlock it by circumventing its own security features built into iOS 9.
The FBI was quick to unlock the iPhone with the help of an unnamed party, and we now know what it found. More →
One of the most annoying things about new iPhone releases are the deluge of videos that seek to come up with new ways to destroy said iPhone. Now I’m not against putting an iPhone in a blender or dropping it from 20 feet up in the air, but the creativity level in the iPhone-destruction world sadly leveled off years ago.
Watch the new iPhone 7 get destroyed by a hammer!
Watch Apple’s latest iPhone get run over by a car!
Yeah, we get it. The iPhone isn’t indestructible. And the novelty of watching drop tests, blend tests and impact tests wore off long ago.
But not all hope is lost.
We shared a whole bunch of hot paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free with you in yesterday’s post, and you can still download half of them for free if you head back to that article. Wifiman was a super popular one in particular, and it’s still free as well. Today we’ve got even more paid iOS apps on sale to share with you, and you’ll definitely find something you like in today’s batch. More →
So many people have iPhones these days, but precious few people actually know about all of the useful features hiding inside iOS. That’s why we regularly publish articles covering iPhone and iPad features that aren’t well-known — like this post on 25 hidden iPhone features that are really, truly hidden. By bringing these features to light, we help iOS device users get the most out of their smartphones and tablets, and we get emails all the time from people thanking us for helping them learn something new.
Unfortunately, today we’re going to focus on a bunch of great features that aren’t hiding in your iPhone or iPad. More →
Are your iPhone or Android text messages secure? Can anyone intercept them and read their contents? These are questions not many smartphone users ask, but not all text apps offer bulletproof security. In fact, some means of communication offer practically no security at all. Some are better than others at guarding your personal data, whether it’s trivial talk about your favorite sports team, or sharing sensitive documents, pictures and personal data. In fact, some forms of chat are practically impossible to crack.
Meanwhile, if you want to make it as easy as possible for just about anyone to hack your messages and read your private conversations, SMS is definitely the way to go.