The malware protection that comes with Apple’s walled-off garden is only so good as long as you stay in that confined space, as otherwise hackers will be able to attack you with malicious programs. Specifically, jailbroken iPhones, which can install any iOS app whether it’s approved by Apple or not, are obviously susceptible to malware attacks, and a Virus Bulletin advisory notice details one such malicious program that has infected at least 75,000 iOS devices to date. More →
The iPhone isn’t waterproof or even water-resistant as some of its Android-based rivals, but that doesn’t mean that dropping it in water means instant death for the handset. As one Macworld writer discovered, the phone can survive such annoying accidents, and there’s always hope it’ll turn back on and function properly just like before being submerged underwater. More →
It’s that time of day again where we tell you about some terrific paid iOS apps that you can download for free for a limited time. And for this edition, we have something very special: Four highly rated iPhone apps that previously cost a combined total of $22 but that are now all free if you act right now. More →
As part of our never ending series of features designed to help you find terrific free iOS apps, we’ve found five more apps that were previously paid that have now gone free for an undetermined amount of time. Taken together, these five apps used to cost $12 total but you can now get every single one of them for free if you act right this minute. More →
Last week, The Wall Street Journal confirmed an earlier report shedding light on the fact that Foursquare’s iPhone app is constantly tracking users’ locations even when the app is completely closed. “Starting today, users who download or update the Foursquare app will automatically let the company track their GPS coordinates any time their phone is powered on,” the report noted. “Foursquare previously required users to give the app permission to turn on location-tracking. Now users must change a setting within the app to opt out.”
Opting out in the Foursquare app solves your problem there, but any other iPhone apps can potentially track your location without your knowledge while it’s closed. Luckily, stopping them from tracking you couldn’t be simpler. More →
For some people, the thought of switching from one leading mobile platform to the other is terribly daunting. On the surface, iOS and Android are very different operating systems. While they share some similar features and each one is regularly accused of stealing things from the other, there are some fairly significant differences that can seem overwhelming.
As we’ve discussed in the past, however, the switch doesn’t have to be as traumatic as many people suggest it is. For those considering making the jump from Android to the iPhone 6 once it is released — or to any other iPhone, for that matter — the following collection of tips should definitely help ease the transition. More →
This has been a terrific week for paid iPhone and iPad apps that were made available for free for a limited time, and some apps in our last post can still be downloaded for free if you move quickly. We’re finishing the week even stronger though, with 10 paid iOS apps worth a combined $23 that can all be downloaded for free right now. As always, be sure to act fast if you see anything you like because these sales could end at any time. More →
Facebook gave users fair warning ahead of a recent change that requires people to install a separate iPhone application if they want to keep using Facebook’s messaging feature on their iPhones, but there is still plenty of outrage. So much so, in fact, that the Facebook Messenger app for iOS now has a 1-star average rating in the App Store out of spite.
But if you would rather not use a dedicated app to chat with your Facebook friends, don’t fret: A simple trick will let you keep using the main Facebook app for the iPhone to send and receive messages. More →
Yesterday’s batch of free iPhone and iPad apps had some great options in it, and several of them are still free if you hurry up and click here. Today is a new day, however, and with it comes an entirely new batch of paid iOS apps that are on sale for free for a limited time. As is always the case, there is no telling when each of the seven apps listed below will return to their normal prices, so be sure to act fast if you see anything you like. More →
What’s the biggest gripe that people have about the iPhone? Conventional wisdom says that many people are put off by the device’s comparatively small display size, which explains why Apple will likely release two larger new iPhone models this fall. However, a new survey of more than 1,000 smartphone users conducted by uSell.com has found that it’s actually stronger battery life that iPhone users crave more than anything else. More →
People love it when the opportunity to save some money arises, and BGR does our best to comb through all of the app sales out there and present readers with the best options in the App Store. After all, with more than 1.2 million iOS apps currently on the virtual shelves of Apple’s on-device software portal, you need all the help you can get. Today we have a great batch of six paid apps worth a combined $20 that can all be had for free right now… but only if you act fast, because these sales could end at any time. More →
Apple may be offering in-store repairs for your cracked iPhone screen but that doesn’t mean you should take them up on their offer when you can do just as good a job yourself. CNET has published a terrific new video by Bill Detwiler, who shows you how easy it is to replace your cracked iPhone screen in just four easy steps. More →
As part of our never ending series of features designed to help you find terrific free iOS apps, we’ve found four more apps that were previously paid that have now gone free for a limited amount of time. This week we’re bringing you apps that will help you transfer and manage documents to and from your iOS device, plan meticulous workouts and exercises, superimpose multiple photos on one another, and record great looking movies from your phone or tablet. More →