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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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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iPhone Android Encryption Lockscreen Password

Never mind encryption, 1 in 3 Android devices don’t even use lock screen PINs

By on January 22, 2016 at 8:24 AM.

Never mind encryption, 1 in 3 Android devices don’t even use lock screen PINs

The encryption debate is heating up more than ever, with certain governments looking to obtain backdoors into encrypted devices like the iPhone to use them in the fight against terror. But new research shows that not all smartphone users are interested in protecting their sensitive data, especially those using Android.

A study that sought to examine Android device security among employees who access company data with personal devices found that one in three Android devices don’t have lock screen passcodes, which represents the first line of defense against prying eyes. More →

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iPhone iOS 10 Unicode 9.0 Emoji Set

74 brand new emoji could hit your iPhone in iOS 10 – here’s the full list

By on January 21, 2016 at 12:33 PM.

74 brand new emoji could hit your iPhone in iOS 10 – here’s the full list

If you thought the middle finger emoji was a welcome addition to your iPhone emoji game, then you should know that even more characters may be coming soon to your favorite chat app. As many as 74 new emoji are included in the updated Unicode 9 emoji set, which was recently accepted by the Unicode Consortium.

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Best Free iPhone Apps

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

By on January 21, 2016 at 11:16 AM.

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

This is a special week indeed, ladies and gentlemen. Today’s entry in our ongoing series covering paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free includes a whopping 15 different iOS apps, and it’s the second time in a week that we’ve put together such a massive list. Thank the developers, not us, because they’ve been cranking up the volume so far in 2016 and offering users the chance to grab some very cool premium apps without paying a dime.

There are also still quite a few freebies in yesterday’s post, so be sure to head back to that one and check it out. More →

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iPhone Trade In Deals

The math they don’t want you to see: iPhone carrier trade-ins are always a bad idea

By on January 21, 2016 at 10:24 AM.

The math they don’t want you to see: iPhone carrier trade-ins are always a bad idea

Smartphone trade-in programs are big business for wireless carriers. Through these programs, customers are offered a seemingly generous discount on their next smartphone purchase when they trade in an older model. Then the old phones are polished up and resold at a profit as refurbished devices to other customers looking to save money by buying used phones.

While these programs are indeed smart business for the companies on the receiving end of your old handset, they’re always a bad idea for consumers and we’ll show you why. More →

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Download iOS 9.2.1 Update

Why you should download the new iOS 9.2.1 update ASAP

By on January 20, 2016 at 1:02 PM.

Why you should download the new iOS 9.2.1 update ASAP

The latest version of iOS came and went on Tuesday without much fanfare, but it turns out that the nondescript update is far more significant than it initially appeared to be. Apple listed all of the security and privacy issues it addressed in the update on a new support page, but the fix at the bottom of the list might be the most notable of the bunch.

After all, Apple has known about this specific security flaw for nearly three years. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

11 paid iPhone apps on sale right now for free

By on January 20, 2016 at 12:37 PM.

11 paid iPhone apps on sale right now for free

Yesterday’s list of 15 paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free was one of the biggest lists we’ve ever run, and you can still grab several of those premium apps for free if you hurry back to that post. We don’t have quite as many apps in today’s installment, but you will find 11 paid iOS apps that are all great and all free downloads for a limited time. More →

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