Android iOS Market Share

Android just topped iOS in global usage for the first time ever

By on August 1, 2014 at 11:37 AM.

Android just topped iOS in global usage for the first time ever

We all know Android’s market share crushes every other mobile platform out there in terms of shipment volume, but Android’s share of mobile usage as recorded by various networks around the world has always lagged Apple’s iOS platform… until now. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

6 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free for a limited time

By on August 1, 2014 at 9:51 AM.

6 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free for a limited time

It’s time to start August off on the right foot — by saving a bunch of money on some nifty iPhone and iPad apps. We saved you hundreds of dollars last month by sharing great paid iPhone apps that were on sale for free for a limited time, and we have no plans to slow down anytime soon. To start things off, we have six solid paid iPhone and iPad apps worth a combined $12 that can all be had for free if you move quickly. More →

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Smartphone Hack

Hackers can seize control of your phone using software preinstalled by your carrier

By on August 1, 2014 at 9:20 AM.

Hackers can seize control of your phone using software preinstalled by your carrier

With fears over hacking and NSA spying still mounting, the last thing we needed was yet another report of a serious vulnerability that leaves millions of people at risk — but that’s exactly what we got recently when news broke of a huge security vulnerability that impacts millions upon millions of Android phones, BlackBerry handsets and even some iPhones. More →

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Timeful Time Assistant App for iPhone

Meet Timeful, the intelligent ‘Time Assistant’ that knows how to squeeze all your to-do chores in your busy calendar

By on July 31, 2014 at 1:30 PM.

Meet Timeful, the intelligent ‘Time Assistant’ that knows how to squeeze all your to-do chores in your busy calendar

Timeful is a new free iPhone application that wants to help users better manage their calendars and to-do lists at the same time. Timeful is an intelligent “Time Assistant” that relies on machine learning and behavioral science to automatically insert tasks in busy calendars, thus helping users get more things done without having to worry about scheduling. More →

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iOS 7.1 Bug Fix

How to fix one of iOS 7.1’s most annoying bugs

By on July 31, 2014 at 10:20 AM.

How to fix one of iOS 7.1’s most annoying bugs

IOS 7.1 was a fantastic update for Apple’s mobile operating system, bringing with it plenty of bug fixes and refinements that were absent in the initial iOS 7 update. Apple’s huge iOS 7 release, as you’ll surely recall, was all about renovating the look of the iOS platform, and it was a bit raw when it first launched. There are still some annoying bugs that crept through in the latest version of iOS 7.1, however, and now there’s a simple fix for one of the most annoying ones out there. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

9 awesome paid iPhone apps you can now download for free (save $21!)

By on July 31, 2014 at 10:05 AM.

9 awesome paid iPhone apps you can now download for free (save $21!)

It’s the last day of a great month, so we clearly need to end on a high note. BGR has saved app lovers hundreds of dollars in July by sharing awesome paid iPhone and iPad apps that have gone on sale for free for a limited time, and today we’re finishing strong with the most apps we’ve shared in a single post all month. We’ve got nine nifty paid iPhone and iPad apps in total to share with you on Thursday, and as always, download anything that looks appealing immediately because these great sales could end at any time. More →

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Popcorn Time iOS App Download

The ‘Netflix for pirates’ is coming soon to an iPhone near you

By on July 30, 2014 at 3:30 PM.

The ‘Netflix for pirates’ is coming soon to an iPhone near you

Those unencumbered by guilt and happy to steal movies instead of paying to see them will be glad to learn that the latest and greatest movie-pirating tool is coming soon to an iPhone and iPad near you. Hot on the heels of the release of an app called TorrenTV that uses Popcorn Time’s code to stream torrents to an Apple TV or Roku box, the team behind Popcorn Time confirmed that an Apple TV streaming feature has been added to its own app.

More interestingly, however, the team has confirmed that it will soon launch an iOS version of its popular app. More →

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Worst Tech Rip Offs 16GB iPhone

Is the 16GB iPhone ‘the biggest ripoff in tech?’

By on July 30, 2014 at 11:30 AM.

Is the 16GB iPhone ‘the biggest ripoff in tech?’

Are Apple and other smartphone manufacturers straight-up gouging you when it comes to smartphone storage? LaptopMag’s Mark Spoonauer seems to think so and he makes a case that there is no real reason that a 32GB smartphone should cost a full $100 more than a 16GB smartphone. More →

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iPhone Tilt Gestures

New app brings Fire phone’s tilt gesture controls to your iPhone

By on July 30, 2014 at 10:48 AM.

New app brings Fire phone’s tilt gesture controls to your iPhone

Thanks to our exclusive reporting earlier this year, there was absolutely nothing about Amazon’s Fire phone that came as a surprise — including the public’s reaction to the handset. The handset definitely has some unique features such as Firefly, tilt controls and the 3D effects in the user interface, but none of them appear to be helping to move a significant amount of inventory at this point.

Now, users can get a bit of a taste for what the Fire phone has to offer without actually buying one, because a new free app adds some simple tilt gesture functionality to the iPhone. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

8 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free right now (a $20 value!)

By on July 30, 2014 at 9:45 AM.

8 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free right now (a $20 value!)

We’re halfway home, and what better way to celebrate hump day than with a whole bunch of nifty paid iPhone and iPad apps that are on sale for free? Today, we have eight great paid apps for you to check out, and they’re worth a combined $20. If you act fast, however, each and every one of them can be downloaded without paying a dime. More →

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Free Encrypted iPhone Calling

New app brings free encrypted voice calling to your iPhone

By on July 30, 2014 at 8:45 AM.

New app brings free encrypted voice calling to your iPhone

Are you worried that hackers — or even worse, the NSA — are listening in on your phone calls? Well it’s time to lay those fears to rest; Open Whispersystems has released a new app that brings encrypted voice calling to the iPhone. And best of all, perhaps, the firm’s new app is free to download and it supports worldwide calling, also for free. More →

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Top 5 iPhone Apps

5 gorgeous iPhone apps you need to check out right now (July 2014)

By on July 29, 2014 at 10:25 AM.

5 gorgeous iPhone apps you need to check out right now (July 2014)

Welcome to the latest edition of our series on gorgeous iPhone apps. We talk about apps a great deal here on BGR and the reason is fairly obvious: apps make the phone. Thanks to the advent of on-device application stores, smartphones now ship as blank canvases, waiting for users to fill them with third-party software that extends their functionality in any number of directions.

In this series, we try to bring you the cream of the crop — apps that are beautifully designed as well as useful — to help fill your canvas. More →

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iPhone vs. Big Companies

Forget Apple – the iPhone alone is as big as McDonald’s and Coca Cola combined

By on July 28, 2014 at 10:30 PM.

Forget Apple – the iPhone alone is as big as McDonald’s and Coca Cola combined

Let’s start with the obvious: the iPhone has been a massive, unequivocal success. Every subsequent release seems to break the records that the last one set before it, and now with the biggest hardware overhaul in the phone’s history rumored to be coming this fall, the books are primed to be rewritten once again. But before any of that happens, Jordan Weissmann of Slate has decided to take a step back and see just how big the iPhone really is (and we’re not talking about the 5.5-inch phablet).

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