Blades of Brim Review

Play this now: Blades of Brim is the best endless runner on the iPhone, and it’s free

By on June 10, 2015 at 1:43 PM.

Play this now: Blades of Brim is the best endless runner on the iPhone, and it’s free

I thought I was done with endless runners. After Temple Run stormed the App Store in 2011, endless runners became a staple of the mobile gaming scene, from brilliant and simple 2D entries like Canabalt and Alto’s Adventure to branded freeloaders like Sonic Dash and Spider-Man Unlimited.

Most have been pleasant distractions, but few have kept me glued to my iPhone screen for hours on end. Blades of Brim is one of those games.

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iOS 9 Features

Huge photo album shows us almost everything new on the iPhone in iOS 9

By on June 10, 2015 at 11:50 AM.

Huge photo album shows us almost everything new on the iPhone in iOS 9

Apple unveiled iOS 9 during its annual WWDC keynote this past Monday, and released the first beta version of its new software that afternoon. Since anyone who pays $99 for an Apple developer account can install it — in fact, you don’t even need a developer account to install iOS 9 — we can expect every last detail surrounding the new OS to trickle out in the coming days, despite the fact that developers aren’t supposed to disclose any nonpublic information about the beta.

There is indeed plenty of info out there, but a new photo album compiled by an Imgur user does a great job of showing us almost every new user-facing tweak in one place. More →

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iPhone Security Flaw

Warning: Major iPhone security flaw makes it painfully easy to steal your password

By on June 10, 2015 at 10:18 AM.

Warning: Major iPhone security flaw makes it painfully easy to steal your password

Apple’s iOS platform is one of the most secure mobile operating systems in the world, and each release brings new security features and enhancements. iPhones and iPads are proliferating in the workplace at a rapid pace, and even spy agencies tend to have difficulties cracking encrypted communications that originate on an iOS device.

But no software is without flaws, and a new security vulnerability makes iPhones and iPads painfully vulnerable to phishing scams that can easily allow someone to steal your Apple ID username and password. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

8 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale for free today

By on June 10, 2015 at 9:55 AM.

8 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale for free today

After giving you a great list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free that included 10 solid apps, we’re back today with another eight apps that would typically cost a combined $37, but each and every one is completely free if you hurry.

There are also still a few freebies in yesterday’s post, so be sure to check those out as well. More →

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eBay Auction Alerts

Find anything you want on eBay before anyone else with this new free iPhone app

By on June 10, 2015 at 9:05 AM.

Find anything you want on eBay before anyone else with this new free iPhone app

For consumers looking to save as much money as possible while shopping, eBay can be your best friend and your worst enemy. On one hand, auctions and Buy It Now listings often afford deals that are unheard of, offering huge savings not even Amazon can match. On the other hand, auction listings can be a double-edged sword when people swoop in at the last moment and drive up the price of an item you want to buy.

There are plenty of tools designed to help make your eBay experience as smooth as possible though, and a new free iPhone app released on Tuesday should definitely be added to your arsenal. More →

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Apple 16GB iPhone

Apple’s Phil Schiller: All of your biggest complaints about Apple products are wrong

By on June 10, 2015 at 8:30 AM.

Apple’s Phil Schiller: All of your biggest complaints about Apple products are wrong

With WWDC in full swing, Apple executive Phil Schiller on Tuesday sat down for wide-ranging interview with noted blogger John Gruber of Daring Fireball.

Not one to beat around the bush, Gruber asked a number of pointed questions, one of which was why Apple continues to sell 16GB iPhones. Indeed, with storage being extremely cheap these days, not to mention how much space apps and other media files can take up, many people have voiced the opinion that it’s decidedly a cheap move for Apple to release a device with such paltry storage by today’s standards. Some have even argued that Apple in this regard is opting for profits over an enjoyable user experience.

You might recall that the iPhone storage issue eventually boiled over this past September when Apple released iOS 8, a gargantuan-sized update that many iPhone users simply couldn’t install because they didn’t have enough room. Incredibly, the entry level iPhone has sported 16GB of storage since way back in 2011 when Apple introduced the iPhone 4s.

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iOS 9 Features

The simple trick iOS 9 uses to improve your battery life the instant you install it

By on June 9, 2015 at 2:32 PM.

The simple trick iOS 9 uses to improve your battery life the instant you install it

Apple took the wraps off of the next-generation iOS 9 platform during its big WWDC 2015 keynote on Monday, and there’s a lot to digest. You can visit our WWDC 2015 hub to learn more about the new software, or you can skip right to our post on the 5 best new features in iOS 9 for a cheat sheet.

During the company’s presentation, Apple revealed that iOS 9 will feature some big improvements that focus on battery life. Interestingly, the company said that iOS 9 will improve an iOS device’s battery life by about an hour just by installing it.

So, how exactly does iOS 9 add an hour in between charges? More →

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Google Maps iPhone App

New update brings the best Google Maps feature iOS has seen in months – here’s how to use it

By on June 9, 2015 at 10:56 AM.

New update brings the best Google Maps feature iOS has seen in months – here’s how to use it

Apple Maps is in the process of getting a huge update in iOS 9, as Apple revealed on stage during its big WWDC 2015 keynote on Monday. The new public transit features look terrific and there are plenty of other new features and refinements to be enjoyed, but the app still isn’t on par with Google Maps. In fact, in many ways, it may never be.

Google Maps for iOS just received a new update and there are a few nice feature additions to be found. Among them is one that is likely the best new feature the app has received in months, and we’re going to tell you all about it. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

10 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time

By on June 9, 2015 at 10:31 AM.

10 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time

Yesterday’s list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free was overshadowed by WWDC 2015, but there are still some freebies in there if you hurry. Today, however, we have 10 new paid iOS apps for you that are all on sale for free for a limited time. Remember, these sales could be over at any minute, so be sure to grab anything that looks appealing as soon as you can! More →

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Android iPhone Switch

Apple made an app designed to help it steal Android users more easily

By on June 9, 2015 at 8:30 AM.

Apple made an app designed to help it steal Android users more easily

A new app from Apple will make it easier than ever for Android users to switch to the iPhone. Dubbed “Move to iOS”, the app makes the process of transferring data from Android devices to a shiny new iOS device a breeze. Though Apple didn’t have time to mention it during yesterday’s nearly 2-hour long keynote, the app is prominently displayed on Apple’s iOS 9 feature page.

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iPhone Wireless Charging PoWiFi Wi-Fi Router

Wi-Fi routers could soon wirelessly charge your iPhone’s battery without cutting the Internet

By on June 8, 2015 at 6:25 PM.

Wi-Fi routers could soon wirelessly charge your iPhone’s battery without cutting the Internet

Researchers from the University of Washington have found a way to use a Wi-Fi router to wirelessly charge batteries for a variety of devices, while simultaneously offering users unhindered access to wireless Internet. The best part about it is that the new tech is compatible with existing wireless routers, which could be upgraded via a simple firmware update to support it. More →

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iOS 9 iPhone Battery Life

iOS 9’s ‘Low Power’ mode will do amazing things for iPhone battery life

By on June 8, 2015 at 6:01 PM.

iOS 9’s ‘Low Power’ mode will do amazing things for iPhone battery life

Every year, without fail, the iPhone gets thinner and thinner. And every year, without fail, iPhone owners routinely exclaim that they’d rather have better battery life than an even thinner form factor.

Well, today Apple introduced a new iOS 9 feature that may cure some of your iPhone related battery woes. Dubbed ‘Low Power’ mode, the new iOS 9 feature was quickly glossed over during today’s jam-packed WWDC keynote but is worth highlighting.

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Best Free iPhone Apps

9 awesome paid iPhone apps and iPad apps on sale for free today

By on June 8, 2015 at 10:37 AM.

9 awesome paid iPhone apps and iPad apps on sale for free today

For Apple fans, Monday is all about WWDC 2015 — and of course, you can follow all the news as it breaks in our WWDC 2015 hub. Apple’s big keynote doesn’t kick off until 1:00 p.m. EDT / 10:00 a.m. PDT though, so you still have some time left to enjoy today’s list of nifty paid iPhone and iPad apps that are on sale for free for a limited time. More →

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