iOS 10 Beta 2 Download Link

iOS 10 beta 2 is now available for download

By on July 5, 2016 at 12:53 PM.

iOS 10 beta 2 is now available for download

There is absolutely no question that Apple’s new iOS 10 software is a mixed bag. On one hand, it’s easily the best mobile operating system Apple has ever released, packing tons of new features that iPhone and iPad owners are going to love once it’s released to the general public this coming September. But on the other hand, there’s really not any innovation to be found at all. In fact, some might say iOS 10 is actually pretty boring.

Of course, we don’t know all of the new features Apple has planned for the final version of iOS 10, but we moved one step closer to a public launch today when Apple released its second iOS 10 beta. Will iOS 10 beta 2 finally unlock the dark mode feature we all know was hiding inside Apple’s first iOS 10 beta? You’ll just have to download it to find out. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

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

By on July 5, 2016 at 11:43 AM.

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

As the country recovers from all those glorious July 4th celebrations on Monday, we’ve got the perfect cure for any hangover: a bunch of solid paid iPhone and iPad apps that are on sale for free. We’ve got plenty of fresh freebies for you on Tuesday, and we’ve also included a few choice ones from yesterday’s post that are still on sale, since you might’ve missed them while you were barbecuing and blowing stuff up. More →

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Android Full-Disk Encryption Hacked

Google’s full-disk encryption in Android can be hacked

By on July 4, 2016 at 3:46 PM.

Google’s full-disk encryption in Android can be hacked

We may have thought that Android is just as safe as the iPhone when it comes to encryption, but it looks like Google’s Android operating system has a critical flaw that can be exploited to decrypt a device. Even worse, while there are patches that can fix the issue, it seems that attackers can simply downgrade to a pre-patch state, and then decrypt a target device with ease. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

10 paid iPhone apps on sale for free for July 4th

By on July 4, 2016 at 12:31 PM.

10 paid iPhone apps on sale for free for July 4th

Welcome to a very special July 4th edition of our series on paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free! Actually, to be fair, there is absolutely nothing abnormally special about this installment — they’re all special! And as always, they’re all limited-time sales so be sure to snag any appealing freebies you see before the deals are over. More →

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iPhone One-Handed Mode

Apple has a brilliant way to make one-handed iPhone use great again

By on July 1, 2016 at 6:45 PM.

Apple has a brilliant way to make one-handed iPhone use great again

Remember how Apple used to make a big deal about the iPhone being the only smartphone that you could easily operate with one hand? It was a constant argument against increasing the iPhone’s screen size. But the company eventually launched iPhones that have displays bigger than the four-inch screen Apple used for years, and one-hand operation isn’t as easy.

Apple created a new home button gesture called Reachability (image above) that’s helps, but some people rarely use it. The company now has an even better idea for fixing one-hand operation on the iPhone, which might be better than shrinking down the display, as Samsung does it on some of its flagships.

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Best Free iPhone Apps

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

By on July 1, 2016 at 12:17 PM.

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

We’ve got a big holiday weekend coming up here in the United States and if you ask us, there are really only three things you need to celebrate our nation’s independence: burgers, beer, and paid iOS apps on sale for free. We can’t help you with the burgers or beer, but we’ve definitely got you covered in that third department. You’ll also find a few remaining freebies in yesterday’s post if you hurry. More →

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iPhone Reviews

A roundup of original iPhone reviews that got everything completely wrong

By on July 1, 2016 at 10:56 AM.

A roundup of original iPhone reviews that got everything completely wrong

When the iPhone burst onto the scene in 2007, it was evident that the world of mobile technology would never be the same. While the original iPhone admittedly had its fair share of shortcomings (it lacked 3G, MMS support, copy and paste etc.), its multitouch display and full web browser were immediate game-changers. Without equivocation, the iPhone quickly, if not instantly, became the blueprint upon which all other smartphone manufacturers based their own hardware and software designs.

Yesterday we highlighted a number of positive reviews that accompanied the release of the original iPhone nine years ago this week. But as tends to be the case in the tech world, not everyone at the time was able to appreciate the immediate impact that the iPhone was poised to exert over the entire tech industry. Rather predictably, an onslaught of short-sighted and pessimistic reviews tended to hone in on all of the features the iPhone lacked rather than looking at all of the revolutionary new features it introduced into the mainstream. Some reviews, believe it or not, even criticized the iPhone for boasting too many features.

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iPhone Infographic

This crazy graphic charts all of the scientific advancements behind the iPhone

By on July 1, 2016 at 9:41 AM.

This crazy graphic charts all of the scientific advancements behind the iPhone

This week marks the 9th anniversary of the iPhone, the game-changing device that quite literally changed the way hundreds of millions of people around the world live. So while we’re busy praising the iPhone and the smartphone revolution that it helped usher in, we thought now was as good a time as any to talk about the myriad of technical and scientific advancements throughout history that helped make the iPhone a feasible product.

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Best Free iPhone Apps

11 paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

By on June 30, 2016 at 12:43 PM.

11 paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

June is over and the July 4th weekend is almost here, but you don’t have to wait another minute to start celebrating because today’s post covering all the best paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free is finally here. We’ve got some great new options for iOS device users to check out today, and be sure to head back to yesterday’s post where you’ll find a few more remaining freebies. More →

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iPhone Vs Android

Apple’s iPhone turns nine: 5 ways it’s still better than Android

By on June 30, 2016 at 11:24 AM.

Apple’s iPhone turns nine: 5 ways it’s still better than Android

Apple changed the world nine years ago when it released the first iPhone. It sounds hyperbolic but I assure you, the original iPhone quite literally reshaped the mobile industry. It also changed the way we access information and connect with each other. The giants of the industry at the time have now all but vanished. Android, which was being developed as a terrible BlackBerry copy, was reimagined and released as the platform we now know.

There have been plenty of retrospective pieces covering the iPhone to celebrate its nine-year anniversary, and some have been fairly interesting. But in light of all the negativity currently surrounding Apple’s next-generation iPhone, I thought it might be nice to look at some of the ways Apple’s mobile phone is still far better than its chief rival, Android. More →

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Google Maps Multiple Destinations Android

Google Maps for Android is getting the desktop feature you’ve been waiting for

By on June 30, 2016 at 8:00 AM.

Google Maps for Android is getting the desktop feature you’ve been waiting for

One of the coolest Google Maps tricks is being able to set multiple destinations. You no longer have to plan simple A-to-B trips, and then request new directions whenever a new destination comes along. With multiple stops, A-to-B-to-C-to-D routes are easy to set up. However, as useful as the feature is, it also used to be pretty annoying in one significant regard: it was only available on the desktop website, which is hardly convenient when most people rely on iPhone and Android for their navigating. Thankfully, that just changed, and you’re going to be able to use multiple destinations on mobile as well.

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Original iPhone Reviews

Flashback: Here’s what reviewers said about the original iPhone

By on June 29, 2016 at 4:26 PM.

Flashback: Here’s what reviewers said about the original iPhone

To call the iPhone a revolutionary device is nothing short of an understatement. Given the myriad of ways in which Apple’s iconic smartphone has profoundly impacted not only the way we use mobile devices but how we communicate and interact with the world at large, the iPhone is undeniably a once-in-a-lifetime device whose far-reaching influence may never again be matched. Not surprisingly, TIME earlier this year called it the most influential gadget in history.

One of the reasons why the iPhone is an innovation that stands above most is that it immediately turned an entire industry on its head. When Steve Jobs first introduced the device, he boasted that it was five years ahead of anything else on the market. And as it turned out, it took about that long before Android devices managed to reach parity with the iPhone.

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