Welcome to the biggest list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free we’ll run this week. Wednesday’s post offers 10 paid iOS apps in total, and they can all be downloaded without paying a dime for a limited time. If 10 isn’t enough for some reason, you can also head back to yesterday’s app sale post, where you’ll find a few freebies that haven’t yet expired. More →
Though Apple popularized the ‘i’ prefix as it pertains to product branding, they weren’t the first company to release a product called the iPhone. Indeed, it’s easy to forget that when Steve Jobs first unveiled the company’s iconic smartphone back in 2007, the ‘iPhone’ trademark at the time actually belonged to Cisco.
With this as a backdrop, the Internet History Podcast recently took a look back at the original iPhone, a product which, believe it or not, Infogear launched all the way back in 1998, a good nine years before Jobs shocked the world with Apple’s own take on what a smartphone should be. Infogear was subsequently acquired by Cisco which is where Apple and Cisco’s trademark dispute originated from.
We all love the Internet, but it’s also filled with nefarious hackers willing to take advantage of every single oversight. Some security issues are built into online services, while others are caused by actual users. The only way to ensure you’re really safe online is to protect access to your accounts with strong, unique passwords that are hard to crack. But that also means you’ll have to make sure you remember all the complex passwords you set up.
Thankfully, there are apps that can handle that for you, and one of them is now available as a free download on smartphones, tablets or desktop. More →
We’ve seen quite a few longtime Android fans talk about switching to the iPhone lately and now Apple has converted a longtime Android fan who previously tried the iPhone for two weeks before running back to Google’s platform. Joe Casabona decided to give the iPhone 6 another shot recently and this time he started using some key iOS features that he hadn’t really bothered with in his first time using the device. As a result, he will make the iPhone he primary mobile device going forward. More →
Apple released iOS 9 beta 5 last week, and developers around the world couldn’t have been happier. The previous version of Apple’s unreleased iOS software — iOS 9 beta 4 — was easily the company’s worst build since beta 1. It introduced a number of new bugs, caused Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity issues, and battery life was just awful. Thankfully, iOS 9 beta 5 seems to have addressed each and every one of beta 4’s main problems.
For non-developers, iOS 9 beta 5 also introduced a few interesting new features… and it also included 15 gorgeous new wallpapers. More →
Last week, I penned a post that questioned why I continue to carry an Android phone with me despite the fact that my main phone is an iPhone. In the past, I carried both because Android included so much functionality that wasn’t available on iOS. As time has progressed, however, iPhones have grown more and more capable. Now, there are precious few truly useful Android features that the iPhone cannot match.
The iPhone vs. Android argument is beyond boring at this point, but there is one cool feature that most flagship Android handsets have that is notably absent from Apple’s iPhone lineup: an infrared blaster. The Blumoo is a great little gadget that connects to your iPhone (or iPad, or Android phone, or Android tablet) via Bluetooth and then controls everything in your home that can be controlled by any standard universal remote. And best of all, it’s just $96.54 on Amazon, which is 26% off the device’s $129.99 retail price.
Blumoo Home Theater Universal RF Remote Control, $96.58 with free shipping
Yesterday’s list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free included some great apps that rarely go one sale, and you can still get a couple of them for free if you hurry back to that post and download them. Today, of course, we have a fresh new list for you that includes eight solid apps. More →
OK, so let’s say you want to prevent people from seeing pictures on your iPhone. How do you go about doing it? The simplest way to hide pics from prying eyes is to store them on a PC or hard drive. But that isn’t always convenient and – worst of all – implies removing them from the handset, which means you won’t be able to see them either. Thankfully, however, there are other ways of hiding your pics without removing them from your phone.
File this one under smartphone hacks that are definitely unnecessary but insanely fun. When simple science meets smartphones, the result is a nifty little “hack” that can be performed in just a few minutes for less than $1 in supplies. In fact, this might be one of the coolest little iPhone and Android phone hacks we’ve ever seen, allowing you to transform any smartphone into a 3D hologram projector in no time at all. More →
It’s time to start another week off on the right foot, and BGR is there to make it happen. Today’s list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free includes seven solid iOS apps that would normally cost $15 all together to purchase, but if you act fast you can snag all of them without paying a dime. More →
It’s common knowledge that the iPhone is safer than Android when it comes to certain hacks. But that doesn’t mean talented hackers can’t trick Apple’s operating system, and a new security bug seems to prove just that. The recently discovered issue might not affect a large number of users yet, but it has massive potential for hackers because of the way it operates: It fools the iPhone into downloading a malicious app that replicates an actual app on your phone that it then covertly replaces. The malicious app can then be used by hackers for various purposes without the iPhone user’s knowledge. More →