Apple just told us all how to fix the crazy iPhone-crashing iMessage bug
There's a bug that lets your annoying friends crash your iPhone with a single message — here's what you need to do to fix it
Today’s list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free is our biggest one of the week, but size doesn’t always matter. Fortunately, Friday’s post also features some of the best apps of the week, and they’re only going to be on sale for free for a limited time.
We spend a great deal of time here at BGR digging through the web in search of the best available protective cases for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Why only those smartphone models, for the most part? Beautiful though they may be, Apple’s aluminum housings are insanely slippery and if you don’t use a case that offers some grip, you will drop your phone.
I’ve shown you my personal favorite iPhone 6 case, though I’ve also really been enjoying Vaja’s leather back lately, which isn’t really a case at all but provides much-needed grip. We also have plenty of great case suggestions that are more traditional and still sleek.
But what if you just want a good old-fashioned phone case that protects your handset for a few bucks at most? We’ve got some deals for you today that you won’t want to pass up.
While most tech fans were busy following Google’s big I/O 2015 keynote on Thursday, a report emerged revealing that Apple had acquired a small startup called Metaio. You’ve probably never heard of Metaio, and most people never will, assuming Apple folds the company’s tech into its own software moving forward.
Though you’ve likely never heard of it, Metaio has been around for more than a decade now, and the company’s augmented reality technology has been used to create some pretty nifty software in the past. Here, we’ll show you three videos that will give us a good idea of the different kinds of experiences Apple might create using Metaio’s AR tech. More →
Microsoft will launch new high-end Lumia handsets this year, likely once the phone version of Windows 10 is ready to roll out. Some rumors have already offered a few leaked details about these Lumia flagships, with a new picture suggesting that Microsoft is considering a new display design for its future smartphones, similar to what Samsung did with the Galaxy S6 edge. More →
A bartender in France thought it’s perfectly fine to serve someone 56 consecutive shots. But after his customer died from complications resulting from that sort of heavy drinking a court sentenced him to four months in prison. More →
A Canadian who happens to be on the board of directors of Big Valley’s Creation Science Museum, a place that’ll try to prove to you that Earth is only about 6,000 years old, made a stunning fossil discovery, but the historic finding can’t actually shake his beliefs. More →
Earlier this month we brought you word of a secret diagnostic port on the Apple Watch that’s intended for Apple’s own internal use. However, that hasn’t stopped accessories manufacturers from designing their own Apple Watch straps designed specifically to take advantage of this unlisted six-pin port. Via AppleInsider, the team at Reserve Strap have spent some time designing a watch strap that fits into the port and now they’ve posted a video showing how the port can be used to charge the Apple Watch slightly more quickly than through Apple’s own inductive charging method. More →
Fans of the popular NPR podcast Serial have good reason to be excited. While it was always known that a second season of the podcast was in the works, we now have official word that there are not one but two new seasons being planned.
The news comes straight from the Serial team themselves, with series creator Sarah Koenig explaining that the upcoming seasons, while different from the first, will be “no less interesting.” As it stands now, it remains to be seen what topics Koenig and her team will be exploring.
Google on Thursday announced Android M, its next major Android release that focuses on significantly improving overall user experience across the operating system. One of the new features the company announced is fingerprint sensor support, which will let users both securely pay for products with Android Pay and also log into various services. To further help with the latter task, a password manager app has already announced that it’s ready to support Google’s newest Android security feature. More →
Google unveiled Android M on Thursday, but we know from history that this won’t be the platform’s final name — instead, it’s going to be named after some kind of delicious dessert. An eagle-eyed Redditor over at the Android subreddit noticed that one of the Googlers on stage at I/O 2015 Thursday had an Android Wear watch that just happened to feature a picture of a milkshake on its display. Their conclusion? The next version of Android will be called “Android Milkshake.” More →