All the best apps on my iPhone are made by Apple's two biggest enemies
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Many of the best moments in cinema history were written and rewritten and rewritten again until the writers were convinced they were perfect. But despite the fact that writers spend weeks or even months fine-tuning their scripts, an actor can inject a scene with life through a simple improvised line.
If you’re a PC gamer or you watch movies on your computer, you know that a screen with a standard 16:9 aspect ratio just isn’t going to cut it. Sure, most people can make do just fine with a normal monitor like that. But there’s no way that you can be truly immersed in the game you’re playing or the movie you’re watching on a monitor like this.
Here’s a thought: Check out the LG Electronics UM67 34UM67 34-Inch Screen LED-lit Monitor, an ultrawide LED computer monitor that will change the way you play games and watch movies. More →
One of the reasons I always hated Joe Morgan as a TV baseball analyst was his tendency to psychoanalyze players who weren’t doing well. I distinctly remember one time when he attributed Alfonso Soriano hitting an infield popup to feeling nervous about living up to the big new contract he’d just signed with the Cubs.
You’d like to think that such armchair pseudo-psychoanalysis wouldn’t have any place in the world of business journalism, where you’re supposed to rely on empirical evidence of some kind to diagnose a company’s prospects. However, a hot take posted over at StreetInsider wonders whether investors should be worried because Tim Cook deleted his blurry Super Bowl photo that was roundly mocked by the entire web. More →
In case you somehow haven’t heard about it, Deadpool is playing in cinemas. If you’re unsure whether you should hit the nearest theater to see the movie, then you only need to take the advice of Betty White, who has the best review of any movie I’ve seen in a while. And it does Deadpool justice.
We knew somebody hacked CIA Director John Brennan last October, but we had no idea who the person was and how old they may have been. Since the attack on Brennan, the attacker known as “Cracka” struck again, focusing on the Director of National Intelligence in early January. Furthermore, Cracka is believed to have leaked the personal details of thousands of FBI and U.S. Department of Homeland Security employees online recently.
A report now reveals that the person suspected to have done all this is a British 16-year-old boy who was recently arrested for his alleged cybercrimes. More →
Smartphones have become a very big part of our lives over the last decade, but when are they too much of a good thing? All the constant interruptions and notifications drove Jenna Woginrich to distraction, which is why she completely gave up her phone 18 months ago. Writing in The Guardian, Woginrich tells us what it’s been like to go smartphone-free for the past year and a half and it sounds like there are some definite upsides to it. More →
Apple’s existing headphones that come neatly packaged in every iPhone box might not get a major overhaul this year. Some rumors that claimed the iPhone 7 will lack a headphone jack had also suggested that Apple would either pack wireless headphones with the iPhone or simply fit them with Lightning connectors/adapters to make up for the absence of the 3.5mm jack.
A new report indicates that Apple won’t change much the functionality of its iPhone headphones this year, aside from possibly launching Lightning versions for the new iPhone. More →
Microsoft is known for a lot of things these days. Windows is the most popular operating system in the world, Microsoft Office is the best productivity suite out there, Xbox One is a killer video game system, and so on. So when you think of Microsoft, peripherals certainly aren’t the first things that come to mind. It’s interesting, then, that our favorite wireless keyboard for the iPad, iPhone and Android devices is made by none other than Microsoft.
Meet the Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard, a Bluetooth keyboard that provides a nice big typing service with great quality build, and yet it’s portable enough to tuck away and take anywhere. More →
Mashing up two beloved franchises is a risky proposition. If you screw it up, you have two rabid fanbases attacking you from both sides. If you create something amazing, you have to deal with the fact that everyone is going to want more. In the case of Star Kart, Dark Pixel’s incredible mashup of Star Wars and Mario Kart, we desperately want more.
Some of Apple’s own users have been teeing off lately about the quality of some of its software, specifically the default Apple apps that often clog up space on the iPhone. Daring Fireball’s John Gruber had Apple execs Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi on his podcast this week and he asked them to address some of the criticisms that have been made about the quality in Apple’s software made by well-known Apple bloggers such as Walt Mossberg and Jim Dalrymple. The execs acknowledged that some of their users weren’t having the experience they wanted but defended the company’s software quality overall. More →
It has been quite a week when it comes to new movie trailers. Sure, the fact that Super Bowl 50 aired last Sunday helped, as most studios came up with some interesting teasers for their upcoming movies. But we’ve got plenty of other new trailers for you to check out as well, so let’s start with all the trailers that were released after the big game. More →
The Swivl Robotic Platform for Video is easily one of the coolest things that the BGR Deals team has covered in a very long time, but it’s also not for everyone. In a nutshell, this device is a dock for your iPhone, Android phone, iPad, Android tablet, Windows tablet or any other device that’ll fit. It includes a sensor of its own on the front of the device, and it swivels and rotates automatically as you move around.
This way, if you’re having a video conference on Skype, Facetime, Google Hangouts or anything else, or if you’re simply recording video of yourself, you can move around freely and the camera won’t miss a second of the action. You’ll also see the screen of your device at all times as you move. More →