iPhone Location Tracking Map

Hidden iPhone menu shows you a map of the exact places you’ve been

By on April 1, 2015 at 3:09 PM.

Hidden iPhone menu shows you a map of the exact places you’ve been

Many smartphone applications, including default apps that come preloaded on the device, track your location for various purposes, regardless of operating system. While some of them simply do it into help serve targeted ads, plenty of smartphone apps require access to your location for more useful purposes, so it’s likely you have location services enabled on your devices for at least a few key apps.

If that’s the case, you should know the iPhone has a hidden menu that can show you a map of the exact places you have been tracked. More →

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Apple Facts Trivia

6 fascinating facts about Apple that you never knew

By on April 1, 2015 at 1:44 PM.

6 fascinating facts about Apple that you never knew

Today marks the 39th anniversary of Apple’s founding. While most tech companies that old have either come and gone or have settled into a comfortable position of mediocrity, Apple is more successful today than ever.

In light of Apple’s birthday, so to speak, below are a few facts about Apple you likely weren’t aware of.

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iPhone 6 Plus vs. Phablets

The one hilarious iPhone 6 challenge you absolutely have to solve today

By on April 1, 2015 at 12:37 PM.

The one hilarious iPhone 6 challenge you absolutely have to solve today

One curious Redditor is looking to find the answer to an important question regarding the entire mobile ecosystem and Apple’s influence on smartphone design, especially when it comes to devices from the competition.

“Has the iPhone 6 Plus started a revolution?” bmccoy1111 asked on Wednesday morning. More →

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Samsung Vs Apple

Why Samsung should love hating the iPhone for as long as possible

By on April 1, 2015 at 11:29 AM.

Why Samsung should love hating the iPhone for as long as possible

Even though it has plenty of reasons for hating the iPhone, Samsung should also love Apple’s top product for as long as possible, a new report suggests. Not only is Apple bringing plenty of business to Samsung even though the two companies compete fiercely in the mobile landscape, but a recent regulatory filing in South Korea revealed that the iPhone maker was one of Samsung’s top five customers again last year, just like in 2013.

As a result, Samsung will undoubtedly love to continue hating the iPhone as it does now for as long as possible. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

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

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

By on April 1, 2015 at 11:04 AM.

If you’re looking to fill your iPhone or iPad will cool apps but you don’t want to break the bank in the process, you’ve gone to the right place. We share a new list each day of paid iOS apps that are on sale for free for a limited time, and today’s list has at least a few gems that you’ll definitely want to snag.

There are also a few freebies left on yesterday’s list, so be sure to grab those as well before the deals all end. More →

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Pandora Radio

Pandora calls Apple a ‘frenemy’

By on April 1, 2015 at 8:30 AM.

Pandora calls Apple a ‘frenemy’

In a recent interview with Fox Business, Pandora CFO Mike Herring referred to Apple as a “frenemy”, a somewhat apt description given that Apple is making a strong push for Pandora’s piece of the streaming music pie. Yet, at the same time, Pandora has always thrived on Apple’s iOS platform.

“We were part of what made it fun to have an iPhone,” Herring explained.

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Apple Streaming Video

Apple’s newest hire could be a real difference maker for Beats Music

By on March 31, 2015 at 7:30 PM.

Apple’s newest hire could be a real difference maker for Beats Music

With Apple rumored to be getting into the TV streaming business later this fall, the company recently made an extremely interesting executive hire. First spotted by Mark Gurman over at 9to5Mac, Apple last month was able to lure Mike Rockwell away from Dolby, where he most recently served as the company’s Executive Vice President of Products and Technology.

The Rockwell hire is particularly interesting given that his top two listed skills on his LinkedIn profile are “streaming media” and “digital video,” two areas Apple has a keen interest in. Of course, Apple’s Beats Music revamp is slated to launch with iOS 9 while the company’s rumored TV streaming service may launch as soon as this October.

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Apple Pay User Reviews

Apple Pay has disappointed early adopters

By on March 31, 2015 at 5:00 PM.

Apple Pay has disappointed early adopters

Just a few short months after its launch, Apple Pay is by far the most widely used mobile payment service on the market. It takes a certain kind of brand to turn grocery shopping into an event, but that’s what Apple is trying to do with Apple Pay. Unfortunately, not all users see it that way. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

7 awesome paid iPhone apps that are all free downloads right now

7 awesome paid iPhone apps that are all free downloads right now

By on March 31, 2015 at 10:52 AM.

Monday’s list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free had a few gems on it, and several of them are actually still free downloads if you hurry back to yesterday’s post. Today’s batch of app sales is hot out of the oven though, so you won’t have to rush quite as much to take advantage of these deals. More →

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Apple Watch FDA

Why the FDA won’t regulate the Apple Watch to death

By on March 30, 2015 at 6:25 PM.

Why the FDA won’t regulate the Apple Watch to death

Back when the Apple Watch was nothing more than a rumor, there was an endless stream of stories focusing on all of the biomedical engineering talent Apple was bringing on board. Consequently, we started to see an influx of reports detailing all of the incredible ways in which the Apple Watch was going to revolutionize personal health. Some reports event went so far as to proffer that Apple’s new wearable might be able to detect impending heart attacks or even measure metrics such as glucose levels.

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Tim Cook Interview

Apple CEO Tim Cook penned a rare op-ed that everyone should read

By on March 30, 2015 at 5:13 PM.

Apple CEO Tim Cook penned a rare op-ed that everyone should read

We typically try not to get too political here on BGR, but the fight against inequality and discrimination is something we can happily get behind, even when it involves legislation. Enter Apple CEO Tim Cook, who recently penned a rare op-ed that was published on Sunday night in The Washington Post.

Everyone should read it. More →

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iPad Pro Model Images

Leaked pic may reveal the iPad Pro’s biggest hardware secret

By on March 30, 2015 at 4:12 PM.

Leaked pic may reveal the iPad Pro’s biggest hardware secret

Our knowledge of the rumored iPad Pro is still very limited, but leaked images of a purported manufacturing dummy model seem to indicate that the tablet will feature an additional USB-C or Lightning port on its left side.

The image was found on Sina Weibo, and although these dummy models are not always accurate (especially this early in the development cycle), a report from The Wall Street Journal earlier this month also noted that Apple was considering adding USB ports to its next iPad. More →

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