Best Free iPhone Apps

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

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

By about 2 hours ago.

You made it, dear readers: it’s finally Friday. Back to school week always seems like it takes an eternity to get through, but now you can sit back and relax, knowing that the long Labor Day weekend is ahead. Of course, you’ll need something to fill your time over the three-day weekend, so why not check out this great list of 10 paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free right now, and find some sweet new apps to check out this weekend.

And if 10 apps aren’t enough for you, you’ll find several more freebies in yesterday’s post. More →

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Best iPhone Widgets

5 of the best iPhone widgets you’ve never heard of

5 of the best iPhone widgets you’ve never heard of

By about 3 hours ago.

On Thursday, I ran a simple post that covered 10 of the best iPhone widgets in the App Store. Widget support isn’t new on Apple’s iOS platform, but it’s buried in the Notification Center and so many people have forgotten widgets are even there. While Apple’s implementation of widgets isn’t quite as functional as Google’s widget support in Android, widgets can still add tremendous value to the iOS experience, and yesterday’s post gave you 10 great examples of apps that do just that.

Following that post, I received a number of emails from readers who were excited to find some nifty new iPhone and iPad widgets, but also who wanted to recommend a few additional apps that people might not have heard of. In this post, I’ll share five of the more obscure recommendations I found in those emails — and be sure to keep sending in your recommendations via email or to @zacharye on Twitter. More →

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Apple Vs Netflix

This is how much it would cost Apple to develop 10 quality original TV shows

By about 4 hours ago.

This is how much it would cost Apple to develop 10 quality original TV shows

The Apple rumor mill this week took a short break from all things iPhone related to deliver a startling revelation about Apple potentially wanting to develop and produce its own lineup of original programming.

According to one source who spoke to Variety, Apple is exploring the idea of creating “development and production divisions” capable of churning out long-form content “in a bid to compete with Netflix.”

With that bombshell of a rumor now dangling overhead, I thought it’d be helpful to take a look at how much it would cost Apple to get into the TV production business. As a yardstick, I took a look at the costs involved in producing some of the more popular long-form TV shows that have aired over the past few years. Suffice it to say, TV production is not cheap. At the same time, Apple is essentially printing money at this point so perhaps that won’t be much of an issue.

Let’s dive in and look at the numbers.

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Apple Music Usability Issues

Apple admits ‘there’s a lot of work to be done’ when it comes to Apple Music

By on September 3, 2015 at 9:15 PM.

Apple admits ‘there’s a lot of work to be done’ when it comes to Apple Music

Apple is thankfully not turning a deaf ear to the myriad of complaints users have expressed thus far about Apple Music, the company’s nascent music streaming service. In an interview with The Guardian, iTunes VP Oliver Schusser said that the company is working hard to address a number of usability and performance issues before bringing the music service to Android.

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Apple vs Android Market Share

The iPhone 6 keeps winning Android converts, even with the iPhone 6s just a week away

By on September 3, 2015 at 7:40 PM.

The iPhone 6 keeps winning Android converts, even with the iPhone 6s just a week away

Anyone who keeps an eye on the smartphone industry is aware of the iPhone’s dominance, but the latest comScore report shows that Apple’s market share has continued to grow throughout 2015. According to the data, Apple’s percentage of the U.S. smartphone market grew from 43.1% to 44.2% between April and July of this year. More →

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iPhone 7 6s Marketing

Apple asked to not call its new phone the ‘iPhone 6s’ for the silliest possible reason

By on September 3, 2015 at 6:25 PM.

Apple asked to not call its new phone the ‘iPhone 6s’ for the silliest possible reason

Apple’s next iPhone will likely be named iPhone 6s. The company is expected to launch an “S” generation of iPhones every two years, following a major redesign, and that seems to be the case for 2015. The upcoming iPhone 6s might offer a bigger “S” upgrade than any previous such model, but that might not be enough for Apple to call it the iPhone 7 all of a sudden.

However, one company is deeply affected by the iPhone 6s name choice and is urging Apple to go with iPhone 7 on September 9th as the official name of the 2015 iPhone – just check the image above, taken in New York’s Times Square. More →

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iPhone 6s Camera Features

iPhone 6s camera update will be the biggest in years, says acclaimed photographer

By on September 3, 2015 at 4:00 PM.

iPhone 6s camera update will be the biggest in years, says acclaimed photographer

Apple over the past few years has devoted a ton of engineering resources towards ensuring that the iPhone camera remains best in class. Through a combination of subtle hardware improvements and clever software advances, each successive iPhone model has brought with it huge improvements in camera quality. With the iPhone 6s release just around the corner, camera quality on Apple’s iconic smartphone is about to take another huge leap forward.

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Best Apple Stock App Replacements

The best alternatives to Apple’s stock iPhone apps, as chosen by iOS users

The best alternatives to Apple’s stock iPhone apps, as chosen by iOS users

By on September 3, 2015 at 2:26 PM.

Apple makes some of the best hardware in the smartphone market, but the software isn’t always up to snuff. That’s not to say that the stock apps on the iPhone and iPad aren’t effective, it’s just that other developers have taken the basic concepts and run with them to the point that better alternative exist for nearly every app on the iPhone. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

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

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

By on September 3, 2015 at 11:55 AM.

There are only two more days left in the work week, which means two more lists of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale. Lucky for you, Thursday’s list is a terrific one. We’ve got 9 paid iOS apps on sale for free today, carefully handpicked from more than 150 paid apps that dropped for free today. You can also grab a few more premium apps for free if you jump back to yesterday’s post. More →

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iPhone 6s Specs Leak Camera Storage

World’s most accurate Apple insider drops last-minute iPhone 6s details

By on September 3, 2015 at 11:34 AM.

World’s most accurate Apple insider drops last-minute iPhone 6s details

We have less than a week to go before Apple reveals all about the iPhone 6s but KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has given us a few new morsels of information about the device to hold us over. Per 9to5Mac, Kuo released a research note that confirmed some key specifications of Apple’s upcoming iPhone, including its camera and its storage options. More →

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iPhone 6s Plus Photos Size Thickness

Leaked photos of fully assembled iPhone 6s confirm one of the worst things about it

By on September 3, 2015 at 10:50 AM.

Leaked photos of fully assembled iPhone 6s confirm one of the worst things about it

Apple won’t make the iPhone 6s even slimmer than its predecessors, a new leak suggests, seemingly confirming previous reports that suggested the 2015 iOS smartphone will be slightly bigger and thicker than last year’s models. More →

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Best iPhone Widgets

10 of the best iPhone widgets in the world

10 of the best iPhone widgets in the world

By on September 3, 2015 at 10:06 AM.

When Apple first added widget support to the iPhone and iPad, Apple fans had mixed feelings. Many Apple users had been waiting for widget support for years, and they had hoped to see home screen widgets similar to the ones available on Google’s Android platform. Instead, Apple confined its widget support to the Notification Center, where widgets stay hidden from sight until the user swipes down from the top of the screen.

There are definitely pros (battery life!) and cons (no zero-touch information) to Apple’s approach, but the very fact that widgets are almost always hidden from sight has led many people to forget about them all together. Let’s fix that: Here are 10 apps with some of the best iPhone widgets available right now, and many of them are completely free to download and use. More →

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