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8 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

8 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

By about 47 mins ago.

The weekend has come and gone far too quickly, as it always does. If there’s one thing that will soften the blow of finding yourself stuck at work or in school once again today, however, it’s a solid list of paid iPhone and iPad apps that are on sale for free. This week we’re starting things off with eight nifty paid iOS apps on sale, and as always, you should hurry because any or all of these great sales could be over at any minute. More →

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Apple Watch iPhone Battery Life

Apple Watch makes the worst thing about the iPhone 6 even worse

By about 1 hour ago.

Apple Watch makes the worst thing about the iPhone 6 even worse

Apple’s latest iPhones are, without question, the company’s most impressive iPhones to date. The iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus both feature sleek designs, stunning screens and shockingly strong performance that manages to crush most rival smartphones despite Apple’s decision to stick with a dual-core chipset and 1GB of RAM.

But there is one area where the smaller iPhone model in particular definitely lags behind much of the competition, and it looks like the problem is being exacerbated by the brand new Apple Watch. More →

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Did Apple try to sabotage the Tidal launch?

By about 2 hours ago.

Did Apple try to sabotage the Tidal launch?

There’s a strange war brewing between Apple and Tidal, the Jay-Z run music streaming site which, as we covered in great detail before, was quickly ushered out of the U.S. iPhone top 20 download chart before plummeting out of the top 700. Put simply, the Tidal launch was nothing short of a spectacular failure.

Now comes a report via the NY Post alleging that Apple may have taken deliberate steps to cripple the Tidal launch in order to weaken the competitive landscape ahead of Apple’s soon-to-be-unveiled Beats Music service. The allegation, naturally, stems from an anonymous source from within the music industry.

According to the source, Apple purposefully took a longer time than usual to approve updates to Tidal’s iOS app. So while Tidal’s Android app was updated on April 15, the company’s revamped iOS app “still hasn’t received approval for Apple’s iOS app store.”

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Apple Watch Torture

Video: Apple Watch undergoes extreme torture testing

By about 2 hours ago.

Video: Apple Watch undergoes extreme torture testing

The wait is finally over. The Apple Watch is out and in stores and, not surprisingly, has already been subjected to some extreme torture testing. While we’ve already highlighted how the Apple Watch is much more water-resistant than anyone expected, it turns out Apple’s new wearable can withstand almost any type of torture test people can come with, including being submerged in boiling water.

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Apple Watch Bands Damage and Replacements

Apple Watch bands can be easily damaged like any other watch bands, but don’t freak out about it

By on April 24, 2015 at 7:00 PM.

Apple Watch bands can be easily damaged like any other watch bands, but don’t freak out about it

Apple’s Watch is, at the end of the day, a product that will suffer damages including standard wear and tear. So don’t expect it to be any differently than regular watches from that point of view — and that goes double for the watch’s bands, including the Sport fluoroelastomer and Leather bands, according to pictures posted by 9to5Mac. More →

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Apple Watch Apps Features and Tests

The secret ordeals Apple puts developers through so they can make amazing Watch apps

By on April 24, 2015 at 5:30 PM.

The secret ordeals Apple puts developers through so they can make amazing Watch apps

App developers are Apple’s secret MVPs. Without applications, the iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple Watch would be immensely boring devices. Apple knows this, and that’s why it always tries to outshine the competition when it comes to app availability for its products, including the newly launched Apple Watch. More →

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Apple Watch Online Setup Appointments

Apple Watch tip: Here’s what to do if you have problems setting up your watch

By on April 24, 2015 at 4:40 PM.

Apple Watch tip: Here’s what to do if you have problems setting up your watch

So your Apple Watch just arrived in the mail. Now what? The first thing you’ll need to do with the device is to run through its initial setup with help of a compatible iPhone (at least iPhone 5 or later).

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How Durable Is The Apple Watch

The Apple Watch is much more durable than you think

By on April 24, 2015 at 4:16 PM.

The Apple Watch is much more durable than you think

Writing for iMore, Greg Koenig provides a fascinating and thorough look into the build quality of the recently released Apple Watch. As anyone who has ever seen an Apple product unveiling can attest, Apple takes a tremendous amount of pride in the materials it uses and the processes it employs to create its products. Indeed, some of Apple’s innovations extend beyond consumer electronics to include advanced manufacturing techniques as well.

All that said, it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that the build quality and durability on the Apple Watch is quite high. Regarding the Apple Watch Sport collection, presumably poised to be the most popular, Koenig writes that Apple opted to go with a 7000 series aluminum alloy, resulting in an extremely hard casing that should make it extremely difficult for users to scratch, dent, or even scuff up even with heavy use.

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Apple Watch Accidental Damage and Warranty

Here are the horrifying damages your Apple Watch warranty will cover

By on April 24, 2015 at 3:30 PM.

Here are the horrifying damages your Apple Watch warranty will cover

Sure, the Apple Watch has amazing build quality, and any version seems to be sturdy enough to withstand plenty of accidents including drops, scratches and dunks in water to name just a few. But the device is not indestructible, and some people have already started putting it through various torture tests to gauge its resistance. In other words, any Apple Watch model is susceptible to accidental damage, and Apple already knows what it will and won’t cover under the standard and extended warranty programs. More →

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Apple Watch Preview and First Impressions

Apple Watch preview: The tiny gadget that may free me from my iPhone

By on April 24, 2015 at 3:03 PM.

Apple Watch preview: The tiny gadget that may free me from my iPhone

After spending a good amount of time with my new Apple Watch, I have not been able to find the one defining feature that would make it a must-have device for everyone. In fact, I couldn’t even explain to some of my friends why it made sense for me to buy the device. All that said, I am starting to see what this tiny device could bring me: More free time.

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iPhone 6 Wallpapers

This beautiful free iPhone wallpaper collection is actually made from satellite imagery

By on April 24, 2015 at 2:41 PM.

This beautiful free iPhone wallpaper collection is actually made from satellite imagery

Every single time a post runs on BGR that includes the image above, I get at least a dozen emails from people asking if I would mind sending them the wallpaper pictured on the iPhone’s screen. I’m always happy to oblige — here you go, enjoy — but it goes to show you how many people are constantly on the lookout for nice wallpapers.

We’ve shared a few different wallpaper collections in the past, and they look terrific on iPhones or any other smartphone. Now, it’s time to offer up some new options that will ensure your smartphone looks as slick as possible. More →

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Tidal Music Streaming

The same strategy that helped make Jay-Z’s Tidal a disaster is making Apple look brilliant

The same strategy that helped make Jay-Z’s Tidal a disaster is making Apple look brilliant

By on April 24, 2015 at 10:40 AM.

Look at Beyonce. Just look at her. All beautiful and bright and laid back and… rich. Sitting on her private jet, casually glancing out the window with peacock feathers hanging from her bandana and hair brooch that is just too fashionable to bear. But… wait… what’s that on her wrist? Is that… an Apple Watch?

You know it is. More →

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