Galaxy S6 ROM Apps Download

You can already pretend you have a Galaxy S6 by downloading these official apps

By on February 27, 2015 at 5:25 PM.

You can already pretend you have a Galaxy S6 by downloading these official apps

The Galaxy S6 leaks continue with just a couple of days left until Samsung’s 2015 flagships get official, and this time around we’re looking at something completely different from your average image or hardware leak. The first pictures showing Samsung’s redesigned TouchWiz interface for the phone have appeared, and the first Galaxy S6 apps are already available to download from xda-developers. More →

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Galaxy S6 Software Features: Themes Center

There’s one new Galaxy S6 feature you don’t really need, but you’ll want it anyway

By on February 27, 2015 at 2:11 PM.

There’s one new Galaxy S6 feature you don’t really need, but you’ll want it anyway

Yes, almost everything about the Galaxy S6 has apparently leaked already, but there are still things that weren’t included in recent reports. One of them is a software feature that you don’t really need on the phone, but one that could turn out to be very helpful for people who want to make the Galaxy S6 their own without worrying too much about getting third-party customization tools. More →

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Android Battery Drain

These are the apps that are killing your phone’s battery life

By on February 27, 2015 at 1:14 PM.

These are the apps that are killing your phone’s battery life

Smartphone battery technology simply cannot keep up with the rate at which other smartphone tech is improving. Some new components are being designed to help extend handset battery life, but it’s not easy to compensate for the newer high-resolution screens vendors are now using.

To compound matters, some of the most popular apps in the world are terrible when it comes to power efficiency, and now they have been named and shamed in a new study from AVG. More →

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iOS 8.2 and iOS 8.3

iOS 8.2 release expected next week followed closely by iOS 8.3

By on February 27, 2015 at 12:01 PM.

iOS 8.2 release expected next week followed closely by iOS 8.3

Apple has been hard at work on multiple upcoming iOS versions simultaneously, and we’ve been told that iOS 8.2 is finally moving to the release stage. Barring any last minute problems, I would expect to see iOS 8.2 released this coming Monday, or the following week at the absolute latest. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

8 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free for a limited time

8 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free for a limited time

By on February 27, 2015 at 10:41 AM.

This has been another great week packed full of paid iPhone and iPad apps that were on sale for free. A few from Thursday’s post are still free downloads if you hurry, and now we have a fresh new list for you to enjoy on Friday. Today we have eight nifty paid iOS apps for you, and each and every one of them is on sale for free right now.

As always though, these sales could be over before you know it. More →

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iwork for icloud free

iWork for iCloud is now available to everyone

By on February 27, 2015 at 7:45 AM.

iWork for iCloud is now available to everyone

Apple on Thursday updated its main iCloud website such that anyone, even users who don’t own an Apple device, can access Apple’s entire suite of iWork productivity software, including Pages, Numbers, and Keynote for free. Previously, such access was limited to Apple’s iCloud Beta website.

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Android Apps Search

Did Google just ruin the Android app store?

By on February 26, 2015 at 1:20 PM.

Did Google just ruin the Android app store?

Apple’s iOS App Store is an interesting place. It houses more than 1.3 million apps that combine to make up the best mobile app ecosystem on the planet. It also features what may very well be the absolute worst search technology on the planet. Finding good apps using the App Store’s in-built search function is next to impossible, which is a big part of the reason we spend so much time here at BGR sharing great iPhone apps with our readers.

The Google Play app store for Android is a different story… for now, at least. More →

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iPhone Apps Free

7 awesome paid iPhone apps you can download for free right now

7 awesome paid iPhone apps you can download for free right now

By on February 26, 2015 at 11:45 AM.

After giving you our biggest list of the week on Wednesday, we’re back with another great list of paid iPhone and iPad apps that are currently on sale for free. There are still a few nice apps available for free in yesterday’s list if you hurry, but today we have a fresh new batch of sales for you to enjoy.

Just remember, these great deals could end at any time so be sure to get a move on if you want to take advantage of them! More →

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Best Free Android Apps

Download 145 paid Android apps for free from Amazon for a limited time

Download 145 paid Android apps for free from Amazon for a limited time

By on February 26, 2015 at 10:45 AM.

Here at BGR, we cover paid iPhone and iPad apps that go on sale for free all the time. Why? It’s simple: we love sharing great deals with our readers and iOS apps go on sale all the time. Unfortunately, the same just isn’t true of Android apps. Big Android app sales are sadly few and far between, but we always try to cover them when they do come around.

And you might have guessed, a huge sale on Android apps has just popped up and it’s definitely worthy of your attention. More →

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Apple Pay vs. Android Pay vs. Google Pay

Apple Pay will soon get the rival it needs

By on February 26, 2015 at 6:50 AM.

Apple Pay will soon get the rival it needs

Even though Apple was not the first handset maker to come out with a wireless payments product for mobile devices, the company’s Apple Pay service — available only on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus at the moment — became widely used in the U.S. surpassing existing NFC payment products that were already available on other platforms, including Android. Ars Technica has learned that Google is ready to respond to Apple Pay with a new product of its own that will apparently not replace Google Wallet, a service that’s hasn’t really taken off.

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Apple Find My iPhone New Features

The iPhone might become an even tougher challenge for smartphone thieves in the future

By on February 25, 2015 at 7:30 PM.

The iPhone might become an even tougher challenge for smartphone thieves in the future

Advanced smartphone security features such as Apple’s Find My iPhone and Activation Lock iOS have helped significantly reduce smartphone theft recently, but Apple might soon introduce an additional safety measure meant to make the iPhone even more secure than it already is. More →

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Galaxy S6 Software Features and Bloatware

The news we’ve been waiting for: Kiss bloatware goodbye on the Galaxy S6

By on February 25, 2015 at 1:54 PM.

The news we’ve been waiting for: Kiss bloatware goodbye on the Galaxy S6

After many failed attempts of trying to convince buyers to use some of the special TouchWiz apps it built on top of Android, Samsung appears to have finally gotten the message. Android fans don’t appreciate all the bloatware that ships with Galaxy flagships, and the company is apparently going to do something about it starting with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge.

Several reports have claimed that Samsung finally dialed down on bloatware for the new Galaxy S generation, and now SamMobile has obtained the list of actual apps that will be preinstalled on the Galaxy S6 models — and it should be a pleasant surprise. More →

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