Fleksy Virtual Keyboard for iOS and Android

The custom smartphone keyboard is here to stay… and it’s only getting smarter

By on April 20, 2015 at 4:56 PM.

The custom smartphone keyboard is here to stay… and it’s only getting smarter

The one smartphone feature we take for granted every day, one that has evolved into an app category of its own, is the virtual keyboard. There are various custom keyboard apps listed in app stores waiting to offer smartphone users a better experience than default options. In fact, many of them extend across platforms, bringing the same features to users no matter what devices they own. The better and smaller these gadgets get over time though, the better the virtual keyboards must get as well.

At least, that’s what Fleksy’s Ashley Eleftheriou assured me in a virtual sit down over the weekend about the past and future of the virtual keyboard app. More →

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Google Android Wear Update Features

Google just unveiled a hugely ambitious Android Wear update – here are the 3 coolest features

By on April 20, 2015 at 2:36 PM.

Google just unveiled a hugely ambitious Android Wear update – here are the 3 coolest features

With all the hype surrounding the Apple Watch, you may have forgotten that Google has a smartwatch software platform of its own called Android Wear. To remind us of this, Google on Monday took the wraps off a hugely ambitious Android Wear update that adds three important features that the platform had been sorely missing. More →

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Best Free Apple Watch Apps

This is the most useful Apple Watch app we’ve seen so far – and it’s on sale for free

By on April 20, 2015 at 11:21 AM.

This is the most useful Apple Watch app we’ve seen so far – and it’s on sale for free

The Apple Watch isn’t even available for purchase yet, but we’re already seeing the App Store flooded with updates and new apps that are focused on the Apple Watch. The device’s official release date is this coming Friday but as we all know, that “release date” is a misleading joke.

Most Apple fans won’t get their hands on a new Apple Watch until sometime in May or June, but you should prepare for your new gadget’s eventual arrival right now by downloading the most useful Apple Watch app we’ve seen so far — which also happens to be on sale for free right now. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

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

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

By on April 20, 2015 at 10:10 AM.

The weekend is over and you’re back in your office or in school, sitting there reading BGR while you should probably be getting things done. Don’t worry, we won’t tell your boss or your professor… instead, we’ll reward you with a great list of paid iPhone and iPad apps that are on sale for free for a limited time.

As always, be sure to grab anything of interest as soon as possible — especially the versatile widgets app that’s first on our list — because these sales could end at any moment. More →

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Popcorn Time on iPhone 6 iOS 8.3

How to install ‘Netflix for pirates’ on an iPhone 6 without jailbreaking

By on April 20, 2015 at 9:20 AM.

How to install ‘Netflix for pirates’ on an iPhone 6 without jailbreaking

In case you happen to be a fan of the torrent streaming service called Popcorn Time, often referred to as “Netflix for pirates,” you should know there’s also an iOS app for it, and it can be installed on any device running iOS 8.x including the iPhone 6, without a jailbreak. Now, there’s a quick guide detailing exactly how to install the app. More →

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Windows 10 Phones Maps App

Microsoft demos another important Windows 10 feature for phones

By on April 19, 2015 at 11:44 AM.

Microsoft demos another important Windows 10 feature for phones

Microsoft is slowly revealing all the features users will be able to enjoy on Windows 10 devices, whether they’re desktops, tablets or smartphones. The company on Friday published a preview look of what Windows 10 Maps for phone will look like to give us an idea of how we’ll use Windows Phones as navigation tools. More →

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Office Apps for Windows Phone

Microsoft will finally give Windows Phone users something to get excited about soon

By on April 17, 2015 at 7:30 PM.

Microsoft will finally give Windows Phone users something to get excited about soon

Five months after the release of the mobile Office suite for iOS, Microsoft is finally bringing Word, Excel and PowerPoint to its own Windows Phone users. On Monday, Jared Spataro, general manager for the Office marketing team, took to the Office Blogs to announce that the Office Universal apps preview for Windows 10 would hit phones by the end of the month. More →

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Apple Pay Launch in Canada

Bringing Apple Pay to other countries will be an agonizingly long process

By on April 17, 2015 at 5:55 PM.

Bringing Apple Pay to other countries will be an agonizingly long process

Apple Pay might be the most popular mobile payments solution to date, despite having been available only in the U.S. for a few months, but Apple may have a tougher time bringing it to other markets. A new report from The Wall Street Journal reveals that Canada might be the next major market to get this unique iPhone and Apple Watch feature, but Apple fans in the country may have to wait for it to arrive for several more months. More →

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Android App Install from Google Search

Use this new Google search trick to find and install the best Android apps

By on April 17, 2015 at 9:45 AM.

Use this new Google search trick to find and install the best Android apps

Google on Thursday announced a new app discovery feature that developers can use to further drive up app installs. However, this new developer tool is also a neat trick every Android user should know, as it could significantly improve the overall app install experience. More →

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iPhone Vs. Android Fans Stabbing

Roommates hospitalized after stabbing one another during heated iPhone vs. Android debate

By on April 17, 2015 at 8:55 AM.

Roommates hospitalized after stabbing one another during heated iPhone vs. Android debate

As we’ve seen for years in the BGR comments section, debates between iPhone fans and Android fans can get pretty heated, although in most cases those debates devolve into accusing the other fan base of being rampant sex offenders, among other insults. Thankfully, to our knowledge none of these digital altercations has ever resulted in physical violence of any sort. The same cannot be said for two roommates who share an apartment in Tulsa, Oklahoma and who were hospitalized Friday morning after stabbing one another during an argument over whether iOS or Android is better. More →

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OS X Reviews

Beloved OS X reviewer John Siracusa finally calls it quits after 15 years

By on April 16, 2015 at 7:15 PM.

Beloved OS X reviewer John Siracusa finally calls it quits after 15 years

For 15 years now, John Siracusa’s OS X reviews have consistently stood out from the pack. Going all the way back to OS X 10.0 Cheetah, which was released back in April of 2001, Siracusa’s reviews have been lauded for their unparalleled level of insight, detail, and breadth. More →

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