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Chris Smith

Since 2014
Top Channel TECH
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Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.

iOS 8 Features: Camera Manual Controls

The iPhone’s camera will get even more amazing with iOS 8

June 19th, 2014

The iPhone is already the most popular mobile camera out there, even though many other smartphone makers are putting more and more emphasis on the camera tech in the devices they ship. With iOS 8, Apple plans to further improve the camera experience of iPhone users by adding many manual controls that will help photography …

Smartphone Wireless Charging Pants

These expensive pants will wirelessly charge your smartphone

June 19th, 2014

With the increasing number of mobile devices that can be wirelessly charged, it’s no surprise that more companies are thinking about how they can incorporate this technology in their products. Starbucks has recently announced that all its stores across the U.S. will offer customers wireless charging areas, but what if that’s not enough? One fashion …

T-Mobile Test Drive and Music Freedom

T-Mobile wants to win you over with a free iPhone 5s test drive and free music

June 19th, 2014

T-Mobile is now ready to offer potential customers one more reason to change mobile operators, as the carrier on Wednesday announced a new element of its Uncarrier operation. Starting on Monday, June 23, T-Mobile will let customers sign up for T-Mobile Test Drive on the company’s website in order to try out T-Mobile’s “data-strong network” …

Fleksy Messenger App for Gear 2

Fleksy brings its smart keyboard to even smaller screens

June 18th, 2014

Fleksy on Wednesday launched a Messenger App that offers Samsung Gear 2 smartwatch users access to the company’s smart Fleksy keyboard app, allowing them to more easily compose SMS messages on the tiny display of the device. The application, a first of its kind for Samsung’s wearable device, is available as a free download from Samsung …

Google Play Store Android Malware App

An incredibly sneaky piece of malware has finally been pulled from Google Play

June 18th, 2014

Even various legit Android apps have been found to have additional hidden powers, which is why it shouldn’t surprise us that one more piece of malware has apparently made it to the Google Play Store. FireEye, the security firm that discovered the malicious app, worked with Google to have the app removed from the store after finding that it …

Fire Phone specs and features

Fire Phone specs and features: Everything you need to know

June 18th, 2014

Amazon on Wednesday unveiled its first ever Android handset, the Fire Phone – a device BGR exclusively reported on in the past months and which was an unsurprising move considering the company’s increased interest in mobile-related hardware and software. That said, here are the main specs and features of Amazon’s Fire Phone handset:

Samsung Terrain Home Google Now

Did Samsung just copy Google Now?

June 18th, 2014

Samsung has released a Google Now-like Android launcher called Terrain Home, Phone Arena reports. Well, technically it’s not Samsung doing the releasing, as the app is developed by “Samsung’s Accelerator start-up incubator,” as the publication says, but it’s still backed by Samsung.

Yo App for iPhone

The most useless viral iPhone app ever was made in just 8 hours

June 18th, 2014

Yo is a very silly iPhone app that does one thing – well, not including Easter Eggs – and that’s to send a simple, short “Yo” message to friends. While that sounds very silly, apparently plenty of users downloaded the app and are sending Yos every which way. To date, more than 4 million Yos have …