Following yesterday’s killer post, we’re back with yet another list of the best paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free. We’ve got a terrific list for you today but like always, these sales could be over at any minute so be sure to hurry and grab anything that looks appealing right away. More →
Microsoft just wrapped up one of its biggest event of 2016, and it was packed full of new product announcements and more. There actually wasn’t much buzz leading up to the event, all things considered, but that didn’t stop Microsoft from over-delivering and showing off a number of new products that Windows users are all-too eager to check out ahead of the holiday season this year. Beyond new Surface hardware, we also saw some cool new accessories and even some software-related announcements on Wednesday.
Did you miss the show? Don’t worry, we’ve rounded up everything you need to know about every single big announcement from Microsoft’s October event right here in this post. More →
Xiaomi cut its teeth in the smartphone market by ripping off every single Apple product it could. In fact, the company went beyond copying Apple products and even copied Apple’s marketing strategies. One time, the company hilariously had an executive in jeans and a black mock turtleneck unveil a smartphone at a virtual press conference. Seriously, that’s how ridiculous Xiaomi was.
The company still copies Apple products all the time, and it has now widened its reach to copy Samsung devices as well. But every so often the company gets out ahead of the curve, and such is the case with the gorgeous new Xiaomi Mi Mix, a practically edgeless smartphone with a display that occupies an insane 91.3% of the phone’s face. More →
Apple’s big Mac press conference on Thursday has been the talk of the town for the past week, but another major tech company is stealing the spotlight on Wednesday. Just one day ahead of Apple’s new product announcements, which are expected to include a redesigned MacBook Pro with a revolutionary new secondary OLED touchscreen, Microsoft will take the stage in New York City to show off its latest and greatest Surface hardware. We’re expecting plenty of action during today’s big event, and the show is about to kick off. More →
The discontinuation of the Galaxy Note 7 means that Samsung is effectively out of the running this holiday season, since its most recent flagship smartphone is now about seven months old. That means if shoppers in the United States want a fresh new top-of-the-line smartphone this holiday season, they basically have four phones to choose from. In the Android camp, Google’s new Pixel and Pixel XL are the cream of the crop, offering the latest and greatest version of Android powered by cutting-edge components that are stuffed into a sleek, though familiar housing. On the other side of the fence we have Apple’s new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, which also pack powerful new components fitted into an all-too familiar case.
Any one of these four flagship phones is a fantastic option, but there’s nothing like a good old-fashioned showdown to see which premium smartphone is this year’s speed champ. More →
Dozens or even hundreds of paid iPhone and iPad apps go on sale for free every day, and we always try to select the best of the bunch to share with our readers. Today’s list might be the best one we’ve had in quite some time though. It’s packed full of well-made and well-reviewed iOS apps that are on sale for free for a limited time, so be sure to check them all out before these sales are over. Of note, one of the apps we listed is a killer Instagram tool that normally sells for $28! More →
Just over three months ago, I was having a casual conversation with an acquaintance about a few rumors surrounding Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 7. At the time, Samsung’s sixth-generation phablet was one of the most hotly anticipated smartphones of the summer. He knew what I did for a living and asked if I had heard anything about the new phone that hadn’t already been reported, and I told him about some display and design improvements I had caught wind of that were in the works, as well as a few new software features that hadn’t yet been revealed in leaks.
Then, the conversation took an interesting turn that ended up sending me on a three-month mission. More →
Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 has gone up in smoke, both figuratively and literally, leaving a huge void in the smartphone market this holiday season. After years of following the same release pattern, Samsung has trained consumers to expect a new Note series smartphone each fall. New Notes always feature the latest and greatest specs, including jaw-dropping Super AMOLED displays and a suite of software features that make use of the S Pen stylus. This year, however, a new Note smartphone is nowhere to be found.
Some smartphone shoppers will turn to Apple’s new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus since there are no new Samsung flagships to be found. Others will opt for Google’s Pixel or Pixel XL, or perhaps for a rival smartphone from another Android phone vendor. But not everyone is willing to bail on Samsung and all of the class-leading features its smartphones offer, so many people are waiting for the next-generation Galaxy S8 to arrive before upgrading to a new handset. Well, we have some bad news… More →
Remember last week when Samsung was hit with a class action lawsuit over “economic injuries” resulting from the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco? At the time we told you it would be the first of many suits filed as a result of Samsung’s defective Note 7 and the company’s mishandling of the ensuing global recall(s). More lawsuits are indeed inevitable, and now the biggest class action lawsuit so far has been filed in Samsung’s home country. What’s more, the new suit coincides with increased pressure from analysts advising shareholder to vote against approving Samsung Vice Chairman and heir apparent Jay Y. Lee’s seat on the board. More →
Flagship smartphones are insanely expensive these days. Consider this: today, our deals team included a brand new 2016 Samsung HDTV model with a curved 49-inch display in their roundup of Amazon’s best daily deals. Curved screens are the latest and greatest tech Samsung is touting in its TV lineup, and a 49-inch display is a great size. This model also smart features so it can run all of your favorite apps like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime Video. Right now, this great TV from the world’s top TV brand is on sale for $510 — which is just over half of what Apple charges for a high-end iPhone 7 Plus.
But if you think the iPhone 7 Plus is expensive, you haven’t seen anything yet. More →
Exploding smartphones are the talk of the town right now thanks to the ordeal that Samsung is currently trying to cope with. A defect in the company’s most recent flagship smartphone caused some handsets to explode, and the problem still wasn’t fixed in a second round of “safe” Galaxy Note 7 phones that were issued as replacements. As a result, the company had to discontinue the phone completely and issue a recall for all models, old and new.
Thanks to Samsung’s debacle, every exploding phone is now news, like this story of an iPhone 7 that allegedly burst into flames and destroyed a man’s car. The buzz has become so widespread that now accessory makers are looking to capitalize on it, and one company has developed a case that it claims can protect you if your smartphone combusts. More →
Apple on Monday released iOS 10.1 for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The new update marks the end of an abnormally long beta period for a relatively minor update, but there was a good reason Apple went through five different developer beta versions of its latest mobile software build. The star feature, Portrait Mode for the iPhone 7 Plus, had to be thoroughly tested to ensure that it was ready for primetime. And as we saw on Monday in samples captured by a professional portrait photographer, it is definitely ready for primetime. More →
Welcome to the start of another busy week, which is made worse by the fact that the last stretch of warm weather in many areas came to an abrupt end over the weekend. The good news is we’ve got just what you need to cheer you up: A new post packed full of paid iPhone and iPad apps that are currently on sale for free. More →