What, you thought we wouldn’t be back with a follow-up to Tuesday’s great list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free? Of course we are, and we’ve got some great options for you on Wednesday including an app that lets you track your cellular data usage, a sleek speech translator that’s normally $5, a GIF browser, a cool photo-sharing app and plenty more. As always, these sales could end anytime so be sure to check them out now. More →
I haven’t been as active lately on Twitter as I once was, but I do use the service constantly to monitor the news. Twitter lists are fantastic for news-watching. In fact, the lists feature is probably the only reason I still use Twitter at all.
On Tuesday night, a tweet crossed by timeline that caught my eye. “Here’s the nightmare scenario if Apple removes the headphone jack on the next iPhone, as rumored,” the tweet warned. Ruh roh! This tweet had “click me” written all over it, and I might have skipped past it entirely had it not been for the source — Fast Company is a high-quality site that I personally enjoy. So I clicked.
The good news is that the article that tweet led me to wasn’t senseless click bait, as I had briefly feared might be the case. The bad news is that it describes a “nightmare scenario” that almost certainly isn’t based in reality. More →
Trump is easily the most polarizing presidential candidate the country has seen in years. Decades, even. Perhaps ever. People either love him to the point that each new inaccuracy fact-checked by the media only makes their allegiance more staunch, or they hate him to the point where they can’t even recognize that much of his schtick is well calculated.
But regardless of which camp you fall in, you have to appreciate the internet’s collective response to Trump’s speech on Tuesday night, which was delivered in front of a giant wall of garbage. More →
No no no no no no no. No.
Flying on commercial airplanes is already nerve-racking enough as it is, but you’re never going to want to set foot on an airplane again after seeing this video. The footage shows Singapore Airlines flight SQ368, which took off for Milan, Italy shortly after 2:00AM local time early Monday morning before turning around and landing back in Singapore. It’s a good thing the pilot did turn around, and you’re about to find out why. More →
June might be winding down but our series on paid iPhone and iPad apps that go on sale for free for a limited time is still going strong. You’ll find plenty of great options on Tuesday’s list that span all different categories — including an Office suite app that’s normally $15! — so there’s something for everyone. The all have one thing in common, though: These sales could be over at any time. More →
Some day you’ll pull your electric car into your garage and it will start charging instantly because there will be a wireless charger built into the floor beneath it. We have quite a ways to go before wireless technology can safely move enough current to efficiently charge a car though, and different companies are working on ways to improve existing charging tech in the meantime to tide us over.
One of the coolest things we’ve seen so far was a demo of an autonomous Tesla charger prototype that looked absolutely amazing, but Tesla has yet to actually make it a reality. As it turns out, a Model S owner got tired of waiting so he built a version of it for himself. More →
If you’ve seen a single episode of Top Gear USA, you know that it was only a matter of time before the show was canceled. To say that remaining hosts Rutledge Wood, Tanner Foust and Adam Ferrara simply couldn’t recapture the magic of the original BBC program, and fans quickly revolted. Everyone knew going in that the show would take some time to hit its stride without Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, but fans has little faith that things would turn around after watching early episodes.
Now, we may never know if things would have turned around because the show has officially been canceled, and tonight’s episode will be its last. More →
Wait, what on Earth did Drake just mumble in that new single? And what the heck is Rhianna saying in the hook on her new song? Is that Fetty Wap track even English? There’s a reason lyrics sites like Genius have exploded in popularity over the past few years — fans have no idea what anyone is saying anymore. There are dozens of apps and services that offer lyrics for millions upon millions of songs, and soon you won’t have to use any of them ever again. Why? Because song lyrics will appear right within your search results on Google.com and inside Google’s mobile search apps for iOS and Android. More →
A report on Tuesday morning reveals that South Korea’s Fair Trade Commission (FTC) is investigating some of Apple’s business practices in the region. Rumors emerged as recently as last week suggesting that an investigation would soon be underway, and the FTC’s head confirmed as much during a parliamentary hearing on Tuesday. For the time being, however, the FTC is not revealing exactly why Apple is being investigated. More →
When you think of the name “Avast,” what’s the first thing that comes to mind? We can guarantee it won’t be iPhone photo storage apps, but the company just released one that you should absolutely check out. If not for the sleek graphics and the great user interface, check it out for its wizardry: According to Avast, its new app can store 7GB of photos in just 1GB of space. More →
Next time you’re waiting on a painfully long line at Starbucks or doing anything where you have some time to kill, there’s a much better way to occupy your time than playing Candy Crush or looking at 700 photos of your friend’s newborn on Facebook. How about spending a few minutes using a great little Google app instead? You’re undoubtedly familiar with many Google apps, but you might not know that there’s one application in particular that Google will actually pay you to use, and that money can then be spent to buy other apps, games, movies, music, books or anything else available in the Google Play store. More →
Modern laptops have now arrived at a point where pretty much anything you purchase is going to offer enough power to handle web browsing, media streaming and basic work without any problems — unless it’s really a budget machine. Modern processors and graphics chips are nice and powerful, and most software from big-name developers is pretty well-optimized. With that in mind, battery life becomes an increasingly important piece of the puzzle when people are choosing a new laptop. What you might not realize, however, is that battery performance is about much more than just hardware. More →
Yesterday’s list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free was a terrific one, and you can still find a few remaining apps in that post that are free downloads if you hurry. But we’ve got 10 fresh iOS apps for today’s post, of course, and you’ll find them all listed below. Be sure to grab the ones you like before these sales end. More →