We hope you enjoyed the long weekend, and we hope that you also found some time to honor all the brave men and women who have given their lives protecting our country. Now that everyone is back to the grindstone, we’re going to help ease you back into the work week with a list of 12 paid iPhone and iPad apps that are on sale for free right now. 12 is a whole lot of apps but if that’s not enough for some reason, you’ll find several more freebies in yesterday’s post. More →
The tech media has turned pretty negative on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus ever since Apple reported a sharp decline in sales. The company simply couldn’t keep up with the incredible sales pace set by the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, which flew off the shelves thanks to pent-up demand for iPhones with bigger screens. With all this negative press swirling right now, people seem to be forgetting that these two phones are still the best-selling smartphones on the planet by a huge margin. The iPhone 6s was also the most powerful smartphone the world had ever seen until it was dethroned just recently.
If you’re among the tens of millions of people who happily use an iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus, we’ve got some great tips that you need to check out. More →
We recently got a look at a leaked photo that likely shows a real iPhone 7 for the first time — check it out here if you missed it — and to be frank, it doesn’t look terribly exciting. In fact, “boring” is apparently the word du jour for tech blogs covering iPhone 7 leaks, though we explained back in March why a boring-looking iPhone 7 probably isn’t much of a problem at all.
Sony’s smartphone division has had a tough time keeping up with big-name market leaders like Samsung and Apple, and emerging Chinese Android phone vendors haven’t helped the company at all. Sony continues to press on though, and its latest line of smartphones is perhaps one of its most impressive yet. The Xperia X lineup was unwrapped recently abroad, but on Tuesday Sony announced US pricing and preliminary launch details for four upcoming news smartphones, the Xperia X Performance, Xperia X, Xperia XA and Xperia XA Ultra. More →
It was clear at launch all the way back in 2010 that Microsoft’s revamped mobile platform wasn’t perfect, but it showed so much promise. The company’s interface was fresh and modern, offering real utility that rival platforms didn’t provide. But that differentiation would ultimately lead to Windows Phone’s demise — Android and iOS were in the process of taking over the world, and there was simply no reason for developers or users to embrace another platform.
Now, Windows Phone is all but dead, and not even Microsoft’s sleek new Surface phone will be able to save it. More →
May 29th, 2016. Remember that date.
I can’t pinpoint exactly when it happened, but I remember how sad I was when I finally came to terms with the fact that The Sopranos had gone from being one of the best television series the world had ever seen to being a disappointment. It might not have been until the show’s final season, but the writers simply ran out of steam and the actors followed closely behind. Some would say that they pulled things together for the finale, which was certainly one of the most polarizing conclusions a popular show has ever seen. But no one would argue that The Sopranos wrapped up on a level that was nowhere close to where it began.
In honor of Memorial Day we’ve put together our biggest list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free we’ve done in a very long time. There are 15 iOS apps in total on Monday’s list, and they’re all normally premium downloads that you have to pay for. Today, however, they’re all on sale for free. More →
It might be Memorial Day in the United States but half way around the world, Computex kicked off early with a big press conference hosted by Asus. The company had a number of interesting announcements in store for attendees, including a sleek MacBook clone and a new smartphone that pulls off a stunning design feat not even Apple can manage with the iPhone 7. But the new Zenbo home robot may have been the company’s most intriguing announcement on Monday, offering users an adorable interactive machine that’s smarter than any dog or cat. Also of note, it doesn’t poop or scratch up your furniture. More →
Chromebooks are already growing more popular with each passing quarter, having recently surpassed MacBook sales for the first time ever. These Chrome OS powered machines are already likely far more capable than you think, but their utility is about to increase exponentially. Beginning this fall Google’s Chrome platform will add support for Android apps, instantly giving users access to millions of new applications found in the Google Play store.
But not all Chromebook models will gain Android app support this fall. More →
An elderly hiker who wondered off a trail in the Appalachian mountains in 2013 was found dead two years later, but her story wouldn’t end there. A journal recovered with her body details an ordeal that would last at least 26 days before she finally perished due to lack of food and exposure. More →
Netflix can be so cruel. The company’s streaming video service completely changed the way we watch movies and TV shows, and we’ve now grown accustomed to being able to open the app on any laptop, smartphone, tablet or TV and stream whatever we want. Of course, Netflix strikes licensing deals with content owners for the rights to stream their movies and TV shows, and those deals are never open-ended. Current content disappears almost as quickly as new content is added each month, and in June it’s worse than normal since Netflix is losing hundreds of movies from Miramax as the pair’s 5-year, $100 million deal is set to expire.
You can’t watch 600 movies between now and June 1st, which is when all those Miramax titles are set to vanish along with some more content from other studios. Don’t worry though, because we’re here to help. More →
If Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice taught us anything, it’s that there is a massive disconnect between film critics and fans when it comes to superhero movies and similar fantasy genres. In fact, critics might just be useless. The movie was panned by nearly every critic who reviewed it, and it went on to pull in more than $870 million at the box office. What’s more, there’s 40% discrepancy between the film’s critical rating and its fan rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Fast forward to today, and there’s a new big-budget fantasy movie hitting theaters that has also been completely torn apart by critics. Did they get it right this time around or is X-Men: Apocalypse destined to break records just like Batman v Superman did? More →
Another long week is drawing to a close and there’s no better way to wrap things up than with a list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free. Friday’s batch includes 11 iOS apps in total, and they’re all free downloads for a limited time. Thursday’s post also has some remaining freebies, so be sure to check that one out as well. More →