Did the Uncarrier just get Uncarrier’d? T-Mobile is often the first wireless carrier in the United States that comes to mind when discussing innovative mobile plans that stand to benefit consumers, but a lesser-known carrier called Republic Wireless has just announced a new data plan that will actually pay subscribers back for any unused data remaining in their data plan each month. More →
It finally happened. You were decided to check out the Google Maps Street View of your home address or an area you frequent, and you were shocked to find a picture of your own face staring back at you. Oh, the horror! As disconcerting as it might be to learn that Google has published images of your face, the license plate number on your car, or some other personal information on Google Maps, rest assured that correcting the issue really couldn’t be easier.
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It’s not easy to imagine Comedy Central’s The Daily Show without Jon Stewart at the helm. This is undoubtedly why responses have been so muted to the network’s announcement that a relatively unknown contributor Trevor Noah will replace Stewart as the show’s host. Of course, we can recall similar responses when Comedy Central announced that The Daily Show host Craig Kilborn would be replaced by a young comedian named Jon Stewart about 16 years ago.
Since Stewart first announced that he would be retiring as The Daily Show’s host, one question has persisted: why? Now, Stewart finally explained exactly why he’s moving on in a recent interview. More →
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 →
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 →
Windows 10 is easily one of Microsoft’s most important launches in years, as the company looks to regain the ground it lost with Windows 8. At this point it’s beyond safe to say that the company’s current desktop operating system is a flop, with many consumers and businesses alike doing everything they can to avoid it. Windows 10 dials back many of the controversial visual changes we saw in Windows 8, however, and the press has had plenty of good things to say about it thus far.
Now, we finally know almost exactly when the final version of Windows 10 will be released to the public thanks to a slip-up from one of Microsoft’s key partners. More →
If you sit on your couch and do nothing but watch every episode of AMC’s Breaking Bad back to back with no break, you’ll run through the entire series in 2.6 days, or 45.5 hours without any commercials. The same mission would take just 41 hours with every Game of Thrones episode that has aired on HBO so far, and the entire Sopranos series would take you 3.6 days.
If you’re planning to binge-watch these or any other TV shows anytime soon, there’s only one site you’ll need in order to find out exactly what you’re in for. More →
The brand new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are arguably the best Android smartphones the world has ever seen at this point, but nothing it perfect and that obviously holds true in this case. Specifically, vocal Android enthusiasts seem to have three main problems with the new flagship handsets: They don’t have user-replaceable batteries, they don’t have expandable storage and they aren’t water- or dust-resistant.
Carrying a portable battery charger or a battery case can help address the first issue, but what happens if and when your battery goes bad? Thankfully, Samsung has finally confirmed how much it will cost to have your Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 edge battery replaced. More →
Do you hate money? If the answer is yes then by all means, use Apple’s new in-house smartphone trade-in program when upgrading from an old Android handset to a new iPhone; as we reported late last month, Apple now accepts Android devices as trade-ins and it gives shoppers a credit toward the purchase of a new Apple product.
As is the case with the trade-in programs offered by wireless carriers here in the U.S. though, you’ll get far more money for your old Android phone if you sell it privately, or even if you use one of several popular phone buying services. More →
Amazon’s own Android phone may have been an absolute bust, but the company’s Android app store is an entirely different story. The Amazon Appstore is accessible on all Android smartphones and tablets, and it offers a solid alternative to Google’s Play store. In fact, we recently called it the one app every Android device owner needs to install immediately thanks to Amazon’s promotions that offer one new paid app for free every day.
But why give away one paid app each day when you can give away 26? More →
If you’re on the hunt for solid paid iPhone and iPad that have gone on sale for free, you’ve come to the right place. Today’s list includes seven nifty paid iOS apps that are all completely free downloads for a limited time. And if you want to toss a few bonus apps onto the pile, there are still some paid iOS apps that are on sale for free in yesterday’s list. More →
For my money, Samsung’s Galaxy S6 edge is the best Android phone on the planet right now. The Galaxy S6 is fantastic and the HTC One M9 is an outstanding option, but the S6 edge is everything a flagship Android phone should be in 2015… with a unique twist. The design is unlike anything we’ve seen before in a smartphone and while it’s not entirely functional, it doesn’t have to be.
Of course in terms of functionality, there are some cool features that are unique to the Galaxy S6 edge. Among them is a nifty notification feature that makes the curved edges of the Galaxy S6 edge’s display glow with a color to correspond with a favorite contact when that contact calls. Now, however, a great free app brings that feature to any Android phone. More →
One of the biggest questions surrounding the Apple Watch, and coincidentally one of the things that might separate the Apple Watch from traditional watches, surrounds value retention. How much money will the $350 Sport model be worth a year from now? The stainless steel model? And what about that $17,000 Apple Watch Edition — will it hold its value down the road or depreciate rapidly?
There are plenty of good reasons to skip the Apple Watch at launch (and some awful reasons to skip it), but this is certainly one of the biggest. Beginning soon, however, you’ll be able to obtain an Apple Watch without actually having to purchase one. More →