Oppo R5 Successor

Meet the most stunning smartphone you’ll never own

By on March 26, 2015 at 1:23 PM.

Meet the most stunning smartphone you’ll never own

The dream of a stunning smartphone with a bezel-free display has finally been realized… and you’ll never get to enjoy it.

Have you ever heard of Oppo? If you live in the United States, the answer is probably “no” unless you’re a pretty hardcore Android fan. Based in Guangdong, China, Oppo Electronics is one of several smartphone vendors making waves in the East that haven’t yet washed ashore here in the West.

Once you get a look at the company’s upcoming new smartphone, however, Oppo will become a name you won’t soon forget. More →

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Olio Model One Release Date

A top designer left Apple to build Apple Watch’s first real competitor: Olio Model One

By on March 26, 2015 at 12:00 PM.

A top designer left Apple to build Apple Watch’s first real competitor: Olio Model One

There are a few main reasons the Apple Watch has generated so much buzz. First and foremost, it’s an Apple product and nothing is as buzzy as an Apple product. Of course, the Apple Watch also marks Apple’s first foray into uncharted territory: luxury goods and wearables. Finally, the Apple Watch is really the first smartwatch to sport a beautiful premium design.

And who better to intro the Apple Watch’s first true competitor than a former top Apple designer who left the company to start his own business? More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

8 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time

By on March 26, 2015 at 10:17 AM.

8 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time

Yesterday was our biggest list of the week featuring paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free for a short time, and a few of the apps on that list are actually still free downloads if you hurry. We have a fresh new batch of apps for you today, however, and there are eight apps in Thursday’s list.

As always, be sure to download anything that looks appealing as soon as you can, because these sales will be over before you know it. More →

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Google Maps Directions

Google Maps for Android just got a great new feature iPhone users will be jealous of

By on March 26, 2015 at 9:54 AM.

Google Maps for Android just got a great new feature iPhone users will be jealous of

Google Maps for Android and Google Maps for the iPhone may never have true feature parity. This is due in part to the limitations Apple puts in place on third-party application developers, but Google also seems to reserve some features and design elements solely for users of its own mobile platform.

One such feature was just added to Google Maps on Wednesday evening, and iPhone users should definitely be jealous. More →

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Galaxy S6 Review

Galaxy S6 first impressions: Why can’t I find anything to complain about?

By on March 26, 2015 at 9:00 AM.

Galaxy S6 first impressions: Why can’t I find anything to complain about?

What on Earth is going on right now?

Smartphones are like anything else. When you pick one up it’s fresh and new, and the novelty overpowers everything else. You’re so excited to have this new gadget you’ve been waiting for that you can’t even see its flaws, serious though they may be. Then, over time, the novelty wears off and the flaws become more pronounced, gnawing at you each and every time you pick up your phone. And that’s when the complaining begins.

It has now been about a month since I first used Samsung’s new Galaxy S6… so why can’t I find anything to complain about? More →

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Galaxy S6 Release Date

Galaxy S6 and S6 edge launch details finally announced – preorders start tomorrow

By on March 26, 2015 at 9:00 AM.

Galaxy S6 and S6 edge launch details finally announced – preorders start tomorrow

Android fans, it’s time to breathe a sigh of relief. The long wait is almost over and Samsung’s next-generation flagship phones, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, finally have an official release date: April 10th. And what a day the 10th is going to be, with three flagship smartphones set to be released (Samsung’s two S6 models and the HTC One M9) and Apple Watch pre-orders slated to open up as well.

Where Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and S6 edge are concerned, this post has everything you need to know… well, almost everything — there’s still one big piece missing from the puzzle. More →

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HTC One M9 Release Date

Surprise! HTC One M9 goes on sale tonight at midnight

By on March 26, 2015 at 8:00 AM.

Surprise! HTC One M9 goes on sale tonight at midnight

Remember when HTC America president Jason Mackenzie announced last week that the new HTC One M9 will be released on April 10th? Well, that’s not entirely true anymore — but don’t worry, the change in launch plans isn’t due to any sort of delay. Instead, the opposite is the case: HTC announced on Thursday morning that its flagship One M9 smartphone will become available for purchase on HTC’s website beginning tonight at midnight.

Surprise! More →

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Surface Pro 3 Price

Deal alert: Get ready for Windows 10 with a big sale on the world’s hottest Windows machine

By on March 25, 2015 at 1:35 PM.

Deal alert: Get ready for Windows 10 with a big sale on the world’s hottest Windows machine

We can’t remember the last time people were this excited about a Microsoft software release. It might have been ahead of the original Windows Phone launch, and we all know how that turned out. With Windows 10, however, Microsoft will look to actually deliver on the hype and apologize to the world for the disaster that was Windows 8.

If you’re readying a return to Windows later this year when Microsoft finally releases Windows 10, you can now get the world’s hottest Windows laptop-tablet hybrid for a big discount. More →

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Material Design Apps

This is probably the best collection of Material Design apps you’ll ever find

By on March 25, 2015 at 12:40 PM.

This is probably the best collection of Material Design apps you’ll ever find

There is plenty to like in Google’s latest major Android release, Lollipop. It’s faster, lighter and more battery efficient than ever before. The biggest in-your-face change found in Android 5.0 was the new look of the operating system, which Google calls “Material Design.”

Material Design brings a sleek and sophisticated look to Android, modernizing the user interface and unifying it at the same time. Developers are still hard at work updating their apps to conform to the principles of Material Design, so it’s still a bit difficult to find the best new apps.

At least, it was difficult until now. More →

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Apple Watch Augmented Reality

Brilliant free iPhone app bends reality to let you try on the Apple Watch right now

By on March 25, 2015 at 11:11 AM.

Brilliant free iPhone app bends reality to let you try on the Apple Watch right now

It never ceases to amaze us how creative developers get in order to solve simple problems. Apple’s first foray into both the wearables and luxury goods space is the Apple Watch, and it won’t be released for another month. Apple is giving interested shoppers an early look at the device in stores beginning April 10th, when appointments will be taken at Apple Stores to check out the new device and preorder it.

But you don’t have to wait another minute to see how the Apple Watch will look on your wrist, thanks to a brilliant new app that uses augmented reality to let you check out the Apple Watch right now. More →

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iPhone Sales 2015

Samsung seen stripping Apple of its smartphone crown

By on March 25, 2015 at 10:29 AM.

Samsung seen stripping Apple of its smartphone crown

Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown. Apple shocked the industry in the holiday quarter when it catapulted past a declining Samsung to steal back the title of top-selling smartphone vendor in the world. The most amazing thing about the feat was obviously the fact that Apple only had two new smartphones on the market and was still able to topple Samsung, which sells dozens of phone models.

Here in 2015, however, it looks like the new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are ready to help tip the scale back in Samsung’s favor. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

10 awesome paid iPhone apps that are all free downloads right now

By on March 25, 2015 at 10:08 AM.

10 awesome paid iPhone apps that are all free downloads right now

If you’re a fan of iPhone and iPad apps, there is no better place to be than BGR this week. We’ve been sharing all sorts of great paid iOS apps that were on sale for free this week, and now we’re back with our biggest list of the week. Of course, the longer you wait the less likely it will be that these apps are still on sale, so be sure to hurry!

There are also still a few free apps in yesterday’s list, so be sure to check out that post as well. More →

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Oculus Rift Teleportation

Big leak may have just revealed exciting new Oculus VR news coming later today

By on March 25, 2015 at 9:26 AM.

Big leak may have just revealed exciting new Oculus VR news coming later today

Oculus VR is the company behind the Oculus Rift, a virtual reality device that has single-handedly revitalized the VR market. The device might look ridiculous — see the image above — but anyone who has tried out the Oculus Rift or a similar headset has come away with the same reaction: A dropped jaw and a blown mind.

Now, according to a big leak from Facebook, which acquired Oculus VR for $2 billion in 2014, it looks like some exciting virtual reality news may be in store for us later today during Facebook’s annual keynote from the F8 developer conference. More →

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