About a year ago, I penned an article about how happy I was that Google was taking over my iPhone. The premise was simple: Android is no match for the iPhone in most key areas — read my earlier article titled “8 reasons I still can’t leave the iPhone and switch to Android” for more on that — but Google’s mobile software and services are almost always far superior to Apple’s.
Three of the most popular Apple bloggers in the world recently began talking about Apple’s serious app and service problems, and it shoved this ongoing issue back into the spotlight. It also made me stop for a moment think about how I use my iPhone, which led to an interesting revelation that’s dripping with irony: All of the best apps on my iPhone are made by Apple’s two biggest software rivals. More →
The beauty of the industry leading third-party app ecosystem Apple has created surrounding its iOS platform is that there are hundreds of thousands of apps that do practically anything you need. But as anyone who follows our series on paid iOS apps that go on sale for free knows, things can get out of hand quickly. It’s very easy to overstuff your phone with dozens and dozens of apps that end up spreading out across your home screens and getting buried in folders. And inevitably, you’ll end up having trouble finding some an app you’re looking for every so often.
Apple’s Spotlight search feature is a nice way to find apps in your iPhone without having to dig around, but it turns out there’s another trick that might help you find apps even faster. More →
Yesterday’s list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free was our biggest of the week but size doesn’t always matter, right? We’ve got 12 fresh premium iOS apps for you today that are all completely free to download for a limited time. Also be sure to check back in yesterday’s post, where you’ll find several more apps that are still on sale for free. More →
The Northeast is about to be slammed by a cold front that will take temperatures down into the negative numbers. Know what’ll warm you up later this week? A whole bunch of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free. Today’s post has 15 premium apps that are free downloads for a limited time, and you can grab even more if you head back to yesterday’s edition. More →
It appears as though Apple CEO Tim Cook agrees with my assessment of the iPhone 6s Plus: it’s the first iPhone I simply couldn’t live with. Had Apple’s head honcho been carrying the plus-sized version of the iPhone at the Super Bowl, however, the optical image stabilization might have saved him from the humiliating headache that his blurry Twitter photo has been.
But before it slips away into the Internet archives and is forgotten forever, there’s one last hilarious chapter for the world to enjoy. More →
It might sound like a wild theory, especially considering where it’s coming from, but a well-known Apple analyst has just predicted the death of the iPhone. No, this isn’t a story about Apple’s impending doom, which some people continue to warn us of even while Apple is the most valuable company on the planet. Instead, it’s a possibly reasonable but potentially outlandish prediction of when the iPhone will die and what Apple will use to replace it.
BGR readers, you know what time it is… it’s time for a nice big helping of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free. Today’s list doesn’t have as many apps as yesterday’s did — some of the ones on yesterday’s list are still free, by the way — but it’s got 11 solid premium iOS apps that can all be downloaded right now without paying a cent. More →
Holy moly what a Super Bowl, right?!? Just kidding, it was a pretty awful game, though it was nice to see Manning string together a championship so late in his career. You know what will help you get over how disappointingly boring the game was — aside from the awesome Super Bowl commercials, of course? A sweet list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free. More →
It can’t be said enough: Uninstalling the Facebook app does some wonderful things for your phone. Last week we pointed to some tests that showed uninstalling Facebook from your Android phone could improve its battery life by as much as 20% and now there are new tests that show you can get a similar battery boost by uninstalling the app from your iPhone. Specifically, The Guardian’s Samuel Gibbs has found that “uninstalling Facebook’s iOS app and switching to Safari can save up to 15% of iPhone battery life.” More →
If you’re the CEO of a company that claims to offer its customers one of the best, if not the best, camera experiences possible, you’re bound to face the brutality of the Internet as soon as you post one blurry photo. It’s all it takes, especially if that photo is taken right after Super Bowl 50 ends when everyone’s still online, enjoying the festivities.
That’s what Tim Cook did on Sunday night, shortly after the Broncos won the game: he took a quick picture from near the 20-yard line, showing the ongoing celebrations on the field. The photo, seen below, was out-of-focus, and the Internet had a field day with it.