With the Fourth of July just one day away, we’re celebrating early with a great list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free. Friday’s list is packed with nine great iOS apps, and they’re normally all paid downloads. For a limited time, however, each and every one is free.
Apple’s iPhone lineup is powered by iOS, which is known for a number of things. While a few buggy initial launches might lead you to believe otherwise, iOS is actually one of the most stable widely available software platforms in the world. But stable though it may be, there are still some common problems that can be incredibly bothersome if they affect your iPhone, so we do our best to show you how to fix your phone and enjoy smooth sailing whenever possible. More →
We’re coming up on a holiday weekend and while the fireworks won’t start until Friday night, the celebration has already begun here at BGR. We’re getting the party started with a great list of eight paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free for a limited time, but hurry and grab them to ensure that you don’t miss anything.
Apple’s iPhone was first released eight years ago this week, and we’ve spent quite a bit of time looking back. The device toppled industry leaders like Nokia and BlackBerry, which both failed to respond when Apple changed what users expected from their smartphones. Microsoft, fortunate that its core business lied elsewhere, is still floundering in its efforts to adapt to the new mobile landscape.
Apple’s iPhone is responsible for more than 90% of the smartphone industry’s profit each quarter, and each model remains the best-selling handset in its class by a wide margin. Now, it’s time to take a look at how far we’ve come. More →
Welcome to our biggest list of the week featuring paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free. Today we’ve got 10 paid iOS apps for you and on any other day, each and every one of them would cost you to download. If you hurry, however, you can get them all for free.
Apple’s iPhone virtual assistant can be a very handy tool in a variety of situations. Just speak your request, and Siri will deliver a response or initiate the appropriate actions. In fact, beginning in iOS 9, Siri will be even more useful, as it’ll be more like Google Now than before.
However, there are things that Siri can’t do, and the voice-triggered assistant has been programmed to offer some hilarious responses in these cases. More →
Facebook has a new toy for those users who like taking pictures of everything around them and sharing those shots with family and friends. Confirmed over the weekend, the photo-editing tool that’s similar to Snapchat’s tool should already be available to most iPhone users, with an Android version expected to launch in the future. More →
Apple on July 21 will post its earnings results for the June quarter and, as is typically the case, all eyes will be laser focused on quarterly iPhone sales. Because the iPhone remains Apple’s main driver of revenue, analysts understandably tend to gauge Apple’s future financial prospects by measuring and evaluating iPhone sales growth.
For the upcoming June quarter, Apple will have some lofty expectations to meet. During the company’s most recent quarter, iPhone sales increased by 40% year over year. Incredibly, it’s starting to look that Apple will even top that growth figure come July 21.
It is not an exaggeration at all to call iOS 8.4 Apple’s most important iOS update so far. How can an incremental update be so critical? The answer is simple: Apple Music. Digital music consumption has been shifting from downloads to streaming for years now, and Apple has essentially been a no-show — and that includes iTunes Radio. With Apple Music, however, Apple is finally willing to admit that the traditional iTunes model is on its way out and streaming is here to stay.
Apple’s iOS platform has grown a tremendous amount over the past eight years. Jailbreaking used to be a necessity for power users looking to get the most out of their smartphones, but now that Apple has added so much new functionality to iOS, jailbreaking simply isn’t necessary for most users. As a result, most iPhone owners don’t bother with jailbreaks these days.
The easiest thing you can do with your old smartphones and tablets once you get newer models is to either sell them or give them away to family members or friends. But there are also ways to breathe new life into old smart devices around the home, in case you don’t want to get rid of them. More →