$55 worth of awesome paid iPhone apps you can now download for free (7 apps total)

$  55 worth of awesome paid iPhone apps you can now download for free (7 apps total)It’s Labor Day, and what better way to celebrate than by downloading a bunch of great paid iPhone and iPad apps for free? We’re starting off September on the right foot with seven nifty paid iOS apps that are all on sale for free for a very limited time. See anything you like? You’d better hurry, because these awesome sales could be over at any time. As a side note, there are still a few freebies from our last post in this series, and you can get them now if you hustle. These are paid iPhone and iPad apps that have been made available for free for a limited time by their developers. There is no way to tell how long



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Samsung pits the Galaxy Tab S against the iPad Air in latest ad

Samsung pits the Galaxy Tab S against the iPad Air in latest adSamsung’s latest tablet, the Galaxy Tab S, is one impressive piece of hardware. It’s received rave reviews from the press, consumers seem to love it and it even outclasses the iPad in many respects. In order to prove that last point, Samsung took to the streets of New York with an iPad Air and a Galaxy Tab S to see which device the average consumer would choose. Being a Samsung ad, you probably won’t be surprised which tablet New Yorkers were most impressed by, but it is worth noting why people were drawn to the Galaxy Tab S. The trait that seems to stand out the most is the tablet’s size — the Tab S is extremely lightweight at just



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The Knee Defender’s Inventor Defends His Invention

The Knee Defender's Inventor Defends His InventionThe argument was (in part) over one passenger's use of Knee Defenders, a gadget that blocks the seat ahead from reclining. As you may recall, the flight attendant asked the man to remove the Knee Defenders and when he wouldn't, the woman ahead of him threw a glass of water in his face. Both passengers were subsequently thrown off the plane…after it was forced to land. Ten years ago, The Washington Post endorsed this gadget called the Knee Defender.



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Apple planning 12.9-inch iPad for 2015: Bloomberg

Umbrellas are seen in front of the Apple store on 5th Avenue in New YorkApple Inc is preparing to roll out a larger, 12.9-inch version of its iPad for 2015, with production set to begin in the first quarter of next year, Bloomberg cited people with knowledge of the matter as saying on Tuesday. The report comes as Apple struggles with declining sales of its 10-inch and 7.9-inch tablets, which are faltering as people replace iPads less frequently than expected and larger smartphones made by Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and other rivals encroach upon sales. Apple has been working with its suppliers for over a year on larger touch-screen devices, Bloomberg cited the sources as saying. Apple was not immediately available for comment.



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Every single BlackBerry Passport spec revealed in huge leak

Every single BlackBerry Passport spec revealed in huge leakBlackBerry’s upcoming Passport looks like it really will feature some terrific specifications. N4BB has obtained the full leaked spec sheet for the Passport and has found some interesting new details on the device. While we’ve known about some of the device’s key specs for a while now, this is the first time we’ve ever seen the entire spec sheet and it looks like BlackBerry has done a nice job making sure its newest flagship phone will have high-quality hardware. FROM EARLIER: BlackBerry reveals the Passport’s killer feature: The ability to look at x-rays of your lung Per N4BB’s list, the Passport will feature a 4.4-inch square display with a resolution of 1,440 x 1,440 pixels, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.2GHz



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Samsung’s most interesting Gear smartwatch yet reportedly coming soon

Samsung’s most interesting Gear smartwatch yet reportedly coming soonSamsung is not done spamming the market with smartwatch designs – after all, it’s a policy that’s worked well for the company in the smartphone business – as it’s about to launch yet another a brand new device, PocketNow has learned. FROM EARLIER: Best Buy reveals everything there is to know about the gorgeous Moto 360 Not including the Gear Fit, which is more of a fitness band, Samsung has already released four smartwatches that run various operating systems: the Galaxy Gear, Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Life. The publication has learned that the company is working on a Gear 3 gadget that might be a bit more interesting than all the aforementioned models, as it could feature



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U.K. prime minister explains why he won’t quit BlackBerry

U.K. prime minister explains why he won’t quit BlackBerryDavid Cameron just can’t quit you, BlackBerry. In its latest in a series of blog posts touting government officials who still rely on BlackBerry for mobile communications, BlackBerry highlights why U.K. prime minister David Cameron is still sticking with the company despite all the troubles it’s gone through over the past few years. “Wherever I am in the world, I am always within a few feet of a BlackBerry and an ability to manage things should they need to be managed,” Camerson said in a report cited by BlackBerry. “And indeed as I have done on I think almost every holiday that I have enjoyed over the past few years, I am able to return instantly should that be necessary.” Even



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Yet another company is practically begging for an Apple lawsuit

Yet another company is practically begging for an Apple lawsuitXiaomi is making the job of former Googler Hugo Barra more and more difficult when it comes to denying copycat claims that say Xiaomi products look too much like their Apple-made alter egos. After launching the Mi iPad a few months ago, which is basically a nearly identical iPad mini clone, Xiaomi is now releasing MIUI 6, its latest Android-based operating system that looks very much like iOS 7, TechCrunch reveals. Even though it retains some of the features MIUI already had to offer users in previous versions, MIUI 6 looks very much like an Androidified version of iOS 7 when it comes to certain elements. Sure, it’s not anything as faithful as the iOS 7-based UI skin made for



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The most secure version of BBM ever is coming to iOS and Android this year

The most secure version of BBM ever is coming to iOS and Android this yearBlackBerry wants its super-secure mobile messaging service to be available for any business users, no matter what platform they use. In an interview with The Hindustan Times, BlackBerry exec Sunil Lalwani revealed that BlackBerry has plans to start offering BBM Protected on both iOS and Android devices by the end of this year and that businesses will be able subscribe to it for an annual fee of $ 30 per device. FROM EARLIER: The most secure version of BBM ever is now available BlackBerry released BBM Protected earlier this year but the company said it would only be available at launch for “customers with BBOS devices operating on BES 5″ and “customers with BlackBerry 10 smartphones with gold licenses on BES10 running EMM regulated Work



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Samsung buys home-automation startup SmartThings

A man walks out of Samsung Electronics' headquarters in SeoulSamsung Electronics Co Ltd will buy SmartThings, a startup backed by PayPal co-founder Max Levchin that helps connect household devices, one of its largest U.S.-startup acquisitions to date. The South Korean electronics maker joins fellow technology heavyweights Apple Inc and Google Inc in exploring ways to integrate connected household gadgets such as thermostats and lights with mobile apps, a trend commonly known as "Internet of Things." Samsung did not disclose financials. SmartThings, which lets people use a mobile app to control connected devices, says it has some 5,000 developers building devices that connect to its open platform.



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