Andrew Kalinchuk

Andrew Kalinchuk

Former Digital Trends Contributor
Andrew covers news and opinions pertaining to smartphones, tablets, and all else mobile for Digital Trends. He recently switched from Apple to Microsoft and shares the experience through "Life and Tiles of a Windows 8 Convert." Andrew also interns at The Wirecutter and writes for Laptop Magazine and Techerator. Outside of writing, Andrew splits his time between cooking, gaming, and reading.

Silence your phone by ‘whacking it off,’ according to new Microsoft patent

Microsoft may be developing a way for you to "whack" your Windows Phone to shut off unwanted noise.

iPhone 5: Everything you need to know

At its event in San Franciso on September 12, Apple finally lifted the veil on the long-awaited iPhone 5. Our complete guide to Apple's newest flagship phone.

Redesigned iPod Nano and iPod Touch unveiled

Apple showed off a new design for its iPod Nano and iPod Touch at the September 12 event in San Francisco.

Impossible iPhone 5 concept we all want, ‘Rubberband Electronics’

"Rubberband Electronics" are this year's must-have (but undeniably impossible) dream feature of the upcoming iPhone.
Cool Tech

Mars rover, Curiosity, takes a self-portrait and shares it with the world

Now that Mars rover, Curiosity, has taken one, self-shot glamour pics are no longer exclusive to the Facebook feeds of 15-year-olds.

Microsoft welcomes user suggestions for Windows Phone 7.8

In a move to perhaps lighten the impact on Windows Phone 7.5 users unable to upgrade to 8, Microsoft is accepting user-submitted feature requests for Windows Phone 7.8.

The 8X rumored to be HTC’s first Windows Phone 8 device

The 8X may be HTC's first smartphone for the upcoming, new and improved Windows Phone 8 software.
Android Army

Motorola announces new battery-packed Droid RAZR HD, RAZR Maxx HD, and RAZR M

Today Motorola unveiled a new three-member RAZR family, featuring the Droid RAZR HD, Maxx HD, and RAZR M, in New York City.

Samsung threatens to strand two bloggers in Germany, apologizes for misunderstanding

Two bloggers unwilling to act as brand ambassadors for Samsung were told they'd have to find their own way home.

HP keeps its promise, launches beta of Open webOS

HP finally does right by webOS, giving it a home as an open source platform.

Redesigned Apple earbuds rumored to accompany iPhone 5 release

It's only a rumor at this point, but Apple may be bundling a brand new set of earbuds with the upcoming iPhone 5.
Android Army

Apple seeks court ban on Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note, and Galaxy Note 10.1

Despite previously submitting a long list of Samsung devices it wanted banned, Apple has decided to add the Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note, and Galaxy Note 10.1 for good measure.