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Why aren’t smartphones designed for a woman’s hand size?

As smartphone sizes exploded, more than half of the population was left wondering how they were going to use the new super-sized devices.
October 15, 2020
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Which 2018 flagship phone battery lasts longest? Our test reveals the answer

When buying a new phone, it’s important to make sure it has enough battery life to go the distance. Here, we put the best smartphones currently on the market -- including the iPhone X and Galaxy S9 -- to the ultimate test of endurance.
July 29, 2018
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Automate tasks in Android to put your digital life on autopilot

Using Automate, a free app on the Play Store, we'll show you how to start automating tasks on your Android starting with automatically backing up your Snapseed photos into Google Drive.
July 1, 2018
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Which Samsung Galaxy outlasts the rest on battery life? Not the one you expect

Does Samsung's latest, plus-sized flagship sport more battery life than its predecessors? To find out, we pitted a variety of phones in the Galaxy lineup against one another in a test of sheer endurance.
June 24, 2018
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Speed test: Galaxy S9 Plus vs. S8 vs. S8 Plus vs. Note 8

The Galaxy S9 Plus sports the cutting-edge Snapdragon 845 processor, but how much impact does it really have on the phone's performance? We ran the phone, and three other Galaxy devices, through a series of speed tests to find out.
June 17, 2018

Automate your life with Apple Workflow, the most powerful app you’re not using

Automation is key when it comes to saving time, but not everyone knows how to automate tasks in iOS. With Workflow, you can cut back on the amount time you spend performing everyday tasks. Here's how.
June 3, 2018
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How to get iMessages in Android

Most would agree that iMessage is nothing short of convenient -- if you're plugged into the Apple ecosystem. Thankfully, WeMessage allows you to receive iMessages on your Android device, rendering cross-platform messaging a thing of the past.
May 13, 2018
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We put the last 4 iPhones through a battery beatdown

The iPhone X boasts commendable battery life, but how does it compare to that of the 6S Plus, 7 Plus, and 8 Plus? To answer this question, we tested the longevity of each device using a 10-hour video on YouTube.
April 23, 2018
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Battery battle: Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus vs. iPhone X, Pixel 2 XL, and more

David Cogen of TheUnlockr put six of the best phones to the test to see which one has the longest-lasting battery. How will the Samsung Galaxy S9 stack up against its competition, including the iPhone X and S8 Plus?
April 4, 2018

Wish your Galaxy S9 were a Pixel? Here’s how to make it look like stock Android

Not everyone is pleased with Android Oreo -- after all, some people still prefer the "vanilla" version of Android above all else. Luckily, you can easily set up Samsung's latest headsets to be a bit more basic. Here's how.
March 21, 2018
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The Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus have arrived. Here’s what you should know

Samsung's latest headsets, the S9 and S9 Plus, feature new software, improved cameras, and a host of new tools. Here are the ones you should keep in mind if you're considering picking up either device.
March 18, 2018
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If you’re using iCloud for photos, you’re doing it wrong. Here’s a better way

Google's cloud-based storage solution offers far more than Apple's, even if you have to work a little more for it. Here's why you should opt for Google's offering over Apple's, and how to properly utilize it once you do.
February 25, 2018
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Get wireless phone charging for as little as $10 with these Qi chargers

Wireless chargers are pricier than their cabled counterparts, but they don't have break the bank. Here, David Cogen of TheUnlockr rounds up the best Qi chargers for those looking to pick one up on the cheap.
February 18, 2018
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Portrait Mode test: Can any smartphone beat the iPhone X?

The Portrait Mode on the iPhone X is terrific, but is it the best of any phone on the market? Here, we pitted it against the portrait mode found on three other smartphones, allowing us to determine a clear victor.
February 11, 2018
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Who makes the fastest phone of 2018? We tested the best, side by side

There are hundreds of different smartphones in circulation, but which is the quickest? Here, David Cogen of TheUnlockr compares six contenders to determine the fastest cell phone around.
January 21, 2018
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ZTE’s new foldable smartphone starts a revolution by offering users two screens

We sat down with Jeff Yee, vice president of product marketing and strategy at ZTE Mobile Devices, at CES 2018 to talk about the Axon M and ZTE's latest line of foldable smartphones.
January 13, 2018
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At CES, Fossil shows off smartwatches that are both useful and stylish

Smartwatches are nifty gadgets, but fashionistas may disdain their clunky appearances. At CES 2018, Fossil showed off some smartwatches -- the Kate Spade Scallop and Skagen Falster -- that incorporate tech and look good, too.
January 12, 2018
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Digital Trends’ mobile team shares its picks for best tech of CES 2018

Watch as Digital Trends' mobile editor Julian Chokkattu and associate editor Andy Boxall run down the most interesting new products and technology that they discovered while attending this year's CES conference in Las Vegas.
January 12, 2018
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Anker Innovations’ Eric Villines fills us in on the restructured company

Earlier this week, Anker launched several new brands under the umbrella of Anker Innovations. The company's head of global communications Eric Villines sat down with us to talk about the restructured company.
January 10, 2018
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Award-winning, safety-focused KikaGo charging cable lets drivers go hands-free

Digital Trends caught up with Kika Tech's Tami Zhu after the company's KikaGo, a voice-powered app and noise-cancellation microphone, won four Innovation Awards at the 2018 CES Conference.
January 10, 2018
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Ventev’s Scott Franklin gives us a look into the future of wireless charging

Scott Franklin, Ventev's director of marketing, joins us to talk about the company's latest wireless charging products and provide a look into what the future of wireless charging could look like.
January 10, 2018
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Fast charge your iPhone even faster with this helpful trick

Charging your iPhone is a necessary daily chore that can be sped up using Apple's new fast charging feature. Here's a breakdown of how long it takes to fast charge a dead iPhone using three different methods.
December 24, 2017
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This iPhone 8 dummy may not be real, but it still gives a glimpse of the future

David Cogen, from theunlockr.com, takes a closer look at the iPhone 8 dummy model and gives his opinion on possible features to look forward to. From facial iris recognition to phone color, learn about the possibilities for the new iPhone.
August 20, 2017
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Airplane Wi-Fi is about to no longer suck

Airplane Wi-Fi leader Gogo will launch a new service that offers around 30mbps download speeds per seat on select flights later this year. These speeds are more than enough to comfortably stream a movie or two on Netflix.
May 11, 2017
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We crack open the Samsung Galaxy S8 with the help of iCracked CEO A.J. Forsythe

So you've got your hands on a shiny, Galaxy S8 from Samsung. But what happens when your new device takes a tumble? How easy is it to repair? We take a look with iCracked's CEO in this teardown of the Galaxy S8.
April 27, 2017
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DT Daily MWC 2017: VR rides, Google’s Android Garden, and a LG G6 vs. Huawei P10 shootout

It's the final day of Mobile World Congress 2017, and we've been having fun out on the show floor trying out some VR demonstrations, plus heading out into the city to try out LG and Huawei's new phones, the G6 and P10.
March 3, 2017
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From 5G and bezel-free phones to Android 2.0, these mobile trends will define 2017

We saw a lot of interesting tech at CES 2017. These are the trends that will define mobile and wearable products in 2017. We talk about everything from 5G to Android Wear 2.0, as well as the future of smartphone design.
January 9, 2017
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Tour the top booths of CES 2017 in full 360-degree video

Join us as we tour some of the biggest booths at CES in VR. We've captured 360-degree footage of many hot new products, and talk about some of the trends that they represent.
January 8, 2017
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AT&T’s Glenn Lurie pushes back on criticism of company’s moves outside wireless

While competitors criticize what looks to be a lack of focus on its core business, AT&T Mobility president Glenn Lurie sees it as the company's future -- and to expect more moves in due time.
January 6, 2017
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Bluetooth earpieces get a brand new bag in Sony’s new Xperia Ear

Sony aims to reinvent the dreaded Bluetooth earpiece with a fresh take in the new Xperia Ear. With a proximity sensor, accelerometer, and gyroscope, the new earpiece has high ambitions, including auto-transmitting news and weather info when you put it in.
November 18, 2016
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Want to go for a run? Snap your iPhone 6S into Moshi’s Endura case and get going

The iPhone 6S is a great companion to fitness as a tracker, route map, or for motivational music, but carrying it while being active isn't always convenient. Moshi's Endura slim case mounts to compatible accessories that make taking your phone along easy and is rugged enough for outdoor sports and activities.
September 17, 2016
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Day 2 in Berlin: Tablet and smartphone surprises from Sony, ZTE and Huawei

If day one of IFA 2016 was all about smartwatches, day two is all about smartphones, with Huawei, Sony, and ZTE all arriving with new hardware. We saw them all, and here's what you need to know.
September 1, 2016
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Filmic Pro camera app tips

Looking to take your photography to the next level with Filmic Pro? Here are some of our favorite tips for making the most of the capable iPhone app.
August 20, 2016
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Otterbox’s Universe case turns your iPhone into a jack of all trades

The Otterbox Universe Case System turns your iPhone 6/6S or iPhone 6/6SS Plus into a Jack of all Trades with third-party accessories that you can snap onto the case. Swap out different modules in seconds for more functionality without missing a beat.
August 10, 2016
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This rugged charger is water, dust, and shock proof — but how does it handle explosives?

Scosche touts its rugged GoBAT 12000 as being "practically indestructible" -- so we put it through a series of increasingly hardcore torture tests to see how much abuse it can really handle.
August 1, 2016
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Built-in thermal imaging gives Cat’s S60 smartphone superpowers

Caterpillar's S60 is the world's first phone to sport an embedded thermal-imaging sensor, plus a beefy die-cast frame and a special seal for its speakers and microphone that make it waterproof all the way down to 16 feet.
July 11, 2016
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Protect your iPhone 6S with the durability and natural resilience of wood

Wood is a timeless material with natural beauty, resilience, and warmth that plastic cases just can't replicate. We review the bamboo EcoCase made exclusively for the iPhone 6/6S in this post and video.
July 4, 2016
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MyCharge can charge your laptop in 100 minutes and support VR devices

At CE Week, Digital Trends spoke with representatives of portable power bank solution company MyCharge about its summer lineup of new portable chargers for virtual reality devices and Macbooks.
June 30, 2016
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Screenflex’s glass screen protector bends like plastic film to protect your LG G5

Screen protectors usually come as plastic film or tempered glass, but Screenflex's hybrid material offers a third option with the benefits of both. We tried it out on the LG G5 to see how it holds up.
June 25, 2016
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Mophie’s new Charge Force cases prove wireless charging is a ‘necessity’

Believe it or not, sometimes something as simple as plugging in your phone to charge can become extremely irritating. With the new Mophie Charge Force series, it's easier than ever to charge your phone, because it's wireless. Here's our review.
June 24, 2016
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Prone to losing your keys or wallet? Nut Find 3 will help you keep track of them

We found that Nut Find 3's range notifications worked better than most other Bluetooth trackers, and we also weren't plagued with false separation alerts as we moved around our building
June 16, 2016
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Turn your tablet into a typewriter with the Qwerkywriter

The Qwerkywriter is the ultimate Bluetooth keyboard for anyone who has an iPad, but wishes they lived in the age of the typewriter. It looks just like an old Smith-Corona, and it sounds like one, too. Here's our full review.
June 12, 2016
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This might be the best $30 car accessory you ever buy

The MagicMount Pro uses rare-earth magnets to mount your mobile device to your car's window, vent, or dashboard. Adhere a thin magnetic plate to your phone's case --or directly to your phone if you're brave enough -- and you can effortlessly place your phone on the MagicMount Pro.
June 7, 2016
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Lights, smartphone, action! How to master Facebook Live streaming

Facebook's Live Video feature is handier than you might think. Here's what it does, and how to use the landmark feature on your iOS or Android device.
May 28, 2016
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Showcase your iPhone 6S with style in the Otterbox Statement Series case

Otterbox is best known for its high-end, but somewhat bulky protective cases. However, the company also makes more sophisticated cases like the Statement Series. We review the iPhone 6S Statement Series case in this video.
May 10, 2016
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Make texts more expressive (and absurd) by creating your own emoji

Generic emojis are for suckers, especially when you can use an app like Bitmoji to turn yourself into an emoji. Here's a quick breakdown of the app's biggest features.
May 9, 2016
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Microsoft Word Flow keyboard takes the cramp out of messaging on larger iPhones

Tired of always having to stretch your fingers to get your message across? Go one-handed on your iPhone with Microsoft's Word Flow. In this video, Joshua Smith shows you how to take advantage of this virtual keyboard.
April 26, 2016
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Why I decided to quit Slack and start chatting on Ryver

Slack is becoming one of the most popular ways for teams to chat together and work on projects, but there are other options. Today, we're going to show you a little about Ryver.
April 17, 2016
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Zagg’s Shockguard case takes the shock out of dropping your iPhone 6/6s

Angular design and dual-layer Impact Reflexion Technology make this iPhone 6 and 6s case stand out from the crowd in both function and style.
March 25, 2016
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Step up your iPhone 6/6s defense with Moshi’s metal iGlaze Armour case

Big, bulky iPhone cases don't have a monopoly on protecting your device. The iGlaze Armour is an aluminum backed shell case with drop protection that doesn’t compromise the size or style of your iPhone.
March 24, 2016
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