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The app drawer on a Moto G Stylus 5G (2024).

How to lock apps on Android (and why you should)

When you lock an app on Android, you immediately restrict access on your phone. Here are the steps to follow to lock an app via App Pinning.
A close-up of the Spotify app icon.

The Spotify Android app just got an odd design change

The Google Photos app running on a Google Pixel 8 Pro.

Your Google Photos app may soon get a big overhaul. Here’s what it looks like

Hey Siri

iOS 18 may give Siri the upgrade we’ve been waiting for

Text editing in Google Messages.

Google just announced 7 big Android updates. Here’s what’s new

Two iPad Air models showing the screens.

5 tablets you should buy instead of the iPad Air (2024)

A person holding the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5, seen from the side.

Here’s a closer look at the Galaxy Z Fold 6’s new and improved cover display

The Apple iPhone 14 Pro's camera module

Best iPhone 14 deals: Unlocked and refurbished

Perplexity app shown on an iPhone.

Perplexity, one of our favorite AI apps, just got a big update

Someone holding the Moto G Stylus 5G (2024), showing the back of the phone and its stylus.

I used Motorola’s new $400 Android phone. Here’s why you should buy it

The Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra in Titanium Orange and in Titanium Silver.

There’s trouble brewing at Samsung, and it may affect future products

Screenshots from the Kino app.

Become an iPhone video master with this powerful new app

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Apple testing the water resistance of an iPhone.

Apple offers peek at how it stress tests the iPhone

Apple has invited popular tech YouTuber Marques Brownlee to see up close how it tests the durability of iPhones before launch.
Showing the app drawer on the Google Pixel 8 Pro.

What is an APK file? How they work and how to open them

We often talk about APK files when discussing Android phones. But what are APK files, how do they work, and why should you care about them? Let's explain.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+ on a white background.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+ is down to $210 at Amazon

Right now, you can get the Samsung Galaxy Tab A9 Plus for just $210, which is $60 below its usual $270 price point. This is the budget Samsung tablet to get.
Leaked render of Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6.

The Galaxy Z Flip 6 is getting a much-needed battery upgrade

Samsung may finally be trying to address one of the biggest problems with the Galaxy Z Flip 6 by putting a bigger dual cell battery into the foldable.
MediaTek Dimensity 9300 SoC inside Android phone.

MediaTek’s new smartphone chip looks like a beast

The MediaTek Dimensity 9400 is set to be a beast according to the latest leaks. Better yet, it may come to the U.S. market.
Front face of Samsung Galaxy Tab S8.

Best tablet deals: iPad, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Fire, and more

If you're on the hunt for tablet deals, take a look at our roundup of the best offers involving devices made by Apple, Samsung, Amazon, Lenovo, and Microsoft.
Two iPhones showing comparison of YouTube Premium prices.

Do you have Verizon? You can now get YouTube Premium for a lot cheaper

YouTube Premium is about to get cheaper for Verizon customers. Here's more about the deal and when it starts. (Hint: it's soon.)
Photo showing the G-Shock MR-G B2100B's dial.

This popular G-Shock watch is getting a $5,470 luxury makeover

One of the most popular G-Shock watch models, the 2100-series, is about to pass through the luxury MR-G team's hands.
The front and back of the Nothing Phone 2a Special Edition.

There’s a new version of the Nothing Phone 2a, and it looks outstanding

We have some great news if you've been holding off on ordering a Nothing Phone 2a.  There's a new model available that looks absolutely stunning.
Official product render of the Fitbit Ace LTE.

Fitbit just launched a new smartwatch unlike any it’s made before

Fitbit just announced a new smartwatch joining its lineup — the Fitbit Ace LTE — and it's unlike any previous watch from the company.
A person holding the iPad Air M2.

One missing feature has almost ruined the new iPad Air for me

I'm a few days into using the new iPad Air (2024), and there's one missing feature that's nearly ruined Apple's latest tablet. Let me explain.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 and Watch 6 Classic, in black and silver.

Your Samsung Galaxy Watch is getting new AI health features

Samsung's not content with putting AI in your smartphone, it's also bringing Galaxy AI features to your smartwatch, and it's all about health and fitness.
The Google Pixel 8a's screen.

The best Google Pixel 8a screen protectors in 2024

The Google Pixel 8a could be your next midrange phone. Protect it with the best Google Pixel 8a screen protectors to keep it safe from damage.
Telegram app download.

Microsoft Copilot is invading your favorite chat apps

Microsoft's Copilot is now available on Telegram as a bot, but with some limitations.
The back of a Natural Titanium iPhone 15 Pro Max.

Apple’s AI plans for the iPhone just leaked. Here’s everything we know

At its annual developers conference next month, Apple will reportedly introduced AI-fueled versions of Siri and Spotlight, alongside enhancements for apps.
Cell phone tower shooting off pink beams with a 5G logo next to it.

T-Mobile is buying one of the largest carriers in the U.S.

T-Mobile has just announced a $4.4 billion deal to acquire one of the biggest carriers in the U.S. Here's what that might mean for customers.

Best cell phone plan deals: T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon, Mint Mobile and more

There are a ton of wireless plans to choose from, and if you’re on the hunt for a new wireless service, we’ve got the best cell phone plan deals right here.
iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max larger displays.

Something important just happened to the iPhone 16 series

A key component for the iPhone 16 series is set for mass production — at least for three of the four models. Here's what it is and what it means.
The Amazon Kindle Fire Max 11's Home screen.

Best Amazon Fire tablet deals: Save on Fire HD 8, Fire Max 11 and more

If you want a cheap Android tablet, take a look at the Amazon Fire tablet deals that we've gathered here, including discounts for the Fire HD 8 and Fire Max 11.
A person holding the Google Pixel 8a.

The Google Pixel 9 could be in trouble

A recent survey shows that Google phones are struggling to retain customer loyalty and market share in the U.S. market. Here's what's happening.
A photo of Google's Project Starline during a demo session.

I saw the future of video calling, and it blew me away

During Google I/O 2024, I had an opportunity to try Project Starline — Google's futuristic take on video calling. Simply put, it blew me away.
The back of the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra.

A significant Galaxy S24 Ultra update might be coming soon

A huge software update could be coming this summer to the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra. Like an earlier update, this one might focus on camera improvements.

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Joe Maring is the Section Editor for Digital Trends’ Mobile team, leading the site’s coverage for all things smartphones, tablets, and wearables. Since joining the industry in 2012, Joe has reported on the latest mobile tech news, reviewed countless devices, and worked with other writers to help them find the angles that matter.

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