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OtterBox Lumen Lunar New Year case on Deep Purple iPhone 14 Pro

This Lunar New Year iPhone 14 case just became one of my favorites

Lunar New Year is Sunday, January 22, and OtterBox has a stunning new iPhone case to commemorate the Year of the Rabbit. Here's what it looks like in person!
The iPhone SE 2022 and the iPhone 14 Plus's screens.

Why removing physical buttons could ruin the iPhone 15

Rumors have suggested that Apple may be removing physical buttons on the iPhone 15, replacing them with solid-state buttons. This could be problematic.
The Apple iPhone SE (2022) and Apple iPhone SE (2020) together.

How Apple can (and should) save the iPhone SE 4

Rumors are suggesting that Apple may be delaying or canceling the iPhone SE 4. Here are some suggestions on how Apple can save it from going extinct.
Stack of Samsung Galaxy S22 phones.

Repairing your broken Galaxy S22 just got a whole lot easier

Samsung has just announced an expansion to its self-repair program to include the Galaxy S22 series, as well as certain Galaxy Book Pro models.
The Apple Pencil attached to the iPad Pro (2022).

The 11-inch iPad Pro is a great tablet that Apple needs to kill

Ever since Apple added the M1 chip to the iPad Pro lineup, the 11-inch version has become the odd choice in the entire iPad family. It's time to get rid of it.
iPhone 14 Pro with Widgy and Siri Suggested apps widget on a home screen

Why I hope Apple makes iOS 17 as boring as possible

Rumors suggest that Apple may focus more on VR this year, which means a much smaller iOS 17 update. That's exactly what Apple needs.
Apple Watch Series 5 on wrist with a pink gradient Modular watch face

I won’t upgrade my Apple Watch Series 5 until Apple adds this one feature

It's 2023, and I'm still using an almost 4-year-old Apple Watch Series 5. Why? Because I'm waiting for Apple to add this one health feature.
Moto G Play (2023) held in hand in portrait mode

Moto G Play (2023) review: no fun here

The Moto G Play (2023) is Motorola's first new phone of the year, costing just $170. Is it the new budget champ, or does it make too many sacrifices?
An iPhone 14 Pro Max, with the Lightning port edited off of it.

Sorry, Apple — a portless iPhone is a terrible idea

A portless iPhone may not be that far off in the future — and that absolutely terrifies me. Ports are good, and I want them to stay on my iPhone.
The iPad (2022) with an Apple Pencil plugged into it using a USB-C cable and adapter.

The 5 worst iPads of all time

Apple's iPad has been a huge success, but that doesn't mean that there weren't failures in its history. Here are the worst iPads Apple has ever released.
Volume buttons on the iPad Air 5.

The best iPads in 2023: which Apple tablet should you buy?

You've decided you want to buy an iPad, but do you know which is the iPad for you? We run through the best iPads available right now in different categories.
The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14.

The best iPhones in 2023: which one should you buy?

Shopping for a new iPhone? We compare all of the current models available to determine the best options for every need and budget.
Apple Card held in hand

Why the Apple Card remains my favorite credit card in 2023

The Apple Card isn't the newest or best credit card available today. But in 2023, it still remains my absolute favorite. Here's why.
Holding the Lenovo Tab Extreme.

The best and coolest tablets we’ve seen at CES 2023

There's plenty to see at CES 2023, including the next wave of powerful tablets. Here are the best that we've come across so far.
Holding the Lenovo Smart Paper.

Tablets at CES 2023 are beating the iPad in big and unexpected ways

Only a few tablets were shown off on the CES 2023 show floor, but a few of them definitely have the iPad beat in a way I wasn't expecting.
Iridium Satellite constellation

Android phones are stealing (and beating) the iPhone 14’s best feature at CES 2023

Qualcomm announced Snapdragon Satellite, bringing global satellite connectivity to Android smartphones with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 -- and not just in emergencies.
OtterBox OtterGrip Symmetry Series case collection in six colors

OtterBox’s new iPhone case for CES 2023 fixes an annoying MagSafe problem

OtterBox has just announced the new OtterGrip Symmetry Series case. It integrates a grip in the case that sits flush, allowing full MagSafe compatibility.
iPhone 12 Pro Max with MagSafe charger

CES 2023: MagSafe-like charging is coming to Android phones this year

The Wireless Power Consortium has announced the Qi2 standard at CES 2023, which will launch later this year. It's basically MagSafe for Android.
Samsung Flex Hybrid foldable and slidable smartphone screen

Samsung just teased the future of folding smartphones at CES 2023

What will folding phones and tablets look like in the future? At CES 2023, Samsung gave us an exciting glimpse of what that future might look like.
Front of Apple Card

In 2023, it’s time to finally ditch your real wallet for Apple Pay

We did it — we made it to 2023! As you begin the new year, use this as a chance to finally ditch your physical wallet and embrace Apple Pay.
iPhone 14 laying face-down on a table. There's a potted plane to the right of it, slightly out of focus.

With the iPhone 14 in trouble, here’s how Apple can save the iPhone 15

The iPhone 14 Plus is a flop, and when the iPhone 15 series comes out in 2023, Apple will need to make some changes. Here's what it can (and should) do.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 Bora Purple open standing

One week with the Galaxy Z Flip 4 made me a folding phone believer

After using an iPhone for most of my life, I recently turned to the Galaxy Z Flip 4 as my first folding phone. And you know what? I kind of love it.
Profile displayed in Ivory app

Thanks to Tapbots’ Ivory app, I’m finally ready to ditch Twitter for good

Mastodon is a popular Twitter alternative, but it may not click right away. You might just need a great app to help — and that's what Tapbots brings with Ivory.
iPhone 14 Pro and Galaxy Z Flip 4 seen from the back.

I’m ready for a folding iPhone — but only if it has these 5 things

It's been rumored that Apple has been working on a foldable iPhone for many years now. Who knows whether that comes to fruition, but here's what I want to see.
iPhone 14 Pro showing Safari with Find On Page feature

Just get a new iPhone? Here are 12 tips and tricks to master it

Just get a new iPhone for Christmas? Here are some tips and tricks to getting it set up to perfection.
Apple ID banner in the Settings app on an iPhone 14 Pro

In 2023, Apple needs to fix its embarrassing 5GB iCloud limit

It's been years since iCloud first launched, but we still only get 5GB storage for free. Isn't it about time Apple bumped that up a bit to something reasonable?
Apple Card sitting on top of an iPhone 14 Pro with the Wallet app open to digital Apple Card

I found a hidden end-of-2022 recap on my iPhone, but I wish I hadn’t

Ever wonder exactly where your money has gone? If you use an Apple Card, this yearly recap may be the best or worst recap you've seen so far.
iPhone 14 Pro settings on photographic styles

Photographic Styles is the most underrated iPhone 14 camera feature you’re not using

Photographic Styles is a feature on the iPhone 13 and later that lets you capture photos with presets, creating a unique tone and mood.
iPhone 14 Pro with always on display no wallpaper or notifications

iOS 16.2’s new always-on display made me hate my iPhone 14 Pro

If you have an iPhone 14 Pro, then the iOS 16.2 update lets you have a super minimal always-on display. But this takes away from the original charm.
Apple Arcade page on the Apple Store as seen on the iPhone 14 Pro

Sorry, but allowing third-party iPhone app stores is a bad idea

New European Union regulations could pave the way for Apple to allow sideloading and third-party app stores. But this may not be all good news.
ShiftCam SnapGrip held in two hands

The ShiftCam SnapGrip turned my iPhone into a DSLR, and I love it

We take photos with our iPhones and other smartphones, but it's not super ergonomic. The ShiftCam SnapGrip accessory changes that — and then some.
App Store displayed on an iPhone 14 Pro against a pink background

Apple may do the unthinkable — allow third-party iPhone app stores

Due to regulations from the European Union, Apple may be considering third-party app stores on the iPhone and iPad in the very near future.
iPhone 14 Pro showing the Moon always-on screen.

iOS 16.2 is here, adding Apple Music Sing (plus a lot more) to your iPhone

Apple has dropped its (surprisingly) big iOS 16.2 update today. Here's a closer look at everything new.
Motorola Moto G Play 2023 in the hands of a user.

The 6 biggest warning signs when buying a cheap phone

Before you consider buying a cheap phone this holiday season, here are some big red flags you should look out for.