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iOS 16 Work Focus with a Fantastical widget and two rows of work-related apps

iOS 17 could be amazing if Apple makes these 7 changes

We expect Apple to announce iOS 17 next year during WWDC23. Here are a few things we hope to see in the next version of iOS.
The Apple iPhone SE (2022) and Apple iPhone SE (2020) together.

The 5 worst iPhones of all time

Apple has released a lot of iPhones since the line debuted in 2007. Though there have been a lot of successes, there are some flops. Here are the worst iPhones.
iPhone 14 Pro showing Settings iPhone Storage used.

My 1TB iPhone 14 Pro isn’t overkill — it’s the right version to buy

While some people may think that 128GB of storage is enough on an iPhone, that's not the case for everyone. Here's why you should go with 1TB instead.
Google Pixel 7 and 7 Pro.

How to use the free VPN on your Google Pixel 7 (and why you should)

Your Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro have a free, built-in VPN. Here's how to use it.
iPhone 14 Pro with Widgy and Siri Suggested apps widget on a home screen

It’s 2022, and customizing my iPhone is still horrible

Ever since iOS 14, Apple's given us some customization on our iPhone, but it still has a very long way to go.
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro Gen 2 on pavement

Lenovo Tab P11 Pro Gen 2 review: good hardware, lacking software

The tablet market is mostly dominated by Apple's iPad. How does Lenovo's recent refresh of the Tab P11 Pro hold up?
Apple Watch Ultra, purple background

The most innovative smartwatches and wearables of 2022

We saw a lot of interesting smartwatches and wearables come out in 2022. Here are the most innovative ones for the year.
Deep Purple iPhone 14 Pro held in hand with a wooden gate in the background

I still love my iPhone 14 Pro, but not for the reason I expected

I originally bought the iPhone 14 Pro because of specific new features, but those aren't the reasons why I still love the device now.
iOS 16 lock screen on an iPhone 14 Pro

How Apple can fix iOS 16’s messy lock screen customization in iOS 17

Apple gave us some lock screen customization in iOS 16, and it's a good start. But Apple can go further with customization in iOS 17.
iPhone 14 Pro in hand showing off profile page on Hive Social app

Hive Social is my favorite Twitter alternative, but that’s not saying much

As Twitter continues to be a growing dumpster fire under Elon, many alternatives have popped up. Hive Social has been buzzing lately, but it's not perfect.
Alleged renders of the Google Pixel Fold in black.

5 things that would make the Google Pixel Fold next year’s best foldable

If the rumors are true, Google may be coming out with a foldable Pixel in 2023. Here are a few things we hope to see when that happens.
9th Generation iPad 2021 feat image.

Don’t buy the wrong iPad during Cyber Monday — get this one instead

If you want a great iPad but are on a tight budget, you don't want to miss out on this amazing Cyber Monday deal.
A hand holds an iPhone with a PopGrip attached.

MagSafe PopSockets are life changing, and on sale for Black Friday

If you have an iPhone with MagSafe, then you don't want to miss out on one of the greatest MagSafe accessories from PopSockets, on sale for Black Friday.
App Store displayed on an iPhone 14 Pro against a pink background

App subscription fatigue is quickly ruining my smartphone

I used to love looking for new apps to download on my iPhone, but these days it's almost impossible to find apps without a subscription. And I hate it.
Google Pixel 7 rainbow gradient home screen on a blue placemat

The Pixel 7 is Google’s iPhone, and it’s my favorite Android phone so far

I've been primarily an iPhone user since I've used smartphones, but the Pixel 7 is a definite winner from Google.
Hive Social app on an iPhone 14 Pro showing off Christine's profile

How to set up and use Hive Social as your next Twitter replacement

Hive Social is the latest alternative for folks fed up with Twitter. Here's how to set up your account, find other users, and more!
The Deep Purple color iPhone 14 Pro.

The 3 biggest gambles Apple made in 2022 — and how they paid off

This has been an interesting year for Apple as it got bold and a bit experimental. Some of those risks paid off, but others were a bit of a miss.
ASUS ROG Phone 6 Diablo Edition unboxed

The ROG Phone 6 Diablo Edition looks like it’s straight out of hell

ASUS gave the ROG Phone 6 a Diablo-themed makeover. It's red, firey, and has everything a Diablo superfan could want.
A variety of Sanrio and Care Bears Sonix iPhone 13 Pro cases

The 11 best gifts for iPhone users you need to buy this year

The holidays are fast approaching. Here are some of the best gifts you can give to someone with an iPhone.
Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 displayed on a smartphone

Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is here, defining the next generation of premium smartphones

Qualcomm has just announced Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, the next iteration of its flagship smartphone SoC, at Snapdragon Summit 2022.
The iPhone 14 Plus's camera module.

6 things I want in the iPhone 15 that could make it perfect

The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro are still pretty new, but let's jump right to what we want to see in next year's iPhone 15.
OnePlus Nord N300 5G with box

OnePlus Nord N300 5G review: lots of smartphone value for under $250

The OnePlus Nord N300 5G is an affordable Android smartphone that packs in a lot of value for less than $250. Is it worth a buy?
Disneyland Castle Fireworks, Coco, and Holiday MagicBand+

Disney MagicBand+ review: the ultimate wearable for Disney fans?

Disney launched MagicBand+ in 2022, and while Disney World has always had MagicBand integration, it just recently launched at Disneyland. Is it worth the cost?
The back of the iPhone 14 Pro Max.

Don’t let the delays scare you — the iPhone 14 Pro is still worth it

Apple has acknowledged that a COVID-19 restriction in a factory in China may impact shipments of the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max, but they're worth the wait.
iPhone 14 Pro and Google Pixel 7 Pro.

5 Android camera features that I need to have on my iPhone

I've been a die-hard iPhone user for years, but after trying out some Android devices, I've found five killer camera features iOS is desperately missing.
Someone holding an iPhone 14, showing the Lock Screen.

How to use the depth effect on your iOS 16 lock screen

The iOS 16 lock screen can have a cool depth effect on it, allowing the subject in your wallpaper photo to be layered on top of the clock. Here's how to use it!
Man holding the Google Pixel 7 like a camera.

One year later, Magic Eraser is still the Google Pixel’s best party trick

Google launched the Magic Eraser functionality with the Pixel 6 series. How has this simple little photo tool held up over a year later? Let's find out.
The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro seen from the back.

The 9 best iPhones of all time that changed everything

Apple has delivered some truly excellent iPhones over the last 15 years. Here's a look back at the best of the best.
Speakers and top edge of the iPad Air 5.

Apple’s rumored 16-inch iPad sounds like an oversized mistake

Rumor has it that Apple could be working on a 16-inch iPad model in the coming year. Here's why that might be a terrible idea.
Amazon Kindle (2022) Store

I used a Kindle for the first time in 10 years and it totally changed how I read

It's been over a decade since I last used a Kindle, but the latest entry-level Kindle has made me love reading again.
iPads with iPadOS 16.

It’s time to update your iPhone and iPad to iOS 16.1 and iPadOS 16

Apple finally releases iPadOS 16 to everyone, as well as iOS 16.1 for compatible devices.
Amazon Kindle (2022) reading view

Amazon Kindle (2022) review: simple, delightful reading

The Kindle (2022) is the most basic e-reader that Amazon offers, but for some, that's simply enough.
A concept image render of a new redesigned iMessage app on the iPhone

This sketchy iMessage rumor is the worst thing I’ve seen all year

A new rumor about iMessage hints at a possible redesign. It looks ... not great. Actually, it looks pretty terrible.
Apple Card Savings.

Your Apple Card will soon get its own savings account – here’s what it looks like

Apple just announced that it will be launching Savings accounts for Apple Card users for their Daily Cash rewards.