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Jesse Hollington

Jesse Hollington

Mobile Writer

Jesse has been a technology enthusiast for his entire life — he probably would have been born with an iPhone in his hand had they existed back then — and a fan of all things Apple since he got his first iPod in 2004. He worked as a full-time Senior Editor for iLounge for over ten years, where he wrote about all things iPhone and iPad, including reviewing products and writing tutorials. Jesse later joined Lifewire, where he handled roundups and reviews of computer networking gear, while still keeping a hand in covering the world of Apple devices for iDropNews. Jesse has also authored three editions of iPod & iTunes Portable Genius for Wiley Publishing.

watchOS 10 presented at WWDC 2023.

How to download watchOS 11 on your Apple Watch right now

The latest update for the Apple Watch is now ready for early adopters to take for a spin. Here's how to download watchOS 11 right now.
The Settings app on an iPhone showing the iOS 18 developer beta.

How to download iOS 18 on your iPhone right now

The first developer beta of Apple's iOS 18 update has arrived. Here's how to get it on your iPhone now.
A person holding the Apple iPhone 15 Plus, showing the camera.

How to get a free phone number for calling and texting

Looking for an easy way to get a second phone number? Our handy guide will get you up and running with an alternative number for calls and texting in no time.
OnePlus Nord N300 5G speed test.

5G vs. LTE: What’s the difference and why you should care

What are the differences between 5G and LTE? How is 5G better? What are the big advantages of it over LTE? Let's find out.
How to sideload an APK

How to install an Android app from outside the Play Store

Does the Google Play Store not offer the app you want? We explain how to install apps/APK files from outside the Play Store.
iPhone 14 Pro Max showing No SIM Available error.

How to fix the ‘No SIM Card Installed’ error on your iPhone

Is your iPhone is telling you it doesn't have a SIM card available? Here are some fast and easy things to try before calling your carrier or the Apple Store.
Someone using the Moto G Stylus 5G (2024).

What is 5G? Speeds, coverage, comparisons, and more

Is there really a big difference between 5G and 4G mobile data? We’ll answer that question and many others in this all-you-need-to-know 5G guide.
Someone holding up an iPhone 14 to their ear.

How to find your phone number on iPhone or Android

Ever forget your own mobile phone number? Whether you're using an iPhone or an Android device, finding your number is easy. Here's how.
A person holding the Apple iPhone 15 Plus, showing the camera.

How to turn off call forwarding on iPhone and Android

Missing calls on your iPhone or Android smartphone? It might be because call forwarding is on. Here's how to turn it off.
The Apple iPhone 15 Plus's gallery app.

How to transfer photos from an iPhone to a computer

Have too many selfies filling up your iPhone's camera roll? You can free up space by moving them to your computer, either via USB, Wi-Fi, or a cloud service.
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 Classic and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro, side by side on a persons wrist.

The best Samsung Galaxy Watch in 2024: Which one should you buy?

There are plenty of Samsung Galaxy Watches to choose from in 2024. Which one is the best choice for you? Let's find out.
The home screen on the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra.

Every Android tablet we’re expecting in 2024

It's been an exciting couple of years for Android tablets, with more new and unique options than ever. So, what does 2024 have in store for us?
NFC settings on an Android phone.

What is NFC? How it works and what you can do with it

Near field communication (or NFC) is a core smartphone and wearable technology. What does it do exactly? Our brief explainer answers that question and more!
An iPhone with iOS 16, showing the new Lock Screen.

How to add a different home screen wallpaper on iOS 17

With iOS 17, you can customize your iPhone lock screen like never before, and it's also still really easy to select a unique home screen wallpaper.
T-Mobile 5G home internet router on tabletop with a person's hand plugging in the power adapter in the background.

5G home internet: What is it, and should you get it?

One of the promises of 5G is to bring a world without wires to your doorstep with wireless broadband in your home. But are we there yet?
iPhone 14 Pro Max showing incoming call from Unknown Caller.

Unknown Caller: What does it mean? And can you find out who it is?

Seeing Unknown Caller appear when your phone rings can be a bit unsettling. Here's what it means and how you can deal with it.
Three iPhones showing security lockout screens and reset options.

How to fix the ‘iPhone Unavailable’ error on any iPhone

The 'iPhone is disabled' lock occurs when too many failed passcodes are entered. Here's what to do when that happens and how to prevent passcode problems.
OnePlus Watch 2 against the Galaxy Watch 6.

OnePlus Watch 2 vs. Samsung Galaxy Watch 6: a close call

The new OnePlus Watch 2 is an impressive second smartwatch attempt by the enthusiast brand, but is it enough to unseat Samsung's Galaxy Watch 6?
OnePlus Nord N300 5G speed test.

How fast is 5G? What you need to know about 5G speeds

Excitement about 5G technology has been building steadily. But just how fast is 5G now? And how fast could it end up getting?
iPhone 14 Pro Max laying on a desk beside a keyboard with an incoming call showing No Caller ID.

Unknown Caller vs. No Caller ID: What’s the difference?

Getting mysterious calls on your phone from unknown places? Here's how to tell the difference between an unknown caller and one with blocked caller ID.
The image background remover feature from iOS 16 being used on a photo of a dog.

How to use photo cutout to cut and paste images in iOS 17

In iOS 17 (and to some degree iOS 16) you can lift objects out of photos using AI "magic" via iPhone photo cutout. Here's how and what to do with what you lift.
eSIM page on the iPhone 14.

What is an eSIM? Here’s everything you need to know

The humble SIM card is finally on its way out in favor of a new, more advanced technology -- the eSIM. But what is an eSIM? Here's everything you need to know.
The Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max and iPhone 14 Pro showing the screens.

How to turn off the always-on display on the iPhone 15 Pro and 14 Pro

The Pro versions of the iPhone 15 and 14 have an always-on display. Here's how to disable it and alter it, so you can save battery and focus on work and study.
Enabling NameDrop toggle in iOS 17.

iOS 17: How to share contacts using Apple’s amazing NameDrop feature

Using NameDrop to share phone contacts is just one of the many ways iOS 17 is redefining the iPhone. Here’s how to perform this digital exchange of info.
Renders of the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Plus next to each other.

iPhone 15 Pro vs. iPhone 15 Plus: a surprisingly tough choice

Apple's iPhone 15 Plus is a compelling pick for those looking for big screen at an affordable price, but how does it compare to the iPhone 15 Pro?
Video reactions in macOS Sonoma, with the balloons effect in use.

How to use iOS 17 FaceTime gestures (and what they look like)

FaceTime gestures is one of the coolest new iPhone features in iOS 17, letting you trigger fun 3D animations with a move of your hand. Here's how to use it.
Renders of the iPhone 15 Pro next to the iPhone 15 Pro Max.

iPhone 15 Pro vs. iPhone 15 Pro Max: what’s actually different?

Apple has widened the gap a bit between this year's iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max. Check out what's changed.
Belkin Stand Pro with iPhone 14 Pro Max mounted in StandBy mode.

I tried Belkin’s ridiculous new iPhone accessory — and I love it

The Belkin Auto-Tracking Stand Pro is one of the most ridiculous iPhone accessories of 2024. But it's also fantastic, and I tested it out.
Google Messages app on a Pixel 8 Pro, showing an RCS Chat message thread.

What is RCS messaging? A briefing on the SMS successor

What is RCS? Rich Communication Services messaging is the next-generation SMS with group chats, video, audio, and images. Here's what you need to know.
Battery percentage on an iPhone with iOS 16.

iOS 17: How to show battery percentage on your iPhone

Have an iPhone? Want to know how to show the battery percentage on it? You've come to the right place.
U.S. map illustrating T-Mobile's 5G Ultra Capacity network expansion.

Have T-Mobile? Your 5G service is about to get much faster

If you're a T-Mobile customer, we have good news: Your 5G service is about to get a big speed upgrade. Here's why.
Apple Pay Cash

How to use Apple Cash to send and receive money on your iPhone

If you have an iPhone or another Apple device, Apple Cash is the easiest way to send and receive money. Here's everything you need to know about how it works!
The screens on the Galaxy A54 and Galaxy S23 Ultra.

How to fix screen burn on your iPhone or Android phone

Image retention or screen burn on OLED smartphone screens can diminish your experience and cause damage. Here's how to restore your pixels to their proper hue.
A person holding the Google Pixel 8 Pro.

Have a Google Pixel phone? You’re about to get these new features

Google has some new goodies for Pixel phone, watch, and even tablet owners in its latest March Feature Drop. Here's everything that's new.