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A view of the USB-C port on the green iPhone 15.

The best iPhone 15 screen protectors in 2023: 10 great buys

Here are the best screen protectors to keep the screen on your new iPhone 15 looking shiny and bright.
StandBy mode on an iPhone with iOS 17.

How to use StandBy in iOS 17 to turn your iPhone into a smart display

StandBy is cool new iOS 17 feature that will change how you use your iPhone. Here's everything you need to know to get started.
New widgets for iPadOS 17.

How to download iPadOS 17 on your iPad

Apple's latest iPadOS 17 release is available now for everyone who wants to check it out. Here's how to download it today!
iOS 17 logo and renders on Apple's website.

How to download iOS 17 on your iPhone right now

iOS 17 is now available for anyone to download. Here's how to grab it today if you're eager to try it out on your iPhone.
An Apple Watch showing the watchOS 10 Developer Beta update.

How to download watchOS 10 on your Apple Watch

Apple has released watchOS 10, reimagining the Apple Watch experience. Here's how to get it onto your wrist now.
The iPhone 15 in black and pink colors.

Does the iPhone 15 have a SIM card?

Some of last year's iPhone 14 models removed the physical SIM card. Now, it's time for the iPhone 15 lineup to follow suit.
Renders of the Amazon Kindle (2022) and Kindle Paperwhite (2021).

Amazon Kindle vs. Kindle Paperwhite: don’t buy the wrong e-reader

The Amazon Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite are two of the more affordable e-readers available today. But which one is truly worth your money?
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The best protective iPhone cases in 2023: our 30 favorites

Sometimes you need something rugged that can handle a little more abuse than your average phone case. We've got the best protective iPhone cases right here.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Google Pixel Fold renders next to each other.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 vs. Google Pixel Fold: $1,800 foldable showdown

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Google Pixel Fold are two of the most expensive foldable you can buy in 2023. Which one is the best? We found out.
A person holding the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Fold 5.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 vs. Galaxy Z Fold 4: worth the upgrade?

The Galaxy Z Fold 4 proved foldables are ready for prime time. Now, Samsung takes that to the next level with the Galaxy Z Fold 5. But is it a worthy upgrade?
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 in cream, blue, and black.

How one bad decision is ruining all of Samsung’s new phones

Samsung's been on a tear releasing great smartphones this year. But they've all been plagued with one big mistake that's hard to overlook.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5 next to each other on a white table.

10 big things you missed from Samsung Unpacked 2023

Samsung's latest Unpacked event was packed with new product announcements. Here are some of the more significant, smaller details from the big day.
iPhone 12 Mini with charger

How to fast charge your iPhone

Newer fast charging options are available for iPhones! Here's everything you need to know about getting and using fast charging, along with helpful tips.
Nothing Phone 2 next to the Google Pixel 7.

Nothing Phone 2 vs. Google Pixel 7: which $599 phone is best?

The new Nothing Phone 2 could be the hottest smartphone of the year, but does it have what it takes to compete with Google's Pixel 7? We found out.
OnePlus Nord N300 5G speed test.

T-Mobile’s huge lead in 5G speeds isn’t going anywhere

T-Mobile still enjoys a healthy lead over its rivals, but it also looks like we may be reaching peak 5G.
An iPhone 14 laying on top of a succulent. Its display is on and shows the lock screen.

How to add widgets to your iPhone lock screen on iOS 16

iOS 16 brought helpful widgets to your iPhone's lock screen. But how in the world do you add them? Let us show you.
Cell phone tower shooting off pink beams with a 5G logo next to it.

The 5G speed race is over and T-Mobile has won

Opensignal's latest 5G experience report shows T-Mobile continues to dominate in download speeds and coverage, but are those the only metrics that count?
Hand holding phone in landscape orientation focusing on an illustrated scene of Chinese lanterns with Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 logo.

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 brings faster 5G to budget phones

Qualcomm is upping its performance game with the Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 mobile platform — a new chip that promises to improve the next generation of budget phones.
A person holding the Pixel 7a.

Best Google Pixel 7a cases: the 12 best ones you can buy

The Google Pixel 7a offers a lot of specs at a great price. But if you buy the phone, be sure to protect it with a good case! Here are our favorites.
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Your Verizon plan just got a major overhaul — here’s what’s new

Verizon is restructuring its mobile plans to provide customers with the flexibility to choose only the perks they plan to use while saivng money in the process.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra in Sky Blue, seen from the back.

Buying a 5G phone? Here are 2 reasons it should be a Samsung one

Samsung is officially at the top of the list of the best 5G phones for customer satisfaction.
Android 14 logo on a smartphone.

How to download Android 14 on your phone right now

The second Android 14 beta is out! Here's how to get early access and download the software on your phone right now.
Netgear M6 Pro Mobile Hotspot.

Netgear’s new M6 Pro router lets you use fast 5G anywhere you go

Netgear has unveiled its Nighthawk M6 Pro mobile hotspot with support for mmWave 5G and Wi-Fi 6E to deliver ultra-fast and reliable connectivity on the go.
WhatsApp logo on a phone.

What is WhatsApp? How to use the app, tips, tricks, and more

WhatsApp is a free, multifunctional, multiplatform messaging app and one of the most popular call and chat apps available. We give you the lowdown.
Verizon store front displays the 5G network in NYC.

Live in a rural area? Verizon 5G is about to get better for you

Verizon plans to expand its faster 5G Ultra Wideband network beyond urban centers later this year, helping to drive up performance for folks in rural areas.
The T-Mobile logo on a smartphone.

T-Mobile’s newest plans are exciting for new (and old) customers

T-Mobile is making it even easier to free your phone from the shackles of long-term contracts while saving you more money in the process.
Woman holding up smartphone with speed test results on Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband network.

T-Mobile’s 5G is still unmatched — but have speeds plateaued?

Ookla's latest market analysis reveals the fastest carriers, states, and cities across the U.S. —  but have we reached the peak?
Side profile of a person in a car holding an iPhone to their ear.

iPhone phone calls sound muffled? Here’s how to quickly fix them

Are the folks you're calling having a hard time hearing your voice? Here's how to make things better in iOS 16.4.
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How to stop spam calls on iPhone and Android phones

Getting annoyed by telemarketers and other spam calls on your mobile phone? Here's how to put a stop to that.
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Here’s how fast 5G on your Samsung Galaxy S23 really is

If you’ve been on the fence about picking up one of the latest Galaxy S23 phones, some new research from Ookla may help tip the scales in Samsung’s favor.
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How to blur backgrounds on FaceTime calls

Apple's FaceTime is a great way to stay connected, but if you don't want anyone to see your sloppy surroundings, you can blur the background. We show you how.
Woman holding up smartphone with speed test results on Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband network.

What is 5G UW? The real meaning behind the icon on your phone

If you have a 5G smartphone, chances are you've seen a 5G UW icon on your screen. Here's what that (and the Ultra Wideband tech behind it) really mean.
Hand holding up a smartphone against a city background with Qualcomm Snapdragon7+ Gen 2 logo.

Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 is big news for cheap phones

Qualcomm has taken the wraps off its Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2, designed to deliver powerful entertainment experiences to a broader range of smartphones.
Person adjusting Garmin Forerunner 965 on their wrist.

Garmin’s newest smartwatches steal one of the Apple Watch’s best features

Garmin has just unveiled its two latest Forerunner smartwatches with advanced training metrics and vibrant AMOLED displays.