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Joe Maring
Joe Maring
Section Editor, Mobile

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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Someone holding an iPhone 14 Pro, with Perplexity AI running on it.

I think I just found the perfect ChatGPT iPhone app

There are plenty of ChatGPT iPhone apps, but a new one called Perplexity AI is surprising and impressive in all the right ways. Here's why I love it.
A black iPhone 14 Pro lying on a table.

My iPhone 14 Pro is amazing, but there’s one thing driving me crazy

Apple's iPhone 14 Pro is an incredible phone with ample power and features in a reasonably-sized body. But there's one thing I can't stand about it.
An Apple Watch, Galaxy Watch 5, and Garmin Forerunner 265 lying on a desk next to each other.

Tired of Google ruining your Fitbit? Look at these 5 alternatives

Google's handling of Fitbit has been ... rocky, to say the least. Looking for a better alternative? Here are a few of our favorites.
An Apple Watch Series 8 with the screen turned on.

Apple Watch Series 8 review: the best Apple Watch gets better

Have an iPhone? Looking for a smartwatch? The Apple Watch Series 8 is the new go-to pick. It's powerful, familiar, and oh-so-good at everything it does.
Someone wearing the Garmin Forerunner 265 on their wrist.

Garmin Forerunner 265 review: the new standard for fitness watches

The Garmin Forerunner 265 is Garmin's latest entry in its running watch family. I've been using it for a few weeks, and it completely surprised me.
Alleged schematic of Google's Pixel foldable in silver.

Google Pixel Fold: release date and price rumors, leaked specs, and more

Google Pixel Fold: release date and price rumors, leaked specs, and more

The Pixel Fold has been rumored for ages, and in 2023, it may finally become a reality! From the specs to the price and more — here's every detail we know.
Leaked render of the Google Pixel 7a.

Google Pixel 7a: news, release date and price rumors, and more

Google Pixel 7a: news, release date and price rumors, and more

The Google Pixel 7a is shaping up to be one of 2023's best budget smartphones. From the price and specs to a release date, here's everything we know so far!
The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra next to the Google Pixel 7 Pro.

I did a Galaxy S23 Ultra vs. Pixel 7 Pro camera test — and it’s not even close

The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra and Google Pixel 7 Pro have two of the most powerful smartphone camera systems around. But which one is the best? We found out.
Mockup render of the iPhone 14 in an orange color.

Apple, please release the iPhone 14 in these colors next 

The iPhone 14 now comes in yellow. And it looks great! But there are a few other colors I wish Apple had released instead.
The Google "G" logo surrounded by renders of the Pixel 7a, Pixel Fold, Pixel Tablet, and Android 14 logo.

The 5 biggest announcements we expect from Google I/O 2023

Google I/O 2023 is confirmed for May 10 this year and should be chock-full of news. But what announcements are we looking forward to the most?

Google I/O 2023 is happening on May 10 with an in-person event

It's official! Google I/O 2023 is taking place on May 10 with an in-person event. Here's what we know so far.
The iPhone 14 in yellow.

The iPhone 14 now comes in this yellow color, and I’m obsessed with it

The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus just got a visual refresh with a new yellow color. It's bright, punchy, and I can't wait to use it.
An iPhone 14 Pro Max and iPhone 14 Pro standing upright on a desk.

I think I made a huge mistake with my iPhone 14 Pro Max

The iPhone 14 Pro Max is an incredible phone — arguably one of the very best you can buy. But I think I made a big mistake with it.
Folding the new Motorola razr.

A new Motorola Razr is coming soon, and it could be the best one yet

Motorola has confirmed that a new Razr folding phone is coming very soon. And if recent leaks are anything to go by, it should be pretty amazing.
MWC 2023 Awards

Digital Trends’ Top Tech of MWC 2023 Awards

ChatGPT-powered My AI chatbot running in the Snapchat app.

ChatGPT is coming to Snapchat to be your new AI BFF

ChatGPT is coming to Snapchat to be your new AI BFF

We've already seen ChatGPT technology in Bing, Spotify, and more. Now, ChatGPT is coming to Snapchat.
The back of the Apple Watch SE 2 in its protective case.

Why blood glucose tracking on the Apple Watch may finally happen

Why blood glucose tracking on the Apple Watch may finally happen

Blood glucose monitoring is one of the most-requested Apple Watch features — and Apple just took a big toward making it a reality.
The ParagraphAI keyboard generating an automated reply to a Telegram message.

I let a ChatGPT app take over my phone’s keyboard, and it was wild

ChatGPT has proven to be a fascinating (and sometimes unhinged) technology. So, what happens when you let it take over your phone's keyboard?
Back of the pink Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus.

Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus review: an incredible phone (with a catch)

The Galaxy S23 Plus is a strange phone. It's not an incredible value or Samsung's top flagship. But for the right person, it can still be pretty incredible.
Someone holding the OnePlus 11 and iPhone 14 Pro side-by-side.

I can’t believe how our OnePlus 11 vs. iPhone 14 Pro camera test turned out

The iPhone 14 Pro is one of the best camera phones in 2023. How does the $699 OnePlus 11 stack up to it? A lot better than you might think!
Error message on Twitter saying you are "over the daily limit for sending Tweets."

Twitter is down and not letting us tweet — it says users are over a daily limit [Update]

Twitter is down and not letting us tweet — it says users are over a daily limit [Update]

Having problems with Twitter? Not able to tweet anything? It looks like you aren't alone.
OnePlus 11 lying on a pillow with the screen turned on.

Does the OnePlus 11 come with a screen protector?

Does the OnePlus 11 come with a screen protector?

The OnePlus 11 strives to deliver capable specs without completely breaking the bank. Does that offer also include a free screen protector?
A close-up shot of the alert slider on the OnePlus 11.

The OnePlus 11’s excellent alert slider is also a big problem

The alert slider is back on the OnePlus 11. It's tactile, unique, and a lot of fun to use. But I'm more eager to see what comes next.
Joe Maring holding a Samsung Galaxy S23 and a Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus.

Using the Galaxy S23 and S23 Plus proved me wrong about Samsung’s new phones

The Galaxy S23 and S23 Plus are here — and we got to use them for a couple of hours. They're familiar, a bit boring, and make a really great first impression.
Alleged dummy model of the Google Pixel Fold.

This Google Pixel Fold hands-on video shows it may put the Z Fold to shame

This Google Pixel Fold hands-on video shows it may put the Z Fold to shame

A dummy model of the Pixel Fold recently appeared in a hands-on video, revealing what the phone may look like in the real world.
Holding The OnePlus 10 Pro.

Using the OnePlus 10 Pro again made me worried about the OnePlus 11

With less than a month to go before the OnePlus 11 launch, I decided to revisit the OnePlus 10 Pro. And now I'm really worried.
Amazon Kindle Scribe laying on a desk.

How the Kindle Scribe quietly became my favorite gadget of 2022

2022 gave us a lot of killer mobile gadgets. But among all of the iPhones, Pixels, and Galaxy goodies, the Kindle Scribe stands out as my favorite of the year.
Event invite for Samsung Galaxy Unpacked February 2023.

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked returns February 1, with a long-awaited change

Samsung has confirmed its next Galaxy Unpacked. It's where we expect to see the Galaxy S23, and compared to the last few Unpacked events, there's a big change.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 sitting on a window ledge.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 review: an (almost) perfect foldable flip phone

The Galaxy Z Flip 4 is Samsung's latest entry in its flip phone family. It's like its predecessor, but better in some very key ways. Here's our full review.
Two Google Pixel 7 Pro smartphones.

I gave the Pixel 7 Pro a second chance — it didn’t go how I hoped

The Google Pixel 7 Pro is a smartphone I've had a lot of trouble with. I decided to give it a second chance, and ... it was interesting.
Sports scores for an NBA game displayed in an iPhone 14 Pro's Dynamic Island.

A sneaky iOS update got me excited about the iPhone 14 Pro again

The iPhone 14 Pro's Dynamic Island has become rather dull very quickly. But one iOS 16.2 feature is quickly turning things around.
Anker 747 charger next to phones and other devices.

Anker’s 150W charger has completely changed how I charge my gadgets

Anker's no stranger to the world of smartphone chargers, and its 747 charger may be one of the best yet. Here's how it's completely changed my charging life.
An iPhone 14 standing up on a table. Behind it is a purple water bottle.

Apple iPhone 14 review: the familiar iPhone I can’t help but love

Some people have blasted the iPhone 14 for being just another iPhone. That may be true, but it doesn't stop the iPhone 14 from being damn good at most things it does.
The Lensa AI app on an iPhone.

Lensa app: How to use the image generator to make AI selfies

The Lensa app allows you to create new selfies of yourself using AI. Want to check it out? Here's how to get started!