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The Google Pixel 8a leaked again, and now I’m nervous

The Google Pixel 8a is back in another leak. This time, though, I'm feeling a little nervous about the phone.
The pink Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus lying on a pillow.

Have a Samsung Galaxy S23? Don’t update your phone to One UI 6.1

Samsung's One UI 6.1 update is available now for the Galaxy S23 series. Unfortunately, it appears to be doing more harm than good.
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Everything you need to know about the massive Apple App Store outage

Were you having trouble using the App Store, Apple TV, or other Apple services this evening? Here's what happened.
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Are WhatsApp and Facebook down? Here’s what you need to know

Are you having trouble using WhatsApp, Facebook, or other Meta apps. Unfortunately, you aren't alone. Here's everything we know about the ongoing outage.
A person wearing the Google Pixel Watch 2.

Check your Google Pixel Watch right now for two new features

Have a Google Pixel Watch or Pixel Watch 2? Good news! A software update is rolling out now with a couple of new features.
The Google Pixel 8 lying face-down.

The Google Pixel 8 is better than it should be in 2024

It's been a few months since the Pixel 8 was released, so I decided to revisit Google's compact flagship. And you know what? It's still pretty darn great.
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Apple may stop updating one of its best Apple Watches this year

Apple's next Apple Watch update is watchOS 11. Unfortunately, one of the company's best smartwatches may not get it.
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We now know when Apple is adding RCS to the iPhone

Last year, Apple said it was adding RCS to the iPhone in late 2024. Now, we have a better idea of when exactly that's happening.
Two Moto G 5G 2023 smartphones lying on top of each other.

Motorola is ruining cheap Android phones

Motorola used to make some of the best budget phones on the market. In 2024, it's doing the exact opposite.
Someone holding the Google Pixel 6 Pro and Pixel 6a next to each other.

Have one of these Google Pixel phones? You’re getting Circle to Search

Circle to Search is an excellent search tool. Now, it's coming to even more Google Pixel phones. Here's the full list.
A white Samsung Galaxy S23 next to a pink Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus.

Galaxy AI is now available for these other Samsung phones

After launching on the Galaxy S24 series earlier this year, Samsung is now rolling out Galaxy AI for many of its other phones and tablets.
Three Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite 2024 tablets next to each other, in mint, pink, and black.

Samsung just launched a secret Android tablet

Samsung didn't say anything about it, but it just released a new Android tablet — and it actually looks like a decent midrange option.
iOS 17 interactive widgets on an iPhone 15 Pro Max.

iOS 18 could add a customization feature I’ve waited years for

After years of waiting, our patience may have paid off. iOS 18 could introduce a home screen customization feature the iPhone's been missing for ages.
Android 15 logo on a Google Pixel 8.

A new Android 15 update just launched. Here’s everything that’s new

The next big Android 15 update — Developer Preview 2 — has landed. Here's a look at all of the biggest new features.
The Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max and iPhone 14 Pro seen from the back.

The DOJ has sued Apple over the iPhone. Here’s what it means for you

The United States Department of Justice has sued Apple over running the iPhone as a monopoly. But what does that mean for you? Here's what you need to know.
The Moto G Power 5G (2024) lying on a rock outside.

How good is Motorola’s $300 Android phone? I used it for a week to find out

On paper, the Moto G Power 5G (2024) looks like a killer $300 smartphone. I lived with it for a week to see if that's true.
The Nothing Phone 2a face down on a table.

Want to design your own smartphone? Thanks to Nothing, now you can

Have you ever wanted to design a smartphone? You now actually have a chance to, thanks to a new project from Nothing. Here's how it works.
The Google Pixel 7a in a person's hand.

A new Google Pixel 8a leak just revealed three huge upgrades

The Google Pixel 8a just leaked again. This time, we have new details on its chipset and two possible display upgrades.
Someone holding an iPhone 14 with the display turned on.

The iPhone 17 may get a display upgrade I’ve waited years for

There's a new rumor floating around about the iPhone 17 — and it's one that I personally can't wait for.
Possible renders showing the Google Pixel 8a.

The Google Pixel 8a’s release just got a lot closer

Ready to get your hands on the Google Pixel 8a? Good news! Its release date shouldn't be far off now, as a new bit of news confirms.
The Google I/O 2023 logo outside Mountain View.

We finally know the exact date of Google I/O 2024

Google I/O is one of Google's biggest tech events of the year. And now, we finally know exactly when Google I/O 2024 its taking place.
Someone holding the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra with the display turned on.

These Samsung phones are getting a big update this month

Samsung just confirmed that it's big One UI 6.1 update is still coming, and it should be here very soon for a handful of Samsung phones.
A person wearing the Oura Ring 3rd generation Horizon model.

It just got a lot easier to buy the Oura Ring

Have you been thinking about buying an Oura Ring? If so, it just got easier than ever to buy one. Here's why.
The Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max and iPhone 14 Pro showing the screens.

Apple just released iOS 17.4. Here’s how it’s going to change your iPhone

Check your iPhone right now. Why? The iOS 17.4 update is rolling out, and there are some pretty big changes.
The Facebook app icon on an iPhone home screen, with other app icons surrounding it.

Are Facebook and Instagram still down? Here’s what we know

Are you having trouble using Facebook and Instagram today? You aren't alone! Here's what you need to know about the big outage on March 5.
Apple Journal app on an iPhone 15 Pro.

No, the Journal app on your iPhone isn’t spying on you

Don't listen to what you've seen on social media — the Journaling Suggestions feature on your iPhone isn't spying on you. Here's what it really is.
A person holding the Google Pixel 8 Pro.

Your Google Pixel phone may soon get a lifesaving feature

Google Pixel phones are great, but what if they were a little safer? Thanks to a new feature that's coming soon, they will soon will be.
Three sizes of the Samsung Galaxy Ring, sitting on top of a white display case.

I saw the Samsung Galaxy Ring. Here’s what I love (and what I’m worried about)

The Samsung Galaxy Ring is coming soon, and I got a chance to see it in-person. There are a few things I quite like, plus some things I'm a bit worried about.
Renders of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6, showing the front and back of the phone.

Is this our first look at the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6?

Are you ready for a new folding phone? We seem to have our first look at the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6.
Someone wearing Motorola's concept folding phone on their wrist.

I used Motorola’s futuristic folding phone, and it’s truly crazy

Motorola is no stranger to folding phones, but its latest one is unlike anything else I've ever used or seen before.
The OnePlus Watch 2 sitting on a chest.

I reviewed the OnePlus Watch 2. Is it the new smartwatch to beat?

The OnePlus Watch 2 is the second smartwatch from OnePlus, and it's a big improvement over the first model. But is it actually worth buying this time?
A photo of the AT&T logo on a building.

Were you affected by the AT&T outage? You may get some free money

Following AT&T's disastrous outage last week, the carrier is now responding with free bill credits. Here's how it works.
Large 5G cellular tower with multiple mmWave transceivers against a blue sky.

Everything you need to know about the massive AT&T outage

It's not just you. On Thursday, February 22, 2024, AT&T experienced a large service outage. Here's everything you need to know.
The Galaxy S23 Ultra and Galaxy S24 Ultra's rear panels.

Have one of these Samsung phones? You’re getting Galaxy AI features next month

Did you buy a Samsung phone within the last year? There's a good chance you'll be getting Galaxy AI features as part of a new software update coming in March.