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Joshua Sherman

Joshua Sherman

Former Digital Trends Contributor

Joshua Sherman is a contributor for Digital Trends who writes about all things mobile from Apple to Zynga. Josh pulls his knowledge from years of experience using smartphones and tablets of all shapes and sizes, and has had his content featured on other top sites like MakeUseOf. Josh is a student at Vassar College.

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How to turn your smartphone into a spy camera or baby monitor

We lay out how to turn your iPhone or Android device into a spy camera or baby monitor. All you'll need is a few bucks, a way to mount your phone, and patience.
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Your wireless carriers are doing better, and we have the numbers to prove it

We know them, we hate them. Wireless carriers in America are infamous, but they're getting better and catching up to international carriers.
Pebble Time

The must-have Pebble Time apps, watch faces, and games for your wrist

Pebble watches have the unique ability to host third-party apps, so we've gathered our favorite apps, games, and watch faces here for you.
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Master the art of accepting credit cards with these payment processors

The digital world now offers the power of card readers in the palm of your hand, but between the dozens out there, which is best for you?
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Earthquuuake! This app could warn you before the next big one hits

The UC Berkeley Seismology lab is teaming up with the United States Geologic Service to create an app that will warn people about imminent earthquakes.
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The ZTE Grand X Max 2 is an 8-core phablet that costs just $200

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Brazen Kickstarter scammer promised a $100 3D printer, built a house with funds

A Kickstarter that raised more than $600,000 is telling its backers they're out of money after being spent building a house in Saskatchewan.
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Earny tracks down price drops to save you money on past purchases

If you pay for your favorite stuff with a credit card, Earny can alert you when the price drops, and automatically allows you to cash in on the savings.
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Excited for drones? Green energy? Motif lets you invest in ideas, not stocks

Think you can outsmart the market? Motif will let you build and sell your own investing portfolios based on your ideas and other factors.
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This app warns you and your friends when you’re on the verge of a splurge

Need a new app for your financial life? Here's one that will help you save money by warning you when you enter a store you frequent too much.
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The ODROID XU4 is a palm-sized PC with an octo-core processor, but can it be your desktop?

Can a $75 single board computer replace your desktop? Here's a look at the ODROID XU4 and Exagear Desktop to run a Ubuntu desktop and even x86 desktop applications too
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Was that a smile? It turns out that Emojis are subject to interpretation

Researchers at the GroupLens lab have shown why emojis don't always look the same to us.
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iPhone SE fizzles at launch while iPad Pro soars, outselling its predecessor

The Apple iPhone SE launched this weekend as a 4-inch, budget-minded alternative to the flagship iPhone 6S, and the sales data isn't pretty.
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The Nextbit Robin version for Verizon and Sprint has been cancelled

Bad news for Cloud smartphone lovers. The Nextbit Robin version for Verizon and Sprint has been cancelled.
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Your smartwatch screen becomes a joystick in this awesome prototype

Looking for an easier way to use a smartwatch? So are researchers at Carnegie Mellon, designing a new prototype that can twist, turn, pan, and more.
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You say you want a revolution? Digital wallets are about to bring one

How Apple, Google, Samsung, Starbucks, and more are writing apps, designing smart cards, and revamping everything to win our hearts -- and win our wallets.
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Ready to grab your next Galaxy? You can buy Samsung’s Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge in stores

Ready to get a Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge in your hand? Here are the carriers and retailers launching the smartphone. Both are available in stores.
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Fun, paint-splattered HTC Desire 530 proves funky design doesn’t need to cost a fortune

The HTC Desire 530 may not be the most expensive or most powerful phone out there, but it does have a fun and funky design. We go hands on.
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MasterCard partners with Coin to provide secure mobile payments solutions

MasterCard is looking to improve its relationship out in the mobile payments space, and that's why it has partnered with Coin.
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Think your processor is quick? It has nothing on this 7GHz, overclocked Intel Skylake

How fast is your computer's CPU? One Hong Kong overclocker managed to push his new Skylake CPU to a mind-blowing 7.025GHz.
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This is why feel-good ads dominate the Super Bowl

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Is your phone conflict free? If it's from Apple or Samsung, no, says Amnesty International

Do you own a conflict phone? You probably do, according to Amnesty International. The organization accuses smartphone makers of using conflict minerals.
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Coming soon to your local library: Wireless hotspots you can borrow for free

Libraries are always conjuring up new ways to help their communities, and in a few libraries free hotspots are the latest thing you can borrow
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Saving frames and saving lives at this year’s AGDQ, a week-long charity gaming marathon

Saving frames, killing animals, AGDQ 2016 has it all for gamers looking to watch their favorite games. Here's short look at the week-long gaming marathon.
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T-Mobile CEO John Legere responds to Binge On outrage from customers, EFF

T-Mobile is in a bit of a spat over Binge On over concerns that it's more of a throttling service than anything else. CEO John Legere responds to critics.
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Mediatek announces host of new hardware for IoT, wearable devices

MediaTek is firing up CES 2016 with three new chipsets, designed to provide a host of functionality to devices of all shapes and sizes in 2016.
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How HTC went from smartphone trailblazer to barely breathing

HTC is off the top-50 of Taiwan's stock exchange, and continues to feel the burn as users flee. Here's all about the downfall of a once great Android maker
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New Raspberry Pi Zero micro computer is smaller, faster, and costs $5

The new $5 Raspberry Pi Zero was launched for the holidays and instantly sold out. It is more powerful and less expensive than the old Raspberry Pi. 
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Skybuds are wireless earbuds that live and charge in your phone case

Looking for wireless earbuds without the extra clutter? Skybuds might have you covered with a built-in charger and storage case for your iPhone.
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Don’t worry, Galaxy Note 5 users: Mophie has a Juice Pack for your massive phablet

Looking for some extra juice for your Note 5? Mophie has you covered with its new Juice Pack case. It extends the phablet's battery life by 60 percent.
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Privacy comes at a price: Super secure GranitePhone is yours for $850

Looking for a smartphone that's s secure as Fort Knox? The Sikur GranitePhone is built from the ground up with security and secure messaging in mind.
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Meet the new Huawei Nexus 6P, Google’s latest flagship phone

Featuring a 5.7-inch WQHD display, new Snapdragon processor, and larger camera pixels, the Huawei Nexus 6P is Google's latest flagship.
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It’s official: We’re (completely) out of IPV4 Addresses in North America

IPV4 exhaustion has finally hit North America, and we're at last out of all available IPV4 Address blocks, leaving many emerging markets in trouble.
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Dell is launching its latest in the Venue series of tablets, featuring USB Type C

The Dell Venue series is back this fall, and now it features USB Type C for power and connectivity, just like Apple's new Macbook