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Michael Allison

Michael Allison

Mobile News Writer

A UK-based tech journalist for Digital Trends, helping keep track and make sense of the fast-paced world of tech with a primary focus on mobile phones, tablets, and wearables.

When not writing on Digital Trends, I can often be found reading fiction, writing for fun, or working out.

iPhone 14 Pro and 13 Pro camera modules.

How to hide photos on an iPhone with iOS 17

Want to hide some photos you've taken with your iPhone from prying eyes? Here's how to hide photos on your iPhone with iOS 17.
Apple iPhone SE (2020) being plugged in to charge.

The one thing the iPhone 14, Galaxy S23, and Pixel 7 all get wrong

The latest phones from Apple, Samsung, and Google are excellent for so many reasons. But there's one crucial thing they all suffer from, too.
An iPhone with apps from Black developers downloaded on it.

Our 5 favorite iPhone and Android apps by Black developers

As Black History Month comes to a close, here are five of some of the most thought-provoking apps made by Black developers in the U.S.
App Store displayed on an iPhone 14 Pro against a pink background

The EU is preparing an App Store change that Apple won’t like

The European Union's investigation into Apple's App Store is now said to focus on the company's restrictions against rivals like Spotify and Netflix.
The bottom of an iPhone 14, showing its speaker grille and Lightning port.

The iPhone 15’s USB-C port might come with a big catch

Apple's next iPhones could come with USB-C, but you'll still need to pay the company money to make the most of it.
Samsung Galaxy S23 and Google Pixel 7.

Samsung Galaxy S23 vs. Google Pixel 7: there’s a clear winner

Samsung's Galaxy S23 faces off against the Google Pixel 7. Which Android phone is the better small flagship for your wallet and pocket? Let's find out.
Front face of Samsung Galaxy Tab S8.

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S9 may get a feature the iPad has never had

Samsung is supposedly working on a new Galaxy Tab S9, and when it launches, it may offer a feature rarely seen on any other tablets — even Apple's iPad.
A render of the iPhone 15 from 9to5Mac showing off the dynamic island, bigger display.

First iPhone 15 renders reveal a surprising display upgrade

The first concrete iPhone 15 renders have dropped. They reveal that the Dynamic Island is coming, as is an unexpected display upgrade.
samsung cancel galaxy s22 fe fan edition rumor s21

The Samsung Galaxy S23 FE could miss out on a major S23 Ultra feature

The Galaxy S23 FE is looking more and more likely — but it may miss out on one of the S23 Ultra's best features.
The pink Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus lying on a pillow.

The Galaxy S23 just got a crazy AI feature that clones your voice

Samsung's Bixby rides the AI wave with powerful new features for the company's latest flagships and foldables.
Android 13 logo on a Google Pixel 6a.

When is my phone getting Android 13? Google, Samsung, OnePlus, and more

Android 13 is here! But which phones are getting it, and when? Here's what you should know.
OnePlus shows off a OnePlus 11 with rear LED lighting.

The OnePlus 11 Concept steals the Nothing Phone’s best trick

OnePlus has teased a new concept phone that lights up at the rear. It's a striking design that more than recalls the Nothing Phone 1.
portable tech gadgets Tile tracker

Tile’s new feature stops thieves from finding its trackers

A new Anti-Theft Mode is rolling out to Tile Trackers, and the company is proactively adding anti-stalking tools as well.
The OnePlus Pad tablet with Stylo stylus and keyboard cover.

Why now is the perfect time for the OnePlus Pad

OnePlus's first tablets come after tablets are officially old news — but the timing might be better than it appears to be at first sight.
Android 13 logo on the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra.

Samsung brings the Galaxy S23’s new software to older phones

Samsung is rolling out One UI 5.1 to older flagships, bringing enhanced camera features and closer integration.
The Pixel 7 Pro's camera module.

Is your Pixel 7 camera rattling? Here’s what it means

The Pixel 7 and 7 Pro have incredible cameras. But have you ever noticed that their cameras make a rattling sound? Here's what it means.
A modded iPhone with a Lightning and USB-C port on the bottom.

This may be the strangest iPhone mod we’ve ever seen

Watch this engineer build an iPhone 12 Mini with both a lightning and a USB-C port ahead of Apple's iPhone 15 launch.
In app translation on the new Google Pixel 6.

AI is about to make Google Translate a whole lot smarter

AI fever is everywhere as Google upgrades its Translate app on the iPhone and Android with new AI-powered tools.
The iPhone 14 Pro Max standing against a tree outside.

Apple hints at cunning plan to make you spend even more on an iPhone

Wallets at the ready? Apple's Tim Cook may have just signaled that an upcoming, even more expensive iPhone model will launch in the future.
The Samsung Galaxy S23, S23 Plus, and S23 Ultra all next to each other.

Everything Samsung announced at Unpacked: Galaxy S23, Galaxy Book 3, and more

Samsung finally unleashed the Galaxy S23 at its Unpacked event this February. Alongside the iconic smartphone line, here's what else Samsung announced.
The yellow iPad (2022) lying face-down on a green bush.

A foldable iPad in 2024? This Apple insider is ‘positive’ it’s happening

Apple's first foldable seems set for 2024, according to a notable Apple analyst. It won't be an iPhone though, with all signs pointing toward an iPad.
Nothing Phone 1 Glyph Interface lights.

The Nothing Phone 2 is real, and it’s coming to the U.S. this year

The Nothing Phone 2 is officially launching this year. And unlike the original Nothing Phone, it's coming to the U.S.
The OnePlus Pad in Halo Green

This is the OnePlus Pad — the OnePlus tablet we’ve waited years for

After years and years of rumors, it looks like OnePlus is finally ready to launch its first tablet. Here's your first look at the OnePlus Pad!
iPhone 14 Pro with Widgy and Siri Suggested apps widget on a home screen

This Apple leaker just revealed tons of changes for iOS 17 and iPhone 15

iOS 17 and the iPhone 15 will be here before you know. Now, an Apple leaker has confirmed a few key details about them both.
The Unity 2023 wallpaper on an iPhone.

How to get Apple’s Black History Month 2023 wallpapers for your iPhone and Apple Watch

Apple's iOS 16.3 and watch OS 9.3 are here with new wallpapers to celebrate Black History Month. Here's how to get them!

Google’s AirTag copycat could be incredible — and that scares me

Google is reportedly working on an Apple AirTag tracker rival, but can the company overcome pervasive privacy and stalking concerns?
Google Pixel 7 Pro and Pixel Watch.

Google’s failing Pixel ecosystem is the key to beating Apple

Google and other Android phone makers keep trying to imitate Apple's ecosystem -- but the Android ecosystem itself may have an advantage Apple can't match.
Photo of a Pixel 7 with shattered glass over the rear camera.

The Pixel 7’s latest problem? Randomly shattering cameras

Users of Google's Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro report the rear camera glass shattering seemingly spontaneously. Some think the cold is to blame.
Menu options on the Lenovo Smart Paper.

CES 2023: The Lenovo Smart Paper looks like a great Kindle Scribe killer

Hoping to compete with the likes of the Kindle Scribe and reMarkable 2, Lenovo used CES 2023 to unveil the Smart Paper. Here's what makes it tick.
The Lenovo Tab Extreme in its keyboard dock accessory.

The Lenovo Tab Extreme comes to CES 2023 to take on the iPad Pro

Like the design and power of the iPad Pro, but wish it ran Android? That's what Lenovo's trying to deliver with the Tab Extreme — its newest tablet at CES 2023.
Samsung announces the Galaxy A14 5G at CES 2023.

CES 2023: Samsung’s new Galaxy A14 looks like a killer $200 Android deal

One of Samsung's best-selling phones gets a new model the week of CES 2023 -- and it'll cost just $200.
Allegedly hands-on photos of the Google Pixel 7a.

Pixel 7a hands-on photos show us an unwelcome display change

The upcoming Pixel 7a has leaked months ahead of launch. It's sure to be a solid budget phone — so long as you don't mind bezels.
Someone holding the iPhone 14 Pro Max.

The EU is building your next iPhone, and it’s going to be fine

The EU's regulations mean that the next iPhone is going to look a little more like what the body wants than what Apple intends.
The iPhone 14 Plus's screen.

How the iPhone 14 Plus became one of 2022’s biggest tech flops

With the iPhone 14 Plus, Apple was set to deliver a market coup. Instead, stiff competition and poor pricing contributed to an underwhelming performance.