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Mark Jansen

Mark Jansen

Contributor

Mark Jansen is an avid follower of everything that beeps, bloops, or makes pretty lights. He has a degree in Ancient & Medieval History, which obviously makes him a shoo-in to write about technology for a living. He currently contributes to the Mobile section on Digital Trends, with a particular emphasis and expertise on exploring the weirder side of smartphones, from tiny rugged phones to massive gaming phones. You'll most often find him seeking out leaks and rumors on upcoming devices, and playing with a variety of new apps for both Android and iOS.

A person opening the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold6.

Does the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 have wireless charging?

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 is Samsung's latest folding smartphone, and you can be sure it has all the latest hardware. But does that include wireless charging?
The cover screen on the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6.

Does the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6 have wireless charging?

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6 is an incredible feat of engineering, but can it handle wireless charging? We found out, and give you the lowdown on speeds too.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6 and Galaxy Z Flip 5 next to each other.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6 vs. Z Flip 5: Do you need to upgrade?

The Galaxy Z Flip 6 is one of 2024's newest and hottest folding flip phones. But how much better is it than the Galaxy Z Flip 5? We found out for you.
Someone holding the Samsung Galaxy Watch 7.

I’m not buying a Samsung Galaxy Watch 7 and neither should you

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 7 may be new, but it's basically the same watch we got last year. Why would you buy it when you can buy something better instead?
Three Galaxy Watch 7 smartwatches next to each other.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 7 vs. Galaxy Watch 6: Should you upgrade?

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 7 is Samsung's new smartwatch hotness — but is it worth upgrading the Galaxy Watch 6 for it? No. Here's why.
The Google Pixel 8's screen.

5 reasons why you should not buy the Google Pixel 8

The Google Pixel 8 is a great phone — but you shouldn't buy one. Here are five reasons why you shouldn't buy the Google Pixel 8 in 2024.
The Suunto Race amongst the blooms.

I reviewed the Suunto Race. Here’s why it’s the best smartwatch for fitness fanatics

Looking for a new fitness watch? The Suunto Race is a big, beautiful beast — but is it right for you? Read our Suunto Race review to find out.
Someone holding the Motorola Razr 2024.

Is the Motorola Razr 2024 waterproof?

Don't sleep on Motorola's latest flip phones, the Razr and Razr Plus 2024. But are either of them waterproof, and to what extent? Here's the lowdown.
Weather widget on the Samsung Galaxy Watch 6.

Should you buy the Galaxy Watch 6 or wait for the Galaxy Watch 7?

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 7 is expected to be revealed on July 10. Should you wait for it, or buy a Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 right now? We found out.
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra and iPhone 15 Pro in hand.

6 phones coming out in summer 2024 we can’t wait for

The summer is a wonderful time, full of long sunny days and smartphone launches. Alright, we're big geeks, but here are six huge phones coming this summer.
An iPhone home screen with iOS 18.

6 features that iOS 18 stole from Android

Apple iOS 18 is on the way, and it has some interesting improvements you should care about. They're also stolen from Android. Here are six of them.
Front and rear profile of leaked Google Pixel 9 renders.

Google Pixel 9: news, rumored price, release date, and more

The Google Pixel 9, 9 Pro and 9 Pro XL phones are undoubtedly on the way, and the rumors we've seen so far point to a big design refresh and new AI smarts.
Putting the Samsung Galaxy A35 on charge.

Is your Android phone not charging? Here’s how to fix it

Your Android phone is the center of your life, so it not charging is a real problem. Here are some ways to fix your Android phone if it's not charging.
The Google Pixel 8a's screen.

5 phones you should buy instead of the Google Pixel 8a

The Google Pixel 8a is a midrange star, but it's not the only option in town. Here are five phones you should buy instead of the Google Pixel 8a.
A person folding up the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5.

5 phones you should buy instead of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 is an incredible smartphone, but there are others to consider. Here are five alternatives to the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5.
The OnePlus 12 and Pixel 8's screens.

The best Android phones in 2024: the 15 best ones you can buy

If you’re an Android fan in search of a new smartphone, then allow us to find the perfect partner. Here are the best Android phones at various prices.
The Google Pixel 8a's screen.

The best Google Pixel 8a screen protectors in 2024

The Google Pixel 8a could be your next midrange phone. Protect it with the best Google Pixel 8a screen protectors to keep it safe from damage.
Three 2021 iPads are stacked on a table.

The one thing stopping me from buying a new iPad

I love the iPad, and I can't wait to upgrade my 2019 iPad for something newer. Only, there's a very big problem holding me back: Apple doesn't want me to.
A person holding the Google Pixel 8a, showing the back.

The best Google Pixel 8a cases in 2024

The Google Pixel 8a is seriously impressive, but it still needs protection against hazards. Here are the best Google Pixel 8a cases and covers.
iPad Pro (2024) next to the iPad Pro (2018).

iPad Pro (2024) vs. iPad Pro (2018): Should you finally upgrade?

If you're still using a 2018 iPad Pro, then it's really earned its keep. Is it time for an upgrade to the 2024 iPad Pro? We found out for you.
Side view of M4 iPad Pro

The best iPad Pro screen protectors in 2024

The iPad Pro is one of Apple's most powerful creations, regardless of its age. Here are the best screen protectors for iPad Pros, new and old alike.
A person holding the OnePlus 12.

5 phones you should buy instead of the OnePlus 12

The OnePlus 12 is a stunning smartphone and a powerful one too. But there are a bunch of other phones that offer similar experiences. Here are five of the best.
Rose Yao on Google I/O 2024 stage.

Everything announced at Google I/O 2024

Google I/O is the biggest event of the year for updates to Android, Wear OS, and more. Here's everything announced at Google I/O 2024.
Sim chip on fingertip with phone in the background.

How to unlock a phone on every carrier in 2024

Want to break your smartphone out of carrier jail? Here's a guide on how to unlock your phone so you can change carriers or use it while traveling abroad.
A person holding the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5, seen from the side.

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 may fix my biggest issue with the Z Fold 5

My time with the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 assuaged a lot of my fears, but it also highlighted some odd issues. Thankfully, it seems the Z Fold 6 will fix them.
YouTube Premium on iPhone.

How to play YouTube in the background on iPhone and Android

Mobile YouTube is great for when you want to watch stuff on the go, but you may just want to listen to YouTube while browsing elsewhere. We'll show you how.
Amazon Kindle (2022) Dark Mode

10 best apps and websites for downloading free books in 2024

If you're an avid reader, then you're always looking for new books. Here are 10 websites and apps where you can score free e-books.
The main workout screen on the Google Pixel Watch 2.

5 smartwatches you should buy instead of the Google Pixel Watch 2

The Google Pixel Watch 2 proves that Google is on the right track with its smartwatches. But it's not perfect. Here are five alternatives you should consider.
Disney+ app on the iPad Air 5.

The best tablets in 2024: top 11 tablets you can buy now

Here are our picks for the best tablets in every category, so you can find the right one to fit your needs.
The home screen on the Google Pixel 8 Pro.

The most common Google Pixel 8 problems and how to fix them

The Google Pixel 8 and 8 Pro are two of Google's best devices in years, but they're not perfect. Here are some of the more common issues (and fixes) for them.
A person folding up the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5.

Every Samsung gadget we still expect in 2024

Samsung isn't done with 2024 yet, as it has a whole bunch of gadgets that it's yet to launch. Here are all the Samsung gadgets we still expect to see in 2024.
iPhone 14 Pro showing the Moon always-on screen, held in a man's hand.

10 iPhone productivity apps you need to download right now

The iPhone is great, but it could be better, especially for productivity. Here are some of the best apps to boost your iPhone's productivity.
A person holding the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra and Google Pixel 8 Pro.

The 10 best photo editing apps for Android and iOS in 2024

From simple filters to light leaks and effects, step up your smartphone photography with 10 of the best photo editing apps for iPhone and Android.
iBlason iPhone 15 Pro case sponsored

The best iPhone 15 Pro cases in 2024: our 21 favorites

The Apple iPhone 15 Pro is the iPhone to buy if you want the most powerful iPhone available in a smaller size. Here are the best cases to keep it safe.