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Sage green Pixel 6a and Snow Pixel 7a in hand

How to track an Android phone (or other device)

Need to learn how to track your Android smartphone or other mobile device? Here are three great options, each of which can help you pinpoint your device.
A close-up view of the S Pen next to the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra.

Does the Samsung Galaxy S24 come with a pen?

A stylus pen can make any phone better, so does the Samsung Galaxy S24 range have a stylus pen, and can any of the three phones use them? Find out here.
Renders of the Galaxy S24 and iPhone 15 next to each other.

Samsung Galaxy S24 vs. iPhone 15: don’t buy the wrong one

The Samsung Galaxy S24 is a tempting phone at $800, but does it trump Apple's $800 phone, the iPhone 15? We put them head-to-head to find out.
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite next to the Kindle Scribe.

How to read EPUB books on a Kindle

Books are easier to access than ever thanks to the introduction of e-readers and e-books. Here's how to easily read EPUB books on your Kindle.
The app drawer on the Google Pixel 8 Pro.

How to force close apps on your Android device

Are you having trouble with an Android app? We show you how to close any background apps and how to force close apps in Android with ease.
Two Samsung Galaxy S24 units standing upright next to each other.

The best Samsung Galaxy S24 screen protectors: our 10 favorites

The Samsung Galaxy S24 has a brand new 6.2-inch display with a dynamic refresh rate. Keep it safe with the best Samsung Galaxy S24 screen protectors.
Leaked design of OnePlus Watch 2.

The next OnePlus smartwatch is coming soon with a big upgrade

It seems we don't have long to wait to see the new OnePlus Watch 2. OnePlus's new watch also looks to have a big advantage the first watch didn't have, too.
Renders of the Samsung Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S23 next to each other.

Samsung Galaxy S24 vs. Galaxy S23: Should you upgrade?

The Samsung Galaxy S24 is the newest smaller Samsung flagship phone, and it's incredible. But should you trade in your Samsung Galaxy S23 for it?
A render of the front and back of the Moto G Play (2024).

Motorola’s newest cheap Android phone looks shockingly good

The new Motorola Moto G Play 2024 has been revealed, and it's clear Motorola has put a lot of work into upgrading the Moto G Play into a real budget competitor.
A green iPhone 15 lock screen.

Using an iPhone 15 showed me something Android phones get wrong

My time with the iPhone 15 has taught me that I love smaller flagship phones. But it seems only Apple offers what I now want: a top-tier smaller smartphone.
Garmin Forerunner 265 next to an iPhone running the Garmin Connect app.

The app for your Garmin wearable is getting a huge overhaul

Garmin has kicked 2024 off with a big redesign of its Connect app. It's now focused around customization and simplicity. Here's what to expect.
A render of the Belkin Auto-Tracking Stand Pro.

Belkin just announced one of the coolest iPhone accessories I’ve ever seen

It's CES 2024, and Belkin just announced the Auto-Tracking Stand Pro. It's a long product name, but it's one of the coolest iPhone accessories I've seen.
The Lock Screen on the Google Pixel 8 Pro.

Have Android 14? Here’s how to easily customize your lock screen

Android 14's lock screen is fully customizable, so you can make some pretty big changes to let it match your needs. Here's how to customize your lock screen.
The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra's screen.

The best Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra screen protectors in 2023: top 12 picks

The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is here, and it's a stunning piece of craftsmanship. Here are the best Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra screen protectors to keep it safe.
Renders of the Google Pixel Watch 2 and Apple Watch Series 9 next to each other.

Google Pixel Watch 2 vs. Apple Watch Series 9: a new king?

Google's Pixel Watch line wasn't exactly a hit last year, but the Pixel Watch 2 has changed all that. Is it finally able to take down the Apple Watch Series 9?
The Fitbit Sense 2 in moss.

The best Fitbit devices in 2023: 6 best watches and trackers

It can be tough to pick a new fitness tracker. If you’ve been thinking of buying a new Fitbit this year, here are the best options to choose from.
A video playing on the Apple iPhone 15 Plus.

You’re all wrong — 60Hz on the iPhone is fine

As much as I hate to admit it, one of the most talked-about rumors for the iPhone 16 is a nonissue. A refresh rate of 60Hz works just fine on the iPhone.
A green iPhone 15 lock screen.

There’s only one reason I’m still using an iPhone in 2023

Spending two weeks with an iPhone 15 has taught me that I'm always going to be an Android user — but one iPhone feature is so good I'll really miss it.
The App Store on an iPhone, showing searching results for "stock trading apps."

The best stock-trading apps for iPhone and Android in 2023

Whether you're an experienced trader or newbie, you're spoiled for choice when it comes to stock-trading apps. Here are the best of them for iOS and Android.
Lock Screen on the iPhone 15 Pro Max.

The best iPhone 15 Pro Max screen protectors in 2023

The iPhone 15 Pro Max is the biggest and most powerful iPhone money can buy. Protect its 6.7-inch display from harm with these screen protectors.
Google Pixel 8 in white and pink.

Google Pixel 8 Pro vs. Google Pixel 8: don’t buy the wrong Pixel

Google's latest flagships are here, but which is the better choice for you: the Google Pixel 8 or the Google Pixel 8 Pro? We compared them to find out.
The Garmin Vivoactive 5's main watch face.

I tried Garmin’s $300 Apple Watch alternative. Here’s why I love it

The Garmin Vivoactive 5 is Garmin's latest fitness smartwatch, with all the health, fitness, and safety tools you can expect. But how does it hold up?
Someone holding the Bay blue Google Pixel 8 Pro.

I refuse to buy the Google Pixel 8 Pro, and it’s all Google’s fault

The Google Pixel 8 Pro is out, and as a longtime Pixel fan, I should be frothing at the mouth to get it. Only, I'm actually annoyed. Here's why.
The Nike Globe watch face on the Apple Watch Series 9.

I’d love to buy an Apple Watch, but there’s something stopping me

The Apple Watch looks like it would be my perfect smartwatch, but I won't buy one for one very annoying reason.
Playing Asphalt 9: Legends on the iPhone 14 Plus.

The best iPhone games in 2023: 31 games you need to play right now

The iPhone has arguably the best games of any mobile platform. Come check out our picks of the best iPhone and iPad games, with selections from many genres.
Renders of the Google Pixel Watch 2 and Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 next to each other.

Google Pixel Watch 2 vs. Samsung Galaxy Watch 6: Has Google done it?

The Google Pixel Watch 2 is here, and it's aimed at upsetting the Android smartwatch applecart. But can it beat the Samsung Galaxy Watch 6?
Made by Google logo at an event venue.

Everything Google launched at its big fall event: Pixel 8 and 8 Pro, Pixel Watch, more

The Made By Google event has left us with a bunch of new and desirable devices, including the Pixel 8. Here's everything that was announced at the event.
The Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro next to each other.

Is the Google Pixel 8 waterproof?

The Google Pixel 8 and 8 Pro have been announced, after many leaks. Are the two phones waterproof? Here's everything you need to know!
A Charge 6 being used on a wrist.

The Fitbit Charge 6 is a fitness tracker and smartwatch hybrid

The Fitbit Charge 6 has been announced by Fitbit, and this fitness tracker is blurring the lines between fitness trackers and smartwatches, thanks to Google.
Photo of the new Amazon Fire Kids tablets from its September 2023 event.

Amazon’s kid-friendly Fire HD 10 tablets bring AI-powered games

Amazon's new Fire HD 10 Kids and Kids Pro don't have huge changes, but they are adding some new apps and games that are worth paying attention to.
Someone using Find My with an iPhone 15.

The best iPhone 15 Plus screen protectors in 2023: 10 best ones

The Apple iPhone 15 Plus may just be the large-screened iPhone to buy in 2023. Here are the best iPhone 15 Plus screen protectors to keep it safe.
Invite for Apple's September 2023 event.

The 6 biggest announcements from Apple’s iPhone 15 event

The new Apple iPhone 15 and Apple Watch Series 9 have been revealed. Here's how to catch up on everything announced at Apple's huge iPhone 15 event.
A person opening the Motorola Razr 40.

Motorola’s cheap Razr could change folding phones forever

The Motorola Razr (2023) may well be the first foldable flip phone to come at a reasonable midrange price, and that excites me. It should excite you too.
iPhone 12 Mini

The best smartphone case brands in 2023: the 20 best ones

Smartphone cases are everywhere these days, but which ones can you actually trust? Here are the best smartphone case brands as of 2023.