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Steven Winkelman

Steven Winkelman

Former Digital Trends Contributor

Steven writes about technology, social practice, and books. At Digital Trends, he focuses primarily on mobile and wearables news.

After finishing his English undergrad degree, Steven began working as an editor at academic and lifestyle publications. As he became more interested in digital media and social practice, he decided to return to school to complete his MA in journalism.

Screen Time

The best screen-time apps to get your digital life under control

Smartphone taking over your life? We've got your back. When you need a break, here are some of the best apps that will help you limit your screen time.
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The most common iPhone 7 problems and how to fix them

The iPhone 7 may be a few years old, but it's still a great midrange phone. Here are some common problems and issues you may experience and how to fix them.

The best LGBTQ dating apps for Android and iOS

Here's our pick of the best LGBTQ dating apps available for Android and iOS, ranging from those for specific groups to those that are more broadly inclusive.
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ZTE Blade Max View review

After an incredibly tumultuous year, ZTE has made its way back into the United States. The Chinese smartphone manufacturer released two new budget phones at the end of 2018. One of them, the ZTE Blade Max View, makes its way into a very crowded budget phone market. Can it compare? We put it to the test to find out.
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Vivo Nex Dual Display Edition: Everything you need to know

The Vivo Nex Dual Edition is the gorgeous successor to 2018's Vivo Nex smartphone. The Nex Dual Edition's dual displays, 10 GB of RAM, and the absence of a front camera makes it one of the most interesting flagships we've seen. Here's everything you need to know about the all new Vivo Nex Dual Edition.
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Common LG G7 ThinQ problems, and how to fix them

If you’ve picked up LG’s latest flagship and it’s not behaving properly, then you might find a solution here. We’ve rounded up the most common LG G7 ThinQ problems and issues and tracked down workarounds and possible fixes to get your device back on track. Check out our guide for step-by-step help.
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How to use Drop In and Announcements on Amazon’s Fire HD tablets

Amazon is giving some Fire HD tablets a big update. The tech giant announced a software update that adds Drop In and Announcement modes to the Fire HD 8 (2017 and 2018) and Fire HD 10. Here's the fastest way to enable these awesome new communication features on your Kindle Fire HD tablet.
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AT&T 5G rollout: Everything you need to know about the faster network

Ready to experience a radical transformation in mobile communication? AT&T is launching mobile 5G in 12 cities by the end of 2018, and plans to add seven more cities to the list in 2019. If you're dying to know when you're city may be in for 5G, here's everything you need to know about the AT&T 5G rollout.
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Apple iPhone XR: Everything you need to know

Apple has finally taken the wraps off of its new set of iPhones, including the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and the new iPhone XR. The iPhone XR is being offered as the "affordable" iPhone -- and you may be wondering how it's different than the more expensive models. Here's everything you need to know.
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iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR: How to buy Apple’s new phones

After months of rumors and speculation, Apple has finally taken the wraps off of the new iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR. Now that the phones are out, you might be wondering how you can get them for yourself. Here's everything you need to know about pricing and availability for the new iPhones.
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Our favorite Nokia 7.1 tips and tricks

Coming in at just $350, the new Nokia 7.1 proves budget phones don't have to be boring or underpowered. The 7.1 has a gorgeous body, good hardware, and a capable camera. Recently got your hands on one? Here are a few of our favorite Nokia 7.1 tips and tricks to get you started with your new smartphone.
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Here’s how to get your hands on the new Apple iPad Pro

After months of speculation, the wait is finally over. Apple has introduced its new lineup of iPad Pro models. If you're wondering how to get your hands on one, we have you covered. Here's everything you need to know about pricing and availability for the new iPad Pro models, from Apple and carriers.
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Kindle Paperwhite (2018) review

The Kindle Paperwhite (2018) has long been Amazon's most beloved ebook reader. After three years of waiting, the Paperwhite finally got a refresh for 2018. And while it may look the same as its predecessor, new features like Bluetooth connectivity and an IPX8 rating makes it a worthwhile upgrade for serious readers.
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OnePlus 6T tips and tricks to get the most out of your new phone

At $550, the OnePlus 6T is the most impressive midrange phone we've seen this year. It has specs you'd expect to see in a flagship packed in a gorgeous all glass body. If you're the proud new owner of the OnePlus 6T, congratulations. We've compiled a list of tips and tricks to get you started.
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Kobo Forma review

With its gorgeous eight-inch E Ink display and impressive hardware, the Kobo Forma is a premium ebook reader that goes up against the likes of Amazon’s second generation Kindle Oasis. But at $280, it comes in at more than twice the price other excellent ebook readers on the market. Is the Kobo Forma worth the investment?
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Key settings you need to change on your brand-new OnePlus 6T

The new OnePlus 6T is a gorgeous and sleek new smartphone that's powerful to boot. Starting at just $550, it can hold its own next to flagships that are nearly twice as expensive. If you're the proud new owner of the OnePlus 6T, here are a few settings you'll want to update when you set up your phone
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Master your new Razer Phone 2 with these handy tips and tricks

After months of anticipation you finally have the new Razer Phone 2 in your hands. You already know your new smartphone is a gaming machine, but that's only part of what the Razer Phone 2 can do. We've compiled a list of our favorite Razer Phone 2 tips and tricks to help you get the most out of it.

Key settings you need to change on your brand-new Razer Phone 2

The Razer Phone 2 is a gorgeous successor to last year's original that is made for gaming. While it's got all the specs to make for a near-perfect phone, you'll need to make a few tweaks to the software. If you're lucky enough to have the new Razer Phone 2, here are a few settings you'll want to change.
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Nokia 7.1: Absolutely everything you need to know

Nokia is continuing its mobile market comeback tour with the release of the Nokia 7.1, a midrange machine with solid specs, an all-new display, and a great new design. Best of all? Nokia's midrange is finally returning to the U.S. Here's absolutely everything you need to know.
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OnePlus 6: Everything you need to know

The OnePlus 6 has flagship-tier specs and a design to rival plenty of other 2018 flagship phones. It's powerful, beautiful, and very well priced. Here's everything you need to know about it, including the popular special editions, and the best wireless headphones to buy once the phone is in your pocket.
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Useful LG V40 ThinQ tips and tricks

With five cameras and top specs, the LG V40 ThinQ is one of the most innovative phones of 2018. It can take a great photo in any scenario you can imagine, but it's capable of so much more. If you're just getting started with your new phone, here are a few of our favorite LG V40 ThinQ tips and tricks.
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Key settings you need to change on your brand-new LG V40 ThinQ

Now that you've got your brand-new LG V40 ThinQ, it's time to get to work. Whether it's hiding the notch or setting a schedule for the blue light filter, there are some settings you'll definitely want to tinker with. Here is our short list of key settings you may want to change on the LG V40 ThinQ.
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Huawei Mate 20 Pro vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 9: Flagship fight

When it comes top premium Android phones, Samsung and Huawei are often the two names that come to mind. Huawei's newest phone, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, is an absolute powerhouse with a Kirin 980 processor and 6GB of RAM. But how does it compare to the Samsung Galaxy Note 9? We put the two to the test to find out.
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Amazon Fire HD 8 review (2018)

For years, Amazon's Fire tablet lineup has been the go-to for great budget tablets. The company's latest offering -- the Fire HD 8 -- maintains its low price tag, but features only modest upgrades over its predecessor. We check out the 2018 Fire HD 8 to see if it's still a great budget tablet you should buy.
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Amazon Fire HD 8 (2018): Specs, features, price, availability, and more

Amazon is bringing a few improvements to its Fire HD 8 range, with more storage options than before, and new screen-off Alexa support. The FreeTime and FreeTime Unlimited apps for kids will be getting the bigger improvements though, with the addition of over 1,000 pieces of Spanish content.
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BlackBerry Key2 LE vs. BlackBerry Key2: Which productivity titan reigns supreme?

Just months after TCL released its flagship BlackBerry Key2, it followed up with a budget version of the smartphone called the BlackBerry Key2 LE. Coming in at $250 less than the Key2, the Key2 LE has many of the same features as its competitor. Here's how the BlackBerry Key2 LE and BlackBerry Key2 compare.
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Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 tips and tricks

Apple's not the only game in town when it comes to productivity tablets. Samsung's Galaxy Tab S4 has all the features you'll need to get work done You'll find an S Pen for taking notes and DeX mode for PC-like multitasking. Here are a few of our favorite tips and tricks for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4.
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iPhone XS, XS Max, and iPhone XR: 5 things we love, 5 things we hate

Apple released its latest trio of smartphones, the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone Xr. And like every year, Apple did not fail to disappoint. While there absolutely awesome phones, that doesn't mean we have no complaints. Here are five things we love, and five things we hate about the 2018 iPhone lineup.
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iPhone notifications are no longer a nuisance with iOS 12

One of the most exciting updates you'll find on iOS 12 is rather basic. Apple changed the way the iPhone and iPad manage Notification updates. The clutter of cards that once filled your Notification Center screen has been replaced by something simpler. Apple has embraced group notifications in iOS 12.
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Our favorite new and updated apps in iOS 12

Get ready to see some huge changes on your iPhone or iPad. Apple is officially releasing iOS 12, the latest and greatest version of its mobile software. And while Apple has added some new features, this update is more about perfecting what you already use. Here are a few of our favorite new and updated apps in iOS 12.

LG V35 ThinQ review

Sure it looks a lot like last year's LG V30, but looks can be deceiving. The LG V35 ThinQ packs in all new hardware and a few new software features that makes it a full-fledged flagship for 2018. In our LG V35 ThinQ review, we check out these new upgrades and see how it compares to other 2018 flagships.
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Apple AR glasses: News and rumors about ‘Project Mirrorshades’

Apple has already conquered the mobile phone industry, so what's next? Well, it looks like the tech giant is setting its sights on AR. Apple is reportedly working on a device code-named Project Mirrorshades that will introduce AR glasses to the masses. Here's everything we know about Apple's AR glasses.
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Google’s Titan Key ensures your phone and apps are virtually unhackable

Google believes passwords aren't enough to protect users from phishing schemes. The tech giant wants to encourage its users to adopt two-step authentication to secure their accounts. To make two-step authentication safe and easy Google released Titan Key, its first FIDO supported hardware security key.
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Here’s how to buy the new Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Samsung has finally taken the wraps off of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, the company's latest and greatest smartphone. With its beautiful design and top-tier features, you may be wondering how you can get your hands on the device for yourself. That's why we've put together this guide.