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iOS 16 lock screen on an iPhone 14 Pro

How Apple can fix iOS 16’s messy lock screen customization in iOS 17

Apple gave us some lock screen customization in iOS 16, and it's a good start. But Apple can go further with customization in iOS 17.
An iPhone 14 Pro with a Tesla logo Photoshopped on the back of it.

Sorry, Elon — your Tesla phone is never going to happen

The Apple Watch Ultra and Oceanic+ app.

Why this new Apple Watch Ultra app made me want to go diving

iPhone 14 Pro in hand showing off profile page on Hive Social app

Hive Social is my favorite Twitter alternative, but that’s not saying much

Alleged renders of the Google Pixel Fold in black.

5 things that would make the Google Pixel Fold next year’s best foldable

The Huawei Mate 50 Pro and Apple iPhone 14 Pro camera modules.

Surprisingly, the iPhone 14 Pro can’t win this epic camera shootout

A personal reads on a Kindle Paperwhite while relaxing at campsite.

Why a Kindle Paperwhite is the best $100 you can spend on Cyber Monday

The Pixel 7 Pro and Pixel 6 Pro camera modules.

How 2023 could bring Google’s best and most ambitious Pixel lineup yet

Boxes for an Apple Watch, iPhones, and Airpods sit on a desk.

5 Apple gadgets you really should avoid this holiday season

Back of an obsidian black Google Pixel 7.

Why the cheap Pixel 7 ruins all other Black Friday phone deals

Motorola Edge+ (2022) resting in the gnarled bark of Pacific Madrone tree.

5 phones you absolutely shouldn’t buy on Black Friday

GPS map data from an Apple Watch Ultra and the Apple Watch Series 8 shown on an iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone SE 2022.

Why GPS is critical to your smartphone — and desperately needs an overhaul

The Oura Ring 3rd generation seen from the front.

I love the Oura Ring, but I’m increasingly worried about its future

The Oura Ring is still my most worn piece of health tracking tech, and while I love it, I am concerned about its future.
App Store displayed on an iPhone 14 Pro against a pink background

App subscription fatigue is quickly ruining my smartphone

I used to love looking for new apps to download on my iPhone, but these days it's almost impossible to find apps without a subscription. And I hate it.
Lock screen comparison of One UI 5 and iOS 16

Apple vs. Samsung: Who has the best lock screen customization in 2022?

iOS 16 set the ball rolling for deep lock screen customization, and won universal praise for it. Samsung aped Apple, but it didn't pull any punches, either.
The Honor Magic Vs slightly open and held in a person's hand.

Honor’s exciting Magic Vs has the potential to change foldables in 2023

We've tried the new Honor Magic Vs, a folding smartphone that's truly moving the game forward by curing several pain points people having with foldables.
Leaked render of the Google Pixel Fold.

The good thing is, it won’t matter if the Pixel Fold turns out to be rubbish

There's reason to be concerned about the Google Pixel Fold, but I'm going to tell you why it won't matter if the phone doesn't live up to expectations.
Google Pixel 7 rainbow gradient home screen on a blue placemat

The Pixel 7 is Google’s iPhone, and it’s my favorite Android phone so far

I've been primarily an iPhone user since I've used smartphones, but the Pixel 7 is a definite winner from Google.
iPhone 14 Pro in Deep Purple, held in a mans hand.

My lack of self-control is a warning not to upgrade your phone this year

The top phones from Samsung, Apple, and Google this year are all excellent, but should you upgrade if you have a recent version? I found out the hard way.
The Deep Purple color iPhone 14 Pro.

The 3 biggest gambles Apple made in 2022 — and how they paid off

This has been an interesting year for Apple as it got bold and a bit experimental. Some of those risks paid off, but others were a bit of a miss.
The Pixel Watch on a person's wrist.

The Pixel Watch reminds me why I love smartwatches, but don’t love it

Revisiting the Google Pixel Watch has reminded me why I love smartwatches and all the associated benefits. But also why I don't love the Pixel Watch.
ASUS ROG Phone 6 Diablo Edition unboxed

The ROG Phone 6 Diablo Edition looks like it’s straight out of hell

ASUS gave the ROG Phone 6 a Diablo-themed makeover. It's red, firey, and has everything a Diablo superfan could want.
The Libby app displayed on an iPhone 12 leaning on a tower of various books

Don’t waste your money on Audible — use this free app instead

While Audible is the most dominant audiobook listening app on the market, it's far from the best — and easily outdone by its free alternative, Libby.
OnePlus 10T SuperVOOC charging block.

Top 10 fastest-charging smartphones in the world, ranked

Fast charging isn't a new concept for smartphones. But just how fast is it these days? Here are the top 10 fastest-charging phones currently available.
The top of the open Galaxy Z Fold 4 and the Huawei Mate Xs 2.

I used a phone that’s the opposite of the Galaxy Z Fold 4, and I want more

There's more than one way to fold up a big-screen smartphone, and now having used the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Huawei Mate Xs 2 back-to-back, I want both.
Running an app in window view on Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra.

Five ways Android 13 has supercharged my Galaxy S22 experience

Samsung has finally given its phones the Android 13 treatment with One UI 5. Here are the five features that really stand out on the Galaxy S22.
The Pixel 7 Pro's camera module.

Why I don’t want to stop using the brilliant (but risky) Pixel 7 Pro

I've loved the last few weeks with the Pixel 7 Pro, and I'm not looking forward to taking my SIM out. Here's why — and why the phone still remains a risk.
A variety of Sanrio and Care Bears Sonix iPhone 13 Pro cases

The 11 best gifts for iPhone users you need to buy this year

The holidays are fast approaching. Here are some of the best gifts you can give to someone with an iPhone.
The Galaxy Watch 5 and Pixel Watch main screens.

Wearing the Galaxy Watch 5 showed me just how basic the Pixel Watch really is

It's no secret that the Pixel Watch is a pretty basic smartwatch. But after wearing the Galaxy Watch 5, that point is made even clearer.
Xiaomi 12S Ultra in gray color on a red and white armchair.

Galaxy S22 Ultra vs. Xiaomi 12S Ultra camera battle is one for the ages

The Xiaomi 12S Ultra is equipped with a DSLR-grade camera sensor and special Leica-made lenses. See how the combo stacks up against the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra.
Poster with the MediaTek logo in orange.

How MediaTek became the best-kept secret in smartphones

If you're not using MediaTek, you're missing out. Here's why.
The iPhone 14 Plus's camera module.

6 things I want in the iPhone 15 that could make it perfect

The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro are still pretty new, but let's jump right to what we want to see in next year's iPhone 15.
The back of the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra and Edge 30 Neo.

Why Motorola wants your next phone to have a 200MP camera — or be purple

What's the link between a 200MP camera and Pantone's Color of the Year 2022? Motorola's using both in its latest devices, and we spoke to the team about it.
The Pixel 7 Pro and Pixel 6 Pro camera modules.

It’s hard to choose a winner in our Pixel 7 Pro vs. Pixel 6 Pro camera test

Does the Pixel 7 Pro's camera improve over the Pixel 6 Pro's? We put the two to the test, and the results show how difficult it is to choose a winner.

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