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  1. 5G Is Coming Sooner Than Thought

    Can't wait until next year to get your hands on a suped-up 5G capable smartphone? One-Plus feels your pain, and so its announced new 5G smartphones coming in 2019. (That's this year for those of you without a calendar.)   From a recent Forbes article: One-Plus CELO Pete Lau confirmed the details in an interview with the Financial Times. XDA...
  2. Microsoft and Samsung Galaxy Partner-Up

    While Mac users had iPhones that easily paired with their laptop or desktop models, Microsoft Windows users struggled to find an easy way to do things like transfer a photo from their phone to their computer. Oh, sure, it was possible, just not as easy as it is for Apple users. All that may be about to change with the...
  3. Are iPhone Prices About To Increase? Not So Fast

    There's currently a trade war between the United States and China, which normally would go unnoticed by most consumers, except most of the stuff we consume these days is built in China. So does the latest round of U.S. tariffs on good manufactured in China mean iPhone prices are about to increase? Maybe. Maybe not. Some economists have predicted prices...
  4. 5G Is Coming! Is Your Smartphone Ready?

    In case you haven't been paying attention, a new type of cellular capability known as 5G wireless in coming, and it stands to change everything about smartphone technology. According to everyone who has tried it says that 5-G wireless makes your smartphone faster than your desktop or laptop computer at home: In a real-world test I did with the Samsung...
  5. Are Your Smartphone Apps Spying On You?

    Have you tried the new FaceApp challenge to show your friends what you might look like 50 years from now? Neither have we. The reason is because it is an insecure app which basically wants to retain the rights to your images for any purpose they see fit to use them for. This is not too different from the disclaimers...
  6. Take Your iPhone To The 'Next Level'

    Nothing says "read me!" quite like a headline that offers to help you take your iPhone experience to the next level, and this article by Digital Trends certainly delivers on its promise. The author, Mark Jansen, lists 13 different tips for iOS 13 users from 'Dark Mode' to 'Apple Maps' to Siri shortcuts, there's something for even the most proficient...
  7. Sony Is Rolling, Rolling, Rolling Smartphone Tech

    Have you heard about the latest smartphone innovation? No, not foldable phones. we're talking about an even more advanced advancement: smartphones that roll up like a Swiss roll. That's right. Instead of following the foldable phone model that companies like Samsung and Huawei have been pursuing, Sony is going in a (somewhat) completely different direction.   While we wait for...
  8. Is Your Smartphone Secure? It Should Be

    Your smartphone may seem secure--you use a thumbprint or facial recognition to log-in and you are always careful about which you download and trust--but is it really as secure as you think it is? The number of mobile phone account take overs nearly doubled from 2017 to 2018--that means fraudsters have been striking lucky often enough to make smartphones a...
  9. 'Next Level' iOS 13 Tricks

    Welcome to iOS 13 Apple iPhone users! From Dark Mode to Reminders, unique Animojis to sharing music over Airpods, just about everything got some sort of tweak to its functionality, and some have seen some major updates which provide vast improvements. Lucky for us Digital Trends went through all the changes that come with iOS 13 and breaks them down...
  10. Put That Smartphone Camera To Good Use

    Today's smartphones have the most advanced and technologically superior digital cameras commercially available today. It is not so long ago that digital camera quality was limited to hard body DSLR models that required a Masters degree in Science and Engineering to figure out. Now everyone has a high quality DSLR in their pocket. This type of high-tech access to high-quality...