Category: Phone

8 settings every iPhone user should change right away

Tweak some settings on your iPhone to get the most out of it.  Angela Lang/CNET Your iPhone ($699 at Apple) is great how it comes,...

Phones under $200: Top picks and new budget phones

It may seem like your choices are slim to none if you’re looking for a reliable phone for $200 or less. But there are a...

The success of Apple and Google’s contact tracing plan will be determined by one thing

Apple and Google’s contact tracing plan might be one of the best tools that we have to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The two rivals...

7 things your Android phone can do that make iPhone users jealous

Android phones can do a lot that iPhones can’t.  Sarah Tew/CNET The never-ending debate between Android and iOS owners regarding which platform is better feels...

Flashback: Android Gingerbread, the OS version that refused to die, was better than you think

Before it became the zombie OS version that just wouldn’t die, Android 2.3 Gingerbread was a big deal – it brought so many things that...

The coronavirus has us even more reliant on Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google

COVID lockdowns have people turning to technology to stay connected. But that doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll give big tech firms a free pass once the...

Weekly poll: does the Mi Note 10 Lite have a place in Xiaomi’s lineup?

Allow us to be your tour guide, showing you around the family tree of Xiaomi phones. We joke, but the product lineup has gotten quite...

Don’t sell or trade in your old iPhone just yet. 8 ways to give it new life at home

After upgrading to a new iPhone, you’re left with a decision: What do you do with the old one?  Patrick Holland/CNET When it comes time...

The OG Google Home hits a new all-time low price in huge nationwide smart speaker sales

Google may not be able to keep up with Amazon’s thriving smart speaker sales nowadays, but if you know where (and especially when) to look,...

7 game subscription services to consider while sheltering at home

There are a lot of gaming subscriptions to choose from and it’s not a one-size-fits-all. Microsoft In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, many people...

Here’s how you can type your questions and requests to Siri instead of speaking them aloud

Apple released a pair of videos this weekend that provide iPhone users with tips for features that they might not know about. Before we get...

Phones under $200: Top picks and promising new budget phones

It may seem like your choices are slim to none if you’re looking for a reliable phone for $200 or less. But there are a...

Apple Watch catches severe heart problem that a hospital ECG missed

Thanks to features such as the heart rate monitor, the electrocardiogram (ECG), and fall detection, the Apple Watch has a history of saving lives. And...

Pixel 4A and 4A XL: Rumors, release dates, specs, prices and more

The Pixel 4 XL. Stephen Shankland/CNET In May of last year, Google launched the Pixel 3A and 3A XL. It was the Pixel phones’ first...

The best Apple Watch apps are the ones already built in

Angela Lang/CNET We just celebrated the fifth anniversary of the Apple Watch in April, and it’s clear that the device that was originally intended to be an...

Update to popular video app requires users to pay for features that were recently free

Video messaging app Marco Polo is different than FaceTime or Skype. Instead of focusing on real-time video chats, users send video messages called Polos to...

Galaxy Fold 2 rumors: Samsung confirms new foldable phone, no word on price or release date

Is the world ready for a second Galaxy Fold? Angela Lang/CNET Samsung has made it official: The world’s largest phone maker will unveil its third...

HBO Max: Preorder discounts, launch date, prices, shows and movies to expect

HBO Max promises a lot. HBO/Screenshot by Caitlin Petrakovitz/CNET HBO Max, the HBO-anchored streaming service  launching May 27, has a lot in common with its...

These are the best online photo book sites for Mother’s Day: Shutterfly, Mixbook and more

One of my mom’s favorite parts of Facebook is the Memories section. She’s always loved pictures and has a cabinet full of photo albums curated...

Apple wants to make Face ID work better with your face mask. Here’s what we know

Apple’s Face ID is fast and secure, unless you’re wearing something that covers part of your face.  James Martin/CNET Trying to unlock your iPhone ($699...

Honor 9C, Honor 9A, Honor 9S With Octa-Core Processors, 4G Connectivity Launched: Price, Specifications

Honor 9A, Honor 9C, and Honor 9S budget smartphones were announced by the Huawei brand on Wednesday. The Honor 9C is powered by the Kirin...

As jails and prisons face coronavirus, a new app tries to bridge the mail gap

“Written correspondence is the primary mode of communication between the incarcerated and their families,” Ameelio co-founder Ozuma Orchingwa says. AZemdega via Getty Images More than...

Pocketnow Daily: Google Pixel 4a Camera LEAKS: Wait for it? (video)

We kick off May with some great deals on Samsung and Apple products Deals. First deal remains the iPhone SE on Visible that we teased...

The Samsung Galaxy S20 5G series is bombing in the US

The Samsung Galaxy S20 series has been on sale for almost two months now and the latest data suggests the flagship devices are significantly less...

Redmi Note 9 Specifications Tipped, Renders Surface Online Ahead of Today’s Launch

Redmi Note 9 purported specifications and renders have surfaced online just hours before a Xiaomi launch event where the new phone is speculated to debut....