Hell Yeah, OnePlus One Is Now Available for Everyone 

When the OnePlus One came out last year, it was a killer deal: a $300 off-contract smartphone so beautiful, it made Google look like poop for charging so much for the Nexus. The only problem was that, aside from special promotions, you needed to be invited to buy it. But that exclusivity is now over: Starting today,… » 4/20/15 8:27am Yesterday 8:27am

Our Favorite Android, iOS, and Windows Phone Apps of the Week

Happy Thursday. I’ve got a collection of apps to feast your eyeballs on, little bits of software that makes shipping, photo curation, and GIF selfies (which I guess is a thing) way easier. You can also download some free apps to make boring messaging more creative or some simple utility apps that measure the… » 4/16/15 11:00am Thursday 11:00am

Use the Power Button To End Calls on Android With Ease

The traditional way of ending calls on an Android smartphone is to bring the phone away from your ear, take one last look at your contact's avatar of choice, and tap down on the end call button. If you want something that's a little more convenient—and slick—then you can use the power button instead, with no extra… » 4/13/15 6:20pm 4/13/15 6:20pm

HTC One M9 Review: A Great Phone That Can't Keep Up

Everyone loves an underdog. They’re new, exciting, and upset expectations. In 2013, the HTC One M7 brought that incredible disruptive energy to smartphones, and the following year’s M8 ran neck and neck with the best you could buy. Today, the HTC M9 goes on sale, and it’s no longer an underdog—but it’s not exactly… » 4/10/15 11:10am 4/10/15 11:10am

This Drone's Brain Is Just a Run-of-the-Mill Smartphone 

Like with many technologies, drones and quadcopters are getting cheaper and cheaper as they get smarter and more capable. And as Dr. Vijay Kumar and a group of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania recently demonstrated, the average consumer smartphone is now more than powerful enough to serve as an… » 4/09/15 3:40pm 4/09/15 3:40pm

The New Smart ForTwo May Have The Best Smartphone Integration Of Any Car

I’m actually pretty excited about the newly redesigned Smart ForTwo. It’s based on the new Renault Twingo, and that platform is about as close to my ideal modern Beetle as anyone is likely to make any time soon. But what I want to point out is a detail, albeit a big one — the Smart’s phone dock system looks really… » 4/02/15 3:05pm 4/02/15 3:05pm

How to Restrict Your Kid (Or Friend) to One App Only on Android

Maybe you know that sinking feeling when you hand over your beloved Android smartphone, whether your niece wants to play The Sims or your friend wants to look something up on the web—you never quite know what state your device is going to come back in. The latest versions of Android have a feature that can help, and… » 4/01/15 10:35am 4/01/15 10:35am

Our Favorite Android, iOS, and Windows Phone Apps of the Week

Welcome to a new week with plenty of new apps, and we've got all the best right here. Part of me wants to call this week's app roundup a special "music" edition because an odd amount of great music streaming and discovery apps came out this week—but let's not forget the huge app drops from Twitter and Instagram, too. » 3/26/15 2:00pm 3/26/15 2:00pm