Here is How Your Smartphone Is Truly Aging You (It's Not "Tech Neck")

Another day, another mention of how staring at your smartphone is slowly withering you into an unrecognizable pile of sallow, sagging flesh. But I can assure you that "tech neck" is not the only smartphone-induced culprit of rapid aging. It's not just the phone that's going to send you to an early grave, but what's in… » 3/15/15 3:41pm 3/15/15 3:41pm

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua Hands-On: Proper Waterproofing, Two Day Battery

With the Xperia Z4 smartphone nowhere to be seen at MWC 2015 (even if its tablet cousin is knocking about) it falls to Sony's Xperia M4 Aqua to carry Sony's phone concerns at the show. A mid-ranger, it's got a few solid features worthy of your attention. » 3/02/15 2:20am 3/02/15 2:20am

Leaked Demo Videos Show HTC's New Flagship Phone Up Close and In Action

We already had a pretty good idea what HTC's next flagship smartphone is going to look like (Spoiler alert: a lot like it's last flagship). But now, demo videos have leaked, on top of everything else. You can bet this is the real thing. » 2/24/15 4:31pm 2/24/15 4:31pm

Project Ara Hands-On: Google's Modular Smartphone Sure Is Modular

Don't Expect Google's Modular Ara Smartphone Anytime Soon

The "last phone you'll ever need to buy" won't be available for you to buy anytime soon. Google says that the super exciting Project Ara modular smartphone will launch in... Puerto Rico? » 1/14/15 12:05pm 1/14/15 12:05pm

Because You've Always Wanted a Selfie Flash For Your Phone

Lenovo owns Motorola now, and that means the Chinese electronics company could have a real impact on smartphone culture in the United States. So what's the next big thing from China? How about the selfie flash? » 1/05/15 3:00pm 1/05/15 3:00pm

The World's First Cameraphone That Can Actually Zoom (Say Cheese)

Have you ever even touched an ASUS phone? I thought not. But two of the coolest Android smartphones at CES 2015 come courtesy of the Taiwanese computer company. » 1/05/15 2:41pm 1/05/15 2:41pm

Dropbox just expanded its wonderful photo gallery app, Carousel, to include iPads and the web. Carousel is a standalone app providing a stylized experience for viewing photos. These new additions add nothing new other than taking advantage of extra screen real estate. Android tabs are said to be coming soon. » 11/20/14 12:29pm 11/20/14 12:29pm

Droid Turbo Review: Verizon's Superphone Is Brute Force Awesome

What do you want in a smartphone? I think I can hazard a guess. You probably want a great screen. Who doesn't, right? Powerful processor? Definitely. How about battery life that doesn't quit? Motorola's Droid Turbo is here to fulfill your wishes. » 11/06/14 2:56pm 11/06/14 2:56pm

Microsoft Office Just Got Way Better on the iPhone

Do you like using work and productivity apps on your mobile device? Yeah, me neither, but Microsoft wants to change our minds with its new—free—apps for iPhone and for Android tablets. » 11/06/14 9:00am 11/06/14 9:00am

The Best Device For Reading Is Still the Phone In Your Pocket

For long-time book lovers, reading on an electronic device can be disorienting experience. The most obvious choice for those going down the e-book path is a device like the Kindle, completely and utterly dedicated to emulating the traditional experience of reading. I've been seduced by the promise of an e-reader… » 10/24/14 12:11pm 10/24/14 12:11pm

​Sony Xperia Z3v Review: A Fantastic Phone With a Dated Design

More likely than not, you've owned at least one Sony product during your short time on Earth. Perhaps you rocked a Walkman, grew up gaming on PlayStation, or watched a favorite movie on... Betamax? You'll notice there's not a smartphone in that mix. But perhaps the Xperia Z3v—the v stands for Verizon—might convince… » 10/23/14 9:00am 10/23/14 9:00am

When Can the Police Search Your Phone and Computer?

Your computer, phone, and other digital devices hold vast amounts of personal information about you and your family. This sensitive data is worth protecting from prying eyes, including those of the government. » 10/21/14 6:50am 10/21/14 6:50am

Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 (2012) Will Also Get Android Lollipop

At its initial announcement, Google neglected to detail the software fate of two of its aging devices—the Nexus 4 and the Nexus 7 (2012). Luckily, Android Lollipop will also extend to include its more senior family members. » 10/15/14 3:35pm 10/15/14 3:35pm

Apparent Nexus 6 Leak Could Give Best Look Yet at Google's Giant Phone

We could be seeing Google's new Nexus devices as soon as tomorrow (!), but this last minute image leak gives a convincing look at what's coming. Posted on Twitter by the famous-yet-retired leaker Evan Blass, aka evleaks, this modified Motorola smartphone, sporting Android L, could be the Nexus we've been waiting for. » 10/14/14 11:32am 10/14/14 11:32am

Samsung Galaxy Alpha Review: Beautiful, Comfortable, Flawed

Technology obsession can border on the pornographic. Extreme close-ups capture every detail, gush over every curve. People describe soulless bits of plastic and metal as "attractive" and "stunning." (We draw the line at "sexy.") For a premium smartphone to make it in this vain consumer world, it needs to look the… » 10/03/14 11:50am 10/03/14 11:50am

The Best Place to Unbox Any Waterproof Phone Is Underwater (Of Course)

Sony's newest flagship the Xperia Z3 carries on the handset's most notable and widely praised feature. It's completely waterproof. So the unboxing experts at Carphone Warehouse decided to get their first look at the new Z3 in its natural habitat—completely submerged underwater. » 9/28/14 10:00am 9/28/14 10:00am

​iPhone 6 Plus Review: The Best Tablet I've Ever Used

Six years ago, I sat on my girlfriend's couch, casually flipping her new iPhone 3G end over end. I was pondering why anyone would buy an iPhone over my clearly superior T-Mobile G1 handset. Yes, I was an Android nut, a former Sidekick owner who believed that smartphones should have physical keyboards and be held… » 9/24/14 3:21pm 9/24/14 3:21pm

BlackBerry Passport Review: When the Best You've Got Isn't Good Enough

When you hear the word "smartphone," what image pops into your mind? Maybe it's the phone you own or the one you desperately want. Maybe it's even a favorite pocket companion from years past. Whatever it may be, one thing is likely certain: it looks nothing like the BlackBerry Passport. » 9/24/14 10:00am 9/24/14 10:00am