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These Are the Best Smartphones of 2015

There've never been more options to choose from.<p>It's nearly impossible to go wrong when shopping for a smartphone these days—the industry has reached a point where just about every device out there is an excellent daily performer. Just in case, we've rounded up the best smartphones available on the …

Windows 10

Android's newest batch of emojis includes mythical beasts and tacos

Teased last week on Twitter, Google's lineup of Nexus phones are getting updated emojis, bringing a new batch of smilies, creatures, and cartoony …

iPhone 7: Top 5 Rumors We're Following

Apple is reportedly testing five prototypes of the iPhone 7. Here are five rumors circulating about the model predicted to debut next year.<p>iPad Pro …

Yosemite National Park Photos

Yosemite National Park photos and pictures of culture, history, and travel from National Geographic.

OnePlus X review

Phone calls sounded clear on the OnePlus X, and I didn't have any complaints from people I was talking to – the active noise cancellation within the …

iPhone 6S Plus review

iOS 9<p>The iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus launched with iOS 9, although they're technically not the first handsets to run it with the update rolling out …

The 20 best smartphones in the world

The holidays are here, which means it's the best time of year to buy a new smartphone.<p>Here's our ranking of the best phones you can buy.<p><i>Note: All prices below indicate how much the phones typically cost without a carrier contract. Prices may vary depending on the retailer.</i>

Having trouble finding a Nexus 6P at a Canadian carrier? You're not alone

Looking for a Nexus 6P? So are a lot of others.<p>Earlier today, several carriers launched the Huawei-made Nexus 6P, but many potential customers are …

Nexus 6P Review: Google Outshines Galaxy S6 And iPhone 6S

It’s Nexus time! Google is back with its seventh generation in five years, but the Nexus 6P isn’t like any Nexus you’ve seen before – it’s better. Much, much better. The Nexus 6P is Google’s first no compromise addition to its much loved but niche range and it hints at heightened hardware ambitions …

Phones

Best free Android apps of 2018: 100 you must download

It's been ten years since Android was first outed by Google, and back then it was hard to imagine the sheer number of apps we'd have today.<p>There are …

Apps

10 best Android phones 2018: which should you buy?

<b>Update:</b> <i>A lot has happened in the smartphone world so far in 2018, and we've had a flurry of new entries into our best Android phones list including</i> …

OnePlus X review: the best bang for your buck?

Chinese smartphone sorta-startup OnePlus (it’s wholly owned by Oppo) has been a bit of an oddity since it first burst onto the scene with its …

Google+ has been completely redesigned with a focus on communities

Much like the Google logo before it, Google+ is being completely reinvented today. In a blog post, Google says that after pulling in feedback from users it has decided to focus the former do-everything social network around two key features: communities and collections. Collections launched earlier …

Android News

Trade in your old Apple gadgets. We pay the highest prices.

If you just got a new iPad or iPhone and are wondering what to do with your old one, you should think about trading it in.<p>We recently launched a gadget buyback program that promises to pay more for used and broken Apple devices than Gazelle, Walmart and even Apple itself.<p>Cult of Mac’s buyback …

2 reasons the Paris attacks were especially alarming

It's unclear where and how they were planned, whether they were executed with the orders or coordination of terrorist leadership based outside of France, and why certain targets were selected.<p>Although ISIS has claimed responsibility for the carnage, both ISIS and Al Qaeda attempted to connect …

Soldiers on Patrol in the Streets of Paris: Pictures

The 16 social media apps everyone should have

Many of the best social networking apps out there have been around for a while, but as smartphones get smarter, so do the apps, and you can now do more than ever.<p>From fan favorites like Instagram and Facebook to newcomers like live-streaming Periscope, there's never been a better time to find a …

YouTube launches standalone YouTube Music app

YouTube on Thursday released a new mobile app called YouTube Music. The app lets you watch and listen to a nearly endless catalog of music, and you …

Music

5 iPad Pro apps creatives should download now

Apple’s massive iPad Pro tablet is finally getting into the hands of the waiting public, and now all that remains is the small matter of how to make the most of its 13-inch screen.<p>The company has been pushing its new hardware to creators and enterprise. And while we’re guessing that most artists …

Apple shutting down Beats Music on Nov. 30, encourages users to switch to Apple Music

Following the launch of Apple Music on Android earlier this week, Apple today has revealed that it is officially shutting down the Beats Music service on November 30th. According to a support document shared on the Beats Music website, all subscriptions will be cancelled on that date, with users …

iPad Pro beats Retina MacBook, MacBook Pro and Surface Pro 4 in benchmarks

The iPad Pro might not be ready to replace your PC just yet as Apple CEO Tim Cook would like it to, but the bigger tablet certainly has what it takes …

iPad Pro Review Roundup

Now that the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro is available to order, the embargo on reviews has been lifted. Here is a roundup of those reviews.<p><b>The Verge:</b><br>So …

Ten new iPad Pro details you’ll want to know before buying one [Gallery]

Just as predicted by my colleague Mark Gurman, the iPad Pro became available to purchase today, making a rare simultaneous appearance in Apple’s online and physical stores without any preorder period. Consequently, it’s actually possible to walk into an Apple Store today to buy one — and if my …

iPad Pro review

When I first picked up the iPad Pro at an Apple event this past September, I couldn’t help but laugh a little bit. For one, its size: it is holy-crap-look-at-this-iPad big. And with a price tag that easily jumps up to around a thousand dollars, it’s the most expensive iPad ever.<p>There’s also the …

Get more out of Android Marshmallow with these tips and tricks

Android 6.0 Marshmallow is here, and if you’re lucky enough to have it on your phone, you’ve probably already spent plenty of time poking around and exploring every nook and cranny of Google’s latest mobile OS. To help you out, though, we’ve complied this list of ten tips for getting more out of …

Microsoft's Satya Nadella shows off his "iPhone Pro" | On MSFT

One of the most significant changes to Microsoft’s recent attitude towards development has been its aggressive push for cross-platform presence of …

iPad iOS 9.2 Update: 5 Things to Know Right Now

Apple’s confirmed an iPad iOS 9.2 update for release though it hasn’t confirmed a specific release date. With the release making progress, we want to …