Category Archives: cell/smartphones

The Best New iOS 15 Features

Under normal circumstances, I’d advise waiting before downloading Apple’s latest operating system until after its first update – there’s always something that goes a little bit haywire in the first release that needs patching. But there haven’t been any reports … Continue reading

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10 Reasons to Upgrade to iPhone 13 (and 5 Reasons Not to Bother)

Once more, iPhone owners face their annual dilemma: to upgrade or not to upgrade to one of this year’s four new iPhone 13 models – the Pro Max (starting at $1,099), the Pro ($999), the plain iPhone 13 ($799), or the Mini … Continue reading

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Your 2025 Smartphone

With apologies to Zager and Evans (look ’em up), in 2025, I will surely be supremely embarrassed. Someone—maybe even me—will dig up this column, read my fearless predictions of what smartphones will look like and how they will function in that year, … Continue reading

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9 Features to Try in iOS 14.5

Usually, the significant upgrades to iOS and iPadOS roll out in the fall, like with iOS 14 and iPad OS 14. However, iOS and iPadOS 14.5 became available yesterday and include fixes to some major annoyances. Here are the top 9 features … Continue reading

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Should You Upgrade to the New iPad Pro?

Apple’s latest iPad Pro models receive impressive performance and aesthetic upgrades, thanks to Apple’s own M1 processor. But that’s not where the innovation stops; these new iPad Pros are definitely worth an upgrade. Here’s why. Read the rest of this report here … Continue reading

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AirTags Enable Apple Lost & Found

While there have been  location tags on the market for years, Apple has decided it could improve on existing products with its own AirTag. This Bluetooth locator is tied into the company’s Find My ecosystem, which Apple users already use to find misplaced … Continue reading

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Review of the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro

Samsung’s new second-generation Galaxy Buds, the Buds Pro ($199.99), takes a well-deserved place among the upper tier of great-sounding buds with effective noise canceling. But one feature separates the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro from all other true-wireless buds: the best ambient sound … Continue reading

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12 Useful Gifts Under $50

A tight budget doesn’t mean you need to fill stockings with a funny coffee mug, socks, or an impersonal $25 Amazon gift card. Here are a dozen cool new gadgets for less than 50 bucks each. Read all about these … Continue reading

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You Should Upgrade to iPhone 12, Here’s Why

Usually, with new Apple iPhone introductions, the question is: “Is it worth upgrading?” But with the iPhone 12, the question of upgrading – even if you own an iPhone 11 – is moot. With 5G now available for iPhone, as well as … Continue reading

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Huge Changes Coming to iPhone, iPad and Mac Apps

Today, at WWDC20, Apple unveiled a multitude of improvements coming to iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac. The new features will come with the release of iOS 14, iPadOS 14 and MacOS X Big Sur later this year and function across all … Continue reading

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