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Vote with your wallet: If you love the headphone jack, buy from LG

Vote with your wallet: If you love the headphone jack, buy from LG

If you love a smartphone headphone jack, LG is the company for you. Now more than ever, you should show your support.
Here’s why I think the refresh rate wars are dumb

Here’s why I think the refresh rate wars are dumb

Smoother scrolling is great, but high refresh rate displays on smartphones have significant drawbacks.
Pocophone F2: The one we’re waiting for, but can lightning strike twice?

Pocophone F2: The one we’re waiting for, but can lightning strike twice?

The Pocophone F2 is what we all want, but what specs in 2020 fit the Poco brand?
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite is a serious threat to OnePlus in India

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite is a serious threat to OnePlus in India

Samsung is looking to claw back market share in India through the affordable flagship segment, and it might just succeed.
5G will struggle until it’s affordable for all

5G will struggle until it’s affordable for all

5G adoption will continue to move at a snail's pace as long as pricing for 5G smartphones remains above $1,000.
Samsung is working on an AirDrop alternative, but is it what Android users want?

Samsung is working on an AirDrop alternative, but is it what Android users want?

Unless we develop a standard across all Android devices, there will be no true AirDrop alternative on the platform.
Why you might want to disable automatic app updates on the Play Store

Why you might want to disable automatic app updates on the Play Store

The Google Play Store defaults to allowing automatic app updates, but should you perhaps disable this feature?
Visible changed this rural techie’s life for the better

Visible changed this rural techie’s life for the better

Visible is technically a phone carrier, but for me it's been the perfect supplement for my awful satellite internet.
The Snapdragon 460 could be a game-changer for budget phones

The Snapdragon 460 could be a game-changer for budget phones

It's the first time Qualcomm brings "performance" cores to processors made for the low end.
5 things I’d change about OnePlus’ OxygenOS Android skin

5 things I’d change about OnePlus’ OxygenOS Android skin

OxygenOS is great, but it's not without faults. Some features need to be added, while others could be improved.

The Patriots are the Apple of football [Opinion]

Imagine an organization that’s loved by its devoted, cultlike followers, but despised by haters. The close working relationship between its mercurial leader and one of the greatest talents in the
Samsung S10 Lite and Note 10 Lite: Who are they actually for?

Samsung S10 Lite and Note 10 Lite: Who are they actually for?

The Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite and Galaxy Note 10 Lite pack some serious hardware, but who are they designed for?
The iPhone turns 13 today and there’s been nothing like it since

The iPhone turns 13 today and there’s been nothing like it since

Although smartphones have made leaps and bounds since then, nothing has changed the game quite like that original device.
Sprint’s sacrifice of Virgin Mobile USA is a worrying shame

Sprint’s sacrifice of Virgin Mobile USA is a worrying shame

Sprint's decision to fold Virgin Mobile showcases the company's struggles under the weight of the T-Mobile merger.
The Neon ‘artificial human’ presentation at CES 2020 was a trainwreck

The Neon ‘artificial human’ presentation at CES 2020 was a trainwreck

I've seen some bad presentations in my time, but the Neon CES 2020 event was patently ridiculous.
From OnePlus to Huawei and back again: What I learned from switching brands

From OnePlus to Huawei and back again: What I learned from switching brands

Switching from one phone brand to another has its pros and cons. Here's what you have to consider before taking the plunge.
My stance on the headphone jack hasn’t changed, but I have

My stance on the headphone jack hasn’t changed, but I have

As true wireless earbuds take off, the headphone jack is still useful. I'm just not using it much anymore.
Will Google undermine the Pixel 4a to make the Pixel 4 look better?

Will Google undermine the Pixel 4a to make the Pixel 4 look better?

Is Google changing strategy for the second budget Pixel phone?
When Samsung’s Exynos was the best flagship chipset for Android

When Samsung’s Exynos was the best flagship chipset for Android

Qualcomm wasn't always the top dog, and the Samsung Exynos 7420 proved that back in 2015.
From Pixel 4 XL to the Pixel 2 XL: What I learned from downgrading

From Pixel 4 XL to the Pixel 2 XL: What I learned from downgrading

I temporarily downgraded to a Pixel 2 XL. Here's what it was like, and what I learned.