28 articles published since January 14, 2022
Google's new Pixel tablet threatens to dethrone the longtime leader in the midrange tablet market
It won't take a hard look at the market to understand why Apple's 10th Generation iPad (2022) retains a gigantic presence. The tablet offers up a streamlined design, high-quality hardware, and a reasonable price point, not to mention the buttery smooth user experience that iPad owners have come to expect. Making things more lopsided, it's been nearly five years since the release of the ill-fated Pixel Slate, a tablet that underwhelmed yet came in at an inflated price tag.
The choice depends almost entirely on the phone you have
Every major device manufacturer offers their take on wireless earbuds to complement the smartphones they offer. Giants in the industry don't get much bigger than Samsung and Apple; both make an array of earbuds to complement their bigger-ticket devices, and each provides a Pro model for the most discerning listeners.
Now that the new Pixel 8 has been released, how does the phone's wireless charging perform? Will it support the Qi2 standard?
The new Google Pixel 8 has captured the attention of Android users across the board. It's already claimed a prominent spot among the year’s best Android phones, and it’s packed with new technology and improved functionality. From the AI integrations that are powered by the Pixel 8’s new Tensor G3 chipset to the immaculate 120Hz display, the phone is sure to tempt any Android fan looking for a new phone.
How will the Google Pixel 8's screen perform? Does the new Pixel improve on its predecessor's refresh rate?
The Google Pixel 8 builds on the previous generation in nearly every possible way. The Tensor G3 chipset underpins its computing power, improvements in camera technology and integrated assistant features make big strides forward, and the AI-supported tools have become even more robust, making this one of the best Android phones around.
If you're looking for your next Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 band, here are the best options to spruce up your wrist
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 is showing its age, but it's still arguably one of the best Android smartwatches currently on the market. It's a powerful connectivity tool and remains a solid choice, even in the face of newer Galaxy Watch models.
The Google Pixel 8 looks set to impress with a wealth of great features, but how does it handle wireless charging?
The Google Pixel 8 has officially arrived. It's undoubtedly one of the best Android phones around, improving from the standard set by the Pixel 7. The phone ships with an all new Tensor G3 chipset and adds a wealth of improvements to existing features (Photo Unblur, Magic Eraser, etc.) and a bevy of new ones, like Audio Magic Eraser and Best Take.
These are the best add-ons to complement your new Google Pixel 8
The Google Pixel 8 is here, and if you're picking one up then it’s only natural to start perusing the online and physical marketplaces for accessories to round out your new phone’s place in your daily lineup. From the color you’ll choose for your Pixel 8 to third party additions like cases and power banks, there’s a lot to sift through, as is the case with any new phone.
Keep your electronics juiced up while on-the-go
The USB port is a constant in the increasingly complex ecosystem of fast chargers, as most phones rely on the power drawn from a USB plug. Even when using a wireless charger, the pad demands a wired connection via a USB cable. However, the realities of charging equipment come into stark focus when on the move. While every driver will eventually need to charge their phone on the go, not every car includes a free USB port. Moreover, those that do probably lack advanced charging standards like USB Power Delivery and Programmable Power Supply (PPS), both of which are used in phones like Google Pixel 7 and Samsung Galaxy S23.
Google takes a pricey lead
The Google Pixel Tablet has finally brought the tech company's powerful Google Tensor 2 chip to a tablet. In comparison, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite was released in 2022, but it still offers a fantastic Android tablet experience without breaking the bank. How does Google's new Tensor-powered Pixel Tablet stand up to the already battle-tested Tab S6 Lite? Let's take a look.
Google's newest flagship model, the Pixel 8 is here - but can it survive a swim?
Google has been designing spectacular Android phones for years now. Its Pixel phones have become some of the best Android devices on the market. The Pixel 8 is the latest in the line, and squeezes in a few key upgrades that are sure to tempt existing Pixel fans into an upgrade.
Your new Samsung Galaxy S23 FE needs protecting! These cases can help prevent drop and scratch damage
The newest phone from Samsung has been announced, and if you're big on the brand's Android devices but can't afford its most expensive phones, it's likely that the new Galaxy S23 FE has you excited, to say the least. The phone hits stores at the end of October, but it's never too early to start thinking about the accessories you'll need to hit the ground running with your new device.
How do the new Sony WF-1000XM5 earbuds stack up against the brand's older flagship model?
Sony’s newest earbuds, the WF-1000XM5, were released in July 2023 and have really hit the ground running. They're 20 percent lighter and 25 percent smaller than the previous generation (the WF-1000XM4), making them likely a much more comfortable fit over the duration of a day using them for work calls or a particularly long exercise session.
The Sony WF-1000XM5 earbuds are here in spectacular fashion, but can they charge wirelessly?
Sony's newest earbuds, the WF-1000XM5, offer a wealth of updates to the already spectacular noise-cancelling buds from the outlet. The WF-1000XM5 earbuds are 25 percent smaller and 20 percent lighter than their predecessors while still having industry-leading technology and sonic depth.
The new Fitbit Charge 6 improves on the fitness tracking experience in many ways. But how does its band size up?
The Fitbit Charge 6 is here, and promises to expand on the already potent fitness tracking capabilities that the best Fitbits have brought to our wrists. Its aesthetic stays true to the existing design language of the Charge 5, but packs some hardware and software upgrades into that package.
Everyone's favorite legacy smartphone maker is still at it
If you haven't noticed, Motorola is back, and in a big way! After years of toiling to deliver low-end and midrange phones, the brand made a triumphant return to the flagship space in 2023 with some truly compelling offers that rank among the best Android phones out there at any price.
Avoid breaking your fancy flagship with one of these cool cases
Although the Samsung Galaxy S22+ doesn't enjoy nearly as much attention as the S22 Ultra, it's not a lackluster phone. Yes, it does lack the same high-performance 108MP primary camera, 10x optical zoom, and the S Pen, but aside from that, this is the same device in a smaller, easier-to-hold package. The display is bright and beautiful, and the new 50MP primary camera is far better than what was on the S21+ from the year before.
Give your smartwatch a classic look with these great bands
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 Classic will undoubtedly provide you with one of the best Android smartwatch experiences out there, especially if you're a fan of Samsung's previous Galaxy Watch designs. However, if you're going to sport this classic watch design, you'll need to incorporate a great band to go with it. That's why we've put together this selection of our favorite Watch 6 Classic bands to help you stand out from the crowd.
Picking the best smartwatch to track your sleep can be a little daunting - our recommendations will help
Fitness trackers and smartwatches have come a long way in recent years, even tracking sleep and providing important details about the way our body rests. While fitness trackers have long offered activity tracking and heart rate metrics, multitasking sleep-tracking smartwatches are now entering the scene to provide nuanced nighttime stats. Luckily, there are a good few companies that have managed to make great smartwatches that provide in-depth metrics on sleep cycles and stages, like the models on this list.
The new iPhone 15 looks to be a powerful phone, but is it better than the current Samsung flagship?
The iPhone 15 from Apple is here, and for die-hard Apple enthusiasts, the choice between a new iPhone and one of the top-tier Android phones may be a no-brainer - but the rest of us may want to take a closer to look at how Apple's latest compares to Android's best.
Google Pixel 7a vs. Samsung Galaxy S23: A new budget challenger takes on Samsung's most affordable flagship
Can Google's new Pixel 7a dethrone the Samsung Galaxy S23? We compare to help you get the right phone
The Google Pixel 7a has officially become Google's newest "a" model smartphone. It replaced the mighty Pixel 6a as Google's most prominent new device and certainly has some large shoes to fill. The Pixel 6a is one of the best budget Android phones on the market today. Why is the 6a so good? With the Pixel 6a, Google delivered an affordable phone with a premium design, high-end cameras, and strong performance metrics. The Pixel 7a is expected to be the next generation of greatness wrapped up in an affordable product, influenced by the Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro released last year.