Smartphones are essential travel companions; they can be used to book hotels, manage finances, and can even pull you out of a tight spot if things go wrong. However, there are times when you should switch the phone off and have an adventure.
Apple claims that it redesigned the iPhone 13 and 13 Pro’s internals to accommodate larger batteries and new hardware. But what’s really under the hood, and are these iPhones more repairable than previous models? Find out during iFixit’s teardown livestream.
Google is introducing two new features to make Android more accessible for those with mobility or speech disabilities. Both features use your phone’s front camera to track facial expressions and eye gestures, allowing you to navigate the Android interface, chat with others, or write text-to-speech messages without using touch controls or Google Assistant voice commands.
There’s nothing worse than losing the remote to your Google TV streaming box or television. And, to make matters worse, these remotes are typically small, thin, and fall through the cushions way too easily. Thankfully, Google has finally added a feature that lets you use your Android phone as a Google TV remote.
Today the EU Commission proposed a new law requiring USB-C as the standard for all “smartphones, tablets, cameras, headphones, portable speakers, and handheld videogame consoles.” The most famous USB-C holdout is the iPhone, but this proposal doesn’t spell the end of the Lighting cable yet.
Today Google announced multiple updates to make Android Auto and Driving Mode easier to use and less distracting. So whether you use the Google Assistant Driving Mode, have a car with Android Auto, or even a car with Google built-in, you’ll now enjoy an improved dashboard, more at-a-glance app recommendations, and improvements to contactless payments at gas stations.
The original Samsung Galaxy Z Flip was an interesting phone, as it was a throwback to the flip phones that many of us grew up with. But it was a first-generation product and suffered from first-generation issues as a result. The Z Flip 3 (they skipped 2) fixes a lot of that, and it’s a great look at the current-future of smartphones.
Microsoft’s hotly-anticipated Surface product event took place on Wednesday, and we have tons of information to share. The company topped off the event by debuting a fancy new Surface Laptop Studio, a unique Surface Duo 2 folding phone, and more.
Until just recently, foldable phones seemed like a futuristic device out of reach for most buyers. Now, Samsung’s on its third Galaxy Fold Z, a more affordable folding phone for the mainstream crowd. And while we’ve heard rumors of a Google Pixel Fold for over a year, new reports suggest Google might finally be ready to steal Samsung’s thunder.