The best cheap phones in 2024: our 9 favorites for tight budgets

Don’t want to spend $1,000 or more on a new smartphone? We don’t blame you. The good news is there are plenty of models available for half that price, but the trick is knowing which cheap smartphone is worth buying. After all, just because you’re not spending flagship phone money doesn’t mean you want to … Read more

How to change your iPhone’s notification sound in iOS 17

Apple made a change to the default notification sound when it launched iOS 17, replacing “Tri-tone” with “Rebound.”Users have been unable to switch back to the original sound or select a different one as the default, and not everyone is a fan of the new tune. As you’d imagine, that’s left some folks rather annoyed. … Read more

What is Bixby? How to use Samsung’s AI assistant

We’ve all heard of Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri, but what’s all the fuss about this Bixby character? Yet another voice assistant that’s built into smartphones and tablets, Bixby is Samsung’s virtual assistant. If you own something with the ‘Galaxy’ sub-label, you can use Samsung’s digitized companion to do all kinds of things.  Like its … Read more

The most common iPhone 15 problems and how to solve them

Apple iPhone 15 Plus (left) and Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max Andy Boxall / Digital Trends You rely on your iPhone 15 for everything. That includes music, movie, and TV show streaming, banking, smart home controls, calendars, reminders, and timers — which is only scratching the surface. Apple’s iOS namesake is faster, more durable, and … Read more

When is my phone getting Android 14? Here’s everything we know

Joe Maring / Digital Trends Android 14 is out now, and as usual, the first to get it was Google’s own Pixel phone family. Not to be undone, Samsung pushed out its version of Android 14 — One UI 6 — after a relatively short beta period and has seemingly now completed its Android 14 … Read more

I found 16 new widgets for iOS 17 that you have to try

Bryan M. Wolfe / Digital Trends Widgets have long been a popular feature on iPhones. Since the release of iOS 17, they have become more interactive, providing a more engaging experience. Interactive widgets allow you to perform important actions from your iPhone’s home screen. For example, you can complete your to-do lists, play and pause … Read more

Does the iPhone 15 have an overheating problem?

Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max Andy Boxall / Digital Trends Last fall, Apple unveiled the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro series, which generated a lot of excitement among consumers. However, some users who got their hands on the devices early on expressed dissatisfaction by taking to social media to complain about overheating issues. Apple … Read more

How to run any app on the Galaxy Z Flip 5’s cover screen

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 is one of the most impressive foldable Android devices we’ve seen in a minute. Of course, 2023 was also the year that brought us the phenomenal Motorola Razr Plus. And why are both of these phones being called out in the same article? Because the former lets you open … Read more

Google Pixel 8a: news, rumored price, release date, and more

Smart Prix Not long ago, it seemed that the Google Pixel 7a would be the last smartphone in Google’s Pixel A series. However, recent rumors indicate that this may not actually be the case. As a result, we’re likely to see the release of a Google Pixel 8a this year. What can we expect from … Read more

iOS 17: How to share contacts using Apple’s NameDrop feature

iOS 17 is full of cutting-edge iPhone features and optimizations, and we’ve been singing the latest firmware’s praises for a while now. Beyond the typical bug repairs and standard improvements, Apple’s most recent iOS level-up includes a convenient iPhone exclusive called NameDrop. In just seconds, this iPhone-to-iPhone wireless tech lets iPhone A receive a full … Read more