Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Wirecutter Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Wirecutter | Don't Buy a 5G Phone Yet Advertisement Supported by Your phone company is going to start bombarding you with ads for 5G phones soon, but you should ignore them — at least for now. ByRyan Whitwam Mr. Whitwam is a freelance journalist who writes about Android phones for Wirecutter, a product recommendation site owned by The New York Times Company. May 6, 2019 Wireless carriers will begin bombarding you with ads in the coming months, telling you about how great their new 5G networks will be. And they might be great someday, but for now it’s just marketing fluff. Carriers will happily sell you an expensive 5G phone in 2019, but you shouldn’t take them up on that. There’s a lot of confusion over what 5G is and what it can do, and AT&T isn’t helping when it … [Read more...] about Don’t Buy a 5G Phone Yet
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The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. source Skyroam One of the most frustrating things about traveling abroad is figuring out a cost-effective way to use your smartphone while avoiding roaming charges. While there are a few options, most of them are expensive or don’t give you enough usable data. The $150 Skyroam Solis portable Wi-Fi hotspot, offers unlimited 4G LTE service while traveling without having to worry about SIM cards or overages. Using your smartphone while you’re abroad is, somehow, one of the most frustrating things about traveling. We’ve become so used to relying on constant connectivity to upload photos to Instagram, stay in touch with group chats, and navigate with Google Maps that at this point, it’s fairly hard to go completely without it – especially when … [Read more...] about My new must-have travel gadget saved me a ton on cell phone data on my last international trip
By Haseeb Sultan Published: January 16, 2019 0 SHARES Share Tweet Email Finding the right cover for a phone is harder than it looks! Back when cell phones were not ‘smart’, they actually had bodies, personalities and opinions. Similar to how Instagram now perpetuates the notion that the ideal human body must be perfect – slim and smart – phones too seem to have embodied these ideologies. For humans, looking their best is nowadays far more important than how they think, act or what they accomplish. Similarly for phones, all that matters is whether they are smart and good-looking. Consequently, most phones nowadays are smart and they all look the same, like models on a Paris runway. That being said, I’m not here to body shame cell phones. I just want to talk about how I miss the excitement of having to look through hundreds of phones to find one that matches my personality.For a fashion-lover, it made sense to own the MotoRazr. Anna … [Read more...] about What does your cell phone cover say about you?
Ever since smartphones have become increasingly common around us, several claims have been going around suggesting a variety of things like lemons can charge phones and that signals emitted from a phone can harm humans. Well, several of these claims have been so widely circulated through the power of the internet that many people think they are true. If you're an active WhatsApp user or scroll through social media endlessly, you must have come across posts or videos showing the perils of using smartphones or some insane phone tricks that will convince you to make it a habit. At one point, there were reports that an iPhone can be charged inside a microwave and those who tried it can tell you how bad an idea was that. So before you start to believe everything that's out there on the internet, no matter how convincing, give it a sensible thought. No, bananas and lemons do not charge phones! With the help of this article, we try to bust some of the popular smartphone myths that many are … [Read more...] about Top 5 smartphone myths debunked: From closing background apps to using phones at petrol pumps
Sean Wolfe, provided by Published 11:13 am PDT, Thursday, October 25, 2018 AP Photo/Matt Rourke President Donald Trump routinely uses unsecure iPhones to speak with friends and associates, instead of a secure White House line, according to a recent report from The New York Times. In a tweet, Trump said the report was "soooo wrong!" and insisted "I only use Government Phones." The tweet was sent from an iPhone, but it's not clear if Trump sent the tweet himself, or if it was sent by one of his aides. The President is online again. President Trump took to Twitter to respond to a recent New York Times article that reported he routinely uses his unsecure iPhones to speak with friends and associates, instead of using a secure White House phone line. "I only use Government Phones, and have only one seldom used government cell phone," Trump said in a tweet sent from his account, adding "Story is soooo wrong!" While this is hardly the first time Trump has … [Read more...] about Trump’s tweet claiming he ‘only uses government phones’ was sent from an iPhone