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Jesse Hollington
Jesse Hollington
Mobile Writer

Jesse has been a technology enthusiast for his entire life — he probably would have been born with an iPhone in his hand had they existed back then — and a fan of all things Apple since he got his first iPod in 2004. He worked as a full-time Senior Editor for iLounge for over ten years, where he wrote about all things iPhone and iPad, including reviewing products and writing tutorials. Jesse later joined Lifewire, where he handled roundups and reviews of computer networking gear, while still keeping a hand in covering the world of Apple devices for iDropNews. Jesse has also authored three editions of iPod & iTunes Portable Genius for Wiley Publishing.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Google Pixel Fold renders next to each other.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 vs. Google Pixel Fold: best folding phone for 2023?

Does Samsung's new Galaxy Z Fold 5 widen the gap with the Google Pixel Fold?
A person holding the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Fold 5.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 vs. Galaxy Z Fold 4: worth the upgrade?

The Galaxy Z Fold 4 proved foldables are ready for prime time. Now, Samsung takes that to the next level with the Galaxy Z Fold 5. But is it a worthy upgrade?
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5 next to each other on a white table.

10 big things you missed from Samsung Unpacked 2023

Samsung's latest Unpacked event was packed with new product announcements. Here are some of the more significant, smaller details from the big day.
iPhone 12 Mini with charger

How to fast charge your iPhone

Newer fast charging options are available for iPhones! Here's everything you need to know about getting and using fast charging, along with helpful tips.
eSIM page on the iPhone 14.

What is an eSIM? Here’s everything you need to know

The humble SIM card is finally on its way out in favor of a new, more advanced technology -- the eSIM. But what is an eSIM? Here's everything you need to know.
Nothing Phone 2 next to the Google Pixel 7.

Nothing Phone 2 vs. Google Pixel 7: which $599 phone is best?

The new Nothing Phone 2 could be the hottest smartphone of the year, but does it have what it takes to compete with Google's Pixel 7? We found out.
OnePlus Nord N300 5G speed test.

T-Mobile’s huge lead in 5G speeds isn’t going anywhere

T-Mobile still enjoys a healthy lead over its rivals, but it also looks like we may be reaching peak 5G.
An Apple Watch showing the watchOS 10 Developer Beta update.

How to download the watchOS 10 beta on your Apple Watch

Apple has released the first beta of watchOS 10, reimagining the Apple Watch experience. Here's how to get it onto your wrist now.
iPad showing iPadOS 17 Developer Beta 1 update screen with MacBook in the background.

How to download the iPadOS 17 beta on your iPad right now

The iPadOS 17 beta is available now for anyone who wants to try it on their iPad. Here's how to download it today!
iPhone 11 Pro Settings

How to get rid of someone else’s Apple ID on your iPhone

Having someone else's Apple ID on your iPhone can be a frustrating problem to have. This article explains how to remove it and set your own Apple ID up again.
Hand holding iPhone in front of a MacBook showing iOS 17 Developer Beta 1 download page.

How to download the iOS 17 beta on your iPhone right now

iOS 17 is now available for anyone to download. Here's how to grab the public beta today if you're eager to try it out.
Live Photo to video with hand holding iPhone.

How to turn a Live Photo into a video on your iPhone

When you shoot an iPhone Live Photo, it captures 1.5 seconds before and after you tap the shutter. We show you how to convert that photo into a video.
An iPhone 14 laying on top of a succulent. Its display is on and shows the lock screen.

How to add widgets to your iPhone lock screen on iOS 16

iOS 16 brought helpful widgets to your iPhone's lock screen. But how in the world do you add them? Let us show you.
Cell phone tower shooting off pink beams with a 5G logo next to it.

The 5G speed race is over and T-Mobile has won

Opensignal's latest 5G experience report shows T-Mobile continues to dominate in download speeds and coverage, but are those the only metrics that count?
The iPhone 14 Pro held in a mans hand, showing the screen.

How to turn off your iPhone 14 Pro’s always-on display

The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max feature Apple's first always-on display, but you may want to turn it off. Luckily, doing so is simple.
iPhone 11 Pro and iPad 2020

How to sync your iPhone with your iPad

Syncing your iPhone with your iPad might seem like a mystery, but it's a pretty straightforward and simple process. We explain what you have to do in this guide.
Hand holding phone in landscape orientation focusing on an illustrated scene of Chinese lanterns with Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 logo.

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 brings faster 5G to budget phones

Qualcomm is upping its performance game with the Snapdragon 4 Gen 2 mobile platform — a new chip that promises to improve the next generation of budget phones.
Rebtel Calling

How to make ringtones for an iPhone

No one wants to pay for ringtones. So save your money and check out our guide on how to use your own songs to make ringtones for your iPhone.
An iPhone with iOS 16, showing the new Lock Screen.

iOS 16: How to add a different home screen wallpaper on your iPhone

With iOS 16, you can customize your iPhone lock screen like never before, but it's also still really easy to select a unique home screen wallpaper.
The iPad (2022) in its yellow color.

How to reset an iPad: soft reset, force restart, and factory reset

If your iPad has frozen up or it's acting a little strangely, you may want to consider resetting it. Here's how to do it and what each option does to your iPad.
NFC settings on an Android phone.

What is NFC? How it works and what you can do with it

NFC has become more popular largely through mobile payment systems like Apple Pay and Samsung Pay. Our guide explains what NFC stands for and how it works.
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite next to the Kindle Scribe.

How to share Kindle books with family and friends

Wondering how to share books on a Kindle with those closest to you? Fortunately, it's not as difficult as you might think. Here's how you can share your books.
A person holding the Pixel 7a.

Best Google Pixel 7a cases: the 12 best ones you can buy

The Google Pixel 7a offers a lot of specs at a great price. But if you buy the phone, be sure to protect it with a good case! Here are our favorites.
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Your Verizon plan just got a major overhaul — here’s what’s new

Verizon is restructuring its mobile plans to provide customers with the flexibility to choose only the perks they plan to use while saivng money in the process.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra in Sky Blue, seen from the back.

Buying a 5G phone? Here are 2 reasons it should be a Samsung one

Samsung is officially at the top of the list of the best 5G phones for customer satisfaction.
Android 14 logo on a smartphone.

How to download Android 14 on your phone right now

The second Android 14 beta is out! Here's how to get early access and download the software on your phone right now.
Netgear M6 Pro Mobile Hotspot.

Netgear’s new M6 Pro router lets you use fast 5G anywhere you go

Netgear has unveiled its Nighthawk M6 Pro mobile hotspot with support for mmWave 5G and Wi-Fi 6E to deliver ultra-fast and reliable connectivity on the go.
iPhone Home screen and apps

How to clear the cache on your iPhone (5 ways to do it)

Clearing your cache is a simple yet effective way of freeing up storage space on your iPhone and making it run faster. Here's how to do it in a few easy steps.
WhatsApp logo on a phone.

What is WhatsApp? How to use the app, tips, tricks, and more

WhatsApp is a free, multifunctional, multiplatform messaging app and one of the most popular call and chat apps available. We give you the lowdown.

The most common Apple Watch problems (and how to fix them)

Struggling with some Apple Watch issues? We’ve compiled a list of some of the most common problems and how to deal with them.
Verizon store front displays the 5G network in NYC.

Live in a rural area? Verizon 5G is about to get better for you

Verizon plans to expand its faster 5G Ultra Wideband network beyond urban centers later this year, helping to drive up performance for folks in rural areas.
The T-Mobile logo on a smartphone.

T-Mobile’s newest plans are exciting for new (and old) customers

T-Mobile is making it even easier to free your phone from the shackles of long-term contracts while saving you more money in the process.
Woman holding up smartphone with speed test results on Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband network.

T-Mobile’s 5G is still unmatched — but have speeds plateaued?

Ookla's latest market analysis reveals the fastest carriers, states, and cities across the U.S. —  but have we reached the peak?
Side profile of a person in a car holding an iPhone to their ear.

iPhone phone calls sound muffled? Here’s how to quickly fix them

Are the folks you're calling having a hard time hearing your voice? Here's how to make things better in iOS 16.4.