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Joe Maring
Joe Maring
Section Editor, Mobile

Joe Maring is the Section Editor for Digital Trends' Mobile team, leading the site's coverage for all things smartphones, tablets, and wearables. Since joining the industry in 2012, Joe has reported on the latest mobile tech news, reviewed countless devices, and worked with other writers to help them find the angles that matter.

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Holding the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 with its cover screen on.

I spent two hours with the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5. Here’s what I learned

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 is official. It has a larger cover screen than ever before, a new hinge, and powerful specs. And I got to use it.
The back of the Nothing Phone 2.

4 reasons you should absolutely buy this $599 Android phone

I've been using the Nothing Phone 2 for a couple of weeks. It's fun, high-quality, and should absolutely be your next smartphone. Here's why.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4.

Samsung just gave us 3 big Galaxy Unpacked teasers

We're just days away from Galaxy Unpacked, and leading up to it, Samsung has given us a few interesting teasers to get us properly excited.
The back of the Galaxy S23 Ultra, focusing on its rear cameras.

I’m still using the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra for one important reason

The Galaxy S23 Ultra isn't the newest Android phone on the block these days. However, there's one critical reason why I keep coming back to it.
Someone holding the Motorola Edge Plus (2023).

I just found the best Android phone deal for Prime Day 2023

There are plenty of Android smartphone deals floating around for Prime Day 2023. But I just found the very best one.
Apple Watch Ultra sitting on a yellow bench.

5 things I learned after I stopped wearing my Apple Watch

I stopped wearing my Apple Watch a few months ago. It's been a fun and exciting change. But as time goes on, I'm starting to regret it.
Instagram Threads app.

Instagram Threads: what you need to know, and how to sign up

Instagram Threads — Instagram's new Twitter alternative — is finally here. Here's everything you need to know about the app, including how to sign up.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4.

This is the date Samsung will launch the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Flip 5

It's official. Samsung's next Unpacked event is happening on July 26 — and it's where we expect to see the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Z Flip 5.
The Motorola Razr Plus with its cover screen on, showing the home page.

I’ve reviewed phones for 10 years — this is my favorite one of 2023

I've been reviewing smartphones for 10 years. The Motorola Razr Plus is here, and it's quickly become my favorite phone of 2023. Here's why.
The back of the Pixel 7 Pro held in a person's hand.

The Pixel 8 may fix two of my biggest complaints about the Pixel 7

The Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro haven't impressed with their lackluster battery life or slow charging speeds. The Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro may fix this.
The Motorola Defy Satellite Link dongle.

This small gadget gives you the iPhone 14’s best feature for $149

Satellite connectivity remains one of the coolest iPhone 14 features. But now, you can buy a $149 gadget to add satellite messaging to your existing phone.
A Google Pixel Fold with a broken screen protector and scratches running across the screen.

The Pixel Fold is already breaking, and it looks bad

The Pixel Fold has been out for about a day. And in that time, we've already seen lots of reports of the phone breaking. This doesn't look good.
Galaxy Tab S8 sitting at an angle above the tenth generation iPad.

How we test tablets

From the latest Android tablets to the best iPads, we review a lot of tablets at Digital Trends. Here's a glimpse at what our tablet review process looks like.
iPhone 14 Pro Max against a red background.

Have an iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch? You need to update it right now

If you have an Apple device, you need to update it right now. Apple found two major security vulnerabilities, and a new update fixes both of them.
The Motorola Razr Plus, half folded with its cover screen on.

Motorola Razr Plus review: the folding phone I’ve been waiting for

The Motorola Razr Plus is Motorola's latest flip phone foldable — and its sights are set on the Galaxy Z Flip. But is it any good? Find out in our review.
Google Pixel Tablet on its charging dock.

Google Pixel Tablet review: the worst Pixel I’ve ever used

The Google Pixel Tablet is Google's first tablet since 2018. It has a unique design and costs $500 — but is it actually worth your money? Here's our review.
Someone holding the OnePlus Nord N30 5G outside.

OnePlus Nord N30 5G review: the best $300 smartphone in 2023?

The OnePlus Nord N30 5G touts an impressive list of specs and features for just $300. But is it actually worth your time? We used the budget phone to find out.
Someone wearing the Apple Watch Ultra with the Wayfinder face.

I thought I would hate the Apple Watch Ultra, but I love it

Since it was announced, I thought I would hate the Apple Watch Ultra's big, bulky design. But I finally tried one for myself — and now I love it.
watchOS 10 presented at WWDC 2023.

WatchOS 10 doesn’t fix my biggest issue with the Apple Watch

Apple just showed off its watchOS 10 update at WWDC 2023. And it looks great! But it still doesn't fix my biggest problem with the Apple Watch.
Someone outside holding the Pixel 6a. We see the back of the phone.

Google Pixel 6a review: cheap, small, and packing a big punch

The Google Pixel 6a is here. It has a fresh design, a custom Google chipset, and it now costs just $349. Is it a good buy in 2023? Here's our full review.
Someone holding the Motorola Razr Plus with the screen open.

I used the new Razr Plus — and it may be the flip phone of my dreams

Motorola's two newest folding phones — the Razr and Razr Plus – are here. I got a chance to use them both, and I'm impressed with what I've seen.
Someone holding the Motorola Edge Plus 2023.

I finally found an Android phone that makes me want to ditch my iPhone

The Motorola Edge Plus (2023) has been my go-to Android phone for a couple of weeks. And the more I use it, the more I don't want to go back to my iPhone.
Someone holding the Motorola Edge Plus (2023) at an angle.

Motorola Edge Plus (2023) review: a Pixel 7 Pro and Galaxy S23 killer

The Motorola Edge Plus (2023) is Motorola's answer to the Galaxy S23 and Pixel 7 Pro. But is it any good? Here's a closer look at the $799 flagship.
Apple Messages opened on iPhone 13 Pro Max

iMessage was down today, but it’s now back to normal

iMessage and a few other Apple apps were down today. Thankfully, everything is now back to normal.
Amazon Fire Max 11 tablet laying on a desk.

Who needs the Pixel Tablet? Amazon’s new Fire Max 11 looks great

Amazon just announced the Fire Max 11 as its newest Android tablet. With a fresh design, all-new features, and impressive accessories, it has our attention.
CAD render of the iPhone 16 Pro Max next to the iPhone 15 Pro Max.

I really hope the iPhone 16 Pro Max doesn’t look like this

Renders of the iPhone 16 Pro Max's possible design just leaked. If the phone actually looks anything like what we're seeing, I want nothing to do with it.
ChatGPT app running on an iPhone.

I found a huge problem with the new ChatGPT iPhone app

The official ChatGPT iPhone app is finally here, and I tried it. It's a slick app that works well — except for one huge, glaring problem.
Google Pixel 8 Pro in a leaked hands-on video, showcasing its temperature sensor.

Leaked Pixel 8 Pro video reveals a feature no one was expecting

The Google Pixel 8 Pro has appeared in a hands-on video. It offers a closer look at the phone's design — plus a highly unusual feature we weren't expecting.
Pixe 7a home screen.

This app could be killing your Pixel phone’s battery life

If you have a Google Pixel phone, one particular app seems to be causing battery drain and overheating issues. Here's what we know.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 Bora Purple cover screen weather

We may know exactly when the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Z Flip 5 will be released

Thanks to a new report, we may know exactly when Samsung plans to release the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5.
The Google Pixel Fold with its main display turned on.

Forget waiting for Google I/O — the Pixel Fold just had a huge leak

Can't wait for Google I/O later today to see the Pixel Fold? Good news! Google accidentally revealed the phone in a YouTube video. Here's what it looks like.
Someone using Final Cut Pro on an iPad.

Final Cut Pro is coming to the iPad — but there’s a catch

After years of waiting, Final Cut Pro is finally coming to the iPad. But there's a big catch you should be aware of.
Google Assistant listening on the Google Pixel Watch.

Google Pixel Watch 2 may launch a lot sooner than we thought

Alongside the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro, rumor has it that Google will also launch the Pixel Watch 2 later this fall.
A demo of Humane's wearable, projecting an incoming phone call onto someone's hand.

This bizarre AI device may replace your smartphone in the future

What's the future look like beyond smartphones? According to Humane, it's a strange wearable with a camera and laser projector.