Smartphones

A blue iPhone 13 Pro Max and a starlight gold iPhone 13 Pro standing with their backs facing the camera.

The best smartphones you can buy right now | Engadget

Choosing your next smartphone can be challenging. With so many brands offering similar features at similar prices, it can be hard to understand what device actually has the things you want. If you’ve already determined you only want an iPhone, your decision-making process is slightly easier. (And even then, Apple’s lineup offers more options than …

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Hacking Smartphones with Hermit Spyware

Google Says ISPs Helped Attackers Infect Targeted Smartphones with Hermit Spyware

A week after it emerged that a sophisticated mobile spyware dubbed Hermit was used by the government of Kazakhstan within its borders, Google said it has notified Android users of infected devices. Additionally, necessary changes have been implemented in Google Play Protect — Android’s built-in malware defense service — to protect all users, Benoit Sevens …

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Carl Pei, founder and CEO of mobile tech startup Nothing

Nothing’s Carl Pei thinks everyone else’s smartphones are boring | Engadget

Carl Pei thinks there’s something wrong with the smartphone industry. That’s not to say the handsets on sale today are bad. Across the board, modern mobiles are faster, more sophisticated and take better photos than previous generations. But like a growing number of tech enthusiasts, Pei has started feeling like new phones just aren’t as …

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What Clues iOS 16 and Android 13 Give About the Future of Smartphones

What Clues iOS 16 and Android 13 Give About the Future of Smartphones

This story is part of WWDC 2022, CNET’s complete coverage from and about Apple’s annual developers conference. Your smartphone will soon become even more closely tied to the nondigital aspects of your life. That’s one of the main takeaways from iOS 16 and Android 13, the new mobile software updates coming later this year from …

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