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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.

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The 22 best Apple Watch faces you should be using

You can overhaul the look of your Apple Watch and customize it with useful information using the right watch face. We rounded up the best Apple Watch faces.
A person holding the Google Pixel 8 showing the screen.

Have an Android phone? You can get unlimited 5G service for free

One of the best things about eSIM is how easy is to get a new plan up and running on your smartphone. Now, Visible is making it even easier.
5G logo on the Motorola Edge (2022).

The best prepaid cell phone plans in 2023: the 7 best ones

Looking to save money on your cell phone plan? We cover the best prepaid plan options and explain precisely what you get for your money.
The home screen on the Apple iPhone 15 Plus.

The best phone plans for one person in 2023: our 6 favorites

If you’re ready to ditch shared plans, there are some great options. Here are the best phone plans for one person from T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon, and others.
Person holding phone showing Bluetooth pairing view Snapdragon Seamless.

Your next Android phone could have one of the iPhone’s best features

Seamless integration between Apple products has long been one of the iPhone's greatest strengths. Now, Qualcomm is hoping to bring this to multiple platforms.
Person looking at text messages on smartphone.

How to send a text message to an email address

Want to know how to send text messages to email accounts? We have all the information to get you started.
Renders of the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro next to each other.

iPhone 15 vs. iPhone 15 Pro: don’t buy the wrong iPhone

Apple's new 2023 iPhone 15 lineup is out, with the usual standard iPhone 15 joined by a more powerful iPhone 15 Pro. Which one is right for your money?
Renders of the iPhone 15 Pro next to the iPhone 15 Pro Max.

iPhone 15 Pro vs. iPhone 15 Pro Max: what’s actually different?

Apple has widened the gap a bit between this year's iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max. Check out what's changed.
The screens on the Galaxy A54 and Galaxy S23 Ultra.

Fixing your broken Samsung phone is about to get easier

Samsung has announced a new partnership to bring easy walk-in service for in-warranty Galaxy smartphone repairs to even more customers.
A Google Pixel 8 Pro in Porcelain (left) with an iPhone 15 Pro in Blue Titanium held in hand.

Google Pixel 8 Pro vs. iPhone 15 Pro: which $1,000 phone should you buy?

It’s an exciting season for smartphones with Google's Pixel 8 Pro joining Apple's iPhone 15 Pro as two of the best of 2023. Which one is right for your money?
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T-Mobile still has the fastest 5G, but its rivals are catching up

For most of 2023, 5G speeds among the big three carriers have been fairly stable, but this may only be true at the very top end of the 5G speed race.
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These are the 11 best iPhone chargers you can buy in 2023

Need a new iPhone charger? Today's chargers are more convenient and inventive than ever. Here are the best picks, from wireless chargers to the latest MagSafe.
Google Pixel 8 Pro in white and blue.

The best Google Pixel 8 Pro cases in 2023: 12 best ones

Google's Pixel 8 Pro is out with some amazing new features. Here are the best cases to get maximum protection right out of the box.
iPhone on stand in FaceTime call with balloon gesture.

How to use iOS 17 FaceTime gestures (and what they look like)

FaceTime gestures is one of the coolest new iPhone features in iOS 17, letting you trigger fun 3D animations with a move of your hand. Here's how to use it.
A view of the USB-C port on the green iPhone 15.

The best iPhone 15 screen protectors in 2023: 10 great buys

Here are the best screen protectors to keep the screen on your new iPhone 15 looking shiny and bright.
StandBy mode on an iPhone with iOS 17.

How to use StandBy in iOS 17 to turn your iPhone into a smart display

StandBy is cool new iOS 17 feature that will change how you use your iPhone. Here's everything you need to know to get started.
New widgets for iPadOS 17.

How to download iPadOS 17 on your iPad

Apple's latest iPadOS 17 release is available now for everyone who wants to check it out. Here's how to download it today!
iOS 17 logo and renders on Apple's website.

How to download iOS 17 on your iPhone right now

iOS 17 is now available for anyone to download. Here's how to grab it today if you're eager to try it out on your iPhone.
An Apple Watch showing the watchOS 10 Developer Beta update.

How to download watchOS 10 on your Apple Watch

Apple has released watchOS 10, reimagining the Apple Watch experience. Here's how to get it onto your wrist now.
The iPhone 15 in black and pink colors.

Does the iPhone 15 have a SIM card?

Some of last year's iPhone 14 models removed the physical SIM card. Now, it's time for the iPhone 15 lineup to follow suit.
iPhone 14 Pro Max in hand.

iPhone error 4013: what it is and how to fix it

It may seem scary at first, but iPhone error 4013 is a fairly simple problem to fix. Here's what you need to do when it strikes your iPhone, iPad, or iPod.
OnePlus Nord N300 5G speed test.

How fast is 5G? What you need to know about 5G speeds

Excitement about 5G technology has been building steadily. But just how fast is 5G now? And how fast could it end up getting?
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How to hide photos on your Android phone or tablet

Are you worried about your private snaps getting viewed by nosy strangers? We show you several ways to shield photos on your Android phone from prying eyes.
Renders of the Amazon Kindle (2022) and Kindle Paperwhite (2021).

Amazon Kindle vs. Kindle Paperwhite: don’t buy the wrong e-reader

The Amazon Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite are two of the more affordable e-readers available today. But which one is truly worth your money?
The image background remover feature from iOS 16 being used on a photo of a dog.

How to use iOS 16 photo cutout to cut and paste images

One of the most impressive new features in iOS 16 is the ability to lift the subject from a photo without the background. Here's how to do this.
The Samsung Galaxy S23, S23 Plus, and S23 Ultra all next to each other.

The best Samsung phones in 2023: our 8 favorite Galaxy handsets

Need some help choosing the right Samsung smartphone? Our list has something to suit everyone, from the latest flagship Samsung Galaxy to $200 handsets.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 next to the Motorola Razr Plus, both showing their cover screens.

The best flip phones in 2023: 7 picks we think you’ll love

Flip phones have always been the go-to for talk and text — but today's flips have games, apps, and web surfing. We rounded up the best that you can buy in 2023.
Close-up of the iPhone SE 2022 and iPhone 14 Plus camera modules.

What iPhone do I have? How to find out your iPhone model number

Apple has released almost 40 different iPhone models so far. How can you tell which one you have? We have all the tips you need to know.
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The best protective iPhone cases in 2023: our 30 favorites

Sometimes you need something rugged that can handle a little more abuse than your average phone case. We've got the best protective iPhone cases right here.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Google Pixel Fold renders next to each other.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 vs. Google Pixel Fold: $1,800 foldable showdown

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Google Pixel Fold are two of the most expensive foldable you can buy in 2023. Which one is the best? We found out.
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?
The screens on the Galaxy A54 and Galaxy S23 Ultra.

How to fix screen burn on your iPhone or Android phone

Image retention or screen burn on OLED smartphone screens can diminish your experience and cause damage. Here's how to restore your pixels to their proper hue.
Three iPhones showing security lockout screens and reset options.

How to fix the ‘iPhone Unavailable’ error (4 easy ways)

The 'iPhone is disabled' lock occurs when too many failed passcodes are entered. Here's what to do when that happens and how to prevent passcode problems.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 in cream, blue, and black.

How one bad decision is ruining all of Samsung’s new phones

Samsung's been on a tear releasing great smartphones this year. But they've all been plagued with one big mistake that's hard to overlook.