Smartphones

Smartphones | News, how-tos, features, reviews, and videos

Affordable Android smartphones

13 easy ways to cut back on data use in Android

Trimming back your Android data use can save you or your employer a bundle on your phone bill — and with little downside. So what are you waiting for?

iphone se

iPhone SE 2: The never-ending story...

It makes more sense for Apple to meet this need than to ignore it...

innovation apple invite

A guide to Apple’s Sept. 10 iPhone 11 event

New iPhones, AirPods and Apple Watch are likely at Apple's September event.

Android 10 Features

How to get Android 10's hidden features on any phone today

Try out two of Android 10's most interesting and elusive elements — no matter what version of Android you're running! — with these easy-to-follow steps.

Android Branding

Android 10 and the end of whimsy

By ending its long-standing naming system for Android versions, Google is eliminating something even less tangible.

iphone 6s 6splus headphpne jack

3 reasons Apple’s iPhone 11 will exceed (muted) expectations

I’ve a feeling iPhone 11 sales may turn out OK. Who else is with me?

youtube thumbnails template 1
Podcast IDG TechTalk

AI and your smartphone: How AI is transforming mobile apps

Computerworld’s Ken Mingis and Michael Simon from PCWorld and Macworld talk about how more mobile apps use artificial intelligence and how it improves features.

Bad News // A man reads a newspaper that is on fire.

Why recent smartphone ‘bad news’ is really good news

Smartphone shipments are in decline, Apple won’t let you change the battery and other great news.

Android Q

When will your phone get Android Q? A data-driven upgrade guide

Wondering when the soon-to-launch Android Q software will make its way to your device? Let cold, hard data guide your guess.

Google Pixel 4 Phone Side Effect

The unexpected side effect of Google's Pixel 4 phone

Google's upcoming Pixel 4 is already shaking up the smartphone game — but not in the way you might expect.

Google Pixel 4 - Project Soli Radar

How Google's Pixel 4 radar system could be more than a gimmick

Before you write off Google's new hand gesture feature as yet another mobile tech parlor trick, consider some critical points about the technology behind it.

Silly Smartphone Design Shift

Here comes the next silly smartphone design shift

Just when you thought you were safe from form-over-function design trends...

Computerworld > 5 Best Smartphones for Enterprise 2019 [cover]

The 5 best smartphones for business in 2019

With flagship phones topping $1,000, IT departments need more affordable options that deliver quality, speed and security. Here are the best midrange smartphones for enterprise deployment today.

fortnite android

How gaming can save high-end smartphones

The smartphone market, especially at the high end, is slowing down as we reach market maturity. Gaming, however, might be the key to stimulating growth.

Apple Google Copying

Apple, Google, and the copycat conundrum

"Android copied the iPhone," "iOS copied Android," and the importance of mobile tech perspective.

Google Android Apps

9 useful Google apps you probably aren't using

These easily overlooked Android apps are all made by Google — and they're all worth your while.

ios 13 logo

Which iPhones, iPads support Apple's iOS 13 and iPadOS?

With the arrival this fall of iOS 13 and iPadOS, there's some bad news for those relying on iPhones that debuted in 2013 and 2014 and some of Apple's older iPads.

wireless internet handshake tablet computer mobile work together

Goodbye, tablets

Another form factor is about to bite the dust.

Google Project Soli Pixel 4

Project Soli in depth: How radar-detected gestures could set the Pixel 4 apart

An experimental Google project may finally be ready to make its way into the real world — and the implications could be enormous.

Apple WWDC 2019

Apple eyes changes to iOS device management

At last week's developers conference, Apple rolled out a number of changes to the way iPhones, iPads and other devices are handled. Here's what those changes mean.

Load More