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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.

Need to get in touch? You can reach Joe at, or find him on Twitter as @JoeMaring1.

An iPhone 15 Pro Max sitting upright, showing one of its home screens.

A big iPhone update is right around the corner

New iPads aren't the only Apple news today. Apple just took a big step toward its next iPhone update.
The yellow iPad (2022) lying face-down on a green bush.

Apple just did something amazing to the iPad

Apple announced a new iPad Air and iPad Pro today. But there was another iPad announcement we weren't expecting, and it's a big one.
The back of a Natural Titanium iPhone 15 Pro Max.

I found an amazing new way to use my iPhone 15 Pro Max

I recently found a new way to use my iPhone 15 Pro Max. It's not a feature I went into 2024 expecting to fall in love with, but that's exactly what's happened.
Someone holding the Rabbit R1.

The Rabbit R1 is one of the worst gadgets I’ve ever reviewed

The Rabbit R1 was supposed to be an AI smartphone companion that would make your life simpler. As it turns out, it does the exact opposite.
Someone holding the Honor Magic 6 RSR outside.

The Honor Magic 6 RSR is my new favorite Android phone of 2024

There are endless choices for a good Android phone in 2024. But as of right now, the Honor Magic 6 RSR is my new go-to. Here's why.
Someone holding the Rabbit R1 with its screen turned on.

I spent four days with the AI gadget of the future, and it was a mess

The Rabbit R1 is an AI-powered gadget that can help you get things done quicker than you're able to with your phone. At least, that's what it's supposed to do.
A black OnePlus 12R laying face down on a table.

I reviewed OnePlus’ $500 Android phone, and it’s spectacular

The OnePlus 12R is a new Android phone from OnePlus. It has a fast processor, an incredible display, and it only costs $500. This is a special one.
Google Pixel Tablet on its charging dock.

A new Google Pixel Tablet is coming, but it’s not what you think

A new rumor claims that Google is prepping a new Pixel Tablet for release next month. However, it's not exactly the sequel you may be expecting.
Someone holding an iPhone with the Apple Fitness app open, showing the Custom Plans feature.

This one Apple Fitness feature completely changed how I exercise

Sticking with a regular workout routine can feel impossible at times. But that changed after I found this one Apple Fitness feature.
A person holding the Google Pixel 8 Pro.

The first Google Pixel 9 Pro hands-on photos are here

The Google Pixel 9 Pro isn't expected to launch for a few months, but that hasn't stopped hands-on photos of the phone from already leaking.
A render of the Samsung Galaxy A35.

Samsung just launched a $400 phone in the U.S., and it looks great

In the market for a new Android phone that won't break the bank? Samsung just launched the Galaxy A35 in the U.S., and at $400, it looks like quite the bargain.
A person holding the Google Pixel 8, showing the screen.

Why you need to be excited about the Google Pixel 8a

The Google Pixel 8a is one of the new Pixel phones we expect to see in 2024. However, it could very well be the best one Google releases this year.
Renders of the Motorola Edge 50 Pro and Edge 50 Ultra smartphones.

Motorola just announced three new phones, and I need them right now

The Motorola Edge 50 series of smartphones is official, and they look pretty darn impressive. Here's a look at the latest Pixel 8 and Galaxy S24 rivals.
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.
Google Pixel 7a in Snow leaning on lamp post.

Here’s every color that will be available for the Google Pixel 8a

The Google Pixel 8a has leaked again, this time revealing all four of the phone's colors. And they're ... interesting, to say the least.
The Android 15 logo on a smartphone.

How to download the Android 15 beta right now

Android 15 is now available as a public beta for everyone with a Google Pixel to try for themselves. Ready to give it a spin? Here's how to download it.
A Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus laying on concrete.

Samsung’s Galaxy AI is about to get a lot more useful

There's a lot to like about Samsung's Galaxy AI tools. Thanks to a new update coming soon, they're about to get even better.
Someone holding an iPhone 15 Pro Max outside on a patio, showing the back of the Natural Titanium color.

Why you should buy the iPhone 15 Pro Max instead of the iPhone 15 Pro

The iPhone 15 Pro is one of the best iPhones money can buy. That said, here's why you should spend a little bit more for the iPhone 15 Pro Max.
Pixel 7a back.

The Google Pixel 8a leaked again, and now I’m nervous

The Google Pixel 8a is back in another leak. This time, though, I'm feeling a little nervous about the phone.
The pink Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus lying on a pillow.

Have a Samsung Galaxy S23? Don’t update your phone to One UI 6.1

Samsung's One UI 6.1 update is available now for the Galaxy S23 series. Unfortunately, it appears to be doing more harm than good.
App Store on-screen illustration

Everything you need to know about the massive Apple App Store outage

Were you having trouble using the App Store, Apple TV, or other Apple services this evening? Here's what happened.
WhatsApp logo on a phone held in hand.

Are WhatsApp and Facebook down? Here’s what you need to know

Are you having trouble using WhatsApp, Facebook, or other Meta apps. Unfortunately, you aren't alone. Here's everything we know about the ongoing outage.
A person wearing the Google Pixel Watch 2.

Check your Google Pixel Watch right now for two new features

Have a Google Pixel Watch or Pixel Watch 2? Good news! A software update is rolling out now with a couple of new features.
The Google Pixel 8 lying face-down.

The Google Pixel 8 is better than it should be in 2024

It's been a few months since the Pixel 8 was released, so I decided to revisit Google's compact flagship. And you know what? It's still pretty darn great.
Apple Watch Series 4 Best Smartwatches

Apple may stop updating one of its best Apple Watches this year

Apple's next Apple Watch update is watchOS 11. Unfortunately, one of the company's best smartwatches may not get it.
The iPhone 14 Plus held in a man's hand.

We now know when Apple is adding RCS to the iPhone

Last year, Apple said it was adding RCS to the iPhone in late 2024. Now, we have a better idea of when exactly that's happening.
Two Moto G 5G 2023 smartphones lying on top of each other.

Motorola is ruining cheap Android phones

Motorola used to make some of the best budget phones on the market. In 2024, it's doing the exact opposite.
Someone holding the Google Pixel 6 Pro and Pixel 6a next to each other.

Have one of these Google Pixel phones? You’re getting Circle to Search

Circle to Search is an excellent search tool. Now, it's coming to even more Google Pixel phones. Here's the full list.
A white Samsung Galaxy S23 next to a pink Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus.

Galaxy AI is now available for these other Samsung phones

After launching on the Galaxy S24 series earlier this year, Samsung is now rolling out Galaxy AI for many of its other phones and tablets.
Three Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite 2024 tablets next to each other, in mint, pink, and black.

Samsung just launched a secret Android tablet

Samsung didn't say anything about it, but it just released a new Android tablet — and it actually looks like a decent midrange option.
iOS 17 interactive widgets on an iPhone 15 Pro Max.

iOS 18 could add a customization feature I’ve waited years for

After years of waiting, our patience may have paid off. iOS 18 could introduce a home screen customization feature the iPhone's been missing for ages.
Android 15 logo on a Google Pixel 8.

A new Android 15 update just launched. Here’s everything that’s new

The next big Android 15 update — Developer Preview 2 — has landed. Here's a look at all of the biggest new features.
The Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max and iPhone 14 Pro seen from the back.

The DOJ has sued Apple over the iPhone. Here’s what it means for you

The United States Department of Justice has sued Apple over running the iPhone as a monopoly. But what does that mean for you? Here's what you need to know.
The Moto G Power 5G (2024) lying on a rock outside.

How good is Motorola’s $300 Android phone? I used it for a week to find out

On paper, the Moto G Power 5G (2024) looks like a killer $300 smartphone. I lived with it for a week to see if that's true.