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Swappa now offers protection plans for used smartphones

iStock Swappa, an online marketplace for buying and selling used electronics, wants to relieve the stress of not having insurance or a protection plan on the used devices a customer buys through the site, by offering a protection plan of its own. Anyone who purchases a smartphone from a seller ...

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There's no going back now: Two months with iPhone 7 Plus

Even before Apple announced the iPhone 7 Plus, I made the decision to go big with this year’s model, despite my reservations. Once Apple confirmed nearly every rumor we’d covered and read leading up to the iPhone 7 announcement, including two cameras on the back of the 7 Plus model ...

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Noted Apple analyst gives OLED iPhone 8 predictions

CNET/CBS Interactive The premium version of the iPhone 8 will have a 5.8-inch OLED panel when released in 2017, noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities said in a new research note. However, the active display area will be between 5.1 and 5.2 inches for “specific design purposes”. What ...

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Apple's iPhone is no longer the best Google phone

A simple “G” on the back of the Pixel lets you know it’s made by Google. Jason Cipriani/ZDNet Having spent the better part of the past month using Google’s Pixel XL smartphone, I still think Google made one of the best phones of the year. I have zero hesitation recommending ...

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Your iPhone's has a hidden signal strength meter

If you’re measuring your cellphone signal by eyeballing the little dots in the top-left hand of your iPhone’s display, then you’re really missing out on a cool feature by not using the built-in Field Test Mode feature. You access this feature from your Phone app, but before you do that ...

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You can now purchase a refurbished iPhone 6S directly from Apple

If you’ve recently broken your iPhone and don’t have insurance or AppleCare, you can save yourself some money and purchase a refurbished iPhone directly from Apple. As MacRumors reported, Apple recently added iPhones to its refurbished storefront for the first time. In the past, Apple has used the same website ...

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