9 Best Cheap Smartphones for 2021 (iPhone, Android)

What makes the iPhone SE so special is the processor that’s powering it—the A13 Bionic chip, which is the same one you’ll find in the iPhone 11 Pro that costs several hundred dollars more. You won’t find performance anywhere near as good for this price on another phone. All your favorite apps and games, even […]

A Barcode Scanner App With Millions of Downloads Goes Rogue

A benign barcode scanner with more than 10 million downloads from Google Play has been caught receiving an upgrade that turned it to the dark side, prompting the search-and-advertising giant to remove it. Barcode Scanner, one of dozens of such apps available in the official Google app repository, began its life as a legitimate offering. […]

11 Best Android Phones (Unlocked, Cheap): Our 2021 Picks

Finding the absolute best Android phone to meet your needs is hard work. It’s easy to get swayed by a pretty handset design or a convincing price. Carriers might tempt you with a discount or a 24-month payment plan. But before you make a rash impulse buy, read up. From the bottomless pit of phone […]