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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.

The Google Pixel 7a in a person's hand.

A new Google Pixel 8a leak just revealed three huge upgrades

The Google Pixel 8a just leaked again. This time, we have new details on its chipset and two possible display upgrades.
Someone holding an iPhone 14 with the display turned on.

The iPhone 17 may get a display upgrade I’ve waited years for

There's a new rumor floating around about the iPhone 17 — and it's one that I personally can't wait for.
Possible renders showing the Google Pixel 8a.

The Google Pixel 8a’s release just got a lot closer

Ready to get your hands on the Google Pixel 8a? Good news! Its release date shouldn't be far off now, as a new bit of news confirms.
The Google I/O 2023 logo outside Mountain View.

We finally know the exact date of Google I/O 2024

Google I/O is one of Google's biggest tech events of the year. And now, we finally know exactly when Google I/O 2024 its taking place.
Someone holding the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra with the display turned on.

These Samsung phones are getting a big update this month

Samsung just confirmed that it's big One UI 6.1 update is still coming, and it should be here very soon for a handful of Samsung phones.
A person wearing the Oura Ring 3rd generation Horizon model.

It just got a lot easier to buy the Oura Ring

Have you been thinking about buying an Oura Ring? If so, it just got easier than ever to buy one. Here's why.
The Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max and iPhone 14 Pro showing the screens.

Apple just released iOS 17.4. Here’s how it’s going to change your iPhone

Check your iPhone right now. Why? The iOS 17.4 update is rolling out, and there are some pretty big changes.
The Facebook app icon on an iPhone home screen, with other app icons surrounding it.

Are Facebook and Instagram still down? Here’s what we know

Are you having trouble using Facebook and Instagram today? You aren't alone! Here's what you need to know about the big outage on March 5.
Apple Journal app on an iPhone 15 Pro.

No, the Journal app on your iPhone isn’t spying on you

Don't listen to what you've seen on social media — the Journaling Suggestions feature on your iPhone isn't spying on you. Here's what it really is.
A person holding the Google Pixel 8 Pro.

Your Google Pixel phone may soon get a lifesaving feature

Google Pixel phones are great, but what if they were a little safer? Thanks to a new feature that's coming soon, they will soon will be.
Three sizes of the Samsung Galaxy Ring, sitting on top of a white display case.

I saw the Samsung Galaxy Ring. Here’s what I love (and what I’m worried about)

The Samsung Galaxy Ring is coming soon, and I got a chance to see it in-person. There are a few things I quite like, plus some things I'm a bit worried about.
Renders of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6, showing the front and back of the phone.

Is this our first look at the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6?

Are you ready for a new folding phone? We seem to have our first look at the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6.
Someone wearing Motorola's concept folding phone on their wrist.

I used Motorola’s futuristic folding phone, and it’s truly crazy

Motorola is no stranger to folding phones, but its latest one is unlike anything else I've ever used or seen before.
The OnePlus Watch 2 sitting on a chest.

I reviewed the OnePlus Watch 2. Is it the new smartwatch to beat?

The OnePlus Watch 2 is the second smartwatch from OnePlus, and it's a big improvement over the first model. But is it actually worth buying this time?
A photo of the AT&T logo on a building.

Were you affected by the AT&T outage? You may get some free money

Following AT&T's disastrous outage last week, the carrier is now responding with free bill credits. Here's how it works.
Large 5G cellular tower with multiple mmWave transceivers against a blue sky.

Everything you need to know about the massive AT&T outage

It's not just you. On Thursday, February 22, 2024, AT&T experienced a large service outage. Here's everything you need to know.
The Galaxy S23 Ultra and Galaxy S24 Ultra's rear panels.

Have one of these Samsung phones? You’re getting Galaxy AI features next month

Did you buy a Samsung phone within the last year? There's a good chance you'll be getting Galaxy AI features as part of a new software update coming in March.
Someone holding the Google Pixel 8 Pro in front of a colorful background.

Google Pixel 8 Pro review: the best Pixel I’ve ever used

The Google Pixel 8 Pro is an important phone for Google. It has upgraded specs, a refined design, and a higher price. And it's worth every single penny.
Someone wearing a black Whoop 4.0 tracker.

I wore the Whoop 4.0 fitness tracker for a month. Here’s why I’m getting rid of it

I spent a month and a half wearing the Whoop 4.0 fitness tracker. There's a lot I really, really like about it ... but I also can't keep wearing it.
The Android 15 logo on a smartphone.

Google just announced Android 15. Here’s everything that’s new

It's that time once again. Google has just announced Android 15 and released the first developer preview for it. Here's everything that's new!
Someone holding the Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus.

Samsung is fixing an annoying display issue on the Galaxy S24

Complaints about "dull" and "bland" displays for the Galaxy S24 series have been piling up. Thankfully, Samsung says a fix is coming soon.
A leaked hands-on photo of the Google Pixel Fold 2, showing a close-up of its camera module on the back.

I really hope the Google Pixel Fold 2 doesn’t look like this

We've gotten our first look at the Google Pixel Fold 2. And, uh ... it sure is something.
A person holding the Google Pixel Fold.

The Google Pixel Fold 2 just got a lot more exciting

Google's likely working on the Pixel Fold 2, and according to one new report, the upcoming phone may get a massive performance upgrade.
Someone holding the violet/purple Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus.

I reviewed the Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus. Here’s why it’s one of 2024’s best phones

Next to its S24 and S24 Ultra siblings, the Galaxy S24 Plus may look like the awkward middle child. But it's not. It's actually pretty incredible.
Someone holding the Bay blue Google Pixel 8 Pro.

There’s a new problem with the Google Pixel 8’s camera

The Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro remain great phones in 2024. Unfortunately, it looks like a simple — yet annoying — bug is plaguing the camera app.
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.
Someone holding the Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus with its screen turned on.

This is the first thing you need to do when you get your Galaxy S24

If you're getting a Samsung Galaxy S24, congrats! But before you start using your new phone too much, there's one thing you absolutely need to do.
Someone holding the Natural Titanium iPhone 15 Pro Max.

The iPhone 16 might be in trouble

We're still a few months away from seeing the iPhone 16, but a new report about the upcoming phone doesn't sound promising.
An iOS concept showing a Smart Stack of widgets below the app dock.

I need this iOS concept feature on my iPhone right now

What will the next iOS update add to our iPhones? We don't know for sure, but I hope it includes something like this new concept feature.
A person holding the Apple iPhone 15 Plus.

A big change is coming to the iPhone — but only for some people

The iPhone is in for a big change. With the upcoming arrival of iOS 17.4, app sideloading and third-party app stores will be a thing. But only for some users.
A render of the Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro in a Mint color.

Google just announced five big updates for the Pixel 8 and 8 Pro

Samsung and OnePlus are all the rage right now, but don't forget about Google. Google just launched five big updates for the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro.
Someone holding the Motorola Edge Plus (2023).

If you have one of these Motorola phones, you’re getting a big Android update

Did you buy a Motorola phone within the last couple of years? Good news! A big Android update is coming your way.
The Slack logo on a purple background.

Slack is down right now. Here’s what we know about the issues [Update]

No, it's not just you. Slack is down right now with multiple issues. Here's everything we know about the outage.
A person holding the Google Pixel 8, showing the screen.

Don’t update your Google Pixel phone — you might break it

Have a Google Pixel phone? Don't install any new software updates that you receive. If you do, there's a good chance you may break your phone.