Philip Michaels, Tom's Guide

Philip Michaels

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Northern California, CA, United States

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Recent:
  • Tom's Guide
Past:
  • Live Science
  • Previously.TV
  • The Christian Science Monitor
  • TechHive
  • PCWorld
  • Macworld

Recent articles by Philip:

iPhone 15 Ultra — everything we know so far

The iPhone 14 Pro Max may have just launched, but there are already rumors about its successor. Here's what we've heard. → Read More

Apple should fix online movie rentals — here's how

Apple, Amazon and any other streaming service that offers movies rentals should make it easier to buy what you've already rented. → Read More

How to set up a Focus mode on your iPhone in iOS 16

Focus mode can silence distracting notifications on your iPhone, and the iOS 16 update streamlines the setup process. Here's how to set up a Focus mode on your iPhone. → Read More

Google Pixel 7 colors on display in leaked renders — and we're underwhelmed

We've already gotten a glance at the Pixel 7's design. But new official-looking renders show off all the colors slated for Google's upcoming flagship phones. → Read More

iPhone 14 Pro charging speed disappoints — and these numbers prove it

The iPhone 14 Pro boasts many strengths, but its 20W charging speeds mean other phones get the job done much faster. Here's what our test numbers say. → Read More

iPhone 14 reportedly facing weak demand — and I'm not surprised at all

Apple is reportedly scaling back production orders for the iPhone 14 as a surge in demand hasn't really happened since the phone's launch. Could the modest updates be to blame? → Read More

iPhone 15 Ultra may get USB-C — and an extra camera where you least expect it

A rumor claims that the iPhone 15 Ultra will have a second front camera and 256GB of storage, while next year's iPhone 15 Pro is tipped to stick with one front camera and 128GB of base storage. → Read More

The iPhone 14 repeats one of Apple's most annoying design flaws

It may not be the worst thing about the iPhone, but it sure is annoying — the mirrored Apple logo on the back of the iPhone 14 reflects too much light. → Read More

15 great iOS 16 lock screen widgets you should add to your iPhone

iOS 16 lets you customize your lock screen with widgets, and third-party apps now offer widgets of their own. These are the ones that have caught our eye. → Read More

Google Pixel 7 leaked price is $200 less than iPhone 14

A new rumor claims the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro will cost the same amount as their predecessors — great news at a time of rising costs. → Read More

iPhone 15 wish list — 6 improvements we want to see

We think highly of the iPhone 14, but that doesn't mean there's room for improvement. Here's what we hope to see next year when the iPhone 15 comes out. → Read More

Samsung Galaxy S23 surprise — Exynos could make a comeback

It had been looking like next year's Galaxy S23 might feature Qualcomm's next-generation Snapdragon chipset exclusively. But some at Samsung are reportedly pushing for the Exynos 2300 to be used as we → Read More

Tile turns to QR codes to fight Apple AirTag

Tile is launching Lost and Found Labels, which stick to your valuables and use a QR code to give contact infor to people who find your lost items. → Read More

Best iPhone 14 Pro Max cases in 2022

The iPhone 14 Pro Max isn't cheap at $1,099. The best iPhone 14 Pro Max cases can keep Apple's most expensive phone looking like new, especially if you happen to drop it. → Read More

iPhone 14 vs. Samsung Galaxy S22: Which phone wins?

The arrival of how the iPhone 14 means Apple has a new phone to challenge Samsung's Galaxy S22. Our iPhone 14 vs. Samsung Galaxy S22 face-off finds out which phone is best. → Read More

iPhone 14 vs iPhone 13 benchmarks — how much faster is the new iPhone?

Like last year's iPhone 13, the new iPhone runs on an A15 Bionic, though the silicon adds an extra GPU core. Here's what kind of difference that makes in terms of performance. → Read More

Apple October event: iPad 2022, M2 MacBook Pro and everything to expect

Like last year, we're expecting Apple to hold an October product launch. Here's what's rumored to appear. → Read More

Hey, Apple — where’d my $499 iPhone go?

With the iPhone 14's launch, Apple has reshuffled its iPhone lineup with new models and old favorites at discounted prices. But there's a big gap between the iPhone SE and the iPhone 12. → Read More

iOS 16 launch day is here — try these features first

Ready for iOS 16? It will be available on September 12. Here's what you need to know about the new iPhone software including what features are included in the update. → Read More

Google Pixel 7 — 4 things Google can learn from the iPhone 14 launch

With the Pixel 7 launch less than a month away, Google could take a few hints from how Apple introduced the iPhone 14 this past week. → Read More