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Will Shanklin

Will Shanklin
Will Shanklin covers consumer technology for Gizmag. He's previously written for Android Central, Geek, GottaBeMobile, Android Police, and The Huffington Post.

Will holds a Masters degree from the University of California, Irvine, and a Bachelors from West Virginia University.

He lives in New Mexico, U.S., with his lovely wife, Jessica.
Top Articles by Will Shanklin
  • The best jailbreak apps in Cydia

    We break down the all-time best Cydia apps for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

  • iPhone 5 vs. iPhone 4S vs. iPhone 4

    How does the iPhone 5 compare to the discounted iPhone 4S and iPhone 4?

  • Under the Microscope: iPhone 5s vs. Samsung Galaxy S4

    Comparing the iPhone 5s to the Galaxy S4 is a lot like comparing the iPhone 5 to the Galaxy S4. But the 5s does offer a few key upgrades, so we thought it was worth revisiting Apple's and Samsung's flagships. Join us, as we go hands-on, and pit the i...

  • iPod touch 5G vs. iPod touch 4G

    How does the new 5G iPod touch compare to its (now cheaper) predecessor?

  • iPhone 5s vs. Galaxy Note 3

    Compare any two high-end smartphones, and chances are they'll have a lot in common. But the new iPhone 5s and Galaxy Note 3 are about as different as two top-tier "phones" (if you can even call them both that) can be. Let's put the two side-by-side, ...

Gizmag reviews the Samsung Galaxy S5, one of the best smartphones of 2014

Sometime within the last couple of years, smartphones hit a wall. Make no mistake, they're still improving. But manufacturers are having to try a lot harder to make their phones stand out from the crowd. Can the latest flagship from the world's biggest smartphone-maker rise above the rest? Let Gizmag try to answer, as we review the Samsung Galaxy S5.  Read More

Gizmag reviews the Gear 2, Samsung's early sequel to the Galaxy Gear

Samsung's new fitness tracker, the Gear Fit, is easily the most eye-catching wearable the company has released. But it isn't the only one. Samsung also just launched a new pair of updates to the Galaxy Gear, dubbed the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo. Join Gizmag, as we review Samsung's second stab at making a full-fledged smartwatch.  Read More

Gizmag reviews the Samsung Gear Fit, a workout tracker with some smartwatch features

Most of the fitness-based wearables we've seen so far have been very different from smartwatches. And one of the few attempts to blend the two, the Fitbit Force, ended up getting recalled (damn those skin rashes). Enter Samsung, which never met a mobile product category it didn't like. Read on, as Gizmag reviews the Samsung Gear Fit, a fitness tracker that also has some smartwatch blood flowing through its veins.  Read More

Gizmag takes an early look at the Samsung Gear Fit, a fitness tracker with a few smartwatc...

Of the three wrist devices that Samsung announced earlier this year, the one that really jumped out at us was the Gear Fit. It's part fitness tracker, part smartwatch, and sports a wicked design with a curved display. The Gear Fit has touched down in Gizmagville, and, before we give you our full review, we have some initial thoughts.  Read More

Gizmag compares the features and specs of the HTC One (M8) and Samsung Galaxy Note 3

The lines between regular-sized smartphones and phablets are getting blurred. The HTC One (M8), which would have been considered an oversized monstrosity just a few years ago, is now par for the course for Android flagships. Let's plop it down next to the most popular phablet, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, to compare their features and specs.  Read More

Before we publish our full review, Gizmag has some initial thoughts about the Galaxy S5

One of the biggest smartphones of the year is going to hit store shelves tomorrow. Gizmag has gotten an early look at the Samsung Galaxy S5, and, though we'll have to wait a bit for our full review, here are our early impressions.  Read More

Gizmag reviews the 2nd-generation Kindle Paperwhite

In our world of smartphones and tablets, is there still room for e-readers? Well, they may not be as sexy, powerful, or versatile as iPads, Galaxies, or HTC Ones. But then again, sometimes there's a lot to be said for a product that does one job very well. Join Gizmag, as we review Amazon's latest e-ink reader, the 2013 Kindle Paperwhite.  Read More

Gizmag compares the features and specs of the 2014 HTC One (M8) and LG/Google Nexus 5

If you talk to the biggest Android fans, there aren't many brand names that create more excitement than Nexus and HTC One. How does the latest hardware for each of these brands stack up? Let's compare the specs of the HTC One (M8) and LG/Google Nexus 5.  Read More

Amazon Dash is a small wand that makes ordering new groceries a piece of cake

E-books had been around for a while before Amazon launched the Kindle. But the portable reader proved to be just the spark that digital reading needed to take off. Can Jeff Bezos wave his magic wand again with online grocery shopping? If so, then it might be because customers waved a magic wand of their own.  Read More

Gizmag compares the features and specs of the HTC One (M8) and Apple iPhone 5s

If there's a company that can challenge, if not top, Apple's standing as the leader in smartphone design, it's HTC. Last year's HTC One and the new HTC One (M8) just might be the two most beautiful mobile devices ever made. What happens when you put the One M8's features and specs next to those of the iPhone 5s? Read on, as Gizmag breaks it down.  Read More

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