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Will Shanklin

Will Shanklin
Will Shanklin is Gizmag's Mobile Tech Editor, and has been part of the team since 2012. Before finding a home at Gizmag, he had stints at a number of other sites, including Android Central, Geek and the Huffington Post.

Will has a Master's degree from U.C. Irvine and a Bachelor's from West Virginia University. He currently lives in New Mexico with his 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?

  • iPhone 5s vs. iPhone 5c vs. iPhone 4s

    If you're shopping for a new iPhone, Apple gives you not just one, but three options to choose from. How do you choose between the flagship iPhone 5s, the colorful iPhone 5c, and the aging iPhone 4s? Let Gizmag lend a hand, as we put the three side-b...

  • 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...

  • iPhone 6 Plus vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 4

    For the last few years, Apple's iPhones were looking very small next to the competition. Those days are now over, as Apple is launching two bigger iPhones. Let's see how the bigger of those two compares to its most obvious rival, the Samsung Galaxy N...

Gizmag takes a first look at the Apple Watch (Photo: Will Shanklin/Gizmag.com)

In case you haven't heard, a smartwatch from a little fruit company in California started shipping today. Gizmag has an Apple Watch in house, along with some early thoughts (very early, mind you, as we're going to take some time before running our full Apple Watch review).  Read More

Samsung's Gear VR for the Galaxy S6 (and GS6 edge) launches on May 8 for US$199

When Samsung announced the Galaxy S6, it also showed us a new version of the Gear VR virtual reality headset that will play nicely with the GS6 and GS6 edge. At the time, no pricing or release info was announced, but now Samsung has filled us in.  Read More

Gizmag goes hands-on with Apple's next-gen MacBook (left) and the 13-in MacBook Pro with R...

For the first time, you can now buy an ultra-light MacBook that also has a Retina Display. Maybe you're torn between that slim and sexy new MacBook and the company's bigger workhorse, the Retina MacBook Pro? We have both notebooks in house, so how about we take a hands-on look at the two.  Read More

Google's Project Fi is the company's new MVNO, and one of the most consumer-centric approa...

With Google Voice all but dead, it makes sense that the company was busy behind the scenes, cooking up a new angle for taking on the telecom industry. Today we have it, in the form of Project Fi: Google's long-rumored Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) service.  Read More

Gizmag takes a quick look at Fonesalesman's Qistone+ Wireless Power Bank (left) and WoodPu...

With Samsung including wireless charging capabilities in the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, we're likely to see wireless charging accessories move closer to the mainstream. Fonesalesman's charging pads add a little nature-infused style that could be a good fit for Samsung's beautiful phones. Gizmag has been testing a couple of the Qi chargers.  Read More

Is this the MacBook we've been waiting for? Gizmag reviews Apple's new 12-inch MacBook (Ph...

After more than four years of identical-looking MacBook Airs, Apple finally made a next-generation MacBook that ticks all those boxes we've been asking for. The "new MacBook" is lighter and thinner than the Air, but also has a Retina Display like its bigger "Pro" sibling. But is this laptop ready for primetime? Join Gizmag, as we review the new 12-inch Retina MacBook.  Read More

Infinite USB's new accessory plugs into a USB Type C port, to expand what you can do with ... Five years ago we saw a clever take on USB splitter accessories, with the daisy-chainable Infinite USB. Today the company is back to try to tackle the problems created by Apple's extreme minimalism in the new Retina MacBook, with a new version that plugs into its USB Type C port.  Read More

Gizmag compares the features and specs of Apple's new 12-in Retina MacBook (left) and the ...

We're in the process of reviewing Apple's new 12-in MacBook, but in the meantime we can see how it compares to another Broadwell Core M device, Lenovo's Yoga 3 Pro.  Read More

Gizmag shares some early thoughts on the new 12-in Retina MacBook (Photo: Will Shanklin/Gi...

We have Apple's new 12-in Retina MacBook in house, and, though we aren't ready to run our full review, we do have some early observations.  Read More

Huawei's P8 has a premium design (with more than a little iPhone 6 influence) and less tha...

Huawei may not be a household name in the West (at least not yet), but the Chinese company is quickly carving out a sizable piece of the global smartphone pie, with its flagships that combine mid-range prices with premium designs. Its latest pair, the Huawei P8 and P8max, continue that trend.  Read More

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