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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 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 shows you how to jailbreak any iPhone or iPad running iOS 8 through 8.1 (Photo: Wil...

Though iOS gets more advanced every year, there are still plenty of iPhone and iPad owners that want to break down Apple's walled garden and jailbreak their devices. If you think that might be you, read on for Gizmag's iOS 8 jailbreaking tutorial.  Read More

Gizmag compares the features and specs of the iPad Air 2 (left) and Samsung Galaxy Tab S 1...

Earlier this year, the iPad got its toughest competition yet, in Samsung's Galaxy Tab S. Join Gizmag, as we compare the features and specs of the new iPad Air 2 and the Galaxy Tab S 10.5.  Read More

Gizmag reviews the lesser of Apple's 2014 tablets, the iPad mini 3 (Photo: Will Shanklin/G...

The newest iPad mini is the smallest iPad update yet – to the degree that isn't really a new device. But is it still worth a look? Join Gizmag, as we review Apple's "new" iPad mini 3.  Read More

Gizmag reviews Apple's latest 'best tablet,' the iPad Air 2 (Photo: Will Shanklin/Gizmag.c...

You could say that the 2013 iPad Air was the first mature tablet. So how is Apple going to sell a new model when the last one left no big gaps to fill? Join Gizmag, as we review Apple's bigger-than-you-might-think update, the iPad Air 2.  Read More

Gizmag compares the features and specs of the five iPads Apple is offering up for the next...

This is the first year that Apple has given you five iPads to choose from. Granted, three of them are old models (and a fourth is old in spirit), but you might still be facing a tough decision. Join Gizmag, as we break down the features and specs of the five iPads you can buy today.  Read More

Gizmag compares the features and specs of the Google/Motorola Nexus 6 (left) and Apple iPh...

The Motorola/Google Nexus 6 is just one of several huge phones that could be worth a look this holiday season. Let's line it up next to Apple's iPhone 6 Plus, to see how their features and specs compare.  Read More

Gizmag compares the features and specs of the iPad Air 2 and Surface Pro 3

The iPad Air 2 is the best iPad yet (as the latest iPad always should be), but how does it compare to one of the leading laptop/tablet hybrids? Read on, as Gizmag compares the iPad Air 2 to Microsoft's Surface Pro 3.  Read More

Gizmag compares the features and specs of the iPad mini 3 and Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4

You have to wonder where the iPad mini stands in Apple's long-term plans. With tablet sales waning, Apple put all of its upgrade chips into the iPad Air pot this year, as the iPad mini 3 is barely changed from last year's model. Let's see how it compares to its biggest rival, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4.  Read More

Gizmag takes a quick first look at the Apple iPad Air 2 (Photo: Will Shanklin/Gizmag.com)

If you're looking to buy a new tablet this holiday season, this is probably the first place to look. Gizmag has the new iPad Air 2 in house, and, though you'll have to wait for our full review, we do have some early thoughts.  Read More

Google is the latest tech company that thinks email needs to be reinvented

Is email a dated relic from the early days of computing? Or is it something that's so simple that it never really needed to evolve? Google seems to be moving towards the former, while leaving a foot firmly planted in the latter. Meet Google's Inbox: akin to a next-gen version of Gmail, but without necessarily replacing it.  Read More

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