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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, ...

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

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

The Nexus 6 isn't just a big phone, it's a whale of a phone (hence its internal codename, "Shamu"). How does the Moby Dick of smartphones compare to the popular Samsung Galaxy Note 4? Read on, as we compare their features and specs.  Read More

Gizmag compares the features and specs of the iPad Air 2 (left) and Google/HTC Nexus 9

The latest Nexus tablet probably has the most iPad-esque appearance of any Android tablet to date (well, unless you count this gem from Xiaomi). Let's see how the features and specs of the Apple iPad Air 2 compare to those of the HTC/Google Nexus 9.  Read More

Gizmag goes hands-on to compare the iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy S5 (Photo: Will Shanklin/G...

There are more great smartphones than ever before, but you won't find two more popular brands than iPhone and Galaxy. How do their latest flagships compare? Read on, as Gizmag goes hands-on with the iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy S5.  Read More

Gizmag compares every 9.7 iPad to date, including the 2014 iPad Air 2

It may be called the iPad Air 2, but it's really Apple's sixth-generation full-sized iPad. Maybe you have one of the older 9.7-in models, and are wondering if it's worth upgrading? Let Gizmag lend a hand, as we compare the iPad Air 2 to the iPad Air 1 and all the older (non-mini) iPads.  Read More

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

With the Nexus 6, Google and Motorola are ditching budget pricing and making a whale of a high-end flagship. How does it stack up against the most popular Android phone? Let's compare the features and specs of the Nexus 6 and Samsung Galaxy S5.  Read More

Gizmag compares the features and specs of the iPad Air 2 (left) and iPad mini 3

The iPad Air and iPad mini 2 are a tough act to follow, but Apple is back nonetheless with two new tablets for 2014. Let's break down the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3, to see how their features and specs compare.  Read More

Today Apple pulled back the curtain on the iPad Air 2 (left) and iPad mini 3

Last year, the iPad Air and Retina iPad mini were big steps forward for Apple's tablet line. With no obvious gaps to fill in 2014, how does Apple follow its own act? With the iPad Air 2 and (to a much lesser degree) the iPad mini 3.  Read More

Gizmag compares the features and specs of the Nexus 6 (left) and Nexus 5

The definition of a Nexus device seems to change every year. Okay, so they do always run the latest version of stock Android, but things like pricing, how they're sold and how high-end their specs are have fluctuated. Let's see what it means to be a Nexus phone in 2014 vs. 2013, as we compare the Motorola Nexus 6 to the LG Nexus 5.  Read More

Gizmag reviews the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (Photo: Will Shanklin/Gizmag.com)

Samsung put the phablet category on the map with the original Galaxy Note. But with more companies than ever making large-screened smartphones, is the Note still the one to beat? Let's find out, as Gizmag reviews the US (AT&T) version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4.  Read More

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