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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...

  • 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...

  • 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 revisits the iPad Air after nine months

With the iPad Air having been on store shelves as long as a child lives in the womb, we thought this would be a good time to take another look at Apple's premiere tablet. Though we reviewed it shortly after getting our hands on it, why not revisit the iPad Air after nine months?  Read More

Gizmag reviews Amazon's first smartphone, the Fire Phone

Amazon is an innovative company. It practically created online shopping, popularized e-books and made the first mainstream budget tablet. Can the company now work its mojo on smartphones? Let's find out, as Gizmag reviews the Amazon Fire Phone.  Read More

Gizmag takes an early look at the Amazon Fire Phone

Apple launched the iPhone seven years ago. The first flagship Android phones hit the scene four and a half years ago. Hell, even Windows Phone has been around for over three years. But now Amazon is launching its first smartphone in mid-2014. Though we aren't yet ready to publish our full review, we have the Amazon Fire Phone in house and have some early thoughts.  Read More

It's a battle of the best Android smartphones, as Gizmag goes hands-on with the Samsung Ga...

LG might fly under the radar a bit more than its Korean rival, Samsung. But that doesn't mean the company hasn't churned out some good mobile devices through the years. How does LG's best smartphone to date, the LG G3, compare to Samsung's 2014 flagship, the Galaxy S5? Read on, for Gizmag's hands-on look.  Read More

Gizmag compares the best phablets you can buy today

Like it or not, the word "phablet" is here to stay – and so are the supersized smartphones that the word describes. Though the category was once synonymous with the Samsung Galaxy Note, there are now enough competing phablets to make your decision difficult. Read on, as Gizmag compares the best phablets you can buy today.  Read More

Amazon's new Kindle Unlimited service takes a Netflix-esque approach to e-books All-you-can eat subscription services are becoming the norm in the digital world. We have Netflix for TV and movies and Spotify for music. Now Amazon is jumping into the e-book subscription game, with its new Kindle Unlimited service.  Read More

Gizmag compares the best high-end tablets that you can buy today

Not much has changed since the last time we compared the top tablets, but with Samsung's second wave of 2014 high-end Galaxy Tabs hitting store shelves, why not see how the landscape has shifted? Read on, for Gizmag's comparison of the best high-end tablets you can buy today.  Read More

Gizmag reviews the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.4, an incredibly light and thin tablet with an ama...

You'll hear a lot of snarky comments about Samsung's "throw everything against the wall and see what sticks" approach to consumer tech products. And perhaps rightfully so. But the flip side to that strategy is that we get to see the latest innovations not just once a year, but all year-round. Join Gizmag, as we review the latest tablet evolution to shoot out of Samsung's fire hose, the Galaxy Tab S 8.4.  Read More

Gizmag takes a first look at one of the first Android Wear smartwatches, the LG G Watch

After spending the last week and a half with Android Wear on the Samsung Gear Live, we now have another Android Wear watch, the LG G Watch, in house as well. We'll spend a lot more time with it before publishing our full review, but read on for our early impressions.  Read More

Gizmag reviews Android Wear ... at the very beginning

Every smartwatch we've seen so far has run its own unique software, but we can't say any of it has been anything special. Starting this week, though, Google's new smartwatch platform is about to make its way into the wild. Join Gizmag, for our initial review of Android Wear.  Read More

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