The Best Free Phone on Every Carrier

Remember when the best free phone you could get was monochrome candy bar phone? And you were thankful because that Nokia phone had Snake on it. Things are better now—you can get an actual smartphone from a carrier for free (with the usual two-year contract). But which is the best one from each carrier? Let’s jump into the bargin bin and find out. More »

The Best IM Apps

Does anyone use their smartphones as phones anymore? Faux pas, dude. Text me! Send an e-mail. Heck, you know you can even IM me, right? Oh but you don’t know what the best Instant Messaging app on iOS or Android is. That’s okay. Here you go. More »

iPhone 4S Meta-Review: It’s the Same, But Like Better

The first reviews are out for the iPhone 4S and they’re a lot like we expected, which is to say, exactly what we expected: the same phone on the outside but much better on the inside. It’s faster, has a much better camera and packs a golden bullet with Siri. More »

Our Favorite Phones, TVs, Cameras, Gadgets and More

Let’s be frank: September was a dog of a month this year. The last month before the holiday season gets going has exactly one thing going for it—nice weather. And at least in the seat of House Gizmodo, it was equal parts sticky and submerged. Not cool, September. Luckily, some great gadgets also came out this month. Here’s a list of some of our favorites. More »

Twitter opens up photo sharing via text message on some carriers

We’re not exactly lacking in ways to share a photo on Twitter these days, but one key area that has been left behind is the venerable text message — which is pretty important for the millions of people that don’t have smartphones. While tweets via text have been possible since day one, Twitter has only just now opened up the ability to post a photo via MMS. That service is only available on some carriers initially — AT&T, Verizon and Cellular South in the US, Vodafone, O2 and Orange in the UK, and Rogers in Canada, plus Vodafone Italy, VIVA Bahrain and TIM Brazil — but Twitter says that it’s working to bring the feature to additional carriers. Actually sending a photo via text is as simple as you’d expect (just attach it to your message and send it to the appropriate number for your country), but you’ll of course have to be aware of any additional charges your carrier might impose.

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