All Articles by Derek Kessler

Gogo's new 2Ku inflight Wi-Fi brings broadband speeds to the skies

Inflight internet is great in concept, but for a while now it's been pretty much worthless for anything other than light web browsing and catching up on Twitter and email. But airplane Wi-Fi market leader Gogo's fixing it with its new 2Ku service. We tried it. It's fast.

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PingPad might just be the ultimate mash-up of Google Docs, Slack, and Evernote

Collaborative documents editing, personal notes, chat, groups... they're scattered across three or four different apps. But it doesn't have to be that way. At least that's the message of PingPad, an app that rolls together document collaboration and group chat into one package.

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Mobile Nations Weekly: The Week of Priv

The biggest news this week was simple: the BlackBerry Priv is here. It's BlackBerry's first new phone in several months, and their first running Android. A big screen, a slide up keyboard, and BlackBerry's legendarily rock-solid hardware have combined to make one hell of a phone.

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Camera showdown: iPhone 6s vs. Nexus 5X vs. Galaxy S6 vs. LG G4

Just about every flagship smartphone these days has a good camera. But which one has the best camera? We put the LG G4, iPhone 6s, Nexus 5X, and Samsung Galaxy S6 sensor-to-sensor, lens-to-lens to see who truly makes the best smartphone camera these days.

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Mobile Nations Weekly: Happy Halloween!

Boo! Before you head out for trick-or-treat tonight, let's catch up on the news: we've got a new Apple TV, reviews for the LG V10, Huawei Nexus 6P, LG Nexus 5X, Microsoft Band 2, and this little thing called Halo 5: Guardians.

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Mobile Nations Weekly: Surfacing the Nexus, watching the Priv

HTC's new One A9 looks like an iPhone, but there's more to it than that. Pre-orders are open for the Android-powered BlackBerry Priv. The fancy new Apple TV is landing very soon. And we review the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 — it's pretty great.

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Mobile Nations Weekly: The Week of Windows

It's like the tech industry takes turns claiming weeks as their own. This week was all Windows 10, with Microsoft announcing new Windows Phones, the Surface Pro 4, and the Surface Book. Also this week: Android 6.0 Marshmallow, BlackBerry's CEO on the Android-powered Priv, and we review the new iPhone 6s.

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Mobile Nations Weekly: At the nexus of anticipation

This week in mobile tech: Google announces the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P smartphones, the Pixel C tablet, and new Chromecasts. Apple launches OS X El Capitan from Apple. Microsoft lays the groundwork for two new Lumias and two new Surface tablets.

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Mobile Nations Weekly: iPhone 6s arrives in hands, Android arrives on BlackBerry

This week was dominated by two stories. Two stories that happened on the same day, at roughly the same time. The first was the release of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus on the public at large, the second was the long-awaited admission from BlackBerry that they're making an Android phone: the Priv.

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How to move your photos, contacts, and more from Android to iPhone

Apple's launched a new Move to iOS app for Android that makes it a piece of cake to move your files and data from an Android phone to a new iPhone. Here's how it works.

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Mobile Nations Weekly: iOS 9, inbound Nexus, upcoming Windows, and leaky sliders

This week on Mobile Nations: launches for iOS 9 and Android Pay, new Windows 10 builds for desktops and phones, even more BlackBerry Venice leaks, and upcoming events for Google and Windows 10 Mobile.

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Mobile Nations Weekly: Applestravaganza

When Apple announces a new iPhone, most everything else stops. When Apple announces a new iPhone, a new Apple TV, and a brand-new iPad Pro, everything stops.

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How to buy the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus in the United States

If you're looking to buy a new iPhone for AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, or Verizon, here's your complete guide to how much your shiny new phone will cost you.

We've got a wide range of options when it comes to purchasing a new iPhone 6s in the United States. You can pick one up from your local carrier store (as the majority of customers still do) or order from your carrier online. You can get one at carrier resellers like Best Buy. Or you can get an iPhone from the welcoming confines of your local Apple Retail Store or from the Apple Online Store.

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The smaller iPhone 6s still doesn't have a stabilized camera

The new iPhone 6s has a fancy new 12MP camera, but the smaller version's missing something very important: OIS. Again.

Don't get me wrong, the new iPhone 6s is an impressive phone, but this omission from the camera is killing me. I begged for it in our iPhone 6s wish list, and I expected it would happen because it seemed like such a reasonable thing. OIS.

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An LTE iPad Pro with Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil will cost more than a MacBook

If you were thinking about replacing your MacBook with an iPad Pro, know that it'll cost you a lot.

The gap between tablets and laptops has been rapidly shrinking for some time. Tablets are becoming more powerful and more productive every day. But actually replacing your laptop with a tablet? That's a leap that many have taken, and for the iPad user that's even more tempting with today's announcement of the iPad Pro. Thing is… doing so is expensive. Really expensive.

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Apple's iPhone 6s, iPad Pro, and Apple TV event in 2 minutes

Apple took 139 minutes to introduce the iPhone 6s, iPad Pro, and new Apple TV. Here are the important bits in just 2 minutes.

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The new iPhone 6s is thicker, heavier, and stronger than the old iPhone

The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are faster and stronger and have better cameras than their non-s predecessors. They're also thicker and heavier. A bit.

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Mobile Nations Weekly: IFA 2015 Edition

The IFA 2015 trade show is under way, but as these things tend to go, most of the big announcements happened before the show even started. And this year's theme was right at hand. Well, more at your wrist: smartwatches.

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Samsung Gear S2 versus Apple Watch

It's showdown time: the just-announced Samsung Gear S2 versus the Apple Watch. One's round, one's square. One works with Android, the other with iPhone. Both are really good.

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Mobile Nations Weekly: Sticky S Pens, an iPhone 6s event, and leaky ships

This week on Mobile Nations: how to break the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 with the S Pen stylus (it's easier than you might think), Apple gives us the date they'll announce the iPhone 6s, and more leaks from the BlackBerry and Windows Phone camps of their most-anticipated phones in a good long while.

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