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Getting the most out of your beloved Apple gadget doesn't have to be costly. Upgrade your devices with these affordable tools.

We went way out there to put these through the paces

How do the cameras stack up? It all depends on your adventures.

The messaging device uses a pay-as-you-go model that’s more flexible than the monthly contracts required by other companies

The Olloclip Filmer's setup will seriously improve your iPhone photos

This palm-sized satellite device enables you to send and receive messages (and call for rescue) right from your cellphone

After getting hit by a car, our bike-test director comes to terms with distracted driving and a society that devalues cyclists

Using a phone outdoors? This is what you need to know to stay in touch.

The new Pixel delivers a top-notch shooter that takes crisp photos, high-res video, and that can go toe to toe with Apple's iPhone

We all know smartphones make convenient picture-takers. But they’ve finally gotten so good that you won’t regret leaving your big camera at home.

Nobody likes a soggy phone. That's why our Gear Guy, Joe Jackson, risked total iPhone destruction in a quest to find the greatest waterproof case of all. Watch and see why the Lifeproof FRE came out on top. …

Now that you can actually shoot decent photos on your phone, it's time for a best-of-the-best battle

The future is here, and it doesn't involve smartphones

Chad Copeland, a professional photographer whose work has appeared on National Geographic Creative and in adventure campaigns around the world, had doubts about the quality of smartphone photography.

A cell phone smart enough to never grow obsolete

Turn your smartphone into a sophisticated music player

On the chairlift, in a kayak, at the crag, we’ve all dropped our phones. This handy tether prevents the device from hitting the deck.

Control your sustainable energy on the go with a smartphone app

Making sure you’re always safe and found

With so much phone and so little pocket room, you need cases that will protect your 4G device from wind, dirt, dust, and water—so that it may live to Instagram another day.

Why the Internet is turning photography on its side

A lens so sharp, you won't leave home without it.

Tech to ensure you thrive on the sand and in the water this summer.

You're overworked, overstressed, and overconnected. But don't worry. We're here to help.

Guess what? The grid is expanding and we predict in the next five years, you won't be able to unplug—even in the backcountry.

Nearly unlimited transit and trail data is coming to an app near you. And whether you're seeking singletrack or chasing a commuter train, that's a very big deal.

Depending on the school of thought you’re following, meditation can be practiced in a number of ways—sitting cross-legged in a dark room, while on a long run, or even on a crowded bus with the help of a smartphone app and a pair of headphones. In general, though,…

The answer is yes, you can use your other half—your iPhone—abroad. But here are a few tips for making sure you have money for something other than international roaming. First, call your carrier and inquire about their particular packages for out-of-country travel. For instance, AT&T will charge…

Forget about rubbing two sticks together. Without matches, your only hope of getting a fire started in the wild is to take advantage of other tools at your disposal. Mykel Hawke—a former U.S. Army Special Forces Green Beret and founder of survival school Spec Ops—recommends two easy,…

Yes, I write about gear for a living, I have access to the most sophisticated toys and tools in the outdoor world, and I’m constantly geeking out over tech details. But I’m keenly aware of the fact that the gear does not make the athlete. I was a much better…

From the coolest kayak we’ve ever seen to a super grippy water shoe, this is the gear you need for those quiet days on the river.

Outside picks the best iPhone cases of May 2013, including the Lifeproof Fre

Sharing powder shots, filming your friend's huck, and keeping in touch have never been easier with gadgets like Fujifilm's XP170 and the DeLorme InReach communicator.

I'm in the market for a new cell phone that will stand up to some rugged adventuring. Is it possible to find a device that will replace my GPS unit?

Meet the preppers, a rattled, robust survivalist movement whose members just hate being called survivalists. Emily Matchar investigates the 21st century's wildest new apocalyptic scene.

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