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Christine Romero-Chan

Christine Romero-Chan

Staff Writer, Mobile

Christine Romero-Chan has been writing about technology, specifically Apple, for over a decade. She graduated from California State University Long Beach with a degree in Journalism and Mass Communications, and her byline has appeared on sites like iMore, MakeUseOf, AppAdvice, Lifehacker, MacLife, and more. While her speciality has been all things Apple, especially the iPhone, she loves technology in general. Before the iPhone, she enjoyed seeing the latest innovations in the mobile space, from BlackBerry to the Palm Pre. Though she's been using an iPhone for the past 14 years, she is open to dabbling with Android and other mobile platforms, which is why she's here at Digital Trends.

Christine's other interests include mechanical keyboards (the superior typing experience), mobile photography, lots of coffee, food, Star Wars, a lot of animated series, and gaming. She's also based in Southern California, so she takes advantage of this by being a Disneyland passholder. If she isn't writing, chances are high that you'll find her at Disneyland with her husband and daughter.

You can find Christine on Mastodon.

The iPhone 14 Pro's Dynamic Island showing the timer and music playing.

Will my phone change for daylight saving time automatically?

November 5, 2023, marks the end of daylight saving time, and most smartphone clocks will spring ahead one hour automatically. Here's how to do it, just in case.
An iPhone 15 Pro in Blue Titanium (left) and Google Pixel 8 Pro in Porcelain showing camera modules.

I tested the Pixel 8 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro. This one has the best camera

Google and Apple both have flagship phones with the Pixel 8 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro, respectively. But which one takes better photos? I found out.
Apple iPhone 15 Plus and Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max seen from the back.

These 5 iPhone 15 problems are annoying. Here’s how to fix them

Apple's iPhone 15 lineup is one of the best yet, but it doesn't mean it isn't without its own set of problems. Here are a few common issues and how to fix them.
Blue Titanium (left) and Natural Titanium iPhone 15 Pros on a green park bench.

iPhone 15 Pro review: smaller, but still mighty

The iPhone 15 Pro may look like the lesser model compared to its larger sibling, but there is still plenty to love — especially if you prefer smaller phones.
A rose Google Pixel 8 (left) held in hand with a green iPhone 15.

Google Pixel 8 vs. iPhone 15: did Google finally beat Apple?

Google has released the Google Pixel 8, and it's an excellent smartphone. But how does it fare against Apple's latest iPhone 15? We found out.
iPhone 15 Pro in Natural Titanium held in hand in front of a wooden gate.

After a month with the iPhone 15 Pro, I love these 5 things the most

The iPhone 15 Pro has been out for over a month now. After weeks of using it, here's what I love the most about it.
OnePlus Open in Emerald Dusk showing camera bump.

For a $1,700 folding phone, the OnePlus Open has one big flaw

OnePlus recently released its first foldable, the OnePlus Open. While it's a pretty great device, there is one big flaw with the design.
Jack converses with a ghost inThe Nightmare Before Christmas.

Best Halloween movies to watch for non-horror fans

Spooky season is here! But not everyone is a big horror fan. Here are some great non-horror Halloween movies that everyone can enjoy.
OnePlus Pad with official Stylo pencil stylus on a wooden table.

The best Android tablets in 2023: the 10 best ones you can buy

Picking the right Android tablet can be difficult. We've rounded up all of the best Android tablets available now so you can find the one that's right for you.
Someone opening the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5.

The best folding phones in 2023: the 6 best you can buy

Are you finally ready to buy a folding phone? Here are the 6 best folding phones you can buy in 2023!
The OnePlus 11 held in a person's hand and seen from the back.

The OnePlus 12 may fix one of the OnePlus 11’s biggest mistakes

A new rumor about the OnePlus 12 says the phone may fix one of the biggest omissions from OnePlus' past two releases.
A person holding the Google Pixel 8.

There’s something about the Google Pixel 8 that worries me

I've had the Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro for a couple of weeks, and I quite like them. But there's something about them that worries me.
OnePlus Open and Google Pixel Fold standing to show designs.

OnePlus Open vs. Google Pixel Fold: don’t buy the wrong folding phone

OnePlus just launched its very first foldable. How does it stack up against the Pixel Fold, which is also Google's first entry into the foldable market?
OnePlus Open in Emerald Dusk in hand.

OnePlus Open review: an excellent foldable, with a catch

The foldable market is growing, this time with OnePlus joining the fray. How does the OnePlus Open fare? Let's find out.
The Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Series 8 showing the ambient displays.

Apple Watch Series 9 vs. Series 8: everything new and different

The Apple Watch Series 9 is an outstanding smartwatch. But do you really need it if you already have an Apple Watch Series 8?
Anker Nano 30W Power Bank with USB-C in green with a green iPhone 15.

I found the perfect iPhone 15 accessory, and it’s only $50

There are lots of accessories you can buy for the iPhone 15. But if you have $50 and want one of the coolest, we have a great recommendation.
The backs of Apple's iPad Air and iPad Pro, with the tablets place on a table.

The best iPads in 2023: the 5 best ones you should buy

You've decided you want to buy an iPad, but do you know which is the iPad for you? We run through the best iPads available right now in different categories.
A natural titanium iPhone 15 Pro (left) and a green iPhone 15 on a Haunted Mansion wallpaper placemat.

The best iPhones in 2023: which iPhone is right for you?

Shopping for a new iPhone? We compare all of the current models available to determine the best options for every need and budget.
Google Pixel 8 Pro in a case showing off a custom AI generated wallpaper.

10 amazing AI wallpapers I made with the Google Pixel 8

Google's new Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro have plenty of great new features, including an AI wallpaper generator. Here's what it looks like in action!
Freewrite Traveler with standby screen on a green park bench.

This isn’t a laptop — it’s one of the weirdest gadgets I’ve ever used

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The Google Pixel 8 Pro with its Thermometer app open.

I used the Google Pixel 8 Pro’s weirdest feature. I’m not impressed

Google added great new features on the new Pixel 8 Pro. But one of the strangest ones is the addition of a temperature sensor, so we tried it out.
Google Pixel 8 Pro in white and blue.

Don’t buy the Google Pixel 8 — 5 reasons to wait for the Pixel 9

Google has revealed its Pixel 8 lineup, but you may want to hold off until next year. Why? We could see some exciting things with the Google Pixel 9.
The back of the Google Pixel Watch 2.

Do old Pixel Watch bands fit the Google Pixel Watch 2?

Google's new Pixel Watch 2 is here. But can you use your old bands with it?
Someone holding a blue Pixel 8 Pro.

Everything you can do with the Google Pixel 8 Pro’s temperature sensor

The Google Pixel 8 Pro comes with an interesting feature — a temperature sensor. But what can you do with it? Well, it's a little complicated.
Holding a green iPhone 15 in a rose garden.

iPhone 15 review: a big step forward

The iPhone 15 is here, and it's a significant upgrade for the base model. Is it worth getting? It depends on what you were using before.
OtterBox Figura Series case on an iPhone 15 Pro showing the Action button cover.

Before you buy an iPhone 15 Pro case, make sure it has this one thing

So, you have your brand new iPhone 15 Pro or iPhone 15 Pro Max and you're looking for a case. Make sure to double-check that your case has this one thing first!
Apple FineWoven case in Pacific Blue on a Natural Titanium iPhone 15 Pro.

Yes, Apple’s FineWoven iPhone 15 cases really are that bad

Apple has eliminated leather from its accessory offerings and has replaced it with FineWoven. But for the price, FineWoven is an overall disappointment.
iPhone 15 Pro in Natural Titanium held in hand in rose garden archway.

Got an iPhone 15 Pro? Make sure to change this one setting

Did you just get an iPhone 15 Pro? You may need to make some adjustments to the camera to make it work the way you want to.
A green iPhone 15 on a green bench.

After 3 days, I love these 4 things about the iPhone 15

I've only used iPhone Pros for the past few years. But after just a few days with the iPhone 15, I'm thoroughly impressed.
Clockwise from top: natural titanium iPhone 15 Pro, Nothing Phone 2, green iPhone 15, and Obsidian Black Google Pixel Fold.

4 things Android phones still do better than the iPhone 15

Apple has made some big improvements with the iPhone 15 lineup. Even so, there are a few things that Android phones still do better.
Apple promotional image of the iPhone 15 Pro's camera and curved chassis.

As a parent, there’s one iPhone 15 feature I can’t wait to use

There's a lot to like about the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro, but there's only one feature that will be a godsend for parents of humans and pets.
Apple Watch Sleep App feat image.

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iPhone 15 color family includes: Black, Green, Blue, Yellow, and Pink.

The best iPhone 15 Plus cases in 2023: 11 best ones right now

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The camera array of the iPhone 15 Pro.

Don’t buy the iPhone 15 — 5 reasons to wait for the iPhone 16

The iPhone 15 lineup may have just been announced, but here are some big reasons to hold off until next year's iPhone 16 instead.