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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 colors, wallpapers leaked ahead of Aug 23 launch

As we’ve always said, the days leading up to the official announcement of any major tech product is always dark and full of terrors, or rather, leaks …

An App That Allows You To Identify Any Plant With A Picture

<i>Shazam</i> changed our music lovin' lives by allowing us to find out the artist or title of virtually any song playing by letting the app "listen" and …

iPhone 8: U.S. Release Date, Rumors, Specs, And Everything You Need To Know

One of the most frequently asked questions about the new iPhone 8 is when its U.S. release date will be. This is certainly an excellent question, …

Apple iPhone SE event: the nine most important announcements

Apple went plus-size, and then it went small. The company's iPhone event on Monday brought the reintroduction of the small phone screen with the new iPhone SE. The four-inch screen isn't underrepresented on the inside, however. Its hardware is more like a mixture between the iPhone 6 and 6S. Also …

Mobile Technology

The evidence is stacking up that Apple will launch a new iPhone this month

In a longer story about the jumbo-sized iPad Pro and how it's catching on among creatives and professionals, Brian X. Chen writes:<p>"Apple also plans to introduce another new iPad model alongside a smaller iPhone in an event this month, according to a person briefed on the devices, who spoke on the …

This Nasty New Malware Can Infect Your Apple iPhone or iPad

Apple’s mobile operating system just got a nasty bug.<p>Researchers from the cybersecurity firm Palo Alto Networks (panw) said on Wednesday that they …

Here's why Samsung Pay is better than Apple Pay right now

As mobile wallets continue to pick up steam, Samsung Pay has announced a progress update that indicates the product is gaining traction and has one key advantage that Apple Pay does not.<p>Samsung Pay launched six months ago in South Korea and five months ago in the U.S., and it seems that early …

FinTech

Samsung's new Galaxy S7 has a clever liquid cooling system

Samsung figured out a clever way to keep its new Galaxy S7 smartphone cool.<p>Normally, phones let heat dissipate naturally, but the S7 has some of the latest, fastest, and most powerful specs in a smartphone, and all that horsepower means more heat than usual. To prevent overheating, Samsung added a …

Electronics Industry

Android 6.0 Marshmallow update schedule for Samsung Galaxy Note 5, J7, Note 4, A7, J5, others

Samsung may soon start rolling out Android 6.0 Marshmallow update to its devices, though it hasn't announced any schedule.<p>Several reports have …

Facebook Buys W1 Billion Worth of Samsung Virtual Reality Gear

Facebook has placed orders for 8,000 units of Samsung Electronics' virtual reality headset Gear VR. The social media company is aggressively …

Samsung's Galaxy S7 automatically flags nuisance callers

Impressed by the Samsung Galaxy S7? Before you give a final verdict, there's one extra feature we think you should know about. Whitepages, a company that provides caller ID and spam detection in the US, has teamed up with Samsung to bake its services directly into the new flagship. So when your …

Samsung’s New Gear 360 Camera Is Ideal For Shooting VR Video

The new device features a pair of fisheye lenses and lets users post video straight to YouTube or Facebook from a mobile app.<p>Samsung today unveiled a stand-alone consumer camera that shoots 360-degree still photos and videos that, among other things, are ideal for virtual reality headsets, …

Android 6.0 Marshmallow for Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge rolling out, complete with enhanced ‘Edge panel’ features

Samsung has announced officially — at long last — that its Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge is rolling out from today. This news follows weeks after the company made it available for some Galaxy Note 5 beta testers on AT&T and some UK beta testers with the S6/S6 Edge. …

Android News

‘Batman V Superman’ May Get A Special Edition Galaxy S7 Edge

<i>Batman V Superman</i> has no shortage of “promotional partners.” Samsung happens to be one of them, and they’re going all out with a special-edition phone.<p>The Galaxy S7 Edge hasn’t been revealed yet — that’s supposed to happen next week — but rumors are already rampant that there’s a <i>Batman V Superman</i> …

Samsung's Big Gamble Isn't The Galaxy S7

It’s official. We have a firm date for Samsung’s next flagship smartphone. And, in typical Samsung fashion, there’s a coded message behind its “Samsung Unpacked” announcement video. But what does it mean?<p>Samsung has a penchant for giving away not-so-subtle hints in its Unpacked advertising …

Virtual Reality

Apple Music for Android updated with ability to save music to SD cards for offline listening

Apple has some good news for all of the Apple Music users on Android. The company has just released an update to Apple Music in the Google Play Store that allows users to download songs to an SD card so that they may store even more music for offline listening.<p>Showcasing one of Android’s greatest …

Apple Music

Samsung May Invest Over $7 Billion to Supply OLED Displays for Future iPhones

Samsung Display is close to reaching an agreement with Apple to supply flexible OLED displays for future iPhones, and will invest up to $7.47 billion in OLED manufacturing equipment to fulfill orders, according to Korea-based <i>ET News</i>.<p>Samsung's display-making division will reportedly increase OLED …

Mobile Technology

Samsung takes TVs to 8K with 98-inch curved set

LAS VEGAS — For TVs, 4K is where it’s at right now, but Samsung just gave a peek at the world beyond. It’s called 8K, and Samsung’s just showed one …

Samsung’s Galaxy S7 may have the one feature iPhone users have always wanted

Given that the Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge didn’t exactly become the runaway hits that Samsung executives initially envisioned, the pressure is on for …

Samsung's Gear S2 smartwatch will support iOS this year

Samsung will bring iOS support to its Gear S2 smartwatches this year, the company announced at CES today. Samsung Electronics America Vice President of Product Marketing Alanna Cotton delivered the news as documented in our liveblog: "Today, we're excited to share that we will be bringing Gear S2 …

This new Samsung laptop is shockingly thin and light

When I first picked up Samsung's newest laptop, I almost sent it shooting out of my hand and into the ceiling. At first glance, it looked like a normal laptop, so I expected it to be heavy.<p>But it's deceptively light. And it totally tricked me into using more <i>oomph</i> to lift it than I actually …

Samsung's Galaxy TabPro S is like an Android tablet running Windows 10

After an extended absence, Samsung is getting back into the world of Windows tablets. Today it announced the Galaxy TabPro S, a Windows 10 tablet that bears more than a passing resemblance to Samsung's line of Android tablets. It's also the first Windows product from the company to bear the Galaxy …

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge will feature microSD, water resistance, and larger batteries

Samsung is endowing its first two 2016 flagships with a pair of features that were conspicuously missing from 2015’s Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, according to a person briefed on the company’s plans. Both the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge will offer microSD slots (compatible with cards up to 200GB) and …

Phones

Apple is Developing an iOS Support App to Aid Customers With Repairs and Troubleshooting

A new report on Friday indicates Apple is working on an iOS app that will offer its customers easy access to Apple support, troubleshooting and …

After nearly 2 years of having its butt kicked by Apple, Samsung is showing signs of a turnaround — sales are up

Profits rose to $6.42 billion (7.39 trillion won), up substantially from the $3.6 billion (4.1 trillion won) the company posted in 2014.<p>The growth in revenue and profit comes mainly from Samsung's semiconductor and display business.<p>But even Samsung's beleaguered smartphone business looks like it is …

Apple's iPhone 7 could imitate Samsung with this new feature

With the iPhone 6 Apple pushed the display size up to 4.7 inches, allowing it to better compete with large Android phones. Now with the iPhone 7 it …

Samsung's Huge Galaxy View Is the Take-Anywhere TV You Never Knew You Wanted

It’s a remarkable feeling when you find a gadget that makes no sense yet feels so right. The Galaxy View, an 18.4-inch portable touchscreen TV, is …

Samsung has a giant 18-inch tablet because of course it does

Don’t ask why, but Samsung has a <i>huge</i> new tablet: the 18.4 inch Galaxy View, which features a handle on the back because it’s so ridiculous.<p>The oversized screen runs Android and is positioned for “content watching” at home with 1080p, stereo speakers and a “video centric” interface.<p>What’s cool is …

Gear & Gadgets

Samsung Pay finally available to Verizon users with a Galaxy S6/edge/edge+ or Note 5

With Verizon’s logo notably absent from the list of Samsung Pay U.S. launch partners, it had been unclear if or when the company might allow its customers to use the service. That uncertainty has now ended, with the app available to Verizon customers in the Google Play store. Customers on other …

Google Play

Latest Samsung Video Pokes Fun At iPhone Yet Again, Shows Off Android Customization

Sometimes it is just abundantly clear that someone inside Samsung’s marketing division just cannot help themselves but launch a shot across Apple’s …