Samsung Galaxy S8 Release Date

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 may be a graphics powerhouse

By on September 23, 2016 at 4:30 PM.

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 may be a graphics powerhouse

Samsung’s phones aren’t normally short on power, but a new rumor is suggesting something quite special is going to be under the hood of the Galaxy S8.

According to a report from SamMobile, the Galaxy S8 may be packing a Samsung Exynos 8895 processor, with an ARM Mali-G71 GPU coming along for the ride.  Samsung has traditionally used Exynos processors where possible, so the notable detail here is that GPU. Simply put, it’s a monster.

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iPhone 7 Sold Out Availability

This is when you might find the iPhone 7 you want in Apple stores

By on September 23, 2016 at 1:50 PM.

This is when you might find the iPhone 7 you want in Apple stores

The iPhone 7 is mostly sold out, and it might be tough to find the model you want in an Apple store or anywhere else right now. But things are improving, and you should be able to play with iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in all color and storage options in the coming weeks.

October 8th is the date you should circle in your virtual calendar, as it appears that an international logjam is partly to blame for Apple’s current iPhone supply problems. But by October, it should be plain sailing for Apple’s iPhones.
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Safe Galaxy Note 7 Battery Overheating Charging

Replacement Galaxy Note 7s might be safe, but they also don’t work

By on September 23, 2016 at 10:58 AM.

Replacement Galaxy Note 7s might be safe, but they also don’t work

They might not be exploding, at least not outside of China, but safe Galaxy Note 7 units might be turning into a new nightmare for Samsung. It appears that South Korean buyers who have already received their replacements complain about various issues with the phones, including overheating and battery problems. More →

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Galaxy Note 7 Recall US

Samsung already exchanged 500,000 Galaxy Note 7 units in the US

By on September 23, 2016 at 8:10 AM.

Samsung already exchanged 500,000 Galaxy Note 7 units in the US

The Galaxy Note 7 exchange program is apparently going at full steam ahead, as more conscientious buyers turn in their devices. Samsung said in a statement released to the press that it exchanged “about half of all recalled Galaxy Note 7 phones” sold in the US. That’s “about” 500,000 units. However, that still leaves at least as many phones in the wild, and they’re all potential fire hazards. More →

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Galaxy Note 7 Recall Safe Battery Update

How Samsung will force you to exchange your exploding Galaxy Note 7

By on September 23, 2016 at 7:15 AM.

How Samsung will force you to exchange your exploding Galaxy Note 7

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 recall is going as planned — if you can really ever plan for such a mess. The company has brought in half a million replacement units to the US, and other markets are also receiving the safe Galaxy Note 7 versions as we speak. But Samsung won’t stop until all the damaged devices are replaced. If you’re still oblivious to the problem, Samsung won’t let you sit idly by with a fire hazard in your pocket.
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Cheap iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

This tool could save you a bunch of money on an iPhone 7 purchase

By on September 22, 2016 at 9:00 PM.

This tool could save you a bunch of money on an iPhone 7 purchase

Wait a second, iPhone 7 prices start at $649 for the 32GB iPhone 7 version and go all the way up to $969 for the 256GB iPhone 7 Plus. So how can you save $1,700 on an iPhone 7 purchase? That’s simple, this iPhone 7 price calculator actually factors in the cash you pay to your carrier for a period of two years, and can save you plenty of money. More →

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Galaxy Note 7 Exploding False Reports

Silver lining: Not every exploding Galaxy Note 7 actually exploded

By on September 22, 2016 at 7:00 PM.

Silver lining: Not every exploding Galaxy Note 7 actually exploded

They say that all press is good press, but I’m willing to bet that Samsung would beg to differ. The whole exploding Galaxy Note 7 scandal has been nothing short of a catastrophe for the South Korean company, but there is a silver lining.

An extremely thin, almost invisible silver lining, but a silver lining nonetheless: Not all of the reports of exploding phablets has turned out to be real.

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Pixel XL vs. iPhone 7 Plus vs. Galaxy S7 edge

Google’s Pixel phones stole the wrong feature from Apple’s iPhone 7

By on September 22, 2016 at 5:20 PM.

Google’s Pixel phones stole the wrong feature from Apple’s iPhone 7

Come early October, Google will launch its 2016 flagship phones: these are HTC-made, Pixel-branded premium smartphones that will run a customized version of Android and cost you quite a bit more than you’re used to spending for a Google phone. They’ll also look very much like an iPhone 7, at least the front side — not that it’s a bad thing at this point. While many of the specs and features of the Pixel and Pixel XL are already known, a new report says the phones won’t be able to handle water spills very well at all.

If only Google had followed Apple’s lead here and made the phones water-resistant, instead of following Apple’s lead elsewhere. More →

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iPhone 7 Design Apple

Have Apple designs become too familiar and boring? The answer is more complicated than you think

By on September 22, 2016 at 1:55 PM.

Have Apple designs become too familiar and boring? The answer is more complicated than you think

Over the past few years, there has been an increasingly well-traveled narrative that would have you believe that Apple’s once vaunted penchant for design has vanished. Whereas Apple products used to be revered for taking bold risks and introducing cutting edge designs, it seems as if it’s been a few years since a new Apple product has been heralded as a design-win.

With the recent introduction of the iPhone 7, this narrative has picked up steam once again. Even though the iPhone 7 is jam packed with a multitude of compelling new features, including a better display, improved battery life and impressive camera technologies, some analysts and pundits can’t help but get hung up on the fact that aesthetic design of the iPhone 7 is boring, familiar, and proof positive that Apple these days is more interested in playing it safe than in taking risks and pushing the design envelope forward.

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iOS 10 Public Beta 1 Download and Install

iOS 10.1 public beta 1 is out, download it right now

By on September 22, 2016 at 1:32 PM.

iOS 10.1 public beta 1 is out, download it right now

Apple on Wednesday seeded iOS 10.1 beta 1 to developers, but anyone could install it with the help of the same trick that worked during the regular iOS 10 beta period. But true Apple fans know that a public beta release follows one day after developers get theirs. And, sure enough, Apple delivered. iOS 10.1 public beta 1 is available to download right away.

If you own an iPhone 7 Plus and want to try out the new bokeh portrait mode that Apple did not include in the final iOS 10 release, you should definitely go get the beta. More →

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iOS 10 Features List

10 hidden gestures in iOS 10 to help you get the most out of your iPhone

10 hidden gestures in iOS 10 to help you get the most out of your iPhone

By on September 22, 2016 at 9:45 AM.

There are some things hiding in Apple’s new iOS 10 software that iPhone and iPad users still don’t have access to. That’s right, dark mode, we’re looking at you. The much sought-after dark user interface mode that was found buried in the code from Apple’s first iOS 10 beta back in June still hasn’t managed to see the light of day. Who knows when we might finally see dark mode make its way to iPhones and iPads around the world? In the meantime though, there are plenty of other features hiding in iOS 10 that users actually have access to, and learning about them will help you get the most out of your iPhone or iPad.

We already showed you dozens of secret features in Apple’s various iOS 10 apps, and now we’re back with a new list of hidden gestures that are going to change the way you use your iOS device. More →

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Cheap Android Phones Unlocked

10 different unlocked Android phones are on sale today on Amazon at deep discounts

By on September 22, 2016 at 8:00 AM.

10 different unlocked Android phones are on sale today on Amazon at deep discounts

People, for the love of all that is good, please stop buying smartphones from your wireless carriers. Unless you’re a technology freak and you absolutely must have the latest flagship smartphone out there, there’s just no way to justify the expense. Even mid-range phones that are seemingly affordable at your local carrier store are way overpriced. Don’t believe us? Check out the killer two-day sale happening on Amazon right now.

Today and tomorrow, Amazon is offering ridiculously low prices on 10 different unlocked Android phones. That means you can just pop in your SIM card and you’re good to go — no contract, no fuss. Examples of the deals include the $400 Netbit Robin for just $199, the $650 LG G5 for just $479, and the ALCATEL OneTouch Idol 3 for just $99. You’ll find all the deals listed below. More →

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