Samsung Earnings Q2 2015

The battle of the sixes is over: iPhone comes out on top, Samsung left bloodied

The battle of the sixes is over: iPhone comes out on top, Samsung left bloodied

By about 11 hours ago.

Samsung redesigned its flagship smartphone from the ground up for the first half of 2015. The Galaxy S6 is the fastest and most powerful handset the world has ever seen, and its stunning 2K display has been called the best on the planet. Samsung then took things a step further by using premium aluminum and glass construction to make the S6 the most sleek and solid smartphone the company had ever produced.

But it wasn’t enough.

Samsung reported its audited second-quarter results on Thursday morning, and the company’s operating profit from its mobile division plummeted 38%. Put plainly, the Galaxy S6 simply couldn’t get the job done when pitted against the iPhone 6. More →

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Galaxy Note 5 Photos Design Renders

High-res Galaxy Note 5 renders show us what the next major Android phablet will look like

High-res Galaxy Note 5 renders show us what the next major Android phablet will look like

By about 11 hours ago.

Samsung has already confirmed it’s hosting a special media event on August 13th, just like recent reports claimed. At the press conference, it’ll likely unveil its next-gen Galaxy phones, including the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 edge Plus. Both devices have been featured in numerous leaks, and now designers have created some stunning Galaxy Note 5 renders based on the rumors. More →

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Hit List

LG Nexus 5 2015 Photo Leak Design

New Nexus 5 leak: This might be our first look at the phone’s case

New Nexus 5 leak: This might be our first look at the phone’s case

By on July 30, 2015 at 6:50 AM.

Google is widely expected to release two new Nexus handsets this year, including a new LG Nexus 5 and a Huawei Nexus phablet. Both devices have appeared in a variety of reports so far and a newly leaked image shows what looks like the smaller Nexus’s rear housing. More →

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Data Breach

Have hackers stolen your personal information? This handy quiz will let you know

Have hackers stolen your personal information? This handy quiz will let you know

By on July 29, 2015 at 10:15 PM.

Over the past few years, there has been no shortage of high-profile credit card breaches at some of the largest retailers in the country. From Target to Home Depot, it seems that we can’t go a few months without hearing a story regarding some new worrisome data breach. With respect to Home Depot in particular, it’s estimated that nearly 60 million credit cards were compromised over a 5-month period.

Compounding the problem is that retailers aren’t the only target that hackers have their eyes on. In recent months, hackers have managed to obtain confidential information from targets as varied as the U.S. Government, health insurance providers, and even popular apps like Twitter and Snapchat. Indeed, it can get a bit tiring trying to keep up with what sites have been exposed to security breaches and when.

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Game Changers

Microsoft Windows History Infographic

30 years of Windows, condensed into a single infographic

30 years of Windows, condensed into a single infographic

By on July 29, 2015 at 9:30 PM.

Windows is no longer the dominant force it was in the 1990s but it’s still by far the most widely used desktop operating system in the world, and that’s not nothing. To celebrate the launch of Windows 10 on Wednesday, MicrosoftTraining.Net has put together a terrific infographic that shows us Windows’ long evolution over the past 30 years. More →

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Tom Brady Deflategate Punts On Samsung For iPhone 6

Brady wasn’t destroying Deflategate evidence, he was trashing his ‘broken’ Samsung for an iPhone 6

Brady wasn’t destroying Deflategate evidence, he was trashing his ‘broken’ Samsung for an iPhone 6

By on July 29, 2015 at 8:00 PM.

The NFL on Tuesday announced it was upholding Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension for allegedly being “generally aware” that team staffers were deflating footballs before games in violation of league rules. In its explanation for why it was upholding the suspension, the NFL revealed that Brady had instructed an assistant to destroy his smartphone just when investigators were getting ready to question him about his role in the scandal. Brady has now fired back with an official excuse for trashing his old phone that will certainly give Samsung executives heartburn when they hear about it. More →

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Google Now WhatsApp Viber Text Voice

Every WhatsApp and Viber user is going to love Google’s latest Google Now feature

Every WhatsApp and Viber user is going to love Google’s latest Google Now feature

By on July 29, 2015 at 7:15 PM.

If you happen to love Google Now and spend plenty of time on your smartphone texting, you should know that Google is rolling out a brand new feature that will let you send messages to friends using other Android apps than Google’s Hangouts. More →

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LG Android Smartphones iPhone 6 Sales

LG’s total Q2 smartphone profit is only enough money to buy 235 iPhones

LG’s total Q2 smartphone profit is only enough money to buy 235 iPhones

By on July 29, 2015 at 6:30 PM.

It must be annoying to sell a boatload of smartphones and not make any serious money off them. Just ask LG! The Korean company’s second-quarter smartphone profit was so miniscule, it was only enough money to cover 235 iPhone 6 handsets at retail price. More →

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Windows 10 Microsoft Edge Browser

Edge: The story of how Microsoft’s Windows 10 Chrome browser killer came to be

Edge: The story of how Microsoft’s Windows 10 Chrome browser killer came to be

By on July 29, 2015 at 5:45 PM.

Microsoft Edge, the brand-new browser shipping with Windows 10, is by far one of the most important features of the new operating system right alongside the real revival of the Start menu button and the integration of the Cortana voice assistant into the OS. Microsoft execs recently talked to Mashable’s Lance Ulanoff about the beginnings of Edge, and how the new browser came to be. More →

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Netflix Sign

The 10 best movies and TV shows about to be removed from Netflix

The 10 best movies and TV shows about to be removed from Netflix

By on July 29, 2015 at 5:10 PM.

If you have a busy week full of work and errands planned, we’re so sorry to have to do this to you. There are priorities in life though, and making sure you binge-watch the great content about to be removed from Netflix is somewhere near the top of the list.

Content comes and goes each month on Netflix, and much of it goes unnoticed. If you want to catch some great movies and TV shows before they expire in August, however, you’ll want to make sure you take notice of the list below. More →

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Windows 10 Privacy Issues

Windows 10 privacy issues you should be aware of

Windows 10 privacy issues you should be aware of

By on July 29, 2015 at 4:36 PM.

Windows 10 is finally here, and though not shrouded in the same type of pomp and circumstance that surrounded the launch of, say, Windows 95, it’s still a significant update worth checking out. Not only is Windows 10 available as a free update to Windows 7 and Windows 8 users, but the new OS from Microsoft comes with a bevy of interesting new features that are certainly worth exploring.

At the same time, and as with any new OS release, there are a few wrinkles to be ironed out and new privacy issues worth noting. While most of the privacy issues associated with Windows 10 can be alleviated with a simple adjustment of one’s settings, there are still a few issues worth highlighting before you start using Windows 10 as your everyday OS.

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Best Google Search Feature Popular Times

This new Google feature lets you avoid crowds at your favorite stores

This new Google feature lets you avoid crowds at your favorite stores

By on July 29, 2015 at 4:04 PM.

Google can get away with being creepy in many cases because it’s just so useful. Case in point: Google this week unveiled a new search feature that will let you know whether the store or restaurant you want to visit is likely to be crowded at a given time and can even break down a place’s popularity on different days of the week. How does Google know all this about individual locations? We have no idea, but this is nonetheless an extremely useful new feature. More →

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