Samsung Galaxy Note Selfie Ugly

Samsung thinks you’re ugly

By on June 30, 2016 at 10:34 AM.

Samsung thinks you’re ugly

Hey you, Samsung Galaxy-wielding selfie taker. You’re ugly. I’m serious. And it’s not my opinion either. It’s Samsung’s professional opinion about its customers who buy Galaxy phones in general. That means you, too.

You see, it appears that BY DEFAULT, the selfie camera has beautification features that make you look a lot better in pictures than you do in person. While that’s definitely a nice editing tool for photos, it’s also very politically incorrect. Disrespectful is one other word I’d use for it.

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Galaxy Note 7 Preview Battery

Reports about Galaxy Note 7’s battery size may have been greatly exaggerated

By on June 29, 2016 at 6:50 AM.

Reports about Galaxy Note 7’s battery size may have been greatly exaggerated

The Galaxy Note 7 is almost upon us, and with a little over a month to go until Samsung takes the wraps off its 2016 flagship phablet, multiple reports have already spilled the beans on the phone’s design, specs, and software features. A new report, however, indicates that existing rumors are wrong about battery size and that the Galaxy Note 7 will not pack a massive 4,000 mAh battery. More →

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256 micro sd card

SanDisk’s giant 256GB microSD card is also the world’s fastest

By on June 28, 2016 at 9:00 PM.

SanDisk’s giant 256GB microSD card is also the world’s fastest

MicroSD cards are about the size of your fingernail, but they’re capable of storing way more stuff than, say, 3.5″ floppy disks of yore. Every year it seems like cards get better, and 2016 is no exception.

The SanDisk Extreme microSDXC UHS-1 card takes the crown as the new fastest microSD card on the planet. It’s got transfer speeds of 100MB/s, and write speeds of 90MB/s. That should be enough to comfortably keep up with 4K hi-speed video recording from action cameras and drones, and way, way overkill for even the fanciest Android smartphone.

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Galaxy Note 7 TouchWiz Features

Video gives us a 15-min walkthrough of the Galaxy Note 7’s leaked next-gen software

By on June 28, 2016 at 10:27 AM.

Video gives us a 15-min walkthrough of the Galaxy Note 7’s leaked next-gen software

Plenty of leaks have already revealed almost everything there is to know about the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung’s next flagship phablet. We already know the device will have an unexpected name, that it might launch only in a dual edge screen version, and that it will feature powerful hardware. But Samsung is also tweaking its software, with a new leak giving us a thorough walkthrough of the upcoming TouchWiz user interface.

And yes… among the new features is a software based copy of Apple’s 3D Touch functionality.

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Galaxy Note 7 6GB RAM 512GB Storage

Galaxy Note 7: How does 6GB of RAM and up to 512GB of storage sound?

By on June 27, 2016 at 7:15 AM.

Galaxy Note 7: How does 6GB of RAM and up to 512GB of storage sound?

The successor of the Galaxy Note 5 will be called Galaxy Note 7, recent leaks have shown, as Samsung is going for a uniform naming scheme – the same number in its Galaxy S and Note flagships is supposed to enforce the idea that both devices represent last-generation smartphones and the best handsets in Samsung’s lineup. But regardless of what Samsung ends up calling its phablet family this year, the phone should be an absolute monster in terms of hardware. A couple of recent leaks indicate the phone will be faster and better than anything the competition has to offer. And it could probably beat many laptops and desktops when it comes to overall performance. More →

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Samsung Notebook 7 Spin vs MacBook

It’s crazy how much trouble Samsung has with design

By on June 23, 2016 at 8:00 PM.

It’s crazy how much trouble Samsung has with design

You’d think that a company as big as Samsung would have all it takes to come up with great products from top to bottom, inside and out – Samsung doesn’t control any of the software other than Tizen though, so we’re just talking about hardware design. It turns out it’s still tough for Samsung’s designers to come up with a product that people will want to buy the minute they lay their eyes on it. We’ve touched on this before when looking at the Galaxy S6’s asymmetry last year, and now we’re about to check out the device above, the brand new Notebook 7 Spin. More →

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Galaxy Note 7 Specs Release Date Price

Galaxy Note 7 shaping up to be Samsung’s most powerful smartphone yet

By on June 22, 2016 at 2:40 PM.

Galaxy Note 7 shaping up to be Samsung’s most powerful smartphone yet

After a report said that Samsung will only have a single Galaxy Note 7 model in stores this year, the dual-edge version, a new rumor from the Netherlands lists the alleged specs of the smartphone, suggesting the phone will be Samsung’s best-specced smartphone yet.
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Galaxy Note 7 Edge Renders

Is this Galaxy Note 7 leak good news or bad news?

By on June 22, 2016 at 8:50 AM.

Is this Galaxy Note 7 leak good news or bad news?

Samsung is expected to unveil the Galaxy Note 7 in early August and launch it in several markets later that month. But while some rumors have said the phone will be available in a two distinct versions, one with a flat screen and one with a curved screen, a new report says that there will only one version of the Galaxy Note 7 when it’s unveiled this summer.

At the same time, a new concept video based on these Galaxy Note 7 rumors envisions what the Galaxy Note 7 might look like.

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Galaxy S8 4K Display Dual Camera

Reports claims Samsung’s Galaxy S8 will feature a 4K display and a (shocker) dual camera

By on June 21, 2016 at 10:56 AM.

Reports claims Samsung’s Galaxy S8 will feature a 4K display and a (shocker) dual camera

We’re still several months away from the unveiling of Samsung’s Galaxy S8, but rumors are already cropping up on what seems like a weekly basis.

Earlier this month, Samsung showed off a 5.5-inch 4K UHD display at a trade show in California, leading some to believe that it would be the display featured on the company’s next flagship smartphone. Now Chinese tech blog NetEase is making a similar claim, providing even more credence to the rumor.

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Samsung Copies Apple

Samsung’s copying of Apple has reached an embarrassing new low

By on June 17, 2016 at 12:18 PM.

Samsung’s copying of Apple has reached an embarrassing new low

It’s quite embarrassing that Samsung in 2016 still feels the need to blatantly copy as much as it can from Apple. And while it’s one thing for Samsung to look towards the iPhone for inspiration — because let’s be honest, Apple isn’t shy about siphoning off features from Android either — it’s an entirely different matter to see Samsung going so far as to copy Apple’s advertising campaigns.

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Galaxy S7 Active Drop Test

Watch: Savage drop test determines how rugged the Galaxy S7 Active really is

By on June 16, 2016 at 5:40 PM.

Watch: Savage drop test determines how rugged the Galaxy S7 Active really is

Samsung bills its new Galaxy S7 Active as the most rugged and durable phone the company has ever released, but you know that the internet isn’t just going to take Samsung’s word for it. No… launching a smartphone along with the claim that it’s rugged is an open invitation for anyone and everyone to put that claim to the test, and it wouldn’t be long before someone rose to the challenge.

So, how durable is Samsung’s rugged new Galaxy S7 Active, really? More →

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Samsung vs Apple Creative Ads

Samsung exec talks about how important mocking Apple was to the company’s success

By on June 15, 2016 at 7:00 PM.

Samsung exec talks about how important mocking Apple was to the company’s success

Earlier this year, Samsung was awarded the title Marketer of the Year at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Considering how ubiquitous the company has become over the past several years, this might not come as much of a surprise, but even Samsung executives will admit that it wasn’t long ago when consumers were calling the company “boring and monotonous.”

So how did Samsung turn things around?

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