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August 1, 2015

The Samsung Edge: Feature of the Future or Unnecessary Gimmick?

There has been a lot of talk surrounding Samsung’s latest Galaxy phones. While the Galaxy S6 has been widely praised by industry reviewers, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is more of a lightning rod. In most practical ways, these phones are the same. The Edge simply includes an extra tiny screen by using a curved glass front that extends down one side of the phone. The aesthetic is striking, but since there isn’t room to display much, many consider it to be mostly a novelty.

Still, the Edge was popular enough among early [...]

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May 13, 2015

Waterproof Galaxy S6 Active Spotted

It seems that Samsung has a more durable version of its popular Galaxy S6 handset in the works, as a leaked image of a “Galaxy S6 Active” appeared on the web on Tuesday. Leaked to GSMArena, the image shows a rugged device stamped with the AT&T logo and the name of the device on the back—and it could be just the phone for folks who want a high-end handset without the fear of it shattering into a million pieces:

This appears to be the forthcoming Samsung Galaxy S6 Active, a waterproof, ruggedly [...]

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May 11, 2015

New Samsung Tablet Image Leaked

A new Android tablet from Samsung has leaked onto the Internet, and it shows that the competition for the dwindling tablet market is still happening. The image appeared on the @onleaks Twitter account on Sunday, with the label that it’s Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S2, with a measured display of 9.7 inches.

The leaker says the new tablet was designed with the Galaxy S6 in mind.

Another tweet from the France-based leaker says that the new tablet was inspired by the Galaxy S6 smartphone, which is currently [...]

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April 19, 2015

Weekend Wrap-Up: Apple Debuts New Music App in iOS 8.4 Beta; Samsung’s Galaxy S6 is in High Demand

Those with an iOS device can get their mitts on Apple’s new Music app for the first time. Also, Samsung’s new Galaxy S6 smartphone is apparently in high demand. Netflix plans to charge less for its service in high-piracy countries, and Google is finding itself in some hot water with the EU. These stories are coming at you right below in our Weekend Wrap-Up.

New Music App Now Part of Apple’s iOS 8.4 Beta

The acquisition of Beats Music last year brought more than just some new hardware for Apple — it also [...]

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April 17, 2015

Samsung’s Galaxy S6 Unboxing Commercials Are Awesome (Despite Being Unlikely)

We all know about unboxing videos, you know, those videos popularized by YouTubers who record the unboxing of a brand new product like a smartphone, computer, etc. Samsung decided to take the unboxing video idea and turn it into a series of commercials. The only difference between these commercials and typical YouTube unboxing videos is that these are action-packed.

As many of you know I’m a huge Apple fan, but I will be the first to admit that the commercials, which I’ve embedded below, are pretty awesome. My [...]

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April 16, 2015

Cyanogen Formally Partners with Microsoft

Cyanogen announced a new, formal partnership with Microsoft on Thursday, only months after the Windows maker provided a sizable investment in the Android competitor. The agreement will mean that future versions of Cyanogen will come with Microsoft’s suite of apps pre-loaded.

The partnership will see Microsoft create “native integrations on Cyanogen OS, enabling a powerful new class of experiences.” As for what apps will be available on new Cyanogen installs, the announcement lists the usual suspects: Bing services, Skype, [...]

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April 15, 2015

Demand for Galaxy S6 Higher Than Predicted

If you’ve had the chance to glimpse a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge in person, you might not be surprised to learn that demand for the thing is much higher than anyone expected. In fact, both versions of the device are in much higher demand than Samsung had planned for, meaning that if you had the money to shell out for a Galaxy S6, you might wind up waiting a bit before you get one.

The Galaxy S6 Edge is a really nice phone.

The news comes by way of a post on Reuters Wednesday, which quotes Samsung as [...]

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March 15, 2015

Weekend Wrap-Up: HBO Now is Real; Apple Unveils New MacBook

Let’s not beat the dead horse that is the Apple Watch. Yes, we saw it last week. Yes, Apple spent a fair amount of stage time talking about it. But did Apple tell us anything we didn’t already know? Not really.

Apple did make news in other areas, though, as did a few other companies this past week. Let’s find out why.

HBO Now is Real, Will Debut on Apple TV

Leading up to the latest Apple event, we heard rumors that HBO and Cupertino were in cahoots on a new streaming service. That service, as we learned [...]

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March 9, 2015

Newest Samsung Flagship Sees 20M Pre-Orders

That’s certainly a step in the right direction: a report in the Korea Times today (via Neowin) says that Samsung’s latest flagship handset, the Galaxy S6, has received over 20 million pre-orders just a week after its unveiling at MWC in Barcelona. Apparently this number of pre-orders is a milestone for Samsung.

A “top executive” from a “leading mobile carrier in Europe” told the Times that “Samsung received some 20 million pre-orders for the S6 and S6 Edge – 15 million of S6 and five million of S6 Edge from mobile carriers [...]

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March 2, 2015

Samsung Unveils Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, and Samsung Pay

All kinds of hot smartphone action took place at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona yesterday, not least of which was Samsung revealing its new set of flagship phones, the Galaxy S6, and the Galaxy S6 Edge. As predicted, the new handsets are encased in metal bodies, and the Edge is, well, edged.

The S6 – both flavors – sports a 5.1-inch, quad HD display, with a resolution of 2560×1440. It’s also got 3 GB of RAM, and a base internal storage capacity of 32 GB, with options including 64 GB and 128 GB – which is a whole lot [...]

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