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Will the Samsung Galaxy S8 Help Us Forget About the Galaxy Note7?

Will the Samsung Galaxy S8 Help Us Forget About the Galaxy Note7?

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Samsung has announced that they will be releasing the Galaxy S8 next month.  Pre-orders begin tomorrow (March 30).  Along with that announcement we are being provided with all the juicy details that we’ve been waiting for.  But wait… the information that we’ve seen leaked over the last few weeks (or longer) might have been, in fact, accurate.  A big part of this announcement by Samsung is to try to put the Note, and its incredible safety issues, in the distant past.  And to show that Samsung is a player in the phone market.  Now, you might be thinking that they have been already, but until this update, I’m not sure that they have been.  Later in this article I will compare the S8 with the iPhone 7 and you can judge for yourself.

First though.  Let’s look at the specs:

  • Galaxy S8 has a 5.8″ screen. The Galaxy S8 + has a screen size of 6.2″
  • It comes in a variety of colours, including: Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Coral Blue, Arctic Silver and Maple Gold
  • Both have a camera with an 8 times digital zoom as well as many different “modes”
  • Both have the ability to record video in 4K
  • The Galaxy S8 has a battery life of anywhere between 11 and 67 hours, depending on what you’re doing.  Where as the S8+ lasts a bit longer ranging from 13 to 78 hours, again depending on what you are doing.
  • Wireless charging capabilities
  • An iris sensor (among a few others) and;
  • Bixby – which I will get into more detail later on in this article.
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Samsung Will Remotely disable the Galaxy Note 7 on December 15

Samsung Will Remotely disable the Galaxy Note 7 on December 15

I am a Taurus so I can be stubborn but so much so that I would risk my safety or others. However not everyone got the memo. Some people are still rocking their Galaxy Note 7. Samsung can’t risk getting any more bad press because of you. They had remotely limited to the maximum power level devices in the US 60% of the maximum possible. That was not enough for some people to get rid of their phone. So they have taken the final card they had to play in the deck. Samsung is going to completely make it impossible for users to charge the smartphone.  So basically the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone turns into a very expensive “brick” once the charge runs out. There is no way around this as this update will affect the devices operating in the all networks of all cellular operators in the United States.

There are also a class action cases going on against Samsung by a few customers. By a few I mean 2400 consumers. However Samsung said it is not paying anything for damages associated with spontaneous combustion.

 

“We have given enough compensation and benefits to users of the Galaxy Note 7. Inconvenience, for which consumers require the payment, within quite portable,” ~Samsung.

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Samsung’s Smart Windshield is Magic & I Want It

Samsung’s Smart Windshield is Magic & I Want It

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The Samsung Smart Windshield is a concept that goes right in the about time files. Its hard to believe that this concept is not already in production. Motorcycles have been left behind in terms of technology unlike cars. With the exception of The SKULLY AR-1 which is the first helmet to feature a built-in 180° Blindspot Camera and Heads-Up Display for unparalleled situational awareness and safety. Samsung the kind of epic vaporware looks to change that.

Samsung’s Smart Windshield is Magic & I Want It! Ok, its not magic but it is looks like it even thought the technology already exists to make this happen. For this magic to happen all you need is a smartphone, app and a small projector. The projector has to be small enough to not take up too much space. The projector shows information onto a the windshield. The rider can see navigation info, emails, phone calls, and text messages. One would assume this will work with out distracting the rider. Then again there are already tons of people listening to music, checking out Waze info or even reading playing on their watches.

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Everything You Need To Know About Galaxy S7 & Galaxy S7 Edge

Everything You Need To Know About Galaxy S7 & Galaxy S7 Edge

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Everything you expected from the Galaxy S7 & Galaxy S7 Edge is here. It has all the performance enhancements that one would expect with an upgrade. The newish design is a bit bolder. Per request they have bigger batteries. The S7 packs a 3,000 mAh battery while the S7 edge has a 3,600 mAh battery. Also the cameras have been greatly improved. Samsung’s brand new phones are very deserving of being called flagships. Almost everything about the Galaxy S7and Galaxy S7 edge are improvements over its predecessors. Samsung finally showed off what has been leaked for months. The two new smartphones must be hits for Samsung who has been struggling as of late. They might be the most important phones for the company since the 1st Galaxy. I think they have succeed. These two phones are the best Android smartphones the world has ever seen.
The Galaxy S7 is still completely constructed entirely of aluminum and glass but now adds curved glass on the back that sits in the hand much more comfortably predecessors. The displays and battery sizes are different. The S7 edge has a larger 5.5-inch quad HD Super AMOLED display vs the Galaxy S6 edge which had the same 5.1-inch screen. Now for some of the similarities between the models. Both will be powered by a 2.15GHz quad-core Snapdragon 820 processor in the United States, while Samsung’s very own Exynos chips will power the phones everywhere else. According to Samsung the CPU in the Galaxy S7 is 30% faster than last year’s models.… Read the rest
Meet 2016 CES Innovations Honoree Samsung Portable SSD T3

Meet 2016 CES Innovations Honoree Samsung Portable SSD T3

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CES is here and with it brings pretty cool products. The Samsung Portable SSD T3 is one of those products. It is built strong and light and is equipped with a built-in security feature. This little SSD has data transfer speeds of 450 MB/s. The Samsung SSD T3 has compatibility with pretty much every operating system. With more and more laptops coming with few hard drive space. Size is and portability is the key to keeping everything with you. Samsung Portable SSD T3 is built strong and light and is equipped with a built-in security feature. The Samsung SSD T3 is also a 2016 CES Innovations Honoree.

  • A strong, shock-resistant metal case and internal support frame handles the daily wear of professional life, yet weighs just 51 grams* (2TB) and is roughly the size of a business card.
  • Up to 2TB capacity* means you’ve got everything you need in the palm of your hand.
  • The T3 is outfitted with optional AES 256-bit hardware encryption that doesn’t affect performance and an Android mobile app to conveniently manage and access content.
  • Reduce downtime with blazing-fast, 450 MB/s read/write speeds

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Sprint offering a free year of Amazon Prime

Sprint offering a free year of Amazon Prime

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Right now through the end of November, Sprint is giving away a Amazon Prime membership. What’s the catch? You only get that wonderful perk if you purchase a qualifying Samsung smartphone such as a Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+ or Galaxy Note 5. Surprisingly the promotion is good for existing as well as new Sprint subscribers. The promotion is not just for those folks getting a two-year contract either.

How to check if your iPhone 6s has a TSMC or Samsung A9 chip

How to check if your iPhone 6s has a TSMC or Samsung A9 chip

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Apple has also acknowledged that there is indeed a difference between TSMC and Samsung’s A9 chip, though it insists that the variation is minimal.

Seems every new iPhone has some kind of defect that has the haters ready to bash it with their pitchforks. Last year was BendGate, this year it seems to be BatteryGate. A 2% to 3% deference in battery life between the different A9 chips in the iPhone 6s. So difference in battery life between Samsung and TSMC’s A9 chip is minor but since we are talking about the Apple and the iPhone it is getting major attention. You should not be worried but if you are, it is pretty easy to identify if your iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus has a TSMC or Samsung A9 chip.

You don’t need to be jailbroken or use some overseas website. It’s easier than that. To find out if you have the “good” A9 chip is inside your iPhone 6s all you have to do is down load a free app. We even have step by step instructions. Follow the instructions below. You are looking for the “m” in the Model name. The “m” is the good TSMC chip.

  1. Download Battery Memory System Status Monitor from the App Store and Start it up.
  2. Click System
  3. The model name will tell you whether you have a TSMC or Samsung A9 chip inside your iPhone. Here’s the legend:
  4. N66mAP and N71mAP are A9 chips manufactured by TSMC.
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