Tag Archive: Finds


Battery was actually to blame for Samsung Galaxy Note7 disaster, investigation finds

Remember how earlier this month we told you about a rumor emerging from Asia which said Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S8 will be powered by Samsung SDI batteries? Since Samsung SDI batteries also powered the now defunct Galaxy Note7, we speculated that Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note7 investigation report will show the batteries weren’t to blame for

Health Canada working with Samsung over Note 7 recall; finds 70 reported failures in the U.S.

When Samsung kicked off the global recall for the Note 7, the company said that it found over 35 reported instances of battery malfunctions around the globe. That number has increased to more than 70 in the U.S., according to a new report published by the Canadian government.

Samsung asked customers in the U.S. to voluntarily turn in their Note 7 earlier this month, and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is now getting involved in  [Read More…]

Lookout finds another malware app in Google Play

Security firm Lookout recently alerted Google when a new app containing malware was spotted in Google Play. The app in question was called “Black Jack Free” by developer, Entaamun Kamutneeta and was identified to be a part of the Acecard family of malware. Unlike many other malware apps out there, this app actually let the

Sprint user finds Galaxy S6 Edge+ on fire shortly after charging

A Galaxy S6 Edge+ user found his phone on fire, with its internals melting shortly after unplugging it from the charger. He removed it from the outlet after noticing the phone was overheating while still on the charger. Devices catching on fire, or overheating to the point where its internals are melting, is no regular occurrence. Issues like

Google finds security bugs in Galaxy S6 Edge, Samsung promises update fix

Galaxy-S6-edge+_left_Siver-TitaniumA team of researchers at Google’s Project Zero have tested the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge’s security chops, and they found quite a few substantial holes. After testing the device in the U.S. and Europe, researchers found a total of 11 bugs, including one that allowed them to execute code on the device after it had been wiped. Google’s researchers seemed alarmed, since it didn’t take long for them to find and exploit these  [Read More…]

Tom’s Guide reviews US carriers, finds T-Mobile to be the best all-around

Our pals at Tom’s Guide have spent countless hours researching and testing to see how the US carriers compare to each other. The findings reveal that T-Mobile is the best all-around carrier, with Verizon coming in a close second. When searching for a carrier, many people focus only on the service in their location, but the comparison goes far beyond that.

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Samsung Galaxy S6 edge teardown finds a battery that’s glued to the curved display

The Samsung Galaxy S6 edge is much like the HTC One M9 in that it’s seemingly difficult to repair. The latest iFixit teardown awards Samsung’s curvaceous smartphone with a low repair score.

Court finds Motorola infringed on MMS patent

A U.S. jury found today that Motorola has infringed on a patent relating to multimedia messaging held by patent holding company Intellectual Ventures.

Intellectual Ventures also accused Motorola of infringing on a second patent relating to wireless bandwidth, but that patent was invalidated by the jury.

iFixit teardown finds Motorola lies about Moto 360 battery

Maybe you’ve heard a gripe or two about the new Moto 360 and its battery. According to some of the early reports, the wearable device won’t make it through the day. Our review model, on the other hand, gets through an entire day without any issue and still has juice to spare. Nevertheless, we could always use… Read more »

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Afterlight photo app finds its way to Android

Afterlight is a great new app for Android photographers now available in the Google Play Store. Afterlight enjoys a ton of popularity on iOS thanks adjustable filters, fine-tuning tools, textures, and cut-out frames.

For $ 0.99 you get 59 filters, 66 textures, and 77 artistic frames. If those aren’t enough, you can always pick up more through in-app purchases.

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