Tag Archive: Samsung’s

Here are the two things Samsung’s doing to fix the Galaxy Fold’s problems

New improvements include tucking the protector under the body and reducing the gap between the display and body of the device.

What you need to know The protective layer over the screen will now be tucked under the body making it more difficult to remove. The gap between the display and the body has been reduced to keep out debris. The improved Galaxy Fold is currently being tested with carriers in South Korea, but the release date  [Read More…]

A security mistake provided access to Samsung’s SmartThings app source code

Over 100 of Samsung’s public and private projects were accessible.

Last month, it was discovered that a GitLab instance for Vandev Lab, which is owned by Samsung, had not secured its projects with a password. As such, dozens of internal coding projects for various Samsung apps, services, and projects were set to public, which in turn provided further access to Samsung projects, including its popular smart home ecosystem SmartThings.

Without properly securing the projects with a password,  [Read More…]

Samsung’s Q1 2019 profits plunge by 60% as chip business takes a hit

Samsung isn’t making as much money from its chip business, and that’s worrying.

In recent years, Samsung has relied heavily on its semiconductor business to drive growth. With the manufacturer occupying a dominant position in the DRAM space, it was able to post record profits quarter after quarter even as its phone business saw little to no growth.

But with the global memory market seeing a decline, Samsung’s profits have taken a drastic hit. In its Q1  [Read More…]

iFixit pulls Galaxy Fold teardown at Samsung’s request

But nothing is actually erased on the internet.

Just two days after publishing a typically detailed teardown of the Galaxy Fold, iFixit has decided to remove the article from its website. We had wondered how iFixit had received its Galaxy Fold, considering just how few were out in the wild, and it turns out that it came from a “trusted partner” of iFixit originally. Samsung apparently requested, through that mutual partner, that iFixit pull its teardown from  [Read More…]

Samsung’s Motion Photos finally work with Google Photos

You can finally back up your shot-on-Galaxy animated stills.

While maybe not the most popular feature on any given Galaxy phone, Motion Photos is a fun feature within the Samsung camera app that livens up photos by capturing a few seconds before and after you hit the shutter button, embedding a short video behind each photo you take. They’re more or less the same as Google’s Motion Stills, except that Google Photos wasn’t able to properly store  [Read More…]

The Galaxy View 2 is Samsung’s latest attempt at bridging TV and tablet

It costs $ 740 and it’s… massive.

Samsung’s enormous Galaxy View 2 tablet is coming to AT&T. With a 17.3-inch screen, the Galaxy View 2 is actually slightly smaller than its predecessor, but it’s still absolutely massive.

Besides the gigantic 17.3-inch Full HD screen, the Samsung Galaxy View 2 is packing an Exynos 7884 processor, 3GB of RAM, a front-facing 5-megapixel camera, and 64GB of storage with a microSD card slot for expansion. There is also a  [Read More…]

Upgrade to Samsung’s 32-inch curved 1080p monitor for just $170 today only

With curves in all the right places, you won’t want to miss out on this one-day price drop.

Woot is offering the Samsung CF397 32-inch 1080p curved LED monitor for just $ 169.99 today only in refurbished condition. This monitor normally sells for around $ 200 refurbished — and more than that in new condition — and this is the lowest we’ve seen it go. As a certified refurb, it will look and work like new and is backed  [Read More…]

Samsung’s new tablets are coming soon with entertainment in mind

Samsung recently took the wraps off two of its newest tablets, the Galaxy Tab S5e and the Galaxy Tab A 10.1. As one of the only manufacturers that still care about tablets, Samsung tends to put out quality devices and these two tablets are examples of that.

The Galaxy Tab S5e  [Read More…]

Expand your reality with Samsung’s HMD Odyssey+ headset and controllers down to $300

Oh strange new world…

The Samsung HMD Odyssey+ Windows Mixed Reality headset with two wireless controllers is down to $ 299.99 at Microsoft. You can also see this price at B&H, although the stock seems limited there. The Odyssey+ is selling out at other retailers like Amazon, so this may be one of the last times it’s available at all, let alone for $ 200 off.

Go Virtual Samsung HMD Odyssey+ mixed reality headset

This version of  [Read More…]

Samsung’s Fast Wireless Charging Stand is bulkier but better than Google’s

Wireless charging in Android phones is just about ubiquitous at this point, and the number of charger options is plentiful. We’ve used dozens of different chargers over the years to get acquainted with all of their quirks and capabilities to make sure we can recommend the right ones.

Our pick Samsung Fast Charge Wireless Charging Stand

$ 40 at Amazon

Pros Wide back for easy placement Wide base is sturdy Less expensive than Google’s alternative Available in  [Read More…]