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Microsoft is pushing out a fresh new Windows 10 preview build (version 19582.1001) to Windows Insiders who are subscribed to the Fast ring, and with it comes a couple of notable upgrades, including eye control improvements and better functionality with Samsung's latest Galaxy handsets (Galaxy S20 series and Galaxy Z Flip). Eye control in Windows 10 lets users use eye tracking technology to control the mouse, type using an on-screen keyboard, and communicate with people using text-to-speech. It supports a bunch of Tobii eye tracking devices (including some that are integrated into laptops and monitors), as well as EyeTech's TM5 Mini. In the latest preview build, Microsoft updated the eye control... Read more...
One of the secrets to maximizing your value when buying a high-end smartphone is to stay a step behind the bleeding the edge. To that end, Samsung just recently introduced its Galaxy S20 series. They carry premium prices, and as vendors switch focus to selling the latest and greatest Samsung has to offer, older models are prone to go on sale. That is the case at B&H Photo, which is selling the Galaxy S10+ with 128GB for $629.99 right now. That is $370 off the list price, and the cheapest around, outside of trusting your luck with a refurbished handset or pre-owned model on eBay or Craigslist. These are simply brand new phones at a discounted price. They are also in "limited supply" at the... Read more...
Nearly everyone has grown tired of robocalls that spoof phone numbers in an attempt to get you to refinance your student loans or buy an extended warranty for your car. AT&T is trying to end the robocall scourge and has enabled new displays on some smartphones that will tell you if the number you are seeing on the screen is actually the number that is calling. The new feature is activated on the Samsung Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, and LG V40 ThinQ. The screen shows the phone number, and then right above the "Incoming call" text, it shows "valid number" if the number that is calling is actually the number seen on the screen. The number itself also gets a green checkmark next to it.... Read more...
Deals on Samsung's Galaxy family have been plentiful over the past week, and Amazon is running a very compelling deal today for Cyber Monday. The online retail giant is discounting its Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, Galaxy Note 10, and Galaxy Note 10+ smartphones and throwing in a free set of AKG N700NC headphones. For example, the Galaxy S10 typically costs $899 unlocked for the 128GB SKU, while the AKG N700NC over-the-ear noise cancelling headphones currently sell for $349.95 on Amazon. However, with today's discounts, the total price for the bundle is just $698.99.  But that's not all; if you purchase the bundle with an Amazon credit card, you get the usual 5% cashback plus an additional... Read more...
Good news, Galaxy S10 owners, the wait for Android 10 is finally over! While the latest version of Google's mobile operating system was previously made available to certain Galaxy phone owners in beta, Samsung has begun pushing out finalized code. Depending on where you live, it may be ready now or it may take a few days. The Android 10 beta with Samsung's One UI first debuted on Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S10, and Galaxy S10e devices in beta back in October. Samsung had also been testing the updated OS and custom UI on Galaxy Note 10 handsets. Then earlier this month, it began rolling out to Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9 devices, also in beta form. Source: SamMobile According to SamMobile, Galaxy S10+,... Read more...
Uh oh, Samsung, we have a problem. Apparently there is an issue with the Android 10 One UI 2.0 beta that Samsung recently made available to Galaxy S10 owners—it's reported the beta OS ends up locking people out of their handsets, and in some cases, forcing them to perform a factory reset to rectify the situation. The Android 10 One UI 2.0 beta has slowly been finding its way to Samsung's phones. Galaxy S10 owners got first crack at the beta, followed by Galaxy Note users. As is always the case when it comes to beta software, bugs can arise, even showstopping ones, unfortunately. According to SamMobile, the wonky update manifests when the Galaxy S10 is restarted, at which point it refuses... Read more...
It was discovered recently that a cheap screen protector was all that was needed to defeat the in-display fingerprint reader included on the Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphone family. Samsung has now announced that it is rolling out a fix for the device, at least initially, as a South Korea exclusive (its home market). But don't worry; Samsung has promised that it will soon be rolling the fix out globally. The Galaxy Note 10 also suffers from the same fingerprint scanner failure as the S10, which presents itself when a silicone screen protector is used that has a texture on the inside. The fingerprint scanner reads that texture as the fingerprint and unlocks the phone. The flaw surfaced last... Read more...
Samsung came under fire yesterday after it was revealed that the under-the-display fingerprint reader used in its Galaxy S10 family of smartphones isn't as secure as previously thought. In fact, it was found that anyone could potentially unlock a Galaxy S10 smartphone using an unregistered fingerprint.  Now, Samsung has posted an official response to the uproar that followed the initial reporting on this major Galaxy S10 fingerprint security issue. The company tried to explain what's happening, writing, "This issue involved ultrasonic fingerprint sensors unlocking devices after recognizing 3-dimensional patterns appearing on certain silicone screen protecting cases as... Read more...
Using a screen protector is a common way to help prevent smartphone displays from getting scratched, scuffed, or even shattered. On the Galaxy S10 series, however, it's been discovered that a screen protector can inadvertently prevent the in-display fingerprint sensor from working correctly. The issue was brought to light by Lisa and Wes Neilson, a couple living in the UK. Lisa had purchased an inexpensive screen protector on eBay, applied it to her Galaxy S10, and set up the phone to unlock using her right thumb. But after do so, Wes found he was also able to unlock her phone with either of his thumbs, even though he never registered a fingerprint on the phone. "This means that if anyone got... Read more...
When it comes to adopting the latest iterations of Google’s Android operating system, Samsung is usually one of the last major OEMs to jump on the bandwagon with its devices. While companies like Sony and OnePlus enter the fray early in beta gestation period for Android releases, Samsung is keen on taking a wait and see approach. With that being said, Samsung is now making its intentions known when it comes to releasing Android 10 to its customers. Google released the initial shipping version of Android 10 on September 3rd, but Samsung says that its very first beta is “coming soon”. At least initially, the beta will be available to the following devices: Galaxy S10e... Read more...
Have you been eyeballing an upgrade to Samsung's Galaxy Note 10+ or Galaxy Note 10? If so, you may be interested to know about Microsoft's new trade-in promotion. Microsoft is offering up to $650 in trade-in credit towards a Galaxy Note 10+ or Galaxy Note 10, with the highest values being paid for a Galaxy S10, Galaxy Note 9, or an iPhone X series handset. The maximum credit amount is even better than what Samsung offers through its own trade-in program, which is $600 off when upgrading from (and trading in) a Galaxy S10+. Samsung also has a spotty history with regards to its trade-in program, with some users venting on Twitter and Reddit about their experiences. There is a catch to Microsoft's... Read more...
Samsung is the world's leading producer of smartphones, as it maintains a narrow lead over competitors like Huawei and a more sizable advantage over Apple. As a company that is at the forefront of smartphone design and innovation, one that has a lot to lose with any missteps in the sector, recent comments by Samsung executives have caught our attention. Samsung mobile chief DJ Koh first lamented the failed launch of the Galaxy Fold, which the company billed as the "smartphone of tomorrow", stating, "It was embarrassing. I pushed it through before it was ready." But for a smartphone that is supposed to represent the future of mobile communications, it's a future that might not be long for... Read more...
A little over a month ago, Best Buy rolled out a compelling promotion on the Samsung Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+. At the time, the electronics retailer offered a blanket $300 discount across the board on the phones, meaning that prices started at $449 for the Galaxy S10e and capped out at $699 for the Galaxy S10+. Today, Best Buy has cranked up the discounts so now the Galaxy S10e is available for an even more generous $400 off, taking its price to a low $349. However, Best Buy reserves an even higher $500 discount for the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+. With this discount, the Galaxy S10 is priced at $499, while the Galaxy S10+ comes down to $599. We should note that these... Read more...
Amazon Prime Day is officially open for business, and there are plenty of deals to be had on a wide range of products in various categories. If you’re looking for a new smartphone, Amazon is doing its best to pull you in with some enticing deals on a number of popular devices. Starting off with smartphones from Samsung’s camp, Amazon is running some crazy deals on unlocked devices. You can grab a Galaxy S10e for just $549, which is $200 off its normal price. The next step up – the Galaxy S10 – is ringing in at a low $599, which represents a $300 discount. Likewise, the Galaxy S10+ will set you back only 699, which again is a $300 discount... Read more...
Through several generations of Galaxy handsets, including the newest Galaxy S10 family, Samsung has pitched a water resistant design as one of the selling points. That claim has come under fire, however, with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) accusing Samsung of making "false, misleading, and deceptive representations" in regards to exactly what type of water exposure its Galaxy handsets can withstand. Part of the point of agitation on the ACCC's part is that Samsung has depicted its Galaxy phones being used in or around different types of water, including oceans and swimming pools. At the same time, there is a note on Samsung's website warning that the Galaxy S10 family... Read more...
Samsung's Galaxy S10 family has only been on the market for a few months now, but there are already some pretty steep discounts rolling in for those that weren't eager to jump onboard shortly after launch. Best Buy is currently running a promotion that will get you $300 off the price of a Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10 or Galaxy S10+. With this new pricing in effect, it means that you can get the Galaxy S10e for $449, the Galaxy S10 for just $599, or the Galaxy S10+ for $699. There is one caveat to this new promotion, however. While all of these phones come from the factory unlocked, you will have to activate it with Best Buy through one of three carriers: Verizon Wireless, AT&T, or Sprint.... Read more...
Samsung is celebrating Galaxy Day, with this year being significant in the history of the Samsung Galaxy S line of devices. June marks ten years since the first Galaxy S smartphone launched. As part of the celebration of the tenth birthday of the Galaxy S line of devices, Samsung is offering some good deals on Galaxy products and some free items along with that. One of the best free offers that Samsung has going right now is only available through June 8, 2019. This deal will get you a free set of Galaxy Buds earbuds with the purchase of a Galaxy S10 or Galaxy Note 9 smartphone. This deal is nice because the Galaxy Buds are seen as a reliable alternative to the Apple AirPods, and they usually... Read more...
Samsung set preorder sales records with the Galaxy S10 lineup, with most people ordering the larger, and more expensive Galaxy S10+ smartphone. Despite the device's popularity in preorders, it has had a few issues that users have had to deal with. Smartphone shoppers looking for a new device can now get nice discounts on the S10 family of smartphones with various colors available at B&H. The most significant discounts come on the Galaxy S10+ that usually retails for $999.99 with 128GB of storage. The unlocked S10+ in on sale at B&H for $220 off the regular price, making it $779.99. Buyers wanting the 512GB version can get it for $100 off making it $1,149.99. The 1TB version is discounted... Read more...
Samsung has reported its Q1 net profit and things aren't good for the smartphone and chip giant. Samsung's net profits declined 57% to 5.04 trillion South Korean won ($4.4 billion), a sharp decline from the 11.69 trillion won for the same quarter of last year. Revenue declined sharply from 60.56 trillion won in the same quarter of 2018 to 52.39 trillion won in Q1 2019. The massive decline wasn't a surprise to analysts; the prediction was for net profit of 4.9 trillion won and revenue of 52 trillion won for the quarter that wrapped up on March 31. This marks the lowest net profit that Samsung has earned since Q3 2016 when the company was hammered by the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco including fires and... Read more...
Trading in a smartphone is not exactly rocket science, especially at this stage of the game where it has become a fairly common practice. For Samsung, however, it might as well be. Several customers have reported frustrating experiences in their attempts to trade in a handset for credit towards brand-spanking-new Galaxy S10 model. For one reason or another, traded in devices are being rejected by Samsung. According to what customers are saying on Twitter and Reddit, these reasons are often bogus. In one instance, a user who sent his Galaxy Note 9 says it was denied the $550 credit he was expecting, with Samsung telling him he sent in a keyboard. "I decided to take the $550 credit for my Note... Read more...
Apple has continued business as usual seemingly oblivious to the writing on the wall that shows consumers are tired of its high prices. Apple has seen its upgrade cycle grow significantly with the finger pointed directly at the ever-growing cost of new iPhones. At the same time Apple has seen in China that when its devices are cheaper, their sales are significantly stronger. With Apple it's not just the upfront costs that gouge consumers, it's also the cost to fix iPhones down the road that kicks owners when they most need help. Samsung has gone official with the prices for repairing its flagship Galaxy S10 family of smartphones that sell for prices similar to what Apple charges. The pricing... Read more...
When Samsung launched its Galaxy S10 family of smartphones in late February, it introduced no less than four variants (Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S10 5G). All four models vary in screen sizes, features and most importantly, price. With the release of the Galaxy Note 10, it appears that Samsung wants to introduce two distinct versions to give customers more choice. According to a fresh report from South Korean publication ETNews, the Galaxy Note 10 will be available in both 6.28-inch and 6.75-inch display sizes. The smaller variant would slot in between the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ in size, while the larger variant’s display would outsize... Read more...
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