Author Archives: Chris Burns

Chris Burns is currently head editor for SlashGear and executive editor for Android Community. Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Chris Burns responsible for editorial decisions made for the USA-based day-team of SlashGear and sister-site Android Community. Follow him on Twitter @ t_chrisburns and inside Google+ at http://chrisburns.co/+ for tech, gadget, and design news galore.

Samsung Galaxy Alpha: all the important details pre-release

Samsung Galaxy Alpha: all the important details pre-release

There’s little doubt now that the device that thus far has been called Samsung Galaxy Alpha will be appearing either this Wednesday or on the 3rd of September. It’s a strange entry into the Samsung Galaxy lineup, bringing on a metal edge (similar to the Galaxy Note 4) and specifications that are similar to its slightly larger sibling, the Galaxy S5. The big difference its its smaller display - no longer 5.1-inches, but 4.7-inches instead.

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Galaxy Note 4 leak: back, front, and sides

Galaxy Note 4 leak: back, front, and sides

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is about to dispense with the pleasantries. What you’re about to see is a selection of photos of what’s suggested to be the next Samsung Galaxy Note, complete with front, back, and side photos. You’ll be surprised at how little it looks like its companion, the Samsung Galaxy S5, and how similar it looks to its predecessor, the Galaxy Note 3.

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iMessage is down for iPhone users inside USA – how about you?

iMessage is down for iPhone users inside USA – how about you?

This afternoon Apple’s iMessage platform has had some trouble staying active across the United States. While most reported outage areas seem relegated to the United States in heavily populated areas like Los Angeles, Detroit, and New York City, we’ve also seen reports overseas. Most reports of outage with iMessage outside of the USA seem set in or around the UK and Europe.

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Facebook Color Scheme Scam returns: don’t be fooled

Facebook Color Scheme Scam returns: don’t be fooled

There’s a malicious group of tricksters out there this week with the same game as they’ve had for several years. They suggest you’ll be able to change the color and/or layout of your Facebook homepage, you agree to their terms, and they steal your information. We implore you to let all of your Facebook friends know - DO NOT FALL FOR THIS TRICK.

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Samsung Gear Solo smartwatch: no phone needed

Samsung Gear Solo smartwatch: no phone needed

This week some folks close to Samsung have clearly found it unnecessary to wait until IFA 2014 begins to let their next wearable loose. The Samsung Gear Solo has been revealed by "industry sources" to roll with full SIM-card compatibility, meaning you’ll be able to browse the web and make calls straight from your wrist.

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